With the arrival of summer we begin to plan getaways to disconnect. In recent years, one of the most successful options among Spanish travelers is going camping. Outdoor life and contact with nature have recently become especially important. If you are one of these travellers, here we are going to leave you with some magnificent suggestions so that you can enjoy some of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

And the fact is that, although in Spain we have the best beaches on the continent (as evidenced by the fact that we are leaders in blue flags on our beaches ), there are many other countries that hide authentic beach treasures.

Grab your towel, sunscreen, swimsuit and diving goggles and let’s get to know some of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

Index of contents

  • 1. Nashos Bungalows, Albania
  • 2. Asa Camping och Havsbad, Sweden
  • 3. Campsite Le Ranch, France
  • 4. Andriake Camping Demre, Turkey
  • 5. Camping Baia Blu La Tortuga, Italy
  • 6. Rosenfelder Strand Ostsee Camping, Germany
  • 7. Camp Lavender, Croatia
  • 8. Campsite Sikia, Greece
  • 9. Tamarit Beach Resort, Spain
  • 10. Skottevik Ferisenter, Norway

1. Nashos Bungalows, Albania

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This little gem by the sea is located in Himare, in southern Albania.

Make yourself at home in one of the 30 Nashos Camping pitches and relax in the cool shade under the Mediterranean trees.

The site has direct access to a beautiful pebble and sand beach and crystal clear waters. Enjoy delicious Mediterranean specialties and fresh fish at the restaurant on the campsite. A small parcel of happiness next to the wonderful and unknown coast of Albania.

Click here and book your accommodation at Nashos Bungalows

2. Asa Camping och Havsbad, Sweden

Is there anything better than camping by the water while still being in the city?

50 kilometers south of Gothenburg and right on the North Sea coast , the beach is just a two-minute walk from Åsa Camping och Havsbad.

Located in Åsa, this family-friendly campsite is incredibly peaceful and you’ll be enchanted by the idyllic beauty of Halland, where the cliffs in the northern part of the coast turn into long, flat sandy beaches in the south.

3. Campsite Le Ranch, France

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Surrounded by beautiful and unique natural landscapes , Camping Le Ranch awaits you in the beautiful French region of Normandy, on the coast of the Cotentin peninsula.

On the seafront, you will love the quiet and family atmosphere of this 5-star campsite.

Partially situated on a dune, there are magnificent sea views from some of the plots. This site on the wide sandy beach is also ideal for guests with dogs and also a spectacular spot for surfers.

4. Andriake Camping Demre, Turkey

In western Turkey , you’ll find the coastal city of Demre.

Here, you’ll get closer to nature as you camp a few steps from the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by bushes, trees and colorful flowers.

Right on the site of Andriake Camping Demre , one of Europe’s best campsites near the sea, a beautiful sandy beach awaits you, where you can spend evenings watching stunning sunsets and admiring the seemingly mystical island of Kekova.

Snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and even visiting nearby Roman ruins … The possibilities are almost endless! The campsite also offers cultural activities such as hiking the St. Nicholas Way with a local guide and boat trips to Kekova and its sunken city.

5. Camping Baia Blu La Tortuga, Italy

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Oh Italy! How about taking a trip to beautiful Sardinia ? Well here you will find one of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

Experience the blaze of colors of small traditional Italian towns, white sand beaches and crystal clear sea right on your doorstep.

Surrounded by the incomparable natural beauty of the area, you will camp in the cool shade of a dense pine forest at Camping Baia Blu La Tortuga . Located in a dreamy bay with a legendary view of the famous tower of Vignola Mare, this site is located between Santa Teresa di Gallura and Aglientu, in the heart of northern Sardinia.

The many pitches are well-equipped for larger vehicles and tents, and between the surfing opportunities and the water park , which opened in 2018, you certainly won’t be bored here.

6. Rosenfelder Strand Ostsee Camping, Germany

This time we travel to the waters of the Baltic.

Here awaits you the experience of staying at the Rosenfelder Strand Ostsee campsite, located in a quiet area.

Due to the action of the tides, its natural beach always changes its appearance, sometimes it is wider, other times narrower, sometimes there is more sand and sometimes more pebbles.

To get to the beach, you can go down the stairs or, if you’re feeling a bit frisky, you can slide down the beach slide. Between inflatable bananas, water trampolines and more, you will surely have a great time in and out of the water. The campsite also offers a good number of activities, such as pony rides, guided bike tours and special walks for bird lovers.

You are sure to find a perfect spot here, given the variety of plots available. Without a doubt, this is one of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

7. Camp Lavender, Croatia

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Croatia is a destination that has become fashionable in recent years, and here you will find one of the best campsites in Europe near the sea. Here, the endless blue sea, stunning shoreline views and soothing sounds of the ocean make vacation dreams come true.

Just a few minutes from the picturesque town of Orebic, at Camp Lavanda, you will camp by the sea, at the foot of Mount Saint Elias.

It is located on the Croatian peninsula, Peljesac , between Dubrovnik and Split , where you will enjoy panoramic views of the crystal clear waters and the islands of Korcula and Mljet. What more could you need? Camp Lavanda is the perfect destination for those who love to soak up the sun.

8. Campsite Sikia, Greece

In the heart of continental Greece, near the Pagasetic Gulf on the Pelion peninsula , the Sikia campsite awaits you , one of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

In addition, according to its guests, it is one of the best campsites in Greece.

The idea here is to combine traditional Greek charm with modern camping standards.

The campsite is laid out in terraces, thus ensuring that practically every plot has a beautiful view of the sea, the picturesque fishing village, Kato Gatzea, and the incredible sunsets.

Campers of all ages are almost magically drawn to the calm bay and crystal clear sea. Here you can enjoy countless activities and water sports, such as diving and surfing.

9. Tamarit Beach Resort, Spain

The Miracle beach from the balcony of the Mediterranean in Tarragona

And, of course, we could not fail to include a Spanish member in this list with some of the best campsites in Europe near the sea.

About an hour’s drive south of Barcelona , ​​near Tarragona , you’ll find plenty of sun, sand, and water at the Tamarit Beach Resort.

You can choose between swimming in the salty waters of the Mediterranean or in the freshwater pool with two slides. The colorful backdrop of pines, palms, hydrangeas and other lush greenery shades the pitches and makes the campsite feel like a subtropical park.

If you’re looking for a bit of romance, look no further than the campsite restaurant: how about a candlelit dinner overlooking the sea, or why not watch the sunset and admire its magnificent array of colours?

Click here and book your accommodation at Tamarit Beach Resort

10. Skottevik Ferisenter, Norway

Norway is a land of mountains, glaciers and incredible coastal fjords.

At the Skottevik FerieSenter campsite you will find 4-star accommodation ideal for families . It is located by the sea, in one of the most beautiful archipelagos in Norway.

Relax, unwind and make the most of your vacation here at Høvag. Five different beaches stretch through a beautiful nature reserve, and along a 3 kilometer long coastline. There are small coves of white sand embedded between cliffs where you can swim.

If the cold water of these latitudes doesn’t suit you, you can always take a dip in the pool or rest on your terrace.

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