Do you prefer your holidays to be spent laying on the beach, soaking up the sun, with the crisp, clear water lapping at your toes, with an ice cold drink in one hand and your favourite book in the other? Or do you like to explore rock pools and do a bit of snorkelling? Or perhaps you’re a little more adventurous and want to try your hand at some watersports?
Whatever floats your boat, you’ll be able to find some fantastic campsites by the sea located right on, or nearby some of the best beaches that the UK has to offer. We’ve handpicked a few for you to consider.
Scotts Farm, West Wittering, West Sussex
Large grassy fields with a play area for the kids, and the amazing West Wittering beach within easy walking distance from the camp site. A great location, and being just down the road from LandCruise HQ makes it a great option for your first or last night’s hire.
Grange Farm Brighstone Bay, Isle of Wight
Situated on the beautiful s.w. coast of the island, with easy access to a sandy beach and picturesque views of over Chine and Brighstone Forest. The site is set on a small, family run working farm, where they also keep some interesting, and friendly, animals including: Alpacas, pigs, goats, water buffalo, a donkey, and other small pets.
Highlands End Holiday Park, Bridport, Dorset
The Family-run Highlands End Holiday Park is a 5 star Best of British Park with panoramic clifftop views of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and overlooking West Bay (or Broadchurch!). They have plenty of facilities on site including a swimming pool, steam room & gym, 2 children’s play areas, and are also dog friendly.
Ruda Holiday Park, Croyde Bay, North Devon
Described as a surfer’s dream, Croyde Bay has it all. Golden sands and world class surfing await on the beautiful Heritage Coastline of North Devon. The village of Croyde is famed for its quaint thatched cottages and old world charm and offers a great selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives, Cornwall
With stunning views across one of the world’s most iconic bays, the panoramic sea view on offer takes in Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Bay and 30 miles of Cornish coastline. Enjoying quick access to the town and beaches, St Ives is a good starting point from which to explore other parts of Cornwall including Lands End, Penwith and the North Coast.
Folkestone Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Kent
Ideally located whether you’re holidaying in Kent or taking a day trip to France by Channel Tunnel. The campsite enjoys a dramatic cliff-top position with stunning views of the sea and the chalky cliffs of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast, offering lots of great trails to follow through the local Nature Reserve, known as The Warren.
Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea, Wales
One of the finest beaches on the Gower Peninsula, with an almost round sandy beach encircled by unique rock formations. Three Cliffs Bay is an award winning campsite perched on the high ground just behind the beach. Its worth noting that not all the pitches have sea views, so be sure to arrive early to give yourself the best chance of securing one.
Clachtoll Beach, Sutherland, Scotland
If you like beach holidays and incredible wildlife then this is the place for you. Clachtoll beach looks like it should be in the Mediterranean, (but a tad windier). Schools of dolphin have regularly been spotted from the campsite as they pass along the coast, as have porpoise, basking sharks and minke whales. Seals and otters are also seen regularly playing around the coast, so make sure you remember to take your binoculars!