Motorhome and campervan owners frequently seize an opportunity that not all of us have – to take their ‘home’ on wheels to any location that they wish. And the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.
As more Brits are opting for a staycation rather than a vacation, motorhome owners should remember that they aren’t limited to UK soil. You can enjoy the open road and take your wheels all over the world – and with the latest VW Trailer Assist, it’s never been easier. Manoeuvring with a trailer no longer has to be a test of your patience. Instead, allow the Trailer Assist system to do the work for you. As long as you set the system up by selecting reverse gear, press the parking aid button and use the mirror adjustment switch to set the direction in which the trailer should be steered – your car will now steer automatically while you just need to take care of changing gear, accelerating and braking. It’s as simple as that.
Not all campsites are the same – from basic wild camping sites and family oriented holiday parks, to swish sites with pools or hot tubs, and sites settled near forests, mountains and lakes. Vindis Group, a VW dealership, provides us with an insight into the best campsites across the globe.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges and Fishery in Cambridgeshire
This campsite is an adult-only site and is located in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Rated five-stars from its visitors, the site offers 59 touring pitches, 14 tent pitches and six luxury self-catering lodges equipped with hot tubs. For the fishing enthusiasts, there are two on-site fishing lakes to enjoy, with guaranteed peace and quiet thanks to their adults-only policy. Dogs are very much welcome, with plenty of expansive Fenland countryside to enjoy all year round.
The site acts as a perfect base from which to explore Cambridgeshire, and has extra-large pitches for larger than life RVs and motorhomes.
Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay, Cornwall
This holiday park is perfect for families of all ages – there is something fun for everyone. Surrounded by countryside and only minutes away from the beach, the park has 500 touring pitches, 500 tent pitches and 320 holiday homes available for hire. You’ll also be pleased to hear that their toilet block facilities for campers have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year.
The park boasts soft plays, a pool complex, a full entertainment schedule both indoor and outdoor for all weathers, and several bars and restaurants. That’s just whilst on site too – the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground in South Carolina, USA
Don’t limit your motorhome holidays to the UK, this gem is situated in America. Ocean Lakes is winner of ‘RV Park of the Year’ and ranked in the top 1% of campground in America. It’s clear to see why – situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina and stretching across one mile of oceanfront, it’s a perfect site for a motorhome. You can camp here all year round and the site features 630 pitches, reserve your pitch up to 18 months in advance. With plenty of activities on offer, it’s fair to say your kids won’t be bored. From basketball and volleyball to horseshoes and outdoor pools – the activities are endless.
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area too, the local area offers national award-winning shows, more than 100 golf courses, and is home to Brookgreen Gardens — named one of the top 10 public gardens in America.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’ in Murcia, Spain
This site looks onto blue seas and clifftops and is situated close to a local beach. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
On the beach, you can take part in water sports such as windsurfing and water-skiing, making the most of having the sea within walking distance. If you prefer pool rather than the open water, there is both indoor and outdoor pools onsite for you to enjoy. Wi-fi is available, and there are snack bars, a pizzeria and a restaurant on site so you can take a break from any cooking duties on your trip.
There are many more sites out there for motorhome owners to discover, this is just a snippet into what is available. When looking for your next vacation spot, narrow your search down to your requirements to ensure you get the best site for your needs. Whether it’s child friendly, adult only or super luxurious, there will be the perfect site out there for you to visit – and don’t be afraid to venture across the ocean and enjoy the open road on foreign soil.