- Show me your favourite campsites
Taking our new bell tent for it’s debut outing for the week between the holiday weekends ( god bless the future queen) but don’t know where to go. We’ll be taking the boys (3 months and 2 years) and the dog so somewhere scenic with nice walks would be nice. We’ll probably spend a bit of time just chilling out around the tent so somewhere a little nicer than your standard grassy field would suit.
Current thoughts are Devon & Cornwall but really the whole of the UK is our oyster
Let’s hear what you’ve got!!Posted 6 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
We love Caerfai Farm near St Davids in Pembrokeshire. Lovely spot with fantastic views – great for kids as above a really safe beach. The area in the middle of the camping fields is kept clear so there are always impromptu games of cricket and football going on with the kids from the site. Dogs allowed too.
For something a bit wilder, then it’s hard to beat Mynydd Mawr on the Llyn peninsular near Aberdaron. Facilities very basic, but again, stunning views out over Bardsey Island and a real back of beyond feel.
We’ve also stayed here a number of times: http://www.graigwen.co.uk/modx-0961p2/index.php
The camping area down near the estuary is stunning. Direct access onto the Mawddach trail and handy for CyB.
In Cornwall, I really rate Henry’s on the Lizard: http://www.henryscampsite.co.uk/ … a bit hippy dippy, but good fun, and again great for kids. Some great walking thereabouts as well.
Although it’s v expensive, I also like Tristram campsite at Polzeath. You can’t beat it for views / location / easy access to the surf etc, but it does get very busy – probably best left for out of season.
Not stayed at Pool Bridge, but it gets very good reports. Nearby there is also Burrowhayes Farm – http://www.porlock.co.uk/members/index.php?id=00073 much bigger, more commercial site, but has some of the best facilities of any campsite I’ve stayed in, and direct access onto Exmoor. Very friendly too.Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
In Cornwall we always used to stay at the St Ives Bay Holiday Camp. Now, it’s a big site, loads of caravans, and doesn’t look like much at all but the tent area is right on top of the dunes for the beach (massive, massive, get lost in them forever dunes) and the beach is lovely- big flat sands with fab rockpools etc further along. There’s a typical horrendous clubhouse but if you avoid that there’s a pretty nice conservatory place up the top by the pool where you can chill out and avoid the mobb. Good family site. Not at all adventurey though, it’s just a very, very good standard-issue campsite.
TJ’s spot on, the Sango bay site is stunning. 5 seconds plummet to the beach And what a beach. But not in cornwall…Posted 6 years agoditch_jockeyMember
Lots of nice campsites up around the north west of scotland. Clachtoll is a bit of a favourite of ours – just watch the locals, as I woke up to a large cock in my face this summer 😯
There are few things better in life than watching a west coast sunset from the door of your tent with a cold beer for company.Posted 6 years ago
Horgabost Bay on the Isle of Harris. On those days when the sun comes out and the family is playing in the sea, the dog thinks it is in heaven and you are sat out in the light past midnight and the midges forgot to emerge.
It does happen, the only problem is the next day it is 60mph winds and horizontal rain and then when it dies down the flesh is eaten from your bones.Posted 6 years ago
Lardy & Emzs – tent came from these guys after a recommendation on here. Saw them at the outdoor show and was pretty impressed so ordered a 5m ultimate.Posted 6 years ago
No more expensive than a decent family tent but thought it would be a bit of fun for the boys (we may dress up and make the dog into a totem pole) 8)timberMember
Think that Caerfai is the site I stay at St Davids too. Farm just mile west out of town above the harbour?
EDIT: – No its not, Porthclais Farm is where we stay.
Low Wray near Ambleside in the Lakes is worth a look too, lots of small broken up fields and wooded areas to camp in.Posted 6 years agolarge418Member
Another one for St Davids, but Pencarnan Farm Campsite has fantastic views of St Davids Head, Ramsey Island and Whitesands bay. Right on the coastal path, tis a brilliant (if slightly costly) campsite. Good walking to Whitesands, it’s own little beach (Portsele) and 5 mile coastal walk to Porthclais harbour. Very safe for youngsters also- my 3 had some excellent holidays there. Some good riding across the Preseli’s as well.Posted 6 years agodruidhMember
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