Summer Pennants and Blue Flags

Super campsites and safe beaches for all the family

AA World Travel Library, Swanage beach The AA Caravan & Camping guide lists over 1,000 annually inspected parks across Britain. AA parks are awarded from one to five pennants. The more pennants, the better the landscape quality and the variety of facilities.

The following selection of camping parks are in scenic areas near Blue Flag beaches. These bathing beaches meet quality standards for water and beach cleanliness, safe access, and lifesaving provisions. Together with these campsites that mostly cater for tents, caravans or campervans you can really enjoy the summer outdoors.

Polmanter Tourist Park
Near St Ives, Cornwall
Polmanter is a well-developed touring park on high ground just 1.5m from the fishing port of St Ives. It offers high quality in all areas, from the immaculate modern toilet blocks to the outdoor swimming pool and hard-tennis courts. Pitches are sited in meadows and the park has been carefully landscaped. The sheltered Blue Flag beach at nearby Carbis Bay is low surf and family friendly, real sandcastle stuff. Nearby attraction: Chysauster Ancient Village

AA World Travel Library, Goodrington Sands Widend Touring Park
Marldon, near Paignton, Devon
This paddocked park lies on high ground overlooking Torbay and with views of Dartmoor. Mature trees and bushes divide the grassy areas and facilities are of a high standard. There is a heated outdoor pool with sunbathing area, a small lounge bar and a well-stocked shop. Many of the beaches around Torbay have been awarded a Blue Flag: Goodrington South Sands is wide and sandy and close to a range of amusements. Nearby attraction: Woodlands Family Theme Park, Dartmouth

Herston Caravan & Camping Park
Near Swanage, Dorset
Set in countryside with extensive views of the Purbeck Hills, this tree-lined park has many full-facility pitches and quality toilets. Herston Halt on the Swanage Railway is within walking distance, a stop on the steam railway between the town centre and Corfe Castle. The sheltered Blue Flag beach along Swanage Central is safe for swimming, and water sports are popular here too. Nearby attraction: Corfe Castle

AA World Travel Library, West Wittering Ellscott Park
Birdham, West Sussex
This well-kept site is set in meadowland and offers homegrown produce for sale. The sandy Blue Flag beach at West Wittering is just 2m away and is great for swimming or paddling. Chichester and the South Downs are also within easy reach. Nearby attraction: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Fishbourne

AA World Travel Library, Filey Brigg Filey Brigg Touring Caravan & Country Park
Filey, North Yorkshire
A municipal park set in North Cliff Country Park overlooking Filey Brigg headland. There are splendid views along the coast and the small resort is just a short walk away. The broad sandy Blue Flag beach at Filey extends for 5m along the bay, so you should find a spot of your own. Fifty all-weather pitches are available in the park. Nearby attraction: Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough

Carreglwyd Camping & Caravan Park
Port Einon, near Swansea
Set in an unrivalled location alongside the safe, sandy Blue Flag beach of Port Eynon on the Gower, this popular park is ideal for a family holiday. It is close to the attractive village with pubs and shops, and most pitches have sea views. The sloping ground has been partly terraced, and facilities are provided by two toilet blocks. Nearby attraction: Plantasia, Swansea


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