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"Enjoy glorious sunsets from your pitch at this Devonshire hilltop campsite."
Our campsite at Lynton is beautifully located right above the Exmoor coast, with panoramic views over to Wales from many pitches and amazing sunsets. The area is a walker's paradise, with coastal walks and the Exmoor National Park both nearby.
Age concession rates are available all year excluding the summer high season period between 23 July to 1 September inclusive
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A lively, clean Site, with breathtaking views.
It has been a fantastic base as there is so much to do with our
18 month old son. We just did not have enough time to do
everything we wanted. - Su and Dan Milward
OS Map Reference: 180 - SS703481Latitude: 51.2164Longitude: -3.8584
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Lynton Camping and Caravanning Club SiteCaffyn’s CrossLydiate LaneLyntonDevonEX35 6JS
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Austin Cooper, Kathleen Cooper
Would like to say we had a lovely 4 night stay at this site. The new managers Austin and Elaine could not have been any more friendly and welcoming. The site can be a bit windy but that is to be expected on a coastal site. The toilet and shower facilities are a bit dated but they are exceptionally clean and well looked after. The showers are lovely and hot well appreciated after a long days walk. The site has a washing area with machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. The shop is small but Elaine keeps it well stocked with the room available to her. Elaine even provided me with ice cubes on a hot day to place in my cool box. Would recommend the site to anyone either in a tent/caravan or mobile home.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
What a wonderful peaceful location. Apart from site traffic vehicles passing along road could be counted on one hand. Site staff very friendly and helpful (Couldn't get signal for tv so were lent videos to watch - no charge !!!!) It would seem this is a bit of a problem. Lovely area for walking and the walk adjacent the site to the Valley of Rocks is great. The only downside was the need for the spotless facilities to be modernised.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
We were nearly put off going to this site based on some of the past reviews, but we are glad we ignored some of the more ridiculous comments- stating daddy long legs in the toilet block! THIS IS A CAMP SITE NOT THE RITZ.
The site was gently sloping, with well-tended grass and hard pitches, with a sea view albeit in the distance and over a hedge. But most noteworthy was how exceptionally clean the shower/wash facilities are.
It turned out the managers have only been there a few weeks, they were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. I hope they get the chance to continue with all the improvements they must have already made.
They stock a selection of essentials and lots of tourist information in the office/ shop.
The area is great for walking, but there are many steep climbs including the mile walk into Lynton as it is an extremely steep walk back to the site. No traffic noise-just birds!
I would recommend the walk to The Hunters Inn, we just had a drink (it would have been worth going back another day for food, but we didnâ€™t have time) but we had a long walk ahead of us as we decided to return to the campsite via the coastal walk.
Another place to visit is Watersmeet where the National Trust runs a lovely shop and cafÃ©, which we returned to after a very hilly walk to the Light house at Foreland Point.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A very warm welcome from the site wardens who were helpful and informative in sighting our unit as it was very windy.The toilets were spotless,all though they were very cold and in need of updating. The site itself was peaceful and we'll maintained.
DATE STAYED: March 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
Lovely peaceful site with superb views. Site managers John&Carol very friendly and helpful Good walks into Lynton, Lynmouth etc and a must for the scenery.
Site WiFi fair signal in top field.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
Initial welcome was friendly. Good size pitch but was hard core and not concrete so very stony and uncomfortable. Only one shower/toilet block, which only had 3 showers in. Extremely dated, lots of insects and spiders and daddy long legs. The showers are shut from 9pm-9am, far too long and considering the small size of the block, closing it all completely, leaving NO toilets from 11am-1pm daily for cleaning was a bit extreme and to have even a half hour period of no toilets is 100% unacceptable. It is a long walk to anywhere, so good for walkers but not for others or the infirm. On any site, the tolieting and showering facilities are the most important thing to me and will determine if I ever go back to the site again. I will not be coming back to this site or recommending it to anyone.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break,Peaceful break
The sites location is on a clifftop so is open to the elements. We have stayed here twice in tents and both times the weather was very windy and wet. We had paid in full before arrival so checked in and were told we could camp where we liked. On the 4th night of our stay winds reached 65 miles an hour and ours and 7 other tents were wrecked. At 0015 my tent was trashed and I had to move my wife and kids to the car while trying to get what was left of my tent down and secured to the ground. All us campers helped each other and we all managed to salvage what we could. At no point did we see any of the site staff during this whole process. Considering the destruction across the site I would have expected some support from somewhere. In the morning at 1000 when we had nearly finished trying to salvage our stuff from the collapsed tents they appeared and asked what happened not if they could help or any other sign of assistance. Very disappointed in the attitude of the onsite staff and would not recommend this otherwise lovely site purely because of the team running it.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
A lovely site and very easy to access as long as you follow the advised route from the West. We made a very late booking and were very well received and helped by the staff when our friend's towing vehicle burnt out on Porlock Hill. They didn't follow the advised route!!!!
