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Editor's Pick - Top Coastal Sites

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Enjoy being beside the seaside with our choice of the best coastal campsites

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, like the park, is open all year, providing both takeaway and eat-in meals. Many pitches are on terraces, with hardstandings available – some with water and drainage. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, play area, shop and WiFi.

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 running north up to Harlech. Hardstanding and grassed pitches are available, many with electric and water. Immaculate shower and toilet facilities. There is a launderette, parent and baby room, disabled facilities, shop and enclosed play area. Pets are welcome with a huge dog zone on the beach. The site is screened by mature trees to shelter it from the sea breezes and separate it from the buildings of the town. Staff are on site 24 hours and three static caravans and three pods are also available to hire. Electric vehicle charging point on site.

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. Not only is the site right on one of the safest beaches in the area, but you are also within easy reach of all the amenities that Cornwall has to offer. Award-winning toilets and showers, WiFi and spacious fully serviced pitches greet all visitors.

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