Where to pitch up at Britain’s best seaside resort

Bamburgh Castle and beach at dusk

Bamburgh in Northumberland has been named the best seaside resort in Britain by consumer group Which? for the second year in a row.

The coastal village, which is dominated by its iconic castle, boasts a sweeping beach and attractions such as the Grace Darling Museum.

Rory Boland, editor of the Which? travel magazine, said: “The British seaside hasn’t boomed like this since the 1960s.

“Holidaymakers had such a fantastic time in their caravans, tents and beach lodges over the past two years that a coastal break on home shores is on the cards for many, even with restrictions on overseas travel lifted.”

From Bamburgh, you’ll also be well placed to explore other popular parts of Northumberland, like Seahouses, Alnwick and Lindisfarne.

So, if you’re thinking of taking your caravan or motorhome to Bamburgh this summer, what are the options in terms of pitching up?

Glororum Holiday Park

Boasting views of the castle, Glororum Holiday Park is just a mile outside of the village and is family owned.

Touring caravans and motorhomes can take advantage of hard standing pitches and electrical hook up, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

Bamburgh Touring Caravans

Located between Bamburgh and Seahouses, but still within sight of the castle, is Fowberry Farm, which operates as Bamburgh Touring Caravans.

This small site has just nine pitches, but is dog friendly and offers all the basic facilities you might need like electrical hook up and hot and cold water.

Waren Caravan and Camping Park

Overlooking Budle Bay and just a five-minute drive from Bamburgh is Waren Caravan and Camping Park.

Complete with a plethora of amenities, including a shop, pub and splash pool, there’s all types of camping available here from wigwams to holiday homes, with touring somewhere in the middle.

Budle Hall Field Camping

At the other end of the spectrum is the pretty exclusive Budle Hall Field Camping, which has just two pitches.

Each of them has its own private shower and toilet, however, and since the car parking is separate from the pitches, you’ll be offered a wheelbarrow to transport your luggage!


Photo credit: Unsplash/Bruce Edwards