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

A small island off the Gwynedd coast in North Wales, accessible only at low tide is the ideal choice for friends and families to get away. 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

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

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

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

Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Lochinver, Scotland

Looking at Clachtoll Beach Campsite, you’d swear you were in the Mediterranean somewhere. The pristine white sands contrasting with the clear blue sea, Clachtoll Beach Campsite is a little piece of heaven in the most northernly of mainland Scotland.

The modest and very clean facilities provide you with all you need for a retreat with the family or a loved one. With miles of bays and shoreline, Clachtoll Beach is one of those places you have to visit.

Clachtoll Beach Location Map

Clachtoll Beach Information

Website: Visit Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Nearest Tide Location: Badcall Bay Tide Times

Where are your favourite coastal campsites?

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