Willingcott Caravan Club Site

Woolacombe, Devon, EX34 7HN

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families

Why stay here ...

Willingcott Club Site is a spacious site divided into separate areas by Devon Banks. The caravan park is both quiet and peaceful out of peak season yet offers a vibrant family site at other times of the year. Glimpses of Lundy Island can be seen across the water which makes for a captivating sight.

If you are looking for an active break, the Willingcott Club Site also boasts direct access for cyclists to the National Cycle Network route 27 and North Devon Cycle Network. You can enjoy surfing at nearby Woolacombe, which is known as one of the best blue flag beaches in the country. For golfing enthusiasts, Woolacombe & Mortehoe which is 2 miles from the caravan site. The site is only a mile from Borough Farm, home to the Channel Five series 'Mist Sheepdog Tales'. This is a great day out and the whole family can enjoy the falconry and sheepdog display which stars 'Mist' the sheepdog. If you are a bird watcher, Braunton Burrow is just seven miles away and for fishing you can enjoy nearby Blakewell Fisheries and Slade Lakes. With miles of coastal footpaths for hardy walkers and dog owners, this holiday getaway offers something special for everyone.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

Why not walk from the site along the old railway line to Ilfracombe, or along the coast path? The Tarka Trail starts at Braunton, and Exmoor National Park offers stunning landscapes, wilderness and possible glimpses of wild red deer and native Exmoor ponies.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Tesco Extra in Ilfracombe, about 3 miles from the site. There is access for motorhomes.

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Directions

From the east, leave the M5 at junction 27. Follow signposts for Barnstaple via North Devon link road (A361); continue around Barnstaple ring road and follow signposts for Ilfacombe to Mullacott Cross; at Mullacott Cross roundabout turn left onto B3343 (signposted Woolacombe); in 1.5 miles at Turnpike Cross turn left into narrow road (signposted Croyde, Georgeham). Site is on the right in 0.5 miles. Note: approach from South on B3231 not recommended. Please note traffic congestion in Braunton. Please do not use sat nav.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EX34 7HN
GPS:
Lat 51.16961 / Lon -4.16798
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SS484434
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
D3

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Willingcott Caravan Club Site
This was a nice site, but a bit in the middle of nowhere. Woolacombe can only be reached down a narrow, very steep and very busy main road…. not to be contemplated on a bike (not even an ebike), and a very unpleasant walk (no pavements / verges). The bus is by far the best option, The cycle ride to Ilfracombe is much nicer - basically a traffic-free 4+ mile freewheel downhill on an old railway track. It’s a bit of a slog on the way back, though…. especially the first half mile or so climbing out of Ilfracome, which is VERY steep (put too much pressure on in low gear and your front wheel lifts off the ground 😳). The claim about “glimpses of Lundy” seems very far-fetched indeed - we couldn’t see the sea from anywhere on this site.

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Nice Site, Terrible Weather

Willingcott Caravan Club Site
We stayed here for 2 nights late in June, arriving just after 4pm on the first day after a nightmare journey taking over 6 hours due to the closure of the M5 earlier in the day. As we were late, there weren’t many pitches left to choose from, so we had to take a grass pitch by a service point, which was quite uneven and we still couldn’t get level on the top section of the ramp. After setting up, I went off to explore a little with my dog, while my other half had a bit of a rest after a tough journey. We found the Fortescue arms about a 10 minute walk down the path, which runs off the site (turn right onto the path as you exit through the locked gate). I didn’t go inside, so can’t comment on it. There is another pub nearby, the New Inn, which can be reached down the country lanes. Again, we didn’t walk there as the lanes are very narrow and traffic relatively busy. On the Saturday night, the fish & chip van was on site. I can honestly say, some of the best fish & chips I’ve had in a while. Can recommend it. It’s all freshly cooked as you stand in the queue, so expect a bit of a wait. Overnight, we had horrendous weather, strong winds and torrential rain. I almost felt the motorhome sinking on the chocks as the ground became more sodden. The next morning, the weather was still quite windy with heavy showers. We set off to take the walk down into Woolacoombe but within 5 minutes, we were drenched and not happy to walk along the road with our dog. As it was Sunday and no bus service, we phoned a local taxi firm, who picked us up from the site within 10 minutes and took us into Woolacombe. The beach is massive and is dog friendly off to the left hand side of the little river that flows down onto the beach. Plenty of shops, cafes and bars in town. The shower and toilet block is large and clean, although a little disappointed that the whole block is closed for cleaning for 2 hours from 10am to 12noon, so gets busy in the morning, as everyone is trying to get there before it closes at 10. There is also no dog walk on site.

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Reviewed on 14/07/2021 21:53

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Willingcott Caravan Club Site
This is a well kept site we were there in June and it was very busy which maybe the wardens are not used to at that time of year . The main issue I have is mainly Motorhomes leaving before dawn and I mean just after 4am , at least 4 out of our 7 nights was disturbed by this, are they leaving to get a front row on the beach who knows!. 1 was a caravan must have slammed there car door about 6 times . Then a seasonal pitch family turned up at about 10pm and put an awning up . Come on CAMC sort this out it’s not just about Motorhomes.

Bob526

Reviewed on 09/07/2021 20:54

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Willingcott Caravan Club Site
Booked here as we couldn’t do our normal trip to France and Spain…..good old British weather and we sat in rain. two days dry out of six so decided to leave two days early , and surprisingly the site called us on way home to find out why we left and we were refunded one of our nights (did not expect that) ……..site as you would expect very clean wardens lovely and helpful …if you want a trip to woolacombe be wary of the car park charge at £8.00 ok if you are staying the day but steep if you want to only stay an hour….quite a drive to the nearest supermarket to , that said nice location and easy access …..thank you willingcott 😊

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Reviewed on 08/07/2021 21:59

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Willingcott Caravan Club Site
As expected the site is of usual high standards, with very friendly staff who gave us a cheery welcome, which is always nice. Nice level pitch on hard standing was a bonus. Sadly the cycling was not as expected and I would say dangerous if you cycle to Woolacombe. It’s on a very busy road and on a very steep hill, about 4.5 miles to the beach. Our electric bikes struggled. The cycle to Ilfracombe is better and very pretty along the old railway track which is tarmac, and as it’s off road quite safe, but again steep. We have found this to be a problem with how the club promotes sites with regard to cycle routes.

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Reviewed on 25/06/2021 08:55

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01271 870554

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Site information

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