Wed Apr, 2018

Holiday Trips

5 Recommended Motorhome Campsites

Here's 5 recommendations of motorhome campsites in the UK to get you started. Hopefully we will open up your eyes to choosing somewhere you've never been before.

1. Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives

Situated within walking distance of the traditional Cornish fishing port and holiday resort of St Ives. There are beautiful views of the beach, which makes this is a popular spot for surfers who head to Porthmeor Beach for sand, surf and sunsets.

With 30 miles of beautiful Atlantic coastline to admire, whether you’re a traditional under-canvas camper, or love the comfort of a modern caravan, you’ll find the holiday you want at Ayr.

Ayr is open all year – so if you’re looking for a summer seaside holiday or prefer the peace and beauty of the Cornish winter, this is an excellent base. Recently graded at 5 Pennant standard by the AA – so you can be confident that the facilities are excellent. With a children's play area and games room, a wet room for wetsuits, and plenty of hot water after a day in the sea. Hairdryers, showers and hot water are free.

2. Bay View Farm, Cornwall

Situated on a Cornish coastal farm, with wonderful sea views overlooking Looe and St George's Island.

The camp site is right on the South West Coast Path, making it an ideal holiday location for exploring the cliff paths to Black Rock beach, Millendreath and the quaint fishing village of Looe with its hideaway streets, harbour, fish quay, beach and cafés. Further along the coast path is the village of Polperro, with its wide choice of restaurants and taverns, smugglers' cottages and harbour. In the other direction the path leads past the Monkey Sanctuary towards the villages of Seaton and Downderry.

Bay View Farm has pitches for tents and motorhomes, and full washing and laundry facilities.

And better yet, it’s open all year round.

3. Dolbeare Park

Dolbeare Park, the only 5 Star Camping, Glamping and Caravan Park in South East Cornwall - which is open all year.

Family owned, a site in beautiful peaceful country surroundings. Ideally located for exploring this little known area of South East Cornwall and the stunning Rame Peninsula and Whitsand Bay, with the lovely fishing village of Looe just 20 minutes by car from the park. Dolbeare Park is just 5 miles from the Devon border.

A dog friendly park, which has a small dog walk on site. And there are miles and miles of country lanes and footpaths to explore from the park.

The nearest beaches are all dog friendly too; with Seaton, Portwrinkle and all the beaches of Whitsand Bay (photo) all dog friendly all year.

4. Coastal Valley

A small family site with a big atmosphere. Kick your shoes off, sit back with a tea or coffee, unwind and recharge in a beautiful landscaped valley.

In the Spring the valley has a yellow and green palette, with Silver Aspen trees, yellow gorse, daffodils and Primulas. Spring lambs calling in the fields. In the Summer the blue and lilac Agapanthus and abundant Buddleia attract the butterflies and dragon flies. Autumn brings plenty of berries to harvest, blackberries, Sloe berries, rosehips.

Rabbits are a plenty on the land but you will need to keep a keener eye out for the deer and resident Stoat, who forage under the maze of swallows and starlings.

With 3 beaches in walking distance all accessed via public footpaths at the foot of the land - what more could you want? 1.25 miles, across the fields and headland is Watergate bay, (with good restaurants, surf shops and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen). 1 mile country walk to Porth Beach or Whipsiderry beach.

5. Drummohr Holiday Park

Drummohr Holiday Park is situated just twenty minutes away from Princes Street in the heart of Scotland’s capital Edinburgh. To the other side of the Holiday Park is the beautiful East Lothian countryside. The John Muir way walking route is also en route. The John Muir Way stretches 134 miles or 215 km across Scotland’s heartland, running between Helensburgh in the west through to Dunbar on the east coast and Muir's birthplace. It'll take you 7-10 days to walk and about half that by bike. Enjoy the beautiful beaches , rivers, roman ruins and nature reserves along the way.