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If you love European beach holidays, you’re in luck as Canvas Holidays has some superb campsites right next to the continent’s most popular seaside resorts. Whether you’re looking for a vast expanse of golden sand to laze around on, a sheltered cove to swim in or the opportunity to try out some exciting water sports, you’ll find plenty of options for a cheap beach holiday.


Top campsites by the beach

Top campsites by the beach

Now, you’re properly wondering exactly where the best campsites by the beach can be found. Thankfully, our huge range of Canvas Holidays coastal campsites make the most of some of the world’s most glorious beaches in addition to being packed with exciting amenities to suit all the family.

If you’re fond of beach holidays in Spain, take advantage of campsites like Castell D’Aro on the Costa Brava that’s surrounded by an impressive list of facilities, from a tree top adventure park to a water activity centre.

For those in favour of an Italian beach holiday, you can stay among the pine trees and just minutes from beautiful Tuscan beaches if you opt for a mobile home at Camping Park Albatross. If a French beach holiday with plenty of opportunities for outdoor pursuits sounds like a better match, head to Camping du Golf that’s set on the wild Normandy coast.

Things to do when camping by the beach

Things to do when camping by the beach

The combination of camping and holidaying right next to the ocean has to be one of the most relaxing getaway ideas ever. While the usual activities of sunbathing, swimming and general relaxation are a given on a beach holiday, you’ll also find that there’s so much more to our range of coastal campsites.

Spend the morning on the beach, pop ‘home’ for lunch, then settle down for an evening BBQ outside your tent or mobile home accompanied by a bottle of good local wine. If you need a break from the sun, you’ll find all of our Canvas Holidays campsites are located within driving distance of some of Europe’s most iconic cities and towns that each come packed with numerous cultural, historic and culinary delights.

And if you’re embarking on a family beach holiday, there’s no shortage of exhilarating activities and facilities on our campsites themselves that’ll appeal to both toddlers and teens. A handful are also positioned close to fun water and theme parks that make for an ideal family day out.

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Castell Montgri

Costa Brava | Estartit
7.9/10 (18 Reviews)
Lively atmosphereTwo superb pool complexesLocated very close to EstartitLots of onsite activities

Playa Montroig

Costa Dorada | Mont Roig Del Camp
8.8/10 (41 Reviews)
Direct access to white sandy beachGreat pool complex with waterslidesClose to Tarragona and Barcelon...

Sant'Angelo Village

Venice | Cavallino-Treporti
8.7/10 (58 Reviews)
Close to VeniceDirect beach accessGreat pool complexFantastic onsite facilities

Marina di Venezia

Venice | Punta-Sabbioni
8.8/10 (83 Reviews)
Direct access to large sandy beachIdeally located for visiting VeniceFabulous pool complexVery large...

la Baume

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Fréjus
7.7/10 (50 Reviews)
Large and lively siteFantastic tropical pool complexIdeal for exploring the areaA great selection of...

les Mediterranees - Beach Garden

Languedoc-Roussillon | Marseillan-Plage
8.5/10 (72 Reviews)
Direct access to a long sandy beachA great base for exploring the areaQuiet, relaxing atmosphereIdea...

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort

Istria | Porec
7.7/10 (78 Reviews)
Beautiful beachside locationSelection of onsite activitiesPool complex overlooking harbour10 minutes...

Domaine d'Oléron

Royan | Saint George d’Oléron
9.3/10 (15 Reviews)
Small and peaceful campsiteIsland setting, great for exploringPerfect for couplesSuitable for young ...

Les Dunes

Languedoc-Roussillon | Torreilles
Direct beach accessMultiple activities and activitiesLarge pool complexIn the Pyrénées-Orientales

la Grande Métairie

Brittany | Carnac
8.6/10 (37 Reviews)
Fabulous pool complexLots of on site activitiesNear the beachClose to megalithic sites

la Bien Assise

Nord-Pas-de-Calais | Guînes
8.3/10 (48 Reviews)
Excellent on-site restaurantBeautifully keptClose to Calais portSmall, family run site

Fanal

Normandy | Isigny sur mer
6.9/10 (26 Reviews)
Direct access to lakeFriendly atmosphereIdeal for couplesFantastic location

Le Castellas

Languedoc-Roussillon | Sète
7.5/10 (77 Reviews)
Direct access to a sandy beachA short drive from SèteLively atmosphereLovely pool complex

L'Europe

Languedoc-Roussillon | Vic la Gardiole
Free shuttle bus to beachIdeal for exploring SèteRelaxing atmospherePerfect for families

Falaise Narbonne Plage

Languedoc-Roussillon | Narbonne-Plage
8.3/10 (9 Reviews)

le Neptune

Languedoc-Roussillon | Argelès sur Mer
8.4/10 (5 Reviews)
Short walk to Argèles-Plage500m from the beachQuiet, relaxing atmosphereAttractive pool complex

Domaine de la Sainte Baume

Côte d'Azur & Provence | Nans Les Pins
5.4/10 (5 Reviews)
Numerous on-site activitiesLarge pool complex1 mile from Nans-les-PinsWellness centre

Clos Cottet

Vendée | Angles
5.6/10 (5 Reviews)

Les Catalpas

Royan | St Georges de Didonne
6/10 (2 Reviews)
Relaxed, family friendly campsitePerfect for swimming and fishingClose to Palmyre ZooOn the banks of...

La Baie de Kernic

Brittany | Plouescat
6.2/10 (6 Reviews)
300m away from a sandy beach15 miles from Roscoff ferry portQuiet, relaxing atmosphereHeated, covere...

Le Parc des Sept Fonts

Languedoc-Roussillon | Agde
Site-run children’s clubFantastic pool areaClose to the Canal du MidiLots of activities available

Domaine d'Anghione

Corsica | Castellare di Casinca
6.8/10 (8 Reviews)
Located on east coast of CorsicaDirect access to beachSite-run childrens clubGreat for active famili...

Ensoya

Languedoc-Roussillon | Sigean
5.5/10 (2 Reviews)
4 miles from the beach2 miles from Sigean zooClose to scenic pondLots of watersports nearby

La Dune Blanche

Nord-Pas-de-Calais | Camiers
Fantastic pool areaPerfect for the whole familyNearby beach (2 miles)Shady woodland setting
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