New campsite on Northumberland coast reveals huge demand for bookings
A new campsite has revealed the huge demand for visitor bookings on the Northumberland coast this summer.
Coast and Castles Holiday Park opened as a pop-up campsite on the old RAF administration site at Boulmer last Friday.
Paul Davidson, a partner in the venture, revealed: "We’re pretty much fully booked for this month which is incredible considering we’ve just opened.
"We’ve been the second most popular site in Northumberland on pitchup.com in terms of views and bookings over the last four weeks. We’ve had 10,500 views which gives an indication of the demand for Northumberland for this type of holiday.
"We’ve had a few people telling us that they couldn’t get in anywhere else and as we’d just opened we were the only site available that had showers and glamping tents.”
They have taken advantage of new regulations allowing pop-up campsites without planning permission for up to 56 days, double the usual 28-day limit.
"We’ve had some very positive feedback already,” said Paul. “We’ve had street food vendors and a pop-up bar open every day and we’ve also been getting quite a few people in from Longhoughton which has been nice.
"We’re going to open for the eight weeks but it could potentially be longer, perhaps until October, if the demand is there,” said Paul. “We’re just waiting on our full camping and caravanning licence.”
Work will then be carried out over the winter for a touring caravan site to open next March.
The site will offer up to 80 pitches of which 46 will be for caravans and campervans for overnight stays. The remainder will be for camping and glamping.