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Motorhome travel: Sensational Somerset campsites for campervans

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Somerset is one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations, offering idyllic beaches, inspiring coastlines and scenic countryside.

Check out this 15 campsites to visit if you're planning a trip in your campervan this summer...

Photos courtesy of VisitBritain/Stephen Spraggon

 

 

 

 

 

Greenacres Camping, Shepton Mallet

A family-friendly site, close to Wells and with views of Glastonbury Tor. The site offers lots of open space and farm animals for children to enjoy. A traditional campsite (but with modern facilities), Greenacres welcomes campfires. No pets.

 
Barrow Lane, North Wootton, Shepton Mallet BA4 4HL
01749 890497
greenacres-camping.co.uk
Open: 3 May-26 September

 

Country View Holiday Park, Weston-super-Mare 

Just 200 yards from Sandy Bay beach and close to Weston-super-Mare. Quiet touring area with outdoor pool, bar and games room also on site. Large dog walk area and the beach is also dog-friendly.

This is a Premier Parks campsite.


Sand Road, Sand Bay, Kewstoke BS22 9UJ
01934 627595
cvhp.co.uk
Open: All year

 

Exe Valley Caravan Site, Dulverton

Deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park nestled in a fold of trees between the river and a mill stream. An adults-only site with grass and hardstanding electric pitches. Country inn opposite.

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Bridgetown, Dulverton, TA22 9JN
01643 851432
exevalleycamping.co.uk
Open: 15 March-14 October

 

Burrowhayes Farm, Caravan & Camping Site, Porlock

Image of the countryside in Porlock, Somerset

With a view of Dunkery Beacon and situated beside Horner Water, Burrowhayes is within the Exmoor National Park. Many paths lead to open moorland and into the woods. Close to Porlock Weir and Minehead. Horses/ponies for hire. 

West Luccombe, Porlock, Minehead, TA24 8HT
01643 862463
burrowhayes.co.uk
Open: 15 March-2 November

 

Holiday Resort Unity, Brean Sands

A family-friendly park with full-on facilities, a short walk from the vast Brean Sands beach. Next door to a water park, theme park, golf course and many other activities for all ages. Several touring fields each with their own facilities.

Coast Road, Brean Sands, TA8 2RB
01278 751235
hru.co.uk
Open: February-November


Cheddar Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Wells

Set in the heart of the Mendips, this club site is close to Priddy village, a pub and farm shop. An ideal base for walking, cycling and climbing. Facilities include a family room and shop.

Mendip Heights, Townsend, Priddy, Wells BA5 3BP
01749 870241
campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
Open: 15 March – 5 January

 

Channel View Caravan Park, Brean

Situated on the Somerset coast, on Brean Sands, with beachside pitches and views of the vast sands and dramatic headland. Grass pitches with electric, with toilets and showers. Dogs are welcome and the beach is dog-friendly. 

Somerset Leisure, Brean Farm, Warren Road, Brean TA8 2RR
01278 751055
somersetleisure.co.uk
Open: 29 March-3 November

 

Westbrook Farm Caravan Park, Brent Knoll

A tranquil site set in the Somerset countryside 20 minutes from stunning and dramatic Cheddar Gorge. Grass or hardstanding pitches with electric. Toilets and showers, a children’s play area and dog walk on site.

Harp Road, Brent Knoll TA9 4HQ
01278 760386
somersetleisure.co.uk
Open: 1 March-10 November

 

Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park, Bishop Sutton 

An adults-only site with just 35 pitches in a garden-like setting. Within 800 yards of a championship fishing lake and close to Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare. Local pub and shop a short walk away.  

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Ham Lane, Bishop Sutton, nr Bath BS39 5TZ
01275 332127
bathchewvalley.co.uk
Open: All year

 

Dulhorn Farm Holiday Park, Lympsham 

A family-run farm site with lots of open space set between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. Grass and hardstanding pitches with electric. Play areas, designated dog walk and fishing lake. Ideal for visiting places such as Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury.

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Weston Road, Lympsham BS24 0JQ
01934 750298
dulhornfarmholidaypark.co.uk
Open: 15 March-15 November

 

Wells Touring Park, Wells 

Located within walking distance of the city of Wells, this adults-only site is also ideal for visiting Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. All-weather pitches plus on-site shop and beauty room. Bus stop at site entrance. 

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Haybridge, Wells BA5 1AJ
01749 676869
wellstouringpark.co.uk
Open: All year


Waterrow Touring Park, Wiveliscombe 

40 hardstanding pitches (fully serviced ones available) set next to woodland for adults only. Woodland and riverside walks, dog-friendly and five-star facilities. Bus stop at entrance and country inn close by.

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Waterrow, Wiveliscombe TA4 2AZ
01984 623464
waterrowpark.co.uk
Open: All year


Mill Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Bridgwater

Image of the countryside around the Quantock Hills, Somerset

Just a short distance from Bridgwater, Mill Farm lies between the foot of the Quantock Hills and the north Somerset coastline. The site has an indoor and outdoor pool and boating lake, and offers riding lessons and family entertainment.  

Watery Lane, Fiddington, Bridgwater TA5 1JQ
01278 732286
millfarm.biz
Open: All year

 

Old Oaks Touring & Glamping, Glastonbury 

A multi-award winning, adults-only site within walking distance of Glastonbury Tor. Dog-friendly with large dog walk plus fishing pond. Shop and off-licence on site, five takeaway nights and free walking/cycling maps. Fully serviced pitches available. 

This is a Premier Parks campsite.

Wick Farm, Wick, Glastonbury BA6 8JS
01458 831437
theoldoaks.co.uk
Open: 1 March-17 November

 

Minehead Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Minehead

A campsite with sea views, close to the Exmoor Heritage Coast and just outside the national park. There’s a wooded walk into Minehead, 1½ miles away. Grass and hardstanding pitches with electric. Nearby Wimbleball Reservoir offers a range of watersports activities.


Hill Road, North Hill, Minehead TA24 5LB
01643 704138
campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk
Open: 11 April-30 September

 

This article was originally published in the May 2019 issue of Campervan magazine. Click here to buy a copy.

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