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"A family site with seaviews and sandy and shingle beaches within walking distance. "
Slapton Sands is the perfect campsite for a family holiday in the south west. Lovely sea views from many pitches and a predominance of tents (only eight caravans are allowed) give a relaxed feel. A shingle beach is very close, with sandy ones on each side.
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Slapton Sands Camping and Caravanning Club SiteMiddle GroundsSlaptonKingsbridgeDevonTQ7 2QW
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Peter Foster, Yvonne Foster
This site was peaceful with lovely views and well maintained. The only thing that let it down was there were only three showers in each of the toilet blocks.It would also make an ideal adults only site.
DATE STAYED: April 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
A great site in a great costal location. We would particularly wish to commend Peter & Yvonne (Site managers) for their friendliness, hospitality and help when we locked ourselves out of our Motorhome (before breakfast), they looked after us until the RAC came around midday when we managed to get back in ok! Our external recommendations are: 1] Walk down to Torcross and have fish&chips in the Torcorss boat house cafÃ©, superb. 2] From Totnes we used the A3122 towards Dartmouth and then A379 to approach site, whichever way you go you have to drive through narrow village roads!! All in all we would strongly recommend this small site, great for coastal walks or for a walk around Slapton Ley nature reserve
We stopped here for 3 nights in April 2013 whilst on our tour of the Devon coast. A nice site which is well maintained with knowledgeable staff. The site is just off the main coast road known as Slapton Ley. By the memorial car park. (overnight parking for small charge) There are approximately 6 hard standings with well manicured grass pitches. Some pitches offer fantastic views over the bay. The village of Slapton has one grocery shop and is approx 3min walk from the site. The beach is a fine shingle 5min walk away. Between the site and the sea is a fresh water lake with many walks and trails, it is a national nature reserve with lots of bird wild life and otters with well constructed hides to view. The approach to the site can be tricky if anything bigger than a car so forget SATNAV. We have a motorhome and went out via Dartmouth A3122 (Lidl by P&R). which we found easier. All in all a good site which is a credit to the staff, nice clean toilets with the blue disinfectant cubes in the urinals at night. We will visit again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We stayed at this site for a quiet break, it was a fantastic get away for us. The beach is close by and a regular bus service is at the end of the road, a short stroll away. Having a motorhome this proved invaluable and we enjoyed bus trips to Dartmouth and Kingsbridge The facilities are excellent, very clean and tidy.
Slapton village is just down the road with two pubs and a small shop, although the shop is a bit expensive, but being a bit remote this is to be expected.
The site staff were friendly, polite and very helpful, we asked to stay for a couple of extra days as our pitch had such a gorgeous view of the coastline and we were enjoying our stay so much, we were told this was not a problem, we are looking forward to going there again.
One thing we found is, do not follow sat nav directions as we did, you cannot get through Slapton village with anything bigger than a large car, go to Kingsbridge and take the road from there to the site.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Lovely site, kids made lots of friends and the play equipment was good. The facilities were clean but there could've been a couple more showers. Most of the staff were lovely, we weren't impressed with listening to a large argument between them but understand people clash. Other than that it is a truly beautiful place, fresh lakes and seaside all intone place. We ave a large motor home and access was very very tight but once near the site it was fine. Visited lots of towns and the bus is just down the road!
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Difficult
Great last camp of the year at Slapton Sands club site. Fantastic views and excellent location for visiting Dartmouth, Paignton, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and more. Only gripe would be that amenities block only has 3 male and 3 female showers so less facilities compared to some other more recently modernised sites and a bit of queuing at peak times. Is a refurb due?
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
This was our second stay, both being over the busy August Bank Holidays ( 2011 and 2012). The general appearance and cleanliness of the amenities was of a very high standard, at a very busy time ( The campsite only had a few pitches left ). The staff were very polite and helpful
The site itself is very favourably situated for the nearby beaches. Dartmouth, Plymouth and Paignton are within easy travelling distance. We would highly recommend this site for either short or long stays.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
PLEASE follow the suggested route via Kingsbridge â€“ there are some narrow spots so take care & your time. An on-coming car clipped my towing mirrors, thankfully not my van â€“ but the site is a gem. I guess most who visit this site are in tents, so towing just a camping trailer â€“ hence anyone towing a van will say towing is NOT easy.
Great small campsite. Wardens were helpful and efficient: well kept and run.
Only had to wait once for a shower â€“ even though site was full, so I donâ€™t think the number of showers is the big issue that others have said.
