Pembrokeshire Campsites

The big draw for visitors to Pembrokeshire is unquestionably its coast. Miles of rugged volcanic rock and limestone shoreline are sprayed with foam and eroded into eccentric shapes, and every so often give way to flat sandy beaches and miniature coves. It’s the seaside but not as you know it: towering red cliffs shelter tiny inlets, and vast tidal waters can stretch forever without another soul in sight. Pembrokeshire is Wales’s hidden and beloved treasure, and it draws back besotted ocean-lovers year after year.

Beyond the shore, this is a place of deep and silent history that rears up into the landscape unexpectedly, in castles and keeps, Ice Age monoliths and Celtic burial chambers, gorgeous Victorian towns and a famous cathedral — St David’s, still a place of pilgrimage at the very tip of the Welsh coast.

Beach holidays here will be touched by a sense of their ancient surroundings deep in the characteristic striped rock of the coast, but there’s also time for fun: puffins and other wildlife are waiting to be discovered, and deserted sands welcome what might seem like their first footprints in decades. Escape the summer crowds, find the surf, and get to Pembrokeshire’s beating heart.

Reasons to visit Pembrokeshire

Whether you're heading to one of the campsites in Pembrokeshire for the wild scenery or the outdoor pursuits, you're sure to be bewitched by this stunning region.

Epic landscapes

Pembrokeshire National Park is the only national park in the UK that was established primarily because of its coast. The Pembrokeshire that faces the ocean is a remarkable landscape full of towering crags, eroded limestone arches and peaceful beaches, and you’re bound to find a bit of sand or rock that suits your tastes. Whitsands Bay and Marloes Sands are beloved by locals and visitors for body-boarding, paddling and sandcastles, and surfing novices can try to catch a wave at Freshwater West and Newgale, both renowned surfing spots.

Away from the coast, the Preseli Hills are sprawling hills and moors that invite walkers over tracks that can pass Iron Age forts, prehistoric burial cairns and a peak that gives views to the sea in one direction and mountainous Snowdonia in the other. The most striking offshore sight of Pembrokeshire, though, may be St Catherine’s Island, a tidal island connected to the charming town of Tenby and only reachable at low tide. Tenby’s beaches themselves are perfect for children, with gentle clean swells and plenty of entertainment nearby.

Wildllife watching

Pembrokeshire waters are well-known for whales and dolphins, and an entire pod of bottle nose dolphins lives off North Pembrokeshire in Cardigan Bay. Whale-watching and dolphin-watching tours during the right times of year are excellent ways to get close to these playful creatures and get the photos of a lifetime.

Animal-lovers will flock to the deeply dramatic Ramsey Island, where cliffs covered in seabirds crowd over the sea and baby Atlantic Grey seal pups fill the beaches in summer; children can have activity backpacks and binoculars to do bird-spotting of their own. If that isn’t sufficiently astonishing, kayak to Skomer Island a mile off the coast to see orange-billed puffins in their thousands and dolphins playing in the waves.

Sporting adventures

Pembrokeshire is built for active holidays of all kinds. Coasteering, which involves diving off sea cliffs into caves and clambering up ancient rock faces, was invented here, and an expert session will leave you breathless, while Newgale and other beaches offer lessons in kitesurfing to take advantage of the sea winds. Divers can explore one of the region’s 350 wrecked boats or hang around with curious seals.

Inland, the Celtic Trail takes cyclists around the region’s Celtic past, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path hugs the cliff-tops for cycling or walking with views over the ocean, and mountain bikers can get muddy in trails through leafy Canaston Woods.

For more structured fun, theme parks abound. Oakwood Theme Park is the biggest in Wales and boasts rollercoasters and entire sections inspired by famous Welshman Roald Dahl, plus a vast boating lake. Blue Lagoon Water Park offers splashy pleasures, with both indoor and outdoor pools and rides, while Tree Tops encourages people young and old to do their best Tarzan imitation among the Pembrokeshire forests.

Why choose Experience Freedom?

Pembrokeshire isn’t your typical beach holiday, and camping in Pembrokeshire won’t be your typical camping vacation if you go with Experience Freedom. The sights and sounds of Pembrokeshire will be at your feet at our well-located, central Pembrokeshire locations, and you’ll never look back. To learn more, select a site, or use our Search and Book function to search for availability at your chosen site.