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Campsites with beautiful beaches

If you’re not travelling abroad this year, the next best thing is to head to a UK destination with a beautiful beach. Whether you fancy somewhere quiet and secluded for a peaceful staycation or like to be somewhere with lots of things to do, you’ll find your perfect caravan site in our list:

 

Sutton-on-Sea Club Site, Lincolnshire

Less than a mile away from Sutton-on-Sea Beach, this is a family-friendly site with lots of local amenities, a children’s playground, bowling and tennis facilities. It is the perfect location for walking, with plenty of different routes to explore nearby. The site is for motorhomes and caravans with serviced electric and hardstanding pitches available for an extra charge of around £5.

 

Trevornick Holiday Park

If you prefer the 5-star caravanning experience, Trevornick Holiday Park beside Holywell Bay in Newquay is perfect. As well as high-quality shower and toilet blocks, there is a heated pool, jacuzzi, solarium and tranquillity pool! For the kids, there is an outdoor play park and an indoor soft play, a games room and a kids club. Electric hook-up and a water point are available as part of the Premium Plus All-weather pitches.

Trewan Hall Camping Site, Newquay

Newquay is the ideal destination for a beach holiday in the UK, and Trewan Hall Camping Site is one of the best places to stay in the area. With excellent onsite facilities like a heated pool, beautiful woodland surroundings and live music and other evening entertainment, caravanning families return here year after year. Electric hook-up is available for an extra £7 and pitches are all grass.

 

Lanyon Holiday Park, Cornwall

Just a short drive from the Cornish Coast, you have a great choice of different beaches to choose from at Lanyon Holiday Park. Kids love the indoor pool, trampoline and games room and adults love the onsite bar and restaurant! Electric grass pitches are available from £24 per night (based on 2 adults).

Brynawelon Caravan and Camping Park, Wales

If you are looking for somewhere less busy, the Brynawelon Caravan and Camping Park in Wales is a quieter site with stunning views of the sea. Just ten minutes from Penbryn Beach, this site is a popular destination for walkers who want to explore the coastal trails. There are numerous options for pitches, including electric hardstanding and fully serviced pitches for additional costs.

Linnhe Lochside Holidays, Fort William

Another site that is suited to caravanners looking to get away from it all, this tranquil Scottish Highlands location is situated on the side of a loch with a private beach. A great place to stay if you want to do water sports, Ben Nevis is also only a short distance away. Electric hardstanding pitches are available from £14.50 per night.

Pinecones Caravan and Camping, Norfolk

The Norfolk Coast boasts 90 miles of coast, so it is a firm favourite with beach-loving caravanners. The Pinecones site is a short distance from several great beaches, located in a small village with two excellent food-serving pubs. There are also lots of fun facilities to keep children entertained including a playground and open fields for playing sports. Fully serviced grass or hardstanding pitches are available for £4/£6 extra each night.

If you are planning your post-lockdown trip, make sure you are fully equipped with your towing jacket ready. You can shop our range of towing jackets and covers at http://pro-teccoversonline.co.uk/

 

Adult campsites for post-lockdown relaxing

Now that the rules are easing and campsites are back open in the UK, we thought we would share some adult-only campsites for post-lockdown relaxing. It’s been a stressful few months, so this is for the travellers who want to re-connect to nature and have some R&R time. 

 

 Take a look at our suggestions below. 

 

Groobys Pit, Skegness 

 

This 7-acre site is home to plenty of wildlife and has been awarded 5-stars in the past. This is the perfect place to visit if you want a tranquil and relaxing stay. There are also lots of fishing lakes, so if you’re a keen fisherman you will be in for a treat here. This is an adult-only caravan site and you can even bring a furry friend along who can enjoy a doggie shower too! 

 

Welltrough Hall Farm, Cheshire 

 

This quaint little site is a perfectly cosy stay that will make you feel connected to nature in the best way possible. The small campsite only allows adults and our four-legged friends, so you’re guaranteed a quiet and relaxing stay. You have views of the 270-acre farm and plenty of walking spots. 

 

Parkland Caravan Site, Devon 

 

This caravan site is another 5-star selection, with beautiful landscaped and many ideal qualities for caravanners. You will be perfectly nestled into the countryside with views of the Dartmoor National Park to enjoy, perfect for couples looking for a nature retreat or solo travellers who want to enjoy some greenery. 

 

Charoland Farm, Lancashire 

 

This campsite is based on a working farm, so a real token for the nature-lovers. It’s a friendly and peaceful site, surrounded by idyllic meadows. This is suitable for a caravan or a motorhome or even a tent if you wanted! All pitches will have the benefit of a 16-amp electric hook up. 

 

These are just a few scenic destinations that you could choose from! Don’t forget, if you are heading on any travels to make sure you are up to date with the social distancing rules and that you have everything you need. 

 

If you need a towing jacket or cover, make sure you shop one from Pro-Tec! You can shop all of our covers here. 

Maintaining your tyres

Tyre’s for your caravan and motorhome can be costly to replace, so maintaining them and giving them proper care can help expand their lifespan. When was the last time you checked your tyres?  

 

If your tyres are due a bit of TLC – just keep reading for some tips on how to look after them.  

