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Editor's Pick - The best campsites in Devon


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The best campsites and touring parks, as recommended by our editorial team, for discovering this popular southwest county

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Introduction - Editor's picks for Devon campsites

Devon – a vast county of gorgeous countryside and miles of stunning coastline. North Devon offers gently undulating countryside leading down to craggy coves, while unspoilt, sandy beaches border pretty seaside towns.

The east of the county boasts part of the Jurassic coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage site and not one but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. East Devon’s coast is blessed with secluded coves and vast stretches of beach with the South West Coast Path winding its way through.

  Mill Park Caravan & Camping Park, Ilfracombe

Mill Park Caravan & Camping Park

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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.

Find out more: Mill Park Caravan & Camping Park  

  Minnows Touring Park, Tiverton

Minnows Touring Park

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This Premier Park is exclusively for guests aged 14 years and over only. Minnows Touring Park is conveniently just half a mile from junction 27 of the M5 and north Devon link road. It features 59 hardstanding pitches, all with 16A electric hook-up.

17 of the pitches are fully serviced with fresh water supply and grey water disposal. There is WiFi access from all pitches and modern facilities. The campsite is set alongside the Grand Western Canal which is great for walking, fishing and canoeing.

You can also enjoy safe cycling on the National Cycle Route along the towpath. Shops, pubs, public transport and golf courses are all within walking distance..

Find out more: Minnows Touring Park  

  Andrewshayes Holiday Park, Axminster

Andrewshayes Holiday Park

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Andrewshayes Holiday Park is a family-run campsite overlooking the valleys and hills of east Devon. For walkers, there are many footpaths in the area, as well as the nearby South West Coast Path. Local attractions include Seaton Tramway, Burrow Farm Gardens, and Forde Abbey, as well as the family seaside resorts of Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

This award-winning holiday campsite has well-maintained facilities, including a lovely large, covered, heated swimming pool with retractable roof. There is a seasonal bar and café on the campsite, play areas, games room and small toddler soft playroom.

The park is pet-friendly, has a dog exercise field and a woodland walk. Overall, the perfect place for exploring the West Country.

Find out more: Andrewshayes Holiday Park  

  Harford Bridge Park, Tavistock

Harford Bridge Park

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Harford Bridge Holiday Park is a 2019 & 2020 Visit Devon tourism award-winner holiday campsite set within Dartmoor National Park with views of the moor and the River Tavy forming a boundary offering riverside pitches in some areas. Free WiFi and mobile app to get the best from your stay.

The campsite 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.

Find out more: Harford Bridge Park  

  Hidden Valley Touring & Camping Park, Ilfracombe

Hidden Valley Touring & Camping Park

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Tucked away in a wooded valley, close to the picturesque Ilfracombe Harbour and Woolacombe beach. The campsite 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 campsite entrance.

On site you’ll find a shop, bar and restaurant area serving hot food, cream teas and drinks. The elevated position of the bar and restaurant gives great views over the ornamental lake. Hidden Valley has 100 pitches, most of which are hardstanding, all have hook-up and Premier pitches come complete with full services.

The amenities are underfloor heated with showers, a laundry and facilities for the disabled.

Find out more: Hidden Valley Touring & Camping Park  

 Whitehill Country Park, Paignton

Whitehill Country Park

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Whitehill Country Park is a family-run campsite offering holiday caravans, luxury lodges, touring and camping. The campsite is beautifully situated in rolling south Devon countryside, but only 2½ miles from the nearest picturesque beaches. Paignton, Brixham and Torquay - known as the English Riviera - are just a short drive away.

Relax and unwind in the new indoor pool (opening February 2022) or soak up the sunshine beside the outdoor pool.

With excellent facilities to enjoy including a bar, restaurant, shop, gym, soft play and craft centre, plus 10 acres of woodland to explore, there is plenty to keep you busy come rain or shine!

Find out more: Whitehill Country Park  

 Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park, Dartmouth

Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park

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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.

Find out more: Woodlands Grove Caravan & Camping Park  

 Parkland Caravan & Camping, Kingsbridge

Parkland Caravan & Camping

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This adults-only and dog-free campsite occupies an ideal location in south Devon, close to the market town of Kingsbridge and the resort town of Salcombe. Parkland offers a choice of three pitch types: grass, super (gravel base) and deluxe (gravel and grass).

All the pitches are fully serviced, while the three deluxe pitches have the addition of access to your own private washroom (one of these has a bath) and shared utility room. There are also communal toilets and showers, accessible facilities, a laundry room, small licensed shop and a motorhome service point.

There is a bus stop just 400 yards away. If you enjoy a good ramble, the South West Coast Path is only a short distance away.

Find out more: Parkland Caravan & Camping  

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