Ilfracombe Caravan Club Site

West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8NE

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Ilfracombe Club Site can be found in an elevated position, three miles inland from Ilfracombe and the North Devon coast. This site has superb scenic views of the north and west coasts as well as inland landscapes towards Dartmoor. It is ideally placed for you to enjoy the soft, sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton Sands and Croyde or the dramatic coastline. Exmoor with over 600 miles of bridleways and footpaths is convenient for walkers and is regularly punctuated with historic sites. Ilfracombe Club Site is also perfectly situated to enjoy boat trips across to Lundy Island.

Small, intimate villages within the near vicinity, each with their own charming churches, will offer you the opportunity to appreciate the local history and the heather rich moorland will inspire you with its tranquillity and beauty. A short walk from the site will allow you to feel as though you have stepped backwards into a previous era - a simpler and gentler world of shy red deer and varied birdlife, splendid coastlines and literary history. Ilfracombe Club Site, with its many facilities and peaceful location, makes for a perfect base to take time out from the bustle of daily life.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

Steps at the lower end of the site lead down to the brook and woodland walk. Please take care as they can be slippery. The South West coast path is also nearby.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco (MH access) and Lidl in Ilfracombe, about 4 miles from the site.

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Directions

Leave the M5 at junction 27 and follow signposts to Barnstaple (A361), North Devon Link road (do not turn off A361 before Barnstaple). At Barnstaple use A361 outer relief road signposted Ilfracombe, Bideford and follow the A361 (signposted Ilfracombe). At Mullacott Cross roundabout turn right onto A3123. In about 1 mile turn right at the caravan sign (signposted West Down). The Site is on the left in 1 mile. Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. Do not tow along any of the minor roads through West Down from A361.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EX34 8NE
GPS:
Lat 51.167091 / Lon -4.12045
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SS518430
OS map ref:
180
Handbook map ref:
E3

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Woolacombe to Barnstaple
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Helpful, pleasant and hard working wardens

The helpful, pleasant and hard working wardens are the best that we have ever come across since we joined the Club over 20 years ago. This lovely site is set in beautiful countryside with pleasant country views. It has more water and waste points than any other CAM club sites that we have visited and they are kept spotlessly clean. There are wonderful beaches within a few miles of the site. For those people who don't mind using their own facilities and want to visit this part of beautiful Devon, I thoroughly recommend this site. We will definitely come back here again.

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Good value, but access not great

Stayed here for a week last month. The friendly wardens have clearly done a lot of work to re-open the site - the grass was well trimmed and everything was tidy. No toilet block or shop but this means the prices are low so it was a cheap week! Most of the pitches slope (some are very steep) so you'll need blocks. Good dog walking area. However...the site is high up and quite exposed so if there's a storm you'll need to make sure your awning is well tied down. Limited public transport and not in walking distance of anything of note. The road down to the nearby village has no paths and some of the locals drive down it really quickly so we didn't risk the walk. Pub had good reviews but limited opening. You'll need to drive to local attractions of which there are many such as Lynton, Infracombe itself and the numerous beaches. The major negative is the approach road - there are minimal passing places which make it awkward even in a car...we were unfortunate enough to encounter the bus which only runs twice a day as we arrived. we had to reverse quite a way back up the lane and into a farmyard and then back into the lane - not great if you are not a confident reverser or don't have a co-pilot to assist!
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Another lovely stay.

We have been using this site for a number of years, several times a year and love it. It has no facilities but it says that if you read about the site. Suits us especially this year with Covid 19. The wardens are lovely, hard working and friendly we have never seen the site so busy for only two wardens. We need to think this site had been left from September 19 until it opened in July 20 so It must have been in a state. The site is in the Devon countryside and in Devon we often have limited bus services, so if you have a MH and do not want to drive it and have no other transport this site may not be for you.
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Great location and great staff

We have spent seven nights in this site. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the location is great to explore North Devon and Somerset (Dunster is less than an hour away). There are no tolilet blocks but a service point is never far away. It also has a dog area where the furry friends can run off lead, and a play area where the kids can do the same! :-) The weather wasn't the best, so we'll go back in a better occasion, and we'll go again to this site!
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A site for a self contained... caravan/ Motorhome

Lovely site. Clean, friendly, good views. If you’re going to miss you’re toilet blocks and site shop...This site is not for you. So don’t complain when you get there. We will go back again and again. Thanks to the Leeches (site wardens), for being so friendly and helpful. Great local shop and a choice of beaches 10-15 mins away.

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01271 862848

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.
 
Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.