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  • Well maintained park with spacious pitches
  • Modern toilet and shower facilities available
  • 7 min walk to Hele Bay

Into the valley – and onto the beach! Seeking seclusion and serenity as well as sand and surf on your north Devon holiday? We suspect you’ll be hugely happy with the location of Hele Valley Holiday Park, placed in a placid sheltered valley bordered by hills, but only minutes away from Hele Bay Beach, the South West Coast Path and the lively town of Ilfracombe.

Plonk yourself at this very friendly family-run park to delve into the best of north Devon: a seven-minute saunter will take you to the watersports, rockpools and beach of Hele Bay; 20 minutes on foot leads to more of the same plus art galleries, restaurants and an aquarium at Ilfracombe, and the three-mile surfing stretch of Woolacombe is within 15 minutes’ drive. Family fun at the likes of Watermouth Castle, the Milky Way Adventure Park and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park are also easy to get to from here – as the kids will no doubt point out, a shorter drive means more time among the meerkats and ball pits…

Keep the smile on your visage when viewing the facilities at Hele Valley Holiday Park too, as the family owners have been running the park for over 40 years and strive to keep things pretty perfect on all accounts. ‘Immaculate’, second to none’ and ‘some of the best I’ve encountered’ are a few of the laurels lavished on the loos and showers, which have free hot water, disabled access and individual cubicles. Pitches are equally well-maintained, flat, sheltered and with a choice of electric hook-up, or maybe you wood prefer to bed down in the heated glamping pods instead?

The specialised nature trail on site will keep the kids busy spotting all sorts of species at the bird, bat and dormouse boxes, feeding tables and bird baths; afterwards, send them off to the play area, of a quality we adults are also tempted by (soft rubber bark is there to land upon if Dad takes a tumble around the tyres).

Hele Valley Holiday Park also has a launderette, washing-up area and wifi is available throughout the park for a small fee. Supplies are close by too: two pubs serving food within five minutes’ walk, and Tesco/Lidl as well as many independent shops a short drive away at Ilfracombe.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches


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  • Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 9RD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.2051°N 4.1014°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 0.7 miles
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 13.5 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 15.3 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 0.6 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 11.2 miles
Swansea Airport — 27.5 miles


From the M5 take Junction 27 onto the A361. Continue on this road to Barnstaple and then take the A39 (passing the hospital on the right) to join the A3230 to Ilfracombe. Continue on this road for approximately 12 miles and at the traffic lights turn right to join the A399 towards Combe Martin. Pass Ilfracombe Swimming Baths and Rugby Club on the left where you will start to see our brown tourist signs. Follow the brown Hele Valley signs for approximately 400m to take a very sharp right (it is advised that long vehicles should continue down the road and turn around first). Continue down to a T-junction and a right turn will take you to Hele Valley Holiday Park.

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

Alongside beaches and the shops and sights of Ilfracombe, there’s quite a bit more to do within walking distance of Hele Valley Holiday Park: Ilfracombe Golf Club’s 18-hole course with sunset views of Lundy Island, a heated indoor pool and sauna, eleventh century (and supposedly haunted) Chambercombe Manor, and the sixteenth century watermill at Old Corn Mill are all within ten minutes’ amble.

Also within ten minutes to take you quite a bit further, the South West Coast Path can be accessed from Ilfracombe to climb up to Hillsborough and pass Hele Bay and Watermouth to Combe Martin. But do take quite some time in Ilfracombe first to browse around its shops, galleries, gardens and museum, then have a boat or fishing trip out from its handsome harbour…

Travelling slightly further afield, your little monkeys will have the time of their little lives with the myriad of child-friendly parks and entertainment around north Devon. Watermouth Castle and Family Theme Park is an odd but utterly fab mix of Victorian treasures, modern rides, maze and gnomes in their very own land, while Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park has everything from meerkats to wolves, bugs and birds of prey among its 25 acres and 250 species of animals and animatronic dinosaurs. And do try The Big Sheep theme park for a splendidly baaarmy day out at sheep racing, horse whispering, the tractor track, brewery shows and massive indoor play area.

Make your way to the Milky Way Adventure Park at Bideford to swoop on Devon’s tallest rollercoaster and watch swooping birds of prey demonstrations, snuggle and feed baby goats and lambs, or slide around the huge indoor play centre (there are slides for the big folk too). At Barnstaple, the conservation and breeding programmes of excellent Exmoor Zoo mean kids can educate themselves on exotic species, with half-hourly activities in summer on otter and wallaby feeding, creepy crawly time and guided tours.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (18.2 miles)
  • National Waterfront Museum (29.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (6.6 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (7.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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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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Terms and conditions

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Additional terms

No single-sex bookings of three or more people accepted.

The person making the booking is responsible for all members of their party.

We cannot accept bookings from anyone under the age of 18.

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Bookings are nominative, non transferable and no changes to bookings are permitted.

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Late payment will result in cancellation.

Late arrivals must notify us as soon as possible. Your booking will be held until 12am midnight on your arrival date. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your pitch. No refunds offered.

Cancellation by the holiday park will result in a full refund or alternate dates being offered.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times. Fouling must be cleaned up immediately using the allocated bins on site. No dogs permitted in the camping pod, play areas or nature trail. The management reserves the right to ask the owner of any dog which causes a nuisance or a threat to leave. No refunds offered.

Occupancy cannot exceed the number stated on the booking form.

Special needs/requirements for any camper must be made by the special requirements box. Please note these cannot always be guaranteed.

Children must be supervised at all times and are the responsibility of their parents. Damages caused by children will be charged.

The park shall not be responsible for any theft of or loss/damage to your personal belongings nor any injuries sustained on site.

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.

Commercial vans will not be accepted onto the park. You must comply with speed limits, parking and other traffic regulations whilst on the park.

Complaints: claims must be made in writing within 28 days of departure. Outside this time no claims will be considered.

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