Unmissable Coastal Campsites
We realised that there are very few resources online to find beach campsites that are actually on the beach.
There’s plenty of campsites near the coast – but it can be tricky to actually find campsites on the coast. So we’ve scoured the internet and delved into our personal experience to find the very best beach campsites.
All of these coastal campsites have a sea view and/or are walking distance to the coast as a minimum requirement to make the cut.
We’ve also ensured that these beach campsites are all suitable for motorhomes, campervans, tents and dogs.
So if coastal camping is what you’re after then you are in the right place – check it out below!
Coastal Campsites Norfolk
See Breeze Campsite
On a windy day you could probably jump at Sea Breeze campsite and get blown over the dunes onto the beach. Beach campsites don’t get much closer than this.
Small, family orientated, dog friendly and laid back this 10 – 12 pitch site is perfect for a relaxing break by the sea.
Or if you are more actively inclined not far away is the world famous Norfolk Broads, the ancient cathedral city of Norwich and more wildlife than you can imagine. From seals to otters, Goldfinches to Lapwings there’s enough here for all.
High Sand Creek Campsite
So you may not be able to see a beach from High Sand Creek Campsite but that isn’t to it’s detriment.
Miles and miles of coastal saltwater marshland are right on your doorstep here and sandy beaches aren’t too far away.
So whether you’re after a wildlife filled break or fancy a more active coastal break (wild swimming, paddleboarding, hiking) there’ll be more than enough to fill your boots with here.
Coastal Campsites Dorset
Eype House Caravan and Camping Park
Epic sea views from your pitch at this coastal campsite in Dorset – in abundance!
Walking distance to the quintessential Dorset town of West Bay – you bet!
Situated right above Eype beach, Eype House Caravan and Camping Park is perfect for exploring the incredible Jurassic coastline that runs along Dorsets shoreline
The captivating town of Lyme Regis, the so called Pearl of Dorset, is a mere 20 minutes away by car.
The campsite itself boasts toilets, free showers, washing up facilities and a coin operated launderette. All in all – you have everything you could possibly need to spend some time getting to know Dorset right here.
Note: Due to this campsites terrain & access campervans and motorhomes over 6m in length & caravans unfortunately cannot be catered for.
Rosewall Camping (Weymouth Camping)
At Rosewall Camping the Dorset SW Coast path is literally at the foot of your garden. It will take you longer to put your shoes on than it will to get from the campervan/tent to the path – it’s that close.
Couple that with ridiculous sea views, a friendly and welcoming campsite with modern toilet & shower blocks and this campsite really does tick all of our boxes for an epic break on the South Coast.
Coastal Campsites Suffolk
The Hollies camping and leisure resort
This campsite is literally set on the clifftop above the beach. You can’t get much more beach campsite than that!
The Hollies Camping and Leisure Resort has a mixture of grass pitches, hard standing pitches, glamping & self catering options – so no matter what sort of camper you are you’ll be set just right here.
They even have a converted double-decker bus as an accommodation option – how cool is that?!
Cliff House Holiday Park
With touring and static accommodation options Cliff House Holiday Park will be able to cater for you no matter the kind of coastal campsite you seek.
Tucked away in a small copse of trees the campsite really feels like its hidden away from the hustle and bustle of modern living. But take a short walk from your pitch and you’ll find yourself wandering along the outstanding Suffolk coastline.
Inland options include woodland walks, bird watching at Minsmere bird reserve or perhaps just a refreshing pint or meal at the onsite bar and restaurant.
Also worth noting – their customer relations manager is a lovely chap called Darcy. He dribbles a little (probably) and is super cute…. (He’s a dog – how awesome is that!)
WhiteHouse Beach Caravan & Motorhome Club Site
Hop the fence (actually find a gate but that’s not as catchy) and you’ll be on the beach at WhiteHouse Beach Caravan & Motorhome Club Site.
Beach campsites don’t get much closer to the sea than this, you could not be any closer without actually parking on the dunes.
With everything you’d expect from a CAMC site (clean toilet & shower facilities including disability options, spacious pitches etc.) you’ll be absolutely set for a stunning Suffolk coastal retreat here.
