Bôn Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Newgale

  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Off-grid camping and glamping on the edge of 21 acre Pembrokeshire coastal woodland

There’s a scrapbook at Bôn Camping where guests can note the wildlife they’ve seen or heard as they explore its diverse 29-acre space. There’s a wide variety of species in there too, scrawled in pencil and pen among the pages. It’s a good indication of what this place is all about. Campers take up only a small proportion of the space on offer here, with over two thirds of the campsite covered by woodland, and it’s wildlife that seems to rule the roost. Fiery yellow gorse bushes and blankets of mature trees are an attraction to campers and critters alike. And thankfully, Bôn Camping can accommodate them both.

In total there are just nine, grassy, non-electrical pitches spread across the two meadows behind Porterswell Farm. They’re accompanied by a classic 1970's Mercedes caravan for glampers, and simple, eco-friendly facilities. Loos are of the composting kind, while the showers too are entirely off-grid but gas-powered to provide good pressure and hot water. There is a farm barn that has been converted into a communal area with sofas and a dining table, with electricity providing for fridges and freezers, but otherwise the campsite is a rather unadulterated scene, where you can simply pitch your tent as you please and enjoy the natural environment.

The best place to start is by exploring the woods or heading out on a circular walk from the campsite, either along the Brandy Brook Valley or east to Newgale Beach, one of the best Blue Flag beaches in Pembrokeshire. The latter can also be reached in less than five minutes by car and is popular with families, surfers and just about everyone else who knows a top beach when they see one. Despite this, you can still get away from the crowds if you’re prepared to walk a little from the main car park. There is also the smaller, more sheltered cove of Nolton Haven, perfect for children with its sands and rock pools less than ten minutes away.

The ultimate retreat from the masses, however, undoubtedly comes from sheltering yourself away in he semi-wilderness of the campsite itself. Light your campfire, listen to the birds and watch the sun as it sinks its way towards St Brides Bay. After that, you’ll have some of the starriest skies in Wales for extra company.

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Facilities

There are 3 gas-powered showers, 1 flushing toilet, 2 compost toilets and 2 washing up sinks. Communal use of a chest freezer, a fridge and a fridge freezer, plus there's a hang out area in the barn, plus dining table. Campfires are permitted and firewood is available on site. 2 kayaks plus lifejackets  available to borrow on a first come, first served basis but remember your roof rack!

Suitable For

Families, couples, and groups of old friends, bring your tents! We are definitely suited to you all.
Wild campers - those who love to feel immersed in nature.
Those not adverse to pushing a wheel barrow to their pitch!
Walkers
Wildlife enthusiasts
If you believe you might have a noisy group that will disturb others, then it's best not to book with us. It's important we respect one another's camping experience.
No dogs are permitted unless they are a guide dog.

Nearby

A 10-minute walk from site there's a playground for those with young kids, 2 public tennis courts and a good pub (see Food & Drink), while you can also walk to the main coastal footpath for longer rambles along the cliffs. Walking from the campsite, there is a magical woodland walk along the ancient Brandy Brook valley. Great for kids. It's a circular walk that takes you past Roch Castle (01437 725566) and back. It takes less than 5 minutes to drive to the breathtaking Newgale Beach, a 2-mile stretch of sand at the heart of St Brides Bay and one of Pembrokeshire’s finest blue flag beaches. It's backed by cafés and places you can hire surf boards, while sea kayaking, and kite- and wind-surfing are also options. The beach is so expansive that there's room for all types though, from family sand-castle building at one end to youngsters riding waves at the other. For a smaller beach, Nolton Haven is only 7 minutes in the car. Our favourite family beach with easy access from the car and a smaller option and good access to coastal walks. Finally, a visit to Hilton Court (01437 710262; 5 minutes by car) is a must. Home to a tranquil woodland garden with its own lake and magical little houses, the place is a treasure trove for a child's imagination, while there is also a on-site pottery studio, a restaurant and a tea room. The famous Melin Tregwynt (01348 891 225) woollen mill is also just 15 minutes drive away.

