Manobier was very good for doing the first 5 days but in Pembroke itself would have been better, there is a campsite called Windy Hill which looks as though it would only be a short walk into Pembroke for transport. We stayed at the Manorbier Country Park and was started as a 5 star site mainly because it catered for families and provided a swimming pool free of charge as well as nightly entertainment. The bad things here were:
· Paying 20p per time frame for showers (normally required 40p)
· 4 toilets (for ladies) for around 100 touring pitches – not a very good ratio as there was normally only one serviceable toilet by the morning
· Only 4 personal sinks and none with any privacy
· Pitches were very close together
· No views
· £34 per night whether you used the facilities or not
· Windscreens were needed to delineate your space or else you would be constantly invaded by youngsters running about all over the place.
There were a couple of good things:
· The pitches were all concrete and perfectly flat with a small chuckies area attached for your awning space.
· The pizzas were good
There is a campsite opposite www.buttyland.com this is in the same location but may not be as expensive.
Redlands Campsite was very good, very reasonable rates and had everything you could ask for, the pitches were very spacious and everything kept very clean by the owners who live adjacent to the site. Has a bit of history to it as it used to be a WAAF station. Only 2 minutes walk to the actual Hasguard Cross where you can get on and off the named the Puffin Shuttle. Walked 4 days from this campsite although doing Newgale to Caerfai was restricted in time to 5 hours between the bus drop off and last bus leaving, but we easily managed it with an hour to spare so could have taken a bit more time to look at things. Would recommend this site.
Caerfai Bay Caravan Site
Excellent site, we were allowed to pick a pitch and chose the one with the best view. The facilities were excellent and really clean, I don't think I have seen an amenity room so well equipped before it had 2 washing machines and 2 dryers, laundry baskets, whirly-gig, clothes airer, iron and ironing board, microware, washing up sinks, clothes washing sinks, play area for young children, mobile phone charging unit and lots lots more that I can't remember. The toilet block was good as well as it had 3 shower units and one with a large tub – would be very good for bathing young children. Also had everything necessary for a motor service point. There was a shop near by but we never used that. A privately owned family run business in an excellent location only 10 minutes to the Tourist information place where you can pick up the Puffin Shuttle, Celtic Coaster or Strumble Shuttle. The best bit was the view – right across the St. Brides Bay back to Martin Haven, Skomer Island, Newgale, Broad Haven and Little Haven and the coastal path literally went underneath and along the edge of the campsite. The only down side was that we had neighbours who didn't keep control of their dogs and were always allowed to bark at us when ever we can in or out of our van -the only positive point about leaving was that we could get a bit of peace.
Conifers Campsite Newport
Tried to get on the Morawelon campsite but it was full (this looks like a nice site right on the coast at Parrog and with a bus stop across the road as well. He recommended Tycanol to us but we missed the entry to this and ended up at the Conifers instead. The Conifers is less than 5 minutes walk to the other campsite at Parrog and a 10 minute walk into Newport. It is only £15 per night, a good location for doing the final 3 days of the path although it requires 2 buses to get back to Strumble Head on the first day the other 2 days finish or start from the campsite itself. Sea views once again but not as good as Caerfai. Facilities very basic but adequate, 2 toilets and 2 showers on a trailer for everyone on the campsite and no sinks available for washing or having a shave.