Beach camping in Northumberland National Park

Explore ancient landscapes and pitch-black night skies in the UK’s most remote park.

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10 top beach campsites in Northumberland National Park

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Social District

15 units · Tents55 acres · Grizedale, Cumbria, North West England
Lake District camping on the banks of Lake Windermere, with direct access to the water.
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Walkmill Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Northumberland, North East England
Refreshingly understated private camping in the unspoiled Northumberland countryside
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

47 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Moss Side Farm Campsite

33 units · Tents4 acres · Cumbria, North West England
Small-scale farm camping in the South Lakes, with campfires, wildlife and fine views
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Woodman's Huts

3 units · Glamping1 acre · Cumbria, North West England
Beautiful handmade shepherd's huts in the heart of the picturesque South Lakes
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Doxford Farm Camping

7 units · Glamping1 acre · Northumberland, England
Rustic-chic glamping pods near the sandy beaches of the Northumberland Coast
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Broom Fisheries Campsite

4 units · Glamping200 acres · Dumfries, South Scotland
Luxury caravans ideally situated next to picturesque Scottish fishing lakes
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Harvest Moon Holidays Beach Cabins

7 units · Glamping4 acres · Nr Dunbar, Scotland
A beachside glamping paradise less than an hour from Edinburgh
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Middlemoor Farm Holidays

2 units · Glamping1000 acres · Alnwick, England
Bracken, one of our two dog friendly pods, kingsize bed, toilet and shower, hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle. Enclosed outdoor space with fire pit, bbq and Log fired hottub to relax in and enjoy the views down to the coast. A ten minute drive to the fabulous Northumberland coastline and pretty villages and Castles, ten minute drive also to Alnwick Gardens and Lilidorei.
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Beach camping in Northumberland National Park guide

Overview

Harbouring a population of just 2,000 within its 405 square miles (1049 square kilometres), Northumberland National Park is the UK’s most secluded. Lined by over 1,100 kilometres of footpaths, cycle trails, and bridleways (and home to Hadrian’s Wall, the Hareshaw Linn waterfall, and the Sycamore Gap tree), the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, the lack of light pollution makes this a prime spot for stargazing—in the right conditions, it’s even possible to see the Milky Way and Andromeda with your own eyes. A variety of camping options offer something for everyone, from secluded wildlife-watching camps in the north to family-friendly working farms in the south.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for sightseers: Hadrian’s Wall Campsite offers back-to-basics camping just 20 minutes’ walk from the UNESCO-listed landmark.
  • Best for families: Herding Hill Farm has a petting farm, playground, and cornershop on site, plus tent pitches, luxury lodges, and a BBQ hut.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Hadrian’s Wall is one of the main draws of the region, so if you’re looking for last-minute accommodation, consider heading into the park’s more northerly reaches.
  2. Walk-ins aren’t accepted everywhere, so it’s advisable to book ahead.
  3. Not all campsites remain open during the low season, but those that do usually have pitches available.

When to go

As the UK’s least populated park, visitors can enjoy tranquility and seclusion year-round, though the sights and delights of summer still bring their fair share of holidaymakers. Adventurers who aren’t put off by a cold wind will find plenty to explore during the winter season, which begins in October, when wintering birds arrive in the dozens and the remote landscape is blanketed by the occasional falling of snow.

Know before you go

  • Wheelchair-accessible attractions and viewpoints can be found across the park, including the Vindolanda Roman Fort, Walltown Country Park, and Cawfields Dark Sky Discovery Site.
  • Two park visitor centres offer advice, maps, and facilities: Walltown Visitor Centre and The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, both near Hadrian’s Wall.
  • Payable car parks are available throughout, with the money going into the park’s upkeep. Some free car parks dot the park as well, notably at Lordenshaws Hillfort, Wedder Leap, and Harehaugh Picnic Site.
  • As with all of the UK’s outdoor attractions, the Countryside Code applies.

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