These are the most common FAQs we receive about the campsite.
If the answer to your question is not here, give us a call on 01646 683167.

Can we walk to the beach from the campsite?

Yes! Though it depends how far you like to walk!

The campsite is within the old part of the Stackpole Estate, but there is no official public right of way onwards (contrary to what old OS maps tell you!)

However, it is still possible to walk to Bosherston Lily Ponds and then around the ponds to Barafundle Bay or Broadhaven South (and Bosherston village). It takes just over an hour to walk to either of the beaches from the campsite (longer if you admire the scenery or if you’re lucky enough to see an otter!)

However, the old path down to Bosherston Lily Ponds is now a private farm track and our neighbour the farmer sometimes allows us to send campers that way PROVIDED THERE ARE NO COWS IN THE FIELD. If you choose to walk this way, you do so at your own risk as it is private land. Please ask for us for directions as there is no indication of which way to go and you are very likely to get very lost!

If this route is not available, the route from the campsite starts with a 15-minute road walk. (If you choose to walk on the road, you do so at your own risk). It is then about 40 minutes’ walk to either of the beaches (longer if you like to stop and look at the views and the wildlife).

There are 3 other walking route options if you’d prefer to avoid the road walk:

2-minute drive to the Stackpole Court end of Bosherston Lily Ponds (National Trust car park) and walk to the beaches, Stackpole Quay, or Bosherston village from there.

6-minute drive to Stackpole Quay (National Trust car park) to take the shortest walk to Barafundle Bay over the clifftops. This is about a 15-20-minute walk.

10-minute drive to the Bosherston village end of the Bosherston Lily Ponds (National Trust car park). It’s then about 30 minutes to Broad Haven South beach if you take the right-hand loop around the lily ponds; 45 minutes if you take the left.

Can we walk to the pub?

We are lucky to have the multi-award-winning Stackpole Inn as our local pub.

You can walk to it from the campsite, but please see the first FAQ (about walking to the beach) for the first part of the walk.

It’s about 40 minutes through the woods and a torch is a necessity if you walk in the dark. If you choose the road walk (no pavement), high vis clothing is necessary as well as a torch, and we wouldn’t advise it with young children or dogs.

Taxis are available (though not cheap!).

If you like a really good walk with a pub at the end, you can walk to the St Govan’s Inn in Bosherston.

See the first FAQ about walking to the beach for the first part of the walk.

The rest of the beautiful route is on footpaths around the lily ponds. It’s more than an hour’s walk, depending how much you take in the sights. You could also make a day of it by walking via the beach at Broadhaven South.

Can we bring our dog?
Yes! We welcome dogs with responsible owners on the campsite. We accept a maximum of 2 dogs per glamping accommodation. All dogs MUST stay on a lead (long lead or tether is fine) on the camping field and the grounds. We have free range chickens visiting from next door and we are next to a dairy farm. Children (and sometimes their parents!) run barefoot in the field – this is one of the simplest joys of being a child and is spoiled if you run through dog poo.

So, if your dog is not used to being on a lead or if you do not like your dog being tethered then we’re sorry but our campsite is not for you.

Please note, the campsite is about 4 miles from a military firing range. Since we opened in 2017 we have had 3 instances of nervous dogs being affected by noise from the range.

Are the beaches dog friendly?

Yes. None of the beaches nearest to the campsite have dog bans or restrictions. This includes Barafundle Bay, Broad Haven South, Freshwater East, Freshwater West and West Angle Bay. Find more information about dogs on beaches.

Can we park next to our tent?

No. We have a no pitch-side parking policy on the campsite. This keeps the field as peaceful and safe as possible for all our guests but especially for children.

If field conditions allow, we do permit you to drive on to set your tent up on arrival, and again when you need to take it down. At all other times, you must park your vehicle in the parking bays in front of the house or in front of the shower pods. If the ground is too wet to drive on, you can use our wheelbarrows to ferry your stuff to your pitch for set-up.

Glamping guests (with only a short distance to their accommodation) must park in the parking areas and can then use our wheelbarrows to ferry belongings to their accommodation.

Campervans and motorhomes obviously may still come and go on and off the field through their stays (unless we need to relocate them in very wet weather – see the FAQ about hardstandings).

Is there electric hook-up?

Yes, our 5 grass camping pitches have optional electric hook-up at a charge of £8 per night (2024 price). The luxury glamping pod also has electricity.

In the autumn/winter time we have 3 electric hook-ups available on the gravelled area adjacent to the camping field, for use by campervans/motorhomes when the field is too wet to drive on.

Our yurts and safari tents are off-grid but they have solar power packs which can charge small devices.

Do you have hardstanding pitches?

No. Due to our location within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, planning regulations restrict us from putting in hard-standings.

All five of our camping pitches are on grass. In early and late season, some of the pitches are designated for tents only. If you have a motorhome or campervan and can only see Tents Only pitches available on the booking calendar, it means all the pitches suitable for vehicles are booked. However, it may be possible to book one of the Tents Only pitches for your motorhome/van at the last minute, if we can see that the field conditions are suitable – just give us a ring.

In the autumn/winter time we have 3 hook-ups available on the gravelled area adjacent to the camping field, for use by campervans/motorhomes when the field is too wet to drive on. So if you’ve booked a pitch in advance and it becomes too wet to drive on/off the field, this is our Plan B.

Is there WiFi?

No. We do not have Wi-Fi on the campsite.

But there are intermittent spots around the camping grounds where you can pick up internet and mobile phone signal.

Mobile phone signal is hit and miss in this rural area so please do not rely on it working. EE is the most effective supplier (updated 2024).

Where is the nearest shop?

We have a very small shop on site (it is called Siop Fach Dwt – the Tiny Shop).

It is open daily from Easter to the middle of September and after that, whilst the shop won’t be open, you’ll still be able to buy most of the items at the house on site.

We sell basic food essentials including milk and OJ, cereals, baked beans, biscuits, crisps, snacks, drinks and ice creams and useful sundries e.g. batteries, sun cream, sanitary items, tin foil.

We have a partnership with our local bakery, meaning on Friday mornings during busy times and Saturdays in the school holidays we have French Breakfast Bakery, with fresh croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes on sale.

The nearest supermarket is in Pembroke (a Co-op with a small car park in the main street) and there are several supermarkets in Pembroke Dock, including Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Lidl.

There is a re-fill shop in Pembroke Dock (Pembrokeshire Refill).

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