Great North Devon Camping Locations

By Ashley Gilmour

If you are considering a camping holiday this summer, then you are probably weighing up what area of the country to head to. Many people will often head to locations close to the sea and we love to visit the beach during the summer. Devon and more specifically North Devon is a great part of the country for a camping holiday as it has so many beautiful towns and areas to stay in. In this article, we will look at some of these places you can stay at.


This seaside resort which lies at the mouth of the valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country for campers and other holiday makers. One of the biggest draws to the area is the fantastic beach, which is 2.5 miles of award winning coastline. Families and surfers flock to the area as soon as the weather starts to warm up. Woolacombe is home to many types of holiday accommodation including Campsites and Holiday Parks.


This small village sits along the South West Coast Path near the National Trust owned baggy point. It is similar to Woolacombe in that most tourists visit or stay in the area for the fantastic beach. The Beach in Croyde has the European Blue Flag award which means the water and sand is of the highest quality. There are a few small campsites and holiday parks in the area, which are home to the young tourists and families that stay in the area. If you plan your holiday at the right time of the year, you can visit the Goldcoast Oceanfest surf festival which features surf competitions and live music.

Combe Martin

Sitting on the edge of Exmoor, the small seaside village of Combe Martin is famous for its long high street. Some people have said it is the longest high street in Britain, but this is in fact false and may stem from the fact that Combe Martin holds the record for the longest street party.

Visitors to the area should check out the Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park which is home to a wide variety of animals and attractions, with an excellent Sea lion display. If you contact the park you can even swim with the Sea lions

All three of these areas are great for families wanting a North Devon camping holiday, but the great thing about North Devon is that if you stay in one area you will be able to get to the other places mentioned via a short drive or bus journey.

Please check with advertiser before booking - accommodation is offered as described by owners

Big Meadow is a quiet family camping park situated in the heart of North Devon's most beautiful and spectacular scenery with a happy and relaxing atmosphere. The site boasts many facilities including spotless toilets, hot showers, razor and hairdryer points and a launderette. Big Meadow's children's play area is popular with adults and children alike, keeping them entertained for hours
Snapdown Farm Caravans
Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh N Devon
Just 9 holiday caravans on beautiful peaceful farm, down our private leafy lane in glorious North Devon countryside.  Lovely holiday for couples, families and well-behaved pets.  Walk in over 100 acres of old woodland and meadows – teaming with wild flowers and wildlife.  Pet our goats and chat to our gorgeous horses!  Within easy reach of sea and moors – we are near the picturesque village of Chittlehamholt, about 5 miles from South Molton and 12 miles from Barnstaple.  Very reasonably priced and totally uncommercialised.  Discounts for couples.  Get away from it all in wonderful peace and quiet.
Malsmead, Brendon
Level family site in the heart of Lorna Doone Country
Riverside is set in 70 acres of parkland, lakes and rivers for fishing, woods and valley for walking,  and open meadowland. Our 4 star park is of the hightest quality on the gateway to exmoor we have 5 star quality facilities, included in the park is our childrens play area, tea rooms, caravan storage, and our coarse fishing lakes. Close to the Tarka trail, very popular with families for both cycling and walking.EX36 3HQ
riverside   riverside
Woolacombe Surf campsite with log cabins
CAMPING - We have great landscaped camping pitches suitable for any sized tent.
TOURING - Our Touring pitches are level pitches, available with electricity, water , drainage to suit each individual.
ALL SERVICE PITCH - All service pitches have drainage, running water and electric.
SURF CABIN MOTEL - The Surf Cabin Motel is a block of four Surf Cabins with a Large Communal Decking area (perfect for large groups/families). Sleeping up to 9 people in each cabin, this block has the added luxury of your own Toilet - Shower, as well as TV, Beer Fridge, Kettle and a Gas Fire.
SURF CABINS - Our Surf Cabins are very popular, made from wood they are warm, dry and cosy whatever the weather. 4 -9 Berth Cabins (Some have double beds) they are great for the not so experienced camper. You get a bed, TV, electricity, Beer Fridge, Kettle and a Gas Fire (extra charge), you also have your own private decking and a BBQ area just outside. Toilets and Shower nearby.
STATIC CARAVAN - Equipped with home comforts such as TV, shower, flush toilet and kitchen facilities. Sleeping up to 8 people.
SURF CABIN PLUS - Specification same as Motel - Detached 6 Berth
CHALET BUNGALOW - From 11/2 to 3 Bedroom they are fully contained with a lounge, fitted kitchen, bathroom - TV.
SURF LODGES - The Surf Lodges have 3 Bedrooms and steep up to 8 people, fully fitted kitchen, lounge, dining area, TV, Radio, DVD player, fully furnished, heated and decorated to a high standard. All have their own verandas with patio doors and side decks.

Beautiful Country Cottages,
Superb Luxury Caravans
Camping and Touring facilities
in a naturally peaceful valley within walking distance to Ilfracombe and the pretty cove of Hele Bay Beach
West Down
A delightful family site, set in beautiful countryside only 5 miles from the beaches. Superb facilities and an excellent restaurant
An ideal touring centre for the West Country, nestling amidst North Devon's rolling countryside yet very close to the sea
Berrynarbor, Nr Ilfracombe
a sheltered touring caravan and camping site set in an attractive wooded valley on the North coast of Devon
between Ilfracombe and Woolacombe
well kept family site in a peaceful, secluded setting right on the beautiful North Devon coast
near Bideford/ Clovelly
Holiday Caravans for hire
Suitable for anything up to fourteen guests, as with two caravans only one caravan distance apart, friends or family can holiday together.
Caravan & Camping Park in North Devon
Croyde Bay
Camp and surf at Croyde Bay. The ultimate Summer chill zone: Wake up to the surf
Original Watermouth Cove a Holiday Park right on the North Devon Coast with our Private Beach and many other fantastic facilities
It's fun for all the family, enjoy our luxury indoor heated swimming pool, or club with nightly live entertainment and discos
EX36 3NW
Self Catering Cottages, Camping and Caravan Park
Rent-a-Tent (Eurotents)
  Fancy the idea of renting a tent with beds, electric lights, cooker and a fridge, already assembled when you arrive? Well now you can! All you need is sleeping bags
Touring and Camping
  Situated in a sheltered valley, our touring and camping site is ideal for a peaceful break in some of Britain's most beautiful countryside
Self-Catering Holiday Cottages
  The cottages can be booked throughout the year, and are ideal for either holidays or short breaks. You can enjoy all the facilities associated with the holiday park including the indoor heated swimming pool (open May to September) and games room. Stabling is also available for hire with the cottages if you would like to bring your horse and explore Exmoor on horseback.
Croyde Bay
Ruda is a firm favourite with families who return year after year to this holiday park with direct access onto Croyde Bay's wonderful Blue Flag Beach
Family run business with
Bed and Breakfast,
Self Catering Cottage
and Caravan
North Devon Holiday Park




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