Holiday parks UK provided by operators like Park Resorts have become an increasingly popular option for those looking to get away while staying in the U.K. From the south of England to the Highlands of Scotland, many holiday parks UK are situated in areas of great natural beauty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, coastal areas are particularly popular locations, and can prove to be something of a revelation for the uninitiated.
Many of the beaches around the U.K. remain largely undiscovered treasures. While jetting off to a Mediterranean strip of sand can provide better guarantees regarding the weather, the conditions both on and off shore can often be less than ideal. Cleanliness is measurable, and many of the popular beaches abroad suffer from various forms of pollution. Contrast this with the conditions to be found along much of the coastline throughout the U.K. The coast of Wales in particular boasts a large concentration of Blue Flag certified beaches. The Blue Flag is awarded in recognition of environmental excellence. In short, if you are looking for pristine beaches and clean water, you should be looking for the Blue Flag.
Access to the beach means not just paddling and sandcastles, although these timeless pursuits seem perennially popular with small children. Increasingly, there are leisure facilities and expert tuition at beaches throughout the U.K. which can provide an introduction to sophisticated adventure activities and extreme sports like surfing and kiteboarding. Holiday parks in Cornwall can be a good base from which to try out these activities.
Further north, and time at the beach can be broken up with excursions inland. The Lake District and Highlands of Scotland have some simply stunning scenery, world class terrain to explore by foot, or on a bike. Again, many holiday parks U.K. now benefit from close proximity to bike rental and expert tuition, allowing riders of all abilities to try challenging terrain under the watchful eye of a qualified guide.
The holiday parks themselves have continued to develop over the years, with many of the larger parks featuring heated swimming pools and organised entertainment for both children and adults. Premium pitches for your camper van or motorhome can supply running water, electricity and even Wi-Fi and cable TV access, providing all the comforts of home at the end of a day in the great outdoors.
The internet makes it easier than ever to check out the location of holiday parks UK, and so getting away from the madding crowds need not necessarily mean a mammoth drive. Perhaps the most important point regarding the popularity of many holiday parks in the peak season is the need to book a pitch a little in advance, although the selection out there should make it possible to find something at least near to your desired location.