Deciding how to spend your hard earned vacation can be a daunting experience. The prices of staying in luxury resorts have never been so high especially in the current economic climate. Also most people do not want to be tied up to just one place and rather rent a car and explore the area they are visiting. This is especially true in the UK where there are so many beautiful coasts and historical landmarks to explore. This is why caravan holidays are becoming increasingly popular. There are many caravan parks on offer across the country and many of them have not only a great sense of community and stunning landscape views, but offer wifi, swimming pools and even saunas! Here a list of some of my favourites:
St Tinney Farm, Otterham, Cornwall
This small and peaceful holiday park occupies an area of approximately 34 acres of rural farmland, four miles from the northern coast of Cornwall. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2013 by Trip Advisor. The facilities on offer include a heated outdoor pool (May to September), five coarse fishing lakes and an on-site bar serving great food.
This is a family run and orientated holiday park converted from a dairy farm. It has three camping fields with pitches running around the outer perimeter. They are 10 meters wide and 12 to 15 meters deep.
If you need insurance, take a look at The Caravan Club website for some great deals.
East Crinnis Camping and Caravan Park, St Austel, Cornwall
This is a peaceful and friendly holiday park set within a wonderful location of St Austell. This is a perfect place for those looking to explore more of Cornwall with Charlestown, Fowey and Mevagissey within easy reach.
The South West Coastal footpath can be reached with a 15 minute walk from the caravan site, with great coves and sandy beaches not too far away. Another wonderful attraction of staying in the East Crinnins is the guided tours of the famous Eden Project by Grimshaw Architects. It takes only 1.5 hours to get there and it is well worth it!
Teifi Meadows, Lampeter, Ceredigion, West Wales
This is a great caravan park for wildlife lovers, especially those interested in birds such as the red kite. The site is surrounded by woodland and a small stream. It offers you a relaxing and secluded vacation away from the city crowds and noise. Nearby there is Ceredigion’s famous coastline with breath taking views and coves, sandy beaches. If you are lucky you might even sight Cardigan Bay’s dolphins swimming around in the ocean.