Five places to camp by the sea this summer

Summer is almost here. There’s never a better time than now to start planning your coastal camping trip.


Ste Wright | 2 min read

The summer is almost upon us. The thought of sitting around the campfire with friends or family, listening to the sound of the waves lapping the shore as the sun sets certainly has its lure. Here are five suggestions of places to camp this summer by the sea.

Shell Island, Gwynedd, North Wales

Shell Island
Shell Island on the beautiful North Wales coast

A small island off the Gwynedd coast in North Wales, accessible only at low tide is the ideal choice for friends and families to getaway. With its own private beach and great facilities, it’s easy to spend a whole weekend there without needing to leave the island.

With beautiful beaches, historic Harlech Castle and the fishing town of Barmouth nearby, Shell Island comes highly recommended.

Shell Island Location Map

Shell Island Information

  • Website: Visit Shell Island
  • Nearest Tide Location: Barmouth Tide Times

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, South Wales

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, South Wales
Three Cliffs Bay in the breath-taking Gower region of Swansea

Situated on the beautiful Gower near Swansea in South Wales, overlooking the bay and cliffs is Three Cliffs Bay Camping. With excellent sea views, beach access and luxury facilities, Three Cliffs is ideal for friends, family or a couple’s retreat. They also have a few glamping yurts to hire.

Three Cliffs Bay Location Map

Three Cliffs Bay Information

  • Website: Visit Three Cliffs Bay
  • Nearest Tide Location: The Mumbles Tide Times

Porth Beach Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall

Porth Beach Holiday Park
Porth Beach in Cornall is ideal for a family trip

No British camping holiday is complete without a weekend away in beautiful Newquay in Cornwall. Porth Beach Holiday Park is a mere 150-yard stroll, with stunning sea views throughout the park. Ideal for families, the park is well equipped, boasting club house facilities, glamping pods, holiday cottages and pitches for tents and caravans.

Porth Beach Holiday Park Location Map

Porth Beach Holiday Park Information

  • Website: Visit Porth Beach Holiday Park
  • Nearest Tide Location: Newquay Tide Times

Rosewall Camping, Weymouth, Dorset

Rosewall Camping
Rosewall camping has beautiful coastal views

Perched on England’s stunning Jurassic coast is Rosewall Camping. This modest campsite offers all the facilities you’d need, with beautiful coastal views towards the English Channel. Located 5 miles from Weymouth, this is the perfect retreat for friends, families and couples.

Rosewall Camping Location Map

Rosewall Camping Information

  • Website: Visit Rosewall Camping
  • Nearest Tide Location: Lulworth Cove Tide Times