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
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.
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
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.
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.