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Bryher Campsite, Isles of Scilly

Bryher Campsite enjoys lovely salty views of Hangman Island and Tresco, but its situation between two hills means it’s relatively sheltered. During the summer Bryher can, in the right weather, feel like an other-worldly paradise, with a glorious sandy beach at Green Bay and a quieter cove at Rushy Bay for swimming. Facilities include lavatories and basins, with coin-operated showers, hair dryers, washing machines and tumble dryers.

Where to eat: If you’re looking for a cosy pub, try Fraggle Rock (01720 422222), or treat yourself to local seafood on the outdoor bar at Hell Bay Hotel.
Price: £10.25pppn, under 4s free
Contact: 01720 422068; bryhercampsite.co.uk

Treen Farm Campsite, Penzance

Just three miles from Land’s End, Treen is also a short walk or drive away from some of Cornwall’s best beaches, including the isolated sands of Pedn Vounder. Sennen is a 10-minute drive away, and Whitesands Bay is one of the best places to surf. The site sits in a field back from the cliff top, so it’s not too exposed, even in inclement weather. Local attractions include Porthcurno Telegraph Museum for wet days, or the dramatic Minack Theatre, an open-air auditorium cut into the rocks. Facilities include showers, lavatories, laundry and washing-up area. No pre-bookings are taken.

Where to eat: There is an on-site shop selling local meat, vegetables and bread, along with beach goods and camping gas. This year, cows from the farm will be providing pasteurised organic milk.
Price: From £5.50 per adult, from £2 per child. Tents from £2 per night, cars £1 each
Contact: 07598 469322; treenfarmcampsite.co.uk

Bay View Farm, Cornwall

The views from this charming site to West Looe on the far side of Hanner Fore, and over the water to St George’s Island, are some of the best in Cornwall. A small site, it’s beautifully run, with a good amenities block and free hot showers and Wi-Fi, and electric hookups (£3). Also available are “camping snugs” – wooden huts for which “you bring everything except the tent”. If the weather turns nasty, the Eden Project is about 10 miles away.

Where to eat: The picturesque fishing village of Polperro, where you can buy fresh fish for your barbecue, is just down the road. Or walk along the coastal path to the beach cafe at Black Rock resort.
Price: Pitches from £12 for two adults and two children in winter, £17 in June; from £20 in July; snugs from £35 per night in winter and £50 July-August (sleeping two adults and two children).
Contact: 01503 265922; looebaycaravans.co.uk