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Secret Spot Camping Saunton
119 reviews
· Braunton, England
2 acres
12 units
12 Tent
Finding this exclusive Devon spot is like making it on to the best VIP guest list in town
Never has there been a campsite more aptly named. It took this reviewer 20 minutes and two phone calls to find the place, despite the satnav indicating that I was around 200 metres away. Persevere, though, and the determined camper is rewarded with a brilliant little piece of England to call their own. Our tip is to look out for the sign for Moor Lane Nursery as, rather sweetly, the day-to-day business here is growing and selling gorgeous plants. What this means is that the whole place is beautifully designed, with stunning plants at every turn. A stroll through the site is a revelation, revealing nooks and crannies peppered with comfy chairs, a barbecue, picnic tables and a wishing well along with essential amenities such as a fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and so on. Its proximity to Croyde Beach means that it’s a favoured hangout of the surf crowd but, thanks to its tranquil, private vibe, it attracts the more chilled variety of surfer. There’s unspoilt countryside in every direction and you’ll share your stay with butterflies, owls, egrets, bats and dragonflies (plus the lovely Steve and family – this is their home and they'll be on hand to accommodate in any way). Back to nature, then, but with the bonus of the lively village of Croyde just down the road.
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Braunton, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Steve T.Joined in May 2017
90 Ratings · 119 reviews
Stacey P.recommends
August 1, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
I love everything about this campsite. It has a real community feel and the owners are super helpful. I've been twice in the last month.
Saffron L.recommends
July 25, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
Quiet camping, nice gardens
Great site, 3 flat fields, plenty of space. Good little kitchen area with large fridges, freezers and sofas. Very clean facilities. Lovely dogs on site. Steve and Jo friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and incredibly hard working. 18 minute walk to Braunton for dinner if you don't want to cook. Nice and quiet site, full of early to bed types.
Karl B.recommends
July 22, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
Wouldn't say a word it's secret
Mark ?.recommends
July 19, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
Clean,level,informative,great hosts
Great campsite,level fields and everywhere very clean. Loved the garden with all the little seating areas,and the communal lounge area,with everything you would need,inc microwave! Steve and Jo were very welcoming,and both were very informative about the area,inc quickest way into Braunton in rush hour! All in all,i had a very relaxing time,and booked a couple of extra nights whilst i was there
Rory M.recommends
July 7, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
So much more than a camping pitch!
This is so much more than a camp site! The care that has gone into making this a memorable experience is phenomenal. The fields where the camping is are well maintained and excellent. On top of this, the facilities are second to none. Excellent showers and toilets. The communal "kitchen / lounge room" is a game changer, especially if you are unlucky with the weather. Big sofas, and a big table with plenty of fridge / freezer space and multiple charging points. There is a fire pit area / hammock and decking / gazebo and chairs and wonderful garden that you walk through between the shower and kitchen. Steve was hugely helpful and gave lots of advice about the area. This was our first camping trip with small children and we could not have wished for a better place to do it. Thank you!!
David B.recommends
July 6, 2022
Flat Meadow Grass Pitch
A secret discovered
I only stayed one night at Secret Spot camping, but plan to return again. I was greeted by Steve on arrival and given a tour of the gardens, facilities and camping fields. Everything was really clean and cared for, especially the ornamental gardens which have private areas to sit and relax with a hammock and a bridge over a lily pond. There are no designated pitches and visitors can set up where they choose -most seem to decide based upon a preference for morning or evening sun from what they told me (I found a spot that provided both). Steve and Jo limit the number of pitches and encourage a relaxed and quiet atmosphere, so I imagine most nights are as peaceful and relaxed as I experienced. I enjoyed a really nice (if too short) stay and plan to come back to explore more of this beautiful area.
From the host
Based near Saunton in Devon, Secret Spot Camping is a small, family-run campsite. It is the owners own home - they do not wish to be over run so there are no signs etc. to attract passing trade. Booking Online is the only option. Once booked, campers are sent directions - it's actually not far at all from the main road however unmarked and hidden from sight! - It's the perfect place to getaway and relax yet close to the beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough. - The Campsite itself has beautiful gardens, butterflies and birds. It overlooks fields to the back of Saunton Sand Dunes. It is a 15 minute stroll into Braunton but transport is better for the short hop to the Beach.The atmosphere is relaxed and laid back, the perfect place to chill out and forget about the modern world!
Nearby attractions
The Sandy/Surf Beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough are just along the road.. all with plenty of Surf School options. A little further afield the lovely sandy beaches of Woolacombe Sands and Westward Ho! There are great walks to the deserted (even in summer) far end of Saunton Beach (Crow Point). There is excellent flat Cycling around Braunton Marshes and The Tarka Trail. On our doorstep there is the wonderful Dunescape of Braunton Burrows - This area of Special Scientific Interest is a Biosphere Reserve which covers 4 square miles of Sand Dunes! It contains many rare species of plant life, wild foxes and deer, and is rich in nature and history. (World War 2 - Assault Training for D-Day). It's a great place to explore and you can walk for miles and hardly see a soul even at the height of Summer! There are also many other places to visit.. Ilfracombe & Lundy Island, Exmoor, Clovelly to name but a few..  There are also many Devon Cream Teas to be sampled - Cream on First!
Food and drink
Nearby Braunton has become quite a "Foodies" Paradise!T here are two excellent Fish & Chips shops .  Squires (01271 815533) brings folk from miles around, both for its Takeaway and it's Sit-Down Restaurant. South16 has recently won awards too. Wild Thyme and Riverside do excellent Breakfasts. There are several Restaurants, At One, Riverside and SQ spring to mind. There are Seven Pubs which all serve food and most have Live Music. In Croyde Village of course there is The Thatch (01271 890349) - possibly the most famous pub in Devon along with Billy Budd's and The Manor. Braunton also has 2 Chinese & 1 Indian Takeaway plus the largest Supermarket in the area (Tesco's). There are several Surf Shops although none as good as Croyde Surf Shop (The Little Pink Shop) -01271890453 where there is a large selection of New & Secondhand Surfboards & Wetsuits. You can also pre-book a large selection of Surf Hire equipment www.croyde-surf-hire.co.uk
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