Start Bay Caravan Club Site (REF : SRB)

Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2SE

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  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Start Bay Club Site is situated on a long and gently sloping meadow, surrounded by attractively well-kept shrubs and trees for an added sense of privacy. This perfect countryside location is a mere three quarters of a mile away from the sea, making it an excellent destination for those craving a classic summer holiday. Bird enthusiasts will not be disappointed when visiting the caravan park as it's within easy reach of the local bird sanctuary at Slapton Ley. If sailing is your passion, you can conveniently moor at East Portlemouth to explore the marvellous harbours and creeks of this lovely coastal area.

The beach near Start Bay Club Site offers excellent sea fishing - keen anglers are advised to bring along their tackle to make the best of their getaway. The Start Bay Inn is a short walk away and locally renowned for its excellent fresh fish and chips. Just a few steps from the pub, the charming Seabreeze Cafe, located on the beachfront, serves delicious cakes, coffee and light lunches. The caravan park is also conveniently placed for the interesting excursions around the historic town of Kingsbridge, which is renowned for its excellent food, attractive buildings and an old-world charm. The picturesque coastal towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe are both nearby and also offer great dining and shopping options. If you fancy a change of scene, the bustling city of Plymouth can be reached by bus. The city has some great maritime features and boasts the fantastic National Marine Aquarium, full of weird and wonderful sea creatures.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:
Good walking routes are the coastal path and bridleway about 0.75 miles from the site.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Morrisons and Tesco in Kingsbridge, about 6 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Turn left off the A38 (Exeter - Plymouth) onto the A384 (signposted Dartington, Totnes, Kingsbridge). In Totnes turn right onto the A381. In about 10 miles at the Stumpy Post Cross roundabout, turn right (signposted Kingsbridge). In 2 miles at Palegate Cross roundabout turn left towards Kingsbridge. In 1 mile turn right (signposted Dartmouth, Kingsbridge town centre). In the town centre follow signs to Dartmouth on the A379. The site is on the left in about 6 miles (0.25 miles past Stokenham). The road narrows between Kingsbridge and the site. Please Note: do not turn into lane to Stokenham, the site entrance is directly on the main A379 road. No parking available between A38 (Buckfastleigh) and site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TQ7 2SE
GPS:
Lat 50.27213 / Lon -3.665011
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OS field ref:
SX814427
OS map ref:
202
Handbook map ref:
E1

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Dartmouth Plymouth
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Dartmouth, Brixham and Salcombe
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (30 miles)

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Small and Friendly

Lovely small site with very friendly, helpful wardens. Shower block always clean and the whole site was very well maintained. Walks to beach, pubs and bus stop all accessible. Very peaceful and good views of the countryside. Would definitely return.

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Fantastic site

It was our 4th visit here. In 2008 and 2009 with our caravan and 2018 and this year with our campervan. Can’t recommend this site high enough. Always very friendly staff, beautiful quiet site. Very clean and a great location. Can not falter it for anything. Definitely coming back again.

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A Fantastic Site

Had a part seasonal pitch from March to May. This was our first experience of a seasonal pitch and really enjoyed using our caravan most weekends. This is a fantastic site, very clean and well maintained. Wardens Tina & Chris were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. As we had a seasonal pitch they advised us of the best pitch on the site! The site is situated in a lovely area with Slapton Sands being a 20 minute walk. Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Salcombe are all worth a visit as well as having a boat trip on the River Dart. The road between Kingsbridge and the site is very narrow in places but this is the best road to take. Would certainly recommend this site, a fantastic well maintained and immaculate site.

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Another great visit!

This was our second visit to Start Bay and will not be our last! A warm welcome from the site staff as always. The site is quite small which we like and the pitches are well spaced out. We took the bus to Kingsbridge (dog friendly) and had a lovely walk around the town despite the rain. There is a great little dog friendly cafe called The Pantry. The local farm shop is a delight, the cake was very good! (Carrot and Red Velvet). The beach at Torcross is lovely for a walk and spot of fishing (we caught a mackerel for dinner!) All in all everything at this site is great and well kept. I look forward to many more visits.
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6 friends have just spent 10 glorious days enjoying this fabulous site, great location to enjoy the picturesque coastal towns offering great pubs and restaurants in the area, only a short walk to the coast. The wardens Tina and Chris always there to give everyone such a very warm and friendly welcome who go above and beyond to ensure that all their guests have the best possible experience. The site is immaculate, equally the facilities are kept spotlessly clean at all times. A fantastic farm shop and café just a short walk away where you can enjoy delicious freshly prepared food, teas and coffees and a recently built micro brewery. Shop is extremely well stocked with fresh local produce, mini garden centre and craft shops. Do not miss the Start Bay Inn where there will be a menu option to be served with their famous jumbo cod and chips. We will look forward to our next visit. THANKYOU for a memorable stay Andrea and Tony Jarvis PS - it has taken me 3 days to locate on the website how to write this review!!!

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01548 580430