SeaView Campsite Local Interests
Slapton Sands, Nr. Dartmouth, Camping Devon, TQ72RB



Campsite opening 28th April 2017

Campsite
Static Caravan
Local interest
Southpool Creek above     Blackpool sands below

Blackpool Sands coveCoastline
The coastline near Sea View Campsite is stunning, with beautiful landscapes that remain unspoiled by commercialism stretching from Dartmouth to Salcombe and beyond. Sea View Campsite is situated just 1.5 miles from Slapton Sands, a 3-mile stretch of beach with the village of Torcross (and several excellent cafes) at its southern end. Slapton Ley, a natural freshwater lake, lies behind Slapton Sands, and the Slapton Ley Field Centre runs various nature activities throughout the summer (see link below). During the second world war this area was used to rehearse the D-Day landings. Our campsite was used as a air field by the American marines http://www.exercisetigermemorial.co.uk/. who took over the whole area, including the villages and beaches, because of their similarity to the Normandy coast. Now peace and tranquillity have returned to our villages, and the only reminder of those times is a Sherman Tank in the car park at Torcross.

Award-winning Blue Flag beach Blackpool Sands lies only 3 miles away, with kayaks, wetsuits and so on available for hire during the summer months, and famous surfing beach Bantham (where Bantham Surfing Academy runs surfing lessons and equipment hire) is 11 miles away. Apart from these beaches there are numerous natural coves with rock pools where parents can relax and children can play, fish, go crabbing and build sand castles, such as Salcombe, Hope Cove and Thurlestone. There are peaceful beaches and coves away from the crowds. Walkers can enjoy the many coastal paths with their wild scenery and flowers, or stroll along the wooded valleys in the area.

Activities
Those who want a little more excitement can head to Dartmouth, from where you can travel to Paignton on the Dartmouth Steam Railway or up to Totnes on a river boat. http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/
Dartmouth Royal Regatta takes place on the last weekend in August every yearhttp://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/. Just outside of Dartmouth is Woodlands Leisure Park, which provides a great all-weather day out. Woodlands is the largest family theme park in the South West, and with water chutes, assault courses, farm animals, bumper boats and toboggans,http://www.woodlandspark.com/ it has something for children of all ages.
In Kingsbridge you can catch the Rivermaid Ferry, which hosts a variety of scenic cruises between Kingsbridge and Salcombe and around the estuaries at high tide. Kingsbridge also has a local 3-screen cinema called The Reel Cinema which is well worth a visit, and if you are interested in the history or Kingsbridge and the surrounding area then you can visit Cookworthy Museum.
We have also had several visitors visit the Eden Project in Cornwall while staying with us https://www.edenproject.com.

 

Dartmouth Harbour
Dartmouth and Harbour


Dartmouth Steam Rail & Riverboat
Picture at Goodrington sands

Woodlands Leisure Park
Near Dartmouth

Slapton Sands



Dartmouth Country Club


The George Inn Blackawton


Seaview Campsite, Newlands Farm, Slapton, Nr. Dartmouth, Devon TQ7 2RB     Phone 01548 580366
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