Easy to access, Tarka Trail Camping is perfect for exploring the stunning coast and countryside of North Devon.
Situated between the famous beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! our camp is the ideal base for Surfers and Beach Lovers.
5 miles from the historic town of Bideford and 5 miles from the ancient market town of Barnstaple, with Instow, Westleigh & Fremington within walking distance in between.
Inspired by the route travelled by Tarka the Otter in the famous novel by Henry Williamson, the Tarka Trail between Braunton and Meeth is a section of flat, tarmacked, unused railway which provides 30 miles of traffic free cycling – the longest stretch in the UK.
For more information, maps and routes visit: tarkatrail.org.uk
North Devon’s beaches are some of the largest, unspoilt and memorable in the UK and are included in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From Blue Flag beaches Westward Ho! and Woolacombe, to surfing haven Croyde and Saunton, there are numerous beautiful beaches to enjoy nearby.
The small coastal village of Instow offers a golden beach for sandcastle building and provides an array of great bars and restaurants, with views across the River Taw to the picturesque village of Appledore. Indeed why not hop aboard the local Instow to Appledore Ferry which runs daily?
Check the time table here: appledoreinstowferry.com
Perfect for enthusiastic bird watchers, this area of saltmarsh and intertidal mudflats on the Taw & Torridge estuary has become an important haven for ducks (such as teal) and waders including curlew, greenshank and dunlin.
For more information visit: www.rspb.org.uk
Once a thriving port for exporting clay to Europe for production of fine quality porcelain and china, today, a restored Fremington Quay & Heritage centre stands on the historic site. Incorporating a café, bike hire centre and extensive picnic and play area, stop for a coffee or bite to eat and enjoy views across the estuary and beyond.
The beautiful gardens of RHS Rosemoor are a short drive from Tarka Trail Camping, near the historic market town of Great Torrington. Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect, and has lots of events and shows planned throughout the year.
For more information or to book your visit, go to:: www.rhs.org.uk
Britain’s third largest port in the 16th Century, Bideford is now a picturesque maritime shopping centre also known as ‘The Little White Town’. Visit the historic pannier market, antique shops, boutiques and cafes and pop in to the Burton Art Gallery and adjacent Victoria Park. From the Quay, catch the Oldenburg Ferry to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel, about 12 miles out to sea.
Seaside village Westward Ho! boasts a beautiful Blue Flag beach and is lifeguarded by the RNLI at both ends. Situated at the south end of Northam Burrows and facing in towards Bideford Bay, the views out to Saunton Sands, Braunton and the Atlantic Ocean beyond are breath taking. There is plenty to entertain the family with Amusement Arcades, Go Karts and The Royal North Devon Golf Club.
The North Devon Biosphere is a place where people and nature come together in our world-class environment of dunes, grassland and moors, towns and villages, and coast and sea. Part of the UNESCO World Biosphere, their mission is to connect people and nature to inspire a positive future today.
For more details about the North Devon Biosphere, including how to go plastic free and reduce your carbon footprint, take a look at their Visitor Website: https://www.biosphere.org.uk