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Some campsites around the Northeast coastal area

River Breamish Caravan Club Site, Powburn.   4.5/5 ratings

Powburn, Alnwick, Northumberland.  NE66 4HY.  Tel: 01665 578320

Description:  The site is set amid the Cheviot Hills, with excellent walking and cycling in the immediate area. A footbridge in Branton (1 mile away) takes you over the river to the delightful Breamish Valley. At the National Park Centre at Ingram (open daily, Easter to September) staff will help you plan your stay, and the Centre sells maps and guide books and provides free leaflets including the National Parks walks programme, and the Breamish Valley Trail. This site has 10 acres of land accommodating 79 pitches, 47 of which are on hard standing. Available on site is a toilet block with laundry facilities but no washing machines.  You will also discover a vegetable preparation/dishwashing area, Calor gas and a play area. TV signal is good here. Nearby are dog-walking, shops (¾m) and public transport is available. Nonmembers and tent campers are admitted.

Nearby Attractions: Northumberland National Park Coastal Castles Alnwick Castle, Chillingham Castle, Cragside, Wallington House.

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Waren Caravan & Camping Park, Bamburgh.  3/5 ratings

Waren Mill, Bamburgh, Northumberland.  NE70 7EE    Tel: 01668 214366

Description: Waren Caravan Park is completely self-contained and self-sufficient, you literally don’t have to go beyond its gates for a perfect off-season break or a satisfying family holiday. Some regular visitors are content to be no more adventurous than to look for a new picnic spot within the park’s extensive grounds and adjoining heathlands. For them, this is Waren’s charm. The touring area is a self-contained, flat 4 acre park within enclosing shelter banks. Adjacent to the static park but entirely separate, it has a capacity of 150 pitches, some with full services and many with electric hook-ups. It affords a perfect staging point for touring or breaking a journey north or south. Waren boasts a splendid new, heated, custom built facility with hairdryers, separate cubicles containing wash hand basin, WC and shower, for you to make use of in complete privacy.

Nearby Attractions: Bird watching, sailing, water sports, riding, walking, sightseeing or just sampling the pleasures of cosy tea rooms and friendly pubs in Bamburgh and the neighbouring villages! Frequent boat trips are made to the Farne Islands, where the seal colonies can be seen. The islands also abound with a wide variety of sea birds including puffins. Golfing facilities in Bamburgh are excellent and there is a wide choice of other courses nearby.

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Beadnell Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site.  3/5 ratings

Beadnell, Chathill, Northumberland.   NE67 5BX   Tel: 01665 720586

Description: “The dramatic coast of North Northumberland” Walk a few steps from our Club Site at Beadnell Bay and you are among the sand dunes of the North Northumberland Heritage Coast. In the other direction you will find idyllic countryside – a forgotten paradise. Coast and Castles and National Cycle Routes pass the Club Site. Walkers will enjoy exploring the surrounding Cheviot Hills. The local sand dunes are a haven for birdlife, even in winter. Much of the lovely Northumberland Heritage Coast is designated both a Heritage Coast and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Bamburgh’s Grace Darling Museum commemorates the 22-year-old who rescued many sailors in 1838.The medieval Alnwick Castle makes a good day out. It has provided the backdrop for many films and TV series, including Elizabeth, Blackadder and the Harry Potter movies. The Grand Cascade is the largest water feature of its kind in the UK. The Cascade is in Alnwick Garden. Visit some of Northumberland’s many castles and fortified buildings – known as bastles and peletowers. These include Kielder, Bamburgh, and Chillingham.

Nearby Attractions: Bamburgh Castle has stunning views over the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The island itself is only accessible at low tide. Beadnell and Seahouses harbours are famous for watersports, attracting divers, anglers, windsurfers and canoeists. The Club Site has a shower for those in wetsuits. Take a boat from Seahouses to the Farne Islands, home to around 55,000 pairs of nesting puffins.

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Proctors Stead Caravan and Camping Park, Alnwick.  4/5 ratings

Proctors Stead Dunstan, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland.  NE66 3TF    Tel: 01665 576613

10p coins for a 6 minute shower.

Description: Proctors Stead is a small family run park offering a peaceful stay for those who enjoy beautiful scenery and a wonderful coastline. Our park has level, grassy, sheltered pitches and some hard stands are also available. EHU points (10 amps) are available too. Facilities include spotlessly clean toilets, washbasins & hot showers (coin operated). Laundry facilities, dishwashing area; sockets for hairdryers and shaver points provided. Facilities are cleaned up to three times per day and also checked regularly. Mr and Mrs Davidson live on site and are therefore on hand at all times to maintain the high standards that benefit everyone staying. Milk and eggs are available from the house and a small shop is approx 1 mile away. Local Inn for evening meals within walking distance.

