Each camping site, caravan park and holiday park is shown on the map below. Click on a pin to see the full information about the site. If there are circles with numbers in them that means there are several sites close together, so zoom in on the map to see the individual pins.
Gold pins represent Premium Listed Parks.
Below the map is the list of the sites and parks. Please click on the names on the individual listings to see a street view map.
Disabled Adapted Holiday Homes
Disabled Adapted Holiday Homes can accommodate the severely disabled and wheelchair-bound visitor.
After speaking to many disabled children and adults, most prefer to stay and holiday in the UK, where they feel safe with familiar surroundings.
Aeroplane flights can be long and tiresome and many of the children we spoke to, at Acorns Hospice, felt that they were made to feel inferior.
Waveney River Centre have adapted holiday homes to accommodate their disabled visitors, so they too can enjoy a holiday, much like the able-bodied person.
There are two lodges which are suitable for people in wheelchairs. Facilities include a 1:12 access ramp, single level throughout, wide doors, wheelchair turning circles in most areas, wheelchair-friendly wetroom and alarm from bathroom to lounge.
The new touring & camping showers are also accessible, with one dedicated disabled shower/WC and all others are on a single level and suitable for people with limited mobility.
Haven Holidays have specially converted Holiday Homes for wheelchair access, at most of their parks, with a choice of sizes and styles suitable for family and/or carer occupation.
Adapted Holiday Homes offer ramp-enabling wheelchair access, wide sliding doors, converted WC/Shower room (some showers have an entry lip to retain the water, so carer assistance may be required) and trapeze lift handle in most Homes.
Their Holiday Home advisors will be happy to discuss the suitability of their homes for your special needs on 0871 230 1926.
Lee Valley Regional Parks put together special day and weekends for disabled and special needs children.
There are some that also offer respite for the families of disabled children and their carers.
Most beaches are inaccessible to a wheel chair but we at UK Campsite finder have been doing some serious homework.
There is an All Terrain Wheelchair called the ’Landeez’. This is a great wheelchair to visit the beaches and can also be use for the sea.
These can be hired out for a small fee.
Below are the beaches that have this kind odf wheelchair access and hire facility.
Northside Farm ,who are opening the site on the 1st May 2011, will also be catering for the disabled visitor and child. Their original aim was to provide respite holidays for the whole family, so they have started with a few wigwams which are accessible for wheelchairs and the bathrooms also cater for wheelchairs.
However for older children who are profoundly disabled and may need extra equipment, the wigwams may not be big enough, however they are hoping to expand and develop the farm further.
If you thought being disabled would limit you in going onto the beach and in the sea, we may have found a great solution. There is an all terrain wheel chair called the ‘landeez’ this is a special designed wheelchair that can be used on the beach and over uneven terrain.
Below are some suggestions of beaches that offer the Landeez Wheel Chair
Marston Vale Bedfordshire 01234 762631 Phone for details
Summerleaze Beach Bude, Cornwall 01288 352226
Can be collected from Summerleaze Beach office.
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall 01326 312884
£5 per day. Available from the Gyllyngvase Beach Café.
Town Beach Looe, Cornwall. 01509 3263709
The chair Can be collected from Looe Town Trust Beachfront workshops. £5 per day, ID required. Only to be used on the breach, they will store your chair for you. No advanced bookings. Call for full info
Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall 01637 850584
Can be collected from Fistral Surf Hire Shop. £5 per day, reductions available for shorter sessions. ID required. Can only be used on Fistral beach. Can be booked in advance.
Towan Beach Newquay, Cornwall 01637 878134
£5 per day, ID required. Can be collected from Blue Reef Aquarium. Can only be used on Towan Beach.
Polzeath Beach, Polzeath, Cornwall 01208 262812
Can be organised from Anne’s Cottage Surf Shop. Free but donations are welcome. ID required and can be booked in advance.
Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall 01736 793940 or 01736 798090
Phone for details, can be collected from Porthminster beach lifeguards office.
Marazion Beach St Michaels Mount Cornwall 01736 710202
Free, £10 refundable deposit and can be collected from The Godolphin Arms. Available for visitors to St. Michael’s Mount to cross the causeway at low tide. Advance bookings required, maximum one day hire in any 7 day.
Porthcressa Beach St Marys Isles of Scily 01720 422537 Contact the Town Hall for details.
Teignbridge Dawlish Warren Devon 07876 346648 Free, £10 refundable deposit.
Bournemouth Seafront Dorset 01202 451781 £25 refundable deposit, ramped access onto sandy beach. The office is by Harry Ramsdens on the seafront. Advanced bookings off peak only.
Alum Chine Bournemouth Dorset 01202 451781 Free to hire from the beach office, a £25 fully refundable deposit. Advanced bookings off peak only.
Durley Chine Bournemouth Dorset 01202 451781 Free to hire from the beach office, a £25 fully refundable deposit.
Boscombe Bournemouth Dorset 01202 451781 Free to hire from the beach office, a £25 fully refundable deposit. Advance bookings off-peak only. Matting put down June onwards to enable standard wheelchairs to access the beach as well. Adapted beach hut with disabled access for hire by groups.
Southbourne Bournemouth Dorset 01202 451781 Free to hire from the beach office, a £25 fully refundable deposit. Advanced bookings off peak only.
Sandbanks Poole Dorset 01202 708181 Free, £25 refundable deposit. Can be booked in advance.
Studland Bay Hampshire 01929 4505000 Deposit of car keys etc. The Landeez is available from Knowle Beach near the Knowle House Hotel. The beach is sandy.
The Thanet Beaches Kent 07920 195969 There are currently eighteen Landeez along The Thanet Beach area, which are available from May to September. These are free of charge and the lifeguards distribute them. At other times of the year please phone and arrange for collection.
The beaches involved are: Minns Bay, West Brook, West Bay, Margates End, Joss Bay, Brighton Bay and Ramsgate.
Filby Great Yarmouth Norfolk 01603 617332 Phone for details
Hastings 01424 781020 Free for use on the beach, £2 for a half-hour session in the sea with a lifeguard, towed rather than pushed.
Disability Shetland Lerwick Scotland 01595 743920 Free. Available from Disability Shetland, advanced bookings only. Can be booked for several days at a time.
Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire Wales 01834 813672 £3 per session, morning or afternoon. £20 refundable deposit or leave your wheelchair. Can be booked in advance. Available from Tourist Information Centre on the seafront. Please be aware that the slipway to the beach is fairly steep.
Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire Wales 01437 760999 £3 per day, £35 refundable deposit. Can be booked in advance. www.pippa-pembs.org.uk
Bournemouth Summerleaze Beach Bude Cornwall 01228 353111 Or phone the Beach Ranger Service - Jolyon Sharpe - on 07974 916505. Available from the beginning of May.
Saunton Sands ,Saunton, Devon 01271 890771. www.sauntonbeach.com. Must be booked in advanced £5.00 ½ day/ £8.00 full day. All Prices may vary so please call to confirm most will be either free or charged up to £10 for the day.
Having a severely disabled stepson, we wanted to have this as a search criteria on our website and we will be adding the parks that accommodate the disabled child and adult as we go. Please also check out the European website www.campsitefindereurope.com but please bear in mind that the European disabled standards may not be the same as the UK, so please check facilities with the park first, before booking.
By Nina Blanchard