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.

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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:
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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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First time visit - nice site

A nice site with very friendly and helpful wardens. The site is on the A379 but I have driven on wider B roads. Access with a big unit could be problematic from Kingsbridge onwards as buses (and caravan leavers from site) will be encountered. There are two villages where a 20mph speed limit is in place - for very good reasons as they both have very narrow sections of road. Just drive to the speed limit and you'll probably be ok. I had one motorhome encounter in my (unhitched) VW T5 that was very tight - I was in the hedge on my left ..and there was no way of seeing what was coming at that point. COVID restrictions were generally well managed (this site uses the 'band on the board' management system) with 3 slots for the men's and ladies. Generally, 8-10 am use of facilities required a long wait but access later in the day for showers etc was OK. Site is well laid out but the 'gently sloping meadow' mention in the CAMC site description doesn't give the full picture.. you will need stacker blocks to secure your caravan in the RH field and possibly ramps to level your unit. The site is well located for the beach and Torcross is a nice place to be. I can also recommend the garden centre just up the road which has a Tap Room, good food shop and good food.

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Not a dog walk!

Beautiful site, wardens a dream but I really wish CMC would stop calling a 6' space a dog walk!! We expect a site with "dog walk on site" as a facility to actually have one. One of our dogs is injured and unable to run on the pebbly Slapton Sands. We looked for a field/grassy area but found only a little patch just on the edge of the permissive path.... no secure area to run around at all. Very disappointed.

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Lovely part of Devon

First visit to a C&MC club site and met our expectations. Friendly welcome (big opening day post-Covid-19 campsite closures). Good facilities. Easy walk or cycle down to Torcross / Slapton. Some road noise from our pitch.
Motorhomer from Devon

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Our 9th straight year!

We stayed on this wonderful site from the 4th to the 11th of July, which just so happened to coincide with the reopening of sites after lockdown. We really were in two minds whether to go, but we neednt have worried. The site looks the best it has in all the years (9 straight) that we have been coming here thanks to the hard work of the lovely wardens Gerry and Martin, ably assisted by their assistants. Yes, there are sensible restrictions around toilets and showers, but not overly so, and the ques are never longer than a few minutes.The ambience of the site is no different from previous years, albeit members rightly keep a little more distance.The approach from Kingsbridge has some narrow spots, but nothing to worry a confident tower, dont listen to all the scaremongers, it just takes a little more care and patience. The nearby farm shop has wonderful local produce, and the small brewery behind it is even better. Dont miss out on the wonderful pizzas. The beach at Torcross is a short 20min walk, is dog friendly, and it is just about impossible for you to not find your own quiet spot. Try the Fish and Chips from The Start Bay Inn. I cannot reccomend this site highly enough.

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Sorry, long overdue review........Very helpful warden

Thankyou so much for the warden who took my partner to pick up his phone that he left on a wall in Dartmouth in July. He was very kind and helpful. We love this site/area and it makes it a much nicer experience when the wardens are not 'jobsworth'

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Telephone:
01548 580430

Site information

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.
 
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