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Rated ★★★★★ over 37 reviews
Great for chilled atmosphere and keeping it simple and clean.
The atmosphere here is very relaxed and easy going. Hot showers, toilets and sinks to do washing up and there are a few water taps dotted along the hedge of the first field. Lots of space and no set pitch means there’s plenty of space for your pitch. Owner is always about and is very friendly and happy to chat and offer advice about the area too which was brilliant. The field is on a hillside. It isn’t too steep but a block or two to level off tables would be handy and a windbreak is also useful if it is windy. Plenty of space to have fire pits and bbqs to keep warm in the evenings and it was certainly quiet later on which was ideal for the kids. Bring stuff for them to do in the campsite or stay at the beach which is a nice 2 mile walk/cycle if you want to avoid parking costs. Great views of the area including the local sand dunes and across the estuary.
Just got home from a chilled out week of camping. Fairlinch is a No Worries Campsite with plenty of room to have your own private area with no overcrowding. Shower and Toilet Blocks, firewood for the chilled out evenings and most importantly a freezer to keep your ice blocks cold for the beers! Not far from the amazing sandy beach and town centre. Would definitely recommend, No Worries!
Chilled and easy
The campsite is two large fields behind the football club. There is a large flat area with plenty of space for tents to spread out and there is a good choice of locations to pitch. There are no set pitches. The showers have plenty of hot water, but there aren’t many so you’d need to queue at peak times. The campsite had a friendly relaxed festival vibe but was very quiet overnight and first thing in the morning so good for families. It was perfect for a beach weekend away.
One of the best. We even booked another night on our last day
We loved this campsite and had a great time. There's a very relaxed atmosphere and the lack of rules make this camp so much more relaxing. The best thing was having plenty of time to pack up on the last day. We had a lay in, leisurely cooked our breakfast and enjoyed a final few hours before leaving - which we didn't really want to do. The beaches are close, the view is beautiful, the people friendly and the campfire toasted Marshmallows delicious. What more could you want. The only thing I would like to see when I return is a new shower/toilet block as it has clearly seen better days. It is functional and usable but in my opinion needs updating. I would still return regardless of this though. Lovely large camp. Luckily for us a scorching week as well ⛱️
Great camping experience
Our first time camping with a toddler and we had a great time. Facilities were clean and safe and user- friendly. Site is located in a great spot to explore the area. Field was perfect for a camper van.
What a great place to stay!!
Absolutely love this place. The owners are lovely and the field is spacious and has great facilities. Close to the beach and shops, great atmosphere and easy booking We will defo be coming back again. Thank you Fairlinch Camping
Owner very rude
We decided to stay for another night we paid £65 and when we called the owner asking for a possible refund since we changed our minds he tried to give us a refund of £55. However on the phone he said that he was going to bring £65 and then gave us £60 back and said that he was keeping £5 for himself.
Little piece of heaven!
Beautiful wide open spaces (with plenty of hedgerows for shelter). Basic amenities, good old fashioned camping that has sadly died out in many other places. Will definitely be back!
Chilled , no stress and spread out
Lots of space, good value for money, clean showers and toilets. Next time, I’ll park further away from the road. A good base for exploring the area.
Plenty of space and lovely views
Views are incredible Plenty of space, even during peak tourist season so managed to get a good nights sleep! Showers are hot Toilets are decent and do not smell too bad The only complaint is that it would be really good if someone went into the toilets and cleaned more often. Peeing surrounded by spiders was probably the least enjoyable part of my holiday.
We enjoyed our stay at this very relaxed campsite
We enjoyed our stay at this very relaxed campsite, the beach at Saunton is amazing, wide sandy Bay and rock pools, and wasn't that busy. The walk into town was not long and the fish and chips great. It is a pity that you can't walk to the beach though. The campsite is basic but the showers are good. In August it could do with a few more loos, somewhere to empty the chemical toilet and recycling but I would still reccomend it as a good place to stay.
Great few days
Great views,hot showers and toilet paper,fresh water and plenty of room to choose where you want to go.We had a perfect stay and would book again no problem.
Chilled out camping with a great view
Really enjoyed staying at this campsite, we chose our own pitch halfway up the hill to take advantage of the panoramic views. Lovely to sit out chatting in the evening with a little fire to keep us warm. Campfires do need to be up off the ground so you'll need to take a fire basket, we just used our little portable barbecue . Toilets and showers basic but plenty of hot water and the shower has good pressure, great for washing off after being in the sea. The family were friendly and happy to help with any queries. I'd definitely go back again.
Relaxed no frills old school campsite with awesome views.
