FEATURING an incredible cliff-top view, Caerfai Bay offers over 100 pitches, 45 with electric hook-ups. Some of the pitches have a slight slope so levelling blocks are advised. The actual view once you get pitched is stunning and overlooks a bay with views to Broadhaven and Newgale – there’s also a small sandy beach accessed via a path down the cliffs.
Caerfai Bay Caravan Park
On site facilities include modern toilet blocks with showers and family rooms. A small farm shop, open high season only, is adjacent to the site, while St David’s is a 10-minute walk away and offers teashops, restaurants and pubs.
The short winding lane down from the outskirts of St. David’s town is a little daunting, but don’t be put off, as many large vehicles easily find their way to the site - and what a site it is!
Sitting right on the cliff top, Caerfai Bay has the most incredible views across the bay towards the villages of Solva and Newgale. The sea is a brilliant aquamarine colour, reminiscent of the Italian cost. The small sandy beach, reached by a pathway down the cliff, below the site is sheltered and perfect for children, with its fascinating caves and rock pools.
Some of the pitches are slightly sloping, but the grass is well-kept and pitches clearly marked. There are few mobile homes to the rear and side of the park for visiting non-caravanning family.
The toilets and showers are modern and clean, with hairdryers and shaver points and a further new block is planned. There are facilities for the disabled and laundry and dishwashing areas serving the 50 pitches - 45 of which have electrical hook-ups and 10 of which are hard standing. There is a small farm adjacent to the site selling home-produced organic goods and groceries, otherwise, a ten-minute walk takes you into St David’s.
The site is uniquely situated within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, offering unsurpassed panoramas. For serious walkers, the coastal path takes you to Solva or Whitesands, or you can cover the entire peninsular from Cardigan to just past Tenby.
St David’s is Europe’s smallest city. When you round the path and look down on the cathedral for the first time, it is so tiny it’s almost unreal. The cathedral is in such a fine state of preservation, you could almost believe it was a replica built for a medieval film set. The ruins of the graceful, walled Bishop’s Palace next door have an interesting exhibition.
In the city is a purpose-built sea aquarium and marine life centre, where more then 70 species of local marine creatures can be viewed while the Lleithyr Farm Museum has one of the largest Welsh collections of agricultural implements.
A boat trip around the offshore islands takes you on a voyage past the highest sea cliffs in Wales, the longest sea caves and Ramsey Island, with the largest grey seal colony. Dolphins and porpoises are also often seen in this area.
Five miles to the east is the tiny village of Solva, where the old port still has its warehouses and a restored lime kiln. This tiny, beautiful bay, surrounded by cliffs, is also noted for the tropical butterfly farm, where exotic and colourful species fly free.
The castle in the town of Haverfordwest now houses a museum and art gallery, whilst the quaint and unspoilt town of Fishguard has many ancient links with boating and textiles. The Fishguard Music Festival in July is a big attraction. Alternatively, on a calm, clear day you could always take a return ferry trip to Rosslare, across the Irish Sea.
Caerfai Bay Caravan Park
Pembrokeshire SA62 6QT
Tel: 01437 720274
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