How to Find Your Ideal Campsite

September 05, 2018 in Tips for holidaymakers

Our blogs are packed full of inspiration for your campervan and motorhome holidays, but we don’t have enough space to describe all of the fantastic campsites available. Fortunately there are some great camping websites and apps you can use to find the perfect campsite for you!

Lakeside camping

#1 Pitchup

'How can I find the perfect camping spots near me?’ you ask. Well look no further than Pitchup, a fantastic website to help you find the ideal campsite in your region or further afield. Pitchup not only provides you with a list of campsites in the region you search, but also a helpful map and information about bike and walking routes, local pubs and events. You can filter on what matters to you whether it is horse riding nearby or a hot tub on site! Motorhome and campervan friendly campsites are clearly marked out and customer reviews help you to chose the ideal site for you. Pitchup helps you find campsites across the UK and can also help you find the best places for your camping holidays in Europe.

Night camping

#2 Park4night

Park4night is an app and camping website that helps you to find great campsites across Europe. It is specifically designed to help campervan and motorhome drivers, so is the perfect resource for your trip with Goboony! You can easily narrow down your searches and find free places to camp, camping on a farm, a picnic spot or even just a convenient place to camp freely off the road.

Yorkshire camping

#3 Britstops

If you are looking for free spots and a different experience then make sure to check out Britstops. On this unique camping website you can find pubs, vineyards, farms, farm shops, breweries and more that are offering a free place to stay for the night. All you need to do is to register on the website and buy the Britstops guidebook and you will receive a sticker for your vehicle window. Registered venues will then recognise you as a member and you can choose from a variety of different locations. Be aware that these locations are not campsites and may not have electric hook-ups or toilet and shower access.

Camping Devon

#4 Campspace

Another great website if you are thinking ‘where can I find camping spots near me?’, Campspace helps you find campsites in your own area and across the globe. Its search engines return not only big commercial campsites but also spots available in peoples’ gardens. Otherwise know as ‘microcamping’. This way of camping allows you to discover truly special locations that will make for a memorable trip. From a spot in a vineyard or olive grove in Italy to a site next to an ecolodge on a mountain in Spain, there are a great variety of camping options available. You can narrow your search with filters such as luxury camping, country scenery or off the beaten track to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You might find something perfect that you didn’t even know you were looking for!

Woodland camping

#5 Van Secrets

One of the best camping websites for finding all sorts of places to camp across the world is Van Secrets. It is the website to go to for those seeking a spot of wild camping in secret or unknown locations. The site allows you to easily filter by free spots, wild spots and paid spots as well as helping you locate places to access showers and toilets. Each location is provided with its coordinates so that you can find it with your GPS and you can also find information about what is in the area, the safety of the camp spot, the weather and even when the sun comes up and sets!

Somerset camping

#6 Vanlifelocation

Vanlifelocation is predominantly an Instagram sensation at the moment while their website is in development, but they regularly post stunning pictures of free camping spots across Europe together with the GPS coordinates. Make sure to check out their account and dream of the memories you could make in these beautiful locations!

Family camping

#7 Get out with the kids

Get out with the kids is a website with a wonderful ethos encouraging and inspiring parents to spend more quality time with their kids in the great outdoors. Their website is full of inspiring blogs as well as a an easy to use campsite search function with filters to help you find your ideal family camping getaway. Whether you are looking for campsites near you or the best spot for camping holidays in Europe, Get out with the kids has you covered. Choose from back to basics camping, glamping, camping or caravan park or holiday parks and make sure to apply the motorhome filter together with your essentials, whether that is a electric hook-ups or even a boat launch.

Woodland walking

Where are your favourite camping spots and how do you find them? Do you have a different way of finding the perfect campsites for you or a camping spot that every camper should know about? Then let us know! #SHARETHEFREEDOM