Camping in Devon

Devon is a winning combination of quiet coastline, hidden coves and rolling heather moors, with a character all its own. Wild ponies graze on the heather-draped plains of Dartmoor and Exmoor, surfers dive into breakers off the coast at Croyde Bay, and tiny towns sit at the end of long hedge-lined lanes, waiting to be discovered. Life here is shaped by the sea and the ancient granite landscape, and a sense of history pervades every step you take.

Camping and glamping in Devon give you the chance to sample every aspect of this many-sided region, from the glamor of craggy cliffs to quiet Devonshire cream teas in cosy tearooms — always cream first and jam second on your scone, if you want to look like a local.

Kids will love the wide, sandy beaches with their expansive range of water sports, and the bustling cities of Exeter and Plymouth offer cosmopolitan days out full of museums and brilliant public art. Our campsites in Devon let you explore this historic region’s treasures and secrets at your own pace.

Exeter Racecourse

Attractively located above Exeter, this open, spacious site has a calm, relaxed feel and is close to the coast, city and valleys of Dartmoor.

Ideal for:
• Family stays
• Outdoor activities
• Dog owners

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Close to the beach and with scenic views of the sea and coastline, Hillhead is a family-oriented site with lots of facilities and summer entertainment.

Ideal for:
• Family stays
• Beach holidays
• Walking

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Set between amid rolling farmland, this charming site is small and welcoming, with a peaceful atmosphere that’s perfect for unwinding.

Ideal for:
• Peace and quiet
• Walking
• Cycling

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Reasons to visit Devon

Sand and surf, the wild moors, bustling towns - Devon has the perfect blend of landscapes and activities for a first class camping or glamping holiday.

Stunning beaches

There’s a reason Devon is called the English Riviera. Devon has some of the UK’s best beaches, whether you’re a dedicated surfer or a family looking to splash in some gentle waves. North Devon is the place to go for sports; family-friendly Woolacombe Beach is famous for its golden sand and its sheer size, and offers surfing schools and kayaking classes.

Looking for calmer adventures? The South Devon coastline offers excellent opportunities for rock pooling and picnicking, and Beer Beach has been voted as one of the top family picnic spots in the UK. Whether you’re in search of tranquility or endless space for kids to run to their hearts’ content, Devon has every beach need covered, from Saunton Sands’ vast expanse to miniature pebbled coves.

Beaches in Devon also have some of the nation’s best seafood, a lot of it on offer in tiny shacks or cafes at the end of beach rambles. If you’re in the mood to eat fish and chips with your feet in the water and the tang of salt on your lips, or pop in to sample some sit-down fare, the vibe in Devon is often so relaxed that kids will be welcomed with sandy hair and flip-flops.

Outdoor adventures

Devon is world-famous for its walks. Dartmoor has a huge range of routes and cycle paths for all abilities, and children can cross the woods, heaths and bogs on trails tailor-made for little legs, while Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are a tranquil, remote place to ramble and tramp off all the strains of city life. If you’re in search of wildlife, Exmoor has a guided hawk walk to seek out the royals of the Devon skies.

The Tamar Trails in the Tamar Valley, which is part of an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are also a great location for outdoor activities. The Trails have zip-lining, canoeing, hikes and archery sessions for young and old, in a glorious setting of rich foliage and sky-high forest.

The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, near Exmoor, pair gorgeous cliff walks with something that will inspire even the most jaded beach-goer: a water-powered railway that transports riders 500 meters up a cliff, providing breathtaking views for photographers — or just the memory bank.

Theme parks

If you’re after a break from beaches and moors, Devon has a wide range of parks designed to entertain kids and grown-ups who like acting like kids. The Bear Trail is great for people prepared to get messy; it’s an outdoors obstacle course offering 27 different obstacles, zip wires, tunnels and a pizza cafe for kids to act out all their action hero daydreams. The Watermouth Family Theme Park And Castle will take children on a journey through a real castle, from gorgeous fountains to nail-biting dungeons — and if they’re in the mood to get wet, it has toboggan rides, tube slides and water-gun wars.

Why choose Experience Freedom?

Whatever excites you, Devon is going to deliver — and Experience Freedom is the best choice for your ideal camping or glamping holiday. Our range of campsites place you in areas of beauty and wonder across Devon, whether you’re on the hunt for family-oriented sites or travelling with friends or a partner. Want to know more? Select a region to learn more in-depth details about the campsites there, or use the Search and Book tool above to make your holiday booking online.