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Visitor Reviews - Slapton Sands Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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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: 01 Apr - 03 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 51 Reviews
              9/10 from 51 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Coxfamily6 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from Slapton Sands. Here's my (re)view.

The area is very beautiful, local towns of Dartmouth & Kingsbridge are lovely and the trip on the car ferry with steam railway are exciting for all. Beaches are lovely as well, our favourite was Blackpool Sands-10 minutes away.

The site itself just wasn't for us (sorry to say!). Far too regimented, told exactly where to put our tent and car. Main reason for this is that it was so so busy. They had crammed in so many tents.

When you tried to drive off the site and you had to navigate past other tents, at points we were inches from guy ropes. Also, play area was small for the site. Not all the site had sea views, only field furthest from reception so ask to be pitched on that part, we couldn't as it was full.

Toiler/shower block were spotless and had lots of hot water which was good. Laundry was expensive though but had 2 areas to hang out towels etc. They need to put in more showers as sometimes there were queues of 4 or more people. Also, areas to empty chemical toilets needed to be clearly defined as I saw someone empty it into drain by drinking water!

Anyway, maybe I'm just being fussy! Plus points were area & beaches for us, loved them.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hallamfamily 3 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to this part of devon and what a shock I had when driving the tiny 6' 6' roads luckily I was only towing a small trailer, anything else may have been a major problem, please do not follow your sat nav.

The site itself is great fantastic sea views and good size pitches, this site can get rather windy so try to get a pitch along the side where the hedges are.Toilet blokes were lovely and clean and also the washing up area, only slight problem is that there is only 3 showers so at busy times you may be queuing. All the staff were very friendly and would help if they could.

The village of slapton is very Quaint, with 2 great pubs the queens arms does great home cooked food at a very reasonable price.

We have a dog and did find it hard finding dog friendly walks that we could let him of the lead and were not to far from the site. Slapton beach is all stone so not good for the children and we found when in the sea that there was sudden drops in depth.

Overall this is a lovely area to visit and a first class site to stay on.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Coulston 5 reviews from this member

Wow, the site was clean, well spaced out,good pubs near by, not far from a shingle beach, shop open most of the time, cleaning times changed from late morning to early afternoon to suit guests, however the toilets and shower facilitates were always spotless.

Allowed extra hour to leave site. The most friendly hosts, all 4 took time to be friendly, nothing to much trouble. Pretty village, though the road is very narrow, dogs welcome at both local pubs. Feeding the birds at the ley is well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kazzy7004 4 reviews from this member

Our first time camping as a family, with 2 children and the dog during half term! Very impressed with the site! I wouldn't like to tow a caravan or take a motorhome there - the roads are so narrow.

We had lovely views of the sea and plenty of space. The toilets were always clean, never ran out of loo paper. Showers also great with plenty of hot water and not the 'push' type - although could of done with more showers as was only 3 and had to queue. Pot washing facilities also great.

The shop on site sold bare essentials but there is a small shop in Slapton or we went to Morrisons at Kingsbridge which is only a short drive. A little walk into the pretty village of Slapton to the Queens Arms pub (dog friendly) and the food is outstanding but reasonably priced.

We also walked to Torcross and had a really nice meal at The Start Bay Inn. I took the children to Blackpool Sands (smaller pebbles!) one afternoon, very nice but you can't take the dog there and it was so crowded!

Overall a fantastic site, clean and tidy and would thoroughly recommend it.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Fudge59 21 reviews from this member

Beautiful location with lots of sea views. The wardens were friendly and helpful, and happy to let us choose from the available pitches. There's only one toilet / shower block, so could get a bit busy, but we never had to wait.

Good walks from the site along the beach and SW Coast Path, though steep in parts if you're not used to walking.

The roads in the area are pretty narrow, so we left the car on the site and took the bus. Most buses stop at the main road, but two in the morning (sometime after 0915) come up to Slapton village, close to the site. There is a day ticket available (Devon Explorer?) but be aware that this is only valid on First buses - the Kingsbridge - Salcombe route is run by another company.

There are a couple of pubs in the village which both do food, it might be worth booking at weekends. The Tower just looks great, worth having a pint in the garden.

My only gripe about the site is about C&CC sites in general - you have to hire their freezer packs rather than use your own (though they will freeze them for you on your final night). As the opening hours aren't too long, it can be a bit restrictive.

Would definitely go back there, though!

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Keyfamily 6 reviews from this member

Really fantastic Site, lovely views, great staff - friendly & helpful, spotless facilities (although there are only three showers in each block & could do with more), loads of hot water (didn't matter what time of day)!

Queued a couple of times for showers, but that was the only negative with our stay.

Slapton is lovely, two good pubs & so to is Torcross, great afternoon tea & fish & chips! You can walk to both. Beach pebbley though so we went further afield for a sandy beach.

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