There really is nothing quite like camping in Devon. World famous beaches, extraordinary coastal walks and award winning cream teas, Devon is the county that keeps on giving. Delivering epic staycations to couples, families and solo travellers alike and connecting them to the great outdoors. Once you’ve experienced the delight of the sandy beaches, rolling Devon countryside and roaring sunsets, you’ll find it hard to get this beautiful coastal town out of your system.
Whether you’re looking to walk the sandy beaches on the North Devon coastline or planning on hiking across Dartmoor National Park in South Devon, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 of the best sites in Devon, all suitable for campervans for you to check out.
This quaint and family friendly campsite is just as cute as the name would suggest and caters for campervans and motorhomes. They are only a short walk away from the nearest village and the local pub. There is plenty to do locally, including sunshine hikes, cycle tracks and fishing lakes. For any history buffs out there, there are even places of historical interest closeby.
Sunny Pooh Corner also pride themselves on being a quiet and relaxing campsite, making this the perfect place for any campers looking for a bit of R & R.
Located in North Devon, this campsite is perfectly situated for those that would not only like to experience the wondrous beaches but also the picturesque countryside that Devon has to offer. The local pub which is positioned adjacent to the village green benefits from breathtaking views of both Bodmin moor and Dartmoor. For water enthusiasts Radford Lake is just a short drive away which offers paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing opportunities, plus much more.
Notable Features: Dog Friendly | Loos & Showers | Pub Closeby
Prepare yourselves campers, you’re about to fall in love. This campsite not only provides droolworthy sea views, burning sunsets, it also home to an abundance of adorable farm animals. Boasting 10 acres, this site is set near sandy coves, open moorlands and woodlands. Don’t forget your walking boots, there are also plenty of stunning walking trails directly from the site to keep the dogs entertained.
After a long day of hiking or surfing at the beach you can retire back at the campsite and order a local takeaway. Or perhaps fire up the campfire and roast some marshmallows. For the wildlife enthusiasts out there, there have been multiple sightings of peacocks, red deer and wild ponies. There are also pristine toilets and hot showers on site, so you can keep fresh during your stay.
Surfers rejoice! This campsite is located just a short drive away from the well-known surfing beach of Woolacombe. Having one of those days where you want to mooch around town? Barnstaple is approximately a 30 minute drive from the campsite and boasts plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants. For the little ones, you are truly spoiled for choice as Woolacombe beach, Exmoor Zoo and Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park are also closeby.
Notable Features: Dog Friendly | Loos & Showers | Pub Closeby | Campfires Allowed
This welcoming family site is guaranteed to take your camping holiday up a notch. Located on the stunning South Devon Heritage Coast, surrounded by trees, picturesque countryside, and with views of the bay, this is the ideal spot for any beach holiday. With a childrens play area, designated dog walking spots and washing facilities, this campsite truly does have everything you need to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
Prepare for adventure as you explore the wide variety of local attractions nearby including Dartmouth Castle where you can climb to the top to enjoy stunning views of the town below.
Take a trip to Slapton Ley which is the largest lake in the South West; separated from the sea by a narrow road, this nature reserve is home to plenty of wildlife including otters and badgers. Not to mention the South Devon AONB covering 60 miles of glorious coastline and countryside; there are also hidden coves and rugged cliffs for you to explore.
Notable Features: Dog Friendly | Loos & Showers | Dedicated Accessible Facilities | Washing Machines
Are you looking to switch out the hustle and bustle of city life with secluded countryside living? Then this family-run campsite is the one for you. With hot showers, power points and even an area to wash your wetsuits and dry them off on site, this campsite is fully-equipped to provide you with the best camping experience.
No need to worry about hiring a pet sitter as this campsite is also dog friendly, so you can bring your four-legged buddy along to explore the local sandy beaches with you.
Just a 20 minute stroll to the local beach, you could spend your mornings watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee, doesn’t that sound dreamy? And with the well-known town of Croyde just a few minutes walk away, you can spend an afternoon grabbing a bite to eat in one of the local eateries.
For families looking to fill their days with action packed activities there is clay pigeon shooting and Woolacombe riding stables nearby. There are also a number of fantastic cycle routes including the Tarka Trail, The Devon coast to Coast and West Country Way.
Notable Features: Dog Friendly | Loos & Showers | Microwave | Wetsuit Washing & Drying Area
Looking to hike the South West Coast Path? Then you’ll need the perfect place to rest your head at night. Located in the heart of the beautiful South Hams Countryside, Lower Terawhiti farm is ready to cater for all types of adventures. Whether you’re just looking for a place to just kick back, relax and enjoy breathtaking views or seeking an action packed adventure in the form of windsurfing, kayaking and surfing, this campsite has you covered.
For little ones, there is also a chance to meet the farm animals, or perhaps they’d like to play football with the goals and spacious pitches provided.
There is easy access to South Milton Sands, a wonderful sandy beach set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With crystal clear water and a long stretch of golden sand and rock pools, this beach is the perfect place to entertain the little ones. It is also known for its incredible sunsets.
After a morning of splashing in the sea and building sandcastles, you can grab a hot drink and a snack for the littles ones at The Beachhouse Cafe. Slightly further afield is the old market town of Totnes, known for its love for theatre, art and music.
Notable Features: Eco Loos & Showers | Firewood Available – £ | Pub closeby
This charming family run campsite has everything you need to have a memorable holiday in Devon. Set in a peaceful and rural location, this site is the ideal spot for anyone looking to relax and enjoy some much needed downtime. There is even a bar on site, so after a day of exploring the local scenery and playing at the beach with your four legged buddy, you can enjoy a well-deserved pint.
Hot showers and toilets are also available on site, so you can wash the sea water out of your hair before settling down for the night.
Despite it’s rural location, Welcombe X is perfectly situated to access many local attractions and beaches, including the towns of Bideford and Bude. This campsite is also a short drive away from the wonderful fishing village of Clovelly, known for its charming cobblestone streets and Cottage Tea Room.
Notable Features: Loos and Showers | Dog Friendly | Bar
If you’re on the lookout for a pawsitively wonderful pet-friendly campsite, then this spot may just be for you! Situated in North Devon, this campsite holds extraordinary countryside and coastal views.
There is free wifi on site, so you can check a few emails if needed or you can switch your phone off and relish in the peace and quiet. The little ones can entertain themselves in the play park on site. After a trip to the local beach, there is a designated dog shower so you can wash off any sandy paws.
This campsite is perfectly placed for families seeking an action packed getaway. With Woolacombe beach just a short distance away, you could be surfing on the waves at sunrise. For those looking to keep their activities on land there this campsite provides easy access to the Tarka Trail and plenty of delightful cycling routes.
Notable Features: Loos and Showers | Dog Friendly | WiFi | Play Park