30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach – UK

When we go away with our touring caravan one of the things at the top of our list of musts to have is a beach. But along with finding a good family-friendly site finding a site that’s really close to a beach can also be a complete minefield.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I thought that I was looking at a site with beach access only to realise that the seaside is actually 10 minutes plus drive away. So I have created this post 30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach – UK.

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I solved my other problem of finding a good family-friendly caravan park via a whole lot of research, a good bit of crowdsourcing and a lot of hours writing up my round-up post – 30 Best Family Caravan Parks in the UK – Highly recommended.

So I have treated this post in pretty much the same way in the hope it will not only help myself but all my fellow caravan and camping people. If you own neither but are looking for a site with static caravans or other accommodation options I will state if other accommodation is available.

These are in no particular order. I have simply started near to the bottom of the UK and worked my way up.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach – UK

Perran Sands Haven – Near Perranporth Cornwall

“It has its own beautiful beach and although it does offer entertainment as all the Haven parks do, you can easily avoid that and just enjoy its wonderful surroundings, they have their own nature ranger too who runs activities for the children such as nature trails and orienteering. We’ve been across three years and had a wonderful time each year.” by Jennifer Dixon at www.mymummyspennies.com

Tourers and campers are welcome. Plus they have a variety of accommodation on offer static caravans, beach houses, chalets and glamping.

Facilities: 6 food and drink venues, pic ‘n’ Paint Pottery Studio, pool tables and sportsdrome. Plus all-weather multi-sports range, entertainment venue, heated indoor and outdoor pools. Adventure Golf course, nature trail, bungee Trampolines, beach nearby and indoor play area. 6 outdoor play areas, paddling pool, direct beach access and more.

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30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Perran Sands – Photo courtesy Haven

Dove Meadows – Marazion Cornwall

No club. Quiet. Showers etc. Come out of van 1/4 mile down Lane cross the road to the beach. Walk up road good pubs Causeway to mount. Cream teas want more.” by Susan Ford

They have touring caravans, motorhome and tent pitches available. According to the website, the beach of Mount’s bay is a four-minute walk away.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Dove Meadows – Photo courtesy Dove Meadows

Holywell Bay – Newquay Cornwall

Holywell bay nice park beach within walking distance …and you have to pass the pub to get on the beach” by Bex Cooper

The site offers touring and camping pitches. They also have accommodation to rent such as glamping, lodges and static caravans. The website states that the beach is a short stroll away.

Facilities: Family entertainment, kid’s clubs and children’s play area. Plus bar, cafe, beach nearby, outdoor heated pool, soft play, wildlife nature trail and more.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Holywell Bay – Photo courtesy Hoseasons

Mother Iveys Bay Holiday Park nr Padstow Cornwall

Beautifully kept site with superb views. It has its own secluded beach and is within a short walking distance to 3 others (Harlyn Sands, Boobies Bay and Constantine Beach all good surfing beaches). No Bar or club just peace, nature and relaxation. I love to walk the cliff path in both directions. You cannot beat North Cornwall coastline.” by Alain S Bodin

The site allows touring caravans, motorhomes and campers.

Facilities: There is a children’s play area, nearby beach and a shop.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Mother Ivey’s Bay – Photo courtesy of www.motheriveysbay.com

Pentewan Sands – North Cornwall

Wonderful free pool complex, clean shower blocks, eateries on site, beach adjacent, entertainment if you want it, all you’d want from a commercial campsite, rallies held there by the CMC. No dogs on beach or site.” By Julie Hardy

The site has pitches available for touring caravans, tents and motorhomes. You can also rent static caravans from them.

Facilities: There is on-site entertainment, a pool complex, indoor soft play and an amusement arcade. Plus tennis, bike hire, nearby beach and more.

Pentewan Sands – Photo courtesy of www.pentewan.co.uk/

Ladram Bay – Devon

Quote from review “The beach is absolutely beautiful and definitely somewhere you want to head to if the weather is dry. It’s accessed down a slope and fortunately, the hubby couldn’t navigate his way down on crutches. There are lots of picnic tables all along the front so we parked him up here with a coffee while myself and b went off to explore.

The beach is pebbly but don’t let that put you off. I actually like pebbles because it means we can throw them into the sea and hunt for cool stones and shells. Sand is so overrated – it gets everywhere! The tide times are published opposite the beach shack so if you time it right, you might get a bit of sand to dig in.” by Emma Dowey at MeandBmaketea – full review here.

The site allows touring caravans and campers. They also rent our luxury lodges, static caravans and glamping pods.