Coastal Campsites Yorkshire
Hooks House Farm
Set on a working farm in the hills above the idyllic coastal Yorkshire village of Robin Hoods Bay Hooks House Farm is the perfect base for exploring the North York Moors and the outstanding Yorkshire coastline.
A friendly, laid back vibe resonates from every fibre of this coastal campsite setting you up for a properly relaxing sea view holiday.
Wold Farm Caravan & Camping Farm
Wold Farm Caravan and Camping Farm boasts direct access to Bempton Cliffs, is close by to no fewer than five glorious Yorkshire beaches spread out across Flamborough Head and has absolutely breathtaking views far out into the North Sea.
Whether you’re after a golf retreat, exploring seaside towns, bird watching, or exploring towering cliffs and tranquil bays and beaches there is something for everyone here.
Wold Farm Campsite is wonderfully simple and yet is equipped for all touring needs (toilets, showers, freshwater, chemical disposal, grey waste and EHU available).
And for those after something a little more special they even have glamping options on site.
Why not check out our full guide to camping in Yorkshire?
Coastal Campsites Devon
North Morte Farm
North Morte Farm sits just 500 yards from the rocky north Devon coastline and the famous Rockham beach.
The wider area hosts long golden sandy beaches (Woolacoombe and Saunton), rock pools to explore, surfing and water sports to indulge in or classic Devon villages to discover.
If you’re hungry or thirsty then a short walk into the village of Mortehoe and you’ll find yourself a range of pubs and shops to satisfy whatever it is you crave.
The site itself caters for touring vehicles, tents and has onsite accommodation options so there will surely be something everyone.
Sugar Park Campsite
Moving to the south Devon coast this is the type of coastal campsites we yearn for – Sugar Park Campsite is proudly back to basics.
A field, outstanding sea views, a campfire (raised safely in a fire pit!!), glorious Devon countryside – what more could you possibly need!
Beach campsites don’t get better than this in our opinion – a 5 minute walk to Beesands beach and we’re set for the day. Return in the evening to keep warm around the campfire, watch the sunset and the stars come out.
Coastal Campsites Kent
Folkstone Camping and Caravanning club site
Pitch up amongst the iconic white cliffs, get the kettle on and enjoy the view out over the English Channel.
Folkstone Camping and Caravanning Club site offers unparalleled views out over the English channel.
As you would expect with CCC site the facilities here are exemplary – catering for all types of tourer, washrooms with disabled access and infant facilities you’ll not struggle with the day-to-day of touring here.
Whether you’re exploring the Kent coast or making a pit stop to/from the continent this coastal campsite is well worth a stop.
Leo Bay campsite
Leo Bay campsite is a small & quirky treat on the Isle of Sheppy where the massive estuaries of the Medway and the Thames spill out into the sea.
With wildlife in abundance, London just 40 minutes away and beautiful coastline you’d think that you couldn’t ask for more than that from this area. But the owners at Leo Bay have a surprise for you, this site has beautiful pitches waiting for you, like, actual beautiful hand crafted pitches. They’ll also welcome you with a free tea or coffee and ensure you have and know everything you’ll need for your stay.
Well that’s got to be it right, it couldn’t offer more…
Tucked away out of site is a full campervan workshop – so if you need some work doing to your van then why not book a stay here and get the work done simultaneously – genius!
Note: Leo Bay does not cater for tents as it is a touring campervan, motorhome and caravan site only
Coastal Campsites Cornwall
Treen Farm Campsite
Travel to the very South West corner of the the country and discover this absolute gem of a beach campsite in Cornwall.
Treen Farm Campsite offers up unparalled views off the Cornish coast, access to outstanding beaches and the world famous outdoor Minack Theatre built into the very cliff face. Personal experience allows us to tell you to take a coat as it will be cold and windy as the evening draws on!
This campsite offers simple and spacious camping at it’s very best. All played out over the stunning coastal backdrop.
Picnic benches at each pitch, an onsite shop to stock up with local delicacies and essentials, and a communal fire pit to gather and socialise with fellow campers of an evening.
