50 Seaside Resorts in the United Kingdom + Nearby Caravan Parks - Family Friendly

50 Seaside Resorts in the United Kingdom + Nearby Caravan Parks – Family Friendly

My goodness, this post was a labour of love. It has taken me days worth or writing and research. As caravan owners and fans of staying in static caravans, I am always on the lookout for new sites to try. I decided to compile a list of 50 seaside resorts in the UK and choose a site nearby that we would visit ourselves as a family. This is what has taken the longest as there’s a lot of caravan parks out there!

All of the parks below have pitches for tourers – when I state tourer I mean touring caravans and motorhomes. If the site has pitches for tents/campers this is also mentioned. If the park has any other accommodation available to rent then this is also mentioned. All sites are family friendly and most have facilities specifically for children.

I have included a paragraph for each resort plus a paragraph for each caravan park. I hope you will find it as useful as we now will.

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1. Aberystwyth – Ceredigion, Wales

The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain. On the summit is the biggest Camera Obscura in the world which takes on a view of sea and land, plus a playground and cafe. There is a promenade that runs alongside the beach and a small ruined castle. The Animalarium zoo is just up the coast at Borth. King Arthur´s Labyrinth is an underground storytelling adventure a short drive from Aberystwyth.

Woodlands Caravan Park – At Devil’s bridge there is camping and touring site. Plus static caravans, gypsy pods and self catering lodges. Includes a small playground (with a larger one currently being built) and plenty of woodland to explore.

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Photo courtesy of www.caravansitefinder.co.uk

2. Anglesey Wales

Cross the bridge over to Anglesey and enter a part of the UK with plenty to do yet with the opportunity to also unwind. There is plenty of unspoilt coastline with pretty villages. To me, the whole of Anglesey is a seaside resort. As well as pretty beaches you will find historic castles, plenty of cycling paths, boat rides, a sea zoo and burial chambers.

Penrhyn Bay Caravan Park – There are many caravan parks on the isle of Anglesey. Penrhyn bay caravan park is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty. They offer touring and camping pitches. Facilities include a recently installed outdoor playground, heated indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a games room with amusements.


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Photo courtesy of penrhynbay.com

3. Ayr – Scotland

Ayr is more a seaside town than a resort. It does, however, have a seafront with a walkway alongside the beach, a play park, indoor amusements with soft play. The area also has castles, a farm park and lovely gardens that are worth a visit.

Craig Tara Haven – The water park at this Haven resorts looks absolutely amazing and is without a doubt one of Haven’s best pools. As well as touring and camping pitches you can also hire a static caravan or stay in an apartment. The site also has many other indoor and outdoor activities, plus day and night entertainment, restaurants, shop and more.

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Pool at Craig Tara – Photo courtesy of www.haven.com

4. Blackpool – Lancashire, England

The ultimate in seaside resorts? There is so much to do at Blackpool that it would need a post all of its own. Not only do you have long stretches of sandy beaches but there are piers, amusement arcades, a massive theme park (Pleasure beach), the tower, aquarium, zoo, trams, ballroom and so much more. Most of Blackpool is taken up by hotels and B&B’s. The caravan parks are a lot further out town than most other sites across the country.

Blackpool south caravan club site – I love the look of this site. It’s a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Blackpool. With privacy hedges on some of the pitches and a playground for the kids. A great site I’m sure for unwinding after a busy day.

Photo courtesy www.caravanclub.co.uk

5. Bognor Regis – South coast, England

Bognor Regis is a small traditional seaside town popular with tourists. It has some great clean family friendly beaches. There’s a lovely park with a miniature railway, boating lake, playground and more. The most popular attraction being its pier. There is a promenade nearly 3 miles long with a land train to take the weight off your feet.

Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park – Located just a few miles from the beaches of Bognor and just outside of Chicester. There are more lakes than land at this holiday park making it a great spot for fishing. There is onsite entertainment, family bar, outdoor pool and paddling pool, amusements, fishing and more. The site offers touring and camping pitches plus they have static caravans available to rent.

Photo courtesy of www.parkholidays.com

6. Bournemouth – Dorset, England

We love Bournemouth, half my family live there for a start. If you’re looking for an informative post about family-friendly things to do in Bournemouth then I have the post for you – Top 10 family friendly things to do in Bournemouth There’s an aquarium, pier, rides, award-winning beaches, pavilion gardens, two land trains and more. Out of town, there’s an amusement park, crazy golf and a farm park.

