5 Reasons To Treat Yourself To Shoulder Season Campervan Hire
Are you worried about the summer slipping by too fast and not having something to look forward to? At Bunk Campers we understand the thrill that comes with knowing you have a mini holiday or trip booked. Shoulder season is the period between the high and low season, and is arguably one of the best times to enjoy a campervan holiday. In this article we uncover the top five reasons why you should book up for a campervan hire holiday this shoulder season.
1. It’s the best time to escape the hustle and bustle
After the busy months of July and August, September and October is the ideal time to get off the beaten track and explore the furthermost villages, landscapes and coasts without crowds of tourists fluttering about. And there’s nothing like a campervan holiday to whisk ourselves away from the stressful urban environment!
Offering all the equipment you need on your campervan hire holiday, a campervan becomes a practical and comfortable home on wheels, meaning there’s no other way to enjoy as much freedom and flexibility on your road trip.
2. There’s still (sun) light at the end of the (summer) tunnel
The UK and Ireland usually enjoy warm weather in September, with parts of the UK averaging around 20 degrees Celsius. This shoulder season you should take the chance to get outdoors and have a good time before the winter weather starts creeping in.
Hire a campervan from our London depot and explore England’s South Coast, officially the sunniest place in the UK! Drive your camper to Dorset and marvel at the stunning Durdle Door. In Brighton, park up, cook on board and have lunch by Brighton Pier!
If you are interested in campervan hire in Scotland, why not chase the last rays of sun whilst enjoying some island hopping? Head across to the unspoilt Isle of Skye in your campervan, or discover Eilean Donan Castle on the NC500.
3. September hosts events to suit all kinds of holidaymakers
The festival season continues well into September and October in the UK and Ireland with events to suit everyone. Head to Mint Festival 2022 in Leeds on the 10th of September, located at Newsam Green Farm in Leeds.
If you’ll be in Ireland in September you won’t want to miss Electric Picnic in County Laois. This is Ireland’s largest gathering of music & arts, and the “ultimate rock n’ roll circus”. There’s something for everyone here including Dermot Kennedy, Tame Impala and the Arctic Monkeys.
Make sure to check out the Callander Jazz and Blues Festival in Scotland, from the 30th of September until the 2nd of October. This is the largest rural Jazz & Blues Festival in Scotland and is firmly established on the UK festival map. First held back in 2006, this year’s event features over 60 gigs across 16 venues, performing live jazz, blues, R&B and soul over 3 days.
4. Surfs up!
September marks the beginning of the surfing season and with some favourable offshore winds we’ll see the arrival of some huge “ground swells”…..and not a moment too soon.
There are good surfing conditions for surf for most of the year along Ireland’s west coast, but you’ll get a constant rumble of swell from September. The weather is still warm and with the hurricane season on the other side of the Atlantic, the west coast waves start to pick up. This is the time to head to Ireland’s west coast and experience the optimum condition for surf!
Ireland is host to some of the best surfing locations in the world and with your campervan, you’ll have no trouble chasing those waves. Our top surfing picks go to Bundoran in County Donegal for its heavy reefs and big wave spots, Easky in Sligo for fun points and reefs and Co. Clare for big wave spots and heavy slabs.
Along the South Coast of England, both Cornwall and Dorset have some great surf spots, but Fistral Beach is perfect. In September and October, the swells bring steep, powerful waves that are ideal conditions. As a testament to how good the waves are, the British National Surf Championships are held here!
For more advanced surfers, you must visit Thurso East in Scotland to catch some waves. Dubbed “Scotlands Cold Water Surfing Mecca”. Surfers travel from far and wide from any part of the world to experience the town’s fabled surf.
5. A summer holiday on a budget is possible… in September
Last but not least, with most people feeling the pinch on their wallets this year, a tight budget is one of the main restraints when planning our summer holiday. By travelling in September, you will save massively in comparison to the peak season months. Avoid peak summer rates on campervan hire, campsites and attractions meaning you can enjoy that dream journey without paying an arm and a leg for it!
Bunk Campers have a large range of 2 – 6 berth motorhomes and campervans for hire in the UK & Ireland, suitable for all tastes and budgets.