8 Reasons to come camping in PembrokeshireComments Off on 8 Reasons to come camping in Pembrokeshire
The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and the campsite at Rainbolts Hill, high above Newgale beach, is now open for the 2022 season! We think our enclosed, spacious, dog and family-friendly site is the perfect place for your holiday camping in Pembrokeshire. With access to the famous Pembrokeshire coast path, a 5-minute drive or cycle to one of the best beaches in the county, stunning views from the site, and the best facilities for miles around, we look forward to welcoming you and your family to Pembrokeshire. Here are 8 reasons to book your pitch with us right now to come camping in Pembrokeshire.
1. The views
Walking the famous Pembrokeshire coast path is a fantastic activity, but can you imagine waking up every morning of your holiday being able to hear the sea, watch the sunsets, and glimpse one of the most fantastic beaches in Wales? Come camping in Pembrokeshire at Rainbolts Hill, and that’s what you’ll get! With rolling green countryside all around, and St Davids Head in the distance, you get the best of everything this gorgeous county has to offer – a vantage point like no other to wake up to every day!
2. The finest camping facilities around
We’re not just boasting, we really do offer a fantastic range of facilities for our camping and caravanning guests. There’s no roughing it at Rainbolts Hill. From plenty of space to pitch and park on our flat site, to a nice hot shower, a hot coffee, and a phone charger, we’ve thought of everything to make you as comfortable as possible while on your stay with us.
Our campsite facilities include:
- A comprehensively stocked shop, with a coffee machine, local ice creams, off-licence, lunches, and a range of groceries and goodies
- Flushing toilets
- Heated male and female showers
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the site
- Secure Smartphone Charging Kiosk
- Free Ice Block Freezer Storage
- Two Electric Vehicle Charging Points
- Laundry building with washer and drier
- Free Dish Washing Facility
- Ice cube making machine (chargeable)
- Firepit hire and firewood to buy (chargeable)
3. Easy access to the coast
Having stunning views across St Bride’s Bay toward St Davids Head does mean that we’re not directly on the beach. But we’ve been working hard over the winter to make sure you have easy access to the coast, which is only a mile or two away.
As of late 2021, we have opened a brand new footpath. In conjunction with The National Trust, it runs all the way from our site at Newgale Holidays to Maiden Hall car park, a mile or so south of Newgale beach. This new path literally leads you to our stunning coast path from the campsite, through miles of roaming pastoral fields and some gorgeous National Trust-owned land. It’s a 2km ramble, with the sea breeze in your hair and the Preseli Hills behind you and is safe for all abilities.
If you prefer being on two wheels rather than two legs, then keep your eye out for our up-and-coming e-bike hire! We’re only just over 2 miles by road to the popular surfing beach of Newgale, with its miles of pebbles and pale sands. Take your e-bikes for a quick and easy journey to and from your beach adventures, allowing you to come and go as you please with ease.
4. The food
While we understand that many of you will be stocking the car with tins of beans and pot noodles for easy camping snacks, at this campsite, we try to make sure that you don’t need to. From a fully stocked shop, with local fresh produce such as sausages and fresh dressed crab from Solva, milk bottles from The Mount Milk, and fresh bread from Torth y Tir. Our shop is also stocked with groceries and necessities, including strong, hot coffee for when you can’t wait for the camping kettle to boil! We also stock a range of alcoholic drinks – try one of St Davids Old Farmhouse Brewery‘s fantastic lagers or ales for a taste of Pembrokeshire.
If you’re too busy enjoying yourself to cook, then we’ve catered for that, too – every year, we invite a local food producer to furnish our guests with high-quality takeaway food, available on site. We’ve had pizza evenings with Carreg Pizzas, and weekend breakfasts from Cwm Gwaun Catering, to name but a few local food providers that give you a break from burnt sausages!
And if you fancy a change of scene, we highly recommend a meal at The Victoria Inn in the village of Roach, a safe five-minute walk from the campsite. They brew their own beer, too!
5. We’re green!
We pride ourselves not only on our fantastic views and stunning location within the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, but we also pride ourselves on doing everything we can to protect this unique environment. Our working farm is nearing full organic status, and we’ve been busy planting hedgerows to house the indigenous creatures that live on our land. We carry this dedication to the environment over to our working practices throughout the Newgale Holidays group, too.
So, unlike many sites to go camping in Pembrokeshire, we can proudly say that our electricity for your chargers, electric vehicle charging, and our shop and cottages, comes from our wind turbine, located on-site. In an effort to stay as green as possible, we minimise the use f single-use plastic on site and ask that all of our guests adhere to Pembrokeshire’s fantastic recycling scheme.
And as if all this wasn’t enough, this March, we installed our first photovoltaic panels on-site, meaning we’ve added Project Solar to our list of things we can do to make this beautiful site as sustainable as possible.
6. We’re a safe site
We think our site is perfectly located. We’re just off the A480 road, making the site super accessible and not down a two-mile-long track in the middle of nowhere. But we’re also surrounded by open countryside, with sea views and fantastic skyscapes. Our site is enclosed, so if you’re bringing your kids or your pets, they’re perfectly safe within the site itself. And if someone gets a little curious and wanders off, there are plenty of friendly staff on-site to help them back to their tent or caravan. The site is also lovely and flat, so no chance of rolling out of a tent at night, either!
7. We’re dog-friendly!
In fact, we’re everyone friendly! We think it would be a travesty to come to one of the most fantastic hiking routes in the UK and not bring your dog with you. Your furry friend will love the miles of golden sand, hills that seem to go on forever, and secret footpaths that run all around the Pembrokeshire coast. And most places, restaurants and cafes included, are dog-friendly nowadays. Do check to see which beaches are open to dogs before you visit them, but they’re more than welcome to have a good run around our site…as long as they’re well behaved!
8. We’re in a designated star-gazing spot
Honestly, could this place get any better? We’ve got the sea views, the mountain ranges, the peace of the country and one of the best coastlines in the world. And Newgale is also a designated dark sky area, which means that, due to the lack of light pollution, it’s one of the best places to have a good old nosey at our solar system. There are 8 dark sky areas in Pembrokeshire alone, and if you come camping in Pembrokeshire and choose Rainbolts Hill camping as your vacation spot, you’ll literally be sitting under some of the best starscapes you’ve ever seen. How’s that for rounding off your perfect coastal holiday in twinkly style?
If you like what you’ve read and fancy booking a pitch, then just give our friendly team a call on 0800 433 4951 today!