Campsites in Devon
Throughout every season, Devon has something for everyone; from rolling hills and gorgeous countryside to quaint fishing villages, sandy beaches and lively market towns, camping in Devon is a great choice for your next holiday.
Renowned for its central location to Salcombe, Dartmouth and Dartmoor, this campsite has everything on the doorstep. Near to the South Devon Heritage Coast – an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - you can choose between activity, or rest and relaxation, with sandy beaches to the south and the Wilderness of Dartmoor National Park to the north. One of the main attractions in this area is the ferry that will take you down the river to Salcombe to watch the boats in the harbour and the narrow streets that house the boatbuilders workshops. Also make time to travel the Torbay coastline, taking in a steam train, open top bus and ferry. Other attractions include Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Buckfast Abbey and Woodlands Leisure Park.
A great campsite with wonderful views, this site has been running for 50 years. There are 110 pitches available and all are reserved for members only. The site is set on a family-run 600 acre beef and sheep farm, with numerous paths winding through the site and leading to the coastal towns of Lee Bay, Mortehoe, Morte Point and Bull Point. Cyclists can enjoy the old railway line route down to Ilfracombe, while there is plenty for bird watchers too, with Peregrine Falcons nesting on the nearby cliffs. Other local attractions include the Milky Way children’s park with rides for all the family and displays of birds of prey and ferrets, the BIG Sheep, Exmoor Zoo and Dartington Glass.
Teign Valley, Barley Meadow
This beautiful campsite is situated in the heart of Devon, to the east of Dartmoor National Park with wild moorland and exquisite wooded valleys. The Dartmoor National Park is the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England, and offers a haven for cyclists and walkers. There are also a number of stunning waterfalls in the area including Canonteign Falls, said to be the highest in England, and Becky Falls. The traditional city of Exeter is a short 15-minute drive away, while other local attractions include Diggerland, Trethorne Leisure Park, Crealy Theme Park, Powderham Castle and the Miniature Pony Centre.
Situated on the South Devon coast, this lovely campsite overlooks the beach at Start Bay, while the family-friendly beach at Blackpool Sands is just a mile away. The site has a good range of facilities including a children’s play area and wifi, while pets are also welcomed at the site. Dartmouth is just a 5-minute drive away, with its boutique shops, art galleries and delicatessens, while regular famers markets are held in the cobbled market place. Other local attractions include Paignton Zoo, the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, Babbacombe Model Village, Kents Cavern and Berry Head Country Park.
A walker’s paradise, this campsite has a stunning location right above the Exmoor coast, with panoramic views over to Wales from many pitches and glorious sunsets. Coastal walks are easily accessible from here, and the Exmoor National Park is nearby too. Lee Bay is well worth a visit with its glorious sandy beach accessible at low tide. The bay offers spectacular views, while dolphins are also regular visitors here. Other local attractions include Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, Exmoor Zoo, the Wildlife and Dinosaur Adventure Park and South Molton’s honey farm and chocolate factory.
Perfect for families, this campsite has a number of beaches close by; both sandy and shingle. There are fabulous sea views from many of the pitches, and fewer caravans make for a more relaxed feel. Pets are welcome at this site, with designated dog walks available, and there is a children’s play area to keep the little ones amused too. Some of the nearby attractions include Start Point lighthouse, Woodlands (which features rides, animals and plenty of indoor activities for rainy days!), Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, Bygones Museum of nostalgia and the Totnes Costume Museum with its impressive collection of Victorian clothing.
Enjoy fabulous views over Dartmoor National Park from this campsite where you can leave your car behind and explore the many moorland paths, lanes and rivers on foot. The towns and cities of Devon are within easy reach by car or bus services. For cyclists the Granite Way is a perfect place to get away from it all with a mostly traffic-free 11 mile cycle between Okehampton and Lydford, while families may enjoy Letterboxing – a form of orienteering – in the National Park moorlands. Horse riding is also available from the Cholwell Riding Stables.
There are plenty of activities available at this campsite to occupy all the family, including fishing, walking and tennis. Situated in the beautiful Taw Valley the campsite is surrounded by rolling hills and meadows, within driving distance of the stunning beaches and moors of North Devon. The site includes some great facilities including fishing, an area for ball games, a children’s play park, a tennis court and a TV room. For those wanting to explore further afield, the Tarka Trail is a 30-mile cycle track at Barnstaple that can be reached on the local Tarka Railway Line. Other local attractions include Atlantic Village with its outlet shops, the Darlington Crystal Factory, the Milky Way children’s park with rides for all the family and displays of birds of prey and ferrets, the BIG Sheep and the traffic-free village of Clovelly.
More about Devon
For those looking for an active holiday, Devon has miles of unspoilt coastline and boasts two moors – Dartmoor and Exmoor. The county offers an extensive network of public footpaths and bridal ways through farmland and woodland, with the famous Two Moors Way crossing through the middle of the area. With plenty of other activities available ranging from golf, horse riding, cycling and fishing, Devon is a fantastic place for the outdoor enthusiast. Plus, with North and South Devon beaches, as well as North Cornwall and Somerset within easy reach, there is something for everyone.
For the less active, and those in search of rest and relaxation, Devon has plenty to offer. From tea shops serving indulgent cream teas, to real-ale pubs, top quality restaurants, and a gentle steam train running alongside the River Dart, Devon has it all.
All campsites in Devon offer plenty of activities, and with major attractions within easy reach - Pennywell Farm, River Dart Adventure Centre, National Marine Aquarium, Quad World and Castle Drogo - camping in Devon is the perfect holiday for all the family.
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