We welcomed the washing /shower facilities but didn't use anything else because we walked the coastal path and were out all day. Very useful for this activity. I would say this is the best site in the area for ease of access and facilities without being too busy.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
I am afraid I could find nothing attractive about this site.
Not a friendly welcome, I got the impression some of the wardens did not even want to be there.
The showers are dated, although clean. The paths are broken and the mud mixed with broken stones made it difficult to walk on near the shower block.
I would not say the practice of emptying the bucket of water--just used to clean the toilet floors--into the dish-washing sink was the best, even if the sink was cleaned afterwards.
The dirt I cleaned from the seal of the washing machine was extraordinary, obviously hadn't been cleaned for months.
The "glorious view" can be seen from the children's playing field--if you can get in there. The gate was broken and dropped off its hinges so couldn't even get into the field. To me, the site looked neglected and uncared for.
I understand the facilities are due for updating, and not before time.
I actually found the site, and its immediate area depressing and was glad to leave.
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
The reviews written previously gave us an insight to what we were letting ourselves in for,we were however ( in my opinion mislead!!)
We arrived just after midday as advised and no one was at reception to greet us, we saw the site manager who also saw us from the toilets along with another motorhome arrive. We waited 20 -30 minutes for the fellow to eventually book us in and was greeted by him saying "Have you booked" which I thought was rather abrupt as seeing as this is a friendly club and never been greeted in that way before. We were eventually booked in and told to pick a pitch also strange as usually shown to a pitch. Pitch was more hardcore than hard standing but plenty of room only slight adjustment required to level.
The shower and toilet facilities were extremely dated the ceilings were low and full of flies,moths and various creepy crawlies,the floors were constantly wet and muddy.There were only three showers available and the water occasionally went cold whilst showering.
The site itself,well what can one say, the reception building was dark and dated not very welcoming, the site roadways were full of pot holes and very muddy in areas, the grass was not particulary well looked after but probably due to the wind and rain. Location wise it was only 16 Barnstaple,only a mile from Lynton and near the Valley of Rocks and beautiful Woody Bay.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Just returned home after a glorious few days on this site. Facilities are beginning to show their age (probably the same era as the writer!) - but wow, the SM's kept the whole place immaculate. Well done all - I will return!!
We had a warm welcome by the friendly & helpful staff, the site wasn't very busy, so we pretty much had the pick of the pitches, we decided to pitch at the top of the top field, which was a bit of a mistake (ours), as it is very exposed for tents & we got hammered by the British weather, we would suggest anyone camping in the top field, to pitch at the bottom close to the shelter of the hedge. The site was clean & tidy, but in need of some modernisation, which is being done at the end of the season, this is stated in the information leaflet on arrival. This site is well worth a visit because Lynton & Lynmouth is a beautiful part of Devon.
I enjoyed my stay very much, the staff were friendly and the site was clean and tidy, although the shower facilities could do with an update. The disabled shower facilities were very cramped having just being adapted from able bodied facilites. There were lovely walks in the countryside with leaflets available to local attractions, Lynmouth, etc. Chambercombe Manor, not far away was well worth a visit. The Valley of The Rocks was an interesting sight.
Lovely site very peaceful, very good for dog walking, did not need to go out in the car much to enjoy some lovely walks. Not very good for food shopping nearest big supermarkets at barnstable. Very windy had to go and buy restraing strap for awning, as did another couple.
toilets do need updating. Wardens were very friendly and helpful.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
We had a lovely stay on this peaceful site. Very windy the night we arrived but pitched by a hedge so we were sheltered. Toilets & showers clean and serviceable but do need updating. Could do with a bigger shop but as we were only staying a weekend it wasn't a problem for us.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
We were looking for a quiet North Devon site and this seemed to fit the bill nicely. On arrival we were warmly greeted by site staff and given a pretty much free choice over pitches. We chose a quiet pitch by the hedge and were soon set up.
