For families that love camping, there’s no end of possibilities for where to go. You might start off pitching your tent in the UK, exploring the countryside, beaches, and forests. But further afield, there’s still more to see. Whether you venture to our near neighbours, such as Ireland or France or you go even further afield to the USA, Australia or even Japan, there’s so much to explore. There might be plenty to enjoy in your own backyard, but you’re missing out if you never try a camping trip overseas. Next time you plan a holiday, think about taking a tent or caravan around one of these beautiful countries.
Thanks to the law in Sweden, you can set up camp pretty much wherever you want. So if you’re looking for an authentic wild camping experience, Sweden has to be one of the best places for it. Go in the middle of summer, and you’ll see incredibly long days and short nights. In winter, you may be able to catch sight of the awe-inspiring aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). And you could spot some incredible wildlife, depending on the time of year, including bears, moose, wolves, and beavers.
With such a vast landmass and diverse landscapes, it would be near impossible to be unable to find somewhere to your liking in the States. From Washington’s San Juan Islands to the Grand Canyon and the Adirondack mountains, there’s so much to see that it’s difficult to know where to start. Wherever you go, you could find some beautiful spots to set a tent, or you could do everything in comfort and style, with a huge American style “RV”.
Another sprawling country with a vast array of different landscapes, Australia has it all. You could pick out something you like from some camper trailers in Perth and see the coast of Western Australia. In the Northern Territory, visit the wetlands and woodlands of Bamurru Plains, just outside Kakadu National Park. You’ll find spectacular glamping for those who prefer a warm bed to a tent and sleeping bag. And Mt Kaputar National Park in New South Wales will get you some of the best views available Down Under.
Coming back a little closer to home, Spain is a popular camping destination for families from the UK. It’s easy to get to, it’s inexpensive and there’s a lot to see and do. There are plenty of places set up for families too, so if you prefer a campsite with a range of facilities, they’re easy to find. For beautiful beaches, pick just about any of the “Costa”s. On the Costa Brava, there are 2,000 beaches to explore while the Costa Dorada shows the two worlds of ancient Spain and quirky Catalonia mixing together.
It’s impossible to list all of the best countries for camping. Every nation has its beautiful spots for pitching a tent, from Kenya to Mongolia. But hopefully this handful of ideas will inspire you to start camping away from home.