There are many fantastic camping spots all around the world, and what’s better than camping while abroad? But what are the best camping destinations out there? Well, I’ve done some research in order to present to you five locations.
Any camper and nature lover will surely find the ideal spot for them in this list.
Also try to not feel limited to go camping even if you are on a budget, there are plenty of good cheap tents available for example check out this article – Best Tents Under $100. It’s ideal to take a tent with you to your camp site rather than getting one once at your destination. Plus, this way you can spend less on the tent and more on your trip.
#1 New Zealand
What’s great about New Zealand is that it’s one of the world’s most camping-friendly countries in the world.
There’s something called a ‘freedom camping’ system that means you can camp on most public land, but you must follow environmental guidelines in order to minimize your impact on the environment. No waste can be left behind.
Even though you can pitch your tent up just about anywhere, if you would prefer to stay at a campsite the White Horse Hill campground is a great choice.
There, you can find New Zealand’s highest mountain, known as Aoraki or Mount Cook, situated in a lovely National Park that is made up of a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 meters.
It has campervan, car, and caravan access and provides gorgeously scenic views of the alpine landscape.
There are cooking shelters, toilets, and taps with treated, drinkable water. Around 2.5km from the campsite there are hot showers available at a public shelter as well.
You can find a variety of trails that begin from the valley floor and go all the way up to the mountain tops.
#2 France, The Alps
In France, camping is very popular, and so you can easily find campsites throughout the French Alps no matter your budget.
Most campgrounds are close to well liked hiking trails, so that anyone can easily go for a stroll and take in those stunning surroundings.
If you plan on wild camping, there are a couple of things that you should know beforehand. First, thunderstorms and heavy rain are to be expected, even during hiking season, so be prepared.
Secondly, despite the fact that there are many different water sources around, always take plenty with you when hiking.
Make sure that when going toilet in the wild do it far from any water sources, and use a trowel.
Research the types of flora and fauna in the region before going, so that you know which ones to be aware and cautious of.
The top-rated campsite is Huttopia Bourg Saint Maurice, located in the Maritime Alps, and it is an adventurer’s paradise thanks to the quick and easy access to hiking trails, cycling routes, and walking paths. With excellent facilities, including an outdoor pool that has picturesque views of tree-covered hills, you will definitely feel as though you’ve found the promised land.
#3 Sweden, Skåne
Skåne, located in the South of Sweden, offers a variety of different landscapes such as white sandy beaches, charming towns, cliff coasts, and billowing rapeseed fields.
There are loads of campsites to choose from, whether it is by a beach or in a forest, and there’s also plenty to do.
I think that the best campsite is First Camp Röstånga-Söderåsen, where you can choose to set up camp by a forest, stream, or steep cliff. Two fishing lakes can be found there and quite a few family-friendly activities including a kids’ pool area.
It’s also pet-friendly, for those of you who have dogs, and the trails are even illuminated so that you can easily go for walks in the evenings which I think is lovely.
#4 Spain, Asturias
Asturias is a region in the northwest of Spain and it’s known for its mountains, rugged coast, religious sites, and gorgeous medieval architecture.
The best rated campground is La Paz, which offers incredible views of the sea and coast, a peaceful seaside site, and a bar-restaurant that serves local food at the beach.
It’s very affordable, at around 45 Euro per night, and I’ll bet you have never seen the shade of blues that you’ll see in the sky and the water there. Camping here while soaking up the Spanish sun makes it feel like a very relaxing holiday.
You can easily get everything you need from the stores close by and set up a picnic, barbeque, or to enjoy smores by a campfire.
There is also a motorhome service point, as well as toilet and shower blocks – four of them, so queueing is unlikely.
#5 USA, Maine
Maine is known as the Pine Tree State, as it is covered in 17 million acres of forest. It also has 6,000 lakes and ponds, as well as 32,000 miles of rivers and streams.
The Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island, and it is the ideal destination for campers and nature lovers alike.
Cadillac Mountain can be found in this National Park. Just imagine what the sun rise must look like from the top.
There are three campgrounds to choose from in this park (Blackwoods, Seawall, or Schoodic Woods). Camping is only allowed in these areas.
Blackwoods is open all year round, but a permit is needed from December to March. Prices here range depending on the month, as from May – October it costs 30 dollars per night, but only 15 dollars from April – November. It’s completely free in December to March.
Seawall is only open from late May until September, and Schoodic also opens in late May but only till early October. Both campsites cost 22 dollars, plus an extra 8-18 dollars for a camper, drive-up tent, and motor home sites.