4 Camping Spots in Devon Perfect For A Family Holiday

Devon is a real favourite when it comes to family camping in the school summer holidays. Devon has something for all ages and is one of the many reasons why it retains its popularity year after year. The region boasts some of the best beaches in Europe.

Both the North and South coasts of Devon feature diverse stunning natural environments offering a range of camping parks with great facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, games rooms, watersports, discos and so on.

Here we look at 4 of the most popular camping locations in Devon for families:

Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular holiday parks for families in Devon. The award winning Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks offers the most variety of family activities out of all the camping parks in Devon. Currently they have some great school summer holiday deals worth checking out.

Campers have access to entertainment featured on four different areas located within minutes from each other. Facilities depend on which of the fours sites you are located but all have superb camping facilities.

Woolacombe Bay is a short walk away and was recently voted 2nd best beach in UK by Trip Advisor users.

Eco-Camping at Trill Farm

Admire the beautiful scenery at Trill Farm on the South coast which sits on a 300-acre farm overlooking the tranquil Devon countryside. Solar PV and a mini wind turbine power some basic fairy lighting for the evenings along with solar heated showers and sinks and composting toilets.

The campsite facilities include a small open barn and courtyard providing storage, shelter, cooking space and a place to eat at tables constructed using larch from the nearby woods.

Relax and enjoy watching the livestock grazing, hike trails through flower filled meadows or along gently flowing streams. Adrenaline junkies have the option of experiencing heart pumping fun on the facility’s zip line course. Trill Farm additionally sells over 100 varieties of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables along with home grown beef, pork and poultry products and remains a fantastic choice for the environmentally conscious family.

Roadford Lake Campsite

This 730 acre spot is a favorite with families who love the outdoors. The tranquil and spacious campsite is set right on the lakefront to make the most of the spectacular scenery. The campsite has modern showers, an undercover area for bbq’s, a children’s play area and the usual washing up, disposal and recycling facilities. Dogs are also allowed as long as they are kept on the lead.

Roadford Lake Campsite is the biggest lake for watersports in the South West of England and offers sailing, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, waterskiing and water zorbing along with rental equipment so you don’t need to worry about bringing your own.

On the land there are fun family activities including archery, climbing and a high ropes adventure course.

There are some lovely cycle paths and walks along the shores of Roadford Lake. After all this activity, why not catch the lake ferry to the licensed café and recharge your batteries with a famous Devon cream tea. For children there is a café serving sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

Watermouth Valley Camping 

A beautiful family camping park in Devon located on the edge of Exmoor National Park with great sandy beaches and the popular holiday town of Ilfracombe nearby. The beaches of Woolacombe (mentioned above) and Croyde are a short car drive away boasting some of the best waves in the South West so a great place to learn to surf or go body-boarding.

The Watermouth Valley campsite plays host to an adventurous playgrounda and gamesroom that keeps children entertained. There’s a lovely stream running through the camping site and it’s a five minute walk to Watermouth Harbour and Watermouth Castle. Hot Free showers and laundry facilities are also available.