Facilities: There is a choice of places to eat plus a swimming pool, nearby beach, climbing wall and soft play. Entertainment, outdoor splash zone, adventure playground and Jurassic Adventure Golf

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Ladram Bay – Photo courtesy Hoseasons

Freshwater Beach – Bridport Dorset

Amazing indoor pool and splash pool activity pool for the kids and slide. Walk over the hill (it’s a big one!) to West Bay to the beach. Gets very busy at peak time but entertainment and restaurant onsite with bowling for wet days. Lovely clean showers with toilet and basin included in the cubicle. Pebble beach.” by Claire Collins

The site allows touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. They also have static caravans that you can hire.

Facilities: There is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Plus ten pin bowling, beach nearby entertainment, Jurassic fun centre and more.

Photo courtesy Freshwater Beach

Camber Sands – East Sussex

“I would really recommend camber sands Parkdean! The actual camping part of the site is kept very clean and the shower blocks well looked after. The camping area is at the entrance so it is the closest to the beach which is amazing! Sand goes on for miles. Also if you want there is so much on the site” by Amy Nash

Camber sands allow touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. They also have static caravans, lodges and chalets available for hire.

Facilities: Direct beach access, entertainment. children’s play area and four indoor heated pools. Plus restaurant, soft play, play areas, mini golf and more.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Camber Sands – photo courtesy Hoseasons

Naze Marine – Walton on the Naze Essex

Quote from review “The beach is less than a 5 minute walk and the town is very accessible on foot – only a 10/15 minute walk, there is a Co-op and Tesco in the town as well as pharmacies, shoe shops, cafes, charity shops and your usual small seaside town shops selling all manner of bits and bobs.” by Clare Nicholas over at emmysmummy.com you can read her full review here.

The site allows touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. You can also hire a large variety of static caravans from them.

Facilities: Family entertainment, nearby beach, children’s play area and indoor heated swimming pool. Plus an adventure playground, restaurant, shop and kid’s club.

Naze Marine – Photo Courtesy Hoseasons

Doniford Bay Haven – Somerset

Small excerpt from a blog review “Doniford Bay holiday park is right on the coast with a mud, brick beach on the edge of the site. With all the rocks dotted around the beach and the hours of low tides, the beach is perfect for rock pooling” by Angela Spicer at The Life of Spicers. You can read her review for the park here.

The site has pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. They also have static caravans available to rent.

Facilities: 2 food and drink venues, 3 outdoor play areas and an all-weather multi-sports court. Plus archery tunnel, climbing wall, crazy Golf course and direct beach access. Entertainment venue, Heated indoor and outdoor pools, leap of faith, multi-lane water slide, tennis court, water slide and more.

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30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Doniford Bay – Photo courtesy Haven

Hendre Mynach Touring & Caravan Park – Barmouth Wales

“Really close to the beach and lovely west Wales town of Barmouth. Kids love it and they can access the beach and town without crossing a road as there is a promenade” by Nick Dann

The site has pitches available for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. They also have static caravans available to rent. The site is alongside a train track which has small trains operating on it.

Facilities: Nearby beach, children’s playground and a shop.

Photo courtesy Hendra Mynach

Aberech Sands – North Wales

It’s literally a hop skip and jump to beautiful stunning white sands also has indoor heated pool 50p for the day. It has a railway station right outside the site entrance  which travels down the coast to lovely little towns and villages” by Lindsay Field

This site has pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents.

Facilities: Private sandy beach, heated indoor swimming pool, snooker room and children’s play area.

Abererch Sands Beach – Photo courtesy of Caravansitefinder

Wirral Country Park Caravan Club – Thurstaston North West

Wirral country park CMC site, overlooks West Kirby beach (with views out to Wales). A lovely site set in the Wirral Country park close to West Kirby. The country park has some great walks/cycle routes and a hide for bird watching. For young families, there is a farm park within walking distance from the site” by Julia Garner, Liverpool

The site only has pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes.

Facilities: Nearby beach and on-site playground.

Wirral Country Park Site – Photo courtesy Caravan club

Searles Leisure Resort – Hunstanton Norfolk

Just a short walk from a lovely beach with a promenade running alongside it. There is so much to do onsite as well. There’s an outdoor pool with a slide and a fab splash park Play areas, pedal karts, crazy golf. There’s even a land train that takes you to Hunstanton centre” by Julie Parker

The site has pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. They also offer lodge, cabin and static caravan rental. Review – Searles Leisure Resort – Family Holiday to Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Facilities: Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, nearby beach and entertainment. Plus fishing, children’s play area, gym, restaurant and much more.

Searles Leisure – Photo Courtesy Hoseasons

Long Beach Touring Park – Hemsby Norfolk

88 steps from my caravan door to the dunes!”  Small excerpt from Pack the PJ’s review “Long Beach Camping and Touring Site is located in Hemsby, Norfolk. It is within the boundary of a private estate, which also includes part of the Winterton Great Valley and over 40 acres of rolling sand dunes and a beautiful sandy beach. The Winterton Great Valley is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.”  You can read more of Pack the PJ’s review here – Long Beach Camping and Touring Site, Hemsby, Norfolk

The site has pitches for campers with tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. They also offer bungalows to rent.