Just got back from a long weekend at Fairlinch Camping, if you want all your mod cons then this site is not for you! It's chilled out - camp where you like, have campfires and get into the local surf dude vibe mentality is ideal for those who like proper old school camping. Toilets and showers were all in converted shipping containers which was creative. The site was pretty busy but is spacious enough for plenty of tents - but it did mean short queues for toilets (quite often ran out of loo roll) and showers, which were surprisingly good. There were a few large groups, one of which played quite loud music late into the night but if you like the festival feeling then that's fine. Local town is cute, beaches nearby are utterly breathtaking and the other towns are surfer paradises - traffic can be a bit heavy obviously as it's a touristy area. The only downside is that there are no recycling facilities at all (or even nearby as far as I could tell) NOT the owners fault but the local council should really work on it as the mountain of rubbish was a bit heart breaking. We just adapted what we bought and took recycling home so just be aware and work round it if you're keen on being eco friendly.
Very large space and a very short drive from Saunton or Croyde. Will certainly be booking again!
We have just returned hone after a lovely three night stay at Fairlinch campsite. We arrived on a Wednesday and were greeted by the relaxed and friendly staff who advised we have a drive around the two fields to choose a suitable spot which we did, pitching up facing the stunning views. There was plenty of space to choose from as the fields are so large and even as more people arrived towards the weekend the site never felt full. Other campers were very friendly and whilst there were some larger groups we certainly weren’t bothered by any noise. The facilities were good - hot showers and flushing toilets (with loo roll!). We had to wait to shower a couple of times but never for long. The site is close to lots of beautiful beaches and towns. We enjoyed body boarding at Putsborough on a sunny day and crabbing at picturesque Appledore when the sun wasn’t shining. We could have extended our stay which was nice to know that we had that option but as the weather wasn’t so great we headed back after our booked three nights having had a wonderful stay. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it.
Perfect straightforward camping
Camping old style...really loved it. Great hot showers, friendly atmosphere and very close to Saunton. Really helpful hosts, especially when we were worried about being late for gates being locked! Thank you!! Thanks
Perfect camping getaway!
Managed to book this campsite last minute as most others had sold out and Fairlinch still had capacity. The campsite is spacious with lots of plots to choose from. I wasn’t expecting the amazing views of braunton burrows that we got which was a bonus! The site had a laid back vibe allowing campfires, bbqs. Facilities were basic but completely fine for use, showers were hot and powerful! Only downside was a group of young people who weren’t being respectful of other campers and having a party into the small hours but you can get those people anywhere! Overall a wonderful stay, only the weather ending our trip a day early but we would definitely return!
Luggage left out in rain and owner unapologetic
We arrived at the camping site after walking the coastal path and using Luggage Transfers to transfer our luggage. It had been raining all afternoon and at the young girl at entrance shed said she had seen our luggage outside but not brought it in. Everything including sleeping bags and clothes were soaked. Worse was the owner who was totally unapologetic, blaming luggage transfers even though it was likely delivered early morning when it was dry and no-one was in to receive it. We ended up leaving and finding alternative accommodation. He didn't even want to give us our money back.
We have just got home from our first camping trip as a family of 4. We loved our stay at fairlinch lots of space and room for the children to run around and make friends. There was hot showers, toilet facilities and an outdoor area to wash up with water points too. We will definitely be back next year, thanks for having us.
Relaxed, Easy and Ideal
Had a great stay with Fairlinch, showers toilets and sinks all perfect! A few miles from the beach. Sadly no surf this week but was a perfect campsite for anyone :) Would definitely recommend and will be staying again 👍
Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the campsite and the allowance for dogs was a massive win. Location was also ideal to go to the beach and plenty of nearby places to eat/drink
Great Stay and will come back soon
We stayed here for a long weekend. The campsite is so spacious with lots of choice of where to pitch. Never had to wait for a toilet, shower or sink all weekend. The best thing about it was the views. Cooking dinner on the fire with some amazing views and a great sunset was a highlight. So close to our favourite beach Saunton Sands. Will definitely be coming back again.
Nice site and good location but not enough and poorly maintained toilets and showers
Initially we liked the site as it is spacious had a relaxed atmosphere.It was busy as was a bank holiday weekend but there was not enough toilets, washing sinks or showers and they were poorly cleaned and maintained. The in the toilets with sinks were very small with no place to hang a towel or even put your wash bag down. We avoided showering as it was so busy but when my son finally decided to have one he had to use one with a grimy puddle in it. I was a bit worried, even though he is 13, thinking he might slip while struggling to dress in the small space. When he seemed to be taking a long time I went to find him and he he had been locked in as the handle had broken and someone had to rescue him! We had paid more than we usually do (£26.33 per night for 2 adults and a child) and so expected better facilities.
