Where offers the best sun per spend for your caravan staycation?


Tuesday, 21, Jul 2020 09:32

By Emma Dodd

Many of us feel like the decision to holiday at home or abroad has been taken out of our hands this year, but there's still options when it comes to your annual summer trip away.

Caravan owners have the whole of the UK at their disposal, but it can be difficult to narrow down which area you wish to visit.

A new analysis of data has been produced byIsland Cottage Holidays to help inform your choice, ranking destinations throughout the UK for the amount of sunshine you get in relation to the cost of the holiday.

It found the south-east of England represented the best sun per spend, with an average 1,880 hours of sunshine a year and an average holiday cost of £167, putting the likes of Brighton and Margate at the top of the list when it comes to value for money.

While the north-east is a relatively cheap place to go on a caravan holiday, the hours of sunshine came in at 1,498 and the temperature at just 13.3 degrees C.

When you compare this to the south-east at 14.5 degrees C, you're more likely to want to spend time on Brighton Beach or Margate Main Sands than Tynemouth Beach or Bamburgh.

Using Met Office data and Tourism Office costings, Scotland came out as one of the most expensive places to visit at £252, as well as the destination with the fewest hours of sunlight.

Caravan enthusiasts heading north of the border are therefore likely to be travelling to the region for its rich culture and dramatic scenery.

Last weekend was what would traditionally have been the start of the school holidays in England, and roads and caravan parks filled up with holidaymakers.

While some people are starting to travel abroad, others are remaining cautious, and local lockdowns like the one currently facing Barcelona add an extra question mark to foreign travel.

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