Are you looking for glamping by the sea? We’ve picked out a selection of the best coastal glamping sites in the UK for you to explore.
Life can be lots of fun…especially when you’re by a beach! Coastal glamping is a brilliant option because you don’t need to worry about filling your car up with camping gear. We’ve picked out some of the best glamping by the sea holidays for you to choose from.
Coastal Cabins, Devon
Located in North Devon, tucked in between the breathtaking coastline and the pretty village of Hartland. Coastal Cabins Glamping is a great place to escape the stresses of life and just relax. These wooden cabins feature king-size beds for the grown-ups, bunk beds or sofa beds for the kids, kitchenettes, en-suite shower rooms, and individual decking areas. So you’ll be connecting with nature but not quite giving up all those little luxuries. The wooden glamping cabins are surrounded by vast Devon countryside and grouped around a pretty fishing lake. There is also a BBQ cabin on-site and the exclusive ‘Wild Spa’ Hot tub area.
Coastal Cabins Glamping features 10 cabins sleeping a total of 40 people maximum. Their 8 ‘Family’ cabins sleep a maximum of 4 people in each. Their 2 ‘Couples’ cabins sleep a maximum of 2 adults and two small children under 6 years old in each.
- A bed.
- Duvets, pillows, bath towels, and linen.
- En-suite shower rooms with hot water.
- Handy bathroom kits (toilet rolls, shower gel, and hand wash)
- Fully equipped kitchenette with all plates and utensils.
- Handy kitchen kit (kitchen roll, washing up liquid, cloth, tea towel, bin bag)
- 24/7 electricity and heating.
- Firewood from the wood store.
You need to bring:
- Clothes (pack some warm clothes for an evening around the campfire)
- Beach towels.
- Food. Don’t forget the supermarkets all deliver.
- Insect repellent.
- Wellies (there are paths, but you are in a field!)
- Waterproofs (just in case!) and sun cream (just in case!)
- Torches for those pub walks.
- Charcoal for the individual BBQs.
Stackpole Under the Stars, coastal glamping in Pembrokeshire
Stackpole Under the Stars is a beautiful rural retreat that has five glamping pitches which are bordered by open National Park countryside and National Trust woodland. So there is plenty of space to explore here. Here you can choose to stay off-grid in one of their two beautiful handmade yurts, their two 7-person safari tents, or their luxury glamping pod with electric hook-up.
Each glamping pitch comes with its own deck chairs and a covered picnic table with a gas hob for cooking undercover. You’ll also have a hand-forged iron fire-bowl, complete with a grill rack and hot plate for a delicious barbecue.
If you want to lie gazing up at the night sky then look no further, these handmade yurts have a central roof wheel perfect for stargazing. They are fully furnished traditional Turkmen yurts which are a luxurious size for two, or will easily sleep four. They come complete with a solar power pack for charging small devices.
Safari Tent Glamping
The Safari Tents are the largest accommodation on the campsite and they sleep up to six people. They are perfect to enjoy with your friends and family and add that little extra luxury to your stay. They come complete with a solar power pack for charging small devices.
Luxury Glamping Pod
The luxury, en-suite pod with electricity is deluxe level glamping perfect for those who need that little bit of persuasion to sleep under the stars!
The Little Retreat, Pembrokeshire
The Little Retreat is considered a sanctuary it is a truly magical place steeped in history and brimming with nature. Here you can explore the coastline, rivers, and inland waterways of The Cleddau by boat, kayak, or stand-up paddleboards. Cycle around the quiet lanes or wander along the paths around the miles of ancient woodland.
Each luxury dome has its own garden space and is beautifully furnished.
- Fully insulated.
- Private wood-fired hot tub, kitchen, and bathroom.
- Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children.
- 1 super king-size bed and 2 single beds.
- Smart TV and WiFi.
- Daily songbird wake-up call.
- Please note we have a low-level noise policy so our guests can relax and enjoy the bird song.
- Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 9 am.
The Lotus Stargazer
The beautiful stargazers boast their own private garden area, private kitchen, private bathroom, and outdoor bathtub for you to enjoy as well as being in the great outdoors. The Stargazer has 360 degrees of transparent panels located around the roof canopy to give you the best view of the sky, with an easy clip-on sunshade curtain when you want to block out the light. Amazing for astronomy fans! Each tent also has a woodburner to keep you cosy even during the cooler months, furnished with a king-size bed and 2 single futon chair beds, the kitchen will have a twin gas hob, combination oven/microwave, and fridge.
