Europe is a uniquely awesome place to plan a camping trip, especially if you have the time and inclination to do a little driving. You can pack your family and gear into a car and easily drive to 3 or 4 different countries over a week’s worth of camping. While Europe certainly has no shortage of amazing cities to visit, the countryside in many countries offers some really stunning scenery for the traveler who doesn’t mind sleeping under the stars in a tent. Here are some of the best camping spots in all of Europe.
Chateau de Monfreville
You won’t find any RVs parked at this town on the west side of France—it’s the perfect place for old-school tent camping. You’ll also find a pond to swim in and an all-natural hot tub to keep you warm in the cooler months. You won’t have to worry about crowds either, as the site only allows a maximum of 25 tents at a time.
Weichselbrunn is considered, by some, to be the best campground in all of Europe and it’s for good reasons. When it comes to surroundings, it’s tough to beat. A gorgeous lake and surrounding forest make this camping site a perfect place to fish, hike and swim, all while snapping some of the most beautiful photos you’re likely to get while camping.
Beach camping has its own set of perks and campgrounds at Kattegat Strand offer a really amazing beach camping experience. It’s a large camping site, with nearly 600 spots. It’s surrounded by gorgeous beaches and prairies and it’s only a couple of kilometers from the village of Oster Hurup, a quaint little fishing community with all sorts of fun shopping and dining options.
Half Island River Camp
Buna is one of Europe’s biggest cities. It’s also one of the most beautiful. If you head just a few miles out of town you can camp right beside the Buna river. The site is fairly “bare bones,” but the view and activities (fishing, swimming, etc.) make the lack of additional amenities well worth it.
Valle Santa Maria
Another fantastic beach camping option, Valle Santa Maria will allow you to pitch your tent on beautiful white beaches and then spend the rest of your day doing any number of activities, including swimming, biking or hiking.