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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.

Three family-friendly resorts located in a popular area of Cornwall. Newquay View Resort lies in a coastal valley, just inland from the sandy beach at Porth and two miles from Newquay. Many great surfing beaches are all within a short distance. The coastal path is nearby. Bude Holiday Resort is set just back from the coastal path and within a 21-acre site. Just a short walk away lies Bude, as well as several surfing beaches. Widemouth Fields lies just a mile inland from the golden sands and bright blue surfing waves of Widemouth Bay. This park is surrounded by glorious countryside and far-reaching rural views.

Newperran is one of the UK’s top-rated holiday resorts with modern, clean facilities and countryside
views; there’s even a glimpse of the sea in the distance. This family-friendly and five-star park near Newquay has a heated indoor pool, an adventure playground and skate park. New for spring 2019, a refreshed bar and eatery offering evening entertainment at peak times and a great children’s activities programme. Newperran is a spacious site, in an elevated position over the Cornish countryside. Its tranquil location offers the perfect respite from the vibrant beaches of Newquay. But you can easily drive to one of the many beautiful coves in the area within 10 minutes. Pitches are level with adjacent parking and are situated on the perimeter of camping areas which are surrounded by Cornish hedges and farm land.

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 laundrette, parent and baby room, disabled facilities, shop and enclosed play area. Pets are welcome with a dog walk nearby. The caravan and camping areas are neatly separated from one another and 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 two static caravans are also available to hire.

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