Treveague Farm Campsite
Treveague Farm Campsite which lies on the Roseland Heritage coastline offers up outstanding views across Vault beach and the bay beyond.
If your looking for breathtaking views and fresh sea air then you won’t be far wrong at this beach campsite in Cornwall.
With an onsite Cafe and Restaurant serving up local offerings you won’t go hungry either.
After a long day exploring the coastal path, discovering Cornish villages or getting wet in the ocean Treveague Farm campsite is the perfect place to return to to watch the sun dip over the watery horizon and the stars come out above your head.
These guys have an excellent website of their own going into huge amounts of detail about what to do and see in the local area. So no matter your interests definitely go check out their website before you visit.
Bay View Farm Camping Site
Bay View Farm Camping Site commands an imposing position on the cliffs above Looe.
This provides extraordinary views out over the water – mesmerizing come calm sunny weather or ferocious storms (the latter probably more enjoyable in a campervan than a tent though!).
Nearby there is an abundance of beaches and small typical Cornish villages comprised of olde world mazes of cobbled streets, fudge and ice cream vendors and quintessential Cornish fayer.
If you’re after something a little more fancy or for a special occasion, then Bay View Farm has you covered in one of their Snugs (popularized by a recent trend in glamping) – a cute, timber clad dwelling with a glass front peering out over the glistening waters of the bay!
Note: Cornish roads are, well, tiny. If you’re planning a visit to Bay View Farm camping site in your campervan or motorhome then check out their website as they tell you which roads to avoid!
Coastal Campsites Wales
Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park
What can we say about Three Cliffs Bay Camping that hasn’t already been said.
The view from this site, is without a doubt, the best view of any campsite on the entire planet!! …Ok, fine – we might be just a tiny bit biased here as fellow Welshies but it is pretty damn good regardless!
Miles of sandy beach stretch out below the campsite just waiting for you to explore and the Gower peninsula is in and of itself a truly world class destination sticking out the bottom of South Wales.
You won’t be short of things to do down here and we do have a South Wales road trip itinerary in the works so keep an eye for that shortly by signing up for our newsletter!
In terms of the site itself these guys work so hard to provide a truly outstanding experience from top notch camping facilities (your toilets, Elsan points and what have you) to pre-orderable BBQ and bakery hampers – how awesome is that!?
If you’re looking for a South Wales camping/campervan/motorhome experience this is the place to visit!
Warning: These guys are extremely popular so you 100% need to book early to avoid disappointment and to bag that all important sea view!
West Hook Farm Camping
Moving west from the Gower we arrive at Pembrokeshire – and this is one of our favourite parts of Wales without a doubt, formed in part by camping trips down here with our mates every year as teenagers.
But as you grow (very slightly!!!) older you begin to appreciate the natural beauty in abundance in this area that you perhaps overlooked as a teenager and it really cements itself as an absolute must visit destination.
Simple, easy and basic camping with a breathtaking view. That’s all we need…. And beer, we also need beer.
For a West Walian camping trip these, for us, are the go to guys for a great stay.
The majestic north of Wales.
Drive along the awe-inspiring Llyn peninsula until you almost fall into the sea and you’ll stumble across Mynyndd Mawr campsite. (Translating to ‘Large Mountain’).
The campsite has got all your practical needs covered (chemical disposal, EHU, waste disposal, water points), they permit raised campfires in fire pits and they have the most simply gorgeous outlook over the Irish sea.
This is a perfect spot for getting away from it all and forgetting all about the stress and pace of modern life.
For the more active among us there is plenty to see and do in this area – Hells Mouth Bay for the surfers, the coastal path for the walkers – wildlife in abundance if that’s your deal and the picturesque towns of Abersoch, Aberdaron & Pwllheli are close by and ripe for exploring.
Coastal Campsite Summary
So there you have it, beach campsites UK in abundance!
A wealth of coastal campsites spread out from the far corner of Cornwall, the mountains of North Wales, the Moors of Yorkshire, the cliffs of Dover, the beaches of Dorset and everywhere inebetween (except inland, there are no coastal campsites inland).
So without further ado lets all Go Explore! the magnificent coasts and beaches of England and Wales.