Campsites in Bamburgh, Northumberland

15 bookable campsites within 15 miles of Bamburgh

Why visit Bamburgh?

Conquer the castle

The stunning seafront Bamburgh Castle can be seen from a few miles away, standing 50 metres above Bamburgh Beach and looking out over the North Sea. It’s one of the largest inhabited castles in England, and can trace its history back to Anglo-Saxon times. These days, it’s all been well set up for visits, with extensive artwork and ceramic collections, an aviation/military museum and a dragon trail for the kids to follow. As an added bonus, the beach is right next door for any kids or dogs who need to let off steam.

Beach times

The castle isn’t the only thing that’s spectacular about this part of the coast – the beach just next to it is a stunner too, with sweeping sand dunes and views out to the Farne Islands. There’s lots of space here for paddling, picnics, sandcastle building and generally running about (and that includes dogs, who are welcome here all year round). If you want a bit more activity, take the three-mile coast walk to Seahouses or bring your surfboard to test the waves.

Lifeboat legend

Bamburgh was the hometown of Grace Darling, a young woman who became a symbol of human bravery when she took a rowing boat out to rescue some stranded sailors whose shop had been wrecked during a storm. Her life and her extraordinary feat are now commemorated in Bamburgh’s RNLI Grace Darling Museum, where historic items and audio-visuals sit side by side to bring the story to life for visitors. 

Essential Bamburgh days out

  • Once you’ve seen the Farne Islands from the beach, head to Seahouses to board a boat trip to spot the resident puffins and seals

  • Continue along the coast to snap pictures of Dunstanburgh Castle and feast on kippers from the smokery in Craster

  • Check the tide times carefully, then take a walk/cycle/drive across the causeway to Holy Island

  • Spend a day exploring Alnwick Castle – a must for fans of Harry Potter and Capability Brown alike

  • Wander among 65 acres of plants and trees from around the world at Howick Hall and Arboretum

  • Head inland for a hike among the hills, waterfalls and historic sites of the Northumberland National Park

Unexplored Bamburgh

Golf with a view

If you like to include a round or two of golf on your holidays, this could be a great area for you. There are seafront golf courses in Bamburgh itself, in Seahouses and down the coast in Dunstanburgh, and a rather scenic course at Alnwick Castle too. There’s only one downside: you may possibly find that the gorgeous surroundings put you off your swing a little…

Seek secret beaches

Northumberland doesn’t usually feature on many people’s list of UK beach holiday destinations – and that’s a real bonus for those looking out for crowd-free coastline. There are some wonderful beaches around Bamburgh, which sits in the middle of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Away from the main Bamburgh beach, look out for quiet spots like Ross Sands and Beadnell Bay.

Here’s how

Pitchup is designed to make it easy to find a Bamburgh campsite that’s just right for you. As well as traditional tent campsites, we’ve also got smarter glamping options and things like lodges and log cabins. There are also plenty of places to stay with your motorhome or caravan.

Our list of filters will help you narrow down the choices to the ones that are just right for you – perhaps you’d like somewhere with a play area, or fancy a bit of fishing? If you don’t know quite where to start, try one of these popular collections:

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There are lots of other great places to explore around this area, so maybe you’d like to expand your search to all of our Northumberland campsites, or even to the whole of North East England? Or, of course, you could head over the border to one of our Scotland campsites.

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