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Successful tip: Isle of Arran, North Ayrshire
A prepare journey to Ardrossan from Glasgow, a 50-minute ferry throughout to Brodick, Isle of Arran, and a brief however lovely bus trip will deliver you to the gate of Seal Shore campsite, Kildonan, on the acute south of the island. It’s a really magical location, wanting throughout to the islet of Pladda and the Ayrshire coast. Count on to see seals and otters out of your tent. Nice pub serving meals subsequent to web site. The round island bus stops on the campsite gate, making it simple to discover the remainder of this gorgeous place. • Tent from £9 plus grownup £7, tenting pods from £40, campingarran.comGraham Ingham

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St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly

Nestled behind an idyllic empty white seaside is St Martin’s Campsite. With big night time skies, pleasant birdsong and wonderful untouched seashores wherever you flip, the island is paradise. The journey is a part of the enjoyable. Prepare to Penzance, then a stroll to the harbour, from the place the ferry takes you previous west Cornwall’s unbelievable shoreline. Twenty-eight miles later you dock in St Mary’s, the place you alter to a smaller boat that sails to tiny St Martin’s. • £12.50pp in July and August, stmartinscampsite.co.ukNatalie Lewis
Sark, Channel Islands

La Grande Greve on Sark. {Photograph}: Kuttig/Alamy
Accessible by a small ferry is the gorgeous La Valette campsite on Sark (which isn’t really within the UK however definitely a part of Europe: ed). No automobiles are allowed on the island, so it’s geared in direction of these on foot. The campsite is primary – a discipline with unbelievable views over the ocean and a bathe block and two washrooms. Everybody could be very useful – on arrival, luggage are taken off the ferry and delivered to the campsite by tractor. Through the day guests come and go by ferry, and bikes (or horse and carts) could be employed to discover secret plunge swimming pools, bays and cafes. However, as soon as the final day-trippers go away, the island is at its most peaceable – the perfect time in your night swim in Grève de la Ville Bay.• £10 grownup, £5 youngster,sark.co.ukRose Leap
Nice Langdale, Lake District

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The 516 bus between Kendal and Windermere passes the Nice Langdale campsite on the foot of the Langdale Pikes. Or you’ll be able to hike over from Grasmere (a pleasure in itself), then up the valley to the campsite. There are a large number of walks from there, sufficient for per week or extra. The campsite has a store and showers, and a pub is close by.• Tent from £16 in August together with one grownup, further grownup £6, youngster £3, nationaltrust.org.ukKirsty
Broadhaven, Pembrokeshire

The seaside at Broadhaven South. {Photograph}: travellinglight/Alamy
All of the campsites alongside Pembrokeshire coastal path are fabulous, however we notably liked Trefalen Farm overlooking Broadhaven South seaside. Leap over the stile and also you’re on the prime of the steps to the seaside, with an opportunity to seize a scrumptious snack from the Sluggish Pig van or a espresso on the kiosk. Right here you’ll discover a bus cease. The Pembrokeshire bus service is frequent and dependable, linking to greater hubs in Milford Haven and Pembroke, and buses have pleasant names just like the Puffin Shuttle.• One man tent from £5 plus grownup £6, youngster £4, ukcampsite.co.ukBev Lovatt
Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk

The coast bus 36 from King’s Lynn or Wells will take you to Deepdale Farm tenting (each 30minutes in summer time and each hour in winter), and you need to use it to discover the attractive Norfolk coast. A lot of services and a quiet web site (no noise after 10pm) makes it good for households or these in search of a peaceable retreat. Huge Norfolk skies imply wonderful stargazing alternatives at night time. A lot of totally different pitch choices from primary up, and there’s a backpackers’ hostel in the event you desire a roof. • Commonplace tent for as much as 5 individuals from £17 an evening in August, dorm mattress from £21, deepdalebackpackers.co.ukRachel
Treen, Cornwall

Hop on the prepare to Penzance, then bus it to Treen (a 20-minute trip). Treen campsite sits atop the cliff edge with sea views and coastal path resulting in the perfect seaside on the planet (in my humble opinion). Pedn Vounder seaside (garments non-obligatory) is a little bit of a scramble to achieve, however value it. Simply be sure to arrive early to camp. Logan Rock Inn in Treen village pulls a fantastic pint of Tribute with filling pub grub. Reverse is a farm dishing out unpasteurised recent milk within the morning (with reusable glass bottles). There’s even a cottage promoting freshly baked bread. It’s tenting heaven. • Small tent £3pn + grownup £8pn, treenfarmcampsite.comBenjamin
New Forest, Hampshire

