Fancy a seashore break? We requested the parents from coolcamping.com for his or her decide of one of the best seaside campsites within the nation.
Summer season is right here and now’s the time to pack your flip-flops and head for the coast. That can assist you discover the perfect tenting areas by the ocean, we’ve requested James Warner Smith, editor of the Cool Camping guidebooks, to pick his prime 5 coastal campsites. So seize the seashore ball, take your tent and hit the seashore this summer season…
Secret Spot Tenting, Devon
Two miles from Saunton Sands and Devon’s surf capital, Croyde Bay, this aptly named campsite is remarkably exhausting to seek out (even with a Sat Nav). Persevere although, and the decided camper is rewarded with a scenic little slice of England to name their very own – a flowery, garden-like revelation, set in a meadow past the native nursery. A brief stroll reveals nooks and crannies peppered with comfortable chairs, a barbecue, picnic tables and a wishing nicely, together with important facilities comparable to a fridge-freezer, microwave and kettle. Convey your personal surfboard, or lease them from Surfed Out, beneath the beachside restaurant.
The Bells of Hemscott, Northumberland
Behind the seven-mile-long sands of Duridge Bay, tents and tenting chairs are scattered among the many dunes, hidden in beachy pockets of sea sponge and marram grass. That is Bells of Hemscott, a pop-up campsite solely open for the college holidays annually. Together with the luxurious bell tents (additional inland), which give the location its identify, this beachfront base affords 30 or so wild tenting pitches with compost loos, off-grid bathe huts and a recent water provide. In any other case, services are sparse and there’s no lighting, save in your night campfire. Rise early to catch dazzling sunrises over the North Sea.
Celtic Tenting, Pembrokeshire
Nuzzling the shores of the Irish Sea, few campsites can match the knock-out sea views of Celtic Tenting. First opened on Nationwide Belief-owned land in 1992, this established farm website has direct entry to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and a sheltered swimming cove. The unique nook of grass stays – now joined by a flat terrace with electrical hook-ups and a 3rd, big, undulating subject – whereas transformed outbuildings home a formidable services block. All through the years and the adjustments, nonetheless, the identical laid-back, conventional perspective to tenting has remained. Campfires are permitted, tent campers rule the roost and the view? Properly, that’s simply as gorgeous as ever.
Overstrand Campsite, Norfolk
You’ll be able to’t get a lot nearer to the coast than Overstrand Campsite, an apron of cliff-top grass overlooking a large stretch of sandy seashore. Campers can climb from the tent and race all the way down to the ocean for a swim or go for a stroll in both route alongside the shore – to Cromer, two miles to the north, or south in the direction of the bigger resort of Mundesley. On the sting of a sleepy village (with a pub, publish workplace and kids’s playground proper subsequent door to the location), the campsite has a splendidly conventional seaside really feel. Caravans aren’t allowed and breakfast comes within the type of a hearty bacon bap from the beachside café. What extra may you need?
Nice Streams Farm, Cornwall
This 50-pitch meadow is a nice place certainly. A lake, within the centre of the sector, not solely attracts wildlife, but additionally beckons you to hop within the rowing boat for a day afloat; there’s a summerhouse with books and video games for wet days; and, in fact, there are the animals: goats, pigs and the chickens that lay recent eggs in your breakfast. The crackle-pop of campfires affords one night soundtrack, however you’ll be able to break the tranquillity with a -minute stroll to the native pub. By day, cycle the close by Pentewan Valley Path or rent the campsite’s kayak and discover the gorgeous coast round Gorran Haven and Charlestown.
Based mostly on their main guidebooks, the Cool Tenting web site now affords an internet assortment of the perfect tenting and glamping websites within the UK and Europe. Discover their full collection of seaside campsites here.