The Bell Tents are a fun picture-perfect camping experience. All the tents will have a double bed and up to 4 single blow-up beds, each tent comes with its own portaloo. (Please bring your own linen and towels)
- Views overlooking the Cleddau Estuary.
- 5m Bell Tent.
- Sleeps up to 5 people.
- Private Portaloo ( 2 pitches have a shower too)
- Free WiFi.
- Check-in Fridays and Tuesdays.
- Picnic table.
- Own water supply.
- Free access to our wellbeing app the big e-treat.
- Dogs welcome.
- Electric hook pp.
- Bell tent 1 & 2 also come with a private shower.
- Bell Tents 3-6 have access to a shared shower.
Harvest Moon Holidays, East Lothian
Harvest Moon Holidays offer glamping by the sea in treehouses, beach cabins, and a beautiful cottage. They are located only 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Just behind the magnificent Tyninghame Beach, this is the ideal location for families to explore the Scottish outdoors, enjoy nature and bask in some quality time together. All of the treehouses and beach cabins have wood-burning stoves, en-suite WC, and hot showers. They have a beautiful farm shop on-site, a BBQ, and campfire facilities as well as a ‘Kids Corner’ with chickens, alpacas, lambs, and pygmy goats.
The Treehouses are really impressive, great for those who love a sea view and boast two double bedrooms, one with an extra single bunk above and an en-suite WC and hot shower room. Their covered walkway leads to the octagonal living area, which is fully kitted out with their trademark “Belfast” sink, Italian log-burning stove, pine dresser, and all the pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, and utensils you could possibly need. It also has a yacht-style table which drops down to form a bed for extra guests. The Treehouses now have electricity too.
There are seven luxury beach cabins which are located next to the gorgeous Tyninghame beach on a wide grassy field. The spacious, comfortable, and luxurious cabins are kitted out to the highest specification with an internal area of 4.5m x 9m and with an additional en-suite WC and hot showers. Each cabin sleeps six/eight people in two bedrooms and a cosy “cupboard” bed. The kitchen area has a “Belfast” sink unit, a pine dresser, and a wood stove with an oven. Also included are all pots, pans, crockery, and cutlery. A comfortable lounge/dining area opens out to a covered veranda for sitting out. The Beach Cabins don’t have power but they provide lanterns for light and ice bottles for the cool box which acts as a fridge. There are also charging facilities on site.
Free Range Escapes, Cornwall
At Free Range escapes you can relax with only nature and the odd local cow for company. This is a wonderful place you can go swimming, try fishing or boating on the freshwater lake. It is located close to Port Isaac and Polzeath. The perfect place to connect to nature.
They now have three Shepherd’s Huts, both are situated on the re-wilded Railway Line at Cornish Tipis also known as Tregildrans Quarry. This is a woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old quarry. The natural ecosystem has flourished here, it provides a thriving habitat for flowers and butterflies, birds, and small mammals. Great for nature lovers! Or keen photographers. The huts have their own private composting loo and wooden safari-style shower both outside. Guests are of course allowed full access to any of the other loo/shower blocks on site.
Their original hut is called Elderflower and is still looking as beautiful as ever, with vintage curtains and old-fashioned lanterns this hut has a certain country chic to it as well as its own woodfired hot tub.
Their second hut is called Bluebell and has all the same charm as the original hut. With its own individual character and unique features such as reclaimed scaffold board shelves, Salamander wood burner, and custom-made elm windowsills. This hut also has a romantic couples woodfired hot tub, perfect for relaxing evenings enjoying the dappled sunlight through the trees.
Their first re-claimed hut and the last one along the railway line. This hut really has a character of its own, with its high ceilings and stained glass windows you get a real feeling of light and space. Decorated inside with a unique scandi/African/boho-chic vibe, soft blues, and natural wood really make for a romantic, relaxing environment. Of course, this hut like the other two also has its own private woodfired hot tub outside underneath a wild apple tree.
Please note: Guests should also note that Shepherd’s Huts have no fridge. There is a cool box under the sink – fresh frozen ice blocks can be collected daily from the main car park just outside the wood-clad reception/little shop. There are also only USB sockets in each hut. Only a starter amount of wood is provided stored under the wood burners, so more wood may be required. This can be purchased on-site or you can bring some with you or you can really get back to basics and forage in the woods!
Have you ever been glamping by the sea? Let us know your experiences in the comments!