Enjoyed: Blackpool Sands, Queens Arms beer garden, walk with warden around Slapton Lea, Start Point lighthouse, coast walks Beesands to Hallsands and the abandoned village, East Prawle including Gammon Head & interesting coastwatch station at Prawle Point, glorious Dartmouth.
Downside was some campers werenâ€™t that friendly â€“ guess they were glamping whilst Salcombe Regatta was on.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
Just returned from a short two night break with my son. We had a lovely time, the site was clean and tidy with excellent washing facilities etc. The pitch was spacious and the staff friendly and helpful. There is so much to do in the area with Dartmouth/ Paignton a short drive away. Slapton village is very nearby with the Queens Arms serving good pub food and a great pint of ale. A great area for families. I would recommend this site and area to anyone. It was a shame my break was so short. We will return.
Lovely campsite with fabulous views towards Dartmouth. Very friendly staff and a great location to explore the surrounding area, the local bus service is brilliant and stops on the main road and in the village at certain times. The reception has bus timetables. Good food is served at the Queen's Arms and a choice of real ales are available. I enjoyed a very pleasant few days there in July 2012 and look forward to returning again later this year.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Loved it! Great staff, clean facilities and nice atmosphere.
Not many places you can wake up and see the sea from the top bunk of your motorhome.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
We have middlesize motorhome, just under 6m long. I agree with all the comments about access - though the problem is more with access through Kingsbride (don't even think of going through Dartmouth) rather than the road to the site which is relatively simple. The beach is shingle so don't wear open sandals, but there is miles of it. The walk to Torcross is pleasant and you can a you can get food and drinks in a tiny beachside cafe.It only has one loo so use the public toilets if you are in a hurry.Walks around Slapton are very pleasant,though muddy in parts (it had been very rainy) We took the bus to Dartmouth which is well worth a visit.We really enjoyed this site and the staff made us very welcome. The only downside I would say, is that there don't seem to be enough toilets and showers to cope if the site is full. It wasn't a problem for us as it wasn't!
DATE STAYED: June 2012
Just returned fro aweek at this site.
The site managers run a very clean and friendly site.The beach (10mins walk)
is of fine to large pebbles and what was great for us was it was dog friendly.Every dog owner we saw was abiding by the rules and dogs were always on leads whilst on site.We have found that on some club sites some owners think that the rules do not apply to them.some pitches have great views of the bay.only one downside for us was that the pitch we had was on the small side and one day when we returned we found that the tent beside us had put up another tent between us and thus broke the distance rule between units.we did not use our awning,but if we had they would have been within a couple of feet away.we did not complain as it was our last day.we would stay here again.the approach to the site through sall villages is not for the faint hearted if towing very narrow and sharp bends.
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Back for a return visit at the end of a very blustery April (stayed for the Bank Holiday 2011) site lovely and peaceful and would be pleased to stay there again at any time of the year. The Slapton nature reserve has so many interesting sights and the coastal walks are excellent. The pubs were as good as before and we could take our two dogs with us (the dog walk on site is tiny but other, much better walks are on the doorstep.)
DATE STAYED: April 2012
Nice quiet site well maintained, staff friendly and helpful...
Not the easiest site for access when towing....
Not the best site if a novice caravanner....
DATE STAYED: October 2011
Lovely site with some beautiful see views and friendly staff. We were given a sheltered spot thankfully as it was very windy. Pitch was fairly level but with numerous holes and rock near the surface. The 'dog walk' is a misnomer - it's only 68 yards in total. For that matter so is the beach because Slapton Sands is in fact fine shingle which is very difficult to walk on. Driving in the area is on very narrow, twisty roads and no street lighting. You will enjoy watching Jet and Heather doing their rounds, ensuring everything is in order - I'll leave it at that for you to find out why!
We visited Slapton Sands for 5 days with our two young children and when it was time to come home, they cried themselves to sleep because they didn't want to leave! Narrow roads all around which made me glad on the roof rack and not owning a trailer. The site was clean and tidy at all times. Shame, however, that despite having 6 toilets and 6 washbasins in cubicles, there is only 1 sink with soap to wash your hands with and 1 hand dryer. There is also no separate showers where my husband could shower our girls. The beach near the site is only 10 minutes walk away but is a pebble beach. Blackpool Sands is a 10 minute drive away but is with finer pebbles but the best sand beach is Salcombe North Sands which is approximately 35 minutes drive away.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Just had an excellent stay at Slapton over the August Bank Holiday Week, weather was perfect! The site is great, very easy and safe footpath walking to the lovely village of Slapton, the beach and the Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Our dogs were allowed in all these places too and we also took them on the bus to Dartmouth. Dogs 70p return, us free but a younger family member paid Â£6.00 return, good value, saving on parking, petrol and narrow roads.
