Ocean Pitch Campsite
Ocean Pitch Campsite, Moor Lane, Croyde, Devon EX33 1NZ
Thinking of Devon often evokes sepia-toned scenes of cream teas, chocolate-box cottages and rambling on wild Exmoor. Yet this genteel image of the county is only as true as you make it round these parts. Sure, there’s the traditional Devonian charm of sleepy village Georgeham; not to mention the typical seaside ‘candy-floss ‘n’ kiss-me-quick’ chic of the family resorts at Woolacombe. But if you’ve descended upon the North Devon coast with tent on back, board under arm and adventure on your mind, you’ve come to the right place – for Croyde Bay is undoubtedly England’s surf capital.
Acres of sand, pounding surf, and bronzed lifeguards... welcome to the Gold Coast. It may be a tad cooler than the Aussie version but, more importantly, it is much nearer for us Poms. Okay, so our cousins down under might enjoy near perma-sunny skies, but on an early summer morning, with the breeze just right, we’d take Croyde over Byron Bay any day of the week. With its lush green hills ravining down to blustery expanses of open beach, there’s no disputing the beauty of Croyde Bay. This wide sweep of dune-backed sand flanked by the finest field-green North Devon hills is the closest thing you’ll find to an Aussie surf beach in this part of the world, gifting awesome waves to pros and beginners alike.
Anyone who was lucky enough to secure a pitch at legendary local campsite Mitchum's will know all about the spectacular views from this enviably elevated spot. Now operating under the new moniker Ocean Pitch, newbies and veterans alike will be pleased to know that surfing is still big on the agenda.
As wonderful new owners Benny and Lou are all too aware, surfers are an enthusiastic bunch (to put it mildly). Hours can pass as they scan the endless blue horizon for that elusive perfect wave. But from its priceless vantage point, Ocean Pitch is one of the few campsites in the area with direct beach views, meaning you can keep an eye on the surf from your... erm... ocean pitch, and race down with your board when the waves are breaking. And if you’re not here for the surf, it’s just as great being able to wake up and see the ocean each morning while you cook your breakfast sausages. The stunning Croyde Bay provides a perfect canvas for this unparalleled campsite masterpiece, and the site is on the coastal path, so it’s easy to reach the neighbouring beaches on foot.
The Owner Says
OCEAN PITCH CAMPSITE
Welcome to Ocean Pitch Campsite in Croyde, Devon. Ocean Pitch offers idyllic camping & deluxe Glamping with outstanding views & within touching distance of North Devon`s finest beach, Croyde Bay.
Ocean Pitch offers a friendly, premium camping experience in Croyde with a location ideal for surfing, walking & cycling and provides perfect access to the South West Coastal Path.
The campsite is family run by a young couple with a fantastic supporting team who are always there to help for any of your camping needs. The campsite is fairly small in size which creates a relaxing, chilled out vibe - idllyic whilst looking out over one of the UK's most stunning beaches' & surf break.
The toilets and hot showers are not only modern, but they're spotless & there is also free Wifi as well as mobile phone/ tablet charging facilities.
Ocean Pitch also offers a deluxe Glamping experience - a choice of VW Glamping or Pod Glamping.
VW Glamping is a unique experience like no other. A rare, but perfectly charming concept, VW Glamping offers you the chance to stay in a classic Volkswagen campervan. This premium and fun experience provides you the opportunity to go back in time & enjoy the ultra cool culture that comes with camping in a 1970’s classic, but with the luxuries of the 21st century.
Pod Glamping on the other hand is brand new for the 2017 season and is an evolution of the highly desirable Bell Tent Glamping. Pod Glamping is Croyde’s answer to quality, luxurious camping and offers a premium, idyllic experience. Located at the top of the campsite, our pods allow you to unwind and enjoy the stunning views of Croyde Bay. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or simply fancy the idea of camping but with the luxuries of home, Ocean Pitch Pod Glamping has it all.
Come & experience North Devon's best kept campsite secret for yourself - we looking forward to welcoming you on-site.
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Honestly. I’d go there again!!
A friendly and personal camping experience in the most ideal spot in Croyde. Nothing beats waking up and unzipping your tent to check the surf conditions. Great facilities, clean and hot showers, and very friendly staff. The owners are the epitome of cool. Working hard to ensure the campsite runs without a fault whilst keeping an eye on the surf for a late sundown session. If you like a campsite with a personal touch rather than the massive corporate sites then this is for you. Would love to stay again. Thanks!
Best beach camping
Just returned from three fantastic nights at Ocean Pitch. Can't recommend the site highly enough. Ben, Lou and their wonderful team run a very friendly site with amazing views of Croyde beach and excellent facilities. The cleanest campsite toilets I've ever seen along with constant hot showers and a cold outdoor shower for rinsing your wetsuits. Full wetsuit and board hire available from the site at reasonable prices. The team go out of their way to help you and are full of good advice about the local area. We will be back soon.
A warm welcome
I loved this site! Not only is it perfectly situated, a stones throw from the beach, with stunning views of the surf, the team who run the site are so warm, friendly and helpful. I was the only adult in my party of 4, the kids (ages 9-14) where about as helpful as a chocolate teaset when it came to pitching and packing up. But the staff, noting my muffled expletives as I flapped around under billowing canvas, pitched in to help! It's also spotlessly clean. The only possible improvement would be to raise and rotate the washing up station (and provide a shelter), so you could wash up without bending over if you're over 5'4" and watch the waves rolling in!!
Just returned from ocean pitch - it's a little piece of heaven. Very chilled out, but with incredibly friendly and hard working staff. Great advice on surf and SUP equipment and a great location (so close to the beach) to boot!
We'll definitely be back!
Found this campsite through this website and we were not disappointed! We were travelling down to Devon and booked this on the way to check in on the night and what a really good surprise we had! From our arrival, the team were 1st class! Very welcoming and very chilled out but they also worked tirelessly to ensure that the site was imaculate and it was, but also to answer the many queries and requests from the guests. I received some great routes to go running which took me along some of north Devons finest views. We were also lucky enough to have the best pitch on the site, to which one it is? Well you will just have to go and find it for yourselves! Massive thanks for such a great time see you next year!!
We called here on an impromptu trip to North Devon and they were so accommodating. Superb facilities and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Our site was mobbed by seagulls whilst we were out surfing (our fault for leaving out some bread) and they stepped in and rescued our stuff! We left them a case of beer as a thanks. Honestly one of the best sites I have stayed in. Location, staff, facilities and setting are perfect!!!
We went during the gold coast festival when it was really busy and even then the facilities were clean and the staff were really friendly and nice. It's got a really nice relaxed atmosphere, I'd definitely book it again.