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Choosing the Perfect Spot for Camping With Friends

Sitting under the stars by a bonfire with friends, away from the hustle of city life, has its charms. Camping can give you a respite from mundane daily routines and is a de-stressing experience.

Whether you want to escape to a remote countryside or look for an idyllic coastal campsite, here are some top places to go camping with friends to boost mental health and increase productivity.

Camping Destinations

Camping under a starry night's sky in La Challe Mount, the French Alps (photo: Yann Allegre)
Night's sky in La Challe Mount, the French Alps (photo: Yann Allegre)

Devon, England

Spending time outdoors in this southwest part of England will make you feel thousands of miles away from the rest of the country.

There are plenty of places to pitch your tent, but none are better than Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Here, you will find spots overlooking stunning vistas under the shadow of craggy cliffs on the North Devon coast.

The Alps, France

The domain of skiers in the winter transforms into a paradise for campers once the snow thaws and spring nears.

The fresh alpine air and the quaint villages on the mountain slopes provide a magical environment to pitch a tent. The clear, glittering night sky makes the occasion all the more memorable.

Sainte Anne, Martinique

Beach in Sainte-Anne (photo: Teddy Charti)
Beach in Sainte-Anne (photo: Teddy Charti)

The lack of suitable transport and ridiculously high costs can make camping in the Caribbean hard, but Sainte Anne is an exception.

Located in the southern part of Martinique, the Sainte Anne beach camp is a trendy spot for locals and Europeans who come cruising around the eastern Caribbean waters to relax and escape from the harsh climate back home.

Manali, India

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Kothi Village near the town of Manali has some of the best facilities for adventure camping.

With a pleasant climate around the year, camping here is a thrilling experience at the trekking camps beside the river Beas and Solang Valley.

Alberta, Canada

Hiking in Banff (photo: Ali Kazal)
Hiking in Banff (photo: Ali Kazal)

You're spoiled for choices when it comes to camping in Canada's stunning reserves and national parks.

The Banff National Park in Alberta is ideal for spending a few days with friends for the ultimate wild experience. Remember to get a permit first; it is mandatory for all non-Canadian citizens.

Tasmania, Australia

Camping is considered a national passion in Australia, as the bush terrain has some incredible free and paid campsites.

It is common to find tents pitched by the roadsides in the Tasmanian wilderness.

Remember that the bush is full of dangerous wildlife; educate yourself on precautions if you encounter them in person.

Barafundle Bay, Wales

Barafundle Bay (photo: Pete Garnett)
Barafundle Bay (photo: Pete Garnett)

Nominated as one of the best bays in Britain, Barafundle Bay in Wales has excellent camping infrastructure on the beach.

The bay is often compared to those in the Caribbean islands concerning water clarity and pristine beaches.

There are no fishing or scuba diving facilities, but plenty of natural features can be explored.


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