Meadowbank Holidays – There’s not really a huge amount to choose from caravan park wise near Bournemouth. Meadowbank offers pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes but not campers. They have static caravans available to hire. They are a family friendly site located in Christchurch, near Bournemouth. Located on the banks of a river it is great for fishing. The site has a shop, games room and children’s play area.

Photo courtesy of www.meadowbank-holidays.co.uk

7. Bridlington – South Yorkshire, England

We have taken our touring caravan to Bridlington for the last two years in a row. There is so much to do in Bridlington for families. To find out lots more about Bridlington please read my post which includes things to do in the area. There are boat rides, a model village, historic house, new swimming pool, land train, rides and a lovely stretch of beach.

South Cliff Holiday Park – In the post linked above you will also find my review of this site. It was a good site and one we’d return to if we can pre book a pitch away from the main road. They had evening entertainment, a big outdoor playground, indoor soft play and just a short drive or walk to the sandy beaches of Bridlington.

South Cliff Holiday Park

8. Brighton – South coast, England

Brighton is one of those places I’d love to go to but have never visited. Its palace pier is so iconic, along with the Brighton Royal Pavilion. The beach is more pebbles than sand although I’m sure that suits a lot of people. There’s an observation tower that you can pay to go up, amusements, Sea life centre, electric railway and more.

Brighton Motorhome and Caravan club Site – Located just 2 miles out of Brighton this site is nestled in a picturesque spot. They have touring and camping pitches plus a couple of pods. There is a playground onsite for the kids.

Photo courtesy of www.caravanclub.co.uk

9. Broadstairs/Margate/Ramsgate/Westgate-on-sea – Kent, England

Four seaside resorts close together. Broadstairs with Fishermen’s cottages, sandy beaches and beach huts and family friendly things to do. Margate with a shell grotto, rides and museums and Ramsgate with a harbour, nature reserve and more. Plus the popular Westgate-on-sea

Birchington Vale Holiday Park – Situated inland near all four resorts. They have pitches for tourers and campers, plus static caravans and lodges to rent. The site has a brand new clubhouse, indoor pool with flume, arcades, family bar, entertainment, playgrounds and much more.

Photo courtesy of www.pitchup.com

10. Bude – Cornwall, England

Bude is a lovely small seaside resort town. It has plenty of lovely beaches with some great waves. There’s a variety of sports available in the area plus lots of picturesque scenery. Bude has some lovely coloured beach huts, boats to hire and soft play for the kids.

Bude Holiday Resort – This park has had a recent £2.5 million upgrade including super pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes. Plus a new outdoor heated swimming pool and a brand new fleet of hire caravans. Other facilities include an outdoor playground, amusements, day and night time entertainment and a bar. Camping onsite is limited.

Photo courtesy of peterbullresorts.co.uk

11. Clacton on Sea – Essex, England

Clacton-on-sea offers a traditional seaside resort with a modern twist. There’s the award winning seafront gardens, fairground rides, pier, arcades, theatres and plenty to do in the nearby area. Once a year they host the Clacton air show which sees thousands flock to their beaches to watch flyovers and displays.

Martello Beach Holiday Park – All caravan parks which accept tourers are located a short distance outside of Clacton-on-sea itself. There is a small cluster of sites further down the coast and near to the sea. Martello beach is part of Park resorts. They have pitches for tourers and campers plus static caravans to rent. There is direct access to the beach and facilities include an indoor and outdoor pool, adventure playground and evening entertainment.

Clacton Pier – Photo courtesy of www.icaravans.com

12. Cleethorpes – Lincolnshire, England

Cleethorpes has stretches of sandy beaches and plenty of family friendly things to do. It is in two parts. At one end you will find shops and the pier and you can board the lollipop land train to take you from one end to the other. At the other end (near to Thorpe park) you will find a small jungle zoo, soft play, restaurants, leisure centre and the Cleethorpes light railway.

Thorpe Park Haven – The touring and camping site here make it one of our favourite Haven parks. It’s a large site with some lovely big pitches. There is access to the beach and an outdoor play ground. You can also use the rest of the parks facilities which include a land train, indoor and outdoor pool with slides and a lazy river. There is day and night time entertainment, fairground rides, outdoor playground and splash park, amusements and a small soft play. Plus plenty of places to eat.

Photo courtesy of haven.com

13. Colwyn Bay – Wales

Colwyn bay has a long promenade next to the beach. There is a pier and further down at Rhos-on-Sea you will find a pretty harbour. It is close to the Welsh mountain, Snowdonia, castles and National trust properties. It is an idyllic resort said to be the principal location to visit in the area.

