Home to the beautiful national parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, Devon has long been a favourite with visitors in search of sandy beaches, excellent hiking and delicious Devonshire cream teas, with nine sites from the region making it onto our Top 100 Sites Guide, where we reveal the best motorhome sites in the UK.
Popular north coast resorts include the surfing hangouts at Woolacombe and Croyde, and there are picturesque villages, too, most famously at Clovelly. Inland, you can walk the moors with wild ponies for company, while the south coast brings you to the English Riviera’s Paignton and Torquay, and the beginnings of the Jurassic Coast.
If you’re thinking of heading to the county this year, our guide to the best motorhome sites in Devon is worth checking out…
The best motorhome sites in Devon are…
Langstone Manor Holiday Park
Moortown, Tavistock PL19 9JZ, http://www.langstonemanor.co.uk/
- Open: 19 March – 29 October
- Touring pitches: 40
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £23-£29
A wonderful site set in the grounds of Langstone Manor, once the family home of the famous poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and now a pleasant and welcoming on-site restaurant and bar. This attractive park nestles in a sheltered woodland valley right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, not far from the charming market town of Tavistock. The park owners pride themselves on the tranquil location and the beautiful trees and plants, encouraging wildlife by providing natural habitats. It is part of the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme.
In addition to a selection of touring pitches, there are camping pods, statics and cottages. Site facilities include hot showers, toilets, hairdryers, underfloor heating, a launderette, dishwashing area and a chemical disposal point. As well as grey-water waste disposal for motorhomes, there are water points around the park. Younger visitors will enjoy the playground and table tennis. Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead.
Overall, this is a fantastic place for enjoying the beautiful surroundings and the star-filled night skies of Dartmoor National Park, as well as a good base for exploring the Devon and Cornwall coastline.
- Regional Winner 2022
- On-site restaurant and bar
- Grey-water waste disposal for motorhomes
- Playground and table tennis
This tranquil site is perfect if you’re looking to stay in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.
Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton EX20 2SR, http://www.appledorepark.co.uk/
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 40
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £23-£28
This pretty eight-acre site, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, lies within the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere Reserve, near the market town of Okehampton. It offers grass or hardstanding pitches with 16A hook-up and drinking water. There’s a carp fishing lake and the owners have planted over 4500 trees. Facilities include a heated toilet and shower block with privacy cubicles and a dedicated disabled area. Pets are welcome and there’s a fenced dog-walk and a new dog-shower.
- Open all year
- Carp fishing lake
This dog-friendly site has good facilities and is set in beautiful surroundings.
Barley Meadow Touring Park
Crockernwell, Exeter EX6 6NR, http://www.barleymeadow.co.uk/
- Open: 18 March – 5 January
- Touring pitches: 52
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£26
Walkers and cyclists will enjoy this adults-only campsite with access to the Two Moors Way and Dartmoor National Park. It’s near the A30, 20 minutes from Exeter, yet this peaceful park is in a beautiful location, with landscaped grounds and stunning views. Fully serviced pitches have fresh- and waste-water hook-up, and other amenities include showers with underfloor heating, a laundry and washing-up area, and a disabled toilet.
Dogs are welcome, with a secure dog-walk, and a footpath from the site leads to a farm shop and café.
- Ideal for walkers and cyclists
Walkers and cyclists are sure to love a stay at this park.
Hallsdown Farm Touring Park
Arlington, Barnstaple EX31 4SW, http://www.hallsdownfarm.co.uk/
- Open: 15 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 30
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £20-£42
This small park makes the ideal base for exploring the best of Devon and the many wonders of Exmoor National Park. Of the 30 touring pitches, 14 are fully serviced hardstanding with water tap, grey-water drain and electric hook-up. Last year, 10 premium pitches were added, each with en suite facilities. It’s an adults-only site and no dogs are allowed – the emphasis is very much on peace and quiet. The beaches of Woolacombe and Ilfracombe are a 30-minute drive away and other nearby attractions include Arlington Court, the Carriage Museum and Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre.
