A Caravan Holiday on the North Wales Coast: the Perfect Haven in 2021

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Looking for some sand, sun and all-around fun? Here’s why a caravan holiday by the beach is the perfect haven away from home this summer.

It’s official: holidays are allowed again! The recent announcements from both the Welsh and national governments have been music to our ears. We’ve all been frustrated stuck inside the same four walls during lockdown – but it doesn’t need to be that way anymore! Our freedom has been restored due to the falling infection rates, and we’re (more or less) allowed to pack up our troubles and visit many a place in Wales and England.

What’s the plan for this summer?

If you didn’t already know, the North Welsh coast is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. According to Business News Wales, “North Wales out-performed all other parts of Wales in terms of the growth in the number of people coming to the region, with the total rocketing to nearly 30 million.” This is because the region, with its unbeatable beauty, pedestrian and cycle routes, and wildlife is a vast haven for holidaymakers.

Want to know what else people are now realising is a huge haven here in the UK? Yes, that’s right caravan holdiays. Camping Britain also reported that in 2020, the amount of people Googling ‘caravan holidays’ doubled from the previous year. Evidently, travel restrictions were in place last summer and so the staycation-situation was the only way forward.

Despite politicians discussing re-opening foreign travel for the summer of 2021, the figures say different. Trip Advisor has projected that domestic holidays will still be high on the agenda, with many opting for nearer shores (namedly North Wales) as opposed to exotic climates. This is good news for us – and you – as we think going back to basics on the stunning Welsh coastline is the perfect haven after working from home for so long!

Why is North Wales the perfect haven for holidaymakers in 2021?

When it comes to what we’re looking for in a 2021 summer holiday, it’s fairly simple. Spending time with family, exploring new lands, and finding a haven away from home for a bit is what it’s all about. Here’s why a caravan holiday in North Wales is the perfect place for that:

1. There’s plenty of beaches

A caravan on the coast: sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? As you can imagine, the North Wales coastline is home to many beaches – 110 in fact. From pebbley shores to sandy dunes there’s something for everyone at the beach.

2. The locals are friendly

We pride ourselves on community values here at Lyons Holiday Parks. So we can certainly vouch for the fact that the locals are helpful and friendly, wherever you may go! I know what you’re thinking: locals don’t love tourists, right? But tourism brings in interest and trade, and the little businesses that you visit when on holiday in this haven accounts for 42,000 jobs.

3. There’s plenty to do in this haven

Whether you’re a countryside hiker, coastal walker, or general thrill-seeker, a caravan holiday in North Wales will cater to your needs. Here’s a list of things to do in the area that will keep you and the family occupied for hours:

  • Kitesurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Trampolining
  • Visiting museums
  • Dining at restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Canoeing
  • Wine tasting
  • Kids outdoor play areas

These activities are just some of the few on offer here in North Wales. A caravan holiday certainly means you’ll have plenty of time to explore – check out the list of companies we work with and recommend here to make your summer extra special!

4. It won’t cost an arm and a leg

We’ll just say it how it is: caravan holidays are cheap and cheerful. You’ll find that our accommodation here at Lyons Holiday Parks is measured with you in mind, and our prices are extremely reasonable. Feel free to call us on 01745 342264 to get a quote today, and we’ll make sure to factor in all your requirements and needs. From Lyons St Mary’s Touring Park in Gronant, to Lyons Pendyffryn Hall in Penmaenmawr – even to Lyons Woodlands Hall in Ruthin – there’s plenty of activities that won’t set you back too much.

5. Going back to basics is fun

North Wales is dense with caravan parks and campsites, and we think there’s something ultra-exciting about camping on the coast. It might spark up some fond memories of the past as, let’s face it, everyone has been on a caravan holiday in North Wales. With direct beach access at a selection of our parks, you’ll have nature on your doorstep wherever you go with Lyons. It’s the simple things in life that make the best memories, like playing with the kids or grandchildren in our outdoor play areas. Or even popping to the beach for ice cream before freshening up and heading to the clubhouse or bars for a cold one.

6. You can take your dog to this haven

We’re extremely proud to offer pet-friendly accommodation, and our teams love seeing your precious pooches with you on-park! We welcome dogs in a selection of our hire fleet models, and with the beach so close, what’s your pet not to love?

7. Accommodation is generous

A caravan or camping holiday doesn’t mean rough it in a tent with no loo or central heating. Our hire fleet caravans offer a range of facilities from Bronze to Gold Plus, with plenty of luxuries available at your fingertips. This includes flat-screen Smart TV’s, central heating, double glazing and highly-finished appliances. To find out more about our selection of holiday homes to hire, visit the ‘compare accommodation’ section of our website here.

8. This haven is good for the soul (and skin!)

The health and wellbeing benefits of the sea are astounding. Whether it’s a blazing hot summer’s day or a fresh spring afternoon, there is plenty of evidence to support our notion that the coast is good for you – and your soul. Click here to read our blog post for the full lowdown on how and why the coast is good for the soul.

9. Easily accessible

North Wales is pretty much accessible from all parts of the UK, especially here at our parks located on the coast road. When you choose to holiday in a caravan here in Wales, there’s no worries of luggage reclaim, flight delays or even checking your passport! You can bundle the car full of your favourite holiday items – and the kids – and be at your temporary haven in no time at all.

10. Pack what you want

Another huge benefit of holidaying in a caravan in North Wales – you don’t have luggage restrictions! Get rid of the stress of getting your suitcase to close, or worrying about whether your favourite lipstick will get confiscated at customs. Pack it all, whatever you fancy, and make use of the generous storage in our selection of hire fleet home-from-homes.

Just to recap: we are open for bookings for residents from Wales and England, as of April 12th 2021. Come and join us – you won’t regret it!


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