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Explore the very best coastline and surfing spots
Another one in the same area, but we just had to include this recommendation: “It was lovely – the couple who owned it – Trudy and her husband (whose name I can’t remember!) were really friendly, the toilet/shower blocks were brand new and spotless. It was quiet, peaceful and totally unspoilt.” Open during the summer hols only.
Large campsite, though tranquil and pristine even in high season. Open March – end October.
Puttsborough Sands, is one of the few beaches that allow you to camp in the car park, so you can wake up next to this gorgeous beach, and if you’re feeling lazy can wander over to the beach café to devour a freshly cooked breakfast before the surfing starts! Actually, great surf for beginners here. None of the usual campsite facilities here, just a beach toilet & it can be quite pricy during peak season (but the views of the sea are worth it!)
Great views and a very relaxed atmosphere here, lots of people we know use it each summer, but still quite secluded and lovely! They have 7 fields divided very thoughtfully into family/singles areas with a generous amount of space around your pitch. No electric hook up available here. Minimum of 3 nights in the summer. We have met Yvonne who works there and she recommends that you ring in advance, although calling in is possible. Cherry Tree is on the road out of Croyde on the way to Puttsborough Sands. Enjoy! (Yvonne also recommends Lobb field, which is on the way to Braunton). Open April – August.
Beautiful coastline, pretty towns and villages
Set on a working farm, overlooking the Teign Estuary and close to the sea. Small site with hook ups available & clean facilities. Easy access to beach and village. Well positioned for visiting Torquay. Open Easter – end September.
This is a basic, but quiet site with lovely views. Quite a small campsite, but it does have electric hook up points available. It is around 1.5 miles from Salcombe & 5 miles from Kingsbridge, so very well placed for exploring the South Hams. Open March to October.
A working farm, with spectacular views of Salcombe! This is a relatively new eco-site: no pitches marked, no hook-up facilities and compost loos (immaculate, by all reports!) Very dog-friendly, a well-stocked farm shop and direct access to the estuary (ideal for those who like a paddle). Thoughful touches like their magical glade which is stocked with tea lights would make for a memorable evening – dont forget your guitar. Located in the lovely village of South Pool (which has a pub) and close to Salcombe and Kingsbridge. If you like back-to-basics camping in a fab location, this could be the one for you! Open late Spring – end October.
Wide open areas and jaw dropping Jurassic coastline
Thoroughly recommended by O’Connors’ customers: “Coombe View Farm is a great small campsite. It’s just above Branscombe and is a gently sloping site with amazing views one way across to the sea at Branscombe Mouth and to the other towards fields and countryside. The facilities are fairly basic but the shower was brilliant. It feels more like camping than some of the larger sites and it was by far our favourite.” In the village, The Mason’s Arms and The Fountain Head Inn both serve good food and real ale. Open Easter to October.
There's no place like it!
This site is in a lovely setting, within walking distance of Widecombe and the wonderful Rugglestone Inn which serves real ale and hearty food – perfect after a moorland walk. The site is run by an elderly couple who are quite happy to leave you to your own devices (and they allow fires next to the stream), the facilities are quite ‘basic’ though. Open April – October
This 32 acre site was recommended by our customers Richard & Bryony Bates. They are returned for a second time as they were so impressed. This is a large site with 110 pitches, but is well kept & immaculate with wonderful grounds and great facilities: including a heated shower block! There are two large fields for dog walking & on site restaurant, open during high season. Open March to January.
Wide open countryside and plenty of cider!
This one has been recommended recently by some of our customers and seems ‘wonderfully scenic & organised without being too bossy!’ They do allow dogs, but not children as the campsite is bordered by the river Exe. Open mid March – mid October
Located in Exmoor National Park, with the river Exe on three sides. This site has a small farm shop and children can takes rides around the farm on the back of a tractor. One field is fenced off from the river. Open Easter – November.
I have added this one as some recent hirers were very impressed with this fabulous site and its immaculate facilities. It is situated not too far from the nearest village (which has a great tearoom!) and has horse-riding available on site. Open Mid-March to end October.