We had an evening meal and a lunch at the two pubs in Slapton, both have gardens, dogs are welcome, both do good food. The village shop has most of the usual things plus papers.
This was a friendly site to suit all ages and if you're lucky you might get a good sea view from your pitch. It's a really nice place to stay.
We stayed here over the August bank holiday, and I believe the site was full. Having said that, it was kept very clean, and the wardens were always checking around the site. Lots of families with kids, having fun. Had a lovely quiet pitch with a sea view. And at 10.30pm everything goes quiet, exactly why we joined the club.
2 pubs a 10 minute walk away, we had an evening meal at the Queens head, standard pub grub, but very nice..There is a tiny shop in the village.
You can walk down to the beach (SHINGLE), but its a bit of a slog back up....didnt go to Blackpool sands as its not dog friendly, we always take our dog to Bigbury or Salcombe, lovely sandy beaches.
The only downside is there are not enough showers, to cope with the number of people on site, but in the ladies they do have cubicles with sinks etc.
Would we stay again????
We were given a warm reception from the owners when we arrived, this was much appreciated as this was our first experience of camping. The staff were efficient at their duties. The facilities were good and clean at all times during our stay which surprised us as it was over the bank holiday. There were queues at peak periods for the showers but this was only to be expected during this busy time. There are good walks around this area.
still thoroughly enjoy camping at slapton after 30 years ! ALWAYS well managed and particularly appreciated the friendly and helpfull staff over the last couple of years ! love the area and location .
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Difficult to negotiate the narrow roads towing a trailer.Staff are friendly and polite and site was very nice.It is situated close to the sea, and a short drive away is the wonderful beach at Blackpool Sands (you MUST visit!) Shower blocks were very clean,although at peak times, there were queues. The local towns are worth perusing at leisure, lots of lovely quaint shops. The only thing we would say is that sometimes the pitches aren't regimental, and driving out of our "corner pitch" took some manouvering. Other than that we would definately return.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break
Excellent location with a wide range of things to do and see in the locality, just a short walk to the beach in one direction with a couple of pubs serving excellent food the other way. The facilities seemed somewhat limited for the number of people on the site, just 3 showers and 3 toilets for the gents meant queues forming morning and evening, though the wardens did a good job of keeping them clean.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
Wonderful welcome from the warden and his wife. Delightful site, very well maintained, clean and organised. Ideally situated for touring to the north or south. Nature centre on the doorstep with talks, walks and nature events for all ages. 2 Pubs close by, the Queens is basic pub grub, reasonably priced with a typical pub menu but the Tower Inn is something else, Michelin and egon Rony listed, quality food, expertly prepared and cooked by their French chef (beware if you have steak, The french cook to very rare!) attentive but unobtrusive staff and not expensive, fill your boots! Back to the site, lovely family or couples site, safe for children; no noisy nonsense going on and every night at about 10.30pm without fail the site fell silent......peace perfect peace. Without doubt we will return.
Absolutely perfect for those interested in nature reserves and bird watching. (See google earth)Perfect walking along coastal paths or for the more energetic rights of way over undulating countryside with amazing views in all directions. Can be hilly so choose walk thoughtfully. Wonderfull long stretches of beautifull beaches. Mid way between Dartmouth and Salcolmbe both worth a visit. Ferry across the river and drive on to Brixham. Fantastic tea room in Torcross walking distance from the campsite. Also very authentic pub nearby. Torcross also has a small grocery where you can purchase amazing pies and sandwiches at great value unlike the price of meals in some pubs in the area where prices reflect the limited choice of venues. The two pubs in Slapton are far more reasonably priced and have a good choice of food. To summarise, the site is of an ideal size, almost flat with great views to the coast. The facilites are second to none. Stick to the route advised by the site as other roads are definately not suitable for towing. Try this site, you will not be disappointed.
Visited Devon after many years absence and found the site all we hoped for. The wardens were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were spotlessly clean.
The views from the site were exceptional and the nearby village picturesque. There is plenty to do from beautiful coastal walks to visiting interesting south coast towns with river trips to NT property. There is a small children's play area and dog walk. A 4 star facility is because the recycling facilities were the only critical point, as there was only glass recycling point. We will return to explore further.
