Why not make the most of the beautiful UK this summer? Over time and foreign holidays, we have forgotten how lucky we are to live amongst so much stunning scenery. So we have pulled together a selection of ideas to help you make the most of your time away.
Whether you’re planning to tour around the country or a weekend away, consider taking your family on a UK summer holiday. The ideas below could help to inspire your next trip.
Coastal camping at its best
Around a third of campsites are next to, or within easy access of, a beach; offering you plenty of choice for your next coastal holiday or mini-break.
Cornwall is an amazing county with so much to see and do. When you think of Cornwall you immediately think of Cornish ice cream and cider, along with Rick Stein – who never stops raving about Cornwall. But if you don’t fancy Padstow consider Sennen Cove Beach.
It is Cornwall’s most westerly stretch of coastline that takes you to the edge of England, thanks to its proximity to the world-famous Land’s End. Close by is Sennen Cove Club Site, which sits a short distance from the beach. This is a hotspot for families, surfers, sun-seekers and sightseers alike – check out the great reviews on their website.
Devon is defined by leg aching hills, wildflower meadows, scary cliff tops and stunning sea views; making it the perfect setting for a campsite holiday by the beach. Situated in Bigbury, Devon, Bigbury on Sea (North) is an attractive sandy beach that is linked to Burgh Island, which can be visited by beachgoers by way of a sea tractor.
Yes, sea tractor! Say no more, I’m sold. You can also explore the village with ease from the beach; which means that you will have plenty to see and do if you decide you want a break from relaxing on the sands. Top-rated campsite of Slapton Sands Club has rave reviews and everything you need for the perfect family beach holiday.
Located on the stunning South Devon Heritage Coast not far from Bigbury, Slapton Sands campsite commands a quiet, rural setting. A tree-lined site, this is the place to sit back and enjoy the views, eat your cream tea, jam first obviously! Some pitches enjoy fabulous views over the bay. Early booking is recommended so you don’t end up by the loos!
Family camping at it’s best
If you really can’t leave the rugrats at home, then your only option is to head for a family-friendly location. While this may make some of you groan, we can promise you there will be something for everyone.
Cardigan Bay Club Site, Wales: West Wales is glorious with stunning scenery. A haven for sports fans and foodies alike, this campsite is just a 10-minute drive from the beach. The campsite itself has plenty to offer for kids including a play area, space for ball games and wide open pitches. Great practical facilities and it’s also a dog-friendly site.
Anywhere that has two football pitches has my vote. Any family heavily loaded with boys knows the value of great sports facilities and this is where Scarborough Club Site comes into its own. Close to the towns of Scarborough and Whitby for exploring Yorkshire. Whitby is famous for its blue flag beach and has won an award every year for outstanding fish and chips.
Camping holidays are great because they are one of the few options that allow you to take your dog on holiday too. Our pets are part of the family, and with approximately six and a half million of us owning a dog it is natural that we will look to holidays where they can come along too.
And the dog comes too
Sounding like something right out of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, campervan holidays are one of few options that allow you to take your dog on holiday. Our pets are part of the family, and with approximately six and a half million of us owning a dog it’s natural to look for breaks where we can include them. If only they could pick up their own poo we’d be laughing!
Norfolk boasts an amazing coastline, long wide sandy beaches are the norm. Just a short walk away from West Runton Club Site, you’ll find the quaint village of West Runton. If you walk just a little further you’ll arrive at Cromer, which is famous for delicious fresh crab sandwiches.
Closer to London with 200 pitches on-site, Norman’s Bay Club Site on the East Sussex coast is amazing for walkers and nature lovers alike. History is the big pull here because in 1066 the Normans landed here on their way to The Battle of Hastings. Walkers and their dogs can join The 1066 Way and see one of Britain’s oldest fortresses; the stately Pevensey Castle.
Nearby the popular holiday resort towns of Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove are just a short drive away if you fancy a change of pace. Hove is a firm favourite with the foodies and microbrewery brigade. You definitely won’t be allowed to join in unless you don’t have a dog and a beard and that includes us women.
Whatever takes your fancy there is one thing for sure: 2024 is a year none of us will ever forget and not always for the right reasons. So change the mindset and think of the open road and the freedom a hired campervan from www.callcampervanhire.co.uk will bring you. It is worth its weight in memory gold. So pack up your kids, the dog and Grannie and head for the hills; you won’t be sorry. Okay, folks, don’t thank me now, you can thank me later, you campervan champions.