The Best UK Campsites To Stay At in 2022

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 2021 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.

Read on to discover the best camping sites around the UK for your next trip or staycation, each with easy reach of incredible landscape and attractions…

Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly

Bryher Campsite tops the list of many for its incredible views of Hangman Island and Tresco. Its idyllic location between two hills means that it’s sheltered, while in summer Bryher can feel like a paradise to rival anywhere in the world.

With a truly welcoming atmosphere, 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 swap shelves, toilets and washbasins, luggage transfers, showers, charging lockers, freezers, game fields, washing machines and tumble dryers.

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Camusdarach Campsite, Arisaig

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 just 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.

It’s also worth mentioning that there’s an interesting fun fact about this outdoor spot – Camusdarach is the beach featured in the classic film, Local Hero.

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Beadnell Bay Campsite, Northumberland

The Northumberland coastline is simply beautiful, offering outdoor enthusiasts a sense of romantic remoteness. Beadnell makes a lovely spot for camping, located by the sea and just 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 access to a shop, WiFi, toilets, showers, washing machines and a variety of pitching options. It’s worth mentioning that campervans and motorhomes are also welcome at the Beadnell Bay Campsite.

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Park Cliffe Camping and Caravan Estate, Lake District

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, WiFi, children’s play facilities, a modern shower block, licenced shop, a bar and a restaurant.

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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. They welcome a wide range of camping space for tents and motorhomes alike, with facilities that include showers, toilets, laundry and also a washing-up area.

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Ninham Country Holidays, Isle of Wight

Tucked away in woodland where you can spot red squirrels and woodpeckers, this site is a short distance from the 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, and on-site facilities include toilets, showers, an outdoor pool, an outdoor sports and children’s play area – and even a games/TV room.

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Trwyn yr Wylfa Camping Site, Conwy

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 from 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, charging lockers, laundry and even WiFi for guest campers.

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Barcdy Touring Caravan and Camping Park, Gwynedd

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, shaver points, laundrette, electric hook-up points and WiFi.

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Hopefully, we’ve given you some inspiration on where to spend your next camping holiday with these amazing sites. Where do you think are the best camping in the UK? Let us know in the comments, on Facebook or on Twitter.


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