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Adults-only campsites: our pick of the best


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Leave the fast pace and stresses of everyday life behind and enjoy a relaxing getaway on an adults-only campsite, touring park, or glamping site.

For anyone looking to take a break away without children in tow, or simply seeking a tranquil campsite just for grown-ups, a campsite exclusively for adults is the ideal choice.

Use our handy guide to the best adults-only campsites in the UK to help you start planning your perfect adults-only adventure today.

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An adults-only campsite is exactly as it sounds – a campsite or touring park across the UK that only allows adults to pitch up and stay. Campsites just for adults offer a tranquil retreat among other like-minded guests who enjoy child-free holidays.

You might have older children who no longer go on holiday with you, or be having a holiday to yourself for a change.

Everyone needs a little peace and quiet sometimes. With a child-free environment a UK campsite for adults only offers exactly that.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic couples’ getaway, somewhere to enjoy a break with friends, or a tranquil retreat for a solo traveller, you can get all this with an adults-only campsite.

Locations, pitches and facilities vary from campsite to campsite. Some adults-only campsites are small and rural, offering a tranquil retreat for solo campers to recharge their batteries and enjoy some time to themselves. Couples might like a woodland retreat with lake views or a countryside location. Adults holidaying with friends can seek out a campsite with a bit more activity, such as being located near the coast or with activities like golf and cycle hire nearby.

Most adults-only campsites will have pitches for motorhomes, campervans, caravans and tents. Some will also have glamping units and self-catering such as caravan holiday homes and lodges with hot tubs. Most will also welcome dogs.

Facilities will vary but the majority of UK campsites for adults only will have electric hook-up, grass and hardstanding pitches, and toilet and shower blocks. Some adults-only campsites will also have facilities geared towards adults such as a bar or restaurant, a fishing lake, boules courts or nature trails.

Most campsites for adults only will only allow guests aged 18 or over to stay on site. There are some adults-only campsites that do accept children aged over 14 and some that allow young adults aged 16 or over.

It should be clearly explained on each campsite’s website what the restrictions are.

There are adults-only campsites located across the UK, but some of the most popular UK destinations for adults-only holidays include the southwest of England, such as Cornwall with its stunning beaches.

Another favoured location is an adults-only campsite in Wales, to explore this country’s three national parks and breathtaking countryside.

Adults-only campsites in Cornwall

Cosawes Park


Cosawes Park

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Secluded and quiet, historic Cosawes Park nestles in a beautiful and easily accessed 100-acre valley, between Truro and Falmouth, and is an oasis of natural landscaping. Undeniably set in a very pretty location, and benefiting from superb, award-winning facilities, Cosawes Park is open all year round and is excusively for adults only.

The campsite is centrally positioned between the cathedral city of Truro and the coastal town of Falmouth, making it a great base to explore the county. Local supermarkets, eateries, public transport routes, cycle paths and walks make Cosawes the perfect location for a relaxing break.

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Trethem Mill


Cosawes Park

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This multi-award-winning, adults-only campsite is situated on the south coast of Cornwall, just across the bay from Falmouth, on the Roseland Peninsula, which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and coastal scenery. Trethem Mill lies inland, about three miles from the quaint fishing villages of St Mawes and Portscatho, yet only a mile from the sea.

Nestling in a valley, surrounded by farmland, this is the perfect rural retreat for guests seeking peace and quiet. Pitches are suitable for caravans, motorhomes and tents and are individually hedged to provide space and privacy.

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Adults-only campsites in Devon

Minnows Touring Park


Minnows Touring Park

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This campsite is exclusively for guests aged 14 years and over only. Minnows Touring Park is conveniently just half a mile from junction 27 of the M5 and north Devon link road. It features 59 hardstanding pitches, all with 16A electric hook-up. And 17 of the pitches are fully serviced with fresh water supply and grey water disposal. There is WiFi access from all pitches and modern facilities.

The campsite is set alongside the Grand Western Canal, great for walking, fishing and canoeing. You can also enjoy safe cycling on the National Cycle Route along the towpath. Shops, pubs, public transport and golf courses are all within walking distance.

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Widdicombe Farm Touring Park


Widdicombe Farm

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Torquay’s touring park In the heart of the English Riviera. This campsite is easy to access with no narrow lanes to negotiate. Only two and a half miles from Torquay and Paignton town centres, many sandy beaches, and Cockington Country Park is on your doorstep. All of the standard to premium pitches are hardstanding with great views. The site has a reputation for excellent facilities and great entertainment. The on-site restaurant, location, mini bus service to local resorts, and the friendliness of the staff will give you a holiday to enjoy.

Parkland Caravan Camping & Glamping Site


Parkland Site

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A traditional, warm Devon welcome awaits you at Parkland, a premier AA five-gold-pennant adults-only campsite. Open all year, the campsite is set within three acres of mature landscaped grounds backed by Devon hedgerows abundant with wildlife.

Standard, premier (private facilities) and deluxe extra-large pitches (private facilities) are available for touring and camping. All pitches are fully serviced with electric hook-up, water and drainage along with your own picnic bench. Parkland also offers a variety of glamping options, why not try a pod, cabin or shepherds hut? The campsite has high-quality modern amenities, including a licensed shop.

Set within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Parkland is an excellent base for exploring the stunning area. Explore the market town of Kingsbridge, historic Dartmouth, Totnes and of course Salcombe.

