Europe plays host to tens of thousands of quality camping spots, making it tricky to know where to start. So if 2015 is the year you’ve decided to try somewhere new and exciting with the family, check out the following five of the best family camping European hotspots tried and tested for genuine uniqueness:
Woolacombe, Devon, England
Having recently been voted as having the single best beach in the UK by Trip Advisor readers and one of the top ten in the World, Woolacombe is the kind of place amazing family fun times are made of. Boasting mile after mile of golden sands, stunning scenery at every turn, fabulous amenities and plenty of watersports on offer, it’s easy to see why Woolacombe Bay was voted best beach in the UK. On the doorstep of this award winning beach in Devon you’ll find a host of family friendly camping and caravan sites including Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks that has four holiday parks to choose from.
And if all that wasn’t enough, it’s also strategically placed in a prime plot that’s just perfect for exploring the surrounding towns and villages – everything a family camping trip should offer and a whole lot more!
Cala Llevado, Spain
Cala Llevado was voted one of the best beachside camping spots in the world back in 2012 and has managed to hold onto pretty much all of its charm, despite becoming a fixture on the travel maps of quite a few discerning families. What’s great about holidaying here is that while you may feel as if you’re a million miles from civilisation and the trappings of the real world, you’re actually no more than an hour by car from the glorious sights of Barcelona and Girona! All the fun of the beach, the countryside and city all rolled into one…the weather tends to be pretty decent too! Below is a fun example of family camping through Spain in a camper van.
Mala Milna in Hvar, Croatia
If you’d relish the opportunity to be able to say ‘Yep, I went there first’ before a world-class resort becomes the next big thing, this is the spot for you. Quite simply one of the most beautiful coastal regions you’ll ever lay eyes on, Hvar serves up all the delights of the French Riviera only without the crowds or the high prices. It’s one of Croatia’s best-kept secrets among campers and summer sun-seekers alike – secrets this good don’t stay under wraps forever!
Tartaruga, Zakynthos, Greece
If you can find your way to the Greek Islands with the kids, one of the most stunning camping spots you’ll ever lay eyes on can be found at Tartaruga. It’s almost impossible to imagine a natural wonder looking any more perfect, as the ice-blue waters and their local turtle populations fringe the crystal white sands and epic cliff faces – one look at this place and you’ll see why some believe it to be the world’s most idyllic camping spot.
Port Ban, Scotland
Last but not least, there isn’t much of the year that’s what you’d call prime time for camping in Scotland, so if making use of the bit of good weather the UK has, why not make the most of it in Port Ban? Referred to by many of the locals as a pure and simple slice of Heaven on Earth, it’s a tale of wall to wall family fun on the glorious beaches and all the incredible charms Scotland has to offer.