There are lots of different things to love about camping; the peace and quiet, the chance to hike and explore, and the stunning nature that surrounds you.
This might be why the popularity of camping is on the rise. While there are lots of luxurious hotels and spa breaks available, some people prefer to simply spend some time in the great outdoors. If you love taking a break from the world to go camping, check out 5 of the best campsites in the UK.
Treen Farm Campsite, Cornwall
Cornwall is known for its breathtaking beauty and cliff top hiking routes, so it is the perfect place for a camping break. There are lots of campsites to choose from, but the one that stands out is Treen Farm Campsite. You can see the ocean from the campsite, and it is only five minutes away from one of the UK’s top surfing spots, Whitesands Bay.
The campsite is one field back from the rocky cliff top, so the views are truly amazing. Facilities include toilets, showers, sinks, a small shop and a laundry area, so it is relatively well-equipped.
Price: Adults £6 ($8) per night. Children £3 ($4) per night.
Cleadale, Inner Hebrides
Cleadale offers one of the most unique camping experiences in the UK. The journey to the campsite begins with a ferry to the island, and it is likely that you will see dolphins, minke whales, or even an orca as you sail over. When you arrive on the island of Eigg you will be treated to spectacular views; JRR Tolkien even used the scenic area as inspiration for his books.
The campsite is wild and beautiful, but is best suited to people who really, really love the outdoors. The land isn’t flat everywhere and the only sink is outdoors. However, if you’re tough enough to deal with the lack of facilities you will be treated to some seriously stunning views of buzzards and plenty of island hiking routes.
Price: £5 ($6) per night.
Fox Wood Camping, West Sussex
If you’re looking for a family campsite Fox Wood Camping in West Sussex is perfect. It is located at the bottom of a 34 acre valley that is filled with dense woodlands and lush greenery. The place is pretty basic, only offering composting toilets and gas-powered showers, but the woodland location makes it more than worthwhile. No cars are allowed on the campsite either, so guests use a wheelbarrow to transport their belongings to the campsite. This is a chance to truly connect with nature, and the campsite is known for being a huge success with children.
Cost: £37 ($46) per night (includes two adults, two children, parking, a tent and a fire pit).
There are lots of wonderful campsites in Wales, but Aberafon is a cut above the rest. The campsite has its own private sandy beach that is filled with rock pools that are teeming with life, and the surrounding cliffs are perfect for long hikes. If you don’t have a tent, don’t worry about it; you can find lots of tents on our site, such as these 3-4 person tents.
Price: Adults £7.50 ($9-$10) per night. Children £3.50 ($4-$5) per night.
If you want a camping experience that is a little more glamorous, try Trailerflash in Scotland. Guests stay in authentic campervans next to the sea, and they are ideal for families or large groups of friends. Each trailer comes with central heating, a DVD player, a CD player, a double bed, a wet room, a kitchen and outdoor furniture. The area is known for its beauty, so make sure you explore the area before coming back to your cosy trailer.
Price: From £800 ($999) per week.