There is something quite magical about camping by the sea. Whether you have pitched your tent on top of a cliff or on the grassy edge of a sandy beach, there is little that surpasses watching the sun set or rise from the confines of your tent.
With farmers, landowners and the National Trust opening up their fields and coastal sites, there are increasing options to camp by the sea. Remember to always camp in a designated area and to keep a check on the tide times before pitching your tent! Here is a taste of a few popular UK coastal camping spots.
Eweleaze Farm, Dorset
Open in August only, this campsite boasts its own private shingle beach. It has space for 1,000 pitches; however, its excellent amenities, including a bakery, restaurant and wood-fired sauna, mean it books up fast.
The setting could not be more perfect at this beachside campsite on the Llyn Peninsula, with the sea on one side and the mountains behind. With its own private beach, this spot is a favourite with swimmers and surfers. Snowdon is just half an hour away, meaning it also appeals to those with a thirst for mountain climbing.
Beach View Holiday Park, Suffolk
You have a choice of staying in a tent, lodge, apartment or caravan in this holiday park by the sea. The park is well equipped and is a firm favourite with bird watchers, with RSPB Minsmere a short stroll away.
Troytown, Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly boast the highest annual average temperatures in the country, so you are in with a good chance of fine weather if you pitch up at this westernmost campsite in England. Although it is something of a trek to get to, Troytown is hard to beat if you want memorable coastal views to wake up to.