California Cross

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

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

Review
Expand review
4.3

Assistant Manager,Trevor, took a lot of trouble to show us various pitches when we arrived.

This review is for California Cross

Assistant Manager,Trevor, took a lot of trouble to show us various pitches when we arrived. Good shop at nearby garage plus lovely home-grown veg. and eggs etc. at kiosk next to it. Very good meal at Ship Inn, Ugborough. 3 good short walks, 2 coastal and 1 at Dartington from book - Really Short Walks in South Devon by Paul White. Very helpful TIC at Kingsbridge plus their useful brochure available on site. Enjoyed Kingsbridge on the Saturday. Good takeaway pizza from Loddiswell Inn - free delivery. Found roads very narrow, especially to Bigbury-on-Sea, which was v. busy, even on a weekday before term ended. Good lunch at The Bay View Cafe, Bigbury-on-sea. Unfortunately, weather deteriorated to low cloud and drizzle and if we weren't keen walkers, not a lot else to do. Found TVs in neighbouring tents and awnings quite intrusive in the evenings. However, an enjoyable week away.

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

The whole site is very clean & tidy, the chap who described himself as the hired hand seems...

This review is for California Cross

The whole site is very clean & tidy, the chap who described himself as the hired hand seems to handle everything from reception to removing stray cows from the site that had got over the fench somehow. The showers & toilets are immaculate, but the showers (gents) could do with a bit of an update, i have never liked plastic curtains in showers, and the water pressure seemed a little low in the shower, but they all worked ok. The site was mostly level and very quiet. The local pub is just a two minute walk, and the cider & beers are light years ahead of the meals, we had two meals in the bar & i could only give 5/10. I will surely return. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
Expand review
4.7

Had a wonderful stay while waiting for a van problem to be fixed.

This review is for California Cross

Had a wonderful stay while waiting for a van problem to be fixed. Site is a little out of the way, so best suited to those who enjoy chilling out.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
Expand review
5

What a great little site! If you are looking for a peaceful break and somewhere to put your...

This review is for California Cross

What a great little site! If you are looking for a peaceful break and somewhere to put your feet up this site is ideal. Every where was clean & tidy run by the nicest site managers you could wish to meet. Enjoy Dave.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 3.5 miles from site entrance

Nearest train station: Ivybridge – 7 miles

Safe Directions


Widget by Frixo

Standard Fees

For more information take a look at Pricing explained.

Minimum booking periods do apply.

Age concession available at this site - More details including more restrictions

Explore the region