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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.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 8.9 miles
- Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 9.7 miles
9.7 miles Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 13.8 miles
13.8 miles Umberleigh Rail Station — 15.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Appledore Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
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.
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.
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.0 miles)
- National Waterfront Museum (28.3 miles)
- Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (5.9 miles)
- Heddon Valley (5.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.