At the time of writing, there are eight Haven holiday parks which allow you to camp with a tent.
If you have a caravan, motorhome or touring tent then the range is much larger - but for a simple tent, you just have eight to choose from.
We've ranked them from top to bottom based on customer reviews. We added together review scores from Google Reviews and TripAdvisor. To get an idea of price, we searched for a week's camping in August 2024 for a family of four with a 4m x 4m pitch.
1. Camping at Haven Thornwick Bay, Yorkshire - 8.5/10
Winner: Best Value Haven Resort For Tents
Thornwick Bay is one of the newer Haven holiday parks. It sits alongside a beach on Yorkshire's East Coast, near to Bridlington.
It's got 187 pitches, making it one of the larger Haven campsites for tents (although that space is shared with motorhomes and caravans). You aren't allowed to stay in a 'pup tent' (i.e. a tiny little tent designed for pets) but as long as you have a decent sized tent you will be very welcome.
Price comparison: £294 for a basic grass pitch for tents. A larger pitch with an electric hook-up was £336. That's still a very good price and beats most other resorts for their non-electric pitches.
2. Camping at Haven Littlesea, Dorset - 8.3/10
Haven's Littlesea has another good-sized campsite with space for 155 tents, caravans or motorhomes.
The park has recently added a lot more activities, including an inflatable obstacle course and a NERF shooting arena. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools but they don't have slides and flumes like you find at some Haven resorts.
Price comparison: £504 for the smallest and most basic pitch for camping. Upgrading to a bigger pitch with electric will cost you £609. That makes Littlesea almost twice the price of Thornwick Bay for the week that we looked at in early August.
3. Camping at Haven Seaview, Dorset - 8.2/10
In third place - by a whisker - is camping at Haven Seaview, which is seven miles down the road from Haven Littlesea.
Haven Seaview is a small holiday park, which is next door to a larger Haven resort called Weymouth Bay. If you stay at Haven Seaview you can use some, but not all of the facilities at Weymouth Bay. That includes "the Adventure Village activities and Box Bar at Weymouth Bay holiday park" but not "the swimming pools, lazy river or entertainment venue at Weymouth Bay". The good news is that Haven Seaview has its own indoor swimming pool that you can use.
The camping area at Haven Seaview is about half the size of the site at Haven Littlesea, with 82 pitches for tourers and tents in total.
Price comparison: £441 for a basic pitch for a family of four in August 2023. If you want an electric pitch then the price jumped up to £546.
= 4. Camping at Haven Golden Sands, Lincolnshire and Camping at Haven Kiln Park, Wales - 7.8/10
We have a thrilling tie in fourth place in our rundown of the eight Haven holiday parks which allow you to bring a tent for camping.
Haven's Golden Sands is in Mablethorpe. It's got an indoor swimming pool with a slide and an adventure village where you can pay extra for activities such as high ropes. It's a pretty large site with fishing lakes, a NERF training camp and an outdoor stage for events.
Despite all that, its best feature is the direct access to a long sandy beach. People can be a little sniffy about Mablethorpe itself but the beach is very pleasant.
Meanwhile, campers at Haven Kiln Park also have easy access to a beach. You can walk down to Tenby South Beach which is another lovely sandy stretch of Britain's coastline.
Kiln Park has 107 pitches available to campers whilst Golden Sands has 172 pitches for campers.
You can't bring 'pup tents' at Kiln Park or Golden Sands, you need to have a proper sized tent.
Price comparison: £546 for a basic pitch at Kiln Park or £606 for an electric pitch. Golden Sands was just £315, which is significantly cheaper for the August 2024 dates that we looked at. An electric pitch was £420.
=6. Camping at Haven Cleethorpes Beach in Lincolnshire and Camping at Haven Lakeland in Cumbria - 7.7/10
There's another tie in our Haven camping guide! This time it's a sixth place tie between camping at Haven Cleethorpes Beach in Lincolnshire (previously called Haven Thorpe Park) and camping at Haven Lakeland in the Lake District/Cumbria.
The camping and touring area at Haven Cleethorpes Beach is a five minute walk from the main facilities. There are 120 pitches in total.
Cleethorpes Beach is worth a special mention as it has recently invested a lot of money in upgrades. It was then given a new name in 2023, rather than the slightly confusing Thorpe Park name (which was nothing to do with the theme park of the same name).
The resort now has a large Adventure Village with things like high ropes and a big pillow that you can jump onto.
Haven Lakeland Leisure Park isn't actually within the Lake District. It sits just outside in a coastal part of what was called Cumbria. It's not a sandcastles sort of location but the resort has activities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a bowling alley, two types of golf (minigolf and nine-hole), pottery painting and a boating lake.
The camping and touring area is large, with 177 spaces. You can't bring 'pup tents' to Lakeland.
Price: £504 for the cheapest pitch available at Cleethorpes Beach for a family of four in August 2024. We weren't offered the chance to upgrade to an electric pitch with a tent. Lakeland was slightly cheaper for the same dates at £476.
8. Camping at Haven Blue Dolphin, Yorkshire - 7.6/10
The final place on our list of Haven resorts which allow camping with tents is Haven Blue Dolphin. Don't be too put off by an average score of 7.6/10. I'd still say that's still respectable and you will find plenty of positive comments on TripAdvisor. There are a whopping 210 pitches at the resort but you can't bring pup tents.
Perhaps more importantly, the price is an absolute bargain!
Price: £266 for a basic grass pitch for a tent and a family of four for a week in August 2024. That's a really good price when you consider that it's good indoor and outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds and other activities which you can use for free (plus some things you pay extra for). An electric pitch for tents was £441.
Price comparison - which is the cheapest Haven campsite for tents?
We just looked at one very specific price - a family of four visiting for a week in early August 2024. We assumed that this family didn't need electricity and only wanted the smallest pitch available. I admit that's not a very common search but it gets a bit complicated otherwise and it does give us a useful starting point.
From cheapest to most expensive:
So, it's a big thumbs up for Yorkshire which is home to our two cheapest camping holidays with Haven. I would start your search with Camping at Haven Thornwick Bay which gets the best reviews of the lot.
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