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General

  • Great views of local Devonshire scenery
  • Few minutes from Woolacombe
  • Direct access to the Tarka Trail

Wave goodbye to rowdy groups and say hello to a comfortable, quiet and peaceful break at this laidback park: the new owners took over in May 2015 and have drawn deep on their collective 30+ years industry experience along with feedback from guests to assist this little site to evolve into what they reckon is one of the best natural camping sites in the area.

The ethos is to give guests a great camping time on a small peaceful site, and so there are no hidden costs for hot water, wifi or mobile phone charging, and the shops, clubs and launderettes are left to the bigger sites in the area. Good clean shower and toilet facilities and a sheltered washing-up area are always to hand.

Families staying at Bay View are chuffed to be able to sort their own entertainment for kids around the safe play areas and plenty of space to kick a ball or fly a kite. Dogs are (most rightly) also considered full family members here too, so the team has added a large pooch walking area for furballs to run, chase balls and generally roll around.

Bay View Farmers is near the award-winning beach of Woolacombe (1.7 miles to be exact) and has spectacular views over to Lee Bay and up to the Bristol Channel; on a clear day you should be able to see the coastline of Wales. It has direct access to the Tarka Trail and good access into its pitches as it's just down the road from Woolacombe village.

Please note

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.1

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96% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 
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excellent site very clean faclities friendly staff 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Delphine B. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    had great time lovely site will stay again

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Just fantastic 24/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setup the view the owners the showers toilets washing up area everything was first class.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very Warm welcome. Very attractive site. Toilet and shower block excellent

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Amazing site, modern and clean facilities with lovely staff! 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lizzie N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Atmosphere was really great, everyone was really friendly! Toilets and facilities were very clean and modern, even got a complementary drink when we arrived! A nice 40 minute walk to Woolacombe bay through fields, lovely in the evening as well as good walking trails just off the campsite.

    Disliked: 

    There was a noisy family next door, but these things can't be helped.

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Very good site, can see owners making constant improvements. 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness of staff, always someone on hand to ask questions. Great location, far away from the towns but near enough to be rural. Ideal for young couples like ourselves who like quiet sites without entertainment and shops etc. Not ideal with young kids that need constant stimulation. Families with children were good at making their own entertainment though and this is not a bad reflection on the site as they don't want to keep up with the bigger sites. Liked the mixed gender shower block, no issues and very private with individual cubicles. Impressed with cleanliness of toilets. Site is on tarka trail, great for walking, cycling and geocaching. We will be back next year as the weather was a little rubbish. WiFi even better than home.

    Disliked: 

    No sanitary bins. Although shower block was the cleanest I have ever seen there was no info to when cleaning would take place throughout the day. Felt bad wanting to take a shower when they were being cleaned. Maybe a sign stating cleaning times?

From the manager...

thank you so much for your review....it is constructive and helpful both to potential guests and ourselves.
our toilet and shower block are checked and cleaned throughout the day at two hourly intervals whilst we are busy....because we don't have enough facilities to shut down a block to clean we are often cleaning whilst showers and loos are being used, it always makes me chuckle that the men especially worry about using a just cleaned unit , we want you to have the cleanest facilities, so it always pleases us that we can provide this whilst we are in the block.
we had overlooked the bins in the new loos, so thank you, they will be in the loos before close of business today.
we will be really pleased to see you both again.

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Staff very welcoming and friendly 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom hayley_m148456 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The location of our pitch was next to the play area which was ideal with younger children- especially when putting up our tent.
    The wash area was a good size and very clean, we never had to wait to use it.

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Amazing site, level pitches, welcoming staff 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vanda R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Amazing campsite, immaculately kept, with excellent facilities. Wonderful views, close to town and other amenities, but also just isolated enough to truly feel the countryside. Campsite owners were super friendly and welcoming, and very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

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Great site. 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom deborah w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff. Clean well equipped washrooms . Level pitch. Very dog friendly

    Disliked: 

    Washing up sinks are too deep and low (unless you are very short with extra long arms:)

From the manager...

thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, the wash up facilities are catering sinks and designed to take a lot of pots etc. so are deep, but we find if you put the washing bowls provided on the draining board and use this to wash up, its much less of a strain on the back,as they are large enough to both drain the pots and hold the bowl.

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Lovely site in beautiful surroundings 14/07/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely friendly site with flat pitches
    Pitches all good sizes and laid out well.
    Toilets and showers spotlessly clean, attention to detail, such as plenty of hooks to hang clothes on, and air freshener in each cubicle.
    Direct access to tarka trail about 1 hour walk to ilfracombe or 15 mins on bike- and 45 min walk across the most beautiful country side to woolacombe.
    Would recommend and definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike - music is terrible in the toilets though 😱

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review, and i promise i will update the piped music ....that did make me laugh.

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Well worth a visit. 14/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom barry_w309110 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location. Peaceful. Facilities. Friendly helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Turnpike Cross, Mortehoe Woolacombe, Devon, England, EX34 7HG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.1761°N 4.1684°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ilfracombe Bus Station — 3.2 miles
Braunton (Devon): George Hotel Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 12.7 miles
Umberleigh Rail Station — 14.8 miles
Ferry ports
Ilfracombe Ferry Landing — 3.4 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 8.5 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 8.7 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 29.8 miles

Directions


Directions from junction 27 on the M5:
At junction 27, take the A361 and exit at Tiverton/Barnstaple. At the roundabout, take the A361 heading to Barnstaple and then take the fourth exit onto the A399. Turn left onto the A3123. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto B3343. After 1.6 miles turn right into Bay View Farmers. You have reached your destination!

Public transport:
Devon and Cornwall First bus service: 303
Barnstaple train station is a 20-minute drive away.

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

Bay View Farmers has direct access in one direction to the wealth of wildflowers, insects and safe rides and rambles of the Tarka Trail, which you can amble or pedal all the way into Ilfracombe. In the other direction, various cycling networks run along the short distances to Croyde, Georgeham and Braunton.

Several highly scenic walks to take the dog to lead off the Tarka Trail, which can take you directly to Lee Bay, or you could follow the coastal path all the way to Bull Point Lighthouse.

The kids will go baa-my over the eccentric excitement of the Big Sheep, and the thrills of the Milky Way adventure park will send them into orbit. For more family fun, try Exmoor Zoo or Combe Martin Dinosaur Park, both a short distance from Woolacombe.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (16.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (8.3 miles)
  • Heddon Valley (10.7 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:  12 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

In the site office there will be an arrival pack and a self check-in form, please complete this correctly and pitch on your allocate site.

Reception is unmanned after 8pm. Please call using the number in the confirmation email if you are arriving later.

Bay View Farmers cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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

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. Bay View Farmers will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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

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

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 5am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

In the rare event that you can not contact anybody then you can always phone the secondary number provided in your confirmation email for assistance.

In the site office there will be an arrival pack and a self-check-in form, please complete this correctly and pitch on your allocate pitch.

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