Eco-Escape Campsite is a small, family-run, dog-friendly and eco-friendly campsite, nestled in the valley of a working farm in Milford Haven, a 25 minute drive from Tenby. It is a beautiful place to holiday and we loved every minute of our week-long stay!
Ancient Oak Woodland trails, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and an inlet of the Tidal Estuary are all within 100m of your pitches. It’s the perfect place for a camping holiday. Just a short walk up the country lane, you will find the local pub, serving hearty pub food. Their wood-fired hot tub, meadow swing and field space for games mean there is something for all the family, they provide a sheltered area for cooking and eating on most of their pitches so it won’t matter if there is a shower, they are a perfect base from which to explore the best of Pembrokeshire’s stunning beaches and coastline! They offer both meadow and woodland camping pitches and campervan field pitches too.
Our review of Eco-Escape Campsite
We booked a week stay at Eco-Escape Campsite mainly because of their reasonable prices and the stunning reviews we read online. With friends in Tenby at the time we were booking we thought it would be perfect for us a family of two adults with a 4-year-old. We were first of all really impressed with the email we received prior jam-packed with information. It also had really clear and helpful directions to the campsite.
Once at the campsite, we were initially impressed with how beautiful the site was. We parked up and checked out our pitch in the wildflower meadow section, said hello to our new neighbours (humans, dogs and even sheep!) and returned back to the car to start unpacking our things. As you cant park next to your pitch there are wheelbarrows available to use to take your belongings to and from your pitch, this was a great touch! There was I believe six pitches in the wildflower meadow section and they were all spaced around the edge of the field allowing lots of space for wildflowers to grow in the middle.
Were not what you would call “expert campers” we don’t have all the gear, but we are collecting a bit along the way and we truly love camping. We will always be more “throw everything we think we need into the car and hope for the best” kind of campers! So one of our favourite things about our pitch was the sheltered area, it helped us out so much. We decorated ours with bunting and lights and it really added to the entire camping experience. We could still sit outside and enjoy the outdoors next to the fire whilst we had the odd shower. It meant we weren’t confined to our tent and we spent most of the week outdoors.
The hammock was a lovely touch too, my son, in particular, loved it and even sat in it most evenings with a blanket on to eat his dinner! We’re huge fans of cooking and eating outdoors, we often take a bbq to our local beach or make dinner in the garden, so cooking on the fire pit was total bliss.
This campsite is perfect for children, they are totally safe to run free in the wildflower meadow without the worry of a car park or roads. My son isn’t that fussy about noise when sleeping whilst camping, he’s usually totally worn out from all the fresh air and adventures. If your child struggles to sleep at campsites because of noise then this campsite is a great option, it was so quiet during the evenings. We were often the last people up!
The facilities here were squeaky clean, and we never had to queue for the toilet or shower whilst there. The owner was lovely and her father was great, he would chat to us in the evening and gave us some fab tips about where to explore in the local area. We did not miss electricity for the week at all and felt totally relaxed and connected with nature.
We cannot recommend this campsite enough, the entire time we were there we said to each other how beautiful and peaceful it was. It was the best campsite we have been to and the best camping experience we have had. We would love to stay here again. Our top tip is to simply look up whilst you are there! The sky here on a clear night is wonderful for stargazing.
Things to do near Eco-Escape campsite
We are beach people through and through! So exploring the coastline here was right on the top of our list. We visited Tenby which was around 25 minutes away from the campsite. We explored Castle Beach, South Beach, Harbour Beach and North Beach. All were beautiful and easy to spend a day on, we played for hours on the sand and in the beautifully clear water. Tenby town is full of restaurants, cafes and quirky shops. We visited Tenby a couple of times during our holiday and we would love to visit again. For a small town, there is so much to do!
The Dinosaur Park Tenby
My sons choice for a day trip was The Dinosaur Park, which was a great choice…who doesn’t love a Dinosaur Trail? We were really impressed as there was so much to do here, and so much he could take part in at 4 years old. We loved the maze, slides and other activities. The Dinosaur Trail through the ancient woodland was lots of fun and the woodland itself was truly stunning. It was great value for money.
Around 20 minutes from the campsite is Saundersfoot beach. A wide flat, sandy beach at low tide but still plenty of space at high tide. It has a pretty harbour with stunning views from the top of the hill. We enjoyed playing in the shallow sea here. We also tried beachcombing, rock pooling and crabbing off the pier. This beach was quite busy but there was still plenty of space to enjoy a few hours.
We visited our friends from Around Tenby for the day and they gave us a full tour of Monkstone Beach and of course (the very handsome) Jasper the Cocker came with us too. We swam in the sea, played beach games, rock pooled, explored caves, and played in the sand. We loved this beach! It’s a very steep climb down and a tiring climb back up a steep pathway…we promise it’s totally worth it though. This beach given its location between Saundersfoot and Tenby feels totally secret, remote, magical and wild. We’re adding it to our list of favourite beaches.
Sandy Haven Beach
A haven for beachcombing, rock pooling and nature spotting. We enjoyed a few hours here spotting all kinds of wildlife. It’s a cliff backed rocky beach but a wide expanse of sand is exposed at low tide. Please make sure to check the tide times here if you are planning a visit, the tide comes in quickly and you can very easily become stranded amongst the rock pools.
A little out of the way, roughly an hour and 20 minutes from the campsite. The reason we chose to visit New Quay was for one thing and one thing only…dolphins! After writing for a few blogs and reading about SeaMor dolphin cruises we decided to go for it and book a boat trip. We are so glad we did it was the most magical experience and the crew were so kind and knowledgeable. New Quay itself was beautiful, the perfect place for a day trip and I’m already desperate to visit here again! We sat on the pier for hours watching a dolphin and its calf swimming freely, if you can get there it’s a truly wonderful place to visit. Fishguard and Cardigan are near to here too.
Let us know if you have ever visited Eco-Escape Campsite in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!