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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
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
Probably our best holiday to date. A warm and friendly welcome to a well managed site.
Lots to do in the area. We mainly used the bus route that stops outside the site. Add to this ferries and boat links on the Dart to Totness. Greenway (Agatha Christies summer residence now National Trust, and many other boats trips.
We also visited Coleton Fishacre (NT) home to the D'Oyly Carte family.
The coastal walk is also excellent, even if it is only the stroll to Dartmouth Castle. Blackpool Beach and Slapton Sands are worth a visit too.
Pitches on site were spacious. Many caravans were able to pitch sideways on to the track which we did allowing the awning to be on the south side of the caravan. It is a relaxed site with good facilities and the usual small shop selling bread, bacon, eggs and other essentials.
A national chain supermarket is only a few minutes away by car on the outskirts of Dartmouth.
The nearest pub, the Green Dragon, is in the village about 10 mins walk from the site. We enjoyed a good meal there, but do book.
A fish and chip van is on site three times a week.
Access is easy although exiting require some care because of the limited visibility from the west. There is a mirror opposite to help.
We loved the site, helped by great weather, and will consider returning.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
As new CCC members and being fairly new to caravaning, this was our first stay on a CCC site. It did not disappoint. The facilities were excellent and spotless, the site is peaceful and quiet and the location for exploring South Devon is excellent. At reception there are a few basic items for sale, bus timetables and tourist information. You can also order morning papers. Dartmouth itself is served by a Sainsburys and Lidls - both are opposite each other at the top of the hill on the way into Dartmouth and they are approx short mile from the campsite.
Dartmouth is a few minutes away by car. Parking can be limited in Dartmouth but there is a park and ride ( opposite Sainsburys) a bus stop outside the campsite or you can easily walk (steep long downhill) into the town. Dartmouth itself is an exceptional place to visit and it will not disappoint.
Going a little further afield Torbay is a very short drive away if you take the ferry from Dartmouth to Kingswear. The village of Salcombe is well worth a visit and nearby beaches are Blackpool (good private beach - no dogs, perfect for children but because it is private expect to pay for parking in season) and Slapton. Although it is a pebble beach it is a huge long beach so there is always plenty of room for everyone.
The Coast path is easily accessible from the campsite and so is perfect for walking. You can take the coast path down to Dartmouth rather than the main road. The area is hilly so there is no walking on the flat.
I would definitely stay on this site again and our friends who visited us for the day also loved it and are now talking about buying a caravan and joining the CCC. It helped that the weather was great!
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance
Nearest train station: Totnes 13 miles