Best Beach Campsites In The UK

Best Campsites by the beach to pitch your tent this summer.

Why Go Camping?

Head off to one of the many campsites in the UK this year. Camping is a fun, environmentally friendly holiday option. Most of us are feeling the pull on our purse strings at the moment, and besides being cheaper than hotel accommodation camping allows us to get back to nature.  It’s incredibly peaceful to sit around a campfire at night looking up at the stars. What a great way to end off a tough day on the beach.

1. Arthurs Field, Treloan, Cornwall

Head off to the Treloan on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. Here you will find Arthurs Field. This is one of England’s best known campsites, great for families with loads of activities for the children to get involved in.  They will love joining an art workshop or listen to stories around the campfire whilst Mum and Dad relax and enjoy the sea breeze.

2. Gwithian Farm, Hayle

Another family-friendly site to be found on the Cornish Coast is Gwithian Farm in Hayle. A quick, stroll means you can be out of your tent and on the beach in just ten minutes. Have a fun day on the sand, and you’ll be able to hear the waves from your tent at night. The communal facilities have been given great reviews. There is a lot for the family to do, both at the campsite and also in the village close by.

3. Burnbake Campsite Dorset

Burnbake Campsite in Dorset has been described as one of the most charming campsites in the UK, and offers very good facilities including a laundry and a small shop.  The site is close to Studland Bay, which has gorgeous sandy beaches.  The surroundings are perfect for cycling and walking.  There are no cars allowed on the site.  If you feel like a day away from the beach you will find Corfe Castle and Swanage a few miles away, and both are worthwhile visiting.

4. Get Back To Nature In Pembrokeshire

Nature lovers and children will love camping at Dale Hill Farm in Pembrokeshire.  This site offers amazing views of the mouth of the Heritage Coast, and the Milford Haven estuary.  The children will have fun on any of the local beaches close by to the site, and nature lovers will enjoy a boat trip to the island nature reserves. The area is popular with divers and surfers, so there is something for the teenagers to get involved with.  Take a walk along the majestic cliffs and clear your mind, what a wonderful way to relax.

5. Eco-Friendly Norfolk

If you prefer the East Coast, then we recommend camping at Deepdale Farm in Norfolk.   This is one of the most eco-friendly campsites in the UK.  The site has 80 pitches for tents and small camper vans.  If you feel like something different, you could hire a tepee.  This site is at the northern end of the coastline and is close to some beautiful beaches. We recommend a visit to Holkam beach or head off to Blakeney to catch a few crabs. Couples can enjoy a romantic walk through the marshland at Morston and there are plenty of seaside towns to visit within close proximity.

6. Remote Relaxation

The views from Dunnet Bay Camping Site in Scotland are nothing short of spectacular. You will find this beautiful place nestled a short way from Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of Britain’s mainland. The crescent-shaped beach is a wonderful place to fly kites or picnic. This is one of the UK’s most remote campsites and is therefore never crowded.  The facilities are good, and we think it’s a perfect place to pitch your tent if you really want to get away from it all.

If you would like to recommend your favourite campsites in the UK, please let us know below – we’d love to hear from you!