Thinking about where you want to go camping this year? You’re almost spoiled for choice here in the UK, with fantastic sites all over the country, from the tip of Scotland to the south coast.
But that brings with it its own problems – just which one do you choose? Finding the right campsite can be a daunting task, not to mention time-consuming, so Winfields is here to make life just that little bit easier.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best campsites in the UK for 2020 that you might want to pitch up at. Of course, there are countless other amazing sites, but these are just some of the very best we think will ensure a fantastic camping holiday.
Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly
Bryher Campsite tops the list of many for its incredible views of Hangman Island and Tresco. Its location between two hills means it’s sheltered, while in summer Bryher can feel like a paradise to rival anywhere in the world.
With its glorious beach at Green Bay and secluded cove at Rushy Bay for swimming, Bryher and the Isles of Scilly reward those who venture to it. Facilities at the site include toilets and washbasins, showers, washing machines and tumble dryers.
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Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance
Just three miles from Land’s End, Treen Farm is also a short walk away from some of Cornwall’s best beaches, including the county’s famous surfing opportunities at Whitesands Bay. The site sits back from a clifftop, so it’s not too exposed, even in poor weather.
You can visit Porthcurno Telegraph Museum for rainy days or the stunning and dramatic Minack Theatre, an open-air auditorium cut into the rocks. Facilities include showers, toilets, laundry and a washing-up area.
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Beadnell Bay Campsite, Northumberland
The Northumberland coastline is simply beautiful with a sense of romantic remoteness. Beadnell makes a lovely spot for camping, located by the sea and two miles from Seahouses resort and its pretty fishing harbour.
The breathtaking Bamburgh Castle and the beach it overlooks can be walked or cycled to while Holy Island and Lindisfarne are further north. To the south lie Newton Haven and the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Facilities include toilets, showers and washing machines.
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Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate
Park Cliffe campsite is almost in a world of its own, with wildlife such as squirrels, roe and red deer, foxes and birds regularly spotted around the site. Not only that, you can pitch and wake-up with absolutely stunning views across Lake Windermere and the fells.
Aside from hiking and cycling around the lake, Bowness-on-Windermere is not far from the camp, where you can take cruises or hire boats. Ambleside, Hawkshead and Coniston lie further away. Facilities include toilets, showers, licenced shop, a bar and restaurant.
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This campsite lies on the shore of miles and miles of white sandy beaches, and in the right weather, it can feel like you’re in the Caribbean, not the far north of Scotland. This site is blessed with views across the waters to the islands of Skye, Rhum, Eigg, Canna and Muck.
The fishing port of Mallaig is five miles away, where you can take a ferry to the islands and spot the local wildlife and marine animals. The camp has modern facilities, including showers, toilets, washbasins, facilities for the disabled, a launderette and free Wi-Fi.
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Trwyn yr Wylfa Camping Site
The surrounding glorious sea and mountain views make this campsite truly a stunning place to stay. Within walking distance of the beach and close to Snowdonia, this site is perfect for those who love the outdoors or want to venture to close-by Conwy and Chester.
The historic town and castle of Conwy is a short distance away with the seaside resort of Llandudno further on. This location also puts you within touch of Chester, Liverpool, Wirral and Anglesey. Facilities include toilets, showers, kitchen areas, laundry and guest WiFi.
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Ninham Country Holidays
Tucked away in woodland where you can spot red squirrels and woodpeckers, this site is a short distance from gorgeous countryside and sandy beaches. The resort of Shanklin is a short walk away while regular buses and trains can take you around the isle.
From this site, you can visit National Trust sites, nature reserves and Amazon World Zoo – a couple of miles away is an easy walk. If you’re looking for supplies, there are supermarkets close to the camp. Facilities include toilets, showers, an outdoor pool and a games/TV room.
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Barcdy Touring Caravan and Camping Park
In its secluded and sheltered vale, this campsite offers plenty of space for pitching up with oak woodland and fields close by for exploring. If you want something more challenging and vertical, though, this site is set within the stunning Snowdonia National Park.
A short distance from Porthmadog, Portmeirion and Harlech, you can experience culture and history around castles and fishing ports. In nearby Blaenau, you’ll also find the fantastic Zip World. Facilities include toilets, showers, laundrette, electric hook-up points and WiFi.
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You can also find out the 16 best caravan parks to stay at this year.
Last modified: January 14, 2020