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Are you looking for a campsite near Ilfracombe, Croyde and Barnstaple on the North Devon coast?

Close to Ilfracombe and Combe Martin our camping site offers holidays and short breaks with a private beach and cove, caves and rock pools, swimming pools and a play area, shop and clubhouse. Boasting acres of private headlands and fantastic views.

Influenced by the caves, rugged rocks and shores at Watermouth Cove, the outstanding writer Enid Blyton found the inspiration for her Famous Five and Secret Seven stories so loved by her followers.

We are happy to promote that Watermouth Cove is a ‘Pet Friendly Park’. Offering your doggie access to not just your pitch but can visit our ‘Wreck’ (café/bar) and once they have enjoyed that experience we have given then full access throughout our cove and pool area.

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Leave the car at home



Walkers' paradise

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

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches


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  • Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 9SJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2140°N 4.0653°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 2.2 miles
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 9.7 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 13.8 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 15.4 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Swansea Airport — 26.9 miles


If coming by car, the easiest route is to leave the M5 at Junction 27 following the signs for Barnstaple on the A361 and continuing on this road for 25 miles until the second South Molton roundabout. Take the right turning signposted A399 and continue on this road for 16 miles following all signs to Combe Martin. Go through the village of Combe Martin and out the other end, continue on the A399 for 2 miles and Watermouth Cove is clearly signposted on the right.

Note: We strongly recommend that touring caravans or larger motohomes avoid the A399 coast road and stay on the A361 though Barnstaple to Ilfracombe from the South Molton roundabout. The drive is 15 minutes longer but the road is much wider.

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

Clovelly: a must for anyone visiting the region, once a bustling fishing port famous for herring and mackerel. The impressive harbour dates back to the 14th Century with many beautiful cottages. An area famed for smuggling, offering the visitors a chance to stand in the cobbled streets and use their imagination!

Combe Martin: the seaside village of Combe Martin lays claim to an old tradition in which the Earl of Rone is hunted down. Here you will see the 17th century castle-like Pack of Cards Inn and the 13th century church of St. Peter ad Vincula. The Inn has 52 windows and 4 floors, each with 13 doors and was built in 1626 to celebrate a large win at cards.

Bideford: once considered the most important port in England, second to London. Today Bideford sits tranquilly on the banks of the Torridge, its bridge spanning the water. Sit and while away a few hours taking a coffee along the quayside. Now a very popular place to spend New Year's Eve.

Great Torrington: perched on a ridge overlooking the River Torridge the Cavalier town of Torrington was the site of the last major conflict of the English Civil War. The home of Dartington Crystal and the fabulous Rosemoor Gardens. Enjoy a unique attraction where costumed characters take you back to the 17th century.

Ilfracombe: a traditional Victorian resort where you can enjoy a stroll on the promenade and browse the souvenir shops. The quaint harbour with numerous fishing vessels, not to mention the Oldenburg where either day cruising or sunset cruising along the coastline towards Lynton and Lynmouth, can be enjoyed.

Instow: well worth a stop on the Tarka Trail where you can take a leisurely boat trip across the estuary to the ancient free port of Appledore. Maybe spend the day on the beach messing around in the sand dunes and have lunch in one of the pubs or restaurants overlooking the bay.

Lundy Island: about 11 miles from the North Devon Coast in the Bristol Channel the island is three miles long and half a mile wide. It rises 400 feet above sea level and is an amazing area of outstanding natural beauty. Lundy abounds with wild life, Sika deer, Lundy ponies, Soay sheep, Basking sharks and dolphins. Birds so rare that they bring bird watchers to the island from all over Britain. Trips to Lundy are available via the Oldenburg departing from Bideford and Barnstaple.

Lynton and Lynmouth: always spoken of together and often referred to as North Devon's answer to Switzerland. The Victorian powered cliff railway connects the two beautiful villages and a ride on the railway between the two is almost compulsory.

Barnstaple: a provincial market town with its Victorian Pannier Market still operating daily (6 times a week) and the famous Butchers Row. The thirteenth century bridge offers access to national stores and the town itself hides quaint individual shops and modern facilities for indoor and outdoor shopping. The Queen's Theatre has a year-long programme of varied and interesting performances, many visiting stars and performers amazed at the support and encouragement offered by North Devon's discerning population. The town has a wide variety of quaint and interesting eating houses, restaurants, fast-food outlets all combined to give the visitor selection and value for money during their stay.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.0 miles)
  • National Waterfront Museum (28.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (5.9 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (5.9 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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Terms and conditions

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

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via

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

Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

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

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.