Plas farm caravan park – Most caravan parks in the area don’t offer touring pitches. This site is more inland and a short drive from Colwyn bay. It offers lovely large touring pitches set in the beautiful Welsh countryside. They also have luxury lodges available to purchase. The site itself does not offer any additional facilities to what you’d expect from a touring site. It simply looks like a well maintained and picturesque site.

Photo courtesy of plasfarmcaravanpark.co.uk

14. Conwy, Wales

Conwy is famous for its large 13th Century castle, which is well worth a visit. The town of Conwy is a world heritage site with a quaint harbour and with boat tours operating when the weather allows. You will find the smallest house in Britain in the town and the lovely Conwy Morfa beach.

Conwy Holiday Park – Located just a short drive from Conwy you will find this large camping and touring site. The park enjoys views down to the estuary and across to Snowdonia. They also have lodges available to buy. The park has an indoor and outdoor playground plus a family friendly pub.

Photo courtesy of www.conwyholidaypark.co.uk

15. Eastbourne – South coast, England

Eastbourne is a large seaside resort with plenty to see and do. It has spectacular coastal scenery, notably at Beachy head. The area has theme parks, zoo, castles and museums. The seafront has clean seas and recommended beaches from the good beach guide. There is lifeguard patrolled safe bathing, seafront restaurants, showers, beach huts, cabins, sun loungers, deckchairs, kidzsafe wristband scheme and children’s attractions.

Bay view Park – The park has touring and camping pitches plus static caravans to rent. It is just yards from the beach and enjoys views across to Pevensey Bay and the English Channel. It has been awarded 3 pennants by the AA and the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation. We are big fans of the David Bellamy award scheme. Site facilities include outdoor playground, golf and an onsite shop.

Photo courtesy of www.bay-view.co.uk

16. Falmouth – Cornwall, England

Falmouth has been strongly influenced by it’s connections to the sea and leads the way as a cultural and festival destination. There’s beaches, castles, museums, boat trips, rock pooling and more. Falmouth has a harbour and is famous for the landmark hilltop castle that is Pendennis castle. It looks just stunning.

Retanna Holiday Park – Located out in the countryside just a few miles out from Falmouth. The park has touring and camping pitches plus static caravans to hire. There is a lovely outdoor playground for the kids with a wooden train and other equipment. There is an indoor family room with games and an on site shop.

Photo courtesy of www.retanna.co.uk

17. Felixstowe – Suffolk, England

Felixstowe is an Edwardian seaside town. With promenades alongside it’s beaches. There’s a pier, amusements with rides, a large fort to visit and adventure golf. Felixstowe Ferry is a charming fishing and sailing port at the north end of the town.

Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park – The park is run by Park Holidays. They have touring and camping pitches plus static caravans to rent. There is an indoor pool with water slide, evening entertainment, adventure playground, kids club, amusements, bar and more.

Photo courtesy of www.parkholidays.com

18. Great Yarmouth – Norfolk, England

Great Yarmouth is the biggest seaside resort in Norfolk. There is so much to do here! There’s sandy beaches, a pier with rides plus other rides nearby at The Pleasure beach, plus a smaller one for young kids called Joyland. There’s a really fun model village, sealife centre, wildlife gardens and much more.

Vauxhall Holiday Park – I wanted to visit here last year but we ran out of time. The park has touring and camping pitches. You can also rent a static caravan or go glamping. There is an indoor tropical waterworld and outdoors there is a fun looking splash zone. The park has daytime and night time entertainment, cinema under the stars and a large outdoor playground.

Photo courtesy of www.pitchup.com

19. Hastings – South coast, England

A little fact for you – Hastings is not actually where the Battle of Hastings happened, it is actually a few miles up the road in Battle. Hastings itself is a busy seaside resort with lots for families to do. There is a cliff railway, adventure golf, you can go on a smugglers adventure to see some caves. Hastings has a pier, miniature railway, aquarium, sandy beaches, playgrounds and skate parks.

Shearbarn Holiday Park – There is a large touring and camping site plus lodges and static caravans to rent. There is an outdoor play park plus an indoor pool, indoor soft play and arcade. The park also offers fishing and a restaurant all set in some beautiful scenery.

Photo courtesy of pitchup.com

20. Hunstanton – Norfolk, England

Hunstanton is the first large seaside resort on the north coast of Norfolk. There is an aquarium that is owned by Merlin Entertainment. You can take an amphibious vehicle out to sea to see the seals that reside in this area. There is a large funfair, crazy golf and more. You can also venture out into the local area where you will find plenty to do and see.

Searles Leisure – Searles leisure has the largest touring site we’ve ever seen. Most of the pitches are large with privacy hedges. They also have camping pitches and you can rent out lodges and static caravans. There is plenty to do on site such as soft play, day and night time entertainment, land train, indoor and outdoor pools and splash parks and much more.

