With January finally coming to an end, many of us have been looking forward to warmer months and lighter evenings. The UK is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination for Brits who prefer a summer break without the high costs of airline travel. In fact, over 90% of us choose to take at least one staycation per year according to data.
But where should you spend your staycation this summer? We’ve teamed up with Motorparks, retailers of used Mazda and other practical vehicles, to take you through some of the best camping spots in the UK.
1. Cornwall: Bay View Farm
If it’s warm weather and sandy beaches you’re after, look no further than Cornwall! Home to a selection of sandy beaches and sheltered coves, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled to a whole different continent! The beautiful Bay View Farm campsite overlooks the sandy Looe Bay, making it an ideal place to visit with your partner. Try an outdoor picnic for two with a view!
If you travel a little further, the quaint fishing town of Polperro is close by with its selection of fudge shops, tea rooms and art galleries. You can even go shopping for a fresh catch of the day to cook on your BBQ that evening.
2. The Lake District: Baysbrown Farm, Great Langdale
The Lake District is the most popular camping spot in the UK – and for good reason. This peaceful site lies below the rocks of Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and the Langdale pikes – a site that boasts some of the stunning views that the Lake District is known for. Visit the lake-free valley of Great Langdale for some escapism away from the mayhem of everyday life. The bridle pathways through the valley part the way for some fabulous bike rides that showcase the views of the famous peaks.
3. North Yorkshire: Hooks House Farm, Robin Hoods Bay
Those of you looking to get away from it all will enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the North Yorkshire countryside. Hooks House Farm boasts a high hill location looking over sloping grassy fields that lead to a breath-taking sea view. Located in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire, this campsite is the perfect starting point for those looking to take on the coast-to-coast walk across the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the Lake District before finishing on the Cumbrian coast.
There is a small pebble beach close to the site, where you can fish in the small rock pools. Of course, you can also enjoy the sea waves in the summer months by taking a swim, or a little paddle.
4. Argyll: Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven
Caolasnacon offers some of the most beautiful views in the Scottish highlands. Offering the opportunity to pitch your tent right by the water makes it a perfect spot for water activities, such as canoeing and kayaking, and of course, provides a constant soundtrack of lapping waves.
Wildlife lovers will find themselves in their element here. Otters find habitat in the Loch, whilst golden eagles fly above. The site provides a unique opportunity for campers to get away from bustling life and enjoy the natural scenery that the Highlands offer.