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Vancations – Top 5 Van Camping Destinations UK

November 7th, 2022

As we enter the colder months and summer fades into distant memory, holidays and vacations can often feel like fantasies. However, we don’t think it should be this way. After all,  what better time to start planning your next escape than right now? Thinking ahead is a great way to pass the darker evenings and give yourself a little something to look forward to.

Here in the UK, we are blessed with vast natural spaces, expansive coastlines and rich heritage, perfect for summer getaways. What’s more, the past few years have seen a huge increase in the number of individuals ditching their passports and opting to explore the many wonders our own country has to offer.

Personally, we can’t think of a better way to explore than behind the wheel of a campervan. Read on to hear our top 5 destinations for your vancation!

The Cornish Coast

Now, we couldn’t put together a list of our favourite camping destinations without mentioning the beautiful Cornish coast.  Complete with vast rolling landscapes, sandy beaches and rocky hideaways, there are dozens of van-friendly camping spots to be found.

Whether you’re a fan of surfing, relaxing or days exploring the dunes, Cornwall has something for everyone. From the colourful coastal town of Falmouth on the east, to St Ives on the west, Cornwall is a treasure chest of beauty, waiting to be discovered.

Why not make the drive to Lizard on the most southern point of the country to enjoy sunsets like no other?

The Lake District

Next on our list is a little further north; the Lake District has always been a favourite destination for those looking to reconnect with nature and experience some of our country’s most beautiful landscapes.

Windermere and the surrounding areas have so much to offer for campervans and tents alike, so you’re sure to find the perfect spot to explore.


Our next destination is just across the border. Stretching over an incredible 823 square miles, Snowdonia is renowned worldwide for its mountains and glacial landforms. For adventurous souls, there are 7 mountains to conquer, including the mighty Mount Snowdon.

With a multitude of camping spots to choose from, you’re sure to find the ideal location to park your van, pitch up camp and relax.

The Isle Of Wight

For campers that don’t mind driving aboard a ferry and crossing the water, the Isle of Wight is another of the most visually striking places in the UK.  Whether you drive to Shanklin beach for a day in the sun and sea or choose to explore the plethora of coastline footpaths, there are endless opportunities for adventure and memory-making.

The Forest Of Dean

Last, but certainly not least, is the Forest Of Dean. Located in the heart of the Cotswolds, you’d be forgiven for mistaking this jaw-dropping location for something straight out of a fairytale. From winding woodland paths and luscious green canopies to the Clearwell Caves, the forest truly does offer something for everyone.

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No matter where your adventures lead you, be sure your van is up to the task. Here at Van Sales UK, we’re pleased to offer an immense selection of new and used vans for sale.

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