CAMPSITE REVIEW: Little Meadow, Watermouth, Devon

The big selling point of Little Meadow campsite is that every pitch has phenomenal sea views thanks to the tiered terraces. Pitches are all pre-allocated, lower pitches are non- electric and the views get more impressive as you move up. So if you are after a guaranteed, uninterrupted expanse of sea, then probably worth booking an electric pitch. Having said that we were non-electric and more than happy with our pitch (5) on the second tier with sea and castle views.

We received a warm welcome from the owner Sian, 3rd generation of the family who are custodians of the campsite. It was originally a scout camp in the 1950s and the family has been welcoming campers ever since. Facilities are basic but very nicely done and washing up with a sea view is a real pleasure.

👍

  • Great sea views from every pitch

👎

  • A bit of road noise on lower pitches, but surprisingly not that bad 
  • Warning, it can get very windy, a few weeks prior to us going it was 86mph
Broad Sands Beach

SURROUNDINGS

  • Dog friendly Broad sands beach is 30 min walk via a neighbouring campsite and the coast path. The steps down to the beach were at the time of visiting (June 2021) broken and out of use although plenty of people still made it down there, hopping over the barriers.  If you do make it down the 200+ steps you are in for a treat, this hidden cove is the perfect spot for a swim. 
  • Next door to the campsite via a private path is Watermouth castle a family theme park, dogs aren’t allowed.
  • The gorgeous Watermouth harbour is just across the (busy) road from the campsite, great for paddling and grabbing lunch, coffees and icecreams
Watermouth Harbour

FIRES

  • Fires – Yes, but only fire pits, no fires on the ground. Wood sold at shop 
  • BBQ’s – Yes
Storm in a Teacup cafe

FOOD & DRINK

  • Storm in a teacup is a boat café in the harbour and what a treat it is, we went every day for our fix of cakes, ice cream, crab sandwiches, pasties, coffee to eat while pottering around and paddling in the harbour at low tide.
  • The decent camp shop sells fresh croissants & bread (pre-order day before) plus essentials 
  • Sawmills free house pub is about 10-15 min walk down the A39 from the campsite (which is a little hairy with a dog and 4 year old). It was fully booked when we were there over a bank holiday weekend, so we didn’t get the chance to go. But it is kid and dog friendly.
Facilities block

FACILITIES

  • No phone reception 
  • Playground
  • Shop (limited opening hours) 
  • Rubbish & extensive recycling 
  • Freezer (ice blocks only) 
  • Hot washing up with a view 
  • Electric hook up 
  • Dog walking area
  • Private path to harbour & castle 
  • Washing machine (no dryer) 
  • Table tennis 
  • Hot showers
  • Wi-Fi available (free)
  • Dog exercise field 
  • Chemical waste disposal 
  • Private walkway from campsite to Watermouth Castle – avoiding the busy road
Lower tier view

OUR TOP TIPS

  • Because of the tiering, we prefer the pitches at the very end, more private so you don’t have people walking in front of your all the time, although if its fully booked, you don’t have much choice. 

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