CAMPSITE REVIEW: North Morte farm, Devon

Please note the information in this review was from when we last visited in 2019, Pre Covid -19 so may no longer be correct or relevant when the site re-opens

Since the 1940’s North Morte Farm has been operating as a family run campsite, sprawled across a beautiful parcel of Devon coastal land.

This for us, hands down has to win the prize for the campsite with the most spectacular views. We’ll never tire of waking up to ‘that’ view of the sea and Lundy Island. On a clear summers night, the sunsets are totally unreal. We’ve come back to this campsite every year since we discovered it and (Lockdown permitting) will hopefully be coming back for many years to come.

Don’t be put off as you drive into the campsite through the static caravan park, a real treat awaits you beyond. Just keep on driving past the caravans to some of the most spectacular free camping areas we’ve come across.

Coast Path

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  • The VIEWS
  • Freedom to camp anywhere as long as you are 15 feet away from your neighbours.
  • Thoughtful touches like the nature walk and the very pleasant dog exercise area.
  • Camping fields lead straight to the coast path.
  • Lots of choice of pubs and food options a 10 minute walk away.

👎

  • The main bit of the site is a full on Static Caravan holiday park
  • Some of the most spectacular pitches are quite a walk from the showers and toilets.
  • The site is quite slopey and exposed
Rockham beach

SURROUNDINGS

  •  Rockham Beach – Paths from Lundy field leads straight to this rugged, dog friendly beach. The steps down are steep, but you are rewarded with an often empty beach with rock pools. Sadly Rockham beach is currently closed (as of May 2019 until further notice) due to falling rocks & instability of stairs. But please do check with National Trust for up to date information on when it re-opens.
  • Mortehoe Village – A 10 min walk away down a quiet road or a slightly longer walk on the coast path
  • Barracane beach –  A further 15 minute walk from Mortehoe – Dogs are allowed on leads
  • Woolacombe beach – Has 3 miles of golden sand and surf. The beach is zoned for dogs.  Zone A closest to the campsite and Barricane is no dogs, then Zone B, the middle section is dogs on lead May-October, Zone C furthest south is dogs off leads.

FIRES

  • No fires
  • BBQ’s raised off ground they supply slabs
Non Electric camping fields

FOOD & DRINK

FACILITIES

  • Free hot showers
  • Laundry
  • Shop- well stocked
  • 2 x Kids playground
  • Small kids bath
  • Baby changing
  • Ice block hire
  • Book exchange in laundry
  • Pay hair dryer
  • Recycling
  • Dog excersise area
  • Nature walk
  • Very little phone reception or 4g
  • Pay WiFi
  • Pay iron
  • Local dog friendly taxis: Beach runner
Electric Pitches

OUR TOP TIPS

  • All the non – electric camping areas have incredible sea views. We like Lundy the motorhome field, as it’s often empty and reasonable walk to the toilets, follow signs to dog walking area and turn right past the wooden play area. Electric camping pitches are much more traditional style (see above photo) marked pitches and very close to the toilets
  • No reservations, worth calling ahead to check how bust they are.

Campsite Map

North Morte Farm website

Map of all campsites

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