The best motorhome vacation spots
Brits are increasingly choosing to holiday on home turf as opposed to foreign land, as the staycation trend takes the UK by storm. But motorhome and campervan owners are way ahead of the game. They’ve been doing it for years. It’s an opportunity to take your ‘home’ on wheels to any location you wish — and the beauty of it? You aren’t squashed into a small tent with the rest of your family, and if it rains…it doesn’t matter because you have a roof over your head.
Whilst Brits choose a staycation instead of a vacation overseas, motorhome owners aren’t limited to home soil. You can enjoy the open road and take your wheels all over the world — and with the latest VW Trailer Assist, it’s never been easier. Manoeuvring with a trailer no longer has to be a test of your patience. Instead, allow the Trailer Assist system to do the work for you. As long as you set the system up by selecting reverse gear, pressing the parking aid button and using the mirror adjustment switch to set the direction in which the trailer should be steered — your car will now steer automatically while you just need to take care of changing gear, accelerating and braking. It’s as simple as that.
Just as motorhomes range from basic campervans and trailers to those RVs that are so fancy they give us weep-inducing envy, so do motorhome campsites. From basic wild camping sites and family holiday parks to swish sites with pools or hot tubs, you can enjoy sites settled in or near forests, mountains, beaches, lakes, and more. Audi dealership, Vindis, explores what’s available:
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Start your tour overseas with an American road trip and visit the ‘RV Park of the Year’ in South Carolina, USA. Ranked in the top 1% of campground in America, Ocean Lakes stretches across one mile of oceanfront, and you can camp here all year round.
With 650 pitches available, you can reserve your spot at Ocean Lakes up to 18 months in advance. With plenty of activities on offer, it’s fair to say your kids won’t be bored. From basketball and volleyball to horseshoes and outdoor pools, the activities are endless.
And adults won’t be stuck for activities to do either — there is a long list of things to do that you can work your way through. The local area offers national award-winning shows, more than 100 golf courses, and is home to Brookgreen Gardens — named one of the top ten public gardens in America. It’s definitely worth taking a trip in your RV to South Carolina.
Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’
Soak up authentic Spanish culture with a holiday to Campsite Naturista ‘El Portús’, situated in the Spanish region of Murcia, looking out onto blue seas and clifftops. With over 350 touring pitches available, there is also 60 permanent pitches up for grabs and 80 accommodation units for hire.
With two swimming pools on site, you will also be able to take a dip to cool off from the warm Spanish sun. Wi-fi is available, and there are snack bars, a pizzeria and a restaurant on site so you can take a break from any cooking duties on your trip.
You’ll discover a beautiful beach just minutes away from the site that offers plenty of activities to enjoy with your children — from windsurfing to waterskiing, you can make the most of having the sea within throwing distance.
Hendra Holiday Park
Heading back to the UK, you must experience Hendra Holiday Park with your family — situated in Newquay, Cornwall. There is something fun for everyone. Surrounded by countryside and only minutes away from the beach, the park has 500 touring pitches, 500 tent pitches and 320 holiday homes available for hire. You’ll also be pleased to hear that the toilet block facilities for campers have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year.
And if luxury loos aren’t enough to convince you, the park has soft plays, a pool complex, full entertainment both indoor and outdoor for all weathers, and several bars and restaurants. That’s just whilst on site too — the countryside and beaches offer even more fun for all the family.
Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery
For a luxury break away, visit the five-star, adults-only Fields End Water Caravan campsite, located in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Offering 59 touring pitches, 14 tent pitches and six luxury self-catering lodges equipped with hot tubs, this park is perfect for a relaxing break with a splash of luxury. For the fishing enthusiasts, there are two on-site fishing lakes to enjoy, with guaranteed peace and quiet thanks to their adults-only policy. Dogs are very much welcome, with expansive fenland to enjoy all year round.
If you are a driver of a larger motorhome, fear not, Fields End Water can accommodate you with its extra-large pitches. Rest assured, the relaxing site can act as a great base to explore Cambridgeshire.
So where will your motorhome take you next? When looking for your next vacation spot, narrow your search down to your requirements to ensure you get the best site for your needs. Whether it’s child-friendly, adults-only or super luxurious, there will be the perfect site out there for you to visit — and don’t be afraid to venture across the ocean and enjoy the open road on foreign soil.