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decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:02 pm
by clm
i recently went to cornwall, working my way down the north coast (and incidentally had great surf, offshore breeze and the sun cracking the flags.)
I dont know what the concensus on here will be but to me a campsite is a quiet field, with bogs, sinks and hot showers. possibly on a farm. much of what you come across in cornwall is a hellish combination of picket fences, palm trees an screaming kids. not to mention hordes of fucking caravaners wheeling barrels of their own shit around (the perverts).
So a thread for the listing of nice genuine (and often cheaper) campsites where you can have a nice chill after a stoke surf.

this was was near st Agnes
http://www.multimap.com/maps/print/?qs=st%20agnes&countryCode=GB&lat=50.31806&lon=-5.18993&zoomFactor=15&loc_lat=&loc_lon=&dataPreferences=os
Its the one in the middle - the entrance is where there are two building by a sharp left-right in the road - near the 100 contour

This one near godrevy
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=godrevy&countryCode=GB#map=50.23332,-5.32597|15|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
Magor farm near coombe.

You all know trevedra with its walk down to gwenvor
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=st+agnes&countryCode=GB#map=50.09256,-5.68242|15|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
but this can get really rammed in season - the same people own brea farm which is visible on the same map for when school summer holidays make things super busy. not such an easy walk to the beach though still possible but great showers. much less rammed. prob no waves in july mind

north wales now. this was my favourite for years near hells mouth but they have recently brought in a no groups of lads rule. great shame as it is stumbling distance from the sun inn in llanengan
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=st+agnes&countryCode=GB#map=52.81207,-4.53448|16|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
its not marked as a campsite on the map but as Tyn Lwyn. Road goes right left after the pub and starts to rise. camp site on the left.

Long way to go if the waves are crap but ace site near towyn
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=st+agnes&countryCode=GB#map=52.62962,-4.11893|15|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
labelled Cae Du

and finally because im running out of stamina - no idea if this is near any breaks - suspect not due to the islands but this is a truly spactacular place.
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=godrevy&countryCode=GB#map=58.06525,-5.36013|14|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information&loc=GB:58.02258:-5.34764:14|achiltibuie|Achiltibuie,%20Ullapool,%20Ross-shire,%20Scotland,%20IV26%202
The brae of achnahaird. now ive checked it does seem to be exposed to a northerly swell.

if people think this will lead to great sites being overrun ill delete it - to be honest i think the people who run these places deserve the cash.

also some east coast knowledge would be appreciated.

could this be sticky??

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:35 pm
by new_tangled
This one is excellent...

Spider webs in toilet, fire wood and permissions for camp fires, loads of space, basic and highly recommended:

http://www.lovecamping.co.uk/campsites/ ... leaze-farm

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:00 pm
by Chris F
Hi clm, not sure if the last link is right, show's middle of Staines?

If it's the one at Achnahaird, near Ullapool, I'm afraid it closed last year. Was one of my faves in Scotland. Did get waves, but not very reliable.

Best we have found for Northumberland is http://www.beachcomber-campsite.co.uk/ good for Northerly crags too. Big beach that may or may not get swell, but close to Bamburgh. No pub in walking distance though, but a lot cheaper than any of the other campsites in the area.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:42 pm
by clm
weird, doesnt for me though im sure staines is nice. thats shocking news :cry: . you mean the one you have to drive past stac pollaidh to get to yep.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:51 pm
by sidneysnake
good post. defo worth a sticky.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:54 pm
by sidneysnake
I'll chuck in this one for good measure. Also WeAreMemories folks run a campsite about half way down Bantham lane, all mod cons (toilets, showers).

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:06 pm
by Chris F
clm wrote:thats shocking news :cry: . you mean the one you have to drive past stac pollaidh to get to yep.


