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Freshwell Camping

9.6

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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.


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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  86% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Lovely people running the site. best view of croyde beach …20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe J.Confirmed

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

    Lovely people running the site. best view of croyde beach possible. lots of space to pitch your tent. decent showers and toilets.

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Great facilities and lovely helpful staff, we had a great …17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great facilities and lovely helpful staff, we had a great time and a very good sized pitch, definitely coming back

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Would come again!14/09/2020

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

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

    Chilled environment, friendly staff, basic but clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Anonymous user

Clean facilities gorgeous view13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Helpful staff and nice pitch

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Seemed more like a festival site than a campsite13/09/2020

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

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

    Great location and view, host was lovey

    Disliked: 

    Could really do with a noise curfew, crowds of people were up chatting and playing music well into the early hours most nights we were there, even in the week, meaning a good night's sleep was impossible. Facilities weren't dirty but never seemed to be clean.

From the manager...

Dear Deevika,

Thanks for your feedback, and many apologies for the crowd this weekend. It is actually very rare to have this experience at Freshwell if you look back through all our other customer reviews online.

On this occasion, the recent announcement of a change in social distancing from Monday 14th (Max 6 people) encouraged peoples behaviour to be very different than usual and much more anti-social. Our staff attempted asking these groups to be quiet but instead just got verbal abuse in return, so it wasn't without our trying to keep it quiet for others.

We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed camping experience and we would encourage you to return to see how it really is another time. Apologies again, Mike & John, Freshwell

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We had a great time! The chap that runs the …11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We had a great time! The chap that runs the site was really helpful. Beautiful views across Croyde Bay, and you can hear the waves.

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I really liked the site.10/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Relaxed, clean, friendly, staff available and helpful, close to beach and town.

    Disliked: 

    It’s on a hill. mostly not too steep with some flat areas but a few would be difficult to use comfortably.

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A great campsite with stunning views and a stone’s throw …07/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A great campsite with stunning views and a stone’s throw from the beach and walks. You can choose where to pitch and the facilities are fine.

    Disliked: 

    The campsite is on a slope so this is worth bearing in mind for sleeping arrangements. Pitches were also supposed to be 10m apart from each other which wasn’t the case in reality even with reduced capacity - partly this is because you can choose where to pitch which limits newer arrivals in terms of the layout of the site. It’s also quite a basic campsite for the price, though I understand it’s about average for the area.

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Friendly staff, top notch clean facilities, fantastic location.06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Felt very safe as a solo female traveller. Covid safety measures in place, facilities all clean, so no worries about that. Lovely location, perfect for beach.

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Relaxation01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnna F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Relaxation

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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

Local produce

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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

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

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


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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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
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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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