The holiday sector in the UK has changed dramatically over the years with many people now deciding to stay within the UK and enjoy the beautiful countryside we often take for granted. This has prompted an array of improvements in the campsite sector and there are now some amazing campsites by the sea. We will now take a look at the top five British campsites by the sea to give you an idea of what is on offer.
Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly
While the Isles of Scilly may not be top of the list of campsites in the UK for many people, they have obviously not sampled Bryher Campsite. This is an area of the UK which makes you feel as though you could be on a paradise island. The location of the site is nestled between two hills which offer protection against the elements as well as panoramic views of the Atlantic Sea. The beautiful white beach offers the perfect location to relax and enjoy the atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is easy to forget that the Isles of Scilly are literally just a short ferry ride from the mainland and civilisation!
Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives
Cornwall has for many years been a magnet for campers and you only need to look at places like the Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives to see why. The beautiful coastline allows you to escape from everyday life and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. The campsite itself offers an array of holiday caravans, self-catering apartments, touring and camping pitches and is just half a mile from exquisite beaches and the local town centre. There are literally miles and miles of beautiful countryside in which to roam, as well as art galleries, local historical sites and family attractions nearby. The Ayr Holiday Park offers something for everybody.
Bay View Farm, Cornwall
As we touched on above, Cornwall has been one of the main focal points for the UK campsite industry for some time now. The countryside, the views, the atmosphere and the quality of services is second to none. This is why the Bay View Farm has proven to be so popular offering such diverse experiences such as a monkey sanctuary just close by, shire horses, a local fishing village and coastal/cliff paths with views that will take your breath away. There are array of on-site facilities and the campsite takes in all types of accommodation such as static caravans, touring caravans, tents and motorhomes.
Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club, Devon
The Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club in Devon offers a mixture of facilities for families and couples wanting to sample something a little different to the traditional UK holiday. Again, as you would expect from the region, there are some stunning views and you can literally walk for miles in the beautiful countryside. The campsite offers an array of facilities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible while also maintaining that rural setting and relaxed atmosphere. It is difficult to comprehend the array of facilities and beautiful beaches just a short walk from the campsite but then again this is why gems like Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club are proving so popular. They offer the opportunity to escape from busy villages, towns and cities in the knowledge that they are literally just a hop skip and a jump away.
Burnbake Campsite, Dorset
The aptly named Burnbake Campsite is located in the beautiful countryside of Dorset offering a selection of on-site facilities and amenities close by. Described as a “secluded woodland campsite on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset” this pretty much says it all. The site has been in operation since 1975 and while the on-site facilities have improved over the years it is still seen as a traditional campsite which is more family orientated. Luxury lodges stand aside tent pitches with facilities for small camper vans on a first-come first-served basis. Even the quickest of glimpses at the surrounding countryside and the campsite itself will highlight why it is proving so popular.
More to follow
This is just a small selection of the U.K.’s leading seaside campsites which are becoming more popular each year. The opportunity to escape from everyday life and enjoy the relaxing views and smells of the countryside should never be underestimated. Whether you are looking for a long stay or a short stay holiday there is more than enough to keep you entertained amongst the above campsites.