21. Isle of Wight – Shanklin, England

Shanklin is a popular seaside resort on the Isle of Wight. It’s a charming seaside town with sandy beaches next to chalky cliffs. You can rent a beach hut or try various watersports. The Esplanade is lined with amusements, restaurants and more. You can also visit the nearby famous Shanklin Chine. This is a gorge with rare plants and a waterfall.

Landguard Holiday Park – This park is run by Park Resorts. They have touring and camping pitches. They also have static caravans available to rent. The site itself is set in woodland but isn’t too far away from the sea. There is an outdoor pool plus an indoor pool with a waterslide. There is an adventure playground on site plus day and night time entertainment.

Landguard holiday park – Photo courtesy of www.pitchup.com

22. Largs – Scotland

Largs is a popular seaside resort with a pier. The town itself has historic links with the Vikings. There is a harbour with sailing boats and a ferry service. A paddle steamer also runs from here in the summer months. The beaches are pebbly so great for those that hate sand. There’s also a rather unique castle covered in colourful ‘graffiti’ not to everyone’s taste but great for an Instagram selfie.

Skelmorlie Mains Caravan Park – There are quite a few parks just for static caravans in this area. I have found a site that has a limited amount of touring pitches available as well as statics to rent. It is not in Largs but it is a short drive away. The views from the site look amazing. As well as the nearby Largs there is a golf course on site, water sports (locally). They are bordered by a farm and woodland.

Skelmorlie – photo courtesy of www.skelmorliemainscaravanpark.co.uk

23. Llandudno – Wales

Llandudno is a coastal town in North Wales. There is a 19th Century pier, arcades and a beach. The cliffs of great Orme jut out into the sea. Ancient tunnels lead to a cavern at Great Orme Mines. A 1902 tramway has an upper and lower section, and travels to the headland’s summit. Or you can take an alpine cable car to the summit. There’s even a dry ski slope. To the east, smaller headland Little Orme is a nature reserve. It is a traditional and unspoilt resort.

Maes Dolau Caravan Park – This site has static caravans but they are not available to rent. They have pitches for touring caravans, but they don’t accept motorhomes. The site is exclusive and has a large ‘green space’ in the middle of the park where you can play cricket, rounders, football etc. The site is said to be friendly and welcoming.

Maes Dolau caravan park – photo courtesy of maesdolaucaravanpark.co.uk

24. Lyme Regis – Dorset, England

Lyme regis has spectacular scenery lining its coastline. It is part of the Jurassic coast which is famous for the fossils that you can find on the beaches. It is said to be the home of palaeontology. There’s even a Dinosaurland fossil museum. There is a historic harbour and an ancient town featured in the Domesday book. There’s plenty of events on throughout the year, plus plenty of boat trips to go on and an aquarium waiting to be visited.

Shrubbery touring park is just 3 miles from Lyme Regis. They have pitches for tourers and tents. It is enclosed by trees and has views out to the countryside. The pitches are of a generous size. They also have glamping pods available to rent. There is a large children’s play area, shop and crazy golf.

25. Mablethorpe – Lincolnshire, England

Mablethorpe is my favourite seaside resort in Lincolnshire. I love that there is so much to do.. There is a sand train which even goes in the sea. This has various stops along the way including the seal sanctuary. Next to Mablethorpe’s main beach you will find a fairground, plenty of crazy golf, donkeys and much more. For a full list of everything you can do please read my post – 16 things to do in Mablethorpe

Trusthorpe Springs Leisure park – They are situated approx. 1 mile from the sea and tourers are welcome. The site is set in the grounds of Trusthorpe hall. Their licensed club has entertainment throughout the season and also serves food. There is also a heated swimming pool and an outdoor play area.

Trusthorpe springs, photo courtesy of www.springsholidayestates.co.uk

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26. Morecambe, Lancashire, England

Morecambe bay stretches from the south west coast of Cumbria down to Fleetwood in Lancashire. The headland offers spectacular seaside views with some of the most beautiful coastline in Britain. Morecambe itself has a beach, splash park, playground and winter gardens. There is also bowling and a cinema.

Venture caravan park – Set in 17 acres of grassy areas and landscaped gardens. This site has hard standing and grass pitches for tourers at a very reasonable price. They also have static caravans available for rent. They have two adventure playgrounds plus a heated indoor swimming pool and amusements. There is also a mini market and on site bar.

