The Dragon's Lair
- A spacious decorated tipi set up with beds and bedding
- Separate well-equipped and covered kitchen area and private composting toilet
- The only tipi on a campsite with just nine pitches in a 60-acre Welsh woodland
The Owner Says
- Fully equipped under cover camp kitchen.
- Cosy wood-burning stove.
- Firepit (all firewood included).
- Ensuite composting toilet and hot shower.
- Furnished Tipi with double bed and two futons (bedding and linen provided, towels are not).
Features & 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.
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 & DrinkThe 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.
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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.