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Adults-only campsites in Somerset

Bath Chew Valley


Parkland Site

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Bath Chew Valley’s pitches are each set in their own private area, giving an intimate feel. The tranquil location, within 800 yards of Chew Valley Lake and nature reserve, is further enhanced by the car-free touring area (towed and towing vehicles are moved to the on-site car park after pitching up). There’s a good local bus service from the village with routes to Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and, of course, the historic city of Bath. The city offers many famous attractions, including the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and Abbey.

All pitches at Bath Chew have electric hook-up with hardstanding. Campsite facilities include individual bathroom suites, accessible facilities, a launderette and dog-walking area. A shop and pub/restaurant are a short distance away in the village.

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Exe Valley Caravan Site


Exe Valley Caravan Site

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In the heart of Exmoor National Park lies the award-winning Exe Valley Caravan Site. Nestling among a fold of trees, with the Mill House as its backdrop, it is beautiful, peaceful, clean, and happy. This adults-only campsite is set on four acres of well-kept grass and hardstandings. Each of the 50 pitches is either situated next to the River Exe or the gentle mill stream.

There are ample electric and and television hook-ups, an on-site shop for food, alcohol and camping assessories, heated toilet and shower facilities, and the WiFi is excellent. The area offers many pubs serving real ale and good food, whilst red deer, kingfishers and otters can be spotted from the campsite.

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Adults-only campsites in the East & West Midlands

Cuckoo's Corner


Cuckoos Corner

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This is a small, adults-only campsite just three miles north of Hereford. There are 16 hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up, eight of which are 45 feet (14m) long for larger units. The campsite has showers and toilets, plus private shower rooms. Within easy reach of the campsite are pubs serving food and a fish and chip shop. A bus stop is adjacent, which makes getting into the city of Hereford easy.

The nearby River Wye offers fishing or you can take to the water in a canoe or kayak. Other leisure options include a choice of walks, or cycling, in the local area, and Hereford Racecourse is five minutes away. You can also visit Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its many bookshops – there are over 20!

Note this campsite is accessed directly off the main road but sat-navs may mistakenly direct you down a side road that shares the same postcode.

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Longnor Wood Holiday Park

Peak District

Cuckoos Corner

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Set in the stunning landscape of the Peak District, Longnor Wood is an ideal base for active holidays. Peace and quiet is guaranteed, thanks to the secluded setting surrounded by woodland. Dog owners will love the campsite and its location – walks galore on the doorstep along with an on-site four-acre dog walking field and a dog wash.

The award-winning campsite offers spacious hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up, coupled with toilets, showers, a shop, a putting green, plus badminton and boules courts. Longnor itself is a pretty moorland village just one and a quarter miles away that offers several good pubs. For days out, why not take a trip to Chatsworth House or Dovedale?

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Adults-only campsites in Lincolnshire

Long Acres Touring Park


Long Acres Touring Park

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This 40-pitch campsite is perfect for anyone wanting to chill out and relax in peace and tranquillity. The rural location in the Lincolnshire fenland countryside, near the village of Old Leake, is the ideal place. Boston is a local market town, just eight miles away, offering shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

For a day at the coast, it’s just 17 miles to Skegness, where you can enjoy the beach and a large helping of fish and chips! Nature lovers can head to the RSPB’s renowned Freiston Shore or Frampton Marsh. The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby is also a must-visit for plane and wartime enthusiasts. Pitches are hardstanding with electric hook-up. There is a toilet and shower block, a laundry room, accessible facilities and a small dog exercise area.

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Keal Lodge Caravan Park

Market Deeping

Keal Lodge Caravan Park

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The rural location of this 11-pitch adults-only campsite, a few minutes’ walk from the village (with pubs, restaurants, shops and riverbank walks), makes it ideal for relaxing, tranquil breaks. Pitches are fully serviced with free WiFi.

There is a large exercise paddock for dogs. For those with motorhomes a bus service and car hire are available nearby for when you want to explore off site. Keal Lodge is set where flat land meets rolling countryside, ideal for walking and cycling.

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Adults-only campsites in Suffolk

Run Cottage Touring Park


Run Cottage Touring Park

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Situated on Suffolk's beautiful heritage coast near the small market town of Woodbridge, this adults-only, family-run campsite is in a pleasant parkland setting.

Run Cottage Touring Park offers 45 pitches, all with electric hook-ups, 20 serviced pitches and glamping pods. There's attractive landscaping throughout, with flower beds and an ornate lily pond. This lovely, rural campsite is ideally situated for walking, cycling and birdwatching. It has a dog exercise area and superb modern toilet block. The village shop and pub are within easy walking distance. The campsite is just 1.5 miles from a shingle beach and close to the fantastic RSPB Minsmere coastal nature reserve and the National Trust's Sutton Hoo historical site.

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Adults-only campsites in Wales

South Wales Touring Park – Lywnifan Farm


Llwynifan Farm

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Providing an excellent base to explore the Gower Peninsula, the Brecon Beacons and local retail parks, Llwynifan Farm offers beautifully landscaped pitches with far-reaching views across the Loughor Estuary.

This four-star, award-winning, adults-only campsite is just a mile off the M4 and a 15-minute drive from the south Wales coast.

Pitches are arranged across three tiers to provide level bases and make the most of those views, and all have electric hook-up – some fully serviced pitches are also available and standard pitches are open all year. The facilities include individual shower rooms, vanity units and a laundry. Dogs are welcome, there's a dog shower area, free WiFi and a bus stop close by.

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