Start Bay Club Campsite

Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2SE

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

Start Bay Club Campsite 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 Campsite 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.

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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
Plan a route to this site
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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Good for families

Good site, but small pitches and dated shower blocks

Start Bay Club Campsite
As the title really, the site is small and there is one shower and toilet block which could do with some updating but it was clean and the showers were hot. There are a few towns nearby to visit but the beach which is 15mins walk away is all shingle so no sandcastles. The staff are friendly, the only real problem was the road in, I chose one that looked quite big on Google Maps but ended up being caught in battles with buses and very narrow streets which is hard work when towing.

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Trailertenter

Reviewed on 13/08/2022 21:01

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Good for families

nice site but difficult roads

Start Bay Club Campsite
we stayed for three weeks and although the site was ok we found the roads from Kingsbridge very difficult. The site itself was very noisy due to the almost constant use of grass cutters and hedge cutters. We appreciate that the site must be maintained however the noise of the machinery every day was very intrusive. We found one warden in particular to be quite officious although the others were friendly. A lot of road noise. Lovely area to visit but we won't be returning to this site in the future.

Craftawebb

Reviewed on 10/08/2022 14:00

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Good for families

Lovely quiet site

Start Bay Club Campsite
We are currently on this lovely site for 10 days The site is quiet small so appears busy but there are pitches tucked away in the corners if you want them The beach is a short walk away if you want it with shops a short distance away as well Few points to note for some Small site compared to others basic amenities so if your looking for serviced pitches and bells and whistles this aint the site for you The road in can be tricky and a novice tower will struggle I've driven artics for years its tight but do able Some of the pitches ain't level bring your blocks If your a TV lover you will just about get basic TV If your looking for peace and quiet and a place to route this lovely part of Devon this is the place

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Reviewed on 08/08/2022 10:37

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Good for families

Good site if you like peace and quiet

Start Bay Club Campsite
This is a fairly limited site with lovely views and a 15/20 min walk to the beach. The shower facilities are basic but spotlessly clean. I took my kids but wouldn’t go back with them as there is very little to do and no open space for ball games etc. there is a very small basic park for very small children. There is a pub a short distance away and although the food is good the prices are very, very high. A cheaper, more traditional pub, can be found in Start Bay and I highly recommend this place for service and price. As with a lot of these sites the shop is very basic with little provision. I may sound like I’m being picky but I feel the need to as I paid , I think, too much for the stay compared to other sites I have been to this summer that have offered a lot more. With the cost of living being so critical now the value of a stay is dissected more. One thing I will say is I cannot understand the issues some people have with the road getting to the site. It is not the highway from hell or anything like it!! It’s a normal road in Devon, it’s not even a country lane! There are plenty of stopping spaces and most speed limits are 30/40mph. Buses, lorries, vans etc all make it through very easily. Just take it slow and allow plenty of space when travelling behind people. The directions on the site on how to get there are perfect and there was no issue at all, even in heavy traffic that we experienced. Do not worry about the road.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 04/08/2022 07:12

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Very nice site

Start Bay Club Campsite
Great facilities. Cream tea in a bag available on site, very good. Quiet despite site being nearly full. Excellent fish and chips at Start bay inn. Roads around very busy, narrow and steep for cycling. Hilly for running. Nice paths around Slapton Ley. The road to tow in from Kingsbridge isn’t good but done it a couple of times now with small caravan behind Rangerover without a problem.

ERIBAPUCKL

Reviewed on 03/08/2022 05:52

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Telephone:
01548 580430

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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