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Drakes View

8.8
Drakes View: Visitor image of their view of the sunset from the site (photo added by manager on 23/09/2022)

General

  • Pick your own pitch at a Devon pop-up site with coastal views
  • Bovisand beach five minutes' drive; central Plymouth 20 minutes
  • Views over Plymouth Sound; South West Coast Path 0.25 miles

Pick your own pitch and get a load of the local landscape at Drakes View, a basic pop-up site in Devon with spectacular views over Plymouth Sound.

Located just 20 minutes' drive to the east of the city centre near the small village of Bovisand (and five minutes' drive from Bovisand beach), Drakes View is all about keeping it simple. No flashy facilities or complicated set-up here: just a small number of grass pitches without toilets, showers or waste-disposal facilities (essentials like water are taken care of, though).

After gazing out over the cliffs and coves that make this part of Devon's coastline so scenic, you can head out for strolls along the South West Coast Path a quarter of a mile from the site, or amble through the green countryside of the nearby South Hams, where all sorts of footpaths lie in wait.

It's not all about the scenery, though. This site is also a practical option, being within a mile and a half of pubs, cafés and the various facilities around Plymouth Yacht Haven. Getting around by public transport is possible at Drakes View too, as this well-connected site is just under a mile from a local bus stop.

Please note

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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Reviews

8.8

Overall rating based on 42 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

  85% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Simple set up with a field on a slope with no facilities. Great find03/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great views, easy site for a short stay

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The view18/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view

    Disliked: 

    There are no facilities here and there is an ongoing feud between the site owner and the golf club right next door.
    Our gas wasn't firing and we weren't able to have a hot shower. When we asked the Golf Club manager if we could pay to use their showers he said a flat no- due to the dispute with the campsite owner.
    We felt the golf manager was missing a trick to make money and in the process wasn't sympathetic to our situation simply because he doesn't get on with campsite owner.

From the manager...

There is no feud. I think perhaps you may have spoken to the wrong person. However the golf club showers are quite rightly for the paying golf club members only. However you can use the toilets if you are spending money in the golf club Bar / Restaurant. We do advertise there are no facilities here. All this occurred because your gas wasn't firing. No one else's fault. Hope you liked the fireworks at least. Cheers.

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A great getaway06/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMATTHEW C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great views and very peaceful. Just what we needed thanks.
    Amazing views of the city and coast. We will be back thanks Phil!

    Disliked: 

    Could do with the basics a toilet block and washing facilities.

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Lovely campsite with a fabulous view, would highly recommend.05/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely campsite with a fabulous view, would highly recommend.

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Excellent view04/06/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views.

    Disliked: 

    No toilets (but it does clearly state this so we did know when booking!)

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Loud campers30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View

    Disliked: 

    Noise

From the manager...

Yes sometimes other campers can be noisy. I don't like to spoil people from enjoying themselves. Can't please all the people all the time. Cheers.

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Lovely view's and peaceful05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Amazing view. Very friendly owner who check on on you …29/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing view. Very friendly owner who check on on you every now and again.

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Not going again28/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomconnor t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view and location was good

    Disliked: 

    No toilets to use no running water the grass was hard to get the tent pegs into and no reception to meet or anything. Only good for caravans

From the manager...

Hello we have lots of tents and plenty of drinking water from the two taps on site. I can't help the hard ground there is a bit of a drought on atm. We do advertise no facilities however there is a golf club next door with a bar and restaurant open to the public. Sorry if you did not enjoy your stay with us. Cheers.

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Anonymous user

Good views Simple site Big open pitch spaces22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good views
    Simple site
    Big open pitch spaces

    Disliked: 

    Loud weddings at the gold club
    Expensive for solo pitch and no facilities

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • The White House, Plymouth, Devon, England, PL9 9SP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.3464°N 4.1158°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bretonside Bus Station — 1.9 miles
Plymouth Road Superstore — 3.2 miles
Crabtree — 3.2 miles
Train stations
Plymouth Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Devonport Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Dockyard (Plymouth) Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Ferry ports
Plymouth Mount Batten Ferry Landing — 1.2 miles
Plymouth (Barbican) Landing Stage — 1.6 miles
Plymouth Ferry Terminal — 2.2 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 39.9 miles

Directions


On approaching the site please ignore any Pitchup signs – these do not belong to the site. Enter the site through the golf club's car park and continue straight ahead through the gates, then continue through the golf club and into the rear car 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

With the coast so close by, it’s only natural that the beach might be your first port of call, but which cove first? Well, there’s splendid swimming (and snorkelling if you’ve got the gear for it) at Bovisand beach (five minutes' drive) or kitesurfing and windsurfing activities at the stunning sandy beach at Bigbury-on-Sea (40 minutes) will give you some top views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

In Plymouth, paddles might come in the form of a trip to the saltwater Tinside Lido (20 minutes) in the harbour… relax on the sun deck afterwards or take yourself off into central Plymouth (20 minutes) for shopping in the Barbican’s historic quarter or the bigger shopping centre.

With Dartmoor Zoo (25 minutes) for animal fans and the National Trust’s Saltram Park (15 minutes) for cycles on the grounds of a Georgian mansion, there are lots of activities for all types of tastes. Dartmoor National Park (25 minutes) has a splendid combo too, this time of valleys, moorlands and the river Dart, so take out a canoe or cycle along the many trails around the national park.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (1.6 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (7.0 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (18.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Wembury (2.4 miles)
  • Saltram (2.8 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

Bear left after going through the gates.

Drakes View cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Drakes View will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Drakes View have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Drakes View dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Drakes View? With the coast so close by, it’s only natural that the beach might be your first port of call, but which cove first? Well, there’s splendid swimming (and snorkelling if you’ve got … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Drakes View?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime

    Bear left after going through the gates.

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