Top 3 best camping sites in the UK

We collated a list of our absolute favorite places for camping this summer

It was really hard to pick the top three places since Britain is rich in picturesque camping sites. But we tried hard and here is our list…

1. Caolasnacon, Kinlochleven, Argyll

Current TripAdvisor rating: 5/5

This Scottish campsite is picture perfect – sitting on the banks of ice blue Loch Leven. Pitches are available right next to the loch’s shores so you can easily fish or canoe. Even the gales don’t detract from the beauty of this magical place, which is a firm favorite with campers. The friendly staff have been highly praised in reviews, especially for their readiness to help people who arrive unannounced.

You can bring your own caravan along or rent one by the night, equipped with everything you could need for the evening, including a stove, fridge and microwave.

In the local area, you can enjoy proper highland holiday, with Glencoe only three miles away and the Caledonian Canal in close proximity. Activities for the day include hillwalking, diving and observing the wildlife.

2. Bay View Farm, Cornwall

Current TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

This camping site is famous for its spectacular views – overlooking West Looe and St George’s Island. You can find the camp on the right of the South West Coast Path, which is in close proximity to the Black Rock beach, Millendreath and Looe, a fishing village with a small harbor. Further down the coast, you’ll reach another village – Polperro and if you choose to take the opposite direction, you can explore the villages of Seaton and Downderry.

The Bay View Farm camping site has been praised on TripAdvisor for its unspoilt views, friendly hosts and easy booking. You can also book a static caravan on site if you don’t have your own campervan. You can also stay in a snug, a wooden hut that looks like a Hobbit house.

You’ll be delighted to learn that the Bay View Farm has showers, laundry facilities (!) and free Wi-Fi (although you might want to get off your phone for the time being). The pricing is reasonable – pitches cost from £17 and snugs from £35 per night for two adults and two children.

3. Burnbake Campsite and Forest Lodges, Dorset

Current TripAdvisor rating: 4/5 stars

With nearly 130 pitches on site, Burnbake Campsite is definitely one of the most visited sites in the UK, occupying a prime spot next to beautiful Studland Bay. At the camping site you can make use of the showers, laundry and baby-changing facilities and some cooking equipment.

Reviewers say that the camp is a bit ‘old fashioned’ but still very relaxed and natural looking. They also have plenty of praise for its lodges, which have recently been renovated. However, caravans are not allowed on site – only tents and small campervans.

In the local area, you can explore Corfe Castle, a tiny village situated in the Isle of Purbeck. You can also explore the Lulworth Cove, situated on the Natural World Heritage Coastline ¬ great for a lazy walk.

And if Burnbake Campsite does take your fancy, try to be there as early as possible as pre-booking is not an option (apart from during the spring and August bank holidays).

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