Food & Drink

It takes just over 5 minutes to walk to The Victoria (01437 710426) in Roch, a welcoming old pub with its own micro brewery. Good for a pint. Roch is also home to Hilton Court Gardens (01437 710262) where there's a restaurant and tea rooms, while the fisherman in the village sells exceptional dressed crab caught locally. Beyond, head to nearby Solva for choices – The Cambrian (01437 721210) is a great gastro pub, The Ship (01437 721528) is a little cheaper and Café 35 (01437 729236) does top fish and chips – or drive the 15 minutes to St Davids. For a really special meal out, Druidstone Hotel is one of those places you'll never forget. Nestled on top of the Druidston beach, it boasts the most beautiful sea views in a rambling stone built house with walled garden and cosy cellar bar. (01437 781221 - needs booking in advance)

Opening Times

Camping: May – end of the October half term. 1970's Mercedes camper and Yurt available April - mid October. Summer holidays we are open for week long bookings only (starting 20th July to 1st September) Saturday - Saturday

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The Owner Says

Bôn is field and woodland camping in a 29 acre nature reserve small holding with gorgeous countryside views, so close to the coast you can hear the waves crash on the beach as you fall asleep. As a car-free site with a no dogs policy, families and couples alike can wonder around without any fear of being run over by a vehicle or  into dog poo.  Apart from the fields and woods to explore, we have two very friendly and adorable kune-kune pigs. When it's feeding time, kids are welcome to come along and enjoy. Glyn and Gladys love a good scratch!

The Woodland pitches are in the lower part of the valley in the shelter of the trees. To get to them, you meander down through the woods until you reach the clearings at the bottom. All pitches are flat and grassy, surrounded by willows, ash, oaks, sycamore and gorse. Plenty of sunshine reaches these pitches and some even enjoy a clear view of the Brandy Brook valley. Wheel barrows are provided to take your gear to the pitches, muscle work at first, but once you're there, it's the most enchanting camping experience there is. Also benefiting from composting toilet and drinking water.

Meadow pitches are where our campsite really started. Located at the top of the valley, each pitch enjoys uninterrupted views across the Brandy Brook valley. Partly sheltered by the tall gorse hedge, new willow trees have been planted around the pitches to create even more shelter. It is possible to have more than one tent pitched up with no extra cost. We now have five pitches spread out from each other with compost loo in the field. All pitches come with a picnic table and fire pit.

As well as the field and woods camping we also have bell tents and a yurt for hire, all come with all you need for a luxury stay in the outdoors, with campfires, outdoor seating, fully kitted out kitchens and ensuite facilities with a beautiful countryside view.

Our family homestead has 20 acres of wild woodland, teeming with wildlife and bursting with ferns and flowers. The facilities are indoor electric showers, compost toilets and flush toilets all within easy access of your tent, and for rainy days we have a big barn shed with dining area, washing up sinks, fridge freezers and sea kayaks available to use at no extra cost, on a first come first served basis. But remember you'll need a roof rack or a very big boot!

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Accommodation

12 meadow grass pitches,  (no electrical hook-ups), a 1970's Mercedes camper (sleeps up to 5) and a 5m yurt (sleeps up to 4).

Mongolian Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
5 metre yurt, ensuite facilities, beautiful views in a sheltered, secluded spot, with private path through a butterfly meadow.

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Location

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Getting There

From the M4...Drive on the M4 heading west, then follow A48 to Carmarthen. At Carmarthen you need to follow signs for the A40 towards St Clears and then Haverfordwest. Keep following the A40 all the way to Haverforwest then follow signs for St David’s on A487. After leaving Haverfordwest, you will drive through Pelcomb Cross, Simpson Cross then Roch village. You need to turn left before leaving the village and just before the Victoria Inn. Keep a close look out for the 20mph signs on the left hand turn and drive along Roch Hill between the primary school and the pub. Keep going until you pass the Baptist Church on the left and take the next track road left, signposted Bon, Porterswell Farm.

You can also get here by train and bus. Take a train to Haverfordwest station. After arriving in Haverfordwest, you need to get on the 411 bus and head for Roch and ask to get off at Victoria Inn. Walk the rest of the way down the hill or call ahead and Point Farm will be more than happy to pick you up from the bus stop!

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