Kitewood The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Fishguard

  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
One of the most spacious campsites in the UK, set in a magical pocket of wooded Pembrokeshire paradise

With just 13 pitches set in a whopping 60 acres, Kitewood must surely be one of the UK’s most spacious campsites. The scattering of generously-sized pitches can easily accommodate the largest modern tents, with open moorland between the wooded areas and rabbit-run-like pathways linking the various pitches and facilities. In total it amounts to around two and a half miles of trails and yet, amongst it all, there’s still space to access most of the pitches by car at the start and end of your holiday. Otherwise the place is blissfully vehicle free; ideal for kids to turn feral and for wildlife to flourish. Which is really what this place is all about: Space, freedom and a whole load of good greenness for Mother Earth.

Kitewood is a family run site, helmed by Jacki, Graeme, Toby and Mylo who, between them, are carpenters, arborists, engineers and conservationists, working to create a refuge for wildlife (and people) on the outskirts of Fishguard. The wood, previously dominated by forestry-friendly Sitka spruce, is now being thinned and diversified, as they plant a whole host of broadleaf saplings alongside. There are hidden ponds, hummocks and dells too, creating a truly enchanting and biodiverse landscape, with dragonflies aplenty and birds and bats to be spotted day and night.

Amongst the foliage, of course, is a campsite. And the family seems well trained on that subject too. Each pitch, nestled in a private glade, has its own compost loo and hot shower (a ‘woodland en-suite’ as Toby likes to call it) and there’s a covered campfire area with a picnic table and an unlimited supply of free wood. For glampers, there are a couple of pre-pitched and furnished tipis, emblazoned with full-colour fairytale dragons, designed and created by the local children’s author Jackie Morris. And for everyone there’s a general ‘hub’ and dishwashing space, with a pizza oven that’s fired up once a week.

Off site, it’s around 30 minutes’ walk to the waterfront in Fishguard, where you can pick up the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Some of the best stretches of the route are nearby, including the undulating, clifftop path out to Strumble Head Lighthouse, and some of the best coves and beaches, like ​​Abercastle and Aberiddy’s Blue Lagoon are within a 20-minute drive. Not that you need to go much beyond the campsite to find good walks. The nooks of the woodland provide ample intrigue right on your doorstep and there’s something undeniably pleasant, here, about simply staying put, watching the Red Kites fly overhead and listening to the breeze in the trees.

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Facilities

The communal area ('cwtch') is the main hub. It features two general cleaning sinks, local info, table tennis and picnic tables. There is a separate dish-washing area with two sinks – so there are plenty of sinks to avoid long waits with dirty dishes. Plentiful supply of complimentary firewood is up at the yard. The site is off-grid so there's no mains electricity, however, they do offer mobile-phone charging via their solar USB-charging hub. There is a private hot shower and composting toilet on each pitch. There are a few items of beach kit that are leant out on a first-come-first-served basis that includes: surfboards, bodyboards, buckets, spades and rock pooling nets. Bicycles are available to borrow and there is excellent access to nearby traffic-free cycle paths.

Suitable For

Tent campers and tipi glampers – yes. Campervans, caravans, dogs, large groups – no.

Nearby

Kitewood is set just a mile or so from the coast and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Path, so there are breathtaking beaches nearby (around 15–30 minutes drive for most). The nearest, Goodwick Sands, is a family-friendly town beach which is only a five-minute drive or 40-minute walk away. There's also the spectacular sandy stretch at Newport Sands (locally known as Traeth Mawr or Big Beach) and Druidstone further along towards St Davids – the UK's smallest city. Fishguard is within a 20 minutes' walk and there are shops for all your provisioning and day to day needs.

Food & Drink

The campsite has a wood-fired pizza oven that's fired up once per week during the school holidays to cater for guests (think authentic sourdough pizza using local ingredients). For everything else, Fishguard is within walking distance, where view-tastic BarFive (01348 875050), overlooks the harbour – a place for a quiet drink rather than good food – and JT at 3 Main Street (01348 492185) offers good cocktails. The Royal Oak (01348 218632) has low beams and a notable plaque commemorating the defeat of a bizarre french raid in 1797 (the peace treaty was signed in the pub), while daytime bites are found in Gourmet Pig (01348 874404; the best coffee in the village) and the freshest local produce at Mannings Grocers (01348 874100). For fish and chips and homemade ice-cream Hooked@31 (01348 874657) is the one. When the weather's at its best, it's well worth the 15-minute drive to Pwllgwaelod Beach for the very last views of the evening sun at the characterful Old Sailors (01348 811491) – a classic, quiet smugglers pub dating from 1593, with views from the garden across Fishguard Bay.

Open

July–September.

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The Owner Says

Kitewood Camping is set in 60 acres of woodland near Fishguard and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – the ideal location for camping in Pembrokeshire. Just twelve woodland pitches and two Tipis (our Dragon Tipi glamping option) means that if it is space you want, it is space that you are going to get. Each pitch is nestled in a woodland glade and comes with its own compost toilet and private hot shower (or woodland ensuite as we like to call it). As well as covered campfire area, picnic table, fire pit, unlimited hot water, and free firewood.

The surrounding woodland and open moors provide ample opportunity for exploring Kitewood. Keep your eyes peeled while you do so for the myriad of wildlife with which you are sharing the woods on your camping holiday in Pembrokeshire.

Come and enjoy a ‘back to nature’ Pembrokeshire camping experience where couples, families or small groups, can enjoy slowing down to a more serene pace of life – ‘Kitewood time’.

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Accommodation

Just 13 pitches and two tipi across some 60 acres of space.

The Dragon's Lair

Tipi Sleeps 4
A unique sleep for a tribe of up to 4

The Dragon Tipi

Tipi Sleeps 4
A unique sleep for a tribe of up to 5

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Getting There

From the end of the M4: Follow the A40 from the end of the motorway through Haverfordwest towards Fishguard. Just before reaching Fishguard on the A40, between Haverfordwest and Fishguard, turn left where the brown sign shows camping (this isn't for Kitewood). Follow this road for approximately half a mile. The entrance is on your left with a small sign "Kitewood".

From Fishguard: Take the A40 out towards Haverfordwest. As soon as you leave the roundabout, there is a brown sign that shows camping. Then, as above.

Alternatively use the postcode SA65 9QF and the entrance is opposite the only two little cottages beside the road.

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