Best of both - coast and countryside
Amazing views. You can wander into the woods and collect your firewood and really feel you’re back to living off the earth. Family friendly, lots of walks and close to a Sustrans Cycle route. Can be used as a base to visit the South Cornwall gardens, (Eden and Lost Gardens of Heligan). Described as relaxing, un-crowded and no clumpy caravans! Oh and yes, one of the best village pubs down the road! (Am I too pub orientated?!) Open between mid-May and the end of September.
Added this one after a recommendation from a family who loved the friendly welcome and position of this site: the owners are lovely and took their kids off to feed their farm animals one afternoon (which they loved!). The facilities are clean, though quite basic. The pitches are spacious and set in a large area of landscaped park. This site is just a few miles from the Eden Project and not far from the Camel Trail. Open all year.
Amazing views. Seven acre campsite, situated on a farm, close to several beaches and only three miles from the village of Boscastle. A short walk to the highest cliffs in Cornwall and the coastal path. Basic but clean facilities. Open Easter – end October.
Panoramic views from cliffs overlooking fabulous South East Cornwall coastline. A hidden part of Cornwall which always reminds me of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Smugglers Inn, Seaton is the nearest decent pub. Mike is offering our campervans £1 off each night. Open all year.
Small family run site. The only campsite located conveniently enough to allow you to stroll into Padstow. Basic, but clean and very friendly. Open Easter until the end of September
This one has been recommended to us by numerous locals who loved the campsite’s private beach & gorgeous location. A good one for those camping with children. Rumour has it that a yummy fish & chip van visits during the summer! Open April 1st – October 28th
If you have smaller children this could be the ideal spot for your family. Set on a farm park (families camping here have free access to the facilities) and just ½ a mile from beautiful Porthcothan Beach. Children can start the day with feeding the farm animals and there is always lots to do. On-site café which is open for breakfast and free wifi! Lanes are narrow but a bus stops just outside campsite for trips to Padstow or Newquay. Open Easter – October
Set in areas of beautiful woodland. Relaxed camping with wonderful facilities including a heated swimming pool. Ideal for families & one which many return to, year after year. Open 1st May – Mid September.
This location has inspired people to move down here! Just set across the road from the life guard (Baywatch springs to mind!) patrolled beach where you can surf, swim, body-board or simply relax and read the papers. Pub and café nearby. Open mid-March to end September.
Another in the same area…this one has just been suggested by some locals who love this site. They say it’s close to the two gorgeous beaches of Polly Joke and Crantock and has a pub with good food available on site. Open April – November
Opened in 2014. Ideally located for accessing the beaches. Calendar of craft workshops available during high season. Lovely facilities. Walking distance (25 minutes to Watergate Bay – take a torch) to St Columb Minor and The Farmers Arms. Very warm welcome from owners. Open April – end October
Walking distance to the beach and to Perranporth. Children’s play area. Lovely, clean facilities. Great pub on Perranporth beach called ‘The Watering Hole’, where the kids can play in the sand. Open from Easter to end September.
This is where you go for star gazing*, as it is the headquarters for The Roseland Observatory! Brian will give a ‘tour of the skies’ on Tuesday evenings, meant to be fantastic as he also has huge telescopes around the site! Open Easter – end September
*Please do note that there is a small extra charge (per person) for the ‘tour of the skies’.
A very friendly site with immaculate facilities and beautiful views of the sea. Within walking distance of three beaches. The owners have clearly put some thought into the whole campsite a wonderful café. I can’t wait to visit, myself! Open April – Septembert
A very relaxed peaceful, place with no fixed pitches. Working farm with friendly pigs, ducks and chickens (sadly, no dogs allowed, here). Lake with boat. Kayak available to explore coast around Gorran Haven and Charlestown. Open fires encouraged! Open Easter, then May – October.
