Beryl's Campsite

Beryl's Campsite, Beeson, nr Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2HW
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A secret, secluded site known by locals simply as 'the one run by Beryl’.

The only clue to this campsite's existence is a hand branded 'camping' sign nestled in a flowerbed. The site, which originally had no name and was known by locals simply as 'the one run by Beryl’, has now been christened Beryl’s by the campers themselves. Beryl herself describes the secretive site, hidden at the end of a tunnel of trees in Beeson village, as her 'unconventional camping haven'. Charming eccentricity is certainly apparent here, not only in the laissez-faire attitude to publicity, but also in the quirky names of the 29 pitches, such as Panoramic and Snug.

The 'haven' part of Beryl's description is equally apt for this lush little site, nestled as it is on a hill in the woods with a glorious view of Start Bay. 

Venture down the narrow access road – even the odd caravan has been known to brave it – and you're rewarded with a real sanctuary from which to explore the surrounding delights of the Devon coast. You can spy on birds from the hide looking over the local nature reserve's lake. Or take a walk around Slapton Ley lagoon, just over the hill. And the South West Coast Path passes the award-winning beach at Beesands, just below the site.

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Just returned from a fantastic stay. The campsite is beautiful, spacious and quiet at night with lovely views. Liz and Beryl are lovely and helpful. The toilets and showers (need 20p but v lovely and hot) are clean. Great for kids and dogs and short walk to beech with lovely pub and fish takeaway/restaurant. Beautiful surfing beaches relatively short drive away - we had a lovely afternoon at bigbury on sea. South Milton sands is great for rock pooling at low tide. Lovely coastal walks. Great stay, hope to be back soon.

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We had a wonderful two nights stay at Beryl's. The location is a hidden gem - we truly felt like we were going somewhere special driving down the narrow green lanes before arriving - and the pitches are well laid out and spacious. The best bits about the site? The location, the tranquillity, and the closeness to Beesands (we took an easy walk to get fish and chips on our first night. We sat and watched a seal in the bay as the sun was setting and really felt as if we had escaped real life.) Truly magical. The worst bits about the site? Probably the slightly too basic facilities for us. Not enough toilet / washing facilities / obvious systems in place in our opinion. The children didn't find it easy to know exactly how they should wash their hands when they were by themselves, when there was hot water available only from one sink, which sometimes was being used by other guests doing their washing up (fair enough, not clear where to wash hands, and where to wash your bowls!) This wouldn't stop us from returning, however, if a small investment on this front were to be made then we would definitely consider staying longer than our two nights.

★★★★★

Beautiful, relaxing site

We had a great time at Beryl's. I like the way they've planned the pitches so you have bags of room, and it is a lovely peaceful site. The sea views from the Panoramic pitch were fab! Facilities are fine - I think I only ended up queuing for a shower once, not bad. It's a brilliant location - Beesands beach was remarkably quiet, even at peak season, and we also loved East Portlemouth and South Sands (Salcombe) beaches.

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Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

Beryl's Campsite: A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful Dorset views.

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