Wales has lots to offer, and there’s no better way to see it than pitching up a tent and spending a night or two under the stars. Check out our list of the best camping sites in Wales to find your perfect spot.

If you’re looking for the best camping sites in Wales, look no further than our list of family-friendly sites and remote, unspoilt destinations for adventure-lovers - and everything in between. And if you want to explore other parts of the UK, take a look at our top picks for campsites in Cornwall, the New Forest and the Lake District.

Wales is a great staycation destination, whether you’re looking for a chilled out break or an action-packed adventure holiday, it has it all. And if camping’s your thing, you can stay right in the middle of all the action. Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like waking up after a peaceful night’s sleep, stepping out of your tent and looking at the stunning scenery around you.

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-timer, camping in Wales makes for a fun and affordable holiday. It’s a fantastic way to take in the local wildlife, history, geology and natural beauty of Wales, and it gives you the freedom to move around during your stay.

If you’re looking for the best camping sites in Wales, look no further than our list of family-friendly sites and remote, unspoilt destinations for adventure-lovers - and everything in between. And if you want to explore other parts of the UK, take a look at our top picks for campsites in Cornwall, the New Forest and the Lake District.

Best campsites in Pembrokeshire

The county of Pembrokeshire has the sea surrounding the shores on three sides, making it a haven for exciting water sports, breathtaking coastal walks, and the freshest seafood.

It has a wild and incredibly beautiful landscape, and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, is a great way to take in some of the most incredible scenery in Britain. The path hugs the coastline for 186 miles, visiting coves and harbours, over 50 incredible beaches, and through vibrant towns and villages. And the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is one of Wales's best kept secrets, and is the UK's only truly coastal National Park.

Away from the coast, Pembrokeshire is a great location for family holidays, with an endless choice of adventure parks, historical sites, boat trips and many other exciting attractions and events. So if you’re looking for a fun family holiday, here are some of the best campsites in Pembrokeshire.

1. Trellyn Woodland Camping, Abercastle

Set in 16 acres of farmland near Abercastle harbour, Trellyn Woodland Campsite is just a stone’s throw from the sea. Just set into the valley, the sheltered position offers protection from the wind. The site provides pitches for various sized tents, and they also offer luxury yurt and eco-dome holidays for ‘Glampers’ who prefer to camp in style. This campsite is also on the St Davids Peninsula that enjoys similar weather to Cornwall, but without the crowds.

There are lots of outdoor activities to do right on your doorstep, and many holiday attractions within a 40-minute drive, including Oakwood Theme Park and Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.

2. Caerfai Bay Caravan and Tent Park, St Davids

Located adjacent to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Caerfai Bay offers stunning panoramic sea views from every pitch. The park offers the perfect spot for complete relaxation, and it’s popular with walkers, families, couples and wildlife lovers. Facilities include a modern amenity block with underfloor heating, and the park was awarded 5 AA Gold Pennants in 2015, 2016 and 2017, one of only 43 parks in the UK.

Sandy Caerfai Bay beach is only a 5-minute walk away, and is accessed via a designated footpath. Explore historic St Davids, Britain’s smallest city (with a population of just 1,600), with its magnificent Cathedral and stunning Bishop’s Palace. There are also lots of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, and there is a regular bus service from St Davids to the railway towns of Haverfordwest and Fishguard, making it easy to get around.

3. Fishguard Bay Resort, Fishguard

Set on a magical spot high on a peninsular overlooking Fishguard Bay, this resort is set in unspoilt surroundings. With rugged cliffs that plunge into golden sands and smugglers’ coves below, the Fishguard Bay Resort is a little pocket of paradise. The site is run by friendly, professional staff so you can unwind in luxury, whether you choose their static caravans or cosy glamping pods, or the intimate touring and camping site, you’re sure to have the perfect home-from-home.

There is so much to see and do in the area, or, of course, you could just put your feet up, or relax in your private hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Watch the spectacular sunset, and look out for the dolphins glistening in the tides below.

Best campsites in North Wales

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The impressive landscapes of North Wales are alive with action. You can experience some of the best outdoor adventure activities in the world, along with brilliant beaches, thrilling mountain scenery, and a whole lot more! With a rich and distinctive culture, it’s also home to one of Europe’s oldest living languages.

Within the region of North Wales you'll find Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham and Yns Mon (the Isle of Anglesey). You can travel from one end to the other in two hours, but North Wales sure does pack a lot in. Like the World Heritage sites of Conwy and Caernarfon, walled towns with castles between mountains and the sea. Or the unspoiled landscapes of Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia - the highest peak in the whole of England and Wales. And when it comes to accommodation, there’s something for everyone in North Wales. Take a look at our pick of the best campsites in Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy.

4. Brynteg Glamping, Anglesey

If you’re looking for a little luxury and an escape from reality, then Brynteg Glamping has the answer. Their luxury glamping pods have been designed and built to give you comfort, style and fun in an oasis of tranquility. The site has spectacular views over Snowdonia, and there are plenty of amenities close by.