Venture caravan park – Photo courtesy of www.theaa.com

27. Newquay – Cornwall, England

Newquay has a special place in my heart as we spent many happy family holiday here when I was little. I remember long sandy walks through grassy dunes down to the beach. Then seeing the big waves from the Atlantic, popular with surfers. On the seafront the aquarium has an under water tunnel. There is also somewhere to go on a pirate quest. There’s a swimming pool, sea safari, water sports and a fun adventure park.

Porth beach holiday park – There are many caravan parks in Nequay. I liked the look of this one for it’s location near the sea. They have touring and camping pitches. You can also hire a glamping pod or hire a static caravan. The site itself has state of the art facilities for the tourers and campers. There are no main facilities such as a playground, however, the site is just a short walk to the sea and the small village of Porth.

Photo courtesy of www.porthbeach.co.uk

28. Penzance – Cornwall, England

Penzance is famous for its pirates and is the most westerly town of Cornwall. It has a historic port and boasts one of the mildest climates in the UK. There are many palm trees and tropical plants growing in Penzance. You can even see St Michael’s mount out at sea, which is well worth a visit. There are some beautiful beaches in this area and there is an art deco lido located on the promenade.

Bone valley Holiday park – You have to travel a small distance out of town to find local caravan parks, especially ones with touring pitches. Bone valley is a quiet and secluded family run park. They have 17 hook up pitches and a grassed area for tents. There is also 3 static caravans available. There is a campers lounge and a small shop on site. It’s an ideal spot for exploring the local area.

Photo courtesy of Bone Valley holiday park

29. Rhyl, Wales

Rhyl is a seaside resort on the north east coast of Wales. It is the largest resort in Wales. There is the local Bodelwyddan Castle & Park waiting to be explored. Plus an aquarium, beach, amusements and much more. A bit like Skegness it has taken some verbal bashing lately. The town is what you make of it and not what anyone else says. There are plans to build a 15m water park and plans for an Olympic pro kite surfing village. Eyesores are set to be demolished and other buildings refurbished.

Sunnyvale caravan park – Located close to Rhyl this park has pitches for tourers and static caravans available to hire. The site has direct access to the beach with miles of golden sand. There is on site entertainment, bars, places to eat, indoor soft play plus outdoor play areas. There’s also family amusements and an outdoor all weather sports court.

Sunnyvale caravan park

30. Sandhaven – South shields, England

Sandhaven is an award winning beach in South shields just south of Newcastle upon Tyne. There is miles of sandy beaches, a promenade and Ocean beach pleasure park. Ocean beach has thrill and family rides plus a dry surf slope. There are some really great places to eat in the area. For history and culture Hadrian’s wall can be found to the north and Durham cathedral to the south. You can also take a cruise along the Tyne and visit the nearby Dunes entertainment complex.

Sandhaven caravan park – The site has pitches for tourers and static caravans available to hire. It has beach front access an easy access to sports facilities for kids. There are shops and restaurants on site plus a boating lake and the pleasure park nearby.

Sandhaven caravan park

31. Scarborough – North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough is our favourite seaside resort on the Yorkshire coast. There is a south side and a north side both with beaches. The south also has a harbour, amusements, boat rides and a small fair. At the north there is crazy golf, beach huts, a famous park for boating. steam train and more. There is also an aquarium and a very large water park just north of here.

Flower of May – This is an award winning site by the coast. There’s touring and camping pitches. Plus glamping pods and static caravans available to hire. It is located just south of Scarborough and is ideal for alexploring down to Bridlington, Flamborough and Filey. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, entertainment in the club bar for young and old. There’s a child’s play area, sports court, food, shop, arcades and more.

Photo courtesy of flowerofmay.com

32. Seaburn – Sunderland, England

Sunderland’s twin beaches at Roker and Seaburn are the perfect place to unwind. The beaches are award winning boating blue flags There is a wide promenade perfect for taking a stroll. Roker also has a pier that you can take a stroll on. A short walk from here is Roker park which has a lake, miniature railway and play areas. Roker park is the epicentre of the Sunderland illuminations from September to November.

Finchale Abbey touring park – This site is a little bit different as it is actually set on the site of an old medieval ruined abbey. While it is not located at Roker or Seaburn I have struggled to find a site that accept tourers other than Sandhaven already mentioned above. This site is an approx. 35 mins away by car from Roker. However I’m sure you will agree that the unique location will make the trip worth while and there’s plenty to explore in the area including the Beamish museum. They have also won a gold David Bellamy conservation award which I am a big fan of when it comes to touring sites. As well as touring pitches they also have glamping pods available to rent and a luxury apartment.

