Caravan campsites near Porthcawl with showers

Beach resort Porthcawl uses sands and dunes to bait campers, but the hills behind are beautiful too.

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93% (666 reviews)

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12 top caravan sites near Porthcawl with showers

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South Dean Camping

70 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Clifftop camping with epic sea views, right next to Exmoor National Park.
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£35
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Pwllyn Farm Camping

19 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Brecon, Powys, Mid Wales
A wild-feeling, adult-only campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with impressive views of Pen y Fan
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£12
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Heritage Coast Campsite

38 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
Simple camping (with glamping options) just a stroll from the nearest Glamorgan beach – plus a brilliant little café to boot
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£30
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Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
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£12.50
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68 Degrees West

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes1 acre · Cradoc, Wales
Pod glamping and family camping on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, with a handy location near Brecon town and sunrises you'll never forget.
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Kingsmead Camping

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cullompton, England
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
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£24
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Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
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Cwmffrwd Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Crickhowell, Wales
Simple, eco-friendly camping with epic views at the foot of a famed Welsh mountain range
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£10
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Abbey Home Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1600 acres · Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England
Eco-camping for real. Cooking on an open fire. Unspoilt natural beauty.
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£8
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Petruth Paddocks

9 units · Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Somerset, England
Easy-going camping for all, just a stroll away from famous Cheddar Gorge
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£16
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Panpwnton Campsite

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Knighton, England
Located on the edge of Knighton (right on the England-Wales border) Panpwnton Campsite has been open to visitors since 1963. Providing travellers with a peaceful place to stop on some of England and Wales’ most famous walking and cycling routes. Now managed by Will, Roxy and family, we would love to welcome you to Panpwnton Campsite and show you why we are proud to call this beautiful place our home. The campsite is on our working farm, where we keep a flock of 300 texel cross breeding ewes. We are very passionate about farming. Our aim is to produce lamb in a green and environmentally friendly way, striving to reduce our carbon footprint whilst working alongside nature. A family run farm campsite situated on the Offa’s Dyke footpath. Located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are ideally located for those who like to walk, cycle or just take in the peaceful countryside. With magical nights under the stars listening to the owls hooting in the oak woods. It’s the perfect place for your rural camping holiday! A ten minute walk into the market town of Knighton, with its iconic clock tower, friendly pubs and cafes, and the Offa’s Dyke Centre. The River Teme runs through the farm where you can dip your feet after a long day exploring, or freshen up in our modern facilities. The heart of wales train line also runs through the farm with the Station only half a mile walk away.
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Porte Meadows

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Kentisbury, England
Set on a contractor farm is Porte Meadows. Just on the edge of Exmoor National Park, 10 miles from Woolacombe beach and 12 miles to the busy town of Barnstaple. We are back to basics off grid but with proper toilets and showers, filtered drinking water and waste points. Caravans, campers and tents welcome and there is a pub within walking distance ( just across the road). Easy to find, no narrow lanes. Storage available.
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Caravan campsites near Porthcawl with showers guide

Overview

Part of a long, wide 20-mile band of stunning sandy beach and dunes, Porthcawl is a seaside resort coming with the usual trappings of funfair, promenade, sprawling static caravan parks and plentiful possibilities for sea swimming and watersports. Its sandy expanses really are superb with the UK’s highest dunes. But even still, this is Wales, where hill country is never far: forest-clad uplands like Mynydd Margam and Afan Forest Park with more superb walking and mountain biking are nearby. Campsites on Porthcawl’s coast tend to be large, while additional options can be found in the Vale of Glamorgan next door and out by those uplands.

Where to go

Merthyr-Mawr Warren NNR

East of Porthcawl, the coastline bends into this extensive, protected tract of vegetated dunes, which includes Wales’ highest and Europe’s second-highest sand dune and valuable habitats for wildlife. It’s a substantial section of a dune system stretching from the Vale of Glamorgan, a few miles southeast of Porthcawl, to Swansea, 18 miles northwest. The nearest pitching to this sandy wonderland can be found in Porthcawl itself.

Mynydd Margam

Mynydd Margam is a gem of a destination seven miles north of Porthcawl. Its most notable feature is Margam Country Park, a serene enclave of landscaped grounds, woods, and deer park containing a 12th-century Cistercian ruined abbey and a country house. Above the country park the land rises into forested hills, accessed by trails like the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk. You can camp alongside the country park at campsites offering designated pitches.

Vale of Glamorgan

A few miles east of Porthcawl, on the other side of Merthyr-Mawr NNR, the lovely Vale of Glamorgan occupies the coastline along to Cardiff with well-to-do villages and towns, excellent restaurants, gentle inland countryside scattered with prehistoric sites and dramatic coast replete with swooping cliffs and serendipitous sandy bays. Pitch near Dunraven Bay or historic Llantwit Major for camping close to the area’s stunning heritage coast.

When to go

The Bristol Channel onto which Porthcawl faces can take a battering from the weather at any time of year, but generally, this coast has more sun and higher summer temperatures than the majority of Wales. July is the warmest month, while late August sees seawater temperatures reach their warmest (15°C and higher). The Between the Trees Festival, held in August in the woods behind Merthyr-Mawr Warren NNR, is the liveliest of the area’s annual events.

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