Finding a campsite

Do all campsites admit motorhomes?

Google or Duck.com it

One place to start is Google Maps. Simply type your chosen destination followed by “camping”. You should get a list of results organised by distance and how relative it is to your search. This is great if you want to find a campsite close to a specific attraction or landmark you want to visit, for example: Corfe Castle camping.

Use Campsite Directories

Pitchup allows you to search your location, pitch type and dates, with a directory of over 2,000 UK campsites to choose from. You can compare campsites and book through their website, or redirect to the campsite’s own site.

Search for sites, originally an offline database, is great for finding not only campsites, but stopover places for motorhomers too. Stopovers tend to be pub car parks or other pieces of private land that the owners open up for motorhomes to stay temporarily. Most commonly, you’ll find you are free to stay the night as long as you pop in and spend a few pounds on a drink and dinner in the pub. There are lots of other directories out there, so if you’re feeling stuck just ask! We can help you with some suggestions to get you started.

Motorhome Hire Memberships

We also give you membership of ACSI which is useful if you’re venturing abroad to the rest of Europe. On their partner website EuroCampings you can search for sites with particular facilities. So if you are looking for a site with a Tropical swimming paradise that allows dogs in high season, the ACSI can help you.

In addition, all of our vehicles are members of the Camping and Caravanning Club Privilege Scheme and you can use their online directory to find sites and you can give them a call to make a booking.

Do you have any recommended routes?

We can certainly help with this from our own extensive knowledge and first hand experience. We have motorhome holiday experience throughout the UK and across Europe, so please do ask for help and tips. You can also check out our blog for inspiration, customer stories and other motorhome need-to-know information.

 

How much are pitch fees?

It really depends on what sort of campsite and the time of year. A remote farm site with few facilities will be cheaper than a popular Haven Holidays site near a beach with club, bar and swimming pool. Typically, smaller sites are anything from £10 to £20 per night whilst bigger sites are up to £100 per night. We suggest budgeting around £35 in the summer.

On the continent there are lots of locations known as ‘Aires’ where you can stay. You’ll find plenty of Aires guidebooks on Amazon.

Something to keep in mind when choosing your campsite; it’s good to make sure you are on a bus route or have a level cycle ride in to town. Doing so means you won’t have to pack up the motorhome each time you want to pop out for your loaf of bread, milk and favourite beer to enjoy that evening.