Caravan parks near the beach in South West Coast Path

England's longest national trail puts campers in some scenic camping spots.

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12 top beach caravan sites in South West Coast Path

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Bush Farm Campsite

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents200 acres · Saltash, England
As close to wild camping as you can get on a rewilded 200-acre farm in Cornwall
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Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
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Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

50 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Bude, Cornwall, South West England
Glamping near Bude, with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping
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£26
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Hideaway Camping

17 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents24 acres · Okehampton, England
Carefree camping and glamping in Devon with a nature-friendly setting and imaginative owners
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South Dean Camping

70 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Clifftop camping with epic sea views, right next to Exmoor National Park.
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Pittaford Farm

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Kingsbridge, England
A campfire-friendly site in South Devon, with a beach, a nature reserve and a pub all less than 45 minutes' walk away
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Hennock Hideaways

32 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Devon, South West England
A camping and glamping site with views across the Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor
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Wild Swim2Sauna Safari Tipis

35 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Devon, South West England
Wild swimming and off-grid living in tipis and tents on the banks of Devon's River Avon
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Brig's Farm

21 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Bridport, Dorset, South West England
Family camping with campfires near Charmouth, with sea views and a couple of quirky glamping lorries
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Gatcombe Park Farm Glamping

13 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Littlehempston, England
Adult-only camping and glamping within striking distance of Totnes and the South Devon coast.
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£28.50
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Wylde Valley Camping

132 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents14 acres · Bude, Cornwall, South West England
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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Fairlinch Camping

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Devon, South West England
Keep your eyes on the sky; buzzards, kestrels, peregrine, falcons and barn owls are all common visitors
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Caravan parks near the beach in South West Coast Path guide

Overview

Winding its way along the coast of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset, the South West Coast Path is England’s most epic hike. Measuring in at 630 miles, it’s the longest National Trail in the country, and takes a whopping 52 days to complete. Instead, most hikers opt for day- or multi-day hikes, perhaps along the sea cliffs of West Cornwall, through the windswept moorlands of the Exmoor National Park, or on Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Spectacular views are a given, but you can also swim and surf at the many beaches, enjoy bird-watching around the estuaries, and camp at ocean view campsites.

When to go

The most popular time to hike the South West Coast Path is from April through September, but the trail is accessible year-round. Come in spring to spot lambs and colourful wildflowers or in summer to swim at the beaches and admire the headlands blanketed in purple heather. Warm clothes and wet weather gear are essential for autumn and winter hikes, but this is also one of the best times for bird-watching. Book at least three months in advance if visiting in July-Aug.

Know before you go

  • The South West Coast Path runs for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Most towns along the trail are easily reached by public transport, and baggage transfer services are available for hikers on multi-day walks. 
  • Although the trail has some remote sections, longer hikes typically pass through towns where you will be able to buy groceries and stock up on water supplies.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment in advance. Be sure to check opening dates, as many campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Cornwall.

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