You can see for miles
One of the real benefits of a camping holiday is the chance to really immerse yourself in the rural landscape. You can open the caravan curtains, or unzip your tentflap, and immediately gaze out onto an unfiltered view of wonderful countryside. Here are some of the best places to indulge that true pleasure, and don't forget, all are AA-inspected and rated.
Tristram Caravan & Camping Park, Polzeath, Cornwall
This superb family park is positioned on a gently sloping cliff with glorious sea and coast views, that are best enjoyed from the terraced premier pitches, or perhaps over lunch at the Cracking Crab Beach Cafe that overlooks Polzeath’s surfing beach.
Trevedra Farm Caravan & Camping Site, Sennen, Cornwall
This popular campsite is on a working farm, just a mile from Land's End, with sea views over Gwynver Beach to the Scilly Isles beyond. It offers well-appointed facilities as well as direct access to the coastal footpath. Two beautiful beaches are just a short walk away.
Sykeside Caravan & Camping Park, Patterdale, Cumbria
A campers’ delight, this family-run park is sited at the foot of Kirkstone Pass, under the 2,000ft Hartsop Dodd and close to Ullswater. It’s a spectacular area with breathtaking views. Footpaths lead from the site into the magnificent surrounding fells.
Highlands End Holiday Park, Bridport, Dorset
A well-screened site with magnificent cliff-top views over the sea and the stunning Dorset coast, adjacent to the coast path and National Trust land. Tourers enjoy the best cliff-top positions, including gravel hardstanding pitches overlooking Lyme Bay.
Wolds Way Caravan and Camping, West Knapton, North Yorkshire
Wolds Way is a working farm park in a peaceful, high position on the Yorkshire Wolds, with magnificent views over the Vale of Pickering. Be sure to bring your boots as this is an excellent walking area; the Wolds Way passes the site entrance.
Wimbleball Lake, Dulverton, Somerset
This grassy site overlooks Wimbleball Lake, set high up on Exmoor National Park. The camping area, which is adjacent to the visitor centre and excellent café, is in a quiet and peaceful setting with superb views of the lake, which is nationally renowned for its trout fishing.
Invercoe Caravan & Camping Park, Glencoe, Highland
Set on the shore of Loch Leven, surrounded by mountains and forest, this quality park makes the most of its superb location, offering excellent loch and mountain views. It’s ideal for both walking and climbing and close to a number of several freshwater and saltwater lochs for fishing and sailing.
Carradale Bay Caravan Park, Carradale, Argyll & Bute
A beautiful, natural site on the sea's edge with superb views over Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran. Pitches are landscaped into small bays broken up by shrubs and bushes, and backed by dunes close to the long sandy beach.
Eisteddfa, Criccieth, Gwynedd
A quiet, secluded park on elevated ground, sheltered by hills and with panoramic views over Cardigan Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. A quality park with excellent facilities, close to fine sandy beaches, fishing lakes and excellent walks.
Fishguard Bay Resort, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
Set high up on cliffs with outstanding views of Fishguard Bay, this site has the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path running right through its centre, so affording many opportunities for wonderful walks. Camping pods, one with a hot tub, enjoy superb sea views.
Beach View Caravan Park, Abersoch, Gwynedd
This is a long-established clifftop park on the edge of Abersoch with stunning views of the Snowdonia mountains, the rugged Welsh coastline, and out to sea. On the Llyn coast path for exploring nearby coves and beaches – it’s just a six-minute walk to the beach.
Lordstones Country Park, Chop Gate, North Yorkshire
Situated in the North York Moors National Park and commanding one of the highest spots in the county, this small camping-cum-glamping park has glorious views that extend over 40 miles. The Cleveland Way and the Coast-to-Coast walk both pass close to the site.