Relaxed site in excellent location
When we checked in with the friendly owner we were welcomed to the site, briefly told about the facilities and told we could camp where we liked. We chose a pitch at the top of the site with lovely views over Braunton Burrows and the sea. It was a very relaxed site. No lists of rules everywhere which was refreshing. Dogs were welcome and the facilities were basic but topped up with toilet roll etc over a busy bank holiday weekend. It's an easy walk to Braunton where there are shops, bars and restaurants and we had a lovely brekkie one morning at the Wild Thyme cafe. We also visited Staunton sands which is a fantastic beach, had a swim and a lovely dinner and drink at the Beachside grill overlooking the sea. I would definitely recommend this site and will return....armed with wetsuit and body board!
Fairlinch is a lovely campsite, proper good old fashioned no frills kind of place. It has the basic amenities you need - toilets, showers, wash up sinks, drinking water taps, bins - and nothing more so proper camping it is. I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the place, there are no ‘rules’ other than being polite and respectful of others. You get the the feeling of being in a field in the middle of nowhere (which is amazing, rather than in an organised purpose built campsite) but the town it’s still a very easy walking distance from the site. Loved it and can’t wait to come back soon! Thank you!
Good back to basics camping experience in a great location near to beaches and amenities
Having recently had an experience of a different camping site run by a military dictatorship, the feel of Fairlinch couldn't have been more different - relaxed, back to basics, pick your own spot and enjoy the feeling of being part of a temporary fluid community of fellow campers. Worth knowing second field doesn't have water as yet, but if you time your water refills (and loo or showering) with leaving or entering the site it really isn't a problem.
Super awesome place! Really friendly staff and owner, great location with amazing views. Propper camping at its best! Toilet and shower facilities could do with improving but were still fine for what we needed, other than that a full 5 stars. Could pitch up wherever we liked and have a fire, perfect for what we wanted for the week! Thank you Fairlinch!
Surfing, hot showers and chips!
Just came back from a lovely weekend stay. This is a perfect site - fantastic value, friendly welcome, very simple, loads of space, decent toilets and great hot showers with no timer. There are no marked pitches, you just pitch up where you like, so it's brilliant for groups of friends and family. We spent most of the weekend at Saunton Sands, which is a terrific beach and perfect for surfing. Loved the fish and chips in Braunton. Really friendly site owner and a nice relaxed feel. If you want a fire, you need to bring your own fire pit. Loved it here, we will be back.
The best campsite around with very reasonable tariffs. The most beautiful views when camping at the top of the field and still close to everything you need. Only problem is that it isn't open all year at the moment. Can"t wait to come again.
Loads of space and close to fantastic beaches
We just returned from a few days camping at Fairlinch Camping site. We were able to choose where to set up and we had loads of space. It's in a gorgeous location, my son loved waking up to the sound of sheep, and is a short cycle to the lovely village of Braunton (which has a fabulous fish and chip shop!) and the Tarka Trail, which we cycled to Barnstaple. A five minute drive away is Saunton Sands beach with a large car park and reasonable charges. There's a surf shop, gift shop and cafe by the beach and we had a lovely few hours bodyboarding there. A little further along is Combe Beach which is also gorgeous. A gem of a campsite and we'll be back!
Basic but very good
This was a great campsite with clean facilities and lots of space to play and choose from. It was within walking distance of Broughton which was a small town with lots of lovely places to eat. There was also lots of surf shops. There was easy access to the Tarka Trail and it was about a 10 minute drive to Croyde which had a very good beach for bodyboarding and surfing
Simple camping perfection
No frills campsite with basic but clean facilities, lots of space and beautiful views. Great to be able to have a fire too! Excellent proximity to local beaches and the nearest town. Will be back!
Easy going friendly site
Spent 3 nights at this great site. Easy check in and friendly helpful staff. Facilties are basic but were always clean and perfectly adequate. Pitch where you like. Dogs and fires allowed. About 1 mile walk into town and a short drive to the lovely saunton sands. Distance is walkable but the road is quite busy and there is no footpath. Been back less than 24 hours but have already recommended this site to a friend. Would definitely come again.
Just returned from a long weekend here! Fabulous site! Loads of space, pitch anywhere, fire pits allowed! And you can see the sea! Great facilities, never had to queue for toilets or showers despite it being a busy summer weekend! Perfect for basics camping near to beaches and walkable to town. We will be returning!
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.