Camping in Essex

Touring and 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.

The Orchards touring and camping holidaysThe Orchards, Essex

Charming local towns and seawater creeks, town or coast, The Orchards family camping and touring park is ideally placed to explore it all.

  • Sea

    Beautiful sea wall walk right on the edge of the park

  • River

    Surrounded by winding creeks, mud flats, beautiful rivers and lots of wildlife

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.


A delightful, small sailing town on the Essex sunshine coast

ZooColchester Zoo

Over 260 species to see set in 60 acres of lovely parkland and lakes

Fun FairWalton Pier

Be thrilled on The Waltzer, ride on The Gallopers plus lots more

BeachClacton Beach

A traditional seaside town with long sandy beaches and fun fair

Beautiful gardensBeth Chatto Gardens

Beautiful gardens for you to explore created by Beth Chatto


Britain's oldest recorded town full of history and heritage

BeachBrightlingsea Beach

A sandy beach backed by a promenade lined with colourful beach huts

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Touring and Camping

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