 

Check the tread wear regularly 

 

As you would with your car, checking the tread of your tyres is highly important. The legal minimum is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tread breadth. If you have major treadwear during a normal life span of a tyre, this could indicate a serious issue. This could be incorrect loading, wrong inflation pressure or poor alignment of your wheels.   

 

If your tyres are overloaded and operated in this condition, they may show uneven wear across the tread. That’s why it’s important to keep checking your tyres, to make sure you are not overloading your vehicle.  

 

Check your tyre pressure  

 

The pressure of your tyres can have a massive impact on their lifespan. If your tyres are underinflated or overinflated, this can have a knock-on effect onto your handling and can lead to your tyres deteriorating and wearing quicker than usual – which results in a costly replacement or repair.   

 

Check your manufacturer's handbook to see what the tyre pressure for your vehicle should be.  

 

Storage checks  

Thanks to lockdown, a lot of our vehicles have been parked up for quite some time. With that being said, it’s a good idea to give your tyres a check over to look for any visible chips, stones, foreign objects that shouldn’t be in them.   

 

We also recommend occasionally turning your tyres when it’s parked up in storage, as this will help to prevent from any flat spots occurring.   

As we reach winter, you could consider replacing your wheels with stands that are referred to as winter wheels. Check with your insurer before doing this, however, as it could potentially void your policy depending on your insurer.  

 

Keeping up-to-date regular checks of your tyres will do you the world of good when it comes to costly repairs and replacements – replacing an expensive tyre is hardly a dream scenario.   

 

If you plan to head out on a trip from the 4th of July, we highly recommend completing these checks to avoid any bumps in the road on the way!  

 

Don’t forget even if your vehicle is remaining in storage, or if you are one of the lucky caravanners heading out to the campsites from July 4th, you can benefit from a Pro-Tec cover.  

 

We have an extensive range of storage covers and towing jackets for you to shop from, just click here 

 

 

Caravan parks back for summer

It’s felt like a lifetime since the caravan parks closed, which is why we were thrilled to hear that caravan parks and campsites will be re-opening from the 4th of July.  

 

We love heading out in our caravans, which we know is a passion we share with all our customers – so it’s been difficult the past few months knowing we can’t all do the thing we love. But now, the gloom has been lifted and the caravan parks will be open just in time for us to enjoy the British summer after all!  

 

The government announced earlier this week that campsites and caravan parks would be joining the other hospitality sectors that can re-open on July 4th.   

 

As with all businesses in this new world, social distancing measures will be applied to campsites and caravan parks – particularly in the shared facilities such as toilets and showers. This will mean consistent cleaning to keep them safe for residents.  

 

Along with the reopening plans, the government announced the new social distancing measures that are to be put in place to coincide with the re-opening of hospitality. The new social distancing measures are now 1-metre plus, rather than the 2-metres we have been accustomed to since March.  

 

The 1-metre plus rule means keeping a 1-metre distance from others, whilst also using other precautions to stay safe such as thorough hand washing and sanitisation or wearing a face mask.  

 

We know that with all of us facing so much uncertainty the past few months, campsites and caravan parks have had a large influx of enquiries to deal with. Whilst there will be a slow transition, it’s great to know that we will get our summer trips in after all.  

 

We created a list of caravan sites that you should check out after the lockdown rules are eased, which you can see here. These are the campsites that we think you should pay a visit to after July 4th!   

 

If you are planning a trip after lockdown, make sure you tell us over on our Facebook page where you’re heading to! Don’t forget, you can get your towing covers from Pro-Tec in the meantime to make sure you’re properly prepared for your trip.  

 

Shop all our towing covers here.   

 

Joining the fight against COVID-19

We know times are scary and uncertain right now and as a family-run business, we appreciate the need to work collectively right now. You’re probably already aware that the pandemic is taking its toll on a vast number of front-line workers and our NHS is under more demand than ever. 

 

Everyone is trying to do their best to help, which is why we’re joining the fight against COVID-19. We have recently split our production team in half to enable them the production capacity to create vital PPE for the NHS.  

 

Before our co-founders Keith and Anne Proctor created Pro-Tec Covers, Keith owned a company that repaired and sold industrial sewing machines, whilst Anne trained sewing machinists. Using their current industry expert knowledge and revisiting their old contacts from the industry, our duo has been helping to produce PPE. We have currently been helping to produce products for field hospitals for MoD and will continue to produce different types of PPE very soon. 

 

We’re extremely lucky that we are in a position where we can support our NHS in the way that we are, and we thank all our Pro-Tec customers who are supporting us.  

As you can imagine, with half of our production team focusing solely aiding the COVID-19 effort, our lead times may be a little longer than usual. We hope you can understand this and that you continue to show your amazing support to us. 

 

During this time, we will continue to produce the products that you love as well as help our key front-line workers who are protecting us all. 

If you are worried about your order or have a concern, we are still here to help you. You can contact us at our email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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british manufacturerAll our covers are designed and manufactured in-house in Bradford, West Yorkshire by Pro-Tec Covers Ltd. None of our caravan or motorhome covers are outsourced. Our material, CaravanShield, has been exclusively developed in the UK and we are proud to say that it continues to be manufactured  here in the UK

 


 

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