UK Caravan Hotspots

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Here at Safeguard, we know just how passionate you are about finding the next caravanning hotspot to enjoy with your family and friends. That’s why we’ve carried out a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive study into over 60,000 of the Great British public’s staycation Instagram posts, to discover the most popular destinations for caravanners in the UK.

As UK weather can be unpredictable, Safeguard have compared the nation’s favourite corners of the country with average daily temperatures to find out which hotspots have the best weather.


Our Predictions:

Which locations will be the hottest and driest to visit this summer?

Our data has revealed that it really is hotter down south! The places where you are most likely to need sun cream are Brixham, Devon (16.9 °C) Paignton, Devon (16.1 °C) and Dartmouth, Devon (14.9 °C).

The places where you are least likely to be caught in a downpour are Skegness, Lincolnshire (0.20 mm), Richmond, London (0.21 mm) and Bridlington, Yorkshire (0.21mm).

Which locations will be the coldest and wettest to visit this summer?

In contrast, our data has found that two of the chilliest spots are in Scotland. If you’re heading up north, be sure to pack your thermals! These are Fort William, Highlands (2.2 °C), Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire (4.7 °C) and Cairngorms, Highlands (5.8 °C).

With hotter and more humid temperatures, rain often follows. Given that Dartmouth is one of the warmer places to visit, it’s not unexpected to see that it also tops the table for the wettest locations. These are Dartmouth, Devon (2.88 mm), Southend, Essex (2.63 mm) and Windsor, Berkshire (2.44 mm).


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Top 10 Hottest and Coldest Instagrammed Locations:

Here are the top 10 Instagrammed hotspots which our data has revealed as the hottest and coldest.

Location Average Daily Temperature (°C)        Location Average Daily Temperature (°C)
Brixham, Devon 16.9       Fort William, Highlands 2.2
Paignton, Devon    16.1       Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire 4.7
Dartmouth, Devon 14.9       Cairngorms, Highlands 5.8
Torquay, Devon 14.9       Windermere, Cumbria 7.0
Swanage, Dorset 14.1       Penzance, Cornwall 7.1
Reading, Berkshire 13.0       Falmouth, Cornwall 7.2
Margate, Kent 13.0       Bridport, Dorest 7.6
Ilfracombe, Devon 13.0       Bude, Cornwall 8.1
Dawlish, Devon 12.9       North Yorks Moors, Yorkshire 8.1
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 12.7       St. Ives, Cornwall 8.1


Top 10 Driest and Wettest Instagrammed Locations:

Here are the top 10 Instagrammed hotspots which our data has revealed as the driest and wettest.

Location Average Daily Precipitation (mm)       Location Average Daily Precipitation (mm)
Skegness, Lincolnshire 0.20       Dartmouth, Devon 2.88
Richmond, London 0.21       Southend, Essex 2.63
Bridlington, Yorkshire  0.21       Windsor, Berkshire 2.44
Prestatyn, Wales 0.21       Bedford, Bedfordshire 2.39
Ilfracombe, Devon 0.25       Selsey, West Sussex 2.35
North York Moors, Yorkshire 0.28       Paignton, Devon 2.32
Llandudno, Wales 0.30       Whitstable, Kent 2.30
Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales 0.31       Alnwick, Northumberland 2.03
Porthcawl, Wales 0.33       Sidmouth, Devon 1.96
Windermere, Cumbria 0.35       Weymouth, Dorset 1.94

Top 10 most-Instagrammed locations for caravanners in the UK


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Remember: Before you set off on your Instagram inspired travels, make sure your caravan or motorhome is covered by Safeguard.