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

Hydroloman avatarHydroloman
6 months ago
On the plus side; Great location and beach view. Freedom to choose your own pitch. Facilities are basic but good enough, and there are some fantastic street food stalls nearby. On the downside; lots of our neighbours lacked camping etiquette with large noisy groups chatting, laughing, and screaming till the small hours. 25 students from Exeter Uni Surf Club bizarrely pitched their tents practically on top of ours. Toilets were left foul after use. Parts of the site are too slopey for comfort.
Simon Kirby avatarSimon Kirby
9 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.
7 months ago
This is a spectacular place with incredible views of Croyde Bay, excellent facilities. Very friendly staff. Lots of space.It's been our regular place for 15 consecutive years where COVID did not interfere. It's Croyde’s best kept secret.
Sarah Whitehead avatarSarah Whitehead
3 years ago
We booked the Getaway at Freshwell last week to do exactly what it says on the tin. We had three blissful days to switch off from work and get amongst Devon’s Nature. The setting of the cabin is absolutely perfect with panoramic views across the beach, ocean and the contours of the surrounding hills. The cabin itself is a jewel inside with lots of lovely well thought out features connecting you to its surrounding area, although compact there is loads of cleverly planned space for storage.We watched the sun rise every morning with a cup of tea from our camping stove then headed over to the shower block to get ready for the day ahead. There are lots of sanitising posts for you to wash your hands before entering the area. WCs were always well stocked with loo paper and are regularly cleaned as are the showers. After a day’s hike around the coastline and beautiful landscapes we would then navigate our way back to the campsite via the pub for a cheeky half ; )For two nights we cooked dinner on the fire pit / BBQ with a glass of wine just in time to watch the sunset behind the hill and listen to the waves rolling in (total bliss) After the last logs of the evening had burnt out we then retired to the cabin and got cosy in the super comfy bed to read our books and finish the last of the wine. We turned the camping lights out and lay back to look up through the glass roof above us and let our eyes adjust to the dark. We watch the most magnificent mesmerising star constellations appear before us, real fodder for your dreams.The third day the weather got a little more wild, so we put on our water proofs and went walking around Morthoe, a recommendation by Mike one of the camp site owners. Again we saw some breath taking landscapes and wildlife made all the more dramatic with the weather closing in . On our way home we picked up some fish and chips and sat in the cabin looking out of our window watching the storm roll in and the surfers run towards it.We had a great time and fully feel like the reset button had been pressed , which is exactly what was wanted from our break. Mike and John are legends and are always around, happy to help with anything you might need.Fully recommended we will be back x : )
Sam Wynne avatarSam Wynne
a year ago
Great family campsite, 5 minute walk from the beach, with plenty of close amenities.No power available for hook up to caravans but doesn't really affect the holiday as they let you charge you phones and battery packs in the office, and also let you freeze your cool packs on the freezer 👌Separate showers and toilets on site with sinks available to wash up.
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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.

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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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