Pinewoods, Norfolk

Pinewoods
Pinewoods

Sitting pretty on the edge of Wells Beach and a short walk from the celebrated Holkham Beach, Pinewoods offers a variety of accommodation, including touring options. It’s a sizeable park, with a lake, playground, café and shop, and even its own miniature railway. The big draw is those wonderful beaches, all of which are situated within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It goes without saying, the region is also great for cycling and walking – “Very flat,, Norfolk!”.

Silver Sands, Moray Firth

Silver Sands, Moray Firth
Silver Sands, Moray Firth

With direct access to West Beach, and to the west of the town of Lossiemouth on the Moray Firth coast, Silver Sands Holiday Park offers great amenities in a beautiful setting.

For fans of drama series The Crown, it’s also only a short walk to Gordonstoun, where Prince Charles went to school.

There’s plenty to do in Lossiemouth, where there’s a museum and a marina and two nearby golf courses. But the main attraction has to be the Moray Firth, with its wonderful bottlenose dolphins.

Eyemouth, Berwickshire

Eyemouth, Berwickshire
Eyemouth, Berwickshire

This site is all about the views, positioned as it is on a dramatic headland overlooking an absolutely glorious sandy beach.

There are actually three beaches to choose from close to Eyemouth Holiday Park, and the fishing port of Eyemouth makes for an interesting day out. Eyemouth is in the Borders, giving you access to charming coastal villages such as St Abbs, in Scotland, and the fine town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, in magnificent Northumberland.

It’s also a short hop to Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, with its seals and seabirds, or south to the beaches of Beadnell.

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula

Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay, Gower Peninsula

The vast sandy beaches are a huge attraction of the Gower, in South Wales, yet they never seem crowded. Among the best has to be Three Cliffs Bay – golden sands backed by imposing limestone cliffs. You can cut through the cliffs via an archway, or walk across them to the ruins of Pennard Castle. Down below, the Pennard Pill stream weaves its gentle way towards the sea.

The relatively steep walk to the beach keeps the crowds at bay, especially in the early morning, while Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park offers amazing cliffside pitches, overlooking the shoreline.

Pentewan, Cornwall

Pentewan, Cornwall
Pentewan, Cornwall

Intriguing coves, romantic fishing villages and plenty of wide sandy beaches can be found along Cornwall’s southern coast. The mile-long stretch of near-while sand at Pentewan looks out over the English Channel and is well-served by fantastic facilities, such as waterskiing, a boat launch and The Seahorse Centre, with its indoor pools and play area. Food is available al fresco on the beautiful decked area overlooking the bay, or down at the beach shack.

Ladram Bay, Devon

Ladram Bay, Devon
Ladram Bay, Devon

Overlooking the glorious Jurassic Coast and with its own beach, it’s easy to see why Ladram Bay is such a popular park.

It’s very much a resort for the whole family, a place where you can all enjoy the excellent amenities, such as crazy golf, indoor swimming pools, a climbing wall and an adventure playground. Take a dip in the bay, or try a spot of kayaking.

Locally, you’ll find Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, while Exeter is only 14 miles away. opened at the park last summer is The Bay View Barista, for light refreshments with a perfect panoramic backdrop.

Abererch Sands, North Wales

Abererch Sands, North Wales
Abererch Sands, North Wales

Its position on the Llŷn Peninsula makes Abererch Sands Holiday Park a wonderful base for exploring North Wales. There’s plenty to see, everything from Snowdonia and the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways to the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion.

However, you might find you’ve enough to explore on your doorstep, because this park has its own private, four-mile, sandy beach, offering bathing, waterskiing and boating. Nearby, you’ll find the seaside town of Pwllheli and on site, there is an indoor swimming pool, a snooker room and a children’s play area.

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