Campsites near Salcombe

A southern English beach resort town with coastal camping and national parks nearby.

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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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The High Nature Centre

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Salcombe, Devon, South West England
A stay at The High Nature Centre is sure to reinvigorate the soul as only a sojourn by the sea can
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Beryl's Campsite

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Devon, South West England
A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful views down to Start Bay
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Pittaford Farm

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Devon, 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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The Enchanted Wilderness

5 units · Tents22 acres · England
On the south-western edge of Dartmoor, Devon, in England A utopian setting on the River Tamar near Tavistock, set in an AONB and SSSI not far from Dartmoor National Park. With an owner passionate about the natural countryside and environment, there are 22 acres of woodland and pastures that cradle the campsite. With views to Cornwall on the other side of the river. Untouched for the last 40-50 years by anything other than the local sheep and fauna. Bees and wild flowers are bountiful. With hillsides of wild garlic, primroses and bird-song. A host of wild birds and bees. Otters, deer, muntjac, and hedgehogs are regular visitors. And the owls play an orchestra most evenings. Amazing views can be seen in either direction and a plethora of outdoor activities are available on your doorstep: fishing, sailing, hiking, surfing, swimming. Amidst Devon's embrace By Jose Lavelle Amidst Devon's embrace, where riverside whispers flow, Lies the Enchanted Wilderness, where nature's secrets grow. A tapestry of wildflowers dance upon the land, As if painted by brushstrokes of an artist's gentle hand. The riverside meanders, its melody serene, Caressing the hearts of all who venture to this scene. Where farmland stretches wide, with gentle rolling hills, They whisper tales of history, and dreams that time fulfils. Beneath the ancient oaks, where tranquility resides, The Enchanted Wilderness enchants, with all its hidden tides. Birdsongs fill the air, a symphony so sweet, As sunlight dances softly, shining at nature's feet. Devon's haven of peace, where wildlife freely roam, Where dreams are born midst wildflowers that gracefully comb. The Enchanted Wilderness, a place where spirits thee, Find solace in its embrace, as nature sets them free. So come, wanderers and dreamers, to this enchanted shore, Where wildflowers sway and riverside stories lore. Let Devon's wilderness, with its magic untold, Embrace your weary heart, and enchant your very soul.
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Mattiscombe Farm Camping

29 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Kingsbridge, England
A peaceful retreat in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 3 acre site located on a working farm, sits in hilltop fields with spectacular views over Start Bay.All pitches are located around the perimeter of the site, providing a large area for both little and big kids to run round and play as well as allow guests to let their dogs run as long as they're supervised.
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Wonton Park Camping

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · England
Family friendly and spacious site for camping, caravans and motorhomes. As a family-run business, Wonton Park Camping is more than just a place to pitch your tent or park your campervan or caravan. We are a new campsite committed to providing our visitors with a unforgettable experience, exploring the beautiful South Devon countryside. With excellent access from the main road, our campsite is perfect for families, couples or solo travellers. Pets welcome too. Flushing toilets, showers, hot water, washing up facilities. water points and chemical disposal point.
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Meldon Lake and Woods

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents8 acres · Okehampton, Devon, South West England
Seriously simple but beautiful wild camping beside a lake on Dartmoor
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Rocombe Valley Retreat

5 units · Glamping1 acre · Lower Rocombe, England
Glamping near the English Riviera, with wood-fired hot tubs and coarse fishing lakes
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Dittisham Hideaway

10 units · Glamping10 acres · Downton, England
Treehouses, lodges, and an Airstream, a mile from South Devon's River Dart.
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Lower Coombe Royal, Kingsbridge

3 units · Glamping8 acres · Kingsbridge, South Devon, England
Dog friendly With 8 acres of historic gardens and woodlands to explore Lower Coombe Royal is the perfect place to relax and unwind with your family and friends. Although Lower Coombe Royal is placed firmly in the heart of the countryside, we are within easy reach of many beaches, the South West Coastal path and Dartmoor. Our enviable location means there are plenty of great activities and days out close by. Lower Coombe Royal is easily accessible – just 20 minutes from the A38, 10 minutes to the award-winning Bantham surfing beach and 10 minutes walk to the beautiful market town of Kingsbridge.​ We welcome dogs! Our previous canine guests have been particularly impressed with the great walks in the gardens, woods and surrounding countryside. Our three Safari Lodges (Orchard, Magnolia & Cedar) are nestled in the sides of the valley in our private estate. Each Safari Lodge has been considerately positioned to offer stunning, private views of the treetops and beyond into the valley. Our canvas lodges offer a comfortable, private sanctuary for 6 guests within three bedrooms and include a log burner, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom (with flushing toilet and hot shower), lounge & wood fired hot tub.
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Well Park Glamping Bell Tents

