Freshwell Camping (May to Sept, No Pets)

Sea views across Croyde Bay. Only open in the summer months. Nothing bigger than a small camper van is allowed nor are dogs

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Freshwell Camping (May to Sept, No Pets)

Key Features
Spectacular beach views
Helpful Freshwell team available 24/7
Variety of nearby attractions and facilities

Escape to Freshwell Camping located near the seaside town of Croyde in north Devon. This beautiful spot overlooks the beach and provides a lush green space for guests to pitch their tent or park their camper – surrounded by spectacular views!

If you’ve ever been to Devon, you know how much there is to see and do here. And, deciding what to do first can be quite overwhelming… never fear, though! The helpful Freshwell team are more than happy to offer advice and tips on local attractions, and they’re around 24/7 to help with checking in or answer any questions you may have.

The beach at Croyde is just a stone’s throw away; activities like Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Baggy Point are all within easy reach; take an inland adventure to Exmoor and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or explore the River Taw. And all this only 30 minutes from the bustling Barnstaple!

Freshwell has all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay. There are showers and toilets which get cleaned twice a day, a sink to wash up dishes and utensils, free parking for vehicles, a wetsuit wash bin, some mobile phone charging and waste recycling bins. If you want to explore further afield then 15 minutes’ walk will take you to nearby bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants, and 15 minutes drive takes you to supermarkets.

Frequently Asked Questions about Freshwell Camping

    • Q: What facilities are available at the campsite?
      A: Freshwell Camping has showers and toilets checked and cleaned twice a day, a sink area to wash and clean utensils, free parking for vehicles, a wetsuit wash bin, some mobile phone charging and waste recycling bins.

    • Q: How close is the beach?
      A: The beach is two minutes walk away from the campsite.

    • Q: Are there any restaurants closeby?
      A: Yes, bars, pubs, cafés and restaurants are a 15-minute walk away from the campsite.

    • Q: Is there access to nearby towns?
      A: Yes, Freshwell Camping is within easy driving distance of days out at Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Baggy Point; inland adventures around Exmoor and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and waterside days around the River Taw. Barnstaple is half an hour’s drive away.

    • Q: Are there supermarkets near the camp?
      A: Supermarkets are within 15 minutes’ drive.

    • Q: Is the campsite suitable for families and large groups?
      A: Yes, Freshwell Camping is suitable for families and small- to medium-sized groups.

    • Q: Is there help available on Check-in?
      A: Yes, the friendly Freshwell team are more than happy to share their expert tips and advice on local attractions and are available 24/7 to assist with checking in or with questions about the site.


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Address: Moor Lane, Croyde, Braunton EX33 1NU, UK

Simon Kirby avatarSimon Kirby
2 months ago
Brilliantly situated, family friendly, relaxed site just a short walk from the beach. Well maintained facilities, on site street-food concessions and a lovely chilled out atmosphere. A big family favourite.
Ashley Weston avatarAshley Weston
a week ago
Quite possibly the best campsite in Croyde, walking distance to the beach, super friendly staff, great facilities and food vans too! It is located partly on a hill so be weary of that when locating your tent but this does mean you wake up to beautiful views across the bay! Will certainly be back here again soon! Happy campers for sure!
Emmett O' Neill avatarEmmett O' Neill
a month ago
I haven't a bad word to say about Freshwell :-) The owners and staff are just fantastic. The views are stunning and you're a 5 min walk from the water. Perfect stay…….again.
Summers Higgins avatarSummers Higgins
in the last week
Perfect campsite, right next to the beach and a short walk into the village. It has great facilities, with clean toilets, showers etc and really good food options on-site. Would definitely go back again
Richard Herbert avatarRichard Herbert
3 months ago
Great views Would be nice if the toilet cubicles had fold down shelf's as struggled to change my colostomy bag But didn't deter from a good stay there
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The address for Freshwell Camping (May to Sept, No Pets) we have is: Moor Lane, Croyde Bay, Croyde, Devon, England, EX33 1NU. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
Moor Lane, Croyde Bay, Croyde, Devon, England, EX33 1NU

About the Local Area (Croyde)

Located in North Devon, Croyde is a beautiful village known for its sandy beach and excellent surf conditions. It’s stunning natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere make it a popular destination for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

What is Croyde Famous For?

Croyde is primarily famous for its stunning beach, which attracts surfers and sunbathers alike. The beach is surrounded by rugged cliffs and sand dunes, providing a stunning backdrop for a day at the seaside.

Croyde is also famous for its excellent surf conditions, with surfers flocking to the area throughout the year to take advantage of the waves.

Things To Do In Croyde

Croyde offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re a surfer, a hiker, or just looking to relax and take in the scenery, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some of the top things to do in Croyde:

  • Surfing
    As mentioned, Croyde is renowned for its excellent surf conditions. If you’re an experienced surfer, you can head out into the waves on your own. If you’re a beginner, there are plenty of surf schools in the area that offer lessons and equipment hire.
  • Coastal walks
    Croyde is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with the South West Coast Path passing right through the village. You can take a leisurely stroll along the beach, or head up onto the cliffs for panoramic views of the coastline.
  • Relax on the beach
    With its soft sand and clear water, Croyde Beach is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun. Pack a picnic, grab a good book, and spend a lazy afternoon on the sand.

Things Near By Croyde

While Croyde itself has plenty to offer, there are also a number of attractions and activities in the surrounding area.

Here are some of the top things to do and see near Croyde:

  • Baggy Point
    Located just a short walk from Croyde, Baggy Point is a National Trust site offering stunning views of the coastline. Take a hike along the cliffs to see the rugged beauty of the North Devon coast up close.
  • Braunton Burrows
    This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is the largest sand dune system in the UK and offers a unique and stunning landscape for visitors to explore. Take a guided walk to learn about the flora and fauna of the area, or simply wander through the dunes and take in the views.
  • Woolacombe Beach
    Just a few miles up the coast from Croyde, Woolacombe Beach is another popular destination for beach-goers and surfers. With three miles of golden sand and plenty of amenities nearby, it’s easy to see why Woolacombe is a favourite among visitors to the area.

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