The Top 5 Best Coastal Campsites in the UK for a Summer Escape

By Dave Webb on August 11th, 2023

It’s officially summer! With the hot weather we’re having this year, it’s the perfect time to take a trip. Have you thought about where to visit next? Well, look no further because Redline Campers have created a list of the top 5 best coastal campsites in the UK for a summer escape. Travel across the country in your brand new campervan as you discover the wonders of the UK.

Three Cliffs Bay – Wales

Ranked number one for coastal campsites in Wales, Three Cliffs Bay is just a short walk from the landmark of the same name. You can enjoy modern accommodation and luxury facilities at this five-star holiday park. Not only beautiful, but safe too with summer lifeguards keeping you at bay. But if swimming’s not your cup of tea, there’s still plenty to do and places to see.

Once you’re ready for dinner, a chef will be available for all your dietary needs. Fancy a drink instead? Gower’s local pubs and restaurants await you on your evening stroll. Wanting to bring a furry friend? You’ll be glad to hear that dogs are encouraged at this campsite, with access to dog-walking routes just for them. And why not visit the local shop to treat them to a dog-friendly ice cream?

Find out more about Three Cliffs Bay here.

Shell Island – Wales

Based in North Wales, this next campsite is ranked the second-best coastal campsite in the UK. Shell Island offers more than just the seaside. Close to Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia National Park, this campsite is great for families who are always looking for something to do. You can take your kids to the arcade and games room during the day, and watch sports live at the local tavern in the evening.

We know it’s difficult taking your family across the country without access to fresh clothes. Don’t worry about getting dirty throughout the day as there’s plenty of laundrettes around. While you’re waiting for your clothes to dry, why not explore the activities available, like birdwatching, or take a break at the snack bar?

Find out more about Shell Island here.

Sango Sands – Scotland

Want to have constant access to unrivalled views? Stay on the cliff tops of award-winning beaches in the north west of Scotland. Once you reach the top, you won’t want to blink in fear of missing the amazing views of sea life, such as the rare Bottlenose Dolphin.

Sango Sands is the perfect place for anyone looking for adventure. Try your hand at surfing, golf, or the zipwire. Too above ground? Discover the hidden secrets of Smoo Cave and return to the great outdoors to the infamous Northern Lights (if you’re in luck). We would expect nothing less from the best coastal campsite in Scotland.

Find out more about Sango Sands here.

Sands Caravan and Camping Park – Scotland

Sands is situated on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland where stunning views await you. But the sunset view from the Isle of Skye or Outer Hebrides is one to remember. There’s plenty to do on site, such as visiting the games and TV room, play football, or let your children wander the play area.

The campsite offers electric charging stations in its bid to be energy efficient. But there’s non-electric areas available if you’re looking for a calmer, secluded area. However, you don’t have to stay on site to find peace as true-Scottish village Gairloch is just three miles away. It may be second-best for coastal campsites in Scotland, but it’s number one for the environment.

Find out more about Sands Caravan and Camping Park here.

Beadnell Bay – England

Spacious Beadnell Bay is home to the Northumberland coast and Cheviot Hills. Take a short boat ride to Farne Islands to see nature in its most natural form. Did you know it’s declared as one of David Attenborough’s favourite places in the UK for nature? Can you see why Beadnell Bay is ranked best for coastal campsites in England?

If that’s not enough, don’t forget to pack your bike and travel to Alnwick Castle, famous for its appearance in Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Fancy something more spooky? Bamburgh Castle is rumoured to be haunted by the Pink Lady. Feel brave enough to find out for yourself?

Find out more about Beadnell Bay here.

Fancy a trip to any of these stunning locations? Contact us today with any questions about our campervans or learn more about our stock here.

Written by

Dave Webb

Redline Campers