Camping is for some people but also not for others, do you enjoy camping? Camping lets you see the views which you would pay a fortune for if you were staying in a hotel. A lot of UK camping sites have access to the beach which means you can have a early morning swim or quick surf before breakfast.
We have made a list of our favourite campsites below:
Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly
Bryer Campsite is our top campsite in the UK. It enjoys lovely views of Hangman Island and Tresco. The campsite is situated between two hills which means it is relatively sheltered so perfect for camping. There is a sandy beach at Green Bay near by and a quiet cove called Rushy Bay which is great for a bit of swimming.
Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance
Treen Farm campsite is only a short walk away from some of Cornwall’s best beaches. Whitesands Bay is one of the best places to surf and is right by Treen Farm campsite. The campsite is also sat in a field just back from the cliff top so it is not too exposed but means you can also enjoy the view. 250 metres away is the South West Coastal Path, local attractions are nearby which include Porthcurno Telegraph Museum or the Minack Theatre which is an open-air auditorium cut into the rocks.
Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives
This is a popular camping spot for surfers who head to Porthmeor Beach which is nearby. It is within walking distance of the traditional Cornish fishing port and holiday resort of St Ives.
Bay View Farm, Cornwall
Staying at Bay View Farm means you can enjoy the beautiful views as this site is in south-east Cornwall, overlooking Looe Bay and St George’s Island. When staying here, you also know that if the weather does take a turn, the Eden Project is just 10 miles away.
Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club, Devon
This site has a generous 115 pitches on manicured grass and is right by a huge shingle beach at Start Bay, while Dartmouth is just a few miles up the road. You can also join a kayaking trip or take a boat ride up the river to Totnes.
Axmouth Caravan and Camping Site, Devon
This site is right by the side of the River Axe and an easy walk to the shingle cliff-backed beach at Seaton. The campsite is very open and laid-back, during the busier months, they also open up a second, slightly sloped field too. Staying here will give you lots of things to do, you can go walking out across the orchestra’s clifftops to pretty Beer which is good for fishing or you can adventure round the caves. There is also a Seaton Tramway which runs to Colyton.
Acton Field, Dorset
The village of Langton Matravers have two great campsites, Acton Field and Tom’s Field. They sit directly on a track that leads through a couple of fields onto the South West Coast Path. This is a good campsite if you are looking at best places to swim in the UK. Dancing Ledge is a naturally deep tidal pool in the rock. Chapman’s Rock is much harder to reach as it is a small cove, you go down a steep path down the cliff to reach it.