Facilities: Nearby beach and children’s play area.

Hemsby Long beach – Photo courtesy of www.long-beach.co.uk

Caister-on-sea Haven – Norfolk

Gorgeous site right on the beach. Our caravan last year was literally on the beach, you walked out the door & instantly hit sand dunes, was beautiful. They have touring on site too.” From Claire Bayliss.

Haven has pitches for touring caravans, campers with tents and motorhomes. They also have static caravans, deck houses and chalets available to rent.

Facilities: Adventure village (coming soon), 2 entertainment venues, 3 food and drink venues and 3 outdoor play areas. Plus multi-use games area, all-weather multi-sports range and direct beach access. Heated indoor pool, indoor play area, multi-lane water slide and more.

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Caister on Sea – Photo courtesy Haven

Pinewoods – Wells next the sea Norfolk

Great site for kids- woods to explore and playground, shop and reception which was very friendly. The beach was a 2-minute walk and was beautiful sand with gorgeous beach huts and seals! Also, very friendly volunteer coast guard station who, after watching my 4-year-old and I on the beach for a few hours in the cold, shouted us in on way back and made me a cuppa and had a biscuit for the boy!

At the weekend and bank holidays, there’s a little train to take you the half-mile to the tiny harbour town where there are cute shops, nice pubs, ice cream parlours and a ship which doubles as a pancake bar. Massive playground up there too. Very lovely beach cafe next to the campsite too.” by Marie Claire

The site has pitches for tourers. They also have accommodation available to rent such as static caravans, beach huts and lodges.

Facilities: Nearby beach, children’s playground, miniature railway, lake and bike hire.

Pinewoods Beach – Photo courtesy of www.holkham.co.uk

Touring Caravan Sites on the Beach

Seashore Haven – Great Yarmouth Norfolk

We had a massive prestige caravan and the site was so clean with lots of fun family entertainment. The site is right on the beach and about half a mile from Great Yarmouth seafront which has some brilliant attractions such as sealife centre, miniature village, amusement and rides.” By Maria Hughes over at www.happymummy.co.uk

The site has pitches available for touring caravans, campers with tents and motorhomes. They have a variety of static caravans available to rent.

Facilities: Direct beach access, amusements, soft play, Marina bar and stage. Plus water park, restaurants, climbing wall and crazy golf. Entertainment, indoor heated pool and more.

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Seashore Haven – Photo courtesy of www.haven.com

For more caravan park inspiration in Lincolnshire please see –
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Thorpe Park Haven – Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

It’s a haven site. Very near a dog-friendly beach. Had an entertainment complex very near to touring site and a shop. 3 shower blocks. Had grass pitches and services hard standing pitches.” by Elaine Sayles.

I have stayed at the tourer park here myself and the beach is a very short walk away from the tourer area. They have pitches available for touring caravans, motorhomes and campers with tents. You can also rent a variety of static caravans through them.

Facilities: 2 coarse fishing lakes, 4 food and drink venues and 5 outdoor play areas. Plus a 9-hole golf course, adventure golf course, sports ranges and bungee trampolines. Climbing wall, direct beach access, entertainment venue, family Pitch and Putt course and heated indoor and outdoor pools. Indoor play area, lazy river, water slides, zip wire and leap of faith.

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Thorpe Park – Photo courtesy of Haven

South Cliff Holiday Park – Bridlington East Yorkshire

The beach is a 5-10 minute walk depending on where you are located on the site. It’s a lovely long stretch of beach and if you are feeling particularly energetic you can walk up to Bridlington. The site has evening entertainment plus soft play and a large playground”  My review – South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington – Review.

The site has pitches for campers with tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. They also have glamping, static caravans and lodges available to rent. Bookings are available online.

Facilities: Indoor soft play, entertainment, outdoor playground, amusements, beach nearby and more.

South cliff beach

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Reighton Sands Haven – Filey North Yorkshire

Access to the beach is down a steep hill near to the site’s facilities. If you can’t manage the walk up or down – or both there is a free train that runs throughout most of the day. This was just as much fun for us as going down to the beach. If you arrive with your bucket and spades expecting sand make sure you check the times of high tide first.

When we went down at 10am the tide was in and only pebbles were to be found. If we had visited at 1pm there would have been a good stretch of sand. Tide times vary every day. Jamie loved throwing pebbles into the sea” read more – Haven Reighton Sands Review – Caravan Holiday to North Yorkshire Coast.

The site has pitches for campers with tents, touring caravans and motorhomes. They also have a good choice of static caravans available to rent. Bookings are available online.

