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Top 10 locations to buy a static caravan in the UK

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Heading on holiday takes a certain degree of planning to make sure everything runs smoothly. The time spent away is temporary and so is the respite from the hustle and bustle. Now imagine a permanent retreat, a place where the goodbyes are temporary and a space that is all yours to access whenever you want. 

Buying a caravan brings your experience to the next level. It’s one of the biggest decisions you can make on the leisurely side of life, and here at Haven we’re on hand to guide you through every step of the process to set you up for memories that last a lifetime. At the top of the list of considerations is where to base your sanctuary by the sea. To help you decide, we’ve cherry picked our top 10 locations where we think you should consider buying a static caravan in the UK. From the bastions of the coast like Blackpool to the secluded shores of South Wales, there’s a diverse and different mix of places to pitch your second home and add a brilliant new aspect to your family’s life. Let’s have a look at our favourites. 

1. Weymouth Bay and Littlesea, Weymouth, Dorset

1. Weymouth Bay and Littlesea, Weymouth, Dorset
Bowleaze Cove: neighbours with our Weymouth Bay and Seaview parks

Both of these Dorset parks are just a stone’s throw from one of the most famous coastal towns of them all. Wonderful Weymouth is home to a whole host of things to do that really separate it from the crowd and make it an ideal place to base your second home. Terrific attractions like the SEA LIFE Centre and the National Trust’s Portland House tie in with incredible rubberstamps of the town’s history in the form of Nothe Fort and Sandsfoot Castle. The awesome amusements are always on hand for a visit, and there’s excellent amenities throughout the town, with a range of family-friendly pubs and restaurants serving quality local food. 

Weymouth Bay is east of the town, just a hair’s breadth from the beautiful Bowleaze Cove, a pretty coastal paradise if ever we saw one. Littlesea sits to the west, equally as close and with Chesil Beach’s unique fleet-like structure as a neighbour. 

2. Marton Mere, Blackpool

2. Marton Mere, Blackpool

Blackpool is the first name out of the hat when it comes to a holiday at home, and the same applies to owning a place of your own. The home of time away in the UK, this loveable place is unrivalled in vigour and variety which makes it an ideal place to base your own place to get away. There are so many world-class attractions within walking distance of each other, headlined by the brilliant Pleasure Beach and Tower. The latter has stood spectacularly over the horizon since 1894 and continues to draw crowds from and wide to what was one of the tallest of its kind in the entire Commonwealth. SEA LIFE, Stanley Park and Blackpool Zoo are just some of the other things to get your teeth into. A ride on the infamous trams never gets old either, a must for when the younger ones come down to the caravan! 

Marton Mere is conveniently based just 10 minutes away from the heart of the Blackpool action, in an area that’s quiet enough to escape, but close enough to everything to be convenient. 

3. Quay West, Ceredigion, South Wales

3. Quay West, Ceredigion, South Wales

This stunning part of South Wales is one of the greatest getaway spots in the UK and undoubtedly one of the top places to buy a static caravan. Cardigan Bay (or Ceredigion as it’s affectionately known as in Welsh) extends the whole way from our Quay West park in the south up to Aberdaron in the north, with scenic village after scenic village dotted along the way. The bay is home to Britain’s largest resident population of dolphins, with a whole host of spotting location along its banks. There’s mile after mile of beautiful beach along this stretch of the coast too, and a place of your own at Quay West is complemented by the town of New Quay. Lesser known than its Cornwall namesake but equally as heart-warming, its home to a range of amenities that make a holiday home in this area practical as well picturesque. 

Our park at Quay West is a short walk from New Quay and made even more special by the beautiful views of the bay it affords those lucky enough to have their own place here. 

4. Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

4. Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

We’ve got so much love for Lincolnshire at Haven. An often-overlooked county that deserves more attention, we place it firmly in the category of hidden gems for holidaymakers and owners alike. Despite this, the county is home to several classic coastal towns that do have airtime in the national conversation. Cleethorpes is undoubtedly one of these. The town has several claims to fame, but our favourite is the fact that it statistically experiences one of the lowest amounts of rainfall of any place in the UK- if that isn’t a reason to look into ownership here then we don’t know what else is! Whatever the weather, there are attractions in abundance, with a popular beach joined by the magnificent Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, a magnificent spectacle that brings all the way to Humberston with views of the North Sea. 

Thorpe Park takes its place on our parks of the future podium, with a smashing new Adventure Village on the cards. It’s a brisk walk or short car ride along the coast from Cleethorpes Beach, and another that gives owners the best of both worlds. 

