Summer is the perfect time for camping, especially in an area like Swansea, where there are many beaches on offer and beautiful views no matter where you look.

But rather than just heading out with your tent in hand, a bit of planning to secure the best spots for campsites Swansea has to offer is usually a good idea. These campsites and holiday parks are all in amazing locations, close to Swansea beaches and boasting great views of the sea.

So take your pick, check the weather forecast and grab your swim gear – happy camping! Here are some of the best campsites in Swansea, so you know exactly where to go for your next adventure camping in Swansea.

1. Skysea Caravan & Camping Site

5 of the best spots for camping in Swansea

Skysea Caravan & Camping Site is a camping spot that’s right next to Port Eynon beach! From the camping site, you can see the sea stretch out before you, and you can even walk down to the sand in under a minute! Their facilities include toilets, showers, laundry and dish-washing areas. If you arrive and realise you’ve forgotten something, don’t fret as this campsite is centrally located – there’s shops nearby selling groceries, camping accessories, beach things and more!

You even have the option to pay for WiFi, so they really do have everything you could need. Although the beach is right on your doorstep, it’s pretty easy to get to other beaches across Gower Peninsula from here. Nearby beaches include Oxwich Bay and Three Cliffs Bay, which are both stunning. For a tent, prices vary between £25 and £40, so check out their website to find out more.

Address: The Beach, Port Eynon, Swansea SA3 1NN

2. Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park

5 of the best spots for camping in Swansea
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If you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, then Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park is the place for you. This Swansea campsite has a wide variety of options for camping. You can pick from having a front-row sea view, a second-row sea view, or just a camping pitch! Prices vary for each option, so check out their website for the full costing list.

Although you can probably expect to pay a little more money for this site, this is probably due to the facilities, such as a site chef who you can pre-order food from, a campsite shop, toilets and showers, and even the option to rent out fire pits and picnic tables! This campsite is a bit further away from the beach, so although you may be able to see the sea from your tent, it will take you a few minutes to actually walk down to Three Cliffs Bay!

Address: North Hill Farm, N Hills Ln, Penmaen, Swansea SA3 2HB

3. Oxwich Camping Park

5 of the best spots for camping in Swansea
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Oxwich Camping park is the perfect campsite if you’re looking for something a bit simpler and fuss-free. The facilities they have include areas for charcoal barbecues, showers, areas to wash clothes and dishes, a clothes dryer, and places to charge your phone in the main reception area. You can also see the sea from the site, which is perfect on those sunny days.

Oxwich Bay is a few minutes walk away, and it is easy to travel to other beaches in Gower from here as well. There’s also amenities near the campsite, such as shops and restaurants, so you definitely won’t go hungry! Oxwich Bay is also popular for watersports, and so this campsite would be the perfect place for you if you’re interested in those activities! To find out how much a camping pitch would cost, you would have to contact them, but I can imagine this is one of the cheaper options on the list.

Address: Oxwich lane, Swansea SA3 1LS

4. Gower Farm Touring and Camping Park

5 of the best spots for camping in Swansea
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Gower Farm Touring and Camping Park is a little bit further inland compared to the rest of the campsites, so there are no quick minute walks to the beach from here. But they do have plenty of other things to offer! If you want to stay connected whilst camping, then this campsite is the perfect place for you. Most of their tent pitches have electrical hookups and they also offer free wifi to everyone who stays!

Although this campsite isn’t next to the beach, they are still easy to get to via car, and so if you want to travel to different beaches, that option is still available to you! There are also plenty of nature walks nearby, so you won’t be running out of things to do!

If you’re thinking of going camping in Swansea at Gower Farm, prices range from around £30 per night, but have a look at their website to see their full prices depending on what you’re after!

Address: Llandewi Reynoldston, Swansea SA3 1AU

5. Hillend Camping Park

5 of the best spots for camping in Swansea
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Don’t mind travelling a little further out? If you’re looking to go camping in Swansea, Hillend Camping Park is the furthest camping site away from Swansea city centre on this list!

This beautiful campsite is one of the best places for camping in Swansea, as you can see Rhossili Bay right in front of you from your tent, and even walk to it in under a minute! Prices vary in this campsite depending on the size of your pitch and the time of year you’re visiting. In August, the cheapest pitch you can get will be around £33, whereas if you go in April, you’ll only have to pay around £22.

This campsite includes loads of facilities, such as showers, a laundrette, a site shop, phone charging sites, a cafe, a surf school, and also a field for ball games. Some pitches also come with electrical hookups, but they do cost more as well.

If you’re looking to do some glamping, then they also have lodges for you to book! If you’re still unsure, they have been voted one of the best campsites in the UK by The Guardian and The Times! What more could you want?

Address: Hillend, Gower SA3 1JD

All you have to do now is book your camping pitch! If you’re looking for more nature spots in Swansea city centre, read our article on the best parks in Swansea!

Why go camping in Swansea?

Whether you decide to pitch a tent, go glamping or even book into a hotel, there are many reasons to visit Swansea – or explore the city’s beauty if you live in Swansea already!

From visiting the National Waterfront Museum and other great museums, to soaking up the sights of Bracelet Bay (and of course, finding delicious places to eat along the way), Swansea campsites are often within easy distance of the city’s many beaches and things to do.

If you’re thinking of going camping in Swansea, finding the right campsites is crucial, especially if you don’t have a car! Many have great walking routes nearby, as well as easy access to beaches – so it totally depends what you feel like doing!