Editor's Pick - Top Coastal Campsites
Enjoy being beside the seaside with our choice of the best coastal campsites...
Sands Caravan & Camping, Gairloch - Highland
With its beautiful beachside location and views across to the Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides, this spacious family friendly site has something for everyone. Situated on the beautiful west coast of the Highlands of Scotland you can choose a sheltered spot amongst the sand dunes or a raised pitch with unrivalled views. Sands is an ideal base to explore the best of Wester Ross, with the famous Torridon mountains to the south plus many other walks in the area.
Bagwell Farm Touring Park, Weymouth - Dorset
This park is set in a quiet valley within five miles of Weymouth's sandy beach and bustling harbour. It is a short walk to the South West Coast Path and the Fleet Lagoon on Dorset’s incredible Jurassic Coastline. This award-winning site is perfect for people looking to get closer to nature – without losing touch with their home comforts. Facilities include super pitches with electric, bathrooms, and The Red Barn bar and takeaway which is open at weekends during mid-season and nightly in high season.
Bron-Y-Wendon Holiday Park, Colwyn Bay - Conwy
Bron-Y-Wendon Holiday Park has amazing panoramic views of the Irish sea and Llandudno’s Great Orme. Easily accessible, with the North Wales Coast Path adjacent, you can walk or cycle safely to all of the local seaside towns. The site offers excellent facilities including hardstanding and grass pitches with electric, plus fully serviced pitches and a play area. Llanddulas beach is down the road and there are many seaside resorts nearby. The site is adjacent to the Wales Coast Path and Cycle Route.
Pitton Cross Caravan Park, Rhossili - Gower
Pitton Cross is only one mile from Rhossili Village and its beach, which is often voted “The Best Beach in the UK”. There is a large car park, a pub, a couple of cafés and a National Trust shop at the beach. The City of Swansea is only 16 miles away where you will find the National Waterfront Museum. The scenic coastline is within walking distance from your pitch. Ramsgrove Cove is good for rock pooling, Mewslade and Fall Bay for body boarding, buckets and spades and climbing. Rhossili Beach is ideal for climbing, surfing, walking, and to see the “Helvetia” shipwreck.
Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park, Swanage - Dorset
Close to the sedate and beautiful little resort of Swanage and backed by the Purbeck Hills, Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park is an ideal base for exploring this genteel coastline. The horseshoe-shaped beach of fine sand is sheltered and ideal for swimming, paddling and sunbathing. Swanage also offers watersports, boat trips and a railway. Ulwell Cottage has its own bar and restaurant which offers both takeaway and eat-in meals. Many pitches are on terraces, with hardstandings available. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, play area, shop and WiFi.
Hendre Mynach, Barmouth - Wales
This quality campsite, the closest to Barmouth, is just 100 metres from a glorious beach and 20 minutes' level stroll to the town centre. Barmouth is a little gem of a seaside town with a great harbour that is sheltered by cliffs and hills behind. It boasts miles of clean and glorious sandy beaches. Hardstanding and grassed pitches are available, alog with shower and toilet facilities, a shop and enclosed play area. The site is screened by mature trees to shelter it from the sea breezes and separate it from the buildings of the town.
Porth Beach, Newquay - Cornwall
At top coastal site close to Newquay but located in a tranquil valley surrounded by open countryside. The site is just a few yards from the glorious golden sand and surf of Porth Beach, situated in a stunning setting and ideal for families and couples. The small meandering stream on on side of the campsite is ideal for spotting wildlife whilst in contrast on the other side of the park, the beach is in a beautiful bay with a sandy shoreline, rock pools and surf. Quality oilets and showers, WiFi and spacious fully serviced pitches greet all visitors.