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View overlooking Croyde Beach from the camp site

General

  • Overlooking the beach and a two-minute walk to the sands at Croyde
  • Suitable for families and small- to medium-sized groups
  • Bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants a 15-minute walk away

Feel well, feel free at Freshwell Camping close to the seaside town of Croyde in north Devon: this pretty place overlooks the sea and guests can pitch up anywhere they please in the main field overlooking the beach.

As you’ll know if you’ve ever been to Devon before, there’s enough to do around here to keep you busy for weeks. And as you’ll also know, this can lead to dithering as you decide on what best to see and do first… all sorted here, as the friendly Freshwell team are more than happy to share their expert tips and advice on local attractions (and are available 24/7 to assist with checking in or with questions about the site).

You won’t need any help finding the nearest sands though, as Croyde beach is a couple of minutes’ walk away. The site’s also within easy driving distance of days out at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Baggy Point; inland adventures around Exmoor and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and waterside days around the River Taw. Barnstaple is half an hour’s drive away.

Freshwell has a ‘limited but reliable’ set of facilities including showers and toilets checked and cleaned twice a day, a sink area to wash and clean utensils, free parking for vehicles, a wetsuit wash bin, some mobile phone charging and waste recycling bins.

Bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants are a 15-minute walk away; supermarkets are within 15 minutes’ drive.

Please note

Group bookings of 11 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  84% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Great location and very friendly staff! Everything you needed :) …16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Great location and very friendly staff! Everything you needed :) Loved every minute of it.

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The staff at Freshwell were very accommodating, they gave us …16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison Y.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The staff at Freshwell were very accommodating, they gave us lots of great tips about the site, looked after our keys when we went out surfing in the day and were generally very friendly. The site is very convenient for getting to the beach and has a beautiful view so you can check the surf as soon as you wake up!

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Good site06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Closeness to beach

    Disliked: 

    No guidance on pitch areas

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    How safe the campsite was for a solo female traveller and relatively quite the space was. The on-site staff were so helpful in letting me charge my phone (cable broke) and allowing me to store my pop up tent after check out until I met my family. Facilities were very clean and on site food/beverages van were easily accessible with incredible views of the sea!! Definitely consider camping again! Thank you! xx

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Best site I have stayed at thus far!01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian N.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The incredible views, recycling facilities, incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff, general vibe. Clean toilets. Easy access to beautiful walking paths, the beach and Croyde Village.

    Disliked: 

    Shower cubicles could've done with a communal change area to help free up showers quicker. Also only one hook to hang everything. No shelves etc. So showering with 2 young kids was tricky as you cannot place items on the floor as it was wet. Also would help to have both washing up sinks have hot water and a separate tap for drinking water maybe?

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Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Great location01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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Fabulous stay and loved being able to walk to the beach31/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDeborah D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Pitch was perfect with outstanding view of the bay. Easy walk into croyde and very friendly and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Need more hooks in the showers and not very easy if showering with children as no bench or anywhere to put stuff!

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Fantastic camp site, simple and effective.29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChelsey H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The views and the simplicity of the site.

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    Nothing.

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Great basic campsite, needs to improve showers and an extra hot tap.22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Relaxed, pitch where you like campsite. Amazing views, perfect location. Our second year running here.

    Disliked: 

    2 out the 4 showers were not working, 1 hot tap for washing up. We love this campsite, but the showers will probably prevent us from returning next year.

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It was a totally wonderful experience even with the storms! …22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommiss laura p.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It was a totally wonderful experience even with the storms! A beautiful site, amazing views and great staff, thank you so much!

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Location

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  • Moor Lane, Croyde Bay, Croyde, Devon, England, EX33 1NU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1345°N 4.2385°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 3.9 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Yelland (Devon): Pottery Lane Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 12.4 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 14.6 miles
Ferry ports
Appledore Ferry Landing — 6.0 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 6.3 miles
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 33.2 miles

Directions


The site is 100 yards past the entrance to Croyde beach on the right.

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

You won’t have to travel far for a range of attractions and activities: Croyde beach and its watersports are within a couple of minutes’ walk, and surfing is a top pick here and at Putsborough Sands 10 minutes’ drive away, Saunton Sands (15 minutes), Woolacombe (20 minutes), Ilfracombe (25 minutes) and Westward Ho! (45 minutes).

For hikes, access the South West Coast Path at Croyde for the five-mile leg to Woolacombe passing the National Trust-managed headland of Baggy Point, and from there 15 miles further towards Braunton. Or drive the 10 minutes to Baggy Point instead and access the circular trails from here, ranging from gentle family ambles to hardier hikes; bike paths also run from here and there are gardens and a tearoom for fuelling up at afterwards.

Also have a look at Exmoor, accessed via Blackmoor Gate 35 minutes’ drive away, and the Tarka Trail section from Meeth to Braunton on a 31-mile car-free loop. The Museum of British Surfing is at Braunton for afterwards, or you could stagger over to the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows, the biggest dune system in Britain and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

An amusement arcade is 10 minutes away.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (13.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (11.1 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (14.6 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

Freshwell Camping cancellation policy

Cancellations within 30 days of arrival:

- for small size groups of 1-5 people, there will be a £24 cancellation fee.

- for medium size groups of 6-10 people, there will be a £48 cancellation fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Freshwell Camping will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Freshwell Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Freshwell Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Freshwell Camping? You won’t have to travel far for a range of attractions and activities: Croyde beach and its watersports are within a couple of minutes’ walk, and surfing is a top pick here … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Freshwell Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Freshwell Camping? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 11 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. between 22/07 and 31/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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