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Campsites in South Devon AONB

With beaches, estuaries, and river valleys, you’re never far from water in this coastal AONB.

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12 top campsites in South Devon AONB

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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · South West England, Cornwall
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Cook your bacon and eggs over an open fire while you plan your day, or just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi. You can always go fishing tomorrow, and walk along the cliffs the day after that…The site is unique. A woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Our tipis and tent pitches are dotted about this secret 20 acres clothed in ferns and bluebells, oak and meadowsweet.  Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals & poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells & dormice, Red Admirals & shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place a world apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about in a boat. We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us. We established CTH in 1996. This was the first and we believe still is the best tipi holiday site in the UK. We know our area inside out and can always help with a little local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a really sustainable holiday. A return to real camping means the lowest possible impact on the land and environment - our tipi poles don’t even break the surface of the earth. Your footprint while here could only be bettered by a survival expert. You don't have to fly! a major bonus, and we source all our wood, fish and canvas locally and work with local people wherever possible.
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Kingsmead Camping

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Devon, Devon
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
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Cadgwith Wild Camping

21 units · Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Porthleven
A dog-friendly campsite on a farm in Cornwall where every pitch offers a sea view
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Forest Edge

29 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · South West England, Devon
A welcoming and wild-ish camping and glamping site on the edge of a forest in East Devon
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Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

50 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · South West England, Cornwall, Bude
Glamping near Bude, with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping
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Coverack Camping

107 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · South West England, Cornwall
Traditional family camping near Coverack, with the promise of coast, countryside and Cornish ice cream
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Cherry Masons Fruit Farm

45 units · Tents4 acres · England
A dog-friendly campsite that’s in a great spot for exploring southern Cornwall
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Coppet Hill

17 units · Glamping, Tents600 acres · Bridport, Dorset
Wildlife-friendly camping and glamping with private loos at each pitch, 15 minutes' drive from the coast
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Wylde Valley Camping

132 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents14 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Bude
A popular festival space that's now a bona fide campsite, with modern, pop-up facilities and a top North Cornwall location
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Misty Meadows Camp

19 units · Glamping10 acres · Dorchester, England
Misty Meadows is a lovely rural pop up campsite open for August only. There is a small lake and a shallow meandering river which you can paddle in. We have flush toilets and home made rustic showers with hot water. There are 20 unfurnished bell tents to hire and also plenty of space to pitch your
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Field 725 Camping

20 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · South West England, Somerset
Field 725 is situated at Redwood Rare Breeds in Wanstorw Somerset. Redwood Rare Breeds is a new rare breeds farm park in the making with 35 acres of fields and forest. Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, Somerset between the popular hotspots of Frome and Bruton. Our campsite, Field 725, is perched on the top of a hill with outstanding views of the surrounding area, flanked on one side by untouched natural woodland adding to the wildness of the site and enhancing the opportunities for getting back to nature and in touch with your wild side.
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Dorset Glamping

50 units · Tents55 acres · South West England, Dorset, Swanage
At Herston we are a family orientated site, safe for children and our friendly staff will help you with whatever you need. There is so much to discover and experience around picturesque Purbeck; gateway to the Jurassic Coast, England’s first World Heritage Site. Take a trip on the famous Swanage steam train to historical Corfe Castle as we are only a 5 minute walk to Herston Halt station. Enjoy walks along the spectacular coastline and National Trust countryside and why not try out some bird watching, fishing, water sports or even sandcastle building. Further afield are Monkey World, the Tank Museum, Weymouth, Poole Harbour and the bright lights of Bournemouth. You can abandon the car for the entire holiday if you wish since the park is just over a mile from the bustling Seaside town centre of Swanage where many interesting events are held including the Swanage Carnival, Blues Festival, Folk Festival and Jazz Festival. It is even less distance to the sandy blue flag family beaches. On-site, there are great facilities for you to enjoy during your stay. If you want to unwind with just a coffee or sit back and relax in front of the log burning fire and sip your tipple of choice, knowing that your evening meal is being prepared by our experienced chefs then our bar is the place for you. There is a large selection of lager and real ales for you to enjoy as well as known spirits and wines for the discerning palette. Please check our "What's On" page for up and coming events and entertainment at Herston. Don’t forget the kids as we have an extensive children’s menu and a large selection of non-alcoholic drinks available and immediately behind the bar is our children’s play park, including swings and slides, you can watch you kids playing in comfort from our conservatory. We also have a show bar on site where most of our entertainment takes place during peak season. There is also a takeaway bar situated for you in the camping fields open at peak times for breakfast and evening meals. Also serving a wide variety of hot food from fish and chips to a full English, cold drinks, slush puppies and ice creams. If you do forget to bring anything then there is an on-site shop that carries most of the essentials that you may need. We do not charge for dogs. However, we do require that they are kept on a lead at all times whilst on the park, and that as a responsible owner, you clean up any mess they may create.
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Best camping, glamping, and outdoor stays in South Devon AONB guide

This 96-kilometre slice of Devonshire coastline is a waterfront oasis for explorers. Hike between rocky coves and windswept headlands along 320 km of trails, spot wildlife around the five estuaries, or take to the water to kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Camping in South Devon lets you get back to nature—pitch your tent amid patchwork farmlands or check into a quiet campsite by the beach. Summertime is peak season for campers, but the weather can still be unpredictable, so pack for chilly nights and showers. Winter bird-watching is a big draw out of season, and many caravan parks stay open year-round.

Where to Go

East Coast

From the fishing port of Brixham to the bird-watching hotspot of Prawle Point, the east coast of the South Devon AONB has plenty to explore. Join summer beachgoers at Blackpool Sands, one of England’s most popular beaches, or cruise along the Dart Estuary between Dartmouth and Kingswear. For hikers, the South West Coast Path winds along the rocky shores with spectacular views across the English Channel.

West Coast

Sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, and ocean views draw the crowds to Salcombe on the shores of the Kingsbridge Estuary. Sailing, surfing, and water sports are all popular activities, and campsites dot the waterfront. To the west, some of the area’s most beautiful beaches lie along Bigbury Bay, including the Blue Flag Bantham beach and Bigbury on Sea, a mecca for kitesurfers and windsurfers. 

South Hams

Kingsbridge is the gateway to the northern arm of the South Devon AONB. Discover the beaches of the Kingsbridge Estuary, then head north along the Avon River, where riverside walks and remote country campsites take you off the beaten track. Further north, the Dartmoor National Park is a hiker’s paradise with open moorlands, wildflower meadows, and ancient woodlands.

English Riviera

North of Brixham, the palm-fringed promenades and sandy beaches of the English Riviera are among the sunniest in the country. There are plenty of camping options around Torquay, Babbacombe, and Paignton, from where you can enjoy coastal walks, lounge on the beachside, or explore along the UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast. Foodies will want to add the Riviera to their itinerary, too—this is where you’ll find some of the UK’s tastiest seafood.

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