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Our lovely Club Site on the south Devon coast.
The South Hams offers a wonderful mix of coast, moorland and rolling hills and a range of activities to match from walking and cycling to sailing and surfing. For history lovers there are delights such as Totnes Castle and The South Devon Railway, while a range of arts and food festivals and sailing regattas will keep culture-vultures happy.
Where better to base yourself to enjoy these delights than at our lovely Dartmouth Club campsite. Aptly named as the attractive harbour town is just a five minute drive away, the site offer campers stunning sea views over Start Bay. Spacious pitches, a large camping field and family shower room are among the facilities on offer.
There are beaches aplenty - Blackpool Sands is within walking distance – Slapton Sands, Torcross, Beesand Beach and Hall Sands are a short drive away.
Also easily accessed are Totnes, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. At the latter cross the River Dart to the pretty village of Kingswear and hop on board the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway for a ride along the Torbay coast. While on this side of the river, Greenway is a magical place to explore. Once the holiday home of Agatha Christie it is now managed by the National Trust.
Tent campers not requiring electric, please book direct with the site, please note this pitch type is only available in July and August.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
The site shop sells locally- produced goods.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Family shower room
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Childrens play area
Club Site Wi-fi
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Electric shaver sockets
Parent and baby room
Chemical toilet disposal point
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
A fantastic break at Dartmouth with plenty to do. We visited Buckfastleigh Otter and Butterfly which is a treat for any animal lover with the Devon valley steam railway next door. Paignton with it's shops
, pier and beach is a good day out for all. Eating out may be a problem as there isn't much to choose from. We found the Queens Arms in Slapton a great place for good honest food at very reasonable prices and a very warm welcome (get in each as it is popular). Beaches for the little ones include Blackpool sands which you have to pay for parking but it's clean and safe and further along the coast road you have Slapton sands with the ww2 memorial to the service men who died in preperation for D day. Plenty of of boat trips
, and steam railway journeys to be had.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Poor weather whilst we were there, but pitch didn't show this.
Bus stops outside but would consider a taxi to Dartmouth as its similarly priced.
30mins stroll to Blackpool Sands.
Fish & Chip van there most evenings, but we didn't sample it as thought they were expensive.
There's a Lidl & large Sainsburys not far away by car.
My only criticism would be about the water pressure in the showers - used off peak, it wasn't very good(better than a trickle).
However, this certainly won't put us off from returning.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples
Dartmouth just around the corner, pretty little coloured houses of the town tumbling into the sea. Various ferries shortcut the winding roads to Greenway Agatha Christies house, Overbeck, tropical gardens, Totnes with it's castle and strange Elizabethan market. Plenty to see and do, beaches mainly gravel or pebbles, we only found one real sand beach and it was packed! Dartmouth Castle was a must see, the castle is what we call a good climbing castle and the views were spectacular.
Brixham was a bit disappointing and worn out so we didn't stop, just glimpsed the Golden Hind from the quayside. Lovely to see the GWR railway steaming along beside the Dart. You can really understand why it was nicknamed God's Wonderful Railway! We didn't eat out as I am allergic to fish - Dartmouth is full of fish restaurants!
But Sainsburys and Lidl were minutes away from the campsite so we didn't starve.
We did not find one vegetarian restaurant anywhere in Dartmouth. All in all could highly recommend a visit. Despite weird weather every day it was an adventure not to be missed. We'd love to come back for another visit.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent walk to Dartmouth and bus stop right outside the site, for the return!
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples
Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance
Nearest train station: Totnes 13 miles