Top 5 Holiday Parks in North Devon
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North Devon and its nearby surrounding areas has for good reason long been a popular tourist destination in the UK. Perfect for walkers, tourers, cyclists and paddleboard enthusiasts’ wishing to explore its many miles of rugged coastline, broken only by long stretches of golden sand or pebbled beaches. There’s traditional harbour side villages and towns and away from the coast its acres of rolling green hills, established woodlands, old market towns and trickling rivers to estuaries that eventually re-join to meet the sea.
Whether it’s a long family hike, a day spent cycling along the Tarka Trail or hours spent in the surf, there are some great holiday parks by the sea in Devon. You can be rest assured that at the end of it all there is always something refreshing and tasty to eat and drink, from freshly made fudge, locally made clotted cream topped ice-cream, locally caught and prepared fish and chips all washed down with a local fine ale.
Luckily with so much to do here there are many fine family holiday parks in Devon to stay in and here we have included what we feel are the top five in and around North Devon. If you want to view the latest offers, click here for the best last minute caravan holiday deals in Devon.
Croyde, North Devon
Ruda Holiday Park is a family and pet friendly Holiday Park in Devon with an enviable beachside location which benefits from perfect sea views over the stunning Croyde Beach. This beach is a mecca for surfers due to its perfect ‘A’ frame barrels especially at low tide. However this beautiful sandy beach has much more than good waves to keep everyone entertained. There’s beach volley ball, sand dunes and rock pools to explore the local wildlife, safe bathing area’s to body board, belly board and swim in and the South West Coastal Path to head off in either direction if you fancy gorgeous coastal walks with breath taking scenery.
There are a variety of stay options to choose from including pet friendly and accessible accommodation with touring and camping pitches, glamping, caravan holiday homes and luxury lodges with hot tubs. They even have holiday cottages to suit larger groups.
There’s lots to do here with the big draw being the indoor heated pool complete with a 230ft waterslide. The adventure playground, tennis courts, soft play area, an amusement arcade and wild life nature trail to name a few. A convenience store selling all you need to cook yourself a fine family meal, however if you would prefer to eat out, they have a takeaway serving the family favourites such as fish and chips to go. Head off to the bar and restaurant for a tasty meal, refreshing drinks and an evening of entertainment. Or maybe The Coast Bar serving amazing Italian dishes.
Due to its location, Ruda Holiday Park even has its own surf shop offering you the opportunity to hire suitable equipment or maybe consider booking yourself some lessons before heading off into the waves at the many nearby beaches such as Saunton, Woolacombe or even Croyde itself.
Why is Ruda Our Top North Devon Holiday Park?
- Beachside location perfect for surfing
- Close to the South West Coastal Path ideal for those who love to explore the North Devon coastline
- Heated indoor swimming pool with waterslide
- Pet friendly accommodation
Ruda Holiday Park
Twitchen House Holiday Park is surrounded by mature woodland walks and not too far a walk away from the award winning Woolacombe Beach in North Devon. This wonderful holiday park benefits from not only its own facilities but also that of those shared across a group of three holiday parks locally. So if its facilities and adventure your looking for, then Twitchen House Holiday Park may well be a great choice offering such things as, swimming pools, water slides, a climbing wall, an adventure golf course and for those who enjoy being closer to nature, a bookable fire lighting course with hot chocolate and marshmallows. With much, much more such as magic shows, bingo, a cinema and a whole entertainments package for both the children and adults alike.
If you enjoy keeping fit whilst away then the outdoor fitness gym is a great place to work out and enjoy the coastal fresh air. Before enjoying refreshing drinks and wonderful meals or tasty snacks in a variety of eateries such as the Bar 51 or the Sail Loft which also hosts evening entertainment. However if you prefer to stay in you, can choose to order freshly prepared pizza’s or the classic fish and chips delivered to your door.
Choose to stay on a serviced pitch benefitting from sea views or treat yourself to a choice of caravan holiday homes offering a range of facilities such as private hot tubs, wheelchair adapted caravans and those which are dog friendly.
Should you ever feel the need to leave this amazing holiday park and we really suggest you do, then take a wonderful walk down to the stunning Woolacombe Beach (along the old donkey path) where the kids can enjoy hours of rock pooling, sand castle building whilst the parents sit back and relax or maybe book themselves in for a surfing lesson. A little further afield, take a coastal walk with amazing picturesque views and incredible wildlife to spot from the land, sky and the water. Or for more wild family adventures then take a drive to the nearby Wildlife & Dinosaur Park or maybe the Milky Way.
Why is Twitchen in Our Top 5 North devon Holiday Parks?
- Indoor and outdoor heated pool with slides and flumes
- Outdoor play areas for the children
- Camping/ touring pitches and pet friendly and accessible holiday homes to choose from
- Use of two other holiday parks facilities
- Probably the prettiest large holiday park in a stunning location, easy walk down to Combesgate Beach!
Twitchen House Holiday Park
Croyde, North Devon
Croyde Bay Holiday Resort has a most wonderful location of being just a few sandy steps behind the dunes of the stunning Croyde Beach, famous for its perfectly consistent Atlantic waves on its day. However if surfing’s not your thing then don’t worry the South West Coastal Path heads off to the north around Baggy Point which offers a gentle family walk with both countryside and far reaching picturesque sea views. There’s plenty of rock pools for the children to explore at low tide and the sand is fine and golden ideal for building sand castles in the sun.
There is a choice of accommodation from hotel style rooms including accessible and family sized options. Mini suites including cooking facilities and outdoor patio areas, cottages including your own kitchen and outdoor area. Or maybe a beachside lodge including a decking area to enjoy a hearty meal as the sun goes down after another busy day spent surfing. If you do want to bring along your four legged friend, then they even have the choice of dog friendly cottages including an enclosed outdoor area.
