Beach camping in the North of England

From Northumberland’s rocky coastline, to the sandy beaches of the Lake District and traditional seaside attractions of Mablethorpe and Scarborough, the North of England offers a multitude of options when choosing campsites by the beach.

At The Camping and Caravanning Club we have 5 beachside campsites across the North of England, which you can find out more about below:

Beadnell Bay

Beadnell bayOur Club Site at Beadnell Bay is idyllically located a few steps from the sands of the North Northumberland Heritage Coast, with many pitches offering beautiful sea views. Many campers comment on the enjoyment of hearing the sea from their pitches. The sand dunes are a haven for birdlife all year round, while both Beadnell and Seahouses harbours (approximately 20 minutes walk away) offer boat trips to Farne Islands and a variety of water sports activities including diving, windsurfing and canoeing.

Dunstan Hill

DunstanThis peaceful campsite lies just a mile from the glorious beaches of the Northumberland coast. The site offers some beautiful coastal walks, while Embleton Bay offers views to Dunstanburgh Castle. Nature lovers will enjoy boat trips to the Farne Island – an area famous for its breeding bird and seal colonies in early summer – which leave nearby Seahouses (approximately 20 minutes drive away) on a regular basis.


MablethorpeThe fantastic sandy beach at Mablethorpe is just one mile from this Club Site, which offers family attractions including a sand train, traditional donkey rides, indoor go karting, a funfair and cafes. Queen’s Park is an easy walk from the site and includes a boating lake, paddling pool, golf putting green, miniature railway and picnic area. You can also visit Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary and the town centre is good for shopping and dining out.


RavenglassThis beautiful Club Site on the western edge of the Lakes is just 500 yards from the pebble sea front, with a sandy beach 14 miles up the coast at St Bees. The beach has been awarded an ENCAMS Seaside Award for its cleanliness and the sea is generally free from dangerous currents, making it ideal for swimmers. A slipway is also available for launching and retrieving boats, while dogs are also welcome on the beach provided that you clean up after them.


ScarboroughThere is a beach just a 15-minute cliff-top walk away from our campsite, while the town of Scarborough offering a choice of two more sandy beaches is just three miles from the site. The town is also home to a variety of attractions, including Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough Castle, the Rotunda Museum and The North Bay miniature railway. Nature lovers will also enjoy viewing sea birds such as puffins and gannets at the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs.