15 Summer Vacation Ideas: Stunning Coastal Motorhome Campsites in the UK
It’s never too late to start planning your summer holiday.
Get inspired and book your spot at one of these stunning UK seaside motorhome campsites before you run out of sunshine.
1. Beryl’s Motorhome Campsites, Devon
Beryl’s campsites are a country hideaway with panoramic views of Start Bay and oodles of peace and quiet. This sheltered location is an idyllic place to set up camp before heading off down the private footpath to the beach, enjoying ball games on the green or hiking off to spot the resident deer.
2. Elm Farm, Cornwall
A favourite among cyclists, this 20-pitch campsite boasts a prime location between Porthtowan and Portreath beaches.
It’s easy to get on the Mineral Tramways coast-to-coast cycle trail from here. You can bring your own bike or hire one on-site before setting off to explore the quarries and copper mines of Cornwall’s distant past.
The onsite cafe sells treats unique to the area like farm-fresh ice cream, locally-produced pork and Cornish Real Ale.
3. Manor Farm Caravan and Campsites
Manor Farm Caravan and Campsites are just a few minutes walk from the seaside village of Cromer in Norfolk. This quaint hamlet offers amusement arcades, fish and chip shops and old-worlde tea shops piled high with sugary treats.
From your pitch, you’ll enjoy gorgeous sea views over rolling fields perfect for youthful games.
4. Wold Farm Caravan and Camping Site
This 48-pitch Yorkshire coast resort is a delight for bird lovers, located close to the Bempton Cliffs Bird Sanctuary. The main attraction here is the private footpath which leads past 5 gorgeous beaches and brings plenty of opportunities to admire the avian marine life.
Close by, Flamborough village offers a chance to enjoy pub fare, fish and chips or tea, coffee and cakes.
5. Ravenglass Camping and Caravan Site
Located on the lesser-explored shores of the Western Lake District, this 75-pitch site offers the best of both worlds while camping in England.
The pitches lie in a pretty forest just 500m from the sea and close to the confluence of 3 mountain-fed streams. The walks are spectacular, leading to long-abandoned Roman ruins and an abundance of birdlife on the mud flats.
6. Dunes at Whitesands Camping
The Dunes is about as luxurious as camping gets in Wales. Here you’ll find every amenity your heart could desire, coupled with private spacious pitches. The campsites off easy access to the stunning Whitesands Beach, and there are surfboards for hire so you can make the most of it.
This idyllic location on the St. David’s Peninsula is close to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and the cathedral city of St. David’s.
7. Sango Sands Oasis
Sango Sands Oasis Campsite perches high on the cliffs of Scotland overlooking two celebrated beaches.
It’s close to the northernmost point in the UK, which means you can watch the sun both rise and set over the ocean every day. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see passing whales and bottlenose dolphins too.
The onsite restaurant and bar offer fun and fine fare as well as a good range of Scottish whisky.
8. Treen Farm Campsite
It’s all about the ocean at Treen Farm in Cornwall. You can see the beaches while strolling along the perimeter of the park or take a 10-minute stroll along the cliff to reach a patch of sand alongside the sea.
At low tide, you can walk along the shore all the way to Green Bay and Porthcurno beaches, or take a drive to popular Whitesands Bay for a surf. If that’s not enough for you, take a trip to the Minack Theatre, cut into the cliffs near Porthcurno overlooking the sea.
9. Coastal Stay, Pembrokeshire
It’s all happening at these sea-view campsites. The pitches face directly on to the cliffs of the Blue Lagoon, home of the annual Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships.
Sit back and watch the action or join in the surfing, climbing, coasteering and kayaking action in the area.
10. Aberafon, Gwynedd, Wales
If it’s ‘location’ you want, it’s ‘location’ you’ll get at this something-for-everyone destination. You can park your motorhome on the grassy edge of a private pebble beach, surf and sail to your heart’s content and try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Canoeing, kayaking and wakeboarding are all available nearby. Children love the games room and trickling stream that runs through the property all the way to the sea.
11. Beach View Holiday Park, Suffolk
Another great family destination, Beach View Holiday Park is a full-service facility with a host of nearby attractions. The onsite clubhouse overlooks the sea, has a games room and serves up a feast during the holiday season, including delicious pizzas prepared in a wood-fired oven and locally brewed ales.
Nearby you find the RSPB Minsmere, home to some of the country’s rarest wildlife species. The villages of Thorpeness and Aldeburgh are just a short bicycle ride away.
12. Ocean Pitch Campsite, Devon
Another top surf spot, Ocean Pitch is just a minute’s walk from the popular Croyde Beach. You can hire boards and wetsuits and brush up on your skills with a pro-surf lesson.
Landlubbers can fill their days with walks and hikes in the area to admire the local scenery, fauna and flora.
13. Dale Hill Farm
This spacious field overlooking the Pembrokeshire Heritage Coast is a hit among outdoor loving Britons. It’s close to the top surf spots in the areas, awash with gorgeous hiking opportunities, and boasts excellent scuba-diving spots nearby.
Crabbing on the pontoon is a popular diversion here, as are the boat trips out to explore the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.
14. Shell Island Campsite
North Wales’s Shell Island Campsite is one of the largest in the UK with 300 spacious pitches to choose from. During busy times it’s a great place to lap up the sense of community that’s so common among campers. In the springtime, the entire countryside erupts with wildflowers, strawberries, foxgloves and roses growing side by side.
Apart from the flowers, the restaurant, tavern and snack bar offer splendid opportunities for socialising when you aren’t hiking and biking or enjoying seaside fun.
15. Ewelease Farm, Dorset
If you’re up for eking the last few drops of fun out of summer, Ewelease Farm is open for only one month of the year every August. It’s a wonderful destination for family fun with a festive vibe. There are over 1 000 pitches to choose from and they sell out fast, so book early if you want a piece of the action.
The big attractions here are the private shingle beach, pottery workshop, bakery, wood-fired sauna and restaurant. The pontoon and sheltered rock pools are the perfect launch pad for snorkelling adventures. You can also catch your own dinner off the rocks and cook it right there on the beach.
Travel in Style
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The first step is getting an obligation-free valuation for your motorhome. It could be worth your while to sell it for cash. A little cash in hand goes a long way towards buying a more suitable get-up.
Get in touch and you could be heading off to Britain’s best motorhome campsites in a brand new rig before you know it.