best campsites in devon
Last Updated: February 23, 2021

Best Campsites In Devon

While international travel is off the cards it’s time to look into the local wilderness and there is no better venture than a camping trip around Devon. Home to cream teas, the Jurassic Coast, coastal paths, stunning beaches, lovely streams, and both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, there is something for everyone in this beautiful county. 

With over 1000 campsites dotted around, finding the best campsites for your trip into the wild isn’t so easy. Not to worry, we have done the hard work for you and put together the best campsites in Devon for you to stay at. 

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There’s also a shop on site with any supplies you might need along with free wifi and plug sockets for charging any electronics that are running low. They’ve also added a new children’s play area, so they can have fun at camp while you’re making breakfast or doing any other camping admin. 

Ocean Pitch Campsite

Address: Ocean Pitch Campsite, Moor Lane, Croyde, Devon EX33 1NZ

Phone: 07581024348

Open: Easter – 30th September 

Price: £15 per person per night, cars £3

Ocean Pitch Campsite sits on the north coast of Devon right next to Croyde beach, one of the most famous surfing spots in the UK. It’s an ideal campsite for surfers as you can wake up and check the waves from your tent while you’re making your morning coffee. 

Being so close to the beach isn’t just great for surfers, anyone camping at Ocean Pitch Campsite gets to enjoy delightful sea views from their tent and has amazingly quick access to the beach, making summer beach days particularly convenient. 

The campsite also sits on north Devon’s coastal path making long hikes and short morning walks as easy as can be. You can walk along the headlands to get amazing views into the Atlantic and reach the neighboring beaches of Putsborough and Saunton Sands with ease. 

The village of Croyde is a 5-minute walk from the campsite where you’ll find shops, cafes, pubs and a whole host of activities on offer. You can hire surf gear and book lessons at Surf South West, take on the beach on horseback with Roylands Riding Holidays, and hire bikes from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire to explore the neighboring countryside with. 

The campsite also offers all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay. You’ll find hot showers, clean toilets, washing up areas, outside showers for rinsing wetsuits, and there are free wifi and phone charging at the reception. 

There’s also onsite catering from Biffens Kitchen if you want to have a day off from cooking camping style. 

Everyone is welcome at Ocean Pitch Campsite, but there is a strict no dogs and no caravans rule. Tents and campervans only.  

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You can also book extra activities like kayaking, caving, rock climbing, and high roping, as well as explore everything else Dartmoor has to offer. The surrounding countryside is absolutely stunning with long forested walks next to the river, hundreds of country pubs to test out, and a lot more. 
 
You don’t just have to stay in the park either. It’s only a 20-minute drive to the beaches of Torquay, Paignton Zoo, and to the coastal path where you can enjoy stunning views over the sea from the cliffs. 
 
The campsite features all the amenities you could want to ensure you have a comfortable stay. You’ll find hot showers, sparkling clean toilets, Wifi zones, laundry rooms, tennis courts (bring your own gear), electric hookups (book early), an on-site cafe and restaurant, washing up areas, recycling points, and a whole lot more. 
 
If you have a young family, then you can’t go wrong camping at the River Dart Country Parks. It’s made for kids’ adventures and you couldn’t be in a more beautiful location on the banks of the River Dart and in the National Park. 

Lower Terawhiti Farm Campsite 

Address: Lower Terawhiti Farm, South Milton, Kingsbridge TQ7 3JT

Phone: +447545650868

Open: July – September 

Price: £18 per night for large family tent (max 5 people then £2 per additional up to 8 people) with a car, Campervan £15 a night 

Lower Terawhiti Farm Campsite sits on the south coast of Devon near Hope Cove and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For anyone who wants’s to get back to tranquility and nature and away from the crowds, this Devon campsite might be just what you’re looking for. 

The campsite is on a working country farm and when pitching your tent on the flat, dry field, you’ll have views of the beautiful valley surrounding it. South Milton Sands beach is just a 15-minute walk away, one of the prettiest sandy beaches on Devon’s south coast. It’s the perfect place to go for a long walk, collect sea glass, and have a fun beach day with the family. 

