Start Bay Club Campsite

Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2SE

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Ideal for ...

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

Why stay here ...

£5 OFF Summer Getaways - Save £5 per night on summer getaways when you book a stay for seven nights or more between 1 July and 1 September 2024. Book by 30 June at least 21 days in advance of arrival (discount will automatically be applied in your basket at checkout). Find out more at camc.com/summergetaways.

LOW 10% refundable deposit plus FREE cancellations and FREE amendments*

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. The 3-mile long Slapton Sands beach is just a short distance from the site, and for bird enthusiasts the local bird sanctuary at Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve is also within easy reach. 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 campsite is also conveniently placed for 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.

Additional ways to stay:

Seasonal pitches - rent one of our pitches on a long term basis. Visit camc.com/seasonals.

To contact the campsite directly, please call 01548 580430.

Nearest alternative campsites: Hillhead Club Campsite, Modbury Club Campsite, Ramslade Club Campsite and Steamer Quay Club Campsite.

*Book any UK Club campsite with a 10% fully refundable deposit (minimum £20) plus FREE cancellations and FREE amendments up to 21 days before arrival. Applies to any non-promotional booking.

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

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Nearby

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

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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)
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Nice peaceful site

Start Bay Club Campsite
Lovely welcome as you arrive. Wardens are friendly and informative. We enjoyed the peace here, although you can hear the road. There is a small play area for children. Nice manageable walk to the beach along the main road. Farm shop is nearby and quite reasonable, the start bay inn is over priced two of us £45 for fish and chips and a pot of tea. There is a walk to the church house, but did not eat there.

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Reviewed on 31/05/2024 14:44

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Warm and friendly welcome

Start Bay Club Campsite

This was my first ever campsite with a new van ... the aim being to check out the van and see what I needed to get. The welcome on arrival was second to none including helping me clean the van which had got covered in mud from some country lanes (tip 1 ... follow the recommended route rather than the satnav!). As I was there for the last 2 days of the season I kind of expected the facilities to be a little tired and the staff "jaded" and looking forward to a break ... quite the reverse was true with the facilities and welcome like they had just opened at the beginning of the season! I'm be quite happe to return to this site.

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Reviewed on 09/11/2023 15:02

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Wonderful site

Start Bay Club Campsite
This was our first ever camping trip in our motorhome, and we’re glad we chose here. The site was immaculately clean, as were the toilets and shower areas. It is well connected with a short walk to the sea or a trip into Kingsbridge. We will definitely be returning as lots of other happy campers do when we spoke to them. Well done and thank you for welcoming us so well.

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Reviewed on 11/10/2023 16:15

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Nice Site - Pitches a bit small

Start Bay Club Campsite
The approach to the site for me in a small motor home was fine, a few pinch points but OK. The wardens were friendly enough, and were happy for me to move pitches to be closer to my friend. I found the pitches to be quite small, learning in mind that I had a VW type motorhome, an awning and a car, we were had pushed to get onto the pitch. I don't know how a larger caravan and awning would cope with a car to park. I encroached on the grass next to me by 3 ft as we erected the awning in biblical rain and made an error in sizing - we were made to move it, the van and the car at 4pm in the afternoon even though we explained it would be gone the next morning....... rules are rules I did request a pitch near to the toilet block as I was on my own for some of the holiday and don't like going to the loo in the middle of the night, apparently the pitches had already been taken, although I did see that they were offered to other people after I had arrived. The site is on a slope so midnight loo visits were made all the harder when you are half awake. The toilets and showers are clean, I was not however a fan of the curtains over the basin and the basins do not drain away at all. My friends made the visit enjoyable and we loved walking to the farm shop, Torcross Bay and going into the local towns but I would not return to the site.

Taniah

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Reviewed on 25/09/2023 16:54

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Start Bay Club Campsite
Our 3rd camc site since we started caravanning in May and found the £50.10 per night fee pricey for the pitch we were allocated. Some of the pitches were smaller than others. We have a twin axle and booked a hard standing with electric and awning but we seemed to have been allocated one of the smaller pitches and it was not big enough. The pitch was only wide enough for the van and awning then the car was supposed to be parked in front of the A frame but ours didn’t fit and was partly on the road. We ended up having to park the car in the car park which wasn’t very convenient. It is a busy and popular site and we found the site to be well maintained and the wardens friendly. The shower block was clean and well looked after. It was reasonably quiet considering how full it was. The road the site is on, A379, is not for the faint hearted as it goes narrow in a lot of places. Definitely need to follow the site’s final approach directions to it. Thankfully we did and had no issues but other people we spoke to, followed sat nav and had no end of trouble. The dog walk was very short and led to the busy main road with no secure gate so need to keep dogs on leads. We liked the farm shop next door though a bit pricey- hubby loved the beer as it’s a micro brewery and is a short walk from the site. We also liked walking to Torcross to the beach- lovely coffee shop which was dog friendly. We found the Start Bay Inn food to be pricey and nothing special but was in a lovely spot for a drink. Sadly 4 days into the holiday I took poorly. We had to get home quickly as I needed emergency eye surgery for a detached retina so we left the caravan on the pitch. My husband had to travel back down (from Northumberland)a couple of days after my op to collect the caravan. Disappointingly we were charged a £110 early cancellation fee as we didn’t give them 3 days notice only 2. Considering we had paid over £700 for a 2 week stay and hadn’t left by choice we were a bit gutted. We did appeal but to no avail. All in all not one of our better holidays

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Reviewed on 07/09/2023 15:46

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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.

Please note that we are currently upgrading onsite Wi-Fi across our UK Club campsites. For a short period of time there may be limitations to the Wi-Fi service provided and a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot only. Please see camc.com/wifi for further information.

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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