Ashurst Campsite, run by the forestry fee within the New Forest, is near a railway station (Ashhurst New Forest on the Waterloo to Poole route) and a beautiful massive nation pub (The New Forest), with a view throughout a large open discipline, which you stroll throughout to achieve this sparkling-clean campsite among the many bushes. The sphere is usually full of untamed horses – additionally a giant a part of the tenting expertise. Attractive New Forest countryside trails in three instructions direct from the location, and a grocery store is 15 minutes’ stroll away. You may even rent out a BBQ, so no want to hold one. • Tent for 2 £31 in August, campingintheforest.co.ukOliver Davis
South Downs, East Sussex

Housedean Farm close to Falmer couldn’t be a lot simpler to get to. A prepare to Lewes, Falmer or Brighton, then the 28 bus to the doorstep – it even has its personal cease. On the top of summer time the view from the location is of rolling slopes in earthy greens and yellows. Pitches are spacious and every has a fireplace pit. The positioning has a contemporary kitchen and high-quality timber showers with fixed scorching water. Better of all is its dedication to inclusivity – it says everyone seems to be welcome and this, we discovered, creates a respectful atmosphere. The situation is a superb base from which to discover the South Downs nationwide park (the location is on the South Downs Approach). Peter Sharpe
Cairngorms, Highland

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The Glenmore campsite sits on the sandy banks of the gorgeous Loch Morlich. It’s a 10-minute hop on the 31 bus from Aviemore and its well-connected rail station. Close by are Cairn Gorm (the UK’s sixth-highest peak), the gorgeous Rothiemurchus estates and lochs galore. It additionally has the perfect tiny pub ever, the Pine Marten.• Tent for 2 from £25pn in August, campingintheforest.co.ukFraser Mann
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Calvi, Corsica

Corsica’s 19th-century slender gauge railway. {Photograph}: Terry Dean/Alamy
Be part of a stately railway line from Ajaccio to get to Calvi. The trains could also be latest, however it is a metre-gauge line constructed within the late 19th century. With gorgeous views the sluggish journey should be seen as a vacation expertise slightly than a method of travelling from A to B. Approaching Calvi the prepare stops at a seaside halt 25 minutes alongside the boardwalk from the city itself, however only a few hundred metres from Tenting La Pinède. We stayed in a easy two-person Roulotte caravan. Wave the prepare down from the platform for the return.• Tent for 2 €33.80, camping-calvi.comRichard Holland
Close to Chamonix, France

Tenting de la Mer de Glace could possibly be essentially the most breathtaking campsite on the planet. Get up to a sunrise-pink Mont Blanc and go to sleep to the speeding glacial water of Arveyron river. The positioning is a brief stroll to cable automobiles to take you on Alpine hikes. Accessible by Eurostar then SNCF trains to Chamonix. Take a neighborhood bus to cease Les Vardesses, a 300-metre stroll from the location.• Excessive season pitch €11.10 plus €10.20pp, chamonix-camping.comLaura-Louise
Lake Annecy, France

Tenting La Ravoire is an absolute gem of a web site on the shores of Lake Annecy, and properly definitely worth the effort by boat to achieve. Catch your trip in Annecy from close to the Jardins de l’Europe and bounce off an hour later at Doussard, essentially the most southerly level of the lake. It’s a beautiful 15-minute stroll to the location from the jetty. Alternatively, get the hourly 51 bus, which passes the location simply earlier than reaching Doussard. We had a implausible time at La Ravoire with its kid-friendly swimming swimming pools, shady pitches, mountain views and recent croissants.• Tent for 2 in August from €30, campinglaravoire.comSvein Clouston
Asturias, Spain

