Becks Bay The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire Tenby

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A tiny, family-friendly campsite boasting bell tents and shepherds huts on the southern Pembrokeshire coast

Plotted within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Becks Bay Camping sits just 100m from the famous coastal path, overlooking the eponymous cove known locally as Becks Bay. In almost every direction the land folds away in a mass of summer green, while the nearest roads are all shielded by the bushiest of hedgerows. It’s no surprise that, though small, this sheltered meadow space was destined to become a campsite. It almost seems purpose built for it.

In total, Becks Bay has just 13 camping pitches, along with five bell tents pitched on flat ground in a tiny wooded glade. There is no electricity, no playground and certainly no WiFi, while the toilets and showers have been newly built into a wooden shed, bodged together with charmingly mismatched wooden doors. The whole place feels thoroughly rustic and, despite proper flushing loos, still offers the wilder camping experience. This is the sort of spot where children play in rolling fields rather than a playground and campfires crackle through the night. Expect a week or two getting grass stains out of trousers when you get home.

For those with who prefer their camping with a generous dose of luxury, the Frankshore Shepherd’s Hut come complete with electricity, a proper bed and en suite bathroom. Mod cons – like gas hobs in the kitchenette and a heated towel-rail – up the comfort levels, while traditional touches like the wood-burning stove makes this a cosy cocoon for couples.

When the sun's out, there are plenty of beaches within reach with Lydstep Bay the nearest and most well known. The National Trust car park is free and the sands offer excellent views out to Caldey Island, though the giant holiday park that backs it slightly spoils the feel. Instead, head a little east to Penally Beach (free parking at the station) in the west end of Tenby’s mile-long south beach. Spanning the shoreline from St. Catherine's Island to Giltar Point, the views across to Caldey Island are spectacular. It’s slightly quieter than the sandy sections immediately around the town – Castle Beach, Harbour Beach and the north beach – though all are fantastic, especially if you want to explore Tenby itself at some point during your stay. You can spend the morning on a beach, the afternoon tasting ice creams and the evening back around the campfire. We think that’s all the essentials covered.

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Facilities

Hot showers, flushing toilets and a washing up area. No electrical hook-ups. Campfires and BBQs permitted. The private shepherd's hut has a double bed, wood-burning stove, gas hobs, table, chairs and fitted double bed (bedding included). It's fully en suite – hot shower and eco-loo – and connected to mains electricity. Campfires permitted outside and BBQ provided.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, dogs – yes. Caravans and motor homes – no. The shepherds hut is best for couples but there is room for an infant (additional cot possible). Dogs are also permitted in the hut.

Nearby

The campsite is right on the edge of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with easy access to footpaths, including trails down to the nearest beaches where you can link up with the famous coastal trail. The Manorbier peninsular offers some of the most secluded sandy beaches both east and west of the main surf beach – Precipe and Swan Lake Bay are particular local favourites. Nearby Tenby is an excellent old walled town to visit, with a harbour and expansive beaches at low tide. For something non-beach related, though, drive 5 miles south west to Manorbier Castle (01834 871394) a Norman keep located in the a beautiful old village. The curtain walls and round and square towers are now partially ruined but well worth a visit. Along with the castle, there are also gardens, a dovecote and mill to explore.

Food & Drink

Waves Italian restaurant (01834 870085). The bright blue painted Cross Inn (01834 844665) in Penally is a mile away and has a fantastic, traditional, seaside pub atmosphere. The Plantagenet (01834 842350) in Tenby is a high-end option set in a romantic 10th century building, the oldest in town. Stroll across the meadow to Bubbleton Farm Shop & Café (07929 334826) on site while the Lydstep Tavern (01834 871521) is not too far beyond. 

Opening Times

Early April–end of October. Shepherds hut open all year.

Family Friendly

If you like your camping small-scale and simple, then Becks Bay is, as Mary Poppins wold say, 'practically perfect in every way'. There's loads of spaces but very few pitches and the beach is within spitting distance. Don't spit though. Mary Poppins wouldn't like that.

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The Owner Says

Welcome! Becks Bay Camping is set next to an isolated cove just 1 mile West of Tenby’s South Beach and a ten minute walk to the stunning Lydstep Bay. The field is set in an amazing location in the grounds of the ancient ruin called Trussleton. We are passionate about providing a perfect place to camp for a real welsh adventure holiday.

The camping fields are adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path on a working farm – we have produce for sale in our Farm shop (Bubbleton Farm Shop) and also sell fresh eggs, potatoes etc from an honesty table near the camping field.

Our site is a short distance from Penally village (with train station and shop), and a 2 minute walk to the coolest new music café bar in Tenby – West Coast Café and Arts.

On our doorstep we have a catalogue of Wales’s best beaches – we encourage you to explore the coast path especially the Manorbier peninsular and ancient village.

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Accommodation

13 grass pitches, 5 pre-pitched bell tents and a shepherds hut.

'Fresh West' Spacious 6m Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Glamping in a furnished bell tent sleeps 4 (with option of 2 extra)

Sand Top

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Glamping in a furnished bell tent sleeps 4 (with option of 1 extra)

Swan Lake

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Glamping in a furnished bell tent sleeps 4 (with option of 1 extra)

Barafundle

Bell tent Sleeps 5
Glamping in a furnished bell tent sleeps 4 (with option of 1 extra)

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Getting There

The campsite is 1 mile from Penally train station. Coming from Tenby, the train station will be on your left. After 1 mile the road bends under the railway line and becks bay camping is on the left 100m after going through the tunnel.

Penally railway station (0845 748 4950) is 1 mile west of campsite.

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