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South Dean Camping

9.6

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General

  • Dog-friendly rural Devon site near several sandy beaches
  • A half-hour drive to Barnstaple and 25 minutes to Woolacombe
  • Barbecues and campfires allowed; footpaths and pubs nearby

Head to this north Devon site to pick your own spacious pitch across 12 acres of land with spectacular views over Exmoor, within 30 minutes’ drive of Barnstaple and 25 minutes of Woolacombe.

This is a working farm, so you’ll share views of North Devon’s cliff-carved coastline with a host of farm animals, as well as the occasional wild pony, red deer or bird of prey. Near to sandy coves, woodlands and open moorlands, you'll quite possibly be ooh-ing and ahh-ing all day long. Plus, your dog won’t need to miss out on the countryside sensations either, as they’re welcome on a lead.

Pick a plot among the unmarked pitches stretching over 10 acres of land and come prepped with grill recipes because barbecues are allowed on site. There are firepits provided to keep blazes safe and bins to keep the countryside litter-free. Toilets, showers and drinking water facilities are on site, too. Other perks of staying here include a pets corner where you can get your fluffy fix feeding the alpacas or watching the sheep and alpacas doing their thing and a picnic area where you can break up your day with a tasty packed lunch admiring the scenery.

You may want to keep an eye out for cheeky peacocks and other wandering wildlife as you follow one of several trails direct from the site suited to bicycles or feet. There's a circular route past beaches, or if sand’s on your mind and you want it fast, it’s a 15-minute drive to the nearest sandy coves and surf schools.

After all that walking, you won’t want to go hungry either… it’s easy to grab a takeaway here or fill up at several pubs, restaurants and shops in the neighbouring towns, including a Victorian inn within a five-minute drive of the site.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 230 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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Lovely site, remote but beautiful views. Lots of space.11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view
    The alpacas
    The relaxed atmosphere
    The coast path

    Disliked: 

    Need a light in the toilets at night

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Spectacular sea views plus new facilities05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoe B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great campsite with spectacular sea views. Compost toilet and shower facilities were very new and clean. Had everything we needed for a great family stay in the campervan, including some alpacas!

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Loved this campsite, it had the most incredible views and …05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRosie F.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved this campsite, it had the most incredible views and a very chilled vibe! felt very peaceful, and loved the sheep who wandered around. toilets and showers were very clean. will defiantly be staying again!

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Everything was clean and nice04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Place was absolutely gorgeous

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Amazing views, chilled relaxed vibe. Clean facilities.03/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClare B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Amazing views, chilled relaxed vibe. Clean facilities.

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It was OK, It could be great! But overpriced and to little facilities15/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlina S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Amazing views, great location for exploring the surrounding countryside and beaches, 2 large grassy fields, and clean, pleasant composting toilets. Good showers.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately to little toilets /showers. Being there over bank Holiday weekend the queues has been rediculous! Additionall chemical toilets were constantly blocked (even after most people have left), so lucky we had our porta loo, as getting to toilet or shower was almost impossible (in time you need it!)
    Also the owners sawing on hot water in the washing up area, which is a bit shame.
    The firewood and first "bundle" you get very overpriced! Bag of logs for 8£, where at the petrol station 10mins away costs 4.25£.

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Loved every minute06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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One of the best camping sites ever with fabulous coast views06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSelahattin B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Run by a young couple who were caring and helpfull with clean facilities and is in a fantastic spot with breathtaking views of the coast.

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Amazing location for a great (wild) camping feel!06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsRiemer K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Absolutely stunning view! The location is amazing as the view across the cliffs and sea is available all around the camping. Furthermore, the facilities were a bit primitive but clean and suited the feel of the environment.

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    Not much to dislike... The toilet may be too primitive for someone's liking, but we thought it was fine.

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Beautiful site, amazing views and sunsets, great staff.06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful scenery, quite secluded and great amenities. Loved the more natural feel.

    Disliked: 

    Tough walk to the pub so perhaps not suitable if you’re wanted a pub in walking distance but only 3 min drive there!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Location

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  • Trentishoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, England, EX31 4QD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2183°N 3.9485°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Methodist Church — 7.6 miles
Bus Station — 10.7 miles
Garage — 11.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 11.2 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 14.3 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 15.4 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 7.1 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 15.4 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 15.5 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 27.1 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 29.2 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Getting your seaside fix isn’t hard from South Dean Camping. Combe Martin (five minutes’ drive) is a very scenic spot, and all that scenery is extra special when you’re on a rented kayak or paddleboard just off shore. The village is home to the Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park (10 minutes) too, a zoo and prehistoric park for just as an attractive day out.

More coastal spots include the surfing hotspot at Woolacombe Beach (25 minutes), Ilfracombe’s busy harbour (20 minutes) or the Valley of Rocks (20 minutes) for all things coastal walks and dramatic sea views.

For a little of the historic, settle in for the funicular railway in the villages of Lynton and Lynmouth (20 minutes) or potter around the country house and gardens at Arlington Court (15 minutes).

Barnstaple (30 minutes), a gorgeous riverside town, is the go-to place for Tarka Trail bike rides. If it’s a walk you’d rather, Dunkery & Horner Wood National Nature Reserve (40 minutes) has a great loop among the ancient oaks.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (20.7 miles)
  • National Waterfront Museum (27.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Heddon Valley (0.9 miles)
  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (5.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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South Dean Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. South Dean Camping will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does South Dean Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is South Dean Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near South Dean Camping? Getting your seaside fix isn’t hard from South Dean Camping. Combe Martin (five minutes’ drive) is a very scenic spot, and all that scenery is extra special when you’re on a rented … Read more
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