Campsites near Torquay

From scenic coastline to inland moors, there’s much to explore around the English Riviera.

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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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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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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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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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£195
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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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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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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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Kingsmead Camping

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Devon, England
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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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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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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Cider Farm Orchard Campsite

14 units · Tents20 acres · Dorset, South West England
Adult-only camping amid the apple blossom of an award-winning cider orchard
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Hennock Hideaways

32 units · Glamping, 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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Campsites near Torquay guide

Overview

Camping in Torquay puts you at the heart of the action on the English Riviera. With its own microclimate and long sunshine hours, this seaside resort town is a top tourist attraction on England’s south coast. A trio of award-winning beaches (Babbacombe, Oddicombe and Tore Abbey Sands), wildlife-rich woodlands, Stone Age caves, and clifftop trails are all within easy reach of town, providing thrills for outdoor-loving families and lone travellers alike. Beyond the bay, several protected landscapes reveal the beauty of rural England, and offer all sorts of opportunities for sleeping beneath the stars.

Things to Do in Torquay

It’s the seaside that’s been bringing holidaymakers to Torquay and the English Riviera for centuries and that’s where you’ll find much of the action. Buy a bucket and spade and head for the beach, try your luck at the amusements, play crazy golf or ride the English Riviera Wheel – Torquay’s answer to the London Eye. At Brixham you can watch the fishing boats land their catch and all along the coast you can sample the Devon crab that the area is famous for. You can have a go at crabbing from the quay, jump aboard a local ferry to head from town to town or head out to sea on a kayaking or paddleboarding trip. Torquay’s most-famous daughter, Agatha Christie, is celebrated at the Torquay Museum and on a literary trail of the area. Her former holiday home, Greenway House, near Brixham is open to the public too.

If you’re on a family camping holiday in Torquay, there are plenty of attractions with an appeal for all ages from Kents Cavern Stone Age caves to Paignton Zoo to and Babbacombe Model Village, with the Dartmouth Steam Railway offering a scenic way to get around. On a rainy day, why not head to a show at Babbacombe Theatre? While, to enjoy the natural highlights of the area when the sun is out, you can stride out on the South West Coast Path and perhaps visit Berry Head National Nature Reserve, south of Brixham, for wildlife and fantastic sea views.

Where to go

Torbay, or the English Riviera

Encompassing Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham, this 22-mile (35-kilometre) coastal stretch (known as Torbay or Tor Bay) holds status as an UNESCO Global Geopark, and has long drawn holidaymakers to England’s scenic south. Seaside holiday parks and caravan sites are ideal for Hipcamper families, while inland farms and private camps provide no-frills options for outdoor adventure.

Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONBs

An hour’s drive northeast of Torquay on the Devon-Somerset border, these adjoining Areas of Natural Beauty boast waterways, rolling hills, woodlands, and coastline, making the region a destination for any rambler, rider, or watersports fan. Overnight options range from working farms to glamping pods, all ensuring an intimate glimpse of rural England.

South Devon AONB

This vast protected landscape sprawls from the borders of Brixham across to Bovisand near Plymouth. Miles of coastline and estuaries are ideal for boat adventure, while nature reserves and walking routes, including a portion of the South West Coast Path, draw ramblers, riders, and wildlife watchers. Caravan and camping sites can be found across the area.

Dartmoor National Park

One of England’s most iconic landscapes, this enormous park is best known for its quiet and secluded moorlands, deep valleys, and dense woodland. Climbing routes, canoe courses, and riding stables provide plenty of thrills, while those in search of calm can explore a vast network of walking trails. Wild camping is permitted in some areas, though rules are strict. Private campgrounds can be found across the park.

When to go

Torquay is extremely busy during summer and school holidays, so if you’re keen to beat the crowds—and don’t mind swapping seaside sunbathing for dramatic cliff walks—consider an off-season visit.

Know before you go

  • The direct train from London to Torquay takes around three hours.
  • The region is relatively well connected by bus, but if you’re headed for a remote spot it can be useful to have your own vehicle.
  • Walk-ins are usually not accepted, especially at holiday parks, so book your pitch in advance.
  • Mountain Warehouse and Trespass both sell camping supplies in Torquay’s town centre.
  • The English Riviera Visitor Information Centre can be found on Torquay Harbour.

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