Contrary to some other reviwers we found the site facilities faultless. Yes, they are basic and yes, they are relatively old but I honestly have not been more impressed with the cleanliness of a site toilet/cleaning block.
Throughout the site, the attentiveness and diligence of the site staff is evident with well maintained grass and pitches and an overall sense of tidiness.
We would not hesitate to recommend this site to anyone looking for a quiet break within easy reach of some of North Devons most beautiful countryside and coastline.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The site is in a beautiful, peaceful location, and there are an abundance of things to do in the area, especially if you like walking.
The site facilities are not as good as at other campsites we've visited. Much of the site is sloping, and if you are camping and also require an electric hook-up your choices of places to pitch are very limited! There are not nearly enough shower/washing facilities - only three female showers(one for disabled) and most sinks didn't have drinking water so were useless if you wanted to clean your teeth. A further set of showers (again only 3) were not open until June. This was woefully inadequate in off-season May, so I certainly wouldn't go to this site in high season. Also, the washing-up facilities were locked at 8 which meant you couldn't have a leisurely evening meal if you wanted to wash up too.
We were told the facilities are due to be updated at the end of the year which I would hope would improve the situation
DATE STAYED: May 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break
We have been using this site for years. It is in a fabulous location for walking both along the coast and inland on Exmoor. The wildlife is wonderful.
There is a lovely little beach at Lee Bay (the tide has to be out for sand) and numerous cafes for that essential cream tea. There are various trips to local places - Lynton, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Porlock (try the open top bus from Lynmouth), Combe Martin etc.
Lyn and Dave - the Holiday Managers - have been the epitome of the "Friendly Club" over the years. They look after the site and their guests beautifully. They couldn't be more helpful and we both regard them as good friends.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
we have just come back from here the campsite was nice it was peaceful the staff was friendly. My issues with this campsite were that the play ground wasnt really suitable for toddlers as the wooden steps on the slide were too far apart and only had 1 baby swing toilets and showers could do with up dating and the freezing facilities you have to buy their freezer blocks at 50p each then you have to give the freezer blocks back when you have finished with them (you dont get your money back)because they only have a small freezer also we think they should update the shop sell more items and we had to travel by car to get to places as the walks was not suitable for younger children listed as coastal only if you go by car or go by the steep hill walk which is a mile and half. great for couples with older kids (9 years upwards) who are active or anyone wanting a peaceful break .
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Secluded site so if you fance a bag of chips or a pint bring them with you or you can take the 1 mile walk down a steep track to Lynton and hope you don't have a heart attack walking back up.
I was on a grass pitch and this area had a fair old slope to it in places ok for a small van but larger should stick to the hard standing area which is flat.
Only thing I wasn't keen on was the only place to walk my dogs was out on the road so I had to take them off in the car elsewhere for a run.
I put moderate access because ideally you should avoid the A39 Minehead to Lynton as this is none to caravan friendly
DATE STAYED: July 2011
Lovely peaceful site, we enjoyed our stay on this site, however, the only complaint I have is that it could do with a family shower cubicle. Saying that, they have lovely clean facilities.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
We have just returned from a 2 week stay at this very good site.
The site manager and his assistants were very friendly and helpful. The site was busy, but we did not feel crowded in. There is a small play area for the children and a reasonable sized field set aside for ball games. We were on the top field which afforded some spectacular views of both the sea and Exmoor; if there was a downside to the views it would be that the field is exposed to the wind. The ablutions were well kept and there was plenty of hot water.
The location is perfect for some spectacular coastal walking - be prepared for some steep climbs. Lynton is a one mile walk from the site along a narrow track â€“ signposted as unsuitable for motors. The walk back requires a level of fitness as the track is steep.
Would definitely visit again and recommend to those who enjoy the outdoor life.
My eight year old and I have just returned from two weeks at this site. We are already looking at ways to visit again. We had a pitch in the top field which was camping at its most natural - no roads/paths, beautiful view of the sea and many sunsets. The stewards were extremely friendly and helpful.
There are many walks and attractions within the area suiting a wide variety of interests.
The small play park and playing field provided a meeting point for children of all ages to make new friends.
The toilet and shower block was always clean and in good condition even on the wet weather days.
