The rugged, picturesque landscape of the Dartmoor National Park is attracting an increasing number of people to the region and camping is becoming even more popular. This is thanks to the vast range of activities it has to offer and the access to the coast only a car journey away. The National Park and surrounding regions offer a great variety of campsites, fit for camping with family or friends.
We have combined our knowledge of the best campsites in Dartmoor National Park to kickstart your next camping trip:
River Dart Country Park has been voted Best Family-Friendly Woodland Adventure Experience 2022. This makes it the perfect campsite for an unforgettable family holiday. This award-winning campsite and holiday park is in the Dartmoor National Park and is packed with many great attractions for your kids to enjoy. Set up camp amongst the beautiful woodland to escape the hectic day-to-day life and enjoy a break with your family. This site has everything that camping is all about: You can feel at one with nature by sleeping under the stars. Bonus – the park restaurant and café serve hot food all day!
Dates: 1st April until 1st October
Prices: Starting from £26
This campsite’s grass pitches have stunning views over the Teign Valley, situated just on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. The surrounding area is popular amongst hikers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of paths and trails. Start the day right with a takeaway breakfast during the summer holidays or head to the local pub for a well-earned rest at the end of the day. There’s plenty of space for activities your kids will enjoy. Simply play games on the grass area, head to the playground or let your kids pet the goats and chickens in the pet corner. A day at the beach is also an option, with the coast only a 7-mile drive from the campsite.
Dates: 29th April to 30th October
Prices: Starting at £10
This campsite is situated in a beautiful woodland only a stone’s throw from the National Park. Choose from grass or woodland pitches or simply glamp it out and choose one of the available huts. If you choose the woodland pitches, you’ll get a glimpse of wild camping but with the luxury of nearby facilities which include toilets, showers, and a laundry area. This campsite allows you to have campfires, so bring along some marshmallows and wind down by the fire. A nearby eleventh-century pub is only located 10 minutes away, serving refreshing pints and tasty food in the evening.
Dates: Open all year
Prices: Starting from £17
This campsite is located on the favoured southwest edge of the Dartmoor National Park, set in a sheltered wooded valley, boasting immaculate 5-star facilities. The award-winning Langstone Manor Holiday Park is the perfect escape for anyone looking to explore the nearby moorlands that offer a wide range of activities, such as hiking and cycling etc. The on-site restaurant and bar are a bonus for anyone looking to relax and unwind at the end of the day. The site is well situated to explore the surrounding Dartmoor, Devon, and Cornwall towns, with a beautiful beach located on the south Devon coast just a short car journey away.
Dates: 19th of March to 29th of October
Prices: Starting from £12
Now that you have a good overview of the top campsites in Dartmoor, it’s time to think about your tent. Check out our Zonda Family Tents if you’re ready for a tent upgrade. You can also trade in your old tent with us to get 30% off on our website. Alternatively, find your local Zonda stockist here.
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