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Looking out onto field 2 with all types of pitches

General

  • Old-fashioned family-owned campsite with modern facilities
  • Ten minutes' walk to beach, dunes and nature reserve of Dawlish Warren
  • Seven acres of grassland in a secluded setting

Old-style camping with new-style facilities, minutes from the Blue Flag Devon coastline and a 500-acre nature reserve stuffed with species of all sorts… you might want two weeks at least at Leadstone Camping in Dawlish Warren, ta.

This very friendly site has been family-owned since 1974 and is one of those where the owners do their utmost to make sure guests have the best time possible: although this is traditional and uncommercialised camping, standards are modern, including an amenities block completely redeveloped in 2012 and now with showers, toilets, free hot water to basins, a hairdryer, baby changing unit and an accessible room with shower, toilet and wash basin.

Leadstone also has a launderette, playground, washing-up facilities and water points in the camping fields. Freezer pack hire as well as eggs, milk, bread, Calor gas and Camping Gaz are available from reception.

For other supplies and nosh, Sainsbury's is a mile away, and anyone walking the ten minutes to Dawlish Warren will find a pub serving lunch and evening meals handily placed along the way.

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Please note

A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of the shower.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 227 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  80% described Leadstone Camping as Peaceful ?

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Very clean good staff,got our missing dog back for us ... 19/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vincent S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean good staff,got our missing dog back for us ,would definitely use again

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Fabulous site 17/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    When we arrived we were quickly shown to our pitch by Phil who was very friendly and explained the layout of the site. Pitches were a good size and ours was level. We had a hook up and a water tap was right by our pitch , which was great. Toilets and showers were immaculate. You pay 20p for a shower which lasts about 4 minutes, plenty of time for a decent shower. There is a block of about 6 unisex showers, a seperate family/disabled shower and a shower room in the ladies and gents toilets. Be prepared to queue if you want an early shower !!! Hair dryers are available, I think you pay 20p. There are facilities to wash dishes and a laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. Not sure of the cost. Small shop on site for essentials. The ice cream van comes on site early evening, not too expensive. It's a 10 minute walk down to a beautiful beach where there are places to eat and some lovely coastal walks. The walk back is uphill, so be prepared. You can drive down but have to pay for parking. Overall, it's a fabulous site,, lovely and clean and peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Having to pay for wi fi

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Will not be returning 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Dogs using pitches as toilets
    Not enough showers for the number of people -frequent queuing for a shower or toilet
    Consistently wet and soiled shower floors for 20p
    Sloping pitch beyond caravan adjustment

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very helpful staff, and shop well stocked. the pitches were ... 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    very helpful staff, and shop well stocked. the pitches were well set out with ample room for your tent and car. Water and electric points were close at hand. the showers and toilets are spotless and plenty of them. Quite close to the beach only a few minutes walk down hill. The train station is also quite close which we used often. There is a beach walkway that takes you to Dawlish itself for the more energetic. All in all a good holiday

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Fab holiday was had by all. 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gillian w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Spotless site with fab sized pitches friendly staff and location.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really except water in family room shower was non existent.

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Excellent site with fab size pitches and spotless facilities 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The staff, size of pitches and layout

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    Water pressure wasnt great at times and there is a need for family showering areas.

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Friendly welcome with helpful staff around site. Excellent facilities which ... 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Friendly welcome with helpful staff around site. Excellent facilities which are kept spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

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Would recommend 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Margaret S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Our pitch was at the top corner of the field, so not as much traffic passing by our little shot. Smallish site, friendly staff. Clean toilets and showers, hardly ever a queue. Convenient for both Dawlish Warren and Dawlish Town. Supermarket close by.

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked more information about recycling and shower tariffs on the site leaflet. I had to ask neighbouring campers what coins were required for the showers.
    Our pitch was quite sloping, required special measures to level camper. There were flatter pitches in other fields but we thought these were over crowded.
    Shower heads need de-scaling more often

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location 15/07/2019

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  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    location

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Fantastic site , clean facilities, beautiful location 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location and large pitches

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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

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Warren Road, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon, England, EX7 0NG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5941°N 3.4516°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dawlish Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Exmouth Bus Station — 2.5 miles
Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 0.5 miles
Dawlish Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Starcross Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 2.3 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 4.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 9.6 miles

Directions


Travelling by car
Leave the M5 motorway at Junction 30 (Exeter) and take the signposted road A379 to Dawlish. As you approach Dawlish (approximately 11 miles), turn left on the brow of the hill onto Warren Road, signposted Dawlish Warren. Our site is half a mile on the right.

Satnav users: as you approach Dawlish from Exeter, do not use Week Lane as it is very narrow. Stay on the A379 and turn left into Warren Road just over the crest, Leadstone Camping is 0.5 mile on the right.

Travelling by coach/bus
National Express’s scheduled coach network is easily the best value way to travel throughout the UK. Exeter is the nearest coach station then change onto the local Stagecoach service No 2 to Dawlish and change at Warren Road/ Marine Garage for the No 22 into Dawlish Warren (10 minutes' walk to us if you want to stretch your legs!). Ask for Leadstone Camping. The stop is at our entrance.

Travelling by train
Dawlish Warren is the closest station (about 10 minutes' walk) or jump on any bus heading to Dawlish, and ask for Leadstone Camping. Dawlish town station is well served by taxis and, of course, the bus.

Walking the coastal path
We are just 10 minutes' walk from the coast path at Dawlish Warren.

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

Dawlish Warren is a top place to be in Devon, partly for its safe clean beach and partly for its sand dunes leading onto 500-acre Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, a hugely popular spot with birdwatchers and botanists.

Leadstone Camping's location makes it easy to get to most of Devon's attractions and it's simple to get from the site to wherever takes your fancy. Roads are relatively quiet for most of the year apart from in high season.

On foot, walk the half mile to the Warren (it's a safe stroll and suitable for prams) or to the South West Coast Path within ten minutes; it's also half a mile to the Exe Cycle Trail or the circular six-mile Dawlish Discovery Walk.

A mile away is the Exe Estuary – another top local spot and a hit for fishing, hiking, biking and birdwatching – and the town of Dawlish itself is a mile and a half away: look out for the famous black swans.

Also nearby is the harbour and two good pubs at Cockwood, two and a half miles away, and golf at Starcross before taking the ferry from here to Exmouth.

Shaldon, seven miles away, has another golf course and can be reached by ferry from the busy resort of Teignmouth.

For towns, take off to Exminster (nine miles; more golf), Torquay (10 miles), Newton Abbot (11 miles; racecourse and ancient market), Exeter (13 miles) and Paignton (13 miles; take the steam railway from here to Kingswear and Dartmouth).

For villages, have a cream tea and a tipple at Old Walls Vineyard at Bishopsteignton seven miles away, and crouch down to see the fab and award-winning model village at Babbacombe just outside Torquay.

Other very decent days out include fourteenth century Powderham Castle (five miles), the bike trail, birds of prey and butterfly walk at Haldon Forest Park (eight miles) and getting giddy at Crealy Great Adventure Theme Park.

Must see

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (8.0 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (9.6 miles)
  • Living Coasts (9.9 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (3.9 miles)
  • Compton Castle (10.6 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:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Leadstone Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Leadstone Camping will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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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.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
A charge of £0.20 applies for the use of the shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
BB guns, American-style RV's and generators are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Additional terms

Guests must let the team know before arrival if they will be arriving on site with a twin axle caravan. Please do so using the 'Special request' box when you book.

If your dog has a bark or character that may accidentally upset visitors, please consider leaving your pet with a friend.

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