Willingcott Caravan Club Site (REF : WIL)

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
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • 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.

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
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OS field ref:
SS484434
OS map ref:
180
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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It was ok

Stayed here in our Motorhome in May .Disappointed as there was no wifi available ,which you expect on a site like this.Also,there was no real control of children that were using the roadways in the site as a cycle track or skate board circuit.The large shower and toilet block were kept clean an tidy .There was a walk along the old railway line to a local pub.The site was busy when we were there so the pitches felt cramped.Some people were saving pitches until their friends/family arrived so limiting your choice of pitch.Overall,the site needs better policing .Wouldn't stay here again.
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October Break

We wanted a few days away in October in our motorhome and this site was an excellent choice. We are walkers, so, the walk into Ilfracombe along the old railway line was great. Another day we walked the other way on the footpaths to Woolacombe. We also had great weather once the early morning mist cleared.
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Great stay at beautiful site.

Lovely site with plenty of grassed space around generous shingle hardstanding pitches. Best facilities block at any Club Site seen so far and immaculately kept. Very helpful staff. We stayed for 3 nights in early October and the site way quite empty and very quiet. We are a retired couple with a motorhome and this was our first visit to the area. We like to be able to walk to places, take a bus or use our bikes. There is a cycle/footpath through a gate (key provided) and to the right would take you downhill to Ilfracombe, around 4 miles away. To the left on the path is a short walk till you reach roads. We didn’t cycle very far in either direction but the path is good. We took a 31 bus to Ilfracombe which we caught by walking on the cycle path to the right till we reached the road, turned left round a corner then crossed the road and waited on a short length of raised pavement about 50 yards right of the Fortesque Arms car park. On the way back we stayed on the bus as it went through Mortehoe and Woolacombe so we got a tour of the area for no extra charge. The second day we caught a 303 bus to Barnstaple from the same place, an interesting trip down very narrow lanes in places but a pretty drive. As the roads in the area are very narrow it isn’t safe to walk on them really so a car would be an easier way to see places. The wifi was good for email and surfing the web for bus timetables etc. In all we enjoyed our stay on a great site.
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Good location

The road to the site has a narrow bend at the beginning but opens up 100 yards in. The site is level with a good mix of hard standing and grass pitches but level. We stayed at the lower end of the site away from the play area as we have teenage children. The pitches are of good size and most have an open area at the back which we used for table and chairs in the good weather. The site is close to Putborough beach but the roads are very narrow if you take the most direct route. I booked a week of surfing lessons with Nick surfing school at putsborough beach brilliant. The facilities well maintain and clean throughout our stay.
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The Best Place in the World!

We have been visiting Willingcott Site for many years. Probably over 15 visits. We have to visit this place each year (sometimes 4 times) to replenish our batteries in the heart of the most beautiful coastal walks and scenery in the country. Other neighbouring coastal towns (Croyde, Mortehoe, Saunton Sands, Ilfracombe) are easily reached by foot. Our Dogs love every minute too. Not only great coastal walks for the active but also the amazing long beach at Woolacombe, that is Dog friendly all year round and is so big you can enjoy solitude with your pets. Who can swim and run freely further along from the main hub of the beach. To escape the masses, I recommend parking at Marine Drive and dropping straight down onto the beach. The Team/Staff at Willingcott are so lovely and welcome us back like old friends. Facilities always spotless. Quiet and relaxing for all to enjoy. Playpark for the kids to make holiday friends and enjoy the outdoors, ditching the tv or online games. Come here and enjoy! ...… BUT PLEASE LEAVE A PITCH FOR US :)

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