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The Best Campsites in Devon

Campsites in Devon are a staple of the countryside scene. Amid rolling rolling hills and hedge-lined fields there are plenty of great camping spots to be seen. Add in the wild moors and Devon's rugged coastlines and this south-western county really does have a little bit of everything when it comes to good campsite locations. Here you can pitch a tent or park up your caravan atop staggering cliffs, in lush meadows or sheltered in a pearly bay. At Cool Camping we bypass the holiday parks and pick out our favourite cooler camping spots in Devon, both inland and near the sea. So whether you fancy glamping in Devon or your simply looking for a quiet spot to pitch your tent, we're sure to have a special site to suit. Browse our collection of the best glamping and campsites in Devon below and book your next adventure online today.

Campsites in North Devon

North Devon is home to some of the most beautiful, calm and unspoilt beaches in the UK, broken up by rocky headlands and picturesque harbour villages like Clovelly, Ilfracombe and Watermouth. It’s also a Mecca for camping. All along the coast and further back inland, the North Devon area is peppered with excellent campsites. And, while there are one or two large holiday parks and big caravan sites, North Devon also places host to a whole number of independently run campsites, perfect for tents and traditional family camping. Croyde Bay and the beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Westward Ho! bring a lively surfer crowd every summer – expect to see boards and bikes at every campsite – while the likes of Exmoor National Park and the renowned South West Coast trail also attracts walkers in their droves. It’s families, though, that real reign supreme in North Devon. During school summer holidays the place is a hive of activity and at campsites children are quick to make new friends and rabble around in playful groups throwing frizbees, kicking balls and regaling their new found buddies with stories from their day at the beach. For campers, there are few finer spots in the UK to be.

Campsites in South Devon

Whether it’s exploring the wondrously preserved landscape of Dartmoor National Park or hopping between the rocky coves of the South Devon coast, there’s something to please everyone here. While the north coast is home to vast sandy beaches that seem to go on for miles, it’s in South Devon that true intrigue is found, with great river estuaries, dramatic gorges, exposed headlands and hidden inlets, plus any number of smaller beaches that please in equal measure. The River Exe runs its way into Exmouth, the River Dart into Dartmouth and the Teign into Teignmouth, all creating varied valley landscapes inland, while, on the coast, the sea of the English Channel does the modelling work. In amongst this natural backdrop there are campsites of all shapes and sizes. Secret gardens have been transformed into tiny campsites, where you can pitch your tent or park up your campervan away from the crowds, while farmers have open fields during summer months to offer simple, family-sized camping patches. Whether your hunting for a school holiday stay at a pop-up campsite in summer, or your looking for a snug glamping getaway or a winter campervan break, there’s plenty of choice in South Devon. Browse our favourite campsites below and book your next adventure online today.

Family Camping in Devon

While surfers crowd the most popular beaches in Devon (in during winter), it’s families that really make the place their home during mid summer each year cementing the county as one of the most popular family holiday locations in the UK. It’s easy to see why, too. The good weather, the vast amount of space, the family-friendly pubs and restaurants and, of course, the camping! There are heaps of excellent family campsites in Devon, both in the north and the south, with many campsites catering specifically to families with the likes of family shower rooms, baby-changing facilities, paddling pools and more. Whether you’re a fan of coastal camping or fancy retreating inland to a hidden spot on a rural farm, there’s sure to be a family campsite to suit your needs. Browse our collection of recommended campsites in Devon below and use filters like good for kids and swimming pools to find the sort of campsite that’s right for you.

Tent Camping in Devon

Leaving the M5 and bobbling your way down the country roads of Devon, it’s not uncommon to find yourself sitting behind a motorhome or caravan. But, while the county plays host to a large number of big caravan parks and holiday centres, it’s not at the expense of smaller campsites. Local farms, in particular, continue to run traditional tent-only campsites and along the coast and in Devon’s protected areas – such as national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty – small-scale, independently run campsites still rule the roost. So, if you’re looking for somewhere simple, rustic and tent-friendly to pitch in Devon, you’ll still find plenty of options. Just browse our collection below and use our filters to narrow down on the place that’s perfect for you.

Glamping in Devon

Need that extra bit of luxury? Don’t own a tent? Or simply don’t want the faff of pitching it? As well as tracking down the very best campsites in Devon, we’ve been out on the road discovering Devon’s glamping gems too, including bell tents by the beach, shepherd’s huts in the hills and family-sized safari tents for big get-togethers with all your favourite folks. And, when it comes to luxury living, Devon doesn’t fall short. There are loads of fantastic glamping options in the South West and we’re pleased to be able to recommend a hand-picked collection of the very best. You can find them all in our dedicated guide to glamping in Devon or simply use the filters below to whittle down our Devon collection to find the place that’s right for you, whether it’s a glamping pod or a cosy yurt.

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