Start Bay Caravan Club Site

Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2SE

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Ideal for ...

  • 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

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

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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)
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Start Bay Caravan Club Site
Sometimes you come across Wardens who go the extra mile to make your stay smooth and enjoyable. This was our experience here, and would like to thank Martin, Gerry, Trevor and Judy for their dedication and professionalism . As well as keeping the site immaculate they were always around with a cheery smile and tips on places to visit which you wouldn't ordinarily have heard of, or come across. Well done .

Dave80

Reviewed on 18/10/2021 21:11

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Excellent site staff

Start Bay Caravan Club Site
We have stayed on this site many times and love the location. This visit was unique as we had a medical emergency with our dog who had major surgery whilst we were there. The friendly site staff were very supportive and helped us to manage our booking when we were uncertain about how long we needed to stay. This was The Club at its best with the staff not just looking after the site and facilities superbly but also looking after those staying there.

MandCCumbria

Reviewed on 04/10/2021 11:27

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A good site but busy, busy!

Start Bay Caravan Club Site
We visited Start Bay in a 7.2mtr motorhome. The drive from Kingsbridge to the site was a bit of a challenge but would have been worse coming from Dartmouth! The site itself is kept immaculate by the very friendly wardens, however we found it quite a busy site partly, I suspect, due to it’s compact nature. There was a fair bit of road noise especially for the pitches close to the entrance. We also had 2 days of fence posts being hammered in, in the field above the site followed by a day of duelling chain saws in the woods behind! Can’t be helped; the work had to done but it didn’t make for a peaceful stay. The site has a small dog area which has a track leading from it to the excellent Stokeley Farm Shop and Cafe, (10mins), and down the hill to Torcross, (20mins). Torcross has a shingle beach, the excellent Start Bay Inn and a cafe/take away. The bus stop for Dartmouth is also there and is advised; especially for motorhomers! All in all, we enjoyed our stay but if returning to the area might look at other sites first due mainly to the access roads to and from. We actually left at 7am in order to avoid the morning traffic which was a good plan but I hope we didn’t disturb our neighbours!

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Reviewed on 20/09/2021 18:06

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Lovely place apart from the barking

Start Bay Caravan Club Site
This was our second visit to Start Bay, it is a wonderful place for walking and cycling (apart from the hills, narrow lanes and traffic). The only thing that spoilt it was barking dogs, which is common to all sites nowadays. If you don't mind being woken up at 06:00 and stay away from the site all day it is not a problem.

Blackheart

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 10:42

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Start Bay Caravan Club Site
We have been going to this sight for several years. As alway the wardens were really friendly, no complaints there. The facilities now are very outdated and in desperate need of refurbishment, although still being serviceable. We love the area and despite the last leg of the journey being quite stressful we will doubtless go to this site again. The only query we do have is as to why some caravans and motor homes were allowed to pitch the other way around , I.e. facing inwards , instead of the way the club has always insisted that the jockey wheel/bonnet be facing outwards. We were on the left side , so obviously didn’t get the evening sun but there were others who did !! Despite this we had a good time and will return.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2021 19:55

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01548 580430

Site information

Please Note: Essential repairs to fencing on site will start on Wednesday 27 October 2021.

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.