Devon and Cornwall contain some of the most scenic landscapes and seascapes in the UK. The South West has an abundance of lovely camping spots that are perfect for family holidays. Camping gives families a chance to spend some quality fun time together whilst not breaking the bank. Here we feature five camping spots scattered around Devon and Cornwall that tick all the boxes for families:
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, Woolacombe, Devon
Offering camping sites in Devon, guests can also choose self-catering lodges and caravans for those who do not bring their own camping accommodation. For visitors coming to camp, Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks offers affordable sites like Easewell Farm. On a coastal road between a verdant golf course and the cliffs overlooking the waters of the bay, Easewell Farm is a stunning spot. Views from the camping park are incredible. Families can enjoy the surroundings and find things to do at the Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks facilities that are free to campers. The parks facilities include pools, golf course, tennis courts, fishing and much more.
Dennis Cove Camping, Padstow, Cornwall
Right on the coastline overlooking an estuary, Dennis Cove Camping is less than 2 kilometres down a camel trail from Padstow. A basic park, the pitches are in a line one after another with one place for drinking water, toilets and showers with hot water. The facilities are very clean, and campsites have pleasant views over the estuary and across the Cornwall countryside. Nearby Tina’s Riding Stables in St. Merryn and Carruan Farm in Wadebridge offer things to do for children.
Hidden Valley Touring & Camping Park, Ilfracombe, Devon
In Ilfracombe in north Devon, this is a 5-star park for camping tents and caravans. The showers and toilets are spotless, and the wardens are very friendly and helpful to campers, especially those new to camping. The park is close to Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Tarka Trail.
Mitchum’s Campsites, Croyde, Devon
Especially fantastic for tent camping, campers that pitch at the beach site can lie in their tents and hear the music of the waves. Mitchum’s near Woolacombe and Morte Bay in Devon has “Village” and “Meadow” campsites as well as the one by the beach. The showers and toilets are well-kept, and pubs with excellent food are close to the sites. Surfing and other water sports are popular in the bay.
Tenerife Farm Camping & Caravan Site
Located in Mullion of Cornwall, Tenerife Farm Camping & Caravan Site offers spacious pitching as well as clean facilities with ample hot water. Children’s play equipment is on the grounds, and the location is about a kilometre from pubs and shops in Mullion. Additionally, Newton Equestrian Holidays near Mullion offer guests, young and old, selections of various types of experiences including a 3-hour ride along the beach and countryside. The horses are gentle and well-trained to follow the lead horse.