Set up camp by these 5 fabulous beaches!

Back to the camperbug blog  April 06, 2020

A Campervan is a fantastic way to savour a cornucopia of beautiful coastlines generously draped along the borders of the UK and the British Isles. We've rounded up the warmest, prettiest shores, ranging from the surfers' paradise to a secluded beach only accessible by a half-mile walk. The beaches added below are perfect for families, couples and groups of wanderers who are keen to pull up in a campervan, campout and explore the arresting British coastlines. Don't worry about driving away before the sunset. We've taken the liberty to include a lovely campsite to stay nearby for unlimited fun and exploration. We've also suggested a cheery van that will put you right in the mood for an idyllic beach vacation! Here's our pick of some of the best shores in the UK for a beachy campervan hire journey!



Southwold, Suffolk 


Southwold, Suffolk. Image by Ashlyn G on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-ND



Why?
Unperturbed by urban development, the slow-paced town of Southwold embraces the charm of bygone eras. Great for a relaxing staycation.



You'll see :
Brightly colored beach huts, a lighthouse placed somewhat curiously in the middle of town, a mischievous water clock, cozy pubs, Michelin rosette awarded restaurants and an award-winning pier that houses many sunny cafes, restaurants and gift shops.



Don't miss :
Visit the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery to experience onsite brewing dating back to over 670 years. For fine dining and a look at Southwold's oldest building visit the Sutherland House Hotel & Fish Restaurant. The Southwold museum and the amber shop are also worth a visit.



Stay here :




Image courtesy of Klabang Camping on Instagram



Promising a back to the basics camping experience, Little Klabang Farm rests at the centre of the Suffolk countryside yet in proximity to the coast and Southwold. The peaceful campsite spreads out over 12 acres of a former apple orchard and contains secluded pitches with ample space for families and children. Campfires are encouraged, dogs are welcome, and you're invited to feed the on-site pigs and chickens! Two pubs lie within walking distance of the campsite and the villages store stocks up on the essentials. Roam the pleasant cycle routes and foothpaths (happily, they all lead to a pub!), explore the medieval town of Framlingham or traverse across the Norwich and Thetford forests.



Price :  
£ 20 per night for a pitch.



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Barafundle Beach, Pembrokeshire



Great for swimming and surfing! Image by umbrellahead56 on Visual hunt / CC BY



Why?
Perfect for anyone looking for a secluded beach and rural scenery. Think Caribbean-esque beach vibes!



You'll see :
What you won’t see is many people! Formerly a private beach, accessible only by a half mile walk, with no beach facilities nearby, this is for the ardent thalassophiles. Prepare to be blown away by aquamarine-hued waters and golden carpets of sand. Great for swimming and surfing!



Don't miss :
Dog-friendly Stackpole Inn is relatively new and has a smitten following. The Boathouse Tearoom, a converted boathouse, offers excellent food and views over Talkin Tarn.



Stay here :



Trefalen farm is all about getting back to nature! Set in proximity to the invitingly sandy shores of Broadhaven beach, the campsite compensates for modest facilities with a glorious location and simplicity. The family site offers necessary facilities like spring water for drinking, lavatory block, cold showers, hand basins, undercover washing up sinks, and a waste disposal point. The owners are happy to charge campervan batteries and freeze ice packs free of charge. Peace and consideration for other campers are valued, and there is a strict no noise policy after ten-thirty p.m., so this may not be the ideal campsite for all van owners. Dogs are welcome at a modest fee of £1 per day. A local pub about a mile from the grounds serves delicious dishes. Reserve your motorhome or campervan pitch!



Price :  
(in addition to £5 booking fee (per family)
Camper (Bongo/small VW) - £14
Motorhome (Specialist body) - £16
Small Caravan (2-berth) - £14
Caravan (3/4 berth) - £16



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Get there in Willow





About the van
Willow is a 2010 Brazilian built VW T2. Camping conversion by Danbury. She has a modern watercooled engine which is both reliable and economical. It is our aim to give others the opportunity to have some of the great experiences we have had whilst travelling in our camper. Whether its a relaxing break youre after or an exploring weekend, we will do our best to help make it right for you. Willow is available to hire for all occasions including, Weddings, Festivals, Proms, Events and of course Holidays.







