Glamping is such a great way to connect with nature and get a true feel for an area. Here’s our guide to glamping in Whitby and the surrounding area.
Looking for a Whitby camping trip without the hassle? Then this article is for you! Whitby has a vast array of accommodations to suit every need and taste. Bed and breakfasts, hotels, holiday cottages, caravans and campsites galore. From budget to luxury.
Camping isn’t for everyone, for many the thought of having to pitch a tent that may end up leaking and spend the night on a hard floor, is just all too much. That’s not to mention the thought of spending the night with creepy crawlies who are also looking for somewhere dry to sleep! Glamping is the perfect answer, here’s our guide to glamping in Whitby and the surrounding area.
Glamping at Middlewood Farm Holiday Park
Middlewood is located just 5.5 miles from Whitby in Robin Hood’s Bay. It is just 5 minutes from shops and pubs, 10 minutes from the beach and a 10-minute drive from Whitby. It is also near the North York Moors National Park and has panoramic country and moorland views.
It features 2 washrooms, a baby changing room, a bath, 2 dishwashing areas, a children’s play area, coastal views, gas stoves, and BBQs. All Middlewood camping pods are in a gypsy caravan style which has a dome shaping to provide a spacious interior.
Pods include double glazing with roller blinds, sheep’s wool insulation, natural light and ventilation, lockable doors, beds with mattresses, internal lighting, heaters, a covered porch with seating, under porch storage, external lighting and a picnic table. Find more information here.
Grouse Hill Caravan Park
Situated in Fylingdales just 8.5 miles from Whitby this site has an AA4 Pennant rating and thoroughly deserves it. Set in a wooded valley and heather covered moorland with a man-made lake and woodland walk it is stunning. Amenities here include a children’s play area, reception, toilet/shower blocks, a laundry room, a hot/cold drinks machine, 24-hour CCTV, Wifi, family washrooms, free hot water, and a shop.
All camping pods at this site are insulated and heated and all are wigwam styled. Four of the twelve sleep four and come with ensuite facilities, a TV, table and chairs, a heater, a fridge, a microwave, a kettle/toaster, a bed with mattress, a decking area and a picnic bench Eight of the twelve sleep five and come with a fridge, a microwave a kettle/toaster a heater, a picnic bench, seating and bed with mattress. Find more information here.
Located just a mile from Runswick Bay beach and Staithes, and only 7 miles from Whitby. Serenity Camping is an easy, peaceful and relaxed place to enjoy a camping experience. It makes a great base to explore North Yorkshire or just enjoy the stunning views from your glamping home. The site also features a village location, here there is a butcher, two pubs, a fish and chip shop and a bistro. There is a supermarket just a mile away for those last minute essentials. They feature showers in a communal washroom facility.
They have a Shepherd’s Hut, Shepherds Crook and Potting shed that are all available to hire if you are looking for anything from a 2 night stay to a longer holiday. They all can accommodate 2 people, have seating areas, and they are pet friendly. The Shepherds Crook and Potting Shed are set in private enclosures, which is ideal for dogs off leads. Find more information here.
Broomfields Holidays Whitby
Only a 2 minute drive from Whitby, Broomfields Holidays is a perfect place to enjoy glamping and explore the town of Whitby and the surrounding area. It is close to a Sainsbury’s and Botham’s bakery shop which is great for those last minute essentials. Part of the farm lies within the North York Moors National Park making the location ideal for walking and cycling along the Cinder Path to Robin Hoods Bay. There are 4 separate shower rooms, a washing machine and a shared fridge available here.
They have 10 pods, each pod features a TV, microwave, kettle, small heater and a separate bedroom with a double and a single bed. There is also a sofa bed in the living room which means that 4 can sleep comfortably. They provide two price options, for guests who bring their own sleeping bags and other essentials the pods are £45 per pod per night. For those who would like bed linen, duvets and towels provided the price is £55 per pod per night. Find more information here.
Coast and Camplight
Onto the gorgeous Coast and Camplight which is located between Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors National Park. The site shows off the most stunning views of Whitby. This is an ideal place to stay to enjoy seaside adventures whilst retreating to the peace and tranquillity of the moors.
Coast and Camplight is a perfect choice if you need some time out or even a digital detox, each of the camps is secluded from the others with nothing to see but the meadows, woods, and starry skies. Immerse yourself in nature and truly enjoy the outdoors here. The camps are wild, with deer, badgers, bats and all manner of wild birds regular visitors.
They don’t compromise on comfort here! Each of the off grid woodland camps features a safari tent with a substantial deck, an alfresco kitchen and dining area, its own shower block and an outdoor fire pit with seating. Each of the tents sleeps four and has quality beds and luxurious bedding, hot showers, fluffy towels, and a log burner to get cosy in the evenings. Find more information here.
Partridge Nest Farm
Partridge Nest Farm is located just 5 miles from Whitby. This site is surrounded by beautiful countryside including great views of the Esk Valley. You may also see the Grosmont to Whitby steam train if you holiday here. It is possible to see from Bill’s meadow, a 1 acre field that is solely for the holidaymaker’s use.
Amenities here include 2 wetrooms, free hot water, a washing up area, a microwave, a freezer for ice packs, kit rental airbeds, coolboxes, and 2 ring gas stoves. The pods include a picnic table, 3 x power sockets, 2 x USB charging sockets, blackout blinds and door curtains, porch lights, a BBQ stand, lighting/heating, a kettle, and a lockable door, double glazing and a sofa bed.
There are six camping pods available on this site all named after the wildlife you may see there. Partridge, lapwing and quail pods all have their own WCs. Pheasant, grouse and barn owl do not. You will need to bring your own camping equipment including camp beds, linen and towels. Find more information here.
Whichever of the above you choose you are sure to have a fantastic time on your Whitby glamping holiday. You’ll get all the joys of camping and being able to get back to nature with all the luxuries of home. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today!