Brynteg Glamping is a fabulous base to explore the island of Anglesey, with the beautiful beaches of Red Wharf Bay and Benllech just a few minutes walk away. All their luxury pods are heated, and include an en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette, a Smart TV, Wifi, and a private decking area with a wood burning hot tub, outdoor furniture and a gas BBQ.

5. Torrent Walk Campsite, Gwynedd

Set in the shadow of Cader Idris (meaning legendary giant), is Torrent Walk Campsite, a welcoming, well-kept site where you can truly relax, unwind and appreciate the natural surroundings the area has to offer. Imagine emerging from your tent each morning to the site of beautiful mist-veiled hilltops. The site consists of two mainly flat, spacious fields which house up to 60 campers. Facilities include a newly built washing block with power showers, and a centrally-heated toilet block.

Cader Idris is one of the most popular places in Wales for walkers, hikers and rock climbers, and it’s just one piece of natural splendour that makes up the Snowdonia National Park, which covers 823 square miles of diverse landscapes.

6. Cefn Cae Camping Site, Conwy

This family-run site enjoys an ideal location for those wanting to take in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Cefn Cae Camping Site is situated in the village of Rowen, with a village pub serving food just a 2-minute walk away. Since opening, the site has been awarded Best New CS Site 2014 and nominated for Best CS Site in 2014-2019. As well as a camping site, they also have two beautiful holiday cottages with bespoke oak kitchens and all modern appliances.

Cefn Cae Camping Site provides the ideal base for exploring the historic walled town of Conwy, which is just 3 miles from the site. There are also many attractions to discover in the area, including Adventure Parc Snowdonia, and Zip World, the fastest zip line in the world, reaching speeds of over 100mph!

Best campsites in Brecon Beacons

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Whether you’re planning an activity-packed holiday, a heritage tour or a relaxing break, there’s a great deal to discover in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s around 42 miles wide, and covers approximately 520 square miles of South and Mid Wales. It includes parts of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil, and it gets its name from the Central Beacons, which dominate the skyline south of Brecon. They rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain.

Most people visit the Brecon Beacons National Park to enjoy the stunning scenery. It’s both beautiful and diverse, with rolling countryside and valleys, wide open hillsides and beautiful forests, lakes, waterfalls and caves. It also has a long and colourful history, and a rich and varied mythology and culture. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are said to be sleeping away the centuries in a cave in the hills. If a stay in the Brecon Beacons sounds like the perfect getaway, take a look at our top choices for camping, whether you’re looking for a relaxing romantic break or an action-packed adventure.

7. Erwlon Caravan and Camping Park, Carmarthenshire

Nestled beside the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Erwlon Camping Park is a quiet, family-run 5-star park with everything from fully serviced pitches to chic en-suite glamping pods set along the riverside. The park is family-friendly, and it makes for an ideal base for exploring, walking or cycling in beautiful South West Wales.

Erwlon has excellent new facilities, including an award winning amenity block, dedicated adult only and family areas with a children’s playground, and sitewide Wifi. You can get to all the main tourist attractions and coastal resorts of South and West Wales, and they also have a number of circular tours you can follow to take in the beautiful countryside on your way. The site is also just a short walk from a market town and its shops and cafes.

8. Pencelli Castle Caravan & Camping Park, Powys

A small and peaceful camping park in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pencelli Castle is an award winning park situated four miles east of the historic market town of Brecon. It’s an ideal location for walking, cycling, pony trekking, canoeing and bird watching. And it’s easy to relax in the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful area.

The Taff Cycle Trail passes the park entrance, as does the Cardiff to Abergavenny bus. And with lots of stunning walking routes, getting around is super easy! The park caters for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents in three very different and picturesque fields. And there is an award-winning facility block, which is luxurious and spacious. As well as a well-kept children’s play park to keep the little ones entertained.

9. Willow Springs Campsite, Port Talbot

A small, family-run eco-friendly campsite, Willow Springs is in the mountains but also close to the beach, offering the best of both worlds! It’s the ideal location to explore The Gower, The Brecon Beacons and South Wales. Campers have their own spacious private pitch with hardstand/parking, or you can try one of their three shepherd's huts set in the heart of the Afan Forest Park. The Afan Valley is extremely popular with outdoor enthusiasts, especially mountain bikers, explorers and walkers.

The site has lots of useful facilities, including a walk-in drying room to dry your clothes and boots, and dog and bike wash areas. Fire pits are allowed on site and wood is available from reception, and if you don’t have your own, you can hire fire pits on site to toast your marshmallows! The campsite is also serviced by an ancient spring.

Camping in Wales offers stunning views and interesting wildlife, coupled with excitement and adventure. And with so many activities on your doorstep, the only dilemma is deciding what to do first! With Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons, and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park all waiting to be explored, Wales really is a camper’s haven.

If you like to be beside the seaside, take a look at our top picks for the perfect coastal setting for your next UK camping holiday.