Great sea views. You can find this online when you put in Chapel Porth. Have chatted with owners and they seem very accommodating. Allegedly, a great bar here called the Blue Bar. Open April – October
Situtated right on the South West Coast Path, this small and lovely campsite is very welcoming and dog-friendly. Spacious pitches and peaceful location. Open end of March – October
This campsite is set within a 1930’s traditional working ‘nature’s way’ farm (chemicals have never been used in the farm’s history). Overlooking a truly spectacular panorama of coastline, the farm is situated on the South Coast Riviera of Cornwall adjoining the charming fishing village of Portscatho. If that is not enough to tempt you, the farm also has private access to three sandy coves. Open all year.
This is a luxury camping option. This site has won GOLD “Caravan Park of the Year” at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2015. As you might expect this site has outstanding facilities & offers a warm welcome. Great campsite to visit with your dog as there are lots of National Trust beaches in the area, which allow dogs all year round. Open Easter – early October
Charlestown is a lovely little harbour close to St Austell. A tiny campsite, with space for 12 customers & sea view. Order the delicious breakfast basket! Children’s play field. Open Easter – October
Beautiful coastline at the edge of Cornwall
Spacious, quite sheltered campsite, despite being on a cliff top. Close to some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches: Pedn Vounder, Green Bay, Porthcurno Beach and Whitesand Bay. Good Pub called the Logan Rock. Close to Minack Theatre. No pre-booking. Open April – October
Rachel and her family run this organic small holding. They usually provide Yurt Holidays but have kindly said they’d welcome us! The facilities are very eco-friendly, with solar showers and a compost loo in a league of its own, with fantastic views! They are a few minutes from wonderful ancient sites, have the luxury of breath-taking views over to St Michaels Mount and are near the beach. You can buy eggs and veggies from her too! Sounds idyllic! They are only open during the summer – so get there quickly (oh yes, maybe in a leisurely fashion, you do have a camper van after all!).
This little place has only 12 pitches within a walled garden. Very pretty country garden feel and great owners who have been here for a while. It’s near Penzance, on the way to Land’s end, in an area with a ‘prehistoric feel’ about it.
This is a large, well-laid out site with lots of great facilities ie club house & shop. For those after a good base for walking the Coastal Path this site is ideal: the walk to Cape Cornwall from here being particularly beautiful. The B3306 Lands End to St Ives scenic coast road (approximately one mile to the North of St Just) is apparently a great run in your campervan! Open: April – end of October
One of the larger sites, but well placed for visiting the coast (very close to Praa Sands) and thoroughly recommended by one of our previous customers. Kids are well catered for with a great play area and nature trail. Open March to October
Lots of our customers returned from their summer holiday, this year, raving about this one. It’s a friendly, small campsite with around 30 pitches. It’s well positioned with great views and within walking distance from two good pubs and the beach. Washing & toilet facilities are basic and unisex. Open all year
To really live the dream, this little village has a small site that has been divulged to us by some friends. It is a very basic site that just has running water: you will have to bring your own loo! But the location is superb, right on the river Fowey where you can sail or just laze around, a bit. ‘Wind in the Willows’ but with G&T! People take tents, yurts and campers, and you can do the whole experience of camp fires too. It’s a great location near to Restormel Castle, Edward the Black Prince’s romantic stronghold, the pretty village of Golant and Fowey. To find St.Winnow follow the river Fowey from Lostwithiel down towards Fowey and it’s just before Golant on the opposite side of the river.
Delightful, small campsite with lovely clean facilities. Dog-friendly and with access to the Coastal Path. Peaceful location with beautiful sea views – one of those special campsites that people return to year after year. Sounds like a winner! Open April 1st – October 1st.
Wonderful views and outstanding facilities here. As pointed out in ‘Cool Camping’, “the only problem is then finding other campsites with equivalent luxury.” Well placed for exploring the town & beaches. We must recommend this site quite frequently as it seems to be a favourite spot for our campervans meeting up on their travels. Expensive, but justifiably so. If you are visiting Ayr outside of peak months (July & August) they will offer O’Connors Campervans 10% off! Open all year.
