Places to stay by the water

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A range of accommodation for individuals, families and groups, stay in fantastic scenery with direct access to the water.

Brancaster Millennium Activity Centre, East of England

Coniston Campsite, Lake District

Windermere Campsites, Lake District

  • Camp at Low Wray and you can launch directly onto England’s largest lake
  • During August you can also camp at Fell Foot Park on the southern tip of Windermere

Windermere Holiday cottages, Lake District

  • Low and High Strawberry Gardens are just 10 metres from the western shore of Windermere

Strangford Lough campsite and group accommodation, Northern Ireland

  • Stay at Castle Ward and you are a short distance from the shores of Strangford Lough and South East coast of Northern Ireland
  • Wild camping - a special paddle to Salt Island bothy on Strangford Lough which can accommodate eight

Crom Campsite, Northern Ireland

Helford River, Cornwall

  • Wild Camping Individuals are welcome to wild camp at Tremayne Quay for a night on leave no trace principles
  • Holiday cottages - Powders has its own private quay on the edge of the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek, while Penarvon Cabin perches above Penarvon Cove


  • Quay holiday cottage - stay on the right on the waters edge on the River Fal with your own private quay

Fowey Estuary

  • Three cottages to choose from at the head of Pont Pill on the Fowey Estuary all within easy access of the quay - Pont Creek, The Farm House and Mohun

Brownsea Island, Purbeck

  • Group accommodation Open to Scout, Guide, school, youth and community groups, camp on Brownsea Island and enjoy launching off the island to explore Poole Harbour and Purbeck

Stackpole, Wales