Nearby Attractions: Dunstanburgh Castle is within walking distance – approx 1.5 miles over the heughs. Craster and its small but pretty harbour is about 1 mile away – also famous for its Kippers and Seafood Restaurant. We are central for visiting lots of historic attractions – numerous Castles inc. Bamburgh, Warkworth, Lindisfarne. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are a 10 minute drive and are spectaular! Holy Island (Lindisfarne) is a 30 min drive and can be reached via a tidal causeway. Cragside at Rothbury is a short drive over Alnwick Moor – first house powered by electricity. Numerous sandy beaches, fab walking.

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Berwick Sea view Caravan Club Site.    4/5 ratings

Billendean Road, Spittal, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. TD15 1QU   Tel: 01289 305198

Description: Our northernmost site in England, Berwick Sea view Caravan Club Site combines the spectacular scenery of Northumberland with visits across the border to Scotland. The site has a lovely dog walk nearby and overlooks the river estuary. The caravan park is only a 30-minute walk into Berwick, with its Elizabethan ramparts, shops and diverse places of interest. Driving along the quiet roads around Berwick Sea view Caravan Club Site, you will discover mile after mile of unspoilt and safe beaches, small castles, pele towers and some inspiring and romantic ruins. The caravan site is great for children too, with the clean golden sands of Spittal very nearby offering safe bathing and play facilities. The nearby Ford and Etal estate has a functioning steam train, many craft workshops and castle nurseries, adding up to a great day out for all the family. The nearby Goswick Golf Club is highly rated as one of the best links courses in the north of England.

Nearby Attractions: Lindisfarne Priory Paxton House Farne Islands Swan Leisure Pool Kelso Edinburgh

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Highburn House Country Holiday Park, Wooler.  4/5 ratings

Highburn House, Burnhouse Road, Wooler, Northumberland.  NE71 6EE    Tel: 01668 281344

10 -15 min walk to the village. Take your own loo roll.

Description: Highburn House is a family run park which is set on a small farm. The park is scenically situated with its central running stream and panoramic views overlooking the Cheviot Hills. We are only a short walk (500yds) from the main shopping area in the market town of Wooler. There are also many footpaths leading from the park into the beautiful Northumberland National Park, where you will find interesting ponds and spectacular wildlife. On-site facilities include 40 statics of which none are for hire but we do have 1 holiday cottage for Hire, toilets, showers, chemical disposal point, dish-washing, disabled facilities, pets allowed, children’s play area, gas exchange and a laundrette. Facilities slightly further afield consist of a food shop, pub, restaurant and take away all just 400yds. An indoor Heated Pool is just half a mile away. Tennis, fishing, golf, horse riding are within a couple of miles from us.

Nearby Attractions: Our park is the perfect base to explore the stunning landscapes of the Cheviots to the breathtaking coastline of north Northumberland. Or, maybe across the border into Scotland which is 8 miles away.

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Springhill Farm Holiday Accommodation, Seahouses.   4/5 ratings

Seahouses, Northumberland. NE68 7UR.  Tel: 01665 721820

Description: Arguably Northumberland’s most scenic site. With great views across rolling countryside towards the sea and Farne Islands and with Bamburgh Castle to the north and the Cheviot Hills to the west, Springhills 50 pitch camping/caravan site and wigwams are in a prime location. Just over half a mile from some of the UKs most breath taking beaches, the site is close enough to the village of Seahouses (one mile) to be within easy reach of shops, bars and restaurants. Bamburgh, with its stunning castle and quaint shops is just over three miles away.

CARAVAN & CAMPING SITE. Touring caravan, mobile home and camping pitches are well spaced apart in a large, grassed area with hard standing and electric options. Apart from location our site has all the facilities and extras you need to enjoy a first-rate and comfortable camping and caravan experience.

Nearby Attractions: Located 1 mile from Seahouses which is the gateways to the Farne Islands Nature Reserve and only 3 miles for Bamburgh home of the infamous Bamburgh Castle, Springhill is a short walk from miles of empty beaches, directly on the AONB coastal footpath and Sustran cycle route making us perfect cycling and walking. Within a short drive away discovers the spellbinding charm of Lindisfarne Island, Alnwick, noted for its Garden and more castles than any other county in England. We are perfectly based for all major Northumberland attractions and only 12 miles from the A1 making us easily accessible from all direction.

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Thorntonloch Caravan Park, East Lothian.  4/5 ratings

East Lothian, EH42 1QS.  Tel: 01368840236

Six miles south of Dunbar. 4/5 star ratings on tripadvisor. By the sea on the beach. Good clean facilities. Sand dunes and rock formations.

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Tantallon Caravan and camping park , North Berwick.  4/5 ratings

North Berwick. Tantallon Road. EH39 5NJ. Tel:  01620 893348

Try and find a pitch not on a slope.

Tesco and Aldi close by. Some road noise as pitches close to the road.

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Walkmill Campsite.  Nr Amble.   5/5 ratings

Nr. Guyzance, Warkworth, Alnwick. NE65 9AJ. Tel: 01665 710155

Nice site with good reviews. 10 mins drive from Warkworth on the river Coquet.

Camp down by a river. Use google maps to find this site not a sat nav or ring and ask for directions.

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