This is a quiet, family run campsite, with spacious pitches, overlooking St Ives Bay. “Beautiful brand new facilities set in a stunning location amongst the sand dunes at Gwithian Towans. Will definitely be heading there again. It was our favourite site. Whilst there, we left our van at the park and ride and caught the little train to St Ives. Definitely the best way to arrive there, as parking is virtually impossible.” Open March to October.
Quite a small campsite with rather basic facilities: beware that this one can get very busy during the summer due to the wonderful location. Close to the long sandy beach, backed by dunes. 10 minutes walk down the hill to the beach or a two minute free-wheel on your bike! Shops, toilets & café at the beach. Open Easter – October
Set on a working, family farm, this relaxed site has good clean facilities & small shop, but really it’s all about the location. The beach can be reached just 10 minutes from the campsite (though the return journey is all uphill!) The Coast Path will take you to Sennen where there are pubs and shops. Dogs are welcome at the campsite but only allowed on the beach after 7pm. Open Easter – Oct
For Your Last Night…Occasionally customers have found themselves racing back to return their campervan from the far reaches of Cornwall. This is not a stress-free end to your holiday, nor is it healthy for the vans. Can we suggest choosing a campsite closer to Okehampton at the end of your holiday? Give yourself a break: try one of these for your last night.
A new campsite, opened in 2014, this one has been very well received! Tim & Rebecca are really friendly. Lovely new shower block with under-floor heating! Late arrivals welcomed. Open March – end November.
Located in a secluded and quiet hamlet which is set within the boundaries of the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. It is exclusively for adults who are looking for peace, quiet and tranquillity. About 10 minutes from Okehampton. During high season, they bake fresh bread to order so you can guarantee a yummy breakfast in your van. Great pub in Drewsteignton called the Drewe Arms and The Sandy Park Inn (a little closer at Sandy Park). Open all year.
10% off all Bookings here when you trundle up in an O’Connors Campervan! Ensure you book over the phone to secure your discount. This award winning, beautiful, family-run caravan park is set in Dartmoor National Park with delightful views of Cox Tor. The River Tavy forms a boundary offering riverside camping and other level spacious pitches. Previous customers have recommended the bottom field for camping which is right next to the river. This site can be found to the west of Okehampton (about 25 minutes away). Open 15th March – 5th November.
The Elephant’s Nest at Horndon, Mary Tavy is worth a visit. Great food and gorgeous garden. The Peter Tavy Inn is also about 30 minutes walk from the campsite & serves good local food & real ale.
Peaceful campsite with Dartmoor views and direct access to the moor – perfect for walkies. Immaculate facilities and lovely children’s play area. On site, Langstone Bar is useful for evening meals (available every evening during high season and every weekend). Being able to order croissants and pastries for breakfast is a lovely touch. This is a really special place. Jane has kindly offered 10% reduction on pitch fees to O’Connors Campervans. Open mid-March until mid-November.
This site comes recommended by previous customers who really enjoyed the facilities. Outdoor heated pool, games room, children’s playground, close to village stores and pubs. Laundry and wash room facilities. Local mobile shop visits the site every morning and even delivers newspapers! About 20 mins from Okehampton. Open 15 March to 15 January each year.
Barley Meadow is located in rolling countryside just off the A30. The Park has great facilities for children and excellent washing, shower and laundry facilities. Well behaved dogs are welcome! About 15 minutes from Okehampton. Open March – November.
This campsite views over the 740 acre lake, close to facilities for windsurfing, sailing, rowing, kayaking, fishing, walks and cycle trails, a licensed café and visitor centre. Electric hook up available. Loos and showers. Dogs welcome. About 15 mins from Okehampton.
Just 15 minutes from Okehampton, located in a pretty village with a well-stocked shop and Village Pub nearby: The White Hart Inn. Friendly campsite owners. Basic but very clean facilities, with a few mains hook ups available, small children’s play area. Open March – December.