Seaside Campsites For The Perfect Family Holiday
When it comes to a family holiday, most kids want nothing more than to be close to a beach and if happy kids means happy mum and dad, choosing a coastal location for your holiday is a surefire route to success. Nothing says a family holiday like days spent at the beach building sandcastles, swimming in the sea and exploring rockpools…all of the simple things that make a holiday so much fun.
If you’re looking for a seaside campsite for your next summer holiday or even just fancy a weekend away by the sea, we’re here to help! We’ve done the research for you, and have rounded up a selection of seaside campsites and holiday parks, many of which we’ve actually stayed at ourselves.
If you’re not sure whether camping for an entire week is for you, then why not go for a self catering lodge or a static caravan at a Haven holiday park or similar?
Cornwall ⛺ Treveague Farm Camping and Touring
Expansive sea views in every direction, generous pitches with electric hook ups available and a fantastic wooden adventure fort for the kids. There’s access to local beaches down the coastal footpaths, including fabulous child safe sandy beaches and secluded romantic coves.
Wales ⛺ Trevayne Farm Caravan & Camping Park
A short walk through the farm brings you to Monkstone Beach, one of the best sandy beaches in the country. As well as walking trails and fantastic views, the campsite has two camping fields to choose from, and many pitches have incredible views over Carmarthen Bay.
Norfolk ⛺ Overstrand Campsite
Hire a tent or bring your own to this stunning dog-friendly coastal campsite. There’s easy access from the campsite to numerous sandy beaches, but do be aware that this unique campsite is only open during the summer months of July and August.
Cornwall ⛺ Treen Farm Campsite
A friendly family run campsite with a relaxed atmosphere offering seaviw pitches for both tents and campervans. The campsite is located just 250 metres away from the coastal path and there are a choice for two beaches Pedn Vounder and Porthcurno, both just a 10 minute walk from the campsite.
Northumberland ⛺ Beadnell Bay Campsite
With fantastic beaches right on your doorstep, including the beautiful Beadnell Bay, this quiet but well equipped campsite offers sea views, spacious level pitches as well as great onsite facilities.
Wales ⛺ Shell Island
Camp right in the sand dunes if you really want to, or choose a grass pitch overlooking Cardigan Bay. Shell island is huge, but no matter where you camp, you’re never more than a few minutes away from a gorgeous sandy beach.
Dorest ⛺ Swanage Bijou Camping at Kirkwood Park
Just 500 metres from the sea front, the beach is a mere seven minute stroll away from this campsite and with no set pitches, the site has a laid back feel. Theres a huge playing fiesl and adventure park right by the site and they also allow campfires and BBQ’s too.
Yorkshire ⛺ Crows Nest Caravan Park
Wake up to a stunning seaview every morning. Althought it calls itself a carvan park, the Crows Nest does have tent pitches, and they all have an amazing view over Gristhorpe Bay. WIth no marked pitches, you can put your tent where you like, though they do offer some tent pitches with an EHU too.
Galloway ⛺ Castle Point Caravan and Camping Site
A small site, just 300 yards from the sea there are no less than 3 beautiful beaches to choose from, all within easy walking distance of the site. Caravans, tents, motorhomes and trailer tents are all welcome here, and wherever you pitch you’ll have an amazing sea view.
Scottish Highlands ⛺ Camusdarach Campsite
To call this a gem of a campsite would be an understatment – it’s a stunner! As well as pitches for tents and caravans there is also gorgeous glamping accommodation on site. Stunning white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters are close by with easy access direct from the campsite.
Where to next?
- Why not check out our review for Cae Du Farm Campsite, our favourite seaside campsite.