On the farm, you can keep any young children entertained by letting them pat the farm’s cattle including sheep and chickens, and there are numerous activities available for everyone within 15 minutes of the campsite. You have your choice of golf, tennis, kayaking, surfing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and a lot more. 

One of the best things about this secluded campsite is that it sits on the coastal path giving you easy access to stunning walks around the area. Venturing around the cliff tops is a must and the view across the sea are incredible. It’s worth taking a little picnic for sunset. 

The local village shop and country pub are just a 15-minute walk away too so you can resupply without hopping in your car or go for a delicious dinner and sample a few country ales with ease.

The campsite has all the facilities you need to have an enjoyable holiday. You’ll find eco-loos, hot showers, and a kitchen area with a fridge freezer for your ice packs. You can also hire a fire pit or bring your own BBQ for use on the site, and you can buy wood and kindling from the farm. 

Everyone is welcome at Lower Terwahiti Farm including campervans and dogs, but remember to bring your own loo roll and be aware that there are no electrical hookups. 

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North Morte Farm Campsite 

Address: North Morte Farm, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 7EG

Phone: 01271 870381

Open: July – October 

Price: £6.50-10.50 per night adult,  child (2-15) £2.50 – £3.50, dogs £1.50 

North Morte Farm is also in North Devon and has some of the best views you can get from any campsite in England. The campsite sits high up on the hills right next to the coast giving you magical vistas over the Atlantic, right from your tent door. 
 
The site is right on the coast path, making exploring easy, and is just a 1-minute walk from the secluded Rockham beach. It’s an ideal spot for countryside loving families who enjoy long walks and discovering hidden coves, playing on the beach and finding out what’s in the rock pools at low tide. 
 
Just a 5-minute walk down the road will have you on Woolacombe beach that’s popular with surfers and you can book a host of activities for the family like rock climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more. There’s also a number of pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes to spend your time in too, 
 
It’s not just the coast that’s worth exploring though, as Exmoor national park sits just behind you. You can take a drive into the park and go on walks through river gorges, through ancient forests, and along the moorland to spot some wild ponies and red deer. 

North Morte Farm Campsite has all the facilities you’ll need to enjoy your stay. There are hot showers, toilets, a dishwashing area, laundry, ironing, Wifi, recycling, gas exchange, and an onsite shop for any supplies you need. 

If you’re looking for a campsite with amazing views that’s still not too far from local pubs and activities, North Morte Farm Campsite is an excellent choice.

Cloud Farm Campsite 

Address: Cloud Farm Campsite, Lynton, EX35 6NU

Phone: 01598 741190

Open: 1 July – 1 November 

Price: £24 per night for 1 pitch for a family of 4 

Cloud Farm Campsite is a magical place. Set in Exmoor national park just a few minute’s walk from the sea, it’s the perfect North Devon campsite if you’re looking to get away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the stunning natural surroundings. 
 
There’s no wifi or phone signal at the campsite, just stunning views into the Lorna Doone valley and the sound of the Badgeworthy Water river flowing beside you, which is more than enough to capture your senses and disconnect from the virtual world that has such a hold on us these days. 
 
From the campsite, there are countless walks into Exmoor and to the coastal path. You can follow dramatic cliffs with immaculate views over the sea or venture into the moorland and forests where you might spot some red deer and wild ponies that call Exmoor their home. 
 
In the tiny village, you’ll find a country pub to hang out at in the evenings, and if you’re willing to drive, the beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde are just 30 minutes away. You can surf, kayak, swim, and book other adventures like riding horses on the beach. 
 
The campsite comes with electric hookups, welcomes dogs and campervans, and has all the facilities you might want for a comfortable stay. There are hot showers, toilets, BBQ’s, a washing up area, and an onsite shop for anything you might have forgotten. 
 
There isn’t a better campsite in Devon that will take you back to the old days of camping. The incredible location means you’ll be away from the crowds in one of the beautiful spots England has to offer.  
 
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Devon Camping 

Devon is a magical county and one of the best places to go camping in the UK. Between the national parks, magical coastline, and stunning coastal villages, there is something for everyone, and camping is one of the best ways to experience it. 

 

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