California Cross

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £6.30 to £10.65 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites with good pubs nearby

    Top site for pubs

Near the South Devon Heritage Coast - sandy beaches and activity or peace and tranquility. The choice is yours.

You’ll find our California Cross Club campsite in South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Off the beaten track and surrounded by rolling countryside, the campsite is nestled between the sandy beaches of South Devon’s Heritage coast and the dramatic landscape of the Dartmoor National Park.

Peace and tranquillity is what you’ll find here, along with a mix of level and sloping pitches and a good range of on-site facilities. The California Inn and a shop, both next door to the campsite serve and sell locally produced food.

Nearby Modbury and Ivybridge offer a range of shops and places to eat. The latter will also appeal to walkers. The Two Moors Way starts here, traversing the National Park on its way to Lynmouth on the north Devon coast. Heading south the Erme-Plym Way links Ivybridge to Wembury. The beach here is known for its surfing and rock pooling.

Bigbury on Sea boasts the biggest sandy beach in south Devon. Catch the sea tractor from here to pretty Burgh Island. For windsurfing, canoeing and coastal walks go to nearby Wonwell beach. Mothecombe and Coastguards beaches are also not to be missed.

Worth Noting

Some pitches are sloping and chocks may be needed.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

The California Inn and a shop, both next to the campsite, serve and sell local produce. A farm shop four miles away has local organic meat and vegetables, a monthly Farmer's Market visits Totnes, Dartmouth, Ivybridge and Kingsbridge.

Facilities

California Cross has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Mother and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

Reviews

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5

When we arrived Jan and Jo gave us a very warm welcome and were interested in our 1980's Super...

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When we arrived Jan and Jo gave us a very warm welcome and were interested in our 1980's Super Sprinte Major! Throughout our stay they chatted and made time not only for us but for everyone else who wanted information, help or just a friendly chat. The site is well kept and the facilities are spotlessly clean every day. The nearby garage with Spar shop is a bonus and there are plenty of places locally in which to eat like The Ship in Ugborough and The White Hart in Modbury, the two pubs where we thought the food was better than other local pubs. We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing morning onsite and then after having an early lunch in our much loved caravan, we went out to see the local sites. Start Point is a must for those who can manage the uphill trek back to the car park! Weather was good and we unwound in a nice friendly atmosphere. Thank you Jo, Jan, Trevor and The Friendly Club!

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

We were welcomed by Jo who was exceptionally friendly.

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We were welcomed by Jo who was exceptionally friendly. Amazing we had a mutual friend from ten years ago. Nothing was too much trouble and the site amenities and locations were explained. Only stayed one night but might come again for a longer stay.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Far from the madding crowd was definitely a feeling we had during our weeks stay.

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Far from the madding crowd was definitely a feeling we had during our weeks stay. It was only when we arrived and experienced the tranquil setting that we realised just what a rat race we live in. We went with our two children aged 6 and 3 and they loved it. The play area was tucked away in a corner of the site and although no ball games are allowed, the managers were kind and practical enough to allow us to play in another area where there weren't any occupied pitches. Literally outside the main entrance is a filling station with a rampacked Spar Shop and free ATM proved perfect for picking up essentials on a daily basis. Be warned if you rely on Internet access. We were with Vodafone and couldn't get any data signal on site. There is wi-if throughout the site to compensate for this but I just sat on the filling station car park outside the site and logged onto the free wifi from the pub across the road to check my emails. Did I not mention the pub? Although the sites' isolated from the hustle and bustle. Everything you'd need, is on your doorstep, literally! Loved it.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

They booked us very quickly and gave us all the relevant information in a very professional...

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They booked us very quickly and gave us all the relevant information in a very professional manner and we were very soon on our pitch. We called in at the beginning of this season and thought the site was a bit neglected, but when we arrived wow what a transformation. The team had done a marvellous job at bringing the site up to standard in such a short time.

  • Towing: Difficult
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 3.5 miles from site entrance

Nearest train station: Ivybridge – 7 miles

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