Photo courtesy of UK Campsite

33. Sidmouth – Devon, England

Sidmouth is a tourist resort and a gateway to the Jurassic. It is a beautiful town with a regency feel and is suitable for all ages. There are some really lovely beaches. The coastline is dominated by the vivid red sandstone cliff which dates back to the Triassic period. The town and the area itself has some lovely coastal paths for walking. Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary has over 500 rescue donkeys to pet and feed. There’s plenty of other things to do in the surrounding area.

Salcombe Regis camping and caravan club – This site has pitches for tourers and campers. You can also rent a static caravan on site. This is the closest site to Sidmouth but is a short drive away. For the summer months there is a free hopper bus into Sidmouth. It’s a large spacious site with plenty of green spaces. You can follow coastal paths down to the sea. There is a small play area on site.

Photo courtesy of www.salcombe-regis.co.uk

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34. Skegness – Lincolnshire, England

You are never short of something to do in Skegness. Not everything shuts down over the winter and we like to visit it then when it’s a lot less busy than in the summer. There’s a lovely big golden sandy beach. Plus plenty of bowling, an aquarium, theatre, amusements seal sanctuary and crazy golf. In the summer there’s thrill and family rides, donkeys on the beach and more. You are also not far from Fantasy Island up at Ingoldmells which has rides to suit everyone.

Southview holiday park – There is a shortage of sites which accept tourers near the beach. You can take your caravan to Butlins which is just up the coast at Ingoldmells (Skegness). We like Southview which is just out of town. There’s evening entertainment (not all year round), 2 outdoor playgrounds, an indoor heated pool, fishing. Plus places to eat, amusements and crazy golf.

Photo courtesy of Southview Holiday Park

35. Southend-on-Sea, Essex – England

The pier at Southend is so long it’s service by a small train and there’s even a museum at the shore end. There is so much to do in Southend. If you’re looking for rides there’s plenty over at Adventure island. Why not take the cliff lift up to enjoy spectacular views. Southend also has a large adventure aquarium and beaches with.
Riverside village holiday park  – Southend again doesn’t have any caravan sites that accept tourers. Just a short drive away you will find this holiday park. It has pitches for 60 tourers and campers. Plus 175 static holiday homes, these can only be purchased and not sub let. The park is surrounded by a nature reserve with an abundance of wildlife to see in the area. There is also a few fishing lakes to choose from.
Photo courtesy of www.riversidevillageholidaypark.co.uk/

36. Southport – Merseyside, England

Southport is a large, elegant and Victorian seaside town. It has a long historic pier perfect for blowing away the cobwebs. From the pier you can see Blackpool to the north and north wales to the south. You could go on a swan pedalo on the local lake or visit splash world with it’s flumes and pool. There are plenty of rides for young and old at Southport pleasureland.

Southport Caravan and Motorhome club site – This site is just a short walk from the centre of Southport. There is a nature reserve opposite the caravan park. You can hire bikes and play tennis at the site. They have touring and camping pitches all at a very reasonable.

Photo courtesy of www.caravanclub.co.uk

37. Southwold – Suffolk, England

Southwold has a wonderful Victorian pier, there is also a lighthouse within the town. It’s a harming seaside town on the Suffolk heritage coast. There are some lovely beach huts and a historic cinema. The electric picture palace has 70 seats and an organ. From Easter to October there are one hour long river trips.

Cliff House holiday park – This site is located south of Southwold and is just a short drive away. I have chosen one out of town because I like the look of the park. They have 120 high quality touring and camping pitches, located on the cliff top. They also have lodges and static caravans available to rent. Cliff House is a David Bellamy Gold Award Park. There are bars and restaurants on site plus a shop, playground and games room.

Photo courtesy of campsites.co.uk

38. St Ives – Cornwall, England

St Ives is one of the most picturesque seaside towns in the UK. It is also known for its surf beaches. You can take boat trips out to seal island to see the seal colony from the scenic harbour. There are cobbled streets to wander alongside fishermen’s cottages. The town has many events and festivals throughout the year.

St Ives Bay Holiday Park – They have pitches for campers and caravans. You can also hire static caravans, chalets and glamping pods. There’s even 3 houses available to rent. There is plenty to do on site with an indoor heated swimming pool, play areas and beach access. There’s also bars, restaurants, amusements and more.

St Ives. Photo courtesy of www.visitcornwall.com

39. Tenby, Southwest Wales

Tenby is a harbour town and resort with sandy beaches. The ruins of Tenby Castle are on a headland overlooking the harbour. We had a lovely day trip over to Caldey island from there many years ago. It has a monastery, lighthouse, abbey and beach. It is a lovely picturesque town and one of the most prettiest in Wales with houses of bright colours on the harbour front. Blue lagoon water park is an indoor pool slides, rapids and a lazy river. There is a dinosaur park just outside of town with plenty to do plus Manor wildlife park.

