The Best UK Campsites on the Coast

Last week in our Twitter poll, we asked our followers which place they most liked to relax and the winner was the wonderful coast. Camping is a great way to relax and so we’re going to list some of the best UK campsites on the coast that you can visit.

A yellow tent on a cliff overlooking the sea

Becks Bay, Tenby

Backs Bay is a site right near the Pembrokeshire coast and it’s the perfect balance of fields and sea. It is based on a working farm and has tent pitches as well as bell tents and a step hut which can be booked. There’s a farm shop on site offering a cafe, free wifi and fresh produce to purchase for your trip.

  • On-site Toilet & Shower Block
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Campfires allowed
  • Farm Shop on-site

Ocean Pitch Campsite, Croyde

The Ocean Pitch Campsite offers beautiful scenery surrounding one of Devon’s best beaches – Croyde Bay. It offers plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling & surfing whilst you camp and offers tent pitches as well as pod camping.

  • Hot Showers & Toilets
  • Freezer block service
  • Free Wifi
  • Electric Hookups

Smugglers Cove Boatyard, Aberdovey

The Cove Boatyard offers three tent pitches which are located along a river with beautiful views across the Ynyshir Bird Reserve. It’s a beautiful site with plenty on offer in the surrounding areas such as hiking and cycling routes through the Snowdonia National Park.

  • Firepits for each pitch
  • Dogs welcome
  • Toilets & showers
A man stood at the edge of the sea with a tent in the background

Glenbrittle Campsite, Isle of Skye

Although much further away from us in Hampshire, the Glenbrittle Campsite is definitely worth a visit. It’s located on the beautiful shore of Loch Brittle and has over 30 electric hook ups as well as 150 tent pitches.

  • On-site shop & cafe
  • 24/7 campsite wardens to help
  • Rock climbing & hill walking

Grange Farm, Brighton Bay (IOW)

This beautiful site has 360 degree coastal and countryside views – located on the seaside cliffs. The Grange Farm has tent pitches, static caravans as well as self-catering cottages to stay in – providing you with plenty of choice for your stay.

  • Reception & shop
  • Freezer block hire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers & toilets
  • Laundrette and dishwashing

Livit Adventures, Bideford

This site is full of fun, with plenty of activities on offer such as surfing, wakeboarding and beautiful walks. This site is a few miles from the coastline offering full activity weekends. It features pre-pitched tent camping as well as glamping if you fancy a bit more luxury in your downtime.

  • Local amenities & pubs nearby
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Showers & toilets

Stud Farm, East Sussex

Stud Farm is a great site with beautiful sea views as well as the welcoming countryside. It offers pitches for tents and small campervans with plenty of space. It’s great for hiking, cycling and family time only being a 20 minute walk from the beach.

  • On-site toilets & showers
  • Fresh Produce
  • Local pubs & attractions

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post – have you ever been to a coastal campsite? Why not share your experience in the comments below – we’d love to hear it.

Happy Camping!

Some of these campsites may not be accessible until 2021 due to government restrictions during covid-19 and some on-site facilities may be closed. Please always follow government guidelines whilst camping.

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