Whether you’re a hard core camper or a luxury-loving glamper, there’s a site by the sea out there for you. Here we round up some of the UK’s best camping and coastal glamping stays…

1. Lydcott Glamping, near Looe, Cornwall

The striking-looking glamping cabins here balance Nordic design with proper Cornish finishing touches. Choose from one of seven options, including the Pasty, Pilchard and Dreckly (Cornish for, ‘at some point’) cabins. All are fitted and furnished with stylish comfort in mind, including ensuite facilities with fluffy towels, a well-equipped kitchen and downy beds. Hampers full of local produce are available to order when you book. Bread and scones can be heated up if you let the owners know your ETA. ’Ansome. lydcottglampingcornwall.co.uk

2. Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Sutherland, Scotland

Pitch up at this stunning spot, situated on the Stoer peninsula and across the water from Lewis, Harris and Skye.

The family-run touring caravan and camping site covers 2½ acres and is entirely grass. The (very) nearby gorgeous sandy beach with safe, shallow waters is ideal for paddling and sits on one of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s snorkel trails.

Split Rock, a feature of the Northern Scotland Geopark, is here, too. clachtollbeachcampsite.com

3. Dunes at Whitesands, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Each of the 23 sizeable pitches is bordered by natural banks and wild flora, giving you plenty of space to relax and be at one with nature.

Campers have a fire pit and picnic bench per plot, plus a dedicated shelf in the refrigerator on site. The stylish, modern facilities block has the added luxury of underfloor heating. Outside, there is a hot outdoor shower to rinse off after a day at the beach, which is great for surfing and bodyboarding. dunesatwhitesands.co.uk

4. Troytown Farm Campsite, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly

There will be a few pinch-yourself moments here as you wake up to the sound of the sea and then watch the sunset from your tent, with a lot of good stuff in-between.

Troytown’s dairy farming owners transfer guests’ luggage by tractor to and from the quay, adding to the rural magic of the experience.

The little farm shop on site sells fresh butter, milk, clotted cream and ice-cream. troytown.co.uk

5. Wold Farm caravan and camping site, Flamborough, Yorkshire

The vast majority of the guests here visit to see the puffins and gannets on the white chalk cliffs, right next to the site.

A private footpath leads to Bempton Cliffs where you can see the birds and walk along the headland, taking in five top Yorkshire coast beaches along the way. woldfarmcampsite.com

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6. Baleshire Bothies, North Uist, Outer Hebrides

There’s getting away from it all and then there’s glamping on North Uist. Baleshire Bothies’ cosy little identical pods are available all year round. Your accommodation – which comes equipped with all the essentials, including a kitchenette, small television and heater – is a short walk from the shores of Baleshire Beach and its machair (grassy plain). Rare orchids and the elusive corn crake bird have been seen in this wildlife haven. baleshirebothies.co.uk

7. The Grove Cromer, Norfolk

Mongolian yurts with oak doors and a window to the stars are available at this well-established family-run business, which also includes a guest house, self-catering cottages and restaurant in four acres of gardens. Each of the five yurts has a double bed, as well as bunk beds, a wood burning stove, low wattage 240-volt electricity. Outside, there’s an undercover cooking and eating area with gas hobs, fridge and charcoal barbecue. thegrovecromer.co.uk

8. Graig Wen, Snowdonia National Park

The caravan, tent and glamping site has direct access to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Mawddach Trail.

From Graig Wen, you can walk along the estuary to one of the most spectacular sections of the Wales Coast Path, across Barmouth Bridge.

The site has two separate areas for tents and campervans, plus yurts and a shepherd’s hut. If you’re glamping, you don’t need to bring the car. There’s a bus stop by the site and a train station not far away. graigwen co.uk

9. East Prawle Camping, Devon

Perch on the edge of the world here at Devon’s most southerly point. The no frills camping Stephen’s Field is just off the South West Coast Path and near to the village green, where you’ll find the legendary Pigs Nose Inn.  The characterful local has bagged some incredible gigs over the years, including performances from the Yardbirds and Damon Albarn.

On  the campsite, there are toilets, wash hand basins and a drinking water tap. And that view. eastprawlecamping.co.uk

10. Nagle’s camping and caravan park, Doolin, Co. Clare

Relax in the dramatic scenery on the edge of the Atlantic and between the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. This four-star site is also just 100m from Doolin Pier, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands.

In total, there are 76 fully serviced hardstands and a 1½-hectare green camping area. On-site facilities include showers, toilets, laundry, fully equipped campers’ kitchen, service station and children’s playground. doolincamping.com