Going on holiday doesn’t always have to be about glamorous hotels and packed tourist attractions. Sometimes all you want is to switch off your phone, relax and be at one with nature. And what better way to explore the country than being out on the open road in a fully equipped caravan with some of your nearest and dearest? If your definition of a relaxing holiday is camping, then you’re in luck because some of the best campsites are in the UK.
Tipi Holidays, Port Isaac, Cornwall
It would be hard to find a campervan campsite with a location more stunning than the Cornish Tipi Holidays in Port Isaac. The award-winning family campsite is located right in the middle of the beautiful British countryside and boasts various luxury facilities. This site is equipped with modern toilets and hot shower blocks, as well as disabled facilities and even an on-site café serving top quality breakfasts and themed meals to fit in with their taco nights, pizza nights, and thali nights.
Whether you’re looking for a secluded grassy patch or an open meadow pitch next to the lake, this 20-acre campsite is sure to have a suitable spot for all. We offer a selection of accommodation types including numerous pre-pitched tipis as well as camping spots for campervans, motorhomes, and tents of all shapes and sizes. With a picturesque lake nearby, your days spent with the family will fly by as you spend hours having fun in the water, fishing for rainbow trout, and practising your boating skills. On clear nights, make sure to build a firepit and spend the night gazing up at the stars. From the campsite you can explore Cornwall’s countryside or head out for a day at the beach. Why not get stuck in and take part in surf lessons, sea kayaking, or a range of other water sports?
Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia
If you love the mountain and hiking then this campervan campsite at Llyn Gwynant is perfect for you! Located in the very heart of Snowdonia National Park, this is an ideal base camp if you’ve decided to take on Snowdon. The trail itself to climb Mount Snowdon is very easily accessible from the campsite. If hiking isn’t your strong suit, you can still enjoy the nature here by pitching up next to the lake in the comfort of your campervan.
Llyn Gwynant Campsite is a great campsite for a variety of activities, including kayaking, swimming and even yoga. The campsite offers boat hire for those who want to try their hand at these water sports. Alternatively, why not sign up for one of the lakeside yoga sessions if you’re looking for a way to wind down? There are endless scenic hill walks, nature walks and treks through the mountains of Snowdonia to choose from if you’re looking to explore.
As one of the best campsites in the UK, Llyn Gwynant is very popular so make sure you book your holiday well in advance. The campsite can get busy during major holiday times – but you won’t want to miss out!
Ashton Hall Caravan Park, Lancaster
Nestled between the picturesque hills of Lancashire, Ashton Hall Caravan Park allows visitors to explore the surrounding area. The peaceful estate is a home to a great variety of wildlife, making It a great place for going on walks, hiking or fishing. Relax with a round of golf on the local 11-hole course with a great view of the sea, or walk less than a mile to the nearest pubs and restaurants.
If you’re looking to take your beloved pup on holiday with you, you’re in luck because this caravan campsite warmly welcomes dogs. There are plenty of opportunities for trying sailing or water sports, as well as direct access to Lancashire Coastal Way. Explore some of the marvellous historical sites around Lancashire, including the Rochester Roman Bath House, which dates all the way back from around 100 AD.
Not only are there unlimited activities and adventures for all the family but you can rest assured your motorhome and all your possessions are protected while you’re out and about with the campsite’s CCTV and automated security barrier system.
The family-run Rosewall campsite in Weymouth is great for anyone that wants to explore the Jurassic Coast. Set among the breath-taking views of one of Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this campsite offers plenty of opportunities to spend your days exploring or maybe even go hunting for fossils. The camping field stretches over 13 acres and is equipped with modern toilets and shower facilities for your convenience.
Rosewell has its own fishing waters, the one and a half-acre wide Wally’s Lake, which is full of wildlife, so make sure you pack your fishing equipment! If fishing isn’t really your thing, why not try swimming on the deeper south side of the lake. The site offers a fantastic view over Osmington Bay and the Dorset countryside, and is located near the hamlet of Osmington Mills. For a relaxing day you can go to Osmington Bay, which is within walking distance, to explore the rockpools or sunbathe on the beach while reading a book.
Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park, Invercove, Scotland
When booking a holiday at Invercoe Caravan Park make sure to ask for a pitch by the waterside, because those hardstanding pitches have the most gorgeous views of the loch. The campsite itself is equipped with all the facilities you need, including toilet and shower blocks as well as electric hook-ups for your campervan or motorhome.
Located in the scenic area of Glencoe, this campsite provides opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. Hikers and hill-walkers will be in their element with Ben Nevis and the many other “Munros” nearby. Boat hire, pony trekking and riding are also available to take part in nearby and if the weather during your visit isn’t as spectacular as you’d hoped for, there are many interesting indoor exhibitions and activities in the area.
If our blog has got you dreaming of visiting all of the best campsites the UK has to offer, then why not browse our website and have a look at the range of new and used caravans and motorhomes we have to offer. Whether you’re looking for a specific brand or berth, we have a large collection to choose from to ensure we meet the needs of all our customers. Our team is always happy to help, so contact us for more information today!
This blog was written by Dave Brown. Dave is a Director of his family business which began in 1971. He has a wealth of experience in this sector starting as a workshop apprentice straight from school in 1982. Married with two children, Dave has been an enthusiastic Rugby player since the age of 8, only retiring this year. He will now spend more time travelling in his VW Campervan and watching his favourite team, the Northampton Saints.