Fairlinch Camping, Saunton Road, Braunton, Devon EX33 1EB
If you like your skies blue, your views awe-inspiring, and your outdoor activities by the bucket load, then Fairlinch is going to be right up your street. However, this isn’t your average campsite. For 11 months of the year Fairlinch is a traditional Devonshire farm, but from the last weekend in July to the first weekend of September its metal gates are opened to campers, and here at Cool Camping we're delighted this spectacular pocket of South West England can be experienced by everyone.
Firstly, the site is fantastically spacious. Due to its impressive size, Fairlinch never feels overloaded and there’s always plenty of space for ball games and family fun. Flat as a pancake pitches are found at the ascending field's base, or if you don’t mind sleeping on a wee slope, campers are rewarded with breathtaking coastal views from the summit.
The surrounding coastal landscape can’t fail to inspire. The most iconic chunk of North Devon's golden coast has to be the glorious Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows; both located minutes away. Not content with being drop-dead gorgeous, Saunton is also renowned for hosting some of Britain’s finest surf conditions. Facing the mighty Atlantic, when the swell’s good it produces row after row of delightfully slow rollers, proving irresistible for boarders.
Saunton Sands is memorable enough, but directly behind visitors can explore Braunton Burrows, England’s largest psammosere (that's er... a sand dune system to you and me). Boasting an extraordinarily diverse plant community (with over 400 recorded species), its ecological importance has been recognised by UNESCO, ranking the site alongside Mount Vesuvius and the Danube Delta for international significance.
The Owner Says
marvellous time had by all
We really liked this site. Simple, clean no nonsense camping. You could choose your own pitch, the facilities were cleaned twice a day so you had to be unlucky to find them dirty and then it came down to disrespectful fellow campers rather that the site itself. The owner was friendly and helpful as were his staff. Perfect location for us too. And we could have a fire. Only downside was a lack of recycling facilities, but again that was down to previous campers not sorting their waste properly and the site incurring fines.
Simple, no nonsense camping
This place was a perfect fit for us when we turned up; 2 adults, 2 children in a van after a long day of messing about on the beautiful Saunton Sands. Simple, clean facilities at one end of a large field with super views of Braunton Burrows. Would definitely recommend this. Excellent value for money.