• Peaceful site on a smallholding, 5 miles from historic Bideford
• Wakeboarding park, surf lessons and amusement parks a short drive away
• Alpacas, pygmy goats on site
Park yourself here for super easy access to smashing Devon beaches, the South West Coast Path and the Tarka Trail cycle path, plus surfing and wakeboarding lessons and heaps of kid-friendly visitor attractions such as The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Atlantis Adventure Park and Quince Honey Farm.
Set within a properly peaceful smallholding, Broad Park Camping is a warm and friendly park five miles west of the handsome and historic harbour town of Bideford, where there are heaps of independent shops, a restaurants serving up local produce and a rather lovely riverside quay.
While the site lies a very handy mile or so off of the A39, it's oh so quiet around this splendid farm spot; kids can come and say hi to the alpacas, pygmy goats, miniature Shetland ponies, and the farm's resident chickens will happily lay a few fresh eggs for you to scoff at breakfast time.
The owners have kitted an amenities room out with a kitchenette with a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a fridge and a freezer; pints of milk, cans of pop, bottled water, chocolate and locally made luxury ice creams can all be bought at the site's small honesty shop.
Also in the amenities room you'll come across cards, board games and tourist info leaflets to keep you amused and to help you plan your days of sightseeing and beach-going during moments of on-site downtime. For a spot of simple relaxation, there's ample outdoor seating for you to recline and marvel at the views.
Food wise, if you want to grill up a gourmet feast, barbecues are allowed; fire baskets are also available for hire, and kindling and logs are available to buy on site for toasty campfires under the north Devon night sky.
Friendly dogs are welcome here at Broad Park but must be kept on a lead at all times; for a list of all the dog-friendly beaches nearby, just ask your cordial hosts, who will be more than happy to oblige you with some tiptop pointers.
Things to do
Be sure to bring your buckets, spades and beach towels, because you're going to be getting a lot of beach action with a stay here: just outside the Hartland Heritage Coast, the site gives you very easy access to miles of spectacular coastline and award-winning beaches – a handily short drive will bring you to the sands and sea of Clovelly, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Hartland and Saunton Sands.
Also nearby is North Devon Wake Park, where you can get wakeboarding lessons and bounce, slip, slide and clamber on the aquapark’s trampolines, slides, logs, running mats and climbing frames. Surfing lessons can also be had over at Westward Ho! nearby.
There’s a wealth of fun places to take little bloomers to within easy reach too: The Big Sheep, The Milky Way, Atlantis Adventure Park and the buzztastic Quince Honey Farm, where you can investigate the lives of bees through interactive exhibits housing more than 20 colonies using bee cams and looking glasses.
If you’re into lovely long walks along smashingly scenic coastline, Broad Park Camping is near the South West Coast Path, or if you're more of a pedally person the Tarka Trail is nearby too; bikes are available to rent locally if you don't bring your own.
Toilets Showers Electric hook ups Ice block freezing Chemical toilet disposal point Pets welcome Near to beach
Contact : Mat and Nikki 01237 452363 or 07970797447