The Five Best Campsites In The UK

campsite UKThere 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 five 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.

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.

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.

Aber­a­fon, Gwynedd
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.

Trail­er­flash, Scotland
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 cozy trailer.