There is nothing better than setting off on an adventure with your motorhome. You can hit the road and drive for a few hours to one of the thousands of caravan parks in the UK, where you can do nothing but relax, go on walks and spend quality time with your family.
Caravan camping allows you to explore the country in a unique way. You can easily spend a week at one caravan site, then drive to another one and it would be cheaper than staying in a hotel. The only big initial expanse being buying the actual caravan to go camping in.
If you think that the motorhome life is suitable for you, or you already have a camper and are looking for ideas where to go with it, we have selected five of the best caravan sites in the UK that you can add to your list.
1. Perran Sands – Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the most desired holiday destinations in the country. There are many options for camping in this area, but Perran Sands is definitely one of the best options. It has something for everyone with different types of camping pitches available, depending on your camping set-up. You can take long walks on the beach, relax or explore some of the local sights.
This holiday park is ideal for families, because there are also plenty of on-site activities that you can sign up to do such as surfing lessons. As well as that there are different food and drink venues, if you don’t fancy cooking in your campervan and would rather go out for dinner.
2. Castleton Caravan Club Site – Peak District
Located in the heart of the Peak District, this caravan site is perfect if you love hiking. There are also many historic towns and markets within reach to suit the taste of every holidaymaker.
This area is beautiful in all seasons and perfect for different outdoor hobbies. You can hike in the Peak District National Park, bike or just explore the stunning local nature. For the photographers, there are also plenty of picturesque areas for photo opportunities. Apart from Castleton itself, there are other castles and historical towns in the area, including Buxton, Chatsworth, Peveril Castle and more.
3. Myrus Caravan Park – Scotland
Aberdeenshire’s Myrus Caravan Park is the pride of Scotland. With a selection of fully-equipped motorhome and caravan pitches that include not only electric hook-up, but also water and TV connection, this site offers great comfort while camping. There is also a toilet block with central heating and disabled facilities, as well as a spacious laundry room equipped with washing machines and dryers.
You can easily access the coast from the camping site if you want to enjoy water sports such as sailing, or fishing in spring and summer. The park is also only a mile away from the historic town of Banff, if you wanted to dive into the local history and culture. You can go on a wildlife cruise down the river Deveron from Macduff Harbour. And for the golfing enthusiasts there are not one but two golf courses in the area.
4. Hafan Y Mor – Wales
Hafan Y Mor is another must have on your travel list of best caravan sites in the UK. Located in one of the most scenic parts of Wales, this is the perfect site for family fun, relaxation and adventures. The park is equipped with all the essential facilities as well as plenty of activities, such as swimming pools, kids’ play areas and adventure golf.
The beautiful mountain of Snowdonia is easily accessible from the site for those who want to go hiking and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the mountain. The Isle of Anglesey is also nearby if you prefer coastal scenery. And if you want to immerse in the local culture, you can drive to one of the local historic villages, where you can find fascinating buildings reminiscent of the Mediterranean.
5. Back of Beyond – Dorset
Previously awarded with a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award, this caravan site offers visitors to leave their daily stress and relax to the max. A great amount of effort has been put by the owners into making this site and it’s grounds as environmentally friendly as possible. In the last year the owners have also worked hard on adding more pitches, renovating the shower blocks, building a communal seating area for barbecues and creating a safe environment for all guests.
Back of Beyond and the surrounding area is a natural haven for different species of dragonflies, fish and birds, which makes it perfect for people who love bird watching and nature. Its 18 acres of woodland and two fishing lakes are also ideal for romantic walks.
We hope our post has given you some inspiration for places to add to your travel list for this year. Before planning your adventure remember to check availability, and don’t forget to book your pitch in advance if the site you want to visit is particularly popular. Happy adventuring!