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All About Camping in Devon

It's no secret that Devon in South West England is an ideal destination for camping holidays with its stunning scenery, fascinating historic sites and varied range of outdoor activities.

Enjoy the crisp air and stunning views of rolling hills, rivers and the sea while camping in Devon, or spend the day walking, cycling or fishing. The many campsites in Devon have something for every camper. We present the best activities and most attractive destinations for your camping holiday in Devon.

  1. Popular Activities in Devon
  2. The Most Beautiful Destinations in Devon
  3. Find Campsites in Devon and Book Online

Popular Activities in Devon

Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
Woolacombe Beach in Devon

Devon Coast: Water Sports for Adventurers.

Devon is renowned for its beautiful coastline. The world-class sandy beaches are famous for their surfing scene. Beaches like Woolacombe, Croyde and Bideford Bay are the perfect place to surf, whether you're a beginner or a pro. You can also experience a variety of other water sports when camping in Devon, including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and sailing. There are plenty of watersports on offer in places like Ilfracombe and Torbay.

If you prefer to take it a bit slower when camping in Devon, the expansive beaches invite you to sunbathe and build sandcastles. You can also take a boat trip along the coastline of Devon to experience the beauty of the region from a different perspective.

If you want to spend your next camping holiday in Devon on the coast of South West England, you can use the filter function on to find campsites near the sea and book them straight away.

St.Peter's Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
St.Peter's Cathedral in Exeter, Devon

Historic Devon:

From Castles to Fossils

If you're a history lover, you'll also get your money's worth when camping in Devon.

Visit the magnificent Powderham Castle for a touch of royal glamour or stroll through the historic capital of Devon - Exeter - with its famous St Peter's Cathedral.

Stunning gardens and an impressive Gothic church await you at Buckfast Abbey, a thousand-year-old Benedictine abbey in Devon that is still active.

Devon also has a lot to offer for lovers of natural history. The Jurassic Coast in Devon allows interested campers an insight into the history of the earth. You can search for fossils on the beach or visit one of the many museums along the Devon coast to learn more about the history of the region.

Cream Tea, Scones, Devon Cream Tea, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
Cream Tea with Scones - typical for Devon

Local Delicacies:

Devon Cream Tea and more

After an eventful day at the campsites of Devon, a hearty afternoon snack comes at the perfect time. Typical for the region is the Devon Cream Tea; scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam are usually enjoyed with the milky tea.

If you spend your camping holiday in Devon, you also have to try fresh seafood from the coast and one of the savoury pies. For dessert, you can then treat yourself to a Devonshire pudding and taste a sip of Devon cider.

Valley of the Rocks, Devon Coast, Devon, Coast, Camping in Devon, Camping
Valley of the Rocks on the Devon Coast

Hiking and Cycling:

Coastal Paths in Devon

Devon has some of the most beautiful coastal paths in England. The South West Coast Path, one of the country's longest and best-known walking trails, winds along the coast of Devon. On your camping holiday in Devon you can enjoy the stunning view while keeping fit.

For cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers an impressive 30-mile route that also follows the Devon coastline. Along the way you can explore the countryside with its diverse flora and fauna and the picturesque small towns of Devon.

The Most Beautiful Destinations in Devon

Lynmouth Holiday Retreat, Lynton, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
Lynmouth Holiday Retreat in Lynton, Devon

Treasures of Nature: Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The National Parks Dartmoor and Exmoor are among the most popular destinations on a camping holiday in Devon. Explore the unique moorland of Exmoor or walk through the vast shrublands of Dartmoor. Deep valleys and old-growth forests provide unforgettable impressions.

Animal-loving campers can look forward to wild ponies and red deer, which can be seen in Devon's national parks.

If you want to experience incredible sunsets surrounded by the wilds of South West England while camping in Devon, has a selection of campsites in Devon close to the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

Livermead Sands, Torbay, Torquay, beach, Devon, English Riviera, Camping in Devon, Camping
Livermead Sands near Torquay, Devon

The "English Riviera":

Torquay, Paignton and Brixham

The so-called "English Riviera " in the south of Devon includes the picturesque towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. It is known for its beautiful beaches, palm-fringed seafront promenades and mild climate.

Torquay Harbour, Paignton Zoo and the Brixham Pirate Festival are just some of the many attractions you can enjoy while camping in Devon.

Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
Barbican area in Plymouth, Devon

Historic Harbour Town:


The port city of Plymouth is a living testimony to Devon's rich history. The first people settled here in the Bronze Age. Today, Plymouth is the largest city in the county of Devon.

Particularly steeped in history is the Mayflower Steps Monument, which commemorates the place where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from Devon to the New World aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

Campsites in Plymouth are also a good starting point if you want to take a tour to Dartmoor while camping in Devon.

Find Campsites in Devon and Book Online

From campsites for tents in Devon's national parks to coastal campsites, the choice for camping holidays in Devon is vast. Whether luxury glamping or family camping in the heart of nature, there's something for everyone in Devon.

Here at we have a great selection of campsites in Devon just waiting for you to pack up your tent or motorhome and head off on your next camping holiday.

The filter function will help you find campsites in Devon to suit your taste - whether you want to spend your holiday with your four-legged friend, on the Devon coast or close to town. Book one of the free campsites in Devon now.

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Exeter, Devon, Camping in Devon, Camping
Woodland Springs Touring Park in Exeter, Devon

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