Aye, closed I'm afraid. Meant to be a new one opening near the pub and cottages on the coast by Reiff, but they haven't got it together this year.
Sadly it will be in a more sheltered spot than the old one, so could be a midgy. But on upside, closer to pub.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:34 pm
by ATTMFKH
Beardy Dave runs this one at Machrihanish on the Scottish West Coast - I've stayed in his wooden Wigwams as well - pretty cool - he has a big static van the campers can use as well to cook in 7 chill out.

http://www.campkintyre.co.uk/

Stayed in a nice one , seriously basic though at Whitesands near St.Davids in Pembrokeshire

http://www.uk-active.co.uk/surfing/surf ... esands.htm

The best one though is not getting posted up here : Waves to the left of me waves to the right , here I am stuck in the middle with you :wink:

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:59 am
by Archy_is_God
sidneysnake wrote:good post. defo worth a sticky.

Yep, agree-good thread.

Out of season, the site at Llangennith is worth a look. I've had some great surfs on the Gower, even just on the main beach there at 'gennith. The showers and toilets are good and the caff is worth a look too. Apparently it's a mare in season though..

Also have to put a word in for my mate Clanger's place in Croyde-Cherry Tree Farm. Waaaay better than Surfer's Paradise and you can walk to Putsboro if you need to.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:11 am
by Archy_is_God
Chris F wrote:Hi clm, not sure if the last link is right, show's middle of Staines?


Yeah, the link for the one at Godrevy shows the Staines map too! Is it a conspiracy or something?? :lol:

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:14 am
by J L
AAyyyyyy da Staines masiv init

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Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:04 am
by clm
tried to fix those links. does anyone know where staines is?

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:12 am
by J L
Middlesex not far from Windsor and Slough west of London, so to summarize no where near the sea :shock:

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:08 pm
by pitmonkey
Cool, I was just going to post a notice requesting info on free/cheap campsites in Cornwall for September. Keep em coming folks, the more the merrier. :) :) :)

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:22 pm
by teessurfer
Just thought I would put a reply on about the north east coast. As I live near saltburn ive never had to stay in a camp site, but I have just google'd camping saltburn and there are a few, one called serenity looks pretty decent, cheap and chilled out. Its close to saltburn, runswick bay, whitby and a few other spots that you can find with a bit of luck There are plenty of other campsites all along the NE coast. Yeah the water is not as clean at the SW coast, and a bit chillier but the surf can get really good. The charts for this week are looking pretty special for July. Not very crowded on the busiest of days, loads of top pubs, restaurants and the odd surf shop in saltburn and whitby.

As long as you check to make sure there is some swell, you will have a brilliant trip.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:05 pm
by Kojak
Chris F wrote:Best we have found for Northumberland is http://www.beachcomber-campsite.co.uk/ good for Northerly crags too. Big beach that may or may not get swell, but close to Bamburgh. No pub in walking distance though, but a lot cheaper than any of the other campsites in the area.


That beach is pretty poor, sandbanks are virtually non-existent! Definitely a good campsite though, my aunty stays there for a night or two when she comes to visit and loves it!

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:50 pm
by Chris F
Thought it might be poor, beach is superflat. Ace for kite buggys though, and you can walk to the mystical Lindisfarne reefs :shock: Like I said, best we have found in area.

Re: decent campsites near the sea

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:12 pm
by ATTMFKH
Kojak wrote:
Chris F wrote:Best we have found for Northumberland is http://www.beachcomber-campsite.co.uk/ good for Northerly crags too. Big beach that may or may not get swell, but close to Bamburgh. No pub in walking distance though, but a lot cheaper than any of the other campsites in the area.


That beach is pretty poor, sandbanks are virtually non-existent! Definitely a good campsite though, my aunty stays there for a night or two when she comes to visit and loves it!