- No dogs allowed
If you want to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet, Hallsdown Farm Touring Park could be the destination for you.
Newberry Valley Park
Woodlands, Combe Martin EX34 0AT, http://www.newberryvalleypark.co.uk/
- Open: 18 March – 29 October
- Touring pitches: 105
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22-£48
Set in a beautiful valley, packed with wildlife, this family-owned park focuses on harmony and balance with the natural world. This dog-friendly site has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award, and rabbits, buzzards, badgers, owls and pheasants are among the regular visitors. It’s also home to some rescue chickens – and four alpacas! The idyllic setting offers an ancient woodland, a children’s play area, and chimenea for hire. Facilities include a shop, shower rooms with underfloor heating, a launderette and a dishwashing room.
- David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award winner
Nature lovers are certain to love this picturesque and wildlife-friendly park.
St Giles on the Heath, Launceston PL15 9SX, http://www.poolefarmholidays.com/
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 5
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £22
An adults-only CL located near the River Tamar, Poole Farm offers fully serviced touring pitches, a self- catering holiday cottage and B&B. Close to Launceston, this site makes an ideal base for visitors planning to explore Bodmin Moor, the Tamar Valley and Dartmoor National Park. Further afield, you can head to Bude and Tintagel on the coast, or south to Mevagissey and Polperro. This dog-friendly site provides a modern shower room, is currently adding a laundry and washing-up area, and plans to install a dog-wash.
- Open all year
If you want to head to Bodmin Moor or Tamar Valley, this could be the campsite to stay at.
Riverside Caravan & Camping Park
Marsh Lane, South Molton EX36 3HQ, exmoorriverside.co.uk
- Open: All year
- Touring pitches: 100
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £21-£45
A short walk away from the ancient market town of South Molton, this spacious site has 10 acres of woodland trails. The River Mole runs through the park and it’s in a great spot for exploring Exmoor National Park and North Devon’s coast. Site facilities include fishing lakes, a children’s play area, a dog-walk and a rally field. Amenities include a heated shower block with disabled facilities, shop and reception, evening entertainment and a restaurant/bar. There’s a wide choice of touring pitches.
- Open all year
- Fishing lakes
This makes a great base for exploring Exmoor National Park and North Devon’s coast.
Woodland Springs Touring Park
Venton, Drewsteignton EX6 6PG, woodlandsprings.co.uk
- Open: 1 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 80
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £25-£40
In an excellent spot to enjoy the best of Dartmoor, this adults-only site has touring pitches, camping and glamping pods, surrounded by farmland. It’s a 10-minute drive to the higher reaches of the moor, where you can walk, cycle or ride. The vibrant city of Exeter is 18 miles away on the A30. Site amenities include new showers, disabled facilities, launderette, a shop, a barbecue area and a dog-exercise field. For 2022, a dozen larger, fully serviced premium pitches have also been installed.
- Well-situated for exploring Dartmoor
- Barbecue area
If you want to get out in the fresh air, be it on foot, two wheels or riding, Woodland Springs could be the site to head to.
Woodlands Caravan & Camping
Dartmouth TQ9 7DQ, http://www.woodlandsgrove.co.uk/
- Open: 1 April – 30 October
- Touring pitches: 200
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £13.80-£44
Visitors to this park also gain free entry to Woodlands Family Theme Park and Falconry Centre, which has rides, indoor play areas and entertainment. It’s a short drive from the site to Dartmouth and the area has excellent walks and plenty of easy cycling routes – try the trail through Millennium Wood. Pets are welcome and there is a dog-walking area. Facilities include fresh-water and waste points close to your pitch, a well-stocked shop, showers, family rooms, disabled facilities and a games room with table tennis, pool and TV.
- Shop on-site
- Games room
- Cycling routes
Good facilities, plenty of cycling routes and a dog-walking area are just part of the appeal of this scenic site.
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