Looking for a campsite that you can easily launch your Stand up paddle board or kayak? Here are our BEST campsites for paddle boarding in the UK
It is safe to say that stand up paddleboards have become increasingly popular since lockdown, along with inflatable kayaks. They are easy to transport, easy to store and quick to inflate. We first tried our hand at paddleboarding a couple of years ago, and I can honestly say that we are hooked.
The kids love stand up paddleboarding and without a doubt hubby loves his inflatable kayak. As a family we have always grabbed any opportunity to try our hand at water sports and therefore always look for a campsite near water so that we can effortlessly launch the SUP or kayak without having to pack up the campervan in search of water.
Here are a few awesome campsites for paddle boarding, kayaking or SUP camping.
Best campsites for paddle boarding (SUP)
Over the last few years we have found some wonderful campsites to launch a paddleboard. These are all campsites with water access and this includes camping near lakes, camping by a river and camping and caravan sites with sea views. All water access campsites that are listed here we have tried and tested with our campervan and launched our stand up paddleboards.
Camping by a river
A back to basics campsite with direct access to the River Wye. This campsite has no facilities for washing up and has no wash facilities on site, but hey you have the beautiful river to freshen up. Campervan’s are allowed and tents (sorry no caravans) and you can access the beach for kayaking, or stand up paddleabording or wild swimming.
Riverside campsite, Stratford upon Avon
Riverside Park is positioned on the River Avon in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, around 1 mile from Stratford-upon- Avon. You can also get a water taxi in to the town.
Coniston Park Coppice Club Campsite, Lake District
A family friendly campsite with access to Coniston Lake. The campsite is a short walk to Coniston Lake and therefore perfect for SUP camping. The campsite has an adventure playground and is set in woodland with great facilities – and is dog friendly too.
Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia
Looking for lakeside camping in Snowdonia? Llyn Gwynant is a campsite in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Campers are welcome to launch boats, a stand up paddleboard, kayak or canoe in the Llyn Gwynant lake. You can also swim in the lake and river.
Pant Yr Onnen (Bala camping), North Wales
Pant-Yr-Onnen is a family friendly lakeside campsite on the Southern shores of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) and offers camping near to Bala. The campsite has direct access to the lake to launch SUP, inflatable kayak, canoe, or try out wild swimming or sailing.
Park Foot, Ullswater
Camping near Lake Ullswater? Park Foot Camping and Touring Park is set on the banks of Ullswater, and offers electric hook up points. The campsite is suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and motor homes and has a toilet and shower block. Park Foot is popular as it has its own beach and launching facilities that is free for those staying at the campsite.
Cashel Campsite, Loch Lomond
If you are looking for a campsite on the shores of Loch Lomond, then this campsite is for you. This campsite has direct access to Loch Lomond, Scotland and additionally campers can launch boats or rent a boat nearby.
UK coastal campsites
Tyddyn Isaf, Anglesey
Tyddyn Isaf is a favourite campsite of ours and we have been back over the last two years. The campsite is family friendly and dog friendly and offers direct beach access to Lligwy Beach. The beach is dog friendly and perfect for water sports. The campsite has great facilities including a shop, gym, takeaway and modern toilet and wash facilities.
Trevellas Manor Farm Campsite, Cornwall
Trevellas Manor Farm campsite in St Agnes is a lovely coastal campsite in Cornwall with a short walk to the beach. You can walk along the coastal path to St Agnes and Perranporth or it is a couple of miles by road. Trevellas Manor is family friendly and dog friendly and offers spacious pitches and gorgeous sea views.
Sunnyside Croft Touring & Camping Site, Arisaig
Sunnyside Croft campsite is a family friendly campsite on the West Highland with direct access to the beach. Bunacaimb beach is just a short stroll from your pitch so perfect for a swim, paddle board, or kayak. Dog friendly too!! We stayed here during our Scotland road trip in the campervan and absolutely loved the location.
Crugan Farm, Llanbedrog, North Wales
Crugan Farm is in Llanbedrog in North Wales, positioned between Abersoch and Pwllheli. The campsite is a short stroll to Llanbedrog beach, perfect for taking the paddleboards. The campsite and beach are dog friendly too.
Camping near Water
A UK camping resort, set in around 22 acres of rural Shropshire, with views of the Shropshire hills and within easy reach of the beautiful medieval market town of Shrewsbury. Love2stay resort has been developed with luxury in mind, to offer a really special caravan and glamping experience. You will find a BioTop natural swimming pool and a small lake perfect for paddle boarding!
Campsites with water access further afield;
So there you have a few of our BEST campsites for paddle boarding. Tried and tested campsites with access to water from the campsite. This post will be updated regularly as we continue to search for our favourite spots for camping near water to share with you.
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