Not only is Devon is home to some of the best beaches in the UK, it also has two National Parks, lovely seaside villages, a mild climate and exciting attractions. So, why wouldn’t you want to camp here? This is our guide to the best campsites in Devon.
Oakmoor Touring Park
This is a quiet and peaceful site set within three acres of Devon countryside. It sits right next to a Devon Wildlife Trust nature reserve, and is close to Dartmoor National Park, so the campsite is perfect for ramblers, cyclists and families keen to explore the outdoors. The park’s facilities include a toilet block with hot showers, a disabled bathroom, baby changing facilities, washing up area, recycling point and drinking water standpoints. There is also an onsite shop with all the essentials.
Whitehill Country Park
Situated in 40 acres amongst the rolling Devon hills, Whitehill Country Park is a lovely place to get back into nature with its countless walking trails. Enjoy the surrounding views while you relax in the heated outdoor pool. Facilities include heated shower and toilet complexes, a family bathroom, indoor soft play area, outdoor play areas, family games room and full fitness suite. There is also the Hayloft Bar and Terrace, Hayloft Cafe and Takeaway and the Country Shop where you can get a range of fresh local produce.
Exeter View Stables Camping
Despite being only a 20 minute walk from Exeter city centre and its attractions, Exeter View Stables Camping is quiet and relaxing, with beautiful views of the surrounding Devon countryside. Facilities include eco toilets, a hot shower with a large changing room, books and board games, outdoor washing up area, picnic tables and essentials like wood, eggs, lighters etc for sale. There is also a communal fire pit and you can even have your own fires and BBQs.
Lady’s Mile Holiday Park
Lady’s Mile Holiday Park is located less than a mile from the Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren. With easy access to local attractions, the park is an ideal place to take the family camping. It has all the facilities you need, including heated indoor and outdoor pools with waterslide and plunge pool, hot tub and sauna, a children’s adventure playground, an indoor soft play area, bowling alley, amusement arcade, hair and beauty treatments, gym, two laundrettes, takeaway, restaurant and bar.
Set in the Tamar Valley AONB, the 5-star Woodovis Park sits on the border of Devon and Cornwall. Close to Dartmoor National Park and the ancient market town of Tavistock, there is plenty to explore within the park. The campsite has excellent facilities which include a laundry room, dishwashing areas, toilets and showers, children’s play area, outdoor table tennis and petanque court, games room, popup kitchen, off-licence shop, indoor heated pool, hot tub and infrared therapy sauna cabin. If you want to explore the surrounding countryside, you can hire electric bikes from the park.
Oak Tree Lane
Oak Tree Lane provides the perfect base to explore the Devon countryside. With views that reach for miles, it’s a lovely little slice of Devon. The camping field is never overcrowded, so there is plenty of room for everyone. Facilities include a power shower, hand basin and toilet. Campers are also free to use the communal camp fire. Only a few miles away from the campsite is Clovelly Inn, an authentic Devon pub which serves up traditional home cooked food. Attractions around the area include Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Alder Vineyard and Roadford Lake.
Parkland Caravan and Camping Site
This 5-star campsite is set within three acres of grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It provides the perfect setting to explore everything the South Hams area has to offer, including the historic towns of Kingsbridge, Dartmouth and Totnes. Take a walk along the South West Coast Path, or relax on the beaches of Bantham, Thurlestone, Bigbury, Slapton Sands and Hope Cove. The campsite’s facilities include fully tiled showers, toilets, powerpoints for shavers and hair dryers, disabled toilets, camper’s kitchen with amenities, laundry room, washing up facilities, social room with sofas, TV and games and shared BBQ facilities.
Bay View Farmers Campsite
Bay View Farmers Campsite offers a peaceful and quiet break, not too far from Woolacombe’s award winning beach and the Tarka Trail. With stunning views over Lee Bay, the site is an ideal place to relax by the coast. Facilities include modern showers and toilets, a sheltered washing up area, play areas for kids and wifi. The campsite is within easy walking distance to local pubs, restaurants and local attractions.
Leadstone Camping has been in business since 1974, providing a fun, family-friendly camping experience in a great location. Set in seven acres of rolling grassland, the campsite is only a 10 minute walk to the Blue Flag beach at Dawlish Warren. Facilities include showers, toilets, baby changing, laundrette, washing up area, drinking water points, and a children’s play area. You can find basic supplies in reception, but there’s also a farm shop nearby that has a cafe.
This small but natural campsite is set in a peaceful rural setting near the surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde. It’s the perfect location for walkers, as Exmoor National Park is within easy reach of the site. Facilities include a wooden block with hot showers, toilets, a games barn with a pool table, table tennis, basketball hoop, go karts and more. There’s also a popup cafe and woodfired pizza nights available during the summer months. The village of West Down is one a mile walk away, where you’ll find a community village shop and local pub.