In the throes of winter, is there anything better than planning your summer holidays? Yes, it may be dark and dreary outside, but the sun will shine again. And when it does, you want to be ready.

So, if you’re chomping at the bit to get ahead of the game this blog will give you a heads up for the best caravan and camping sites by the sea in the UK.

South West England

Ayr Holiday Park

Cornwall is synonymous with camping, and it’s not hard to see why. St Ives is a popular seaside resort that’s won many Best UK Seaside Town awards over the years. Not only that, but it has a thriving culture with plenty to do for families, couples and lone travellers alike.

Ayr Holiday Park in St Ives is situated along 30 miles of stunning coastline, which instantly makes it a hit for beach lovers. It boasts pitches for tents, camper vans, and touring caravans, many of which feature awe-inspiring views across the bay and out onto the sea.

View Overlooking Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

View Overlooking Porthminster Beach, St Ives, Cornwall

For families, Ayr Holiday Park also has an adventure-style playground, picnic tables, and a games room. As well as important facilities such as an amenities block and on-site launderette.

Tregedna Farm

Located near Falmouth, Tregedna Farm offers campers 12 acres of lush green fields for their tents and tourers. As a family-run campsite, it’s the perfect location for families and couples to visit not least because of the vast amount of space for playing and exploring that it offers.

While you may not be as close to the sea at Tregedna Farm, you’re only a short while away. Just half a mile away you’ll find the beautiful Maenporth Beach, as well as The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Pendennis Castle and a myriad of National Trust gardens and properties nearby.

Maenporth Beach, Famouth

Maenporth Beach, Famouth

In Peak Season, facilities include a shop, toilet blocks, showers, sinks, washing machines and tumble driers. Everything you need to have a great time!

East

Cliff House Holiday Park

Cliff House Holiday Park can be found on the breathtaking Suffolk Heritage Coast, and features direct beach access. It’s also surrounded by idyllic heathland and woodland that’s perfect for exploring on endless summer days.

Here everything goes. Tents, tourers, and campervans are more than welcome in the lush green surroundings of Cliff House Holiday Park, with 120 pitches available by the night.

Southwold Pier, Suffolk

Southwold Pier, Suffolk

What makes this location so stand-out is not only the beauty but the facilities on offer. Guests staying at Cliff House can enjoy tasty cuisine at the on-site bar and restaurant, while kids young and old are sure to enjoy the children’s playground and family room featuring TV and pool table!

Wales

Skysea Caravan & Camping Site

A beach-side caravan and camping site based on the South Gower Coast, Skysea is nothing short than picturesque. Boasting a magnificent fifteen acres of land flanked by cliffs and coastline, it’s the perfect spot to pitch up for your summer holidays.

One of the great things about this resort is that it’s super family-friendly. The site features two sanitary blocks, an outdoor wetsuit shower area, and family washrooms that are accessible to both wheelchairs and prams.

Three Cliffs in the Gower Peninsula

Three Clliffs in the Gower Peninsula

For beautiful scenic walks, the Wales Coastal Path can easily be reached from the site which offers breath-taking views of Swansea and Gower.

North

Serenity Camping

Serenity Camping can be found in the traditional seaside town of Hinderwell, which is located on the North Yorkshire coast near Whitby. As you can imagine from the name, this campsite is all about reconnecting with nature, unwinding and enjoying the simpler things in life.

A bit of a hidden gem, Serenity is open from 1st April until the end of October – although can’t accommodate motorhomes until mid May due to ground conditions. That being said, there’s so much to do and see it’s definitely not one to be missed.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

On foot guests have access to a vast array of activities and entertainment. Less than a mile away there’s Runswick Bay and a whole host of coastal walks to choose from. Back at the village, there’s also two welcoming pubs, a chip shop, and a local butcher shop for those morning fry ups!

Scotland

Sunart Camping

If you truly are looking to get away from the rat race in a far flung place, Sunart Camping is about as good as it gets without leaving the UK. Located on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands, it’s deliciously isolated and oh, so peaceful.

A family run (and family-friendly) campsite, it’s the perfect place to explore the surrounding areas, including the lochside village of Strontian just a short while away, and the Isles of Mull and Skye.

Ardnamurchan Point on the Ardnamurchan peninsula

Ardnamurchan Point on the Ardnamurchan peninsula

Home-from-home comforts are the order of the day here, with plenty of room for tents, caravans and campervans to stake their claim for a holiday. And the communal bothy, with comfy sofas and cosy wood burning stove, is a nice little sweetener too.

Where To?

Are you planning your next campervan adventure? If so, where will you be exploring on the list? Have we missed anywhere super special? We’d love you to share with us your top picks for campervan holidays, particularly those by the sea. So, leave a comment down below or catch up with us on Facebook or Twitter.