Luarca harbour. {Photograph}: troutnut/Getty Photos
The slender gauge Feve railway line winds alongside the highest of northern Spain, from Bilbao within the east to Ferrol in Galicia. With its sluggish velocity and frequent stops, it’s a lot the easiest way to see the Cantabrian coast. A 20-minute stroll from Barcia station is Tenting Los Cantiles, a clifftop campsite with loads of services and spectacular views all the way down to its seaside, over the fishing port of Luarca, and inland to the Asturian highlands. Luarca has nice eating places with seafood straight off the trawlers.• Tent and two individuals from €13.70, campingloscantiles.comAlan
Close to Bilbao, Spain

When my buddy and I landed within the Basque Nation, neither having camped since teenage years, Portuondo was a welcome delight. It’s on the Mundaka estuary, the place dark-green hills fall into the ocean. You may sit endlessly within the (respectable) restaurant-bar watching the estuary change form because the tide provides strategy to expansive sandbanks. Campers may use the pool. The jewel although is down an not noticeable path the place the Portuondo’s slice of the coast lies, with seaside and rockpools aplenty. Accessibility is straightforward by way of the frequent A3515 Bilbao-Bermeo bus.• Tent for 2 €25, campingportuondo.com Richard
Cyclades, Greece

Galissas, Syros. {Photograph}: Panos Karapanagiotis/Getty Photos
From Piraeus get a ferry to Paros or Syros. The previous has Koula Tenting, a brief stroll from the port the place you’ll be able to rent tents for the night time in addition to deliver your personal. In Syros I like to recommend getting a bus from the port Ermoupoli to Galissas, the place you’ll discover Two Hearts tenting, picket tents and a fantastic seaside close by. Each locations have loads of good-value tavernas. • greececamping.gr Steve
Paleochora, Crete

Bar at Tenting Grammeno. {Photograph}: Tenting Grammeno
Step straight out of your tent and into the Libyan sea! Grammeno campsite has shady plots, a seaside location, well-tended gardens, clear bogs and good-quality showers. There are many good eating places close by and one onsite. Energetic Paleochora, with its ferry connections, is a few miles away to the east. You may take your personal tent or rent one there; there are cabins too. Accessible by bus from Chania on the north coast to Paleochora, then by bus to Kountoura (additionally known as Agia Kyriaki). • Tent from €4.50 plus grownup €7, youngster €3.50, grammeno-camping.enterprise.siteUrsula McGeorge
Chianti, Italy

Il Poggetto within the Chianti area of Tuscany, about half an hour outdoors Florence, is a beautiful campsite, with cabins, pitches and hook-ups for caravans, and so forth. It has a stunning massive swimming pool, store, restaurant, useful employees and direct bus service to Florence simply outdoors the doorway. Superbly planted, it’s a sexy, stress-free, simple place to remain.• Tent for 2 from €27, campingilpoggetto.comSukie
Lofoten Islands, Norway

The fishing village of Stø. {Photograph}: Interfoto/Alamy
I bought a mad notion to do a solo journey to Norway. Stø, on Langøya, is without doubt one of the Lofoten Islands off the north-west coast. First I camped at Traena pageant off the west coast, then as much as Stø by way of Hurtigruten and to Stø Bobilcamp. Transport hyperlinks had been good, however I used to be the one one on the bus going as far north as Stø, in order that they stopped it and put me in a taxi. The bottom was rock-hard, however fortunately I had a technical tent. I used to be the one particular person not with a automotive (used for wind safety – I needed to put on all my garments) and the tent caved in throughout a storm. I retreated to the campsite kitchen at 4am. Nevertheless it was gorgeous and there was an onsite sauna. The pub was additionally nice, and the surroundings and whale-watching made it value it.• campercontact.comLisa
Ærø, Denmark

Seashore shelters at Villa Blomberg.
Ærø is a tiny island within the Danish archipelago. Totally off-grid, it’s the epitome of the Danish rural idyll, all thatched homes and cobbled streets. Its rolling inside boasts historic megaliths and serene wind generators. Its crystalline waters are among the many cleanest in Europe. Bicycle is king. To get there take a prepare throughout the islands from Copenhagen to Svendborg, then a ferry into Ærøskøbing. Then it’s a brief stroll to hostel Villa Blomberg, the place you’ll be able to camp in grass-roofed seaside shelters and hire a motorbike (50p) and a really pleasant proprietor. Campsite Ærøskøbing is close by. • Seashore shelter from £7.25 for 2 sharing in July, bookenshelter.dkOliver Lavery
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