CHEAP beach vacations can be hard to find these days, even if you’re not going abroad.

With hotel prices rising during the summer months, camping is seen by many as a great affordable alternative.

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Camping is seen by many as an affordable alternative to a hotel stayCredit: Pitchup/Celtic Camping

Camping holiday experts Pitchup have selected ten of the best beach campsites in the UK for those looking to hit the beach on a budget.

Combas Farm in Croyde offers views of Woolacombe Bay from its elevated position.

This family-run site is also within walking distance of Croyde village and a 20-minute walk from Putsborough beach.

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Combas Farm in North Devon has views over Wolacombe Bay

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Combas Farm in North Devon has views over Wolacombe BayCredit: Pitchup/Combas Farm

The owners invite guests to: “Watch the stars at night and fall asleep trying to hear the sound of the crashing waves of Putsborough.”

On a clear day, you can even admire the view over Wales.

Fire pits and barbecues are permitted on site.

A pitch is available from £30 per night for two adults sharing.

The Hollies in Suffolk, not far from Lowestoft, is just a ten-minute walk from dog-friendly Kessingland Beach.

The Hollies in Suffolk is close to Kessingland Beach

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The Hollies in Suffolk is close to Kessingland BeachCredit: Pitchup/The Hollies

The 28-acre site sits on a beachfront bluff and features a fire pit and pitches with beach views.

You have the option of camping, sightseeing, dining or trying glamping with sea views.

A pitch for two is available from £14 per night.

Dolphins and seals are frequently sighted near the Esgaireithin caravan site

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Dolphins and seals are frequently sighted near the Esgaireithin caravan siteCredit: Pitchup./Esgaireithin Caravan Site

For those who don’t fancy sleeping in a tent, the Esgaireithin caravan site offers double beds with heaters, stove, fridge and hot showers.

It is advisable to bring binoculars as dolphins and seals are frequently spotted swimming from nearby beaches.

Cardigan, Tresaith, Poppit Sands and Llangrannog are all close by, with a range of beach sports on offer including surfing, coasteering, paddleboarding and sea kayaking.

A static caravan for two can be booked from £45 per night.

Hope Farm is close to the beaches of Godrevy, Portreath and Gwithian

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Hope Farm is close to the beaches of Godrevy, Portreath and GwithianCredit: Pitchup/Hope Farm Holidays

Hope Farm in Hayle, Cornwall offers eco-friendly camping close to the beaches of Godrevy, Portreath and Gwithian.

Gwitihian is popular with beginner surfers, with a surf school available to hire equipment and take lessons.

Barbecues and fire pits are allowed on site.

A stay at Hope Farm is available from £25 per night.

Morvenview guests can see sunsets and the Northern Lights

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Morvenview guests can see sunsets and the Northern LightsCredit: Pitchup/Morvenview Caravan Site

Morvenview caravan site in Scotland could be perfect for surfers keen to experience the waves of Thurso, dubbed the surfing capital of Scotland.

Wick and Dunnet Head beaches are also nearby.

Guests can enjoy views of the Orkney Islands and even the Northern Lights under the right conditions.

A night for two can be booked for just £20.

Atlantic Campground is home to chickens, turkeys, geese, sheep and alpacas

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Atlantic Campground is home to chickens, turkeys, geese, sheep and alpacasCredit: Pitchup/Atlantic Camping

Atlantic Camping is one mile from Bude’s surf beaches and is home to chickens, turkeys, geese, sheep and alpacas.

The pubs, restaurants and attractions of Bude town center are a 20 minute walk from the farmhouse.

There is a two-night minimum stay at the site, where a pitch costs just £20 per night.

Sand-Le-Mere is on the east coast of Yorkshire

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Sand-Le-Mere is on the east coast of YorkshireCredit: Pitchup/Caravan and Sand-Le-Mere leisure park

This site is popular with holidaymakers wanting to enjoy the east coast of Yorkshire.

It offers pitches for caravans and motorhomes and has a swimming pool, sauna, hammam, gym, playgrounds and a bar-restaurant.

Two people can stay in a caravan for £20 a night.

Pointer Farm is a 20-minute drive from Blackpool

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Pointer Farm is a 20-minute drive from BlackpoolCredit: Camping Pitchup/Pointer Farm

This campsite is set on a working farm in the Lancashire countryside, just outside the village of Stalmine.

It is a 10 minute walk to the nearest pub and only 20 minutes drive to Blackpool.

A bus stop at Stalmine provides access to the rest of the coast for those wishing to leave their car behind.

Prices start at £25 per night, although there is a minimum stay of two nights.

Celtic Camping is close to the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy Bay

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Celtic Camping is close to the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy BayCredit: Pitchup/Celtic Camping

Celtic Camping is set on a 100 hectare National Trust farm and has sea views.

It is just a five minute walk from the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and the shingle cove of Aber Pwll.

St Davids is also nearby, as is the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy Bay, which is a popular spot for diving and has twice hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

A pitch without electricity is available from £28 per night for two.

Painters Farm is a two minute walk from the nearest pub

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Painters Farm is a two minute walk from the nearest pubCredit: Pitchup/Celtic Camping

This campsite is just a ten minute drive from the oldest family run brewery in the country, while the nearest pub is just a two minute walk away.

Whitstable is not far away, as are the Kent Downs, an area of ​​outstanding natural beauty.

A night in the cherry orchard at the dog-friendly site is available from £18 per night for two people.

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Atlantic Camping in Cornwall is a family run farm campsite near Bude

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Atlantic Camping in Cornwall is a family run farm campsite near BudeCredit: Pitchup/Atlantic Camping