Camping and Caravanning in United Kingdom – Explore Europe by Camping, How to Go Camping in United Kingdom
Camping and caravanning are as popular as ever, and with such excellent resorts and sites available it’s easy to see why. There’s nothing quite like it, with fresh air and a sense of freedom it’s a great way to have an affordable family holiday and there are a great number of destinations in the UK to choose from.
If you’re camping then you can save money by buying your tent at the end of the summer when the prices will be slashed and you can get a really good one for anything from £50 to a more luxurious £100+.
If you’re looking at caravanning then you might want to consider used caravan sales as opposed to buying new because this can save a lot of money too, with websites such as Park-resorts.com offering good deals.
In terms of deciding where to go you’re spoil for choice in the UK. The west coast is ideal if you’re into water sports because the Atlantic Ocean means waves. Body boarding and surfing are really fun activities and, if you’re on a family holiday, a great thing to learn together.
You can usually hire surfboards, wet suits and have a lesson for a combined price of £20-£30 for around four hours of tuition, and if you’re confident enough to have a go on your own then board and wet suit hire can be found for as little as £10 per day. Look for sites in Devon & Cornwall for surfing, Bide ford Bay in Devon being a good example.
The east cost of the UK will bring calmer seas, and this is ideal if you’ve got a younger family and therefore you want a safer swimming environment.
If you want the mixture of calmer seas and the opportunity to try some water sports then fear not, for you’re still able to try out windsurfing off the east coast.
You’ll find a good number of east coast destinations, meaning that you won’t have to travel too far from home if you don’t want to which is perfect for a family with small children or those looking to get away just for a weekend.
The Isle of Wight is an ever popular destination for many reasons. The beautiful red rock cliffs give a perfect backdrop to lazy beach days and the beaches themselves are fantastic.
There are great camping and caravanning sites on the island which benefit from good summer weather and are easy to reach by ferry from the mainland.
Many sites will have a swimming pool if you’d rather that than a trip to the beach and all will have standard facilities such as its own shop, showers, and often a laundry room.