We had a lovely relaxing break and would recommend the site to anyone as a good base for the surrounding area. Staff are all very helpful and friendly, facilities are clean. Small camp shop and two nice village pubs. Sea views from site and only a ten minute walk to the beach. Nearby beach is shingle and pebble but plenty of others nearby, but you need to drive to access them. Would defiantly go again.
amenitys clean and tidy friendly welcome on arrival small shop on site but most things you want.only a stones throw away from the village with two local pubs excellent food and local beers.10 minutes away from beach no sand just pebbles which for me painfull to walk on.had a great time very relaxing and quiet which is what we wanted will definately go again
We've just returned from a wonderful holiday - helped by fantastic weather! Even though the site was full we didn't feel packed in. Pitch was a good size with sea views. At times it was very noisy early evening with children playing but gradually calmed down and all peaceful by 10.30pm. Staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Shower situation wasn't a problem if you timed it right. Beaches are great and both pubs in the village are lovely.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
A really friendly site with easy access to the beech. Plenty of walking and fishing to be done all along the coast. Local pubs and shops all within easy walking distance too. Will definately be going back.
Lots of love from the Happy Glamper :-)
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
Have holidayed in the area for many years, this being one of my favourite destinations, but this was our first time camping!
We were not disapointed. The site was perfect, very friendly and clean and we had a fantastic sea view!! We could even hear the waves at night!!
Was warned by a friend about the lack of showers but did not encounter a problem as chose times carefully.
A 5 min walk to the Queens Arms and local shop, 15 to the beach. Its a longer 45 min walk to the shop/ pubs on the beach at Torcross, but well worth it for a cream tea at the Sea Breeze. The weather was sunny and warm- a fab holiday, we will definitely return one day!
We enjoyed our stay and would come back again. Main problem was the showers as there were 3 each, which meant queuing unless you timed it right. Also some of the children on bikes cycle too fast doing circuits of the campsite. Loved the sound of crickets each evening next to the tent and found lots to do locally. Particularly good was a talk at the nearby Slapton Ley Nature Reserve where we watched birds being ringed. Local roads can be narrow - I wouldn't want to take a very large vehicle down some of them.
Excellent site for families with children, small but very adequate park for children. Although the camp site really needed more showers, there are only 4 in the men's shower block and one of the hand dryers is also defeaning when operated. The shop is well stocked and the staff are friendly and control the site well. The baby changing room is also excellent. The proximity to the closest shingle beach is only a half mile walk away. Recommended for an inexpensive week away.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Younger couples
Just Returned from a weeks stay at slapton sands site, What fantastic site and great staff. Sea views from the site which was nice.Staff very friendly and helpful. Site kept very clean and shower block also kept clean.
Lovely little village with 2 pubs and 5 mins walk to the beach.
Looking forward to returning very soon !!
Loverly site, but the main A379 road difficult and narrow when towing a caravan.
The recommended route for towing is not as good as the route via Dartmouth where the narrow places have good visibility and passing places.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
This was our very first time at a club site and the location in the South Hams which being right on our doorstep (we live 16 miles away!) is excellent. We were made to feel very welcome when checking in and shown to a pitch (tent). Site is maintained to a good standard and local facilities which we know well are also good.
We were a bit disappointed by the limited hook ups for electric, apparently only 48 for 115 pitches.
In addition to have only three showers, with very limited clothing hooks and shelves in the toilet facilities/showers for the number of pitches on site does warrant further development.
One would hope that the C&C Club would hope to aspire to the standards we found recently in France with electric and water on every pitch in the three sites we used in the Vendee. As more people in this country take up camping we are sure that their expectations will be higher.
Overall on our scoreboard 6 out of 10 â€“ but constructive criticism we hope.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
received very warm welcome from helpful site staff. shown several pitches to choose from. facilities clean and never had to wait.dog walk disappointing on site. two dog friendly pubs within walking distance both providing reasonably priced, good quality food and ales. spent days out in kingsbridge, dartmouth and salcombe beach. would recommend this site and will be visiting soon.
DATE STAYED: September 2010
just returned from 2 weeks at ths site, we were very happy with the site. only 5 mins walk to 2 real ale pubs "The Queens Head"(GOOD FOOD) and "The Tower" (the tower being the most expensive) Shingle beach is 8/10 mins walk past Slapton Ley, excellent for walkers and twitches. Local buses 93 to Kingsbridge,Dartmouth run approx every hour from the Slapton turn. Local fresh fishmonger van on Thusdays on site about 4.00 pm(Fantastic, caught same morning) There is a small shop in the village about 5 mins walk selling a small amount of alchohlic drinks and groceries. Torcross is a long walk or take the bus if you haven,t a car with you and go to "The Start bay inn for a super fish and chips (get there early) C & C Club advised us to get to the site via Kingsbridge this may be for Caravans towing but would sugest that if you have a car or motorhame it is quicker and easier to go through Strete and Stoke Fleming
Lovely location, close to great shingle beaches where we fished all day. Great pub, The Tower in village, superb food. Only 3 showers in ladies. Overall, we'll go again and bring our friends.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups
This was our very first time camping.We were made to feel very welcome when checking in and shown to our pitch which was well sheltered considering how windy it was.
