Top 7 most beautiful campsites in Europe
From the sunny shores of the Mediterranean to the slightly cooler northern coasts of Great Britain, we present the most beautiful campsites in Europe (in no particular order).
La Farigoulette, Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon, France
The 5-star La Farigoulette campsite is the perfect choice if you want to explore the stunning Verdon Gorge. Just a few miles from the campsite are the famous lavender and sunflower fields of Valensole, as well as one of France's most beautiful villages, Moustiers St. Marie, and of course the stunning Lac du Sainte Croix. Although quite small compared to most French campgrounds, La Farigoulette has spacious sites for tents, RVs and caravans, as well as chalets. With direct access to the lake and with a water sports facility, the campsite offers a variety of water sports activities such as rental of canoes, paddle boats, pedal boats, or discovery tours by electric boat into the gorge.
Camping Cala Llevado, Spain
Cala Llevado was selected by National Geographic as one of the top travel destinations of 2012 and is less than an hour from cities such as Barcelona, Figueres and Girona. Cala Llevado is secluded and peaceful, with private pitches overlooking the coves and with direct access to the beach. It is located in the south of the Costa Brava 3 km from the medieval fishing village of Tossa de Mar - Cala Llevado is designed so that you can completely do without your car during your stay. An endless variety of leisure activities for the whole family is offered here - from various water sports to hiking in this very special environment with exceptional landscapes.
Hillend Camping, Swansea, Wales
Hillend Camping is located on the Gower Peninsula, known for its exceptional beauty. Hillend stretches about 24 km west of the city of Swansea, a top destination for surfers. Surprisingly, this area is not overcrowded with tourists, although the beach has been named one of the 25 best beaches in the world (Sunday Times). When it comes to such lesser-known tourist destinations, it is always recommended to consult travel experts like Big Booty Fish beforehand and get insider tips on how to make your adventure the best it can be. Camping adventures in Hillend promise a landscape of ancient villages, castle ruins and 40 km of beautiful coastline and pristine beaches. You can even camp right on the beach - nestled between sand dunes in Llangennith.
Camping Mexico, Bregenz, Austria
Camping Mexico is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Central Europe. There aren't many campgrounds where you can look into two other countries from the door of your tent, but Camping Mexico isn't like other campgrounds - near Lake Constance, this campground offers a stress-free vacation under shady trees next to the Mehrerauer-Seeufer nature reserve. It is an eco camping, where environmental protection is a priority - here some environmentally friendly and energy-saving measures are implemented. If you are looking for nature and peace, you can enjoy a relaxing stay here in ecological sleeping bags.
Camping Lindenhof, Bern, Switzerland
Camping Lindenhof is set amid the vine-covered slopes of Seeland, just a stone's throw from Lake Biel, and offers views of the Jura hills opposite. The ecologically managed campsite under shady fruit trees is considered a top destination throughout Europe. Here you can bike along rivers, hike to the nearby Creux du Van (Switzerland's Grand Canyon), or stroll through the vines. The site itself is very environmentally friendly, heating the associated farm with solar energy and wood from its own forest, while apples and cherries grown in the orchard are sold on site. In the immediate vicinity are many picturesque farming and wine villages that have remained intact and are not overrun by tourism.
Zur Mühle, Black Forest, Germany
This campground should not be confused with a place of the same name in Bavaria. Zur Mühle offers tiered sites with views of the hills among shady trees. The emphasis is on relaxation - this is a peaceful place - no clubhouses or play areas. There is a creek for paddling and bike trails, as well as guided hikes. With fresh bread to order and some groceries on site, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature and tranquility.
Le Val de Cantobre en Aveyron, France.
Situated on the site of a converted mill and overlooking a picturesque valley is the Le Val de Cantobre campsite with terraced pitches. Numerous sports activities are offered here, such as canoeing, climbing and horseback riding. This area is also ideal for mountain biking. If you are looking for rustic landscapes, this is the place for you. This part of France is not only rich in beautiful landscapes and unspoiled nature, but also in cultural and historical sights.