Churchwood Valley

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Roadside approach (added by manager 08 Sep 2023)
Patio view (added by manager 08 sep 2023)
Exterior (added by manager 08 sep 2023)
Patio (added by manager 08 sep 2023)

  • Woodland wildlife haven a short stroll from the beach at Wembury
  • Hillside cabins among greenery, trees and colourful flowers
  • Licensed shop selling food, drinks, gifts and beach equipment
A wooded valley short walk from a sandy beach, cabins among greenery in a hillside wildlife haven, and a secluded setting that's still close to coast and city... blessed peace and spectacular scenery reigns at Churchwood Valley in south Devon. It's only seven miles to lively Plymouth from these colourful grounds, but Churchwood Valley is peaceful and remote, in a wooded valley running down to the sea and sandy beach of Wembury 10 minutes' walk away. You can access the South West Coast Path from Wembury, which is a nifty base for days out around Devon, Cornwall and Dartmoor. Accommodation is in luxury cabins, among thick foliage on the hillside. Each cabin has its own spacious area, surrounded by trees, colourful flowers, shrubs and hedges: you'll spot birds aplenty here without even stirring outside, and more wildlife including foxes and squirrels from the private patio. Churchwood Valley is home to over a hundred different species of birds, including the rare cirl bunting, whose habitat includes a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the site's land. The beach is part of a voluntary marine conservation area; the Marine Centre just above a café and has an interpretation centre and a base for wardens who guide the frequent rockpool rambles during high season. The park has no bars, restaurants or noisy entertainment, just a secluded and serene south Devon setting. Even so, you don't have to venture far for supplies, as the Churchwood team runs a well-stocked licensed shop selling eats, drinks and beach kit. A launderette is also on site.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 74
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • The grocery shop is open between 27/03 and 02/11.
  • Due to the park's location on the side of a valley, much of the access is not suitable to those with mobility problems.

Languages spoken


Open from Fri, 15 Mar 2024 to

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre

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Great site with amazing scenery and cosy cabins

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Joanne G. The reviewer booked through

1 bedroom cabin (double)

Liked: Loved the quiet cosy vibe of the whole place. So beautiful and near to a great little beach.. the cabin itself is a little old school but still perfectly cosy for two of us. Loved being in nature.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through

2 bedroom cabin (six person)

Liked: Very clean accomodations Excellent customer service Close access to the Sea

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location close to sea with beautiful scenery. Brilliant walking

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Clive H. The reviewer booked through

1 bedroom cabin (twin)

Liked: Great location only a short walk to a cove. There are scenic walks both ways along the coast. There are two pubs within walking distance with friendly staff and good ales.

Disliked: The nearby cove does not allow dogs from May to September. But a ten minute walk along the coast path to the west there is a safe beach with a mix of shingle, coarse sand and rock that our Labrador loved. The accommodation is a series of chalets located on a steep sided valley. Any walking therefore involves steep inclines and decents. Anyone with fitness or mobility issues should avoid.

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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

Baby-changing facilities Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year


Forest Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven


Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


Disabled facilities

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 Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby


Churchwood Valley

Ford Road








Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)



Nearest transport

4 mi Bretonside Bus Station
4.4 mi Plymouth Road Superstore
4.4 mi Crabtree
4.5 mi Plymouth Rail Station
5.4 mi Devonport Rail Station
5.7 mi Dockyard (Plymouth) Rail Station
1.5 mi Newton Ferrers Ferry Landing
1.5 mi Warren Point Ferry Landing
1.6 mi Noss Mayo Ferry Landing

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

It's less than a mile from the valley to Wembury beach on Devon's south coast, a stretch of sand famed for its rockpools and wildlife. Join in with a Rockpool Ramble from the Wembury Marine Centre for the best chances of seeing maximum rockpool species: crabs, starfish and sea scorpions are among the critters to see here. Hikes and coastal rambles are easily accessed too, including the Wembury Strandline walk between Wembury beach and Wembury Point, for spectacular views over the sea and out to the Great Mewstone; the maritime walk around Wembury Point, and the craggy run from Wembury beach to Heybrook Bay. For a woodland wander, take the Wembury Woods trail from the village car park. For day trips, Churchwood Valley is a 20-minute drive from Plymouth, 30 minutes from Dartmoor, and 50 minutes from both Woodlands Family Theme Park and Paignton Zoo.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Wembury 0.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Good N/A
Bovisand 1.9 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Plymouth Hoe East 3.8 mi Estuary N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Plymouth Hoe West 3.9 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Kingsand 5.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

National Marine Aquarium 3.6 mi

Dartmoor Zoological Park 7 mi

Buckfast Abbey 17.7 mi

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park 23 mi

Living Coasts 26.1 mi

National Trust

Wembury 0.4 mi

Saltram 3.8 mi

Salcombe: Thurlestone to Torcross 3.8 mi

Buckland Abbey 11 mi

Cotehele 13.3 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.



Wembury CP (Barton Close) - River Yealm - Mewstone view - Wembury Beach - Knighton Farm 0.5 mi


Noss Mayo - Blackstone Point - Warren Cottage - Gara Point - Above Cellar Beach - Mouth of Yealm - Noss Mayo 2 mi

Around Lord Revelstoke's Drive from Noss Mayo 2.1 mi

Local events

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 29.3 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Devon?

  • Does Churchwood Valley have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Churchwood Valley dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Churchwood Valley? It's less than a mile from the valley to Wembury beach on Devon's south coast, a stretch of sand famed for its rockpools and wildlife. Join in with a Rockpool Ramble from … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Churchwood Valley?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Churchwood Valley? From £56.43 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.