Site is well mown and toilet facilities/showers very clean.
Had a lovely meal in the village pub.
As we dont drive,it was really good to find that the bus stopped less than 10 minutes away.
We shall certainly be making a return trip to this site
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Set right in the heart of the South-Hams costal area you would be hard pressed to find a more scenic camping / caravanning venue. Many pitches have a sea view and consequently these can be windy locations.
The immediate area has a shingle beach and the western end of the beach has a small parade of shops. This is the location of the WWII Sherman Tank which is a memorial to those who lost their lives in WWII Exercise Tiger.
Slapton village is well worth a visit and has two excellent pubs.
I can strongly recommend this site to nature and wildlife enthusiasts as well as those who would just like a quiet break by the coast.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
This is a first rate site in a first rate location with first rate management who epitomize what "the friendly club" is all about. Two village pubs, beach, nature reserve, stunning coastal walking its all wonderful and all within easy walking distance. Well done Camping & Caravanning glad we joined !
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Fabulously located site. Friendly greeting by lovely warden who hopped on her bike and showed us a selection of pitches. We pitched with a fantastic view of the beach. Facilties extremely clean. Slapton Sands is a gorgeous stretch of coast and it is easy to explore the beautiful surrounding area from here. A testament to this site is that we met a couple who had been visiting for 15 years! We would certainly go again.
Excellent site, the site managers & assistant managers were very helpful and were always cheerful even when it rained. The children loved it and made lots of new friends. The site was clean and tidy and we only had to wait a few minutes for showers. We are all looking to go back again this year.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
Beautiful, well kept site with very friendly staff. We had a really big pitch with sea views; would have been better if the weather had been nicer as it did get pretty windy in our spot! The camp site is great for kids with the play area and path for them to ride round on little scooters. The shower and toilet block were well maintained and clean. Walking distance to the beach (although steep hill back up to camp), small shop and two pubs in the village less than 10 minutes walk. Camp shop for essentials including gas refills (Campingaz too). A great site, lovely location, we'll be back :-).
Cannot recommend this site highly enough. The location is fantastic and the staff are helpful. Its clean and mowed regularly. I've just got back and cant wait to go again in August.
We were most impressed by the warmth and friendliness of the site management team, particularly when we suffered a breakdown and couldn't leave on the specified date. Our dates were rearranged with no fuss to accommodate us. The site has obviously been well maintained with lovely open views across the sea and countryside. Altogether a very pleasurable stay.
I camped here for the first time with my daughter as we joined friends who had recommended it. We had a great time, the site is lovely, the views are great, the site is a short walk to the shingle beach, great pub meals in village short walk from site. Dartmouth and Salcombe well worth a visit. Will be coming back.
We had a very wet start to our Summer holiday 2010 but we could not fault the camp site or its surroundings, we had a fantastic holiday and if you get chance "The Tower Inn" which is in walking distance of the site is first class the food and the atmosphere were both brilliant.
I would deffinatly recomend this iste and we will most deffinatly be returning.
Just a fabulous this site!
DATE STAYED: February 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
A brilliant site, one of the best there is. A really friendly team who make the booking in process pleasurable. Superb views and walks. Nature and history nearby - two lovely places to eat within walking distance - we will be back again soon
This site is lovely.
The Managers (at the time of our stay) were warm, friendly & welcoming and the proximity to a) a village with pubs b) to some brilliant walking & scenery c) a bus route to visit nearby towns made it a first class venue.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
Although the roads are a bit narrow travelling along the coast road to the site, the journey is worth it. This site has sea views and it is only a shortish walk down the hill to the sea. There is a nature reserve where an abundance of birds can be seen.
The village of Slapton is only a short walk away and there are 2 pubs which serve food. If you want to go into Dartmouth there is a regular bus service which stops at the bottom of the road.
We had a relaxing fews days and will definitely go back.
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Nearest train station: Totnes – 13 miles
Nearest bus: 0.25 miles from site entrance
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