It’s holiday time (insert huge sigh of relief)! We decided to head up to North Devon in our trusty van for the week to a recommended campsite. We couldn’t have chosen a better week to explore this beautiful part of Devon, as the country was basking in glorious sunshine.
I have to confess, I haven’t explored this area for a while, and after our trip to the Valley of Rocks, I was aching to see what other wonders this stretch of coastline had in store.
The campsite – North Morte Farm
Our home for the first few nights was Mortehoe and the wonderful North Morte Farm campsite. You cam take a look at their website here:
Visit North Morte Farm
Now, the title of this blog has probably given away my feelings , but WOW, this site has views that take your breath away.
One of the great things about the site is they don’t pre-book camping and they don’t have any designated pitches; you just turn up and find your perfect spot. The site meanders across the cliff top and stretches down towards the sea, and as you drive through the site the veiws become even more special. After driving around for about 30 minutes and trying at least 20 different parts of the site (well, it had to be right!!), we settled on a spot with views towards Lundy Island in one direction and over to Wales in the other – perfect for watching the sunset, and boy were we treated to some spectacular colour shows.
The site is very peaceful, even on a sunny June weekend. The site caters for families, vans, tents, dogs – everyone is welcome and everyone respects each others space.
We paid £16 a night in late June and this came with the usual facilities. There is also a well-stocked shop and children’s play area. You’re only a 5 minute walk in to Morethoe if you fancy eating out and a chip van also visits the site.
If you love walking this place is a must as you can pick up the South West Coast Path and explore the most stunning scenery – you can head towards Mortehoe and Woolacombe in one direction and Bullpoint Lighthouse in the other.
The closest stretch of sand is Rockham Beach. It’s accessed by a set of steep steps, but it’s not too far down, so well worth it. The crystal clear waters are so inviting, but cold; as you’d expect for this time of year. It’s also a fantastic place to watch the sunset. We headed down one evening with a packet of chips from the village chippy – delicious!
We eneded up staying here for 2 nights before heading off, but we did come back later in the week as it’s just so idyllic.