Beach camping in South West England
Arguably the country’s ultimate holiday hot spot, the South West of England has something for everyone, with fabulous beaches, dramatic coastline and rolling countryside.
Our Club Sites are the perfect base to explore the area and its stunning sandy beaches.
Our Club Site between Boscastle (6.5 miles away) and Crackington Haven (3.5 miles away) is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with lovely sandy beaches and stunning coastline. Crackington Haven has a long sandy beach with plenty of rock pools, which stretches all the way to Boscastle. When in Boscastle you can enjoy the views from the harbour or enjoy a coastal walk or fishing trip. The town of Bude is 9 miles north and is a great seaside town with a large sandy beach and free tidal swimming pool.
Our Charmouth Club Site is just 3 miles from the town’s sandy beach, with a wide expanse of sand at low tide. The beach is safe for swimming and occasionally provides good surf. The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre sits just behind the beach, where you can learn more about the local coastal and marine wildlife and enjoy interactive displays and information about fossils. Lyme Regis is just under 4 miles from the site, with a choice of four more sandy beaches and a host of other attractions.
Our Club Site at Corfe Castle is near several blue-flag awarded beaches including Studland (6.5 miles away) and Swanage (7 miles away), as well as the picturesque Lulworth Cove (14 miles away) and the popular seaside towns of Bournemouth (20 miles away), Poole (16 miles away) and Weymouth (23 miles away). Swanage can be reached by steam railway that runs close to the site. Nature lovers will enjoy the RSPB nature reserve at Arne or swimming the Snorkelling Trail at Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve in Kimmeridge Bay.
You can enjoy panoramic sea views to the Welsh coast from the Lethbridge family’s lovely farm site at Damage Barton. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it will delight families, walkers, birdwatchers, and wildflower enthusiasts, while being a great base to explore North Devon and Exmoor. The site is perfect for beach lovers and is within three miles of three beautiful beaches: Woolacombe (2 miles away), Barricane, famous for its shells (2 miles away) and Lee Bay (2.5 miles away). A little further afield is the seaside town of Ilfracombe (6 miles away).
Overlooking Start Bay on the beautiful South Hams coast, our lovely Club Site at Dartmouth is just 2 miles from the town after which it’s named. It is also just a mile from the spectacular crescent-shaped bay of Blackpool Sands, one of the many great beaches in the South Hams. Others worth visiting are Slapton Sands and Torcross (both 6 miles away). Dartmouth itself is an attractive harbour town with narrow streets, boutique shops and a cobbled marketplace. Cross the river Dart to the pretty village of Kingswear where you can board the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway to visit a host of other seaside towns along the Torbay coast.
Our Club Site at Lynton is beautifully located right above the Exmoor coast, with panoramic views across to Wales from many pitches and plenty of coastal walks nearby. The area is a walker’s paradise with a footpath from the site leading through a woodland valley to the pebble coastline and the town of Lynton 1 mile away, offering spectacular views and the chance to spot dolphins at Lee Bay. If sandy beaches are more your preference then Coombe Martin (13 miles away), Ilfracombe (17 miles away) and Woolacombe (20 miles away) can all be easily reached by car.
Close to the beautiful sandy beaches of the Exmoor Heritage Coast, our Club Site at Minehead has wonderful sea views. The site is a mile and a half from Minehead town, Somerset’s largest seaside resort, which has a long sandy beach and a variety of shops and restaurants. Minehead has a station on the West Somerset Steam Railway, which travels through 20 miles of stunning coastal and countryside scenery, allowing access to many other seaside towns. In addition, Minehead is the starting point for the South West Coast Path, that travels 630 miles around the coast to Poole.
Our Club Site at Sennen Cove on the Land’s End Peninsula is just 20 minutes from the beach and within easy reach of both the north and south Cornish coasts. At Sennen Cove, which is on Whitesand Bay, you can learn to surf at one of the surf schools. Sennen Cove receives regular visits from migrating birds, so is popular with birdwatchers. There is a bus that passes the campsite entrance that will take you to St Ives or Land’s End, both of which offer a variety of scenery and activities for all the family.
Slapton Sands is perfect for a family holiday, with lovely sea views and a number of beaches – both shingle and sand – within walking distance. The shingle beach at Slapton Sands is the nearest to the site and separates the sea from Slapton Ley, a freshwater lagoon, in a National Nature Reserve. There are sandy beaches on either side, as well as further afield on the South Devon Heritage Coast, including Blackpool Sands. Dartmouth is only 8 miles along the coast where you can go crabbing, take a boat trip or ride the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway.
Our Club Site at Tregurrian is perfectly located on the north coast of Cornwall and is a great place for water sports lovers as well as those who want to relax on the sandy beaches or visit places of interest. The coastal area is surrounded by natural beauty, and the south west coastal path is easily accessible from the site. There are 14 beautiful beaches within 6 miles of the campsite, the nearest being Watergate Bay just 10 minute walk away. The beach is perfect for families and is also home to the Extreme Academy, which is the place to go if you want to try surfing, kite-surfing and other water sports.
You can enjoy the south coast of Cornwall from our wonderful Club Site at Veryan, which has superb views. The site is just one and a half miles from a coastal footpath and two miles from Pendower beach, which has low soft cliffs and rock pools that are designated Sights of Special Scientific Interest. There is also a shingle beach at the attractive fishing village of Portloe. The seaside town of Falmouth can be accessed by foot ferry from St Mawes or by car on the King Harry Ferry.
Our Club Site is only a few miles from the popular Victorian seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, which has a refurbished Grand Pier containing a variety of rides and attractions for all the family. The seafront also has a 40-metre high observation wheel that offers views across the bay and towards the Mendip Hills, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town has miles of sandy beaches with beachside shops and cafes, trampolines and donkey rides, as well as facilities for kite-surfing and watersports.