Onsite, there is lots on offer to encourage all the family to get involved, from large well maintained open areas to enjoy a game of football or maybe a game of rounder’s. There’s a crazy golf course, children’s playground, outdoor table tennis, outdoor chess and much more. If you prefer calmer waters than the Atlantic Ocean, then head off to the heated pool or Jacuzzi. Work up a sweat in the gym or relax in the sauna. If you do decide to give surfing a go whilst you’re here, then you can hire surfboards and wetsuits or even book yourself a lesson at the onsite surf shop.
When the sun does set the action doesn’t stop there as this wonderful resort has a wide range of evening entertainment throughout the summer from magicians to live music. Enjoy relaxing drinks with friends at the Dune and maybe a fine family meal at the Bay Restaurant. If you do prefer to cook your own foods whilst away they have an onsite shop selling the essentials with the local village of Braunton not to far away offering a choice of local and national food stores.
Why is Croyde Bay Holiday Resort in Our Top 5?
- Surf shop onsite
- Varied accommodation choices including dog friendly accommodation with enclosed outdoor areas
- Coastal location ideal for surfing and coastal walks
- Swimming pool, outdoor playing areas and open spaces
Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
Woolacombe, North Devon
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park sits within the rolling green hills high above Woolacombe Bay, enjoying far reaching sea views beyond the award winning Woolacombe Beach. If you’re heading to Woolacombe this year, be sure to take a look after reading this review as this holiday park is the closest to and is only a 15 minute walk down to the wonderfully maintained beach. Popular with families and surfers, rock pool explorers, sand castle builders and kite flying enthusiasts. There’s enough room on this 3 mile stretch of golden sand for everyone to sit down relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
On your walk down to the beach you will pass through the small traditional holiday seaside village of Woolacombe with its many fine eateries and pubs serving everything from fudge, fish and chips, Devonshire Cream Tea’s to a fine Sri Lankan curry overlooking Barricane Beach Beach. Of course with this area being popular with surfers you will also find plenty of shops selling all things needed at the beach.
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park has a lot to offer including activities such as outdoor and indoor heated pools, Segway trails, zorbing, lakeside paddle boarding, adventure golf, climbing walls and so much more. For those who enjoy keeping fit whilst away from home there’s an outdoor and indoor gym whilst those who just want to relax and unwind consider booking yourself in for a full body spa treatment. The children will be kept smiling and entertained for hours on the outdoor and indoor play areas or maybe they would prefer a trip to the cinema to watch the latest movie or head over to the amusements and play video games in the arcade. With so much on offer I suggest taking a look yourself!
After or even before all the days adventure youre sure to have hungry children and you will be spoilt for choice here with a variety of venues selling freshly prepared pizza’s, coffee to go, hearty breakfasts and freshly caught and cooked meals to eat on decking areas with perfect views. Of course if you prefer to cook for yourself there is an onsite convenience store with a further local supermarket in the village nearby.
Off the park and nearby there is so much to see and do locally from lovely coastal walks with dramatic coastline and countryside views to full on family excitement spent watching sheep racing and rollercoaster riding at either The Big Sheep or The Milky Way. Choose to stay in either a caravan holiday home with choices of sea views, dog friendly and private decking areas. A luxurious holiday lodge complete with its own private hot tub and decking area. Or maybe even an apartment complete with sea views. Whatever you do choose you will be sure to have a memorable holiday that your family will be talking about for years to come.
Why is Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park in our Best North Devon Holiday Parks?
- Indoor and outdoor heated pools.
- Coastal location with stunning sea views
- Award winning beach within walking distance
- Caravan, lodges and apartments accommodation choices
Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park
Tel: 01271 870 221
Westward Ho! North Devon
Beachside Holiday Park has a range of caravan holiday homes and luxury apartments which overlook the open water sea pool and the Atlantic Ocean in the delightful coastal village of Westward Ho! The sea is literally within a hop skip and a jump away, with the centre of the village featuring traditional pubs, local supermarkets, surf shops and of course an amusement arcade only a 5 minute walk away at the very most. The award winning beach is a huge draw for families who return here year after year due to its miles of golden sands, great surf and huge areas of rock pools at low tide to explore. Not only that, but just behind the pebble ridge is an excellent links golf course which will challenge the best of players on its day. Further away you can also enjoy coastal cliff top and estuary walks with your dogs.
Choose from a range of holiday homes to suit your family needs and budget with some being dog friendly and others having their own private terrace and hot tubs which enjoy stunning sea views.
It’s the positioning of this holiday park which sees it added to the top five holiday parks within North Devon. Okay it doesn’t have a whole heap of facilities and entertainment, but it doesn’t need them. Here you can enjoy soothing coastal breezes, perfect uninterrupted sea views and take long walks along the beautiful Westward Ho! Beach backed by the pebble ridge. The village has many different choices for those who love it eat out, whether that be a full English breakfast, a clotted cream tea (cream first of course) a famous Hockings ice cream or indeed a wonderful meal in one of the traditional local pubs. There is often live music being played of an evening on the village green, which overlooks the sea. Whilst the children can play on the play area or head off to the amusement arcade for hours of two penny fun.
Why is Beachside Holiday ParkOne of the Best Holiday Parks in North Devon?
- Coastal location with stunning sea views
- Great value for money holidays right by the sea
- Luxury apartments with hot tubs and sea views
- Walking distance to the centre of the local village
Beachside Holiday Park
Tel: +44 1237 421163