A delightful, small sailing town on the Essex sunshine coast
Camping in Essex
Camping and touring holidays in Essex
With small villages and market towns, Essex is the perfect location for a relaxing camping break. Explore over 350 miles of endless golden shoreline, colourful beach huts and dramatic cliffs. Home to some beautiful sandy beaches and one of the sunniest climates in the country, all the pleasures of a traditional seaside holiday await you on your camping trip in the sunny county of Essex. Our campsite in Essex lies near to the lively seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea. Surrounded by winding sea water creeks and beautiful rivers, The Orchards is the perfect base for exploring the charming local towns. With an intimate, grassy touring area, there are plenty of great touring and camping facilities as well as different types of pitches to choose from.
Things to do in Essex
Like to look around a stately home? How about the decadent 17th century manor at Audley End House – it even offers a glimpse at what life was like "below stairs". Next, set out for St. Andrews Church, Greensted: it's the oldest wooden church in the world. Or picture yourself at the Jaywick Martello tower, a former Napoleonic fort transformed into an arts venue. In fact, you'll find art galleries of all sorts all over Essex – it is Constable Country, after all. To keep the kids happy, visit Colchester Zoo, home to over 220 different species, or Tropical Wings Zoo, where you can see free-flying butterflies all year round! Or if you prefer a more hands-on approach to animals, Old McDonald's Farm is the perfect name for a petting farm.
Over 260 species to see set in 60 acres of lovely parkland and lakes
Be thrilled on The Waltzer, ride on The Gallopers plus lots more
A traditional seaside town with long sandy beaches and fun fair
Beautiful gardens for you to explore created by Beth Chatto
Britain's oldest recorded town full of history and heritage
A sandy beach backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts
Our Haven Promise is part of every booking and you don't need to do a thing. From no quibble refunds and booking flexibility, to our super high cleaning standards, we've got you covered.
If you want the great outdoors plus organised activities*, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and family entertainment on tap, our Stay+Play holiday is just the ticket.
Looking for a good place to pitch up? With 22 holiday parks dotted around the glorious UK coast offering touring and camping holidays, all you’ll need to do is decide where you’re heading to next, pack up and go