Beryl's Campsite

UK England South West England Devon Salcombe

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A secret, secluded campsite with wonderful views down to Start Bay

The only clue to this campsite’s existence is a hand-branded ‘camping’ sign nestled in a flowerbed. The site, which originally had no name and was known by locals simply as ‘the one run by Beryl’, has now been officially christened Beryl’s by the campers themselves. The friendly lady in question describes the secretive site, hidden at the end of a tunnel of trees in Beeson village, as her ‘unconventional camping haven’. Charming eccentricity is certainly apparent here, not only in the laissez-faire attitude to publicity, but also in the quirky names of the 29 pitches, such as ‘Panoramic’ and ‘Snug’.

The ‘haven’ part of Beryl’s description is equally apt for this lush little site, nestled as it is on a hill in the woods with a glorious view of Start Bay. Venture down the narrow access road and you’re rewarded with a real sanctuary from which to explore the surrounding delights of the Devon coast. You can spy on birds from the hide looking over the local nature reserve’s lake, watch sailing boats silently move across the bay, or take a walk around Slapton Ley lagoon just over the hill. The South West Coast Path is also easily reached, passing the award-winning beach at Beesands, just below the campsite.

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Good facilities, with recycling bins, fridges, freezers, 4 toilets, 4 showers (coin-operated, 20p), 4 washing-up sinks, electric hook-ups, and power points for charging mobiles. Campfires permitted but must be raised off the grass (fire pits and logs available to hire). Woodland walks around the forest – get up up early enough you may even see some deer. There's plenty of space to play ball games and for some quiet contemplation.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, (narrow access track), dogs - yes. Groups - by arrangement. Caravans and motorhomes – no.


Surrounded by beaches, both shingle and sandy, nearest being Beesands a 5-10 minute walk. If you like to explore there are several smaller quiet coves, please ask the owner for recommendations. We are located on the South West Coast path, plus there are plenty of other beautiful country walks and we are only half an hour from Dartmoor. Wanting a day away form the beach, the local towns of Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Totnes and Dartmouth are all within half an hours drive, and for the kids/big kids theres Woodlands Theme Park (01803 712598), great option incase the weather gets a bit grey! The almost Mediterranean-like Blackpool Sands bay and its secret gardens are well worth a visit.

Food & Drink

In Beesands there is the Cricket Inn (01548 580215), famous for its Seafood Pancake, and Britannia @ The Beach (01548 581168), who have a small ‘shack’ restaurant and a takeaway hatch. If you like cake, every Sunday St Andrews Church in Beesands sells drinks and cake (all home made). Over the hill in Torcross there is the Startbay Inn (01548 580553) renowned for its seafood dishes, and the Boat House (01548 580747), which serves excellent pizzas and more.

Opening Times

Late April – late September (weather dependant).

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The Owner Says

Beryl's is situated in the heart of South Devon surrounded by beaches and rolling hills. It is a beautiful, rustic site, with pitches which are spread out and each have their own individuality, whether you like views, shade, morning or evening sun. There are showers, toilets, fridge freezers and washing up facilities plus a few hook ups if required. There is plenty do to offsite and numerous pubs/cafes to suit every taste all within a few miles.


20+ pitches over 7 paddocks (hook-ups are available on a few pitches).

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Contact Beryl's Campsite, Beryl's Campsite, Beeson, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2HW

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Getting There

From the A379 either coming from Kingsbridge (east) or Dartmouth (west), turn off at a small roundabout when you get to the village of Stokenham and the signposts to Beesands. Follow the road for about 2 miles until you reach a left-hand T-junction where a sign points to Beeson/Beesands. Follow this road for another ¼-mile until you see the sign for Beeson. Continue to follow the road around a left bend and on the next right bend, in front of you, there is a wooden ‘Camping’ sign which directs you to the campsite. Buses usually run every hour during the day along the A379 from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth and back – Stokenham is the nearest stop but from there it is still almost 2 miles to the campsite.


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