The best seaside campsites

From the Costa Brava to the Cyclades, Keith Didcock of the Cool Camping guidebooks picks his favourite sites for pre-breakfast swims, lazy afternoons on the beach and cocktails at sunset.

Enjoy views of the sparkling sea from your clifftop pitch in this dramatic bay-side site on the island off the Tuscan coast where Napoleon spent a year in exile before being defeated at Waterloo. Dotted with cacti and all manner of strange trees, the crumbly chocolate cliffs make for a perfect hideaway from the tourists on the mainland. The bay is shallow and great for children, and there's a secluded rocky beach at the back of the site if you want to get away from it all.