2 units · Glamping5 acres · Dartmouth, Devon, South West England
Well Park Glamping is a small-scale, calm, relaxed, friendly site set at the head of the valley. Our Lower Bell Tent is a 6-meter, 4-door bell tent with ample space inside where you'll find a hand-made wooden double bed, a sofa bed, and a table with chairs. Outside you have your own kitchenette with bespoke cupboards and a gas stove, picnic table, and fire pit. To share with other guests we have 5 acres of rewilded grasslands where we have planted hundreds of native trees. We have far-reaching views to the East and cut paths through the grass to play along. We only have two bell tents with their own private areas and offer two further pitches for campers who have their own tent. We have two hotel-quality shower rooms to share. We can be boastful of our wildlife here at Well Park. We have a young dog, free-range chickens, rabbits-a-plenty, foxes and stoats as well as buzzards, kestrels, kites, and songbirds. We even have a resident barn owl that can be seen hunting right here in our field.
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Campsites near Salcombe guide

Overview

Salcombe, on Devon’s southern coast, has been a popular beachside resort for over 200 years. The pretty harbour and estuary are a scenic backdrop for days spent on the beach, swimming, kayaking, boating, and surfing. Situated within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and near other beautiful natural spots in Devon, Salcombe offers many good reasons to take a break from the beach and head inland, too. Campers get a taste of everything South Devon is famous for, with a range of options from well-equipped caravan parks to quiet tent spots and farm stays.

Things to do in Salcombe

  • In Salcombe, campers can spend hours on the quayside in town, watching the boats come and go while enjoying an ice cream or trying crabbing.
  • Salcombe’s high street mixes independent shops with bigger-name boutiques, art galleries, and eateries where you can try the latest catch.
  • Visit in April for the town’s annual Crab Fest or in August for its regatta.
  • Don’t miss your chance to take to the water, whether kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, or taking a cruise of the estuary.
  • If you want a day on the beach, head to North or South Sands, a couple of miles out of town.
  • Overbeck, the former home of scientist and inventor Otto Overbeck, is on the outskirts of Salcombe with a tea room, museum, subtropical gardens, and unbeatable views of the surrounding area.
  • The South West Coast Path offers excellent coastal walking if you need to stretch the legs near Salcombe. Nearby Prawle Point is a great place to head for, as it’s Devon’s southernmost point.
  • Dartmoor National Park is 30 minutes’ drive from Salcombe with almost endless ways to explore.
  • For a fun-packed family day out, Woodlands Farm Theme Park mixes a chance to meet farmyard animals with rides and activities for young kids.

Where to go

South Devon AONB

Salcombe is within the South Devon AONB, which stretches along the coast between Plymouth and the River Dart. The attractive, protected area is renowned for its sandy beaches, rugged coastline, estuaries, patchwork farmland, and historic villages. Coastal walking trails and ferries link some towns, essential for walkers wanting to cross some of the estuaries. Salcombe is an ideal base for campers wanting to explore the AONB.

Dartmoor National Park

This large area of wild, open moorland, rare wildlife, and deep river valleys is a must-visit place for outdoor enthusiasts wanting a rugged adventure. Backpack camping is allowed in some areas of open moorland for one or two nights as part of long-distance walking expeditions, but this must be done out of sight or settlements or roads, and campers must follow Leave No Trace principles. Parking your campervan or caravan overnight isn’t allowed within Dartmoor National Park. There are designated sites for motorhomes.

Bodmin Moor AONB

Northwest of Salcombe and over the border in Cornwall, the large granite moorland of Bodmin Moor contains some of Cornwall’s highest peaks. Once densely populated in the Bronze Age, the bleak, heather-covered moorland contains archaeological sites today. It’s also still used as a grazing site for livestock. A highway runs through the moor, so it’s easy to visit on a day trip from Salcombe. Hiking and cycling trails through the area make camping closer to Bodmin Moor worthwhile.

When to go

As a beachside resort town, Salcombe is best visited in summer. The weather will usually be warm, relatively dry, and the days long—ideal for tent or caravan camping. Outside of summer, opt for cabin or cottage accommodation around Salcombe instead. Because of Salcombe’s southern location, some of the outdoor attractions nearby can be enjoyed beyond the summer, too.

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