01 Jul 2014
You’ve explored Britain’s rolling hills, seen its cities and covered its countryside in your motorhome, too. Now you’re looking for a fresh experience, involving sunshine, sand, and salty sea air. Britain is blessed with some truly beautiful coastline. And where there’s beautiful coastline, there’s usually a cracking campsite nearby. Here are a few of our favourites.
What can be better than stepping out of your motorhome and in just a few short steps finding yourself gazing out across the sea. The Ayr Holiday Park in St. Ives is just a short walk from the popular fishing port. The site offers stunning views over Porthmeor Beach, perfect for enjoying the sunset with a nice cold drink at the end of the day.
There is also an electric hook up, a tap and drainage on most pitches. Plus, the shower and toilet block is well-equipped with hot water, showers, hair driers and shaver points, all free to use. There are even dishwashing sinks to help you keep your crockery and cutlery clean.
One of the great joys of being a motorhome driver is the ability to hit the road and get away from it all whenever you like. And if it’s peace and quiet you’re seeking, you’ll certainly find it at Dunstan Hill Camping and Caravanning Club Site.
Perched serenely less than a mille from the North Northumberland Heritage Coast, this rural retreat offers a tranquil base from which to explore the area’s famous castles. It has a lovely woodland walk down to the beach and you’re not far from the village of Craster, where you can enjoy some of the UK’s finest kippers.
If you have four-legged friends who come on holiday with you, or even if you don’t, you’ll find plenty to enjoy at Pinewood Holiday Park in Norfolk. It’s right in the heart of the Norfolk coast, nestled behind pine-topped sand dunes not far from the beach at Wells. The beach itself is massive stretching as far as the eye can see, and plenty long enough for an energetic game of fetch.
Facilities-wise there are modern showers and toilet blocks, a miniature railway, which ferries weary holidaymakers into town and back. Plus, with lots of quiet country lanes and flat roads to explore, you won’t be surprised to learn that the park offers cycles for hire too. Great for getting out and about, with your faithful companion in tow.
If you fancy something little more off the beaten track, consider heading to Shell Island. It’s a 450-acre peninsula of sand dunes and sea-grass on the Welsh coast. It’s a quite beautiful location, offering some truly magical spots for camping. You could pitch up near the cliff-top, between the golden sand-dunes, amongst the trees, or even on the beach itself. Shell Island has its own shop for groceries, hot showers, even a pub and restaurant. But most of all it has bags of charm and plenty of scenic stopovers.
Picture yourself pitching up in 30-acres of woodland, walking distance from the beach. A short walk along the beach itself brings you to the Coastal Centre where you can watch seals in the sea. Plus you’re surrounded by some of Britain’s’ finest countryside, woodlands and a famous RSPB bird reserve. Cliff House Holidays is the perfect destination of you’re looking to explore Suffolk. Facilities include showers, laundrette, simple shop, pub and restaurant.