The summer holidays are finally here and you’re already ready to start enjoying the long break with your children if you have a campervan or motorhome. With one of these vehicles on your drive, you have the opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any destination that you desire without needing to worry about getting squashed in a small tent at the end of the day or being left with no roof over your head should it rain.
With so many places to choose from though — both at home and abroad too — it can be a struggle trying to pick just one site. Fortunately, Vindis, which provides Volkswagen servicing as well as services for a wide variety of other manufacturers to ensure your vehicle is able to complete whichever journey you have planned, is on hand to advise on some of the best motorhome campsites this summer. Whether you want a basic wild camping site, a swish site with pools and hot tubs, or a family holiday park bustling with activity, there’ll surely be something for you in the list below…
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
If you’re willing to complete the long journey to get there, Ocean Lakes Family Campground stands out for being the winner of the ‘RV Park of the Year’ award and is ranked among the top one per cent of campground throughout the whole of America! And there’s no surprise why. It’s situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina, USA. Stretching across one mile of oceanfront, you can camp here all year round.
Pitches can be reserved up to 18 months in advance — perfect if you’re already looking ahead to the 2019 summer holidays — with 630 pitches to choose from. With plenty of activities on offer, it’s fair to say your kids won’t be bored. From basketball and volleyball to horseshoes and outdoor pools, the activities are endless.
It’s advised you spend some time exploring away from the campsite as well. The local area offers national award-winning shows, more than 100 golf courses, and is home to Brookgreen Gardens — named one of the top 10 public gardens in America. It’s definitely worth taking a trip in your RV down to South Carolina.
Hendra Holiday Park
The first of two UK campsites to make our list, Hendra Holiday Park can be found in Newquay, Cornwall, and accommodates families of all ages. There is something fun for everyone. Surrounded by countryside and only minutes away from the beach, the park has 500 touring pitches, 500 tent pitches and 320 holiday homes available for hire. You’ll also be pleased to hear that their toilet block facilities for campers have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year.
It’s not just about a selection of exceptional toilets which enables Hendra Holiday Park to catch the eye though. The park has soft plays, a pool complex, full entertainment both indoor and outdoor for all weathers, and several bars and restaurants. That’s just whilst on site too – the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
The other UK campsite to feature in this guide is the Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery; an adults-only campsite that’s rated five stars and situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire. It features 59 touring pitches, 14 tent pitches and six luxury self-catering lodges equipped with hot tubs. For the fishing enthusiasts, there are two on-site fishing lakes to enjoy, with guaranteed peace and quiet thanks to their adults-only policy. Dogs are very much welcome, with plenty of expansive Fenland countryside to enjoy all year round.
Don’t worry about where you’ll park your motorhome or RV either, as there are extra-large pitches available across the site. Rest assured the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
We complete our list with a visit to the Spanish region of Murcia, where you will find the Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’. It’s a site that defines Spanish culture and is also amazing in that it looks out onto blue seas and clifftops. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
Once you’re settled into your chosen accommodation, you’ll be able to make use of both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. However, just take note that the outdoor pool is only open from June to September each year. Wi-fi is available as well, and there are snack bars, a pizzeria and a restaurant on site so you can take a break from any cooking duties on your trip.
You are only minutes away from the beach too, meaning there are so many more activities available to you within close proximity. From windsurfing to waterskiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance.
These are just a small selection of the campsites available to you this summer though. When looking for your next vacation spot, narrow your search down to your requirements to ensure you get the best site for your needs. Whether it’s child friendly, adult only or super luxurious, there will be the perfect site out there for you to visit – and don’t be afraid to venture across the ocean and enjoy the open road on foreign soil.