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Editor's Pick - The Best Campsites in Devon

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The best campsites for discovering this south west county

Tucked away in a wooded valley, close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour and Woolacombe beach. The site is a secluded retreat perfect for rest and relaxation. The valley is flanked on both sides by mature trees, with plenty of walks through the wooded areas. A bus stop can be found at the site entrance. On site you’ll find a shop and a bar and restaurant area serving hot food, snacks and drinks. The elevated position of the bar and restaurant gives great views over the ornamental lake. Hidden Valley has 70 hardstanding pitches, all with hook-up and Premium pitches come complete with full services. The amenities are underfloor heated with showers, a laundry and facilities for the disabled.

Harford Bridge is a 2019 Visit Devon tourism award-winning holiday park set within the Dartmoor National Park with views of the moor and the River Tavy forming a boundary offering riverside pitches in some areas. The park is family and dog friendly, and is located on the Dartmoor Way cycle route. There are grass and hardstanding pitches (30 of these are located by the river) with or without electric and facilities include a shop, wet rooms, tennis court, play area, covered table tennis and table football, a dog exercise area and dog shower. There’s also a handy bike storage and info area where hired bikes can also be picked up. This is a truly beautiful park in a pleasant, rural area with all the activities of the National Park and Tamar Valley AONB on the doorstep.

Conveniently located a stone’s throw from North Devon’s glorious beaches, renowned for miles of golden sands, stunning dunes and incredible surf, Lobb Fields is the perfect location to relish the beauty of this unspoilt coastline. It’s also just a five-minute walk from the charming village of Braunton which is bustling with independent restaurants, shops, delis, bars and cafés. With 180 pitches there’s space at the traditional touring campsite to accommodate any group, from large families (dogs are welcome too) to couples, solo explorers and even those who haven’t booked. Excellent facilities include unlimited hot showers, surf hire, on-site laundry rooms, children’s outdoor play area, electric car charging points and WiFi. The warm and welcoming team will always ensure guests enjoy a relaxing stay in this peaceful pocket of the Devon countryside.

Close to Dartmouth, Woodlands combines an award-winning campsite with a large family theme park geared around families. The campsite offers 300 pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents and has excellent facilities including bathrooms, private shower rooms, baby changing and laundry. Its location and quality make it worthy of note on its own, with stays of two nights or more giving your family free entry to the leisure park being a major plus. This has all sorts of rides, plus some peaceful activities on site, including woodland walks, falconry centre and a zoo-farm. During term time the valley location, with mature hedging, shrubs and plants dividing the pitches into small groups, makes this site a peaceful choice for those without children too.

Mill Park is a sheltered caravan and camping site set around a sparkling 1½ acre lake. Located in an attractive wooded valley on the North Devon coast, it is perfectly situated for coastal walks, fun seaside activities and the breathtaking beauty of Exmoor. Mill Park offers good sized level grassed and hardstanding pitches with electric hook-ups, some fully serviced pitches, modern shower blocks, laundry room and camping supplies. There is an on-site family room and pub plus a well-stocked shop. Attractive flat grassed areas for camping and a number of glamping options and a dog exercise field are also available. The nearest village, Berrynarbor, is just a five minute walk and offers a country pub, village store and post office.

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