Parkdean Resorts has camping and touring at 24 of its holiday parks. That represents about a third of its total number of holiday parks in the UK. Parkdean's campsites and touring parks tend to be in excellent coastal locations and some of them have a good choice of onsite activities, including swimming pools, kids' clubs and restaurants. With a bit of careful planning you can find a great value holiday park with your caravan, motorhome or tent, even in the middle of August.
However, there's a big range in the customer reviews that the campsites receive.
We added together the TripAdvisor and Google review scores for each Parkdean Resorts which offer camping and touring and ranked them from first to last.
The scores relate to the holiday park as a whole, rather than exclusively the camping and touring. For this reason, it is worth digging into the review scores by searching for keywords.
Without further waffle, here's the ranking of every Parkdean Resorts with campsites and touring parks. We've also included the number of camping and touring pitches at each resort. Holiday parks with more pitches tend to have more facilities for campers but they also feel busier. I like larger resorts as you are more likely to find other kids for your children to play with, so you can have five minutes' peace!
Three of the campsites are classed as 'Action Packed Resorts' which means that they have a particularly large range of things to do (Sandford Campsite in Dorset, Ty Mawr Campsite in Wales and Southview Campsite in Lincolnshire).
1. Eyemouth Touring Site, Scotland. 4.5/5 + 4.4/5 = 8.9/10 - 17 pitches (tourers only, no camping)
**Highest rated in the UK**
Scotland's Eyemouth campsite is the overall winner with customer reviews. But there's snag...they don't allow camping and the touring area is very small, with just 17 pitches. That's the smallest number of any Parkdean campsite. Perhaps that's the key - fewer campsite neighbours to annoy you!
2. Nairn Lochloy Campsite, Scotland. 4/5 + 4.4/5 = 8.4/10 - 27 pitches
**Highest rated for camping in the UK**
It's a Scottish one-two! Nairn Lochloy is another highly rated touring and camping resort. It does allow campers, unlike Eyemouth but it's another one with a really small camping and touring area.
3 and 4. Nodes Point Campsite, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10 - 160 pitches and Lower Hyde Campsite, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10 - 41 pitches
**Highest rated campsites and touring sites in England**
Two Isle of Wight resorts take the highest English positions in our ranking of Parkdean's campsite and touring parks (yes, the Isle of Wight is part of England!).
My view is that Nodes Point campsite is in a better location as you can walk straight down to St Helens beach, which is dog friendly and fairly sandy. Lower Hyde campsite is nice too and the local beach is sandier - but it's a 20 minute walk away. That's a little too far for an after-tea stroll, in my opinion.
Parkdean Resorts will also get you a discount on the Isle of Wight ferry if you are staying at one of their campsites or touring parks.
5. Kessingland Beach Campsite, Suffolk. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10 - 80 pitches
**Highest rated touring and camping site in East Anglia**
The joint-most popular Parkdean campsite and touring park in mainland England is Kessingland Beach. It's a convenient choice if you live in South East England or East Anglia.
The camping area is in the mid-range size. The park has indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
6. Southview Campsite, Lincolnshire. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10 - 95 pitches
Southview campsite in Skegness/Skegvegas is up there with Kessingland Beach campsite on review scores - but it's more convenient for most people in the Midlands.
It's an Action Packed park, which means it has more facilities than most Parkdean Resorts. Things to do include swimming in the indoor pool and playing golf at the nine hole golf course.
7. Landguard Campsite, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10 - 41 pitches
Another Isle of Wight campsite makes it into the top 10. Landguard is the sister park to Lower Hyde, as they are both in Shanklin. You can use facilities at both resorts, so you may want to see which is the cheapest when you book.
How do the rest rank? Numbers 8-24 in our Parkdean Resorts campsite countdown!
8. Breydon Water Campsite, Norfolk. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10 - 93 pitches
9. Crimdon Dene Touring Park, County Durham. 4/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.9/10 - 44 pitches - Touring only, no camping
10. Holywell Bay Campsite, Cornwall. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10 - 41 pitches - Joint highest rated in the Westcountry
11. Grannie’s Heilan’ Campsite, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10 - 185 pitches
12. Ruda Campsite, Devon. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10 - 257 pitches - Joint highest rated in the Westcountry
13. Southerness Campsite, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10 - 102 pitches
14. Sundrum Castle Campsite, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10 - 45 pitches
15. West Bay Campsite, Dorset. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10 - 116 pitches
16. Sandford Campsite, Dorset. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10 - 423 pitches ('Action Packed' resort with loads of activities)
17. Skipsea Sands Campsite, Yorkshire. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10 - 90 pitches
18. Withernsea Sands Campsite, Yorkshire. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10 - 110 pitches
19. Vauxhall Campsite, Norfolk. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10 - 178 pitches
20. Ty Mawr Campsite, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10 - 383 pitches ('Action Packed' resort with loads of activities)
21. Thorness Bay Campsite, Isle of Wight. 3.5/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.4/10 - 105 pitches
22. Sunnydale Campsite, Lincolnshire. 3.5/5 + 3.8/5 = 7.3/10 - 38 pitches
23. Lizard Point Campsite, Cornwall. 3/5 + 3.8/5 = 6.8/10 - 77 pitches
24. Sandylands Campsite, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 3.7/5 = 7/10 - 20 pitches (the exact number isn't given by Parkdean, but it looks like 20 on the map)
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