She certainly does .............. mmuuuwwaaaa haaa haaa :lol:

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:32 pm
by pitmonkey
Just came back from a trip to the 'North Shore', Cornwall that is. Stayed at a great little camp site Called Treago Farm in Crantock. £6 a night per person, regardless of whether you're in a van, caravan, tent or whatever, with all mod cons. Follow the road heading to Redruth out of Newquay, as you head out onto the main road, turn right onto road to Crantock/West Pentire and head on through the town heading to Polly Joke beach. Take a left at the big sign. Nice hosts and great views. Crantock Beach 5 min walk away, as well as Polly Joke. You can even walk over to Hollywell Bay from there if you're feeling energetic. Mind the gnomes and gobblins on the moonless nights though, there's plenty of em.

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:37 pm
by wigsy
http://www.newgalecampingsite.co.uk/

Newgale Campsite, in Pembrokeshire. On the road between Haverfordwest and St. Davids. Completely un-missable. Situated across the road from a 2 mile stretch of sand that regularly has surf of varying conditions. Also right next to a pub and a surf & hire shop (in which i currently work).
Lifeguarded beach, loads of people who don't know what they're doing (picture back to front and inside-out wetties), anywhere from 2 to 5 separate surf lessons a day during high season, but plenty of room to find your own space.

Campsite often floods in heavy rain.

Also a short drive away from Whitesands (which also has a campsite nearby), a few secret spots and of course Freshwater West.

(hope i did this right)


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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:23 pm
by weedwabit
Outer Hebrides isle of lewis free camping, check out area around Cliobh village (10 houses). The break, oft mistakenly named, is utter surfing perfection, not a bad site @ Eoropiadh either and a world class break. If these aint firing nowhere is &and when they fire which is pretty consistently - oh my god your in for a treat. Beautiful wild camping with awesome surf and a fucker of a trip from the S east (about 15hr drive incl ferry) but worth it every time. :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave: :brave:

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:00 pm
by Devonsheaven
Atlantic View at Porthcothan http://www.porthcothanbaystores.com/page6.htm

Super nice people that run it, sooooooooooooo much space as you can only camp around the outside of the field. Lovely little beach were you usually find a fire and people having a sing song in the evening (dont forget to take your litter home)

Not really a surf spot but plenty nearby.

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:16 pm
by innocent surf school
This place near Crantock is great and a world away from the Newquay madness.
It has a great little bar in a barn conversion too, with real ale and a pool table.
http://www.treagofarm.co.uk/

Elsewhere I'll second the camp site in machrihanish. Great spot although a little exposed to high winds so the caravan comes in very handy to shelter and brew up!

ATB

Innocent Surf School and coaching resort.
Nosara, Costa Rica.

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:05 pm
by Matt Rose
Can we move this to the members area?

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:26 pm
by Archy_is_God
Good idea

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:37 pm
by Chris F
yup.

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:39 pm
by Black
innocent surf school wrote:This place near Crantock is great and a world away from the Newquay madness.
It has a great little bar in a barn conversion too, with real ale and a pool table.
I got paralytic there on scrumpy when I was about 14.

Yeah members area would be safer.

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk/Fresh in the West/Pembroke

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:02 pm
by pembrokerocks
we,ve got one ! at http://www.Pembrokerocks.com with Gypsy caravan, for those who like a twist of romance

but why not stay in the bunkhouse,prices range from £15 per night ,its brand spanking new! For a little extra why not eat with us. All organic local produce!

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:18 pm
by Chris F
Why not stay at a bnunkhouse?

Because this is a thread for personal recommendations of good campsites, ie where people stay with tents, not a place for your perpetual fucking spamming . :evil:

Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:52 pm
by pembrokerocks
Chris F wrote:Why not stay at a bnunkhouse?

Because this is a thread for personal recommendations of good campsites, ie where people stay with tents, not a place for your perpetual fucking spamming . :evil:


thats a bit strong,campers are welcome we have loads of land and the paddock with the gypsy caravan is for rent..up to 4 tents shower and toilet in the chapel all enquiries should be made via the website.We aim to accommodate all.I think that the level of cynicism that you are using is .....just not very friendly.lets make up and be friends, come stay here free for one night ONLY! :? :?