Facilities: 3 food and drink venues, heated indoor pool and an entertainment venue. Plus all-weather multi-sports range, arcade, pool tables, lazy river and a 9-hole golf course. 3 outdoor play areas, land train down to the beach and a nature trail.

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30 Great Caravan Parks on or Very Near to a Beach - UK
Reighton Sands Haven, near Filey

Whitby Holiday Park – Whitby North Yorkshire

“Whitby Holiday park – On the cliff small beautiful beach below plenty of History on it …another world sat there…visited 4 times over 2 years” by Nicky Royle Leggitt 

The site has touring pitches and you can also rent static caravans from them. This site is one I’ve been meaning to visit for a while now. It looks lovely and I adore Whitby.

Facilities: Beach nearby, galleon bar and a cinema.

Photo Courtesy Whitby Holiday Park

Eyemouth – Northeast

Quote from blog review “The holiday park is located next to a quiet fishing port, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. The caravans on the front of the park have amazing views over the sea and sandy beach, and there’s a pleasant stepped walk down to the beach from the edge of the site” by Cat Elizabeth at Rockandrollpussycat. You can read more of her review here.

The site has pitches for motorhomes and touring caravans. You can also rent static caravans.

Facilities: Direct beach access, family entertainment, adventure playground, restaurant and more.

Eyemouth – Photo courtesy Hoseasons

Beadnell Bay C&CC site – Northumberland

Quote from website “The magnificent dunes and golden sands of Beadnell Bay, just minutes from our campsite, are excellent for bird watching. Walkers too will enjoy beach walks to nearby Beadnell and Seahouses. Catch a boat from either to the beautiful Farne Islands where you will some more birdlife and colonies of seals. If you’re into cycling the Coast and Castles and National Cycle Routes pass the site.”

The site has touring pitches and tent pitches available.

Facilities: Beach nearby and children’s playground.

Beadnell Bay – Photo courtesy Caravan and camping club

Springhill Farm Seahouses – Northeast

Springhill farm in Seahouses offers a short walk to the beach. There are gorgeous coastal views from the site and you can see Bamburgh Castle in the distance.” by Big Stevie Cool at www.bigsteviecool.co.uk

The site offers touring pitches. They also have a range of accommodation to rent such as wigwams, a hide, cottages and a house that sleeps up to 32 people which can be used as a hostel or rented out as a whole house.

Facilities: Beach nearby

Spring hill farm Seahouses – Photo courtesy of Big Stevie Cool

Caravan Parks by the Sea

New England Bay Caravan Club – Stranraer

“Our favourite is New England Bay Caravan Club site, Scotland, it is a little windy up there but you have the dog-friendly beach to yourself really, lovely and quiet.” By Carrie Hollingworth

The site has 131 touring caravan and motorhome pitches.

Facilities: Beach access, fishing, games room and a playground.

30 Great Caravan Parks on or very near to a Beach - UK
New England Bay – Photo courtesy Carey Hollingworth

Muasdale Holiday Park – Kintyre West Coast Scotland

Muasdale holiday park – small touring site literally a couple of feet from the beach,. Lovely and quiet – no bar, no club” by Lee Botham

The park has touring caravan, motorhomes and campers with tents pitches. They also have a mini lodge and Victoria villas available to rent.

Facilities: Direct beach access.

Muasdale Caravan Park – Photo courtesy of Lee Botham

Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site – Scotland

Quote from website “A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity, at Dunnet Bay Club Site you can admire the stunning views over clean washed sands to lovely Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of the British mainland. Located in Dunnet, Thurso, the caravan park is in an area of vast natural beauty – it’s a perfect location to unwind from the bustle of day to day life”

The site offers touring and tent pitches.

Facilities: Beach access.

Dunnet Bay Beach – Photo courtesy of www.caravanclub.co.uk

Sandilands Caravan Park – Co. Down Northern Ireland

Right on the beach, great for kids, lovely small park so not too busy, very clean and very strict about any noise after hours which is very appealing to us as a family. People who run it are lovely and very flexible. We have caravaned and camped and the facilities are all brilliant and very clean. Wee site shop sells most essentials, but close to a small town if you want an Asda or other shops” by Chantelle Michael

The site has pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes.

Facilities: Beach nearby, playground and football pitch.

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Sandilands holiday park beach – Photo courtesy of www.chestnuttholidayparks.com

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8 comments

  1. What an awesome collection of places to stay along the way! Perfect for what I was looking for. I think that we will add Caister-on-sea Haven – Norfolk England to our tour this year!

    But with the incredible pictures, each one of them looked like someplace I’d love to stay! Great post, thank you

  2. I do love a caravan holiday by the sea… I think that comes from enjoying many throughout my childhood. We weren’t able to take one this year, but I’m super excited to introduce my little one to caravan holidays next year. Great list; it’ll come in handy for sure!

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