7 UK campsites with Wow Factor
If you're looking for a campsite for your caravan holiday which has a stunning setting, view or location, look at these gems!
We've picked seven (updated) campsites across the UK which we think you'll love. They have 'Wow Factor' which you'll remember for a lifetime.
We based all site prices on a one-night stay for a couple with electric hook-up in high season.
Concierge Camping, West Sussex
This site offers the ultimate in luxury camping experiences. The owner spared no expense, and they paid attention to every detail.
Set at the foot of the South Downs National Park, near Chichester in West Sussex, this fantastic site was declared AA Campsite of the Year for England in December and holds an AA five Pennant platinum award.
The 27 spacious hardstanding pitches are fully serviced and arranged around a central uber-luxurious facilities block. It's here you will see the first of many touches to make your stay extra-special – toiletries in every shower cubicle and by the washbasins.
Unique to Concierge Camping is its 15m x 8m Emperor pitches. These come with day living safari tents that house a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sink unit with granite worktop, log burning stove and dining area.
Concierge Camping is the perfect base to explore the South Downs, Goodwood and award-winning local beaches. Dogs are welcome on the touring park, and there is a four-acre dog exercise area within the estate.
Ratham House, Ratham Lane, West Ashling, Chichester,
West Sussex PO18 8DL
T 01243 573118
Open All year
Dunnet Bay CAMC Site, Highlands
This Club site occupies a unique location among the dunes with stunning views over the sands to Dunnet Head, the most northernmost point of the British mainland.
This area is tranquil and solitary, offering a magical experience with colourful sunsets, a moody ever-changing sea and it is beautiful in its remoteness.
The beach is a few minutes walk away, with miles of golden sand and dogs are welcome.
The area is ideal for walking and the perfect location for a day trip over from John o'Groats to Orkney and the other islands. Bird watchers can take a ferry trip around the Stacks of Duncansby to see a host of seabirds.
Facilities on site include grass pitches with electric hook-ups, toilets, showers, a laundry and dog walk. In nearby Dunnet (half a mile away) there is a gin distillery and a restaurant at the Northern Sands Hotel.
Dunnet, Thurso, Highlands KW14 8XD
T 01847 821319
Open 22 March to 4 November
Pentewan Sands, Cornwall
Location, location, location! The area is one reason why five-star Pentewan Sands makes our list of unique sites. It's right on the beach – some pitches are a few footsteps from the sand.
These get snapped up quickly though, so make sure you book early.
Pentewan has everything you could need on site – two indoor pools, a whirlpool bath, tennis courts, watersports, a supermarket, and plenty of places to eat. We feel that two of the refreshment establishments are pretty special, too.
Firstly there's the Jolly Roger pub. It's a traditional Cornish-themed character pub, with reclaimed fixtures, local ales and even a Cornish dictionary to help you get to grips with the local dialect!
The second is the Hubbox beach shack. The Hubbox brand has restaurants in Plymouth, Exeter, Truro and now at Pentewan Sands.
Set directly on the beach, the menu here uses the finest Cornish ingredients to offer handmade burgers, gourmet hot dogs and other barbecue specials slow-smoked over hickory wood chips. Keep an eye out for the specials board featuring crab and lobster treats in the summer.
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6BT
T 01726 843485
Open 29 March to 2 November
Woodlands Grove Caravan Park, Devon
In the picturesque south Devon countryside, just short drive from Dartmouth, you'll find Woodlands Grove.
What makes this site unique is the small hedged touring areas are so peaceful they feel a world away from the Woodlands Family Theme Park part of the park, but when you want a day of thrills and spills you get free entry into the theme park included in your pitch fee!
The theme park has rides for all ages covering 90 acres!
Also, included in the pitch fee is an entry to the Falconry Centre where there are indoor aviaries and an outdoor flying ground for displays. Birds vary from little owls to an impressive Tawny eagle. There's also a Zoo Farm with five indoor barns full of wild, exotic and cute animals.
For tourers, there are grass or hardstanding pitches with electric. Facilities include a shop, toilets, showers, family rooms, a laundry, games room and cycle trail through woodland.
Dartmouth, Devon TQ9 7DQ
T 01803 712598
Open 29 March to 3 November
Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Gwynedd
If you'd like to stay on a campsite with a fine-dining restaurant and bar attached then head to Islawrffordd Caravan Park at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park.
The luxury restaurant and bar located there is called Nineteen.57, and it offers freshly cooked homemade food, great ales and fine dining,
You can turn up and eat in a more relaxed manner in the bar or book a table in the fine-dining restaurant. The bar menu is more 'pub grub' based with many family favourites including lasagne and burgers. The more formal restaurant serves gourmet delights with varied and seasonal menus.
The high quality extends to the caravan park, too, with 75 fully serviced hardstandings, including luxury super pitches with electric, fresh and wastewater, Elsan point, and digital TV connection. Facilities include a heated toilet block, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, plus private access to miles of sandy beach.
Talybont, Barmouth, Gwynedd LL43 2AQ
T 01341 247269
Open All year PRICE £45
Highlands End Holiday Park, Dorset
There's no denying that the view from the clifftop pitches at Highlands End Holiday Park is something else. Panoramic views of Dorset's Jurassic coastline, need we say more?
It's just a 500-metre walk from the beach with an on-site bar and restaurant, leisure club with swimming pool, sauna and steam room, a shop and play areas.
Pitches on site are hard standing, gravel and grass pitches, many with partial or full sea views, all with electric hook-up. Facilities include two toilets, shower blocks and a laundry room.
For dog owners, there is an enclosed exercise field. Plus there is direct access from the park onto the South West Coast Path. Eype beach is a 500-yard walk to the west and West Bay a 10-minute walk east.
The other unique feature to the site is Martin's Bar and Restaurant. Not just your average eatery, along with great food and drink, Martin's is also home to a collection of fire engine memorabilia, including an actual fire engine!
Eype, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6AR
T 01308 422139
Open 8 February to 29 November
Blair Castle Caravan Park, Cairngorms, Scotland
To spend time in the Scottish Highlands, Blair Castle Caravan Park is a perfect site.
Sitting on the southern edge of the Cairngorms National Park and with easy access to the A9, Blair Castle Caravan is a great site for caravanners long or short stay caravanners.
The site has 300 pitches, some of them 'super-sized' and five shower blocks. Plus, the facilities include a laundrette, dish-washing areas, individual cubicles and baby-changing. There is a children's play area too.
The site is spacious and open, yet protected by surrounding trees. Nearby is the spectacular Castle, which boasts a private army, and the park for walks into the Cairngorms, if you want to bag a Munro or two. Dogs are welcome too. The mountain views are impressive.
Blair Castle Caravan Park, Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Scotland, PH18 5SR
T 01796 481263
Open Mar to Nov
Price From £28