This unique guide shows and tells you about the UK campsites, camping and caravan parks and holiday parks with sea views around the coast of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset in the south west of England. Whether walker, surfer, fossil hunter or beach bronzer, Sea View the West Country has the coastal campsite for you.
From family-focused holiday parks to camping fields on organic farms, from campsites adjacent to their own private sandy beach to camping where you can sing around a barbecue, all you have to do is decide where you want to go and be ready for a fantastic time as you explore the mudflats, moors, cliffs and caves.
What campsites, where?
81 inspected camping and caravan parks around the coastline
62 campsites directly on or within 0.5 miles of the Coast Path or other footpaths
51 holiday parks directly on or within 1 mile of a beach
49 camping spots with alternative accommodation from yurts to vintage caravans to glamping pods
68 dog-friendly camp sites
45 campgrounds suitable for large motorhomes, caravans or RVs
The OS Grid references and the proximity of the South West Coast Path to so many of the coastal campsites make this guide the perfect companion for walking enthusiasts. Away from the coast, the surrounding countryside has a spider’s web of footpaths which weave their way through stunning landscapes, national parks, past historical tin mines and fabled castles. So whether you’re hiking the full coast path, exploring Exmoor, visiting the Lizard Peninsula or just fancy a ramble up a hill to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, this guide will tell you where you can put your feet up and watch the sunset at the end of the day.
If you enjoy messing about in the water this guide tells you how to access the nearest beach as well as the distance to the nearest slipway. Some camspites directly overlook fabulous harbours where you can watch the comings and goings of fishing boats, pleasure boats and famous regattas. Several campsites are just a short walk from bustling towns where excellent charter fishing and deep sea angling trips can be organised. If surfing appeals, then stay at one of the hip, cool campsites that offer surf hire and are just moments from a surf beach.
If it's wild camping you're after, there are dozens of small, intimate campsites littered across the farms and lush pastures of the west country, which offer basic campsite facilities usually accompanied by stunning sea views. Some of the beautiful beachside campsites are practically on the water, have their own beach and offer plenty of water sports and beach fun.
Users of RVs and 5th wheels should find it easy to navigate the beautiful west country coast as 45 camping parks accept large vehicles and our directions detail the easiest route even for large vehicles, avoiding those narrow country lanes. Sea View caters for glampers too as 49 camping and caravan parks have rentable accommodation, like yurts, static caravans, tipis, B&Bs, hostels, hotels and camping pods.