We both made many friends and felt part of a wider community. There was a very positive atmosphere throughout.
fantastic site, been times, friendly staff ,toilets very clean and well maintained but could do with updating.plenty of very good walks straight from the site.would highly recommend a visit
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Excellently run site in quiet hilltop location 20 mins steepish walk down to the famous Victorian resort of Lynton, with its unique cliff railway. Perfectly satisfactory showers & WC. Wonderful base for good walk to Foreland Point, Valley of the Rocks, or riverside woodland trail to Rockford via Watersmeet tea rooms.Exmoor/Dunkery Beacon not far + ferry to Lundy from Ilfracombe. Enjoy!
Although the site was high and exposed in parts, we were given a sheltered pitch as there were high winds when we arrived. We had a warm welcome and the site managers were extremely friendly and helpful throughout our 12 day stay. Some facilities are ageing, but were always spotless and more than adequate. Unfortunately we had a family emergency during our stay, and at that time the staff were exceptionally helpful and sympathetic for which we thank them. Although the weather was "iffy" we had an almost perfect holiday - it is a beautiful area and the site made an ideal base. The green lane from the site into the Valley of the Rocks is one of the best walks ever.
Although there was a misunderstanding with our booking on arrival, we found the site extremely well run by friendly staff. All facilities spotlessly clean. Thank you.
We found it a lovely friendly site. Stayed with my husband during half term week - it was a joy to see the kids having such a fantastic time in & around the playground. Most of the pitches slope to some extent, but that's inevitable given the nature of the surrounding countryside. Shower block old, but very clean. There was only one washing machine & dryer, which is probably ok outside school holidays, but can get very busy when lots of families are staying. Lots to do in the local area.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
I have just spent 4 days at this site with my (grown up) children and grandchildren. Dave and his wife could not have been more attentive and caring when we arrived. They made us feel very welcomed. My grandchildren had a wonderfull time playing on the swings and slide with lots of other children who could not have been nicer. I recommend this site to anyone with children. It is friendly, clean and somehow has a very relaxed feeling. Lots to do with kids within a very short distance. Go there!
My family and I stayed here. We have been before lots and lots and we really love the site. One of the main things I really love is that there are all sorts to do like: beach, shopping, steam train, horse riding and more. Dave and Lynn are really nice and friendly. The only thing that dissapointed us was the toilets as they need a lot of work badly but are kept clean. The playground is lovely and it has two swings and a slide. There are always other children to play with. We wish the site stayed open in October.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
DAVE AND LYNN WERE SO KIND AND FREINDLY. IVE JUST HAD 6 NIGHTS AT THIS SITE WITH MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER AGED 6 AND MY SON AGED 12 AND ITS SO SAFE AND SECLUDED FOR THEM AS YOU CAN,T HEAR ANY CARS OR TRAFFIC. I,VE SEEN IN ONE REVIEW THAT THE FACILITIES BLOCK ARE DATED AND NEED DRAGGING INTO THE 20TH CENTURY. YES THEY ARE DATED BUT THEY ARE SPOTLESSLY KEPT CLEAN AND PLENTY OF HOT WATER. I PERSONALLY WOULD PREFER SOMETHING OLDER AND CLEAN AND PERFECT WORKING ORDER THAN SOMETHING MODERN AND FANCY THAT IS DIRTY AND DOES NOT WORK ! IF YOU WANT A PEACEFUL AND SAFE SITE WITH HARD WORKING OWNERS THAT HAVE HUMANITY AND KINDNESS THEN DO NOT HESITATE TO STAY HERE..... DAVE & LYNN,THANK YOU.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
I last stayed at this site some 9 years ago and was told then the toilet block was going to be updated. On arrival this time we asked about the toilet block only to be told it still hadnt been updated although kept spotlessly clean. It is a lovely site in a wonderful position with very helpful site managers.
On arrival the staff were very helpful and friendly then let us pick our pitch and advised us on what the best pitch would be. The site itself was keep very clean and tidy and considering it tipped it down all week the showers and toilets were clean as well. The showers themselves are dated and could do with someone dragging then into the 20th century!!!!!!!! but worked well. Local area has lots to do and not far from Woolacombe and Ilfacombe. I would recommend this site to anyone.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
To be brutaly honest I only stayed there as my girlfriend likes the area, I wasnt sure about the site and what it offered but when I got there I was pleasently surprised as it was the first site we had been to together. it is totaly friendly with clean facillities just what we needed not too big but small enough for a quiet stay. Would love to stay there again to see the sites we didnt get to see.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Facilities good and very clean.
Most of the pitches were sloping, some of them quite steep.
DATE STAYED: September 2010
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Nearest train station: Barnstaple – 20 miles
Nearest bus: 0.75 mile from Site entrance
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