With international travel restrictions and a greater focus on getting outdoors, camping holidays in the UK
are more popular than ever this summer. As camping
experts with extensive knowledge of the best UK camping hotspots
we think that’s a great thing, and we’re so excited for more Brits to
discover some of the most fabulous camping sites right here on
We can recommend a host of the best camping sites in the UK, all
the way from Inverness to St Ives – but we thought we’d also
turn to Instagram to help provide a little bit more inspiration for newcomers looking for a UK camping holiday where they can capture
some serious #travelgoals shots this summer.
We headed over to the photo sharing site to find out which UK
camping sites are the most Instagrammable. We analysed how
often 100 of our top UK campsites had been geo-tagged on the
photo app and where you can enjoy some incredible views and
snap some fantastic photos this summer.
Read on below for the results.
Shooting to the top spot quite substantially with over 25,000 posts
is the utterly beautiful Lusty Glaze Beach. It is certainly worth
lusting after! The private beach resort offers a truly luxurious style
of camping, from being welcomed with a glass of champagne to
sleeping in a luxury bell tent with a double bed and private wet
room. The beach facilities offer everything from jet skiing to surfing
lessons and even yoga. As well as being a great choice for a
holiday, the site is also a popular choice for weddings.
2. Elmley Nature Reserve, Kent
Located on the Isle of Sheppy, Elmley Nature Reserve is a
magnificent spot to take in nature’s beauty. The accommodation is
comprised of six shepherd’s huts boasting glass windows allowing
you to take in the views – from the meadow grasses to the yachts
in the distance along the Swale channel, and the wildlife
wandering the site including geese and wildfowl. In the site’s VIP
Damson hut, you can even enjoy your own private outside bath for
soaking in the views and the hot bubbles all at once.
3. Eweleaze Farm, Dorset
Eweleaze Farm is one of the most popular campsites in the UK,
and you have to get in there fast with a booking each year before it
sells out. The campsite is a temporary fixture only available in
August, and is seen almost as a festival of camping. While there’s
no music, you can expect plenty of food and drink options and a
fantastic atmosphere with over 1,000 people a day joining together
to enjoy the cliffside site on the Jurassic coastline.
Fondly referred to as Wowo, this rural campsite is the ideal
location for a complete digital detox and remote getaway. The site
packs in a host of wellbeing activities to choose from, and enjoys
traditional camping touches such as open fires and old rope
swings. The site is made up of five spacious farms plus an extra
secret spot hosting the premium woodland cabins for those looking
for that extra bit of privacy. In the centre of the site is a makeshift
village with a hot tub, live music, circus skills, chai lattes and free
soup. A true bohemian escape.
5. Three Cliffs Bay Caravan Park, Gower
Three Cliff Bay Caravan Park gets its name from the Three Cliffs
Bay beach which it surrounds. The beach is one of the most
popular and simply stunning beaches in this part of Wales. The
campsite sits just behind the beach taking in the impressive views.
The park is a family-owned affair and has been with the same
family since 1951, offering a very traditional and scenic camping
experience across their 150-acre farm.
6. Mount Pleasant Eco Park, Cornwall
The Mount Pleasant Eco Park is all about looking after the
environment – from wind turbines to solar panels supplying the
energy, to ensuring all campers take care of the environment
throughout their stay. In such a beautiful location it only makes
sense to want to do everything you can to protect nature. The site
also offers a communal campfire and a pizza oven for a cosy and
tasty setting to mingle with the other campers. The 42-acre farm
has been turned around by its owners who bought the space in
2001 from being a derelict space to a thriving and beautiful
Hidden away among the Yorkshire wolds, Humble Bee is a truly
special place to stay. The campsite is an eclectic mix of wigwams,
bell tents and yurts and is all surrounded by beautiful fauna and
flora which not only looks the part but also helps to protect the
area’s wildlife and promote biodiversity. The site is a great choice
for kids and wildlife lovers of all ages, with plenty of opportunities
to interact with the animals on the farm and even collect fresh eggs
from the hens. The owners also provide plenty of luxury touches
including a bottle of bubbly and breakfast packs.
Another Yorkshire beauty is Catgill Farm, a camping and glamping
site located by the historic Bolton Abbey. The site offers the perfect
mix of a traditional camping atmosphere alongside more modern
and luxurious touches, such as hot tubs among the trees and
kitted out timber pods for sleeping in. The location not only
provides stunning views but plenty to do – from wandering down to
the old Abbey to visiting the tea rooms or taking a ride on the
vintage steam train.
This Welsh campsite is undoubtedly one of the most well-located
campsites in the entire UK. Aberafon is sandwiched between the
beach and the mountains on Llyn Peninsula, with views to suit
everyone from every angle. Adventurous types can enjoy wild
swimming or for the more traditional swimmers there are sandy
beaches suited to a relaxing paddle. Other water activities include
sailing and kayaking, or stick to the land (and the air) by
paragliding from the mountains.
Rounding out the top 10 is this uber-cool glamping site in
Lancashire – located just 15 minutes from Blackpool but enjoying a
tranquil lakeside location. The colourful ‘bugs’ as the
accommodation is referred to, are fully insulated and well-equipped. They are also the ideal location for enjoying your own
private campfire. In the centre of the site there is a 5-acre
manmade lake offering fishing opportunities for complete
beginners to experienced anglers.
Have a look at the full top 25 in our slider gallery below.
Using our expert camping knowledge and experience we compiled
a set of 100 of the top UK campsites. We didn’t include very large
campsites and holiday parks within the set so as not to skew the
data based on capacity alone. We used the Instagram geo-location
feature to analyse how many times photos had been tagged at
each of the 100 campsites. The 25 sites which has been tagged
the most often were used as our final results.
Looking for a UK camping holiday this summer? There are still last-minute spaces available throughout August and beyond. So take a browse to find your Instagramable spot.
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