Travel at your own pace and sleep in the great outdoors in stunning coastal locations.
The coast is the most popular tourist location for the British and as a result there is a large number of camping and caravan sites on the coast. You'll find a wide range of sites from small basic stop-overs to large holiday park resorts featuring amazing sea views.
Base yourself in one place for the week or choose to move along the coast a night at a time, the choice is yours!
If you would like to try something a little different, you can also find a variety of quirky overnight stops from shepherds huts to glamping pods or log cabins.
Exploring the coast with a caravan or motorhome
The English coast is well equipped for camping holidays and offers a large number of campsites of varying sizes and facilities. Larger sites often have a choice of soft or hard standing, electric hook-up, an onsite shop, food outlet and leisure facilities, whilst smaller sites may simply offer washroom facilities.
A large number of sites belong to one of the two key camping clubs and it may be worth considering membership to access cheaper rates during your stay (see below).
Many campsites are well signed using brown road signs with a caravan symbol. Outside the main summer holiday period (July - August) a number of sites will accept bookings on arrival, but to be guaranteed a space it is recommended to book in advance.
In England it is not widely permitted to park overnight in beach or coastal car parks, always check the signs displayed in the car park or on lamp posts along the road for local permissions. Most local authorities also provide information about parking available for motorhomes on their websites (e.g. Dorset coast)
One of two leading membership organisations with over 2,700 sites in the UK
One of the two leading membership organisations with over 2,000 sites in the UK
Advice from P&O Ferries on bringing your caravan or motorhome by ferry
Information on driving in the UK for international visitors