Porthminster Beach, West Cornwall




Soft sand and crystal clear water - the Caribbeans right here in the UK! Image by Robert.Pittman on Visual Hunt / CC BY-ND



You'll see :
Tranquil waters, swaying palm trees and flax-golden sea sand. This beach is a smooth 05 minutes distance from the town and is very close to the St. Ives railway station. Check out the mini golf course and restaurants by the sea.



Don't miss :
Feeling peckish? Award-winning Porthminster Café is slap-bang on the beach! If you’ve got spare time, drop in at the secret Chapel Porth Beach.



Get there in Henrietta!





About the van
I'm Henrietta- a 1972 T2 Bay fitted with a Westfalia roof and a smashing, bespoke fit-out! I comfortably seat four wanderers and will easily sleep three. My owners have lovingly equipped with a host of useful features including a washing basin, portable fresh water container, privacy glass windows, full cabin lighting, plus ample storage space. Cooking on the road is a breeze thanks to the onboard Waeco fridge freezer, toaster, kettle, and required kitchen utensils. The portable electric heater will keep you nice and toasty during the colder months. For your peace of mind, there is a fire extinguisher onboard. If you like what you see, drop my owners a message with your travel dates!I look forward to joining you on your next adventure!






Woolacombe, Devon




Woolacombe is considered one of the best family beaches in the UK!



Why?
Bustling kids clubs, excellent swimming and surfing conditions, rock pools and glorious views, this seemingly endless golden sanded beach is top for family vacations.



You'll see :
A typical British seaside resort, surfers glide on waves while tots cheerfully splash away from concerned parents. Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park offers a variety of facilities including an impressive kiddie splash pool and a late night bar. The city is small yet well stocked with cafes and surf shops. Lots of parking space!



Don't miss :
Sunset picnics by Barricane Beach Café, which serves delicious Sri Lankan food. (Unlicensed as of time of writing this blog, so take your alcohol.) Oh! And the beach of course! Rated best beach in Europe for 2015 & 2016 by TripAdvisor. Visit The National Trust Headlands for stunning countryside walks.



Get there in Bluebell





About the van
Bluebell is a 1973, right hand drive, Westfalia Bay window campervan. She runs on a 1.6 single port engine, with a four speed manual gearbox. Bluebell has had a complete restoration and now has a full leisure system, incorporating 240v electric hook up and 12v leisure battery. Bluebell has an original Westfalia interior this includes two burner gas hob, sink with hand pumped cold running water and two way fridge, running on either, 240v or 12v. There is a great sound system which includes radio, CD player and MP3 connection, with speakers in both the front and rear. Bluebell is a 5 berth camper comes with a full length Rock and Roll bed which sleeps two adults comfortably, also an overhead bed in the pop top roof sleeping 2 children and an over seat bunk in the front which sleeps a small child. A drive away awning is also available which can provide a sleeping area for up to two people.



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Oxwich Bay Beach, Swansea




Great for walks and baywatching! Image by Gareth Lovering Photography on Flickr



Why?
Easily accessible, Oxwich Bay Beach boasts of calm waters, beautiful fauna, watersports, bird watching and history walks.



You'll see :
An intriguing blend of dunes, salt marshes, woodlands, and watersports, this curved beach has been named one of the most beautiful in the world and is dog-friendly all year round!

 Don't miss :
Walk towards Nicholaston Burrows if you'd like more natural and fewer vacationers. Grab a bite at the Beach House Restaurant, which has rave reviews and is the AA Hospitality Award winner for 2017.



Stay here :
The Eastern Slade Farm campsite is deliciously secluded and presents exceptional views across the Bristol Channel to Hatland Port in Devon. Onsite and offsite facilities are sparse, as the site caters to the soul and not the masses. There are facilities for chemical waste disposal, portable chemical toilets and mains water. It's a ten-minute scramble to Slade Bay which becomes your private beach. The site can accommodate five campervans or motorhomes and is a comfortable mile from Oxwhich Village and its cafes, restaurants, bars and a local shop. Campers often praise the owners for their friendliness yet unobtrusive presence. The site is exceptionally dog-friendly. Contact the campsite to make your booking.



Price :  
Caravans 2/4 berth - £10.00 plus one car.
Camper vans - £10.00
Larger caravans 6 berth plus - £12.00 plus one car.



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