The South West of England is the most popular destination for UK holidaymakers, with its stunning beaches, dramatic coastline and gorgeous landscapes. Made up of the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is a region made for being in the great outdoors.
The miles of coastline are full of award-winning beaches, with the opportunity to try your hand at surfing on the North Coast and sailing on the South Coast. The South West Coastal Path offers endless walking trails to explore all the secret coves en route – perfect for paddling and rock pooling.
Away from the beaches, you’ll find picturesque fishing villages to explore, the artistic hub of St Ives, the wonderful Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and the fabulous and quirky Eden Project, to name but a few. Or why not go exploring across Exmoor and Dartmoor and see if you can spot the wild ponies? Of course, no trip to the South West would be complete without sampling a cream tea (although you’ll have to decide whether to add jam or cream first to your scone!)
Glamping allows you to make the most of the South West and the amazing landscape by putting you right in the centre of it. Our recommended glamping companies – Ready Camp, CoolStays and Canopy and Stars offer all the luxuries of home with little extras thrown in to create special family holidays.
Ready Camp in the South West
If you imagine beach and golden sand when you think of the South West, you’re not wrong! The seamless brush stroke of sand sweeping around the region's beautiful coastline creates a perfect seaside retreat with the whole family.
Grab your bucket and spade and set your sights on adventure, relaxation and exploration, before retreating back to your safari tent for a sound night’s sleep under the stars.
In our book, camping holidays are all about fun, adventure, and spending quality time together in the great outdoors with a little more comfort and always hassle-free.
The best bit about Ready Camp? We’ve taken nothing away from the camping experience you know and love. Our approach is all about enjoying the al fresco lifestyle, discovering new places and getting your boots dirty in the glorious, great outdoors. We’ve simply added a few mod cons to make your holiday a little easier.
Bude, Cornwall (from £29 per night) – Think Bude, think beach! A holiday in Bude means exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which really does live up to its name. Bustling beaches, coastal towns and tonnes of family favourites young adventurers will love for a lifetime.
Dartmouth, Devon (from £31 per night) – Open your eyes to sea-views and glimmering sunshine in this hassle-free hideaway. From sun-kissed sand, endless moorlands and hillsides, make this a getaway destination for a truly heavenly experience, all under mother nature’s greatest creations.
Verwood, New Forest (from £31 per night) – Nestled within a more naturistic landscape, this glorious glamping getaway is an amazing adventure playground, for all explorers. Relax closer to nature with woodlands and wildlife to discover and make the most of this unique setting in the New Forest.