As the owner of a camper van, you will know all to well the beauty of being able to hop in your van with a full tank of petrol and set off to wherever takes your fancy.
Heading to the coast is perfect when the weather is on your side, and Britain is actually blessed with a spot of sunshine.
Not sure where exactly to go? Stuck in the routine of visiting the same places? Take a look at these 20 beautiful destinations, perfect for parking up at and seeing what the area has to offer.
Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance
Only a short walk or drive from some of the best beaches Cornwall has to offer, Treen Farm Campsite is located in a field back from the cliff top – so you can expect some beautiful views. With museums and Minack Theatre in the area, you won’t be stuck for things to do whether you prefer relaxing by the sea or catching a show.
Shell Island, Gwynedd
Europe’s largest site, Shell Island boasts sand dunes, cliff-top views and a stunning and spacious beach. With a supermarket, restaurant, pub and shop, there is really no need to leave the Island. However if you fancy going a little further afield, the village of Llanbedr is just 2.5 miles from the island and the seaside town of Barmouth is less than a 30 minute drive away.
Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly
With views of Hangman Island and Tresco, you’ll think you’re in paradise when the sun is shining and you can feel the sand between your toes at Green Bay. With all the basic facilities you could need and a cosy pub close by, it’s the perfect place for a long weekend away.
Cobbs Hill Farm, East Sussex
With an adventure playground and rabbits, goats, horses and guinea pigs calling the site home, it’s a great place to bring children. With a pebble beach and tea rooms along with a sailing club where you book a lesson and try your hand at sailing, it’s an allrounder for families.
Trehenlliw Farm, Pembrokeshire
On 115 acres of farmland, the popular area offers sandy beaches and Whitesands Bay which is perfect for anyone who loves to surf. If that’s not your thing, you can take a boat to Ramsey island and try to spot some seals and dolphins or visit the beautiful cathedral that’s just a 10 minute drive away.
Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club, Devon
The ideal location for a family holiday, there is a children’s play area on site along with a shop providing all the basics you could need. With coastal walks to enjoy, a shingle beach, water sports and rolling countryside, there is something for everyone.
Next to miles of white sands, if the weather is on your side you’ll find yourself thinking you’re somewhere more exotic than Scotland. Across the water, there are incredible views of the islands of Skye, Rhum, Eigg, Canna and Muck.
Bay View Farm, Cornwall
With some of the best views in Cornwall from Looe to St. George’s Island, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing break. You can enjoy hideaway streets, quaint cafes, explore the cliff paths to Black Rock beach and a wide choice of taverns and restaurants, whilst the campsite offers free hot showers, Wi-Fi and electric hookups.
Burnbake Campsite, Dorset
Burnbake is known for its relaxed and traditional style, with its charm bringing visitors back again and again. Close to the beaches at Studland Bay and with Corfe Castle and Swanage just a short drive away, there is plenty to do. There is also an on-site cafe and a shop selling local produce on-site if you decide you don’t fancy leaving the campsite one night.
Dale Hill Farm, Pembrokeshire
With a beautiful view over Milford Haven estuary, there are plenty of beaches nearby to relax at as well as cliff walks if you’re more of an adventurous type. You can also take a boat trip to the nature reverses of Skomer and Skokhlm or surf at West Dale.
Dunnet Bay Caravan and Camping Site, Scotland
Against sand dunes overlooking the bay, it’s a remote place but perfect if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of your usual life. There is a shop on site that sells all the basics and the closet supermarket is three miles away.
Hooks House Farm, North Yorkshire
Located in a field sloping to the bay, the site is perfect for those who like rock-pooling or even fossil hunting. With a disused railway track perfect for walking and cycling and Robin Hood’s Bay just down from the site that has plenty of pubs and restaurants, it’s a great place for a holiday in the north.
Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives
With Porthemeor beach close by, it means you can enjoy sand, surf and sunsets – not to mention stunning views. The town centre is just a short walk away, but the campsite itself offers plenty of facilities as it is.
High Sand Creek Campsite, Norfolk
With marshes to explore, plenty of beaches to visit and cliffs to enjoy the views from, it’s a popular site for walkers and birdwatchers.
Cliff House Holiday Park, Suffolk
The 30-acre woodland site is within walking distance of the beaches at Walberswick and Southwold as well as the stoney beach of Dunwich Heath, so you’ll be spoilt for choice here. With a bar and restaurant on site, you can enjoy food and drink after your day whether you opt for walking a nature trail or soaking up the sun on the beach.
Seal Shore Camping and Touring Site, Isle of Arran
On the Southern tip of Arran, there is an abundance of sea life in the area which you can see from the comfort of the sandy beach. A great place to sunbath in hot weather, after a day at the beach you can head to the nearby Kildonan Hotel for an evening meal.
Gibraltar Farm Campsite, Lancashire
With a bay stretching out for miles, you can enjoy a swim during your stay here. Close by is Jenny Brown’s point, a great place for birdwatching or simply taking in the views and you can do so whilst enjoying homemade ice cream available on site.
Grange Farm, Isle of Wight
Perched on tall cliffs, you’re treated to panoramic views of the ocean and are just short walk from the beach. With a play area for children to enjoy and basic facilities to make your stay as pleasant as possible, you’re less than a mile from pubs and restaurants.
Deepdale Farm, Norfolk
In the middle of the North Norfolk coastline, there are beaches either side of you. With the opportunity to walk across the marshland at Morston or go crabbing at Blakeney and the seaside towns of Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham close by, you’ll never be stuck for something to do .
Beadnell Bay Campsite, Northumberland
This remote area is a lovely place for camping. Near the sea and just two miles away from the resort of Seahouses, you can visit the castle at Bamburg, take in the views whilst you embark of a scenic walk or visit Holy Islands and Lindisfarne.