Find out about some the best coastal campsites to enjoy for a staycation once the kids are back at school and you can have the whole site to yourself.
Many people think summer is the best time to camp because it is cheap, the weather is good and you don’t pay through the nose for summer prices. We are about to let you in on a little secret – if you don’t have children in school, you can enjoy a staycation for less, with gorgeous views and in most cases, facilities all to yourself. What is even better is that the weather is often beautiful in Autumn so you’re unlikely to feel like you missed out on any good weather from previous months. How? By camping after the kids have gone back to school. Campsite prices have dropped, there are no big families to share the space with and beaches are deliciously secluded. All you have to do now is choose where you’re going to go. Maybe this list of some of the best coastal campsites in the UK will help you:
Bryher Campsite (Isles Of Scilly)
There are gorgeous sea views here and little wind because of where it sits in the hills. You have great access to two great swimming locations, as well as broader access by car to everything Scilly has to offer.
Treen Farm Campsite (Penzance)
For a camping trip ideal for those who love walking and dramatic scenery, camp here. You’re close to the edge of a cliff (not too close!) so you’ll get plenty of sea breeze, and all the amazing attractions of this part of Cornwall within easy reach.
Sandy Acres Campsite (Hayle)
The dunes surrounding Gwithian beach looking to Godrevy lighthouse on the right and the bay of St Ives on the left leave an impression on everybody who visits them. So being able to camp on them is a true privilege. Autumnal sunsets here are incredible, as are walks on the beach to go exploring the rock pools without having to dodge kids with buckets every other step. That’s without mentioning the incredible surf to be had here, as well as one of the best train journeys you’ll take in the UK from St Erth to St Ives (and you’ll be able to get a seat at this time of year too!).
Slapton Sands (Devon)
There are some lovely views here, not to mention easy access to the beaches and river spots nearby for some romantic memory making.
Trehenlliw Farm (Pembrokeshire)
You’re in amongst the farm animals here, but in the best possible way. The site also places you close to surfing hotspot Whitesands, or dolphin hotspot Ramsey Island. A little informal, but perfect for those who like to ‘nearly’ wild camp for that authentic outdoors experience.
Grange Farm (Isle of Wight)
There are views right the way across the ocean here for magical sunrises and sunsets. You can choose from camping pods or camping in your own tent. Access to the beach is easy and there are also good facilities on site too.
Deepdale Farm (Norfolk)
The location of this campsite is excellent for access to the beaches either side of it. There are also gorgeous walks to be had in towns, forests and marshlands nearby.
Dunnet Bay Caravan Camping Site (Scotland)
This campsite is remote and suits walkers and nature lovers down to the ground. The beach is often completely empty and is perfect for some couples kite flying.
Need Somewhere To Store Your Camping Gear?
Regardless of when you choose to go camping, camping gear never gets any smaller does it? It always takes up a ton of space for something we don’t seem to use all that often. If you want some extra space to store your camping gear, and other seasonal items, cheap self storage (see Storing.com) could be a great option for you. It is often very affordable, flexible and comes in many sizes to choose from so you don’t pay for space you don’t need. It could be the ideal choice for your camping equipment so it stays dry, safe and in great condition ready for your next adventure.