Caravan campsites in South West England with climbing

Beach getaways, UNESCO-listed landmarks, and wild moorlands draw explorers to the UK’s southern peninsula.

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12 top caravan sites in South West England with climbing

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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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Glan Y Mor Camping

15 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · St Petrox, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A super-friendly, family-run campsite on the edge of Pembroke
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The Enchanted Wilderness

6 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents22 acres · Yelverton, England
Simple riverside camping pitches in the Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor
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Springfield Farm & Wild Camping

3 units · Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Little Haven, Wales
Springfield Farm is an 87 acre family farm, situated in the picturesque hamlet of Walton West. We are the fourth generation of our family to farm here, in a traditional mixed farming system. Alongside this, we also run a small market garden and sell produce direct from our farm gate stall, with honesty box. We are located just 10 minutes walk from the beaches and coastal path at Broad Haven and Little Haven, in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Our aim is to offer a traditional farm camping stay, for those who love the outdoors and long to simply 'Pitch up' in a field away from crowded campsites. This is back to basics camping, but we feel all the better for it.
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Pentwyn Dingle and Lodge Field Camp

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Hay On Wye, Wales
Almost wild camping with good views, near the River Wye and Brecon Beacons
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Newcourt Farm Campsite

50 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Brecon, Wales
Old-school camping with incredible views in the Brecon Beacons
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Paddington Farm

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents43 acres · Glastonbury, Somerset, South West England
Paddington Farm is a charitable trust and social enterprise based on a 43 acre organic farm at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor in Somerset. We provide affordable camping for individuals, families and youth groups in our orchard and camping field. Facilities include toilets, hot showers, and the use of fire braziers. We can also accommodate a small number of self-contained campervans (but please note: we don’t have any electric hook ups or waste water disposal). Camping is open 1st May – 30th September
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The Camping Field

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Bodmin, Cornwall, South West England
Back-to-basics camping in beautiful Cornish countryside
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Ivy Cottage Caravan Park

8 units · Motorhomes1 acre · Swansea, Swansea, South Wales
A secluded, peaceful location on the Gower Peninsula The perfect campsite base to explore Gower or simply unwind, far from the crowds in the heart of Britain’s First Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nestled between Oxwich and the world famous Three Cliffs Bay.. Within a short drive you can access many other activities including surfing, paddle boarding, archery, falconry bird centre, Cefn Bryn is a walk up the hill, the views are breathtaking .... You can walk over to The King Arthur for a spot of lunch or supper.... The choices are endless .... NEW FOR 2024 - Modern heated shower block with toilet facilities.
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Three Hares Campsite

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Exeter, England
A simple site with campfires, tree swings and hammocks in Dartmoor
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Mendip Basecamp

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents50 acres · Somerset, South West England
Family-run, adventure-packed basecamp in the Mendip Hills, half an hour from Bristol
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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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Caravan campsites in South West England with climbing guide

Overview

South West England packs a punch when it comes to natural attractions—two national parks, four UNESCO sites, and more Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty than any other region. The idyllic coast and countryside of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset offer plenty of perfect places to pitch a tent whether you fancy a site near the sea or a rural retreat. Seaside resorts and surf breaks await along the rocky shores of Cornwall and Devon, while inland is prime for hiking, biking, and horse riding across the moorlands of Exmoor and Dartmoor. Add in the usually warmer weather of the south and it’s no wonder that so many campers holiday in South West England. Summer is peak season for coastal campers, but many choose to return to admire the fall foliage or spring wildflowers. Winters are wet and windy but milder than elsewhere in the UK, making it a safe bet for campervan and caravan trips. South West England is a region well worth exploring—and a camping holiday is the perfect way to do it.

Where to go

Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

The enigmatic ruins of Stonehenge draw crowds to Wiltshire, and attending the Summer Solstice celebrations is a bucket-list must for adventurous campers. If glamping and gastro-pubs is more your style, nowhere does idyllic countryside quite like the Cotswolds, with its rolling green hills, honey-coloured stone cottages, and numerous celebrity residents. To the south, hikers can also set out along the legendary Offa's Dyke Path, a National Trail that runs between England and Wales.

Somerset and Dorset

The cities of Bristol and Bath are the gateway to the rural regions of Somerset and Dorset, where the beach is never more than a few hours’ drive away. Some of the best hiking and camping is found in the Exmoor National Park, but equally rewarding is a hike through the Cheddar Gorge. More than 40% of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so it’s not hard to find a pretty pitch. Set up camp near the beach (sandy favourites include Weymouth and Bournemouth) or in the wide-open Dorset countryside. In Somerset, great campsites sit on its 40-mile stretch of coast (try Minehead, Weston-super-Mare, or the start of the South West Coastal Path), but even more lie inland. The Somerset Levels and Moors make up a flat landscape of fertile low-lying land perfect for farm and meadow campsites, while the Mendips, Blackdown Hills, and Quantocks are all Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Devon

With a north and south coast, plus a whole lot of countryside sandwiched in between, Devon’s sea views and hillside hikes make prime terrain for outdoor enthusiasts on camping holidays. Explore the wild landscapes of the Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks, where native ponies roam freely across the moors. Continue to the south coast to discover the Jurassic Coast, stopping at the port towns of Torquay and Brixham or surfer-friendly beaches like Croyde and Woolacombe, and don’t forget to try some traditional English scones, served with jam and Devonshire clotted cream. Like neighbouring Cornwall, Devon has plenty of campsites for experiencing the charms of both coast and country.

Cornwall

Soaring sea cliffs, tranquil fishing villages, and blue flag beaches provide the backdrop for hiking, camping, and exploring in Cornwall. Check into a beachfront campsite along the Cornish Riviera, try a countryside farm campsite instead, head to the surf mecca of Newquay on the north coast, or escape the crowds on the Isles of Scilly. Other must-dos include a visit to Land’s End, the westernmost point of mainland Britain, and a hike along the South West Coast Path. During a Cornwall camping holiday, you can get a taste for this fiercely independent county with Cornish pasties, cream teas, and ice creams. On days out from your campsite, visit the most westerly point of the British mainland at Land’s End or the most southerly point on the Lizard peninsula.

Top things to do while camping in South West England

  1. Have a cream tea. Devonshire or Cornwall, it’s up to you—as is whether you prefer jam on the cream or cream on the jam!
  2. Take a walk on the 630-mile South West Coast Path, which edges all the counties in South West England.
  3. Build sandcastles on one of the region’s sandy beaches.
  4. Hone your skills on a surfboard. Beginner or old hand, the south west is England’s surfing capital.
  5. Check out the geology—see the fossils and chalky stacks of Dorset and Devon, the cliffs of Cornwall, or the caves of Somerset.
  6. Enjoy West Country produce: apples, cider, and cheese, among other things, make for perfect picnic lunches on days out from your campsite.
  7. Visit a national park. Hit Exmoor or Dartmoor to explore the heathland and see free-roaming ponies.

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