Best Budget Friendly Camping Destinations in Europe

Summer isn’t over just yet! There’s still a quick chance to take in a camping trip with the family. Plus, even if you’re low on funds, you can take on one of these budget-friendly camping destinations in Europe that are absolutely unforgettable. With opportunities to camp and some posh bits thrown in for good measure, you’ll be surprised to find these camping destinations offer such an incredible value.

Ready to go? Check them out!

Eden Campsite, Italy

Traditionally, only the rich and famous got to boast of taking camping holidays on Lake Garda. Now it’s your turn. Enjoy Lake Garda for an absolute steal. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, family-run campsite. The views are out of this world, plus the kids will be thrilled to run amok in the pools and on the waterslides. There are also on-site pizzerias, but if you get tired of that, you can check out Portese, a nearby port for more options. It’s a more laid-back campsite than others that feature gobs of activities, but it’s perfect for that relaxed feeling while being surrounded by exquisite beauty. 

De L’Atlantique, West Brittany

Think of it more as glamping if you will, but you’ll get such a great value from this place that your wallet won’t feel like you’re roughing it one bit. It’s a holiday camp combined with a water park, and we promise the whole family will be thrilled. For one, there are so many things to do that the kids will jet off, leaving the grownups to stick their toes in the powdery white sands. Head to the bar and knock a few or more back as you’ll have a perfect view of the water park to keep an eye on the kids. When they shout, “Hey Mum! Watch this!” for the thousandth time, you can raise your glass and salute.

Oh but that’s not all here. There’s karaoke, magic shows, and even a disco. And don’t forget about the Funstations. They have them for kids 4 and up, but there’s a mini one devoted to the littlest ones. Got bigger kids, do you? There’s a special sports programme to keep them out of your hair too. Basically, this place is chockablock full of activities and fun for everyone in the family.

Camping Manor Farm, Switzerland

Not like there are bad views in Switzerland, but here at this campsite on Lake Thun, you’ll get prime views of the Eiger. And if you like watersports, this is the place to be. Fishing, windsurfing, canoeing and swimming are all options for your camping holiday. But if you’d prefer to stay on dry land, you’ll find mini golf and table tennis to be fabulous ways to spend your time. You can also check out nearby sights like Interlaken or join on the mountain railway for a ride to the highest station in all of Europe, Jungfraujoch.

La Brasilia, South of France

This one is ideal for the sportier family. It’s a place bustling with activities, plus you have direct access to Canet-Plage, a stunning beach in southern France. Jump into a game of beach volleyball, take a dip in the sea or dive right into the pools. You can also play football, badminton, volleyball and tennis.

But if you want to sow your camping oats, then you simply must try your hand at archery, like a real camper. Or do a little fishing. And what better way to explore the countryside than to rent bicycles. You can do so for 10 Euros per day (8 Euros for the kids).

Need a break from the kids? The kids clubs have organised activities, giving you some adult time. From here, you also have the option to take day trips to Spain and other places, making it possible to extend your trip for more memories.

Vilanova Park, Spain

On Costa Dorada, this fabulous campsite features a bar and restaurant on-site. You’ll find old-world charm galore in the Catalan farmhouse. And you’ll find plenty of refreshment in the indoor and outdoor pools. Kids can play in areas surrounded by large gardens. A supermarket on-site makes it easy to stock up on essentials too. There are also loads of activities, including mini golf! But if you feel like it’s just a bit too remote, you can also hop a bus right from there to Barcelona and then come right back to this lovely retreat.

Camping Lanterna, Croatia

Camp here where the beach is your neighbor. You’ll be able to feast on fresh seafood at great prices too. This large campsite is incredibly perfect for large family tents and for those who like to stay busy during their holidays. Try your hand at tennis, play mini golf, or enjoy a lovely swim. Best of all, there’s a Jacuzzi, ideal for soaking after a long day of outdoor fun.

Because of its prime location on the beach, you’ll also find plenty of watersports to keep you entertained. And if you want to explore, take a walk outside this campsite along the cobblestone streets while taking in plenty of history. There are also caves here where you can book a guided tour. You could easily stay here a week and not get to do it all. And the best part is it’s not nearly as costly as you think!

Parque De Campismo, Portugal

This beautiful place is located at Armacao de Pera, an area surrounded with almond and carob trees, and eucalyptus too. The refreshing beachside environment gives you even more to enjoy with a swimming pool, sports area, playground for the kids, and restaurants. Walk on over to the beach and discover the purity of this former tiny fishing village. 

Domaine de Litteau, France

Just outside Cerisy Forest, you’ll love this charming campsite. Get big thrills from the zip-wire, make a splash in the pool, or let the kids get adventurous with a BMX track, climbing ropes, golf course, and even a mini-farm. Step outside the park and you’ll be able to explore Normandy’s gorgeous beaches as well as the medieval towns that run along them. It’s the ideal place for taking in modern conveniences with a historic twist. Plus, make a fresh catch at one of the two fishing lakes on-site and you’ll be old pros at this camping thing.

Kur Camping Erlengrund, Salzburg state, Austria

For this sweet campsite, you don’t have to hurry in during summer to enjoy it. It’s open year-round. Gorgeous mountains still keep their snow-capped peaks in the summer, even when the rest of the mountain is lushly green. You’ll find 90 camping pitches here, though if you’re not keen on roughing it, there are also 29 apartments where you can enjoy the heated pool, table tennis and a trampoline. There’s also a playground for the kids. Walk and cycle around the trails to bask in the beauty here. Plus, just 10 minutes away is Bad Gastein, a place famed for its thermal springs and waterfall.

Why wait until next summer to make memories with your family on a camping holiday? Now is the time to seize the day and get out there. These incredible European camping destinations offer an amazing value that will make you wish you’d gone sooner!

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