Kiln park holiday centre – The touring area has 143 pitches with landscaped hard standing super pitches and separate area for campers. As it is a Haven site there is also many accommodation types on offer. Such as static caravans, beach houses, chalets and glamping. On the park there is day and night time activities. There’s a heated indoor pool plus an outdoor heated pool and a splash zone.

Photo courtesy of Haven

40. Torquay – Devon, England

This is a seaside resort in the south west of England. Torquay has a busy harbour with palm trees and is known as the English Riviera. There is a large wheel down at the seafront plus a living coasts marine zoo and aquarium. With spectacular underground caves at Kents Cavern plus an 800 year old Abbey and much more. You can take boat and ferry trips from Torquay and there’s plenty of water sports in the area.

Widend touring park – As with some of the other sites above I have had to look a bit further out of town for a touring park. This park is a 15 minute drive from Torquay. Set in beautiful panoramic Devon countryside. There are pitches for tourers and campers plus static caravans for hire. There is a heated swimming pool and children’s play area. Plus a bar with entertainment. The park is landscaped with shrubs, hedges and trees to provide shelters and privacy.

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41. Wells Next the Sea – Norfolk, England

Wells next the sea is a beautiful seaside town on the north Norfolk coast. It is mostly well known for it’s picturesque beach huts. It is a port town and you can take seasonal boat trips out to see the seals. The town itself is a mile back from the sea and a narrow gauge railway runs from the town down to the sea. This part of north Norfolk is part of the largest coastal nature reserve in England and Wales. This makes it an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

Pinewoods holiday park – They have pitches for tourers and you can also hire lodges, static caravans and beach huts from them. Although I couldn’t find any availability for their beach huts. Pinewoods is another site with a David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award. The site is right next to a beach and a short drive or land train ride away to the port of Wells. As well as the train there is a playground, lake, shop and more.

Photo courtesy of Pinewoods holiday park

42. Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset – England

This is a seaside town in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel. It is famous for its Grand Pier. There is also a family theme park and swimming complex. Plus an aquarium, beaches and an abundance of national trust properties and nature reserves in the area. There’s plenty of other things to do and events throughout the year.

Channel view caravan park – This site has pitches right next to the beach. It is a short drive away from Weston-Super-Mare. As the name suggests this site really does have a channel view. They have pitches for tents and tourers. While there are no entertainment facilities on site the location is your entertainment.

Photo courtesy of Channel view caravan park

43. Weymouth – Dorset, England

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset with sandy beaches lined with colourful beach huts. The town is full of Georgian houses and there is a revolving viewing tower. Plus a Victorian fort over looking the harbour. The sealife park is home to sting rays, sharks turtles and plenty more. There are fossils to be found on some of the nearby beaches. There’s plenty of rides for the kids , adventure golf and farm parks as well as Monkey world. If history is your thing then there’s many castles to visit in the area.

Littlesea Holiday Park Haven – This site has plenty of pitches for tourers and campers with stunning views out to sea. There is an outdoor pool open in the summer months plus an indoor heated swimming pool open all year. There’s plenty of day and night time entertainment plus many other facilities such as cray golf. Littlesea has an onsite bar and restaurant with views out to the lagoon.

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44. Whitby – North Yorkshire, England

Whitby is probably the most picturesque seaside town in Yorkshire. It is split by the river Esk and the buildings are set on cliffs either side. The ruined Whitby Abbey dominates the landscape and was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for ‘Dracula’. There is a Captain Cook memorial museum where Captain Cook once lived. West of town is the blue flag West Cliff Beach, lined with beach huts. This is a great spot for rock pooling. There’s an open top bus that goes round Whitby, a pirate ship and much more.

Whitby Holiday Park – This is a clifftop site with sea views approx. 1 mile from the centre of Whitby. There is easy access to walks on the coastal path. The site has a playground, games room, shop, bar and café on site. They have pitches for tourers but nothing for campers. There are static caravans available to rent on site.

Photo courtesy of Caravansitefinder

45. Whitley bay – Northumberland, England

This is a seaside town on the north east coast of England. There is a 19th Century lighthouse with a visitor centre and lovely views. The beach has been awarded a blue flag and Whitley bay is a good base for exploring the surrounding area. There is a play park, theatre and swimming pool. Plus plans to restore the Spanish city with its dome are currently underway.

