More and more Brits are holidaying in the UK rather than travelling abroad. Motorhome and campervan owners are way head of the game in this trend, and they’ve been doing it for years. It’s an opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any location you wish – and the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.
Motorhome owners shouldn’t forget that they aren’t restricted to UK soil – there’s a whole world of sites out there, waiting for you to set up pitch. In this article, VW dealership, Vindis Group explores what’s available.
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Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges and Fishery is a five-star site situated in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Offering 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.
The site is accommodating to larger RVs and motorhomes with extra-large pitches, it is a relaxing site and a great base from which to explore Cambridgeshire.
Hendra Holiday Park is a family friendly site situated on the coast in Newquay, Cornwall. 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.
Toilets aren’t the only thing that Hendra has to boast about, 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.
South Carolina, USA
Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the winner of an ‘RV Park of the Year’ award and ranked in the top 1% of campground in America. And situated on the oceanfront in South Carolina, USA, it is clear to see why. Stretching across one mile of oceanfront, you can camp here all year round.
Due to its popularity, you can reserve your place from 630 pitches up to 18 months in advance. 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.
There is an array of activities to enjoy off site too. 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.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’ is situated in the Spanish region of Murcia, looking 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.
There is a beach not far from the site where you can take part in activities such as windsurfing and water-skiing. Or if you prefer bathing in a pool rather than the ocean, the site offers both indoor and outdoor pools. Wi-fi is available, 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.
This article has only given a small insight into what is available for motorhome owners. 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.