Wildlife-watching campsites in South West England

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

96% (549 reviews)
96% (549 reviews)

Popular camping styles for South West England

Under £50

Dog-friendly getaways

12 top campsites in South West England with wildlife watching

99%
(90)

Kingsmead Camping

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cullompton, England
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£24
 / night
93%
(204)

Sweet Hill Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dorset, South West England
Simple, almost-wild, seaside camping on the Isle of Portland
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£12
 / night
99%
(49)

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
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£26
 / night
97%
(119)

Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Cornwall, South West England
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 a unique 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 full of ferns, bluebells, oak and meadowsweet. Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals or poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells, dormice, Red Admirals and shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place set 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 local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a 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.
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£25
 / night
100%
(118)

Westland Farm

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents27 acres · Barnstaple, Devon, South West England
Camping and glamping on a working farm, with yurts, huts with hot tubs, and simple, spacious, sociable camping pitches
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£12.50
 / night
97%
(39)

Hideaway Camping

17 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents24 acres · Okehampton, England
Carefree camping and glamping in Devon with a nature-friendly setting and imaginative owners
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£13
 / night
100%
(120)

Secret Spot Camping Saunton

12 units · Tents2 acres · Devon, South West England
Finding this exclusive Devon spot is like making it on to the best VIP guest list in town
Potable water
Showers
Trash
Cooking equipment
from 
£20
 / night
97%
(31)

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
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£10
 / night
86%
(11)

The Enchanted Wilderness

5 units · Tents22 acres · Yelverton, England
Simple riverside camping pitches in the Tamar Valley on the edge of Dartmoor
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£28
 / night
100%
(20)

Forest Edge

52 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Devon, South West England
A welcoming and wild-ish camping and glamping site on the edge of a forest in East Devon
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£13
 / night
100%
(150)

Pwllyn Farm Camping

19 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Brecon, Powys, Mid Wales
A wild-feeling, adult-only campsite in the Brecon Beacons National Park, with impressive views of Pen y Fan
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
Showers
Trash
from 
£12
 / night
Booked 2 times

Little Harford Lower Woodland

5 units · Tents3 acres · Exeter, England
Little Harford Lower Woodland is set in a property of just over 6 acres, an old thatched cottage with an artistic and creative atmosphere. The woodland here at Little Harford is a tranquil place for people wanting to find peace and quiet in a back to nature experience. A small river meanders through the bottom of the lower woodland which can occasionally come up to the top of the bank with lots of rain. A winding path leads down to where the land levels out at the water meadow area of the woodland. A family of buzzards live in the valley and you can often hear owls, pheasants and wild birds. A certain degree of fitness is needed as there is no vehicle access and wheelbarrows are available to help move your gear. There is parking at the entrance to the lower woodland on hard standing. A compost toilet is available for all No.2’s and mindful wild peeing is encouraged. Tap water is available from an outside tap at the property for washing up (eco products provided) and drinking water but currently no shower. Campfires are allowed and seasoned wood can be purchased at a small extra cost. Nearest village of Tedburn St Mary with a local pub with good pub food and the village shop is 1 ½ miles away. The nearest town of Crediton is 3 miles away with plenty of supermarkets, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Dartmoor is close by with Fingle Bridge just a 20 minute drive. We only offer a very limited number of camping spots at any time to preserve the tranquility for everyone. BBQs and firepits allowed, dog friendly
Pets
Potable water
Campfires
from 
£30
 / night
Value Prop
Value Prop

Wildlife-watching campsites in South West England guide

Overview

Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping in South West England. With over 2,600 options to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect campsite for your wildlife watching adventure. Whether you prefer pitching a tent, parking your caravan, or staying in a cosy cabin, we've got you covered. Get ready to explore the stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife of South West England, with popular activities like fishing, biking, and climbing. Check out top-rated campsites like Sweet Hill Farm (66 reviews), Coverack Camping (36 reviews), and Abbey Home Farm (35 reviews). And with facilities like potable water, pet-friendly spaces, and clean toilets, your camping experience will be comfortable and hassle-free. Prices start as low as £8 per night, with an average price of £20 per night. So pack your gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in South West England!

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Cool Camping is now Hipcamp, your best resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover & reserve tent camping, caravan parks, cabins, treehouses, & glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.