The best camping locations in North Yorkshire

With its traditional seaside towns, strong agricultural tradition, and national parks, North Yorkshire is without a doubt the best place for a camping holiday. From rolling hills in the Yorkshire dales to magnificent clifftop pitches in Whitby, there is something to suit all preferences.

There’s nothing better than escaping the bustle of everyday life and bonding with your loved ones in beautiful landscapes. So, be prepared to turn off your devices and reconnect with nature as we take a look at four of North Yorkshire’s top camping locations.

Hooks House Farm, Whitby

A charming campsite with stunning panoramic views over Robin Hood’s Bay, Hooks House Farm is the perfect location for a camping trip along the Yorkshire coast. The family-run campsite is within walking distance of the pubs and shops and there is also a cinder track should you wish to cycle to Whitby.

Since the campsite is situated along the coast, consider heading to the beach and getting yourself some of the best fish and chips in Yorkshire. There are electric hook-up pitches available on-site should you wish to have a BBQ in the evening before sleeping under the stars.

York Naburn Lock Caravan Park, York

An adult-only campsite reserved for lovers of outstanding natural beauty; York Naburn Lock can be found along the River Ouse. With a variety of hardstanding, grass, and full-service touring pitches, as well as an all-electric hook-up, what more could you want?

The campsite’s riverside location means it’s the ideal place to get out your bikes and go on a long cycling trip. If you’d rather partake in something a little more relaxing, the site also offers fishing permits for their private waters at Naburn Lock.

If you are thinking of getting the train to York, there is a regular bus service in the city centre that stops directly outside the campsite. There is also sometimes a river boat service in the summer that will take you to the city centre – which is a great way of seeing York!

Yurtshire Fountains, Ripon

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Yurtshire Fountains perfectly blends modern glamping with outdoor adventure. With only a handful of yurts and no electricity, you truly are off-the-grid during your stay.

You won’t miss using your devices however thanks to the campsite’s array of facilities, including private hot tubs and woodburning stoves, and a huge number of nearby attractions – like Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden and Ripon Cathedral.

Marfit Head Farm, Pickering

If you’re eager to explore the North York Moors and embrace everything the outdoors has to offer, head to Marfit Head Farm. The family-run working farm is conveniently positioned in the North York Moors National Park, providing some incredible hiking routes and even better sunset views.

You’ll find a good number of hard-standing and grass pitches meaning you can stay here whatever the time of year, come rain or shine. There is also an outdoor playing area for the kids and an array of hot water showers and toilets.