When it comes to camping, one of the most important things is finding the ideal campsite for your break.
If you choose a low quality campsite, then this is likely to have an impact on your entire holiday; leaving you feeling a little disappointed with the entire experience.
With this in mind, we have put together our top tips for choosing a good campsite; all to help you to make sure that you select the ideal campsite for you. Whether you are looking for a family friendly site, one that allows for pets, or those that are close to the beach!
What facilities do they have?
There are a huge number of campsites throughout the UK; all of which have their own unique charm and appeal. One of the biggest factors to consider when trying to find a campsite has to be the facilities that are on site.
What you are looking for will really depend on you. Are your family looking for a fun packed break? Make sure that you find a campsite with entertainment on site. Perhaps you are an older couple who want to get some rest and relaxation? Maybe you will want a quiet site that is catered more towards adults.
No matter what it is that you want, make sure that you take the time to check over the facilities offered at the campsite and match them to what you are expecting from your holiday. For example if the toilets are a distance from your pitch you may want to consider bringing your own camping toilet and if there is no immediate power source camping solar panels might be useful to keep your equipment charged,
Check their reviews
Just like anything else, the best way to see if the campsite you have booked is any good, is to look through the thoughts of others who have stayed there. Trip Advisor is a great way to do this; here you will find a variety of reviews, including a rating on some of the most important aspects of that particular site.
Their types of pitches
The majority of campsites will have standard, grass pitches with the option of adding electric. However, this isn’t always the case. For those who want to hook up to the mains during the break, you should always check that they offer this type of pitch. You may also want to ensure that you don’t book yourself on a hard-standing pitch; as these are best suited to caravans and camper vans.
Another important consideration when choosing a campsite is where it is located. You are likely to have a particular region or area in mind for your break; so by this we mean digging deeper and looking at exactly where the campsite is in relation to everything else.
If you are likely to spend your entire holiday on the beach, it would make sense to find a campsite that is on the sea front. For those who are looking for somewhere lively with plenty to do; there are usually campsites to be found in busy tourist areas, or close to popular attractions.
Finding a campsite can be a tricky task, however, once you have settled on the perfect site for you, one thing is for sure; by the end of your break you will have definitely fallen in love with a life under canvas!