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Slapton Sands Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Middle Grounds
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01548 580538

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Pitches: 115
Open: 31 Mar - 06 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 61 Reviews
              9/10 from 61 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Katia_114 4 reviews from this member

Have just returned from a week long stay at Slapton Sands and had a great time.

Facilities are well maintained, however they most definitely need to build another shower block - three showers each for men/women is not enough! They were in constant use from 6. 30 am and then up until 10pm and often you had a short wait. However, this was in peak summer so perhaps isn't always the case.

We were lucky enough to be pitched quite close to the shower block however if you were on the other side of the site it would be a bit of a walk. The existing block could also do with a bit of an upgrade - a lick of paint, more bins etc.

Was also quite noisy most of the time due to the amount of children on site, however again it was peak school holiday time.

All pitches appeared to be flat however a lot of them are sloping. Nice views of the coast and Start Bay lighthouse can be seen (and heard!) of a night.

Small shop on site stocked the basics, however we would have preferred it to open earlier than 9am as we like to have breakfast earlier than this. Only a short walk into Slapton (don't drive it if you value your wing mirrors!), would highly recommend the Queens Arms for excellent good value food - we ate there most nights.

The Tower Inn also had a good atmosphere, we didn't eat here however as they were fully booked and the menu was a bit fancy for us anyway.

The site is in a great location with Slapton Ley and Torcross only a short walk away, and Kingsbridge and Dartmouth a short drive. Beware if you are towing or in a large vehicle however as most of the 'A' roads are very narrow!

All in all an excellent base ad would recommend the site to all.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ian Flatable 1 review from this member

Just spent four nights at this site and wish I'd booked longer as we were very lucky with the weather and had a great time. Stunning location and a short walk to the beach. Everything I would say has already been covered, except.

If you walk to the very end of the beach at Torcross there's a set of steps going up, beside a WWII pill-box, to some cottages. Beside them to the left is a narrow alley that leads to more steps heading down onto a secret beach. There's another pill-box that my 8-year old lad managed to get inside, and crystal clear waters.

Also, if looking for supplies, carry on past the post office and butchers at Torcross, up the hill, and there's a poorly signposted lane on the right that leads to a wonderful (if pricey) farm shop selling fruit, veg, fresh bread, fantastic meat, and pizzas.

Only downside was getting cold wine or beer. Impossible unless you want to pay through the nose at the farm shop. Had to drive to Kingsbridge (20mins each way) Morrisons and buy along with bags of ice.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Folding Camper Rating:
Reviewer: Gazzagadget 1 review from this member

Booked 4 nights by phone just 1 week before visit (not members of C&CC). Friendly reception on arrival (after 6pm), given a choice of pitches. We chose a pitch with sea views, fairly level, we didn't need EHU.

Very quiet site, facilities kept very clean, the small number of available showers didn't affect us as we chose to go out of the rush hour. Plenty of hot water.

Grass is kept mowed and cuttings collected so you didn't get grass trodden into your unit.

A great base to explore south Devon. Interesting local history, nearby huge unspoilt beach is small shingle, sea water is lovely and clear (but cold!).

Nearby Blackpool Sands isn't sand, it's small shingle. The facilities there are very good, beachside cafe and shop. Toilets had Classic FM playing. You can park there next to the beach, all day cost 5 (reduced to 4 in the afternoon).

Nice walk along the seafront to Torcross, about 1. 5 miles from the site.

We liked it here so decided to book an extra two nights. We were offered membership of C&CC so we could have the non-member surcharge refunded for our first 4 nights and the additional nights at the member rates, effectively getting 12 months membership at no extra cost. We took them up on the offer.

Will go back again when we next return to the area.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ghart386 23 reviews from this member

Stayed here for four nights recently and left wishing we could stay for four years! We have been members of the C & C Club now for three years and though all of their sites are excellent, this one stands out in a class of its own.

Only criticism that could be levelled is that it could really do with a second toilet / shower block & more washing up facilities. That said, we never really found it a problem if you are prepared to avoid the busy times.

Toilet and Showerblock kept spotlessly clean and loads of free hot water. The whole site is kept spotlessly clean and tidy, Wardens friendly and very helpful, small shop for essentials.

Our pitch, on a hook up, was dead level with a marvellous sea view. Many pitches have sea views though not all, some pitches seem on a bit of a slope, though not many.

Village of Slapton only a 10 minute walk away, with handy village shop and two excellent pubs. Out of the two we preferred The Queens Arms, excellent food & drink at very reasonable prices. The Tower was fine to pop in for a drink but the menu appeared to be directed more towards the gastronome than the hungry camper, if you get my drift. Reflected in the prices too!

Excellent location, short stroll and you are on the beach, handy for me as I enjoy beach fishing, or the Slapton Leys nature reserve. Slightly longer stroll into Torcross village where there is another excellent pub, Post Office stores and local butcher nearby.

Further afield, its only a short drive to Dartmouth one way and Kingsbridge the other, both ways can afford breathtaking views. Morrisons supermarket in Kingsbridge was handy. Quite a few children on the site and they all appeared to be having a good time, they seemed well catered for with a safe playing area.

Also quite a few well behaved dogs on site with their own dog walking area. For us this site seems to tick all the boxes. I don't work for the Camping & Caravanning Club honest! All in all had a wonderful time here and will most certainly be returning.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MarkyJ1 3 reviews from this member

Fantastic site! Just got back from 10 days here. Well maintained great wardens, even the sun was shining. Although it was very busy & quick turn around of units the toilet block was clean & tidy.

They even had the sense to close the block for cleaning mid afternoon when most people were away for the day.

Only down side is a lot of units for small toilet blocks, a bit of a queue at busy times. But not major problem.

The area is great too. My 2 boys had so much to do they didn't know what to do first. Be aware though that the roads are narrow & you don't get anywhere in a hurry, but who cares your on your hols.

Will be happy to drive for 7-8 hours again to get here. Great place!

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Barryandkath9999 2 reviews from this member

Our second visit to this wonderful campsite, very generous pitches, not crammed in like at some other campsites, staff very friendly & helpful, Great play area, our 6 year old loved it.

Shower, toilet & dishwashing facilities excellent & small shop in reception selling basic essentials.

Only 5 minutes walk to beach down the hill, Queens Arms pub in Slapton village 5 minutes away does great food. Start Bay Inn in Torcross a couple of miles down the coast does amazing fish & chips, get there early though!

And lastly, lovely views of the sea from parts of the site. Can't recommend this site enough, certainly my favourite of all I have used, can't wait to go back!

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