Start Bay Caravan Club Site (REF : SRB)

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:
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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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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Lovely place, fabulous staff, a great stay

Visited in October. Arrived after a traumatic journey to a lovely welcome by the staff. Easy check in, were made to feel really welcome. The site is clean, well looked after and a pleasure to visit. The wardens obviously take a pride in what they do, they are excellent. Well located for beaches and the coast some lovely bike rides in the vicinity. I really disagree with a previous reviewer, we had some of the most wonderful rides around on quiet roads. You can even go to Salcombe via the passenger ferry on a bike in an hour or so along pretty lanes. There are also several pubs and restaurants within easy biking distance too. Thoroughly recommend this place.
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Start Bay

A quiet, peaceful site. Pretty and well maintained. Good facilities with temperature adjustment on the showers. Wardens extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. The road from Kingsbridge is narrow in places but with care is drivable. We will be returning here.
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We love this area but . . . .

Whilst we prefer quieter sites with more generously spaced pitches, we like returning to this site for we love the location. The site is well kept although we feel that the toilet block now needs updating. In the ladies' section, for example, shower water washes across two whilst in the block of four showers, the drain blocks with hair,etc - not very pleasant or hygienic.

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Disappointing stay

We booked for a weekend, intending to do some birdwatching at the nearby nature reserve and took our tandem with us as the site advertises it is ideal for cycling. We were most disappointed when, on asking about cycle routes to be told immediately that the area was not suitable for cycling - as indeed it is not. The site details should be amended to show it is not suitable for cycling. We did not wish to drive anywhere as that defeated the object of a relaxing weekend so we set off on foot to visit the surrounding area. It is a reasonable walk to get to the reserve - not a problem, we are keen walkers - but it is largely uninteresting, along a road. The reserve was a disappointment - not the site's fault, of course - as there were very few birds and the reserve information suggested the variety of birds was only limited. The walk round the reserve was lovely, but it is not a circular walk. The sea walk is along a busy straight walk or on the beach, which has very soft sand so not easy to walk on. Slapton is a pleasant village, but a good long way on foot, and not for easy walkers. Once you have done that, there is really not a lot left to do on foot and you would need to drive to see anything else. We had intended to cycle... The site itself has insufficient showers - in male block, only four plus washing cubicles with curtains. The female block has 6 showers, 6 curtained cubicles and 6 toilets, not enough for the size of the site when busy. It was quite busy when we went, in September. We were not happy with the reception we received. The male staff member was very friendly on our arrival but passed us on to his female colleague, who dealt with us in a very abrupt, not-particularly-friendly or helpful way. On returning to reception to notify which site we were on, my husband was roundly and unpleasantly told off for having driven too fast. My husband is not a fast driver, he may have slightly exceeded the 5 mph limit but did not get above 2nd gear and caused no danger whatsoever. He was spoken to like a child and given a real ticking off. There are ways of speaking to someone if there is cause for complaint without being unpleasant and my husband was shocked by her manner. It adversely affected our whole stay and would deter us from booking this site again.
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01548 580430