Old Hartley Club Site – This is a caravan club and motorhome site with 59 pitches for tourers but nothing else. The site offers one of the best views of all their touring sites. It is perched on a grassy cliff top overlooking the lighthouse on St Mary’s Island. Whitley bay is a short drive away from the site. Aside from the standard caravan site facilities such as washrooms there are no entertainment facilities etc. on site.

Photo courtesy of www.caravanclub.co.uk

46. Whitstable – Kent, England

This is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent. It is just 5 miles north of Canterbury and 2 miles west of Herne Bay. Whitstable has a working harbour and it’s beach even has a pub on it which is rare for the UK. The beaches are made of pebbles and there’s plenty of water sports in the area. In the summer you can take a trip on Greta a Thames Sailing Barge. Whitstable was rife with smuggling in the late 1700s and the town’s network of alleyways was used as escape routes by smugglers. Most notable is Squeeze Gut Alley, so named as you will find it pretty difficult to get through. There is also a castle and gardens

Seaview Park Holidays – The site has touring non electric pitches and electric hard standing touring pitches. This park is located right on the beach between the popular seaside resorts of Whitstable and Herne Bay. With only the promenade separating the park from the sea, there is access to miles of coastal paths to enjoy. The site has shows and entertainment most nights. There is a family bar, children’s playground, kids club and crazy golf. Plus an outdoor swimming pool, arcades and a store.

Photo courtesy caravansitefinder

47. Woolacombe – Devon, England

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the north coast of Devon. It holds the ‘England for excellence gold award’ for the best family resort. The three mile long stretch of golden sand is well known for it’s cleanliness, water quality and facilities. There is the opportunity to surf in this area, plus other water sports.

Easewell farm Holiday Park – As well as touring and camping pitches they also have static homes for rent. There is a heated swimming pool, kids club playground and entertainment. There is also a pub and a golf course with sea views. The South West Coast Path runs right through the park so it’s easy to take a clifftop walk around Morte Point and on to sandy, secluded coves.

Photo courtesy of campingukdirectory

48. Northern Ireland, Ballycastle – Antrim

Ballycastle is a seaside resort on the north coast of Antrim. Ballycastle marina has a blue flag beach. There are breath taking views and many different sport activities on offer. The Giant’s causeway is just a short drive away. There is a ruined castle and friary. Plus a harbour with boat trips.

Causeway coast holiday park – This site has touring pitches and static caravans to hire. It is just a short drive away from Ballycastle. There is an indoor heated swimming pool with slide. Plus amusements and an outdoor play area. Swimming pool entry is not included in the price of your holiday.

Photo courtesy of caravansitefinder

49. Northern Ireland, Newcastle – County Down

The blue flag Murlough beach is only a short distance away from the seaside town of Newcastle. It is a popular coastal town during the summer months. Newcastle has a busy promenade with plenty of cafes, bars and amusements. There’s an adventure playground and Funny farm adventures with plenty to do on a day out. There is also a water park, mini golf, a ruined castle and more.

Windsor Holiday Park – They have touring pitches which are grassed, level and spacious. They also have static caravans to hire. The site is within walking distance of Newcastle. There is an outdoor play park and games room.

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50. Northern Ireland, Portstewart – County Londonderry

This is another popular seaside town on the north coast. The beach has been awarded a blue flag and is a popular spot for surfers. The beaches are also used a lot by horse riders. If you enjoy golf it has one of the finest Links golf courses in the country. There is also a ruined castle, promenade and theatre.

Millfield holiday village – This is a site mostly for static caravan sales. They do however have 16 motorhome pitches and 16 touring caravan pitches. The pitches are level and drained. The site has a children’s play area and is just a short walk from the promenade at Portstewart.

For other popular caravan park round up posts of ours please see – 30 great caravan parks on or very near to a beach in the UK (featuring mostly different sites to the list above) and 30 best family caravan parks in the UK – highly recommended. This post may contain affiliate links, clicking on these will cost you no extra to book.

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  1. Wow what a fantastic resource for holiday makers! My grandparents had a caravan on the east coast and we went every year as children, so many fond memories 🙂

  2. Blooming heck, what a fantastic list! It’s so detailed, no wonder it has taken you days to put together. We have never stayed in a caravan or static home before, we have always gone camping…but once baby number two is with us, I think it might be something that we start to consider.

  3. I’ve only ever stayed at one caravan park before, and to be honest, I don’t see the appeal. It’s not something I’m really in any hurry to repeat again, but perhaps it was just that one place (not on this list). I should perhaps try one again…

  4. Wow!!! What a list! This must have taken you forever to compile. BUT it was so worth it! This list is amazing I will totally come back to it when we are booking our next staycation!

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