5. Hopton, Norfolk

5. Hopton, Norfolk

Hopton sits on Norfolk’s south-eastern extremity, almost straddling the border with neighbouring Suffolk in area that’s within incredibly easy access of Great Yarmouth. The glorious seaside town is another famous face on this list of best places to buy a static caravan in the UK. Any place with a ‘Golden Mile’ is a real winner. Here you can find some of the greatest coastal amusements on offer, with everything ranging from adventure golf to rollercoasters and rides on giant snails. The Pleasure Beach does exactly what it says on the tin, with miles of golden sand extends southwards to Gorleston and the site of your future caravan. SEALIFE, the Time and Tide Museum and Joyland Fun Park add to the endless options. 

Hopton is a short journey south, close to the village of the same name. If you don’t fancy heading towards Yarmouth, there’s a whole host of amenities in Hopton itself to keep your static home supplied with everything you and the family need. 

6. Lakeland, Lake District

6. Lakeland, Lake District

There are few better places to own a holiday home than on the edge of what has to be one of the UK’s most unique areas. The beautiful Lake District attracts visitors from across the country and further afield to marvel at its incredible natural beauty. The Cumbrian gem has been designated a National Park since 1951 and it's easy to see why. Lake Windermere is quite literally the centrepiece of this northern gem. The country’s largest natural lake has a series of incredible viewpoints, so store a camera in your static caravan and head out to take some snaps of your own. 

Lakeland is a 15-minute drive from the heart of the Lake District, sitting on the marvellous Morecambe Bay to the south. A brilliant place for walking, hiking and cycling, there’s also a whole host of activities to get involved with on the park’s lake. This is the choice for the sportier families amongst us. 

7. Allhallows, Kent

7. Allhallows, Kent

Allhallows is in awesome area of Kent that’s much, much closer to London than it seems. It’ll only take an hour to get you from some of the capital city’s busiest areas out to a retreat that is the perfect antidote to living and working in the great metropolis. You’ll enjoy a range of amenities in Allhallows village itself and have a fantastic view of the Thames Estuary from your holiday home, where you may spot Essex’s Southend across the water and the neighbouring Isle of Sheppey. 

Allhallows is another one of our parks of the future, receiving significant investment with an Adventure Village and Marina Bar and Stage the latest features to join the party in Kent. The community feel here is simply unmatched as a practical and prestigious retreat. 

8. Haggerston Castle, Northumberland

8. Haggerston Castle, Northumberland

Haggerston Castle sits on the coast of England’s northernmost and most sparsely populated county- Northumberland. The area around the park is befitting of this tagline, with the border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to the north- the gateway to historic Hadrian’s Wall. You don’t even have to travel off the park for a slice of history though, with the castle this special site is named after sitting slap bang in the middle of the places to stay. You can even enjoy a drink in the tower bar and appreciate the castle’s very different contemporary use. The magical and mysterious Holy Island is located out to the east at sea, and this can be drove to using a road that only reveals itself when the tide is low. 

Besides history, Haggerston Castle actually sits on the biggest scope of land in the Haven family, making it perfect for a variety of caravan types with loads of pitches to choose from. There is not one, not two, but seven lakes within the grounds that are great for fishing and boating. 

9. Doniford Bay, Watchet, Somerset

9. Doniford Bay, Watchet, Somerset
Doniford: our park boasts spectacular sea views

Doniford Bay is nestled on the north Somerset coast benefitting from a brilliant view of the Bristol Channel. It’s in a quiet area, but don’t let its seclusion fool you. There are plenty of supplementary things to do that aren’t an unreasonable distance away, with classic staples of the seaside like Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea just a short drive along the coast, and Doniford itself has beach that’s brilliant for a relax and unwind. Doniford is just to the east of Watchet, a sophisticated Somerset town with a whole host of amenities that owners love. 

Doniford Bay is about more than just the view. A park that’s very much off the beaten track, it feels like an owners-only paradise and has a distinct community feel to it. Choose here, make friends and memories together. 

10. Perran Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall

10. Perran Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall

Perran Sands is one of the largest parks in the Haven family and is an area that’s quintessentially Cornish. The pretty town of Perranporth is just south, offering a snapshot into leisurely life in this part of the country, a lifestyle that you can enjoy when you buy a static caravan here. There are tons of things to do in the area, including checking out some local food and drink in the village. Hop in the car for easy access to Newquay, a real coastal gem. Flambards Theme Park and the Eden Project are just two of the awesome attractions in Cornwall that have gained national plaudits. 

The park has a beach just steps from all the holiday homes, and you’ll spot many a surfer taking advantage of some of the best waves the Atlantic Ocean serves up when it crashes against the Cornish seashore. 

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