Top five campsites in Devon near the beach

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Top five campsites in Devon near the beach
Published on: Jun 21 2021

Devon is one of the best spots in the UK for sun-soaked camping and glamping adventures. It has it all – glorious weather, beautiful sandy beaches, lush countryside and many national parks. But whereabouts exactly should you pop up your tent?  

We’ve put together a list of some of the best campsites in Devon near the beach, perfect for newcomers to this stunning coastal county…

1. Ocean Pitch in Croyde, North Devon

This popular seaside campsite is the perfect pitch for anyone wanting a taste of sun, sea and surf in Devon. In an unbeatable location overlooking the beach, the family-run Ocean Pitch offers fantastic facilities and lots of little extras. This includes surfboards for hire, free Wi-Fi, phone charging, on-site shop and even a surf-themed street food van.

2. North Morte Farm in Mortehoe, North Devon

Just a few minutes from Woolacombe, you’ll find a relatively simple campsite with arguably the best sea views in the whole of the country. It’s just yards from Rockham Beach, and enjoys an elevated position over several fields – offering panoramic coastal views that stretch for miles. Dogs are welcome for a small extra cost, so you can set out together on some epic coastal walks.


3. Treacle Valley Campsite near Torquay, South Devon

Ready to explore the many gorgeous beaches of South Devon? Stay at this fabulous campsite on the outskirts of Torquay and you’ll be within a short drive of Watcombe Beach, Dartmoor National Park and of course, Torquay itself. Treacle Valley Campsite has lots of facilities, including free Wi-Fi, laundry area, free hot showers and toilets. It’s a great option for families too, as there’s a newly built children’s play area.


4. Lower Terawhiti Farm near South Milton Sands, South Devon

Just a few minutes from one of South Devon’s most famous beaches is this small, off-grid campsite, located on a traditional family farm. It’s a delight for all ages, and set in a breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The little ones will love petting the farm animals, while you and the teens get stuck into nearby water sports, tennis, cliff walks and many other nearby activities.  Facilities include cosy campfires and hot showers – and dogs are welcome.


5. Hele Valley Holiday Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon

An award-winning family holiday park next to the rugged coast, this peaceful site has a wide range of pitch types to choose from – including cosy glamping pods complete with hot tubs. Hele Bay Beach and Ilfracombe itself are just a short walk away.

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