South Devon offers an array of breathtaking landscapes, charming coastal towns, and idyllic countryside, making it a perfect destination for campervan enthusiasts seeking stunning views. Here are some of the best campervan spots with captivating vistas in South Devon.  

1. Dartmoor National Park 

Nestled in the heart of South Devon, Dartmoor National Park is a vast expanse of moorland, ancient woodland, and granite tors. There are numerous campsites within the park that provide a chance to wake up to panoramic views of rolling hills, rocky outcrops, and picturesque valleys.  

Set up camp in the daytime near iconic tors like Haytor or Hound Tor, and watch as the moorland transforms with the changing light throughout the day. If you can grab a parking space with a longer stay, the starry skies over Dartmoor also make for a mesmerizing nighttime view. 

Whilst parking and sleeping in your campervan overnight in a car park, layby or roadside on Dartmoor is against the National Park Byelaws, there are some real gems to choose from when it comes to friendly moorland campsites. We highly recommend the glorious River Dart Country Park or the well-established Parkers Farm Holiday Park as great places to park up in comfort and still enjoy spectacular open views.   

Remember, if you want to enjoy Dartmoor in your motorhome or campervan, the size of your vehicle may mean some roads are off limits because of narrow roads and small bridges. Always check your route beforehand! 

2. Slapton Sands 

Located on the stunning South Devon coastline, Slapton Sands is a unique campervan spot with a view. Park your vehicle at a local campsite overlooking the beach and wake up to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore.  

If you’re just visiting for the day, head to Slapton Sands Memorial Car Park for motorhomes where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the expansive bay, with its golden sand stretching into the distance. Take leisurely walks along the beach, bask in the sun, or simply relax in your campervan while gazing out at the ever-changing seascape.  

3. Bantham Beach 

Renowned for its beauty, Bantham Beach is a popular destination for surfers and nature lovers alike. Nestled on the South Devon coast, it offers stunning views and a vibrant atmosphere. Campervan parking spots near the beach offer a front-row seat to enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sandy shoreline, tranquil estuary, and the iconic Burgh Island.  

Bantham is also an ideal beach for swimming and paddling for all the family. It remains unspoilt with the aim of keeping it as natural as possible, so if you are there for the day you will need to remember to take a picnic and other supplies to keep you going.  

It’s worth noting that, whilst you can enjoy the view to your hearts content during the day, all vehicles must be removed from Bantham Car Park at closing time, which varies according to daylight hours. 

For an overnight stay nearby, check out Parkland Caravan, Camping and Glamping Site or Pennymoor Caravan and Camping Park.   

4. Hope Cove 

Tucked away on the South Devon coastline, Hope Cove is a hidden gem with stunning views.  

With seasonal lifeguards and water quality designated as excellent, Hope Cove’s beaches make a great getaway for families and couples alike to visit. The mix of sand and rocky areas means that Mouthwell Sands in particular is great for sandcastles and sunbathing as well as exploring the rockpools. You can rest assured that lifeguards are on duty during the summer months too.  

Park your campervan overlooking the charming village and its sandy coves - parking is available in Outer Hope with a short walk along the coastal path to Inner Hope.  As the sun sets, witness the sky ablaze with hues of pink and orange, casting a magical glow over the landscape. Hope Cove provides a peaceful retreat with incredible views that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. 

5. The Jurassic Coast (Ladram Bay) 

Another must-see in Devon is the Jurassic Coast - this spectacular World Heritage Site running for 96 miles from Exmouth to Studland Bay makes for the most glorious coastal drive.  

There are some superb camping and glamping spots along the Jurassic Coast, located either within holiday parks or on their own. Parking your campervan for the night at one of these spots allows you to get up close and personal with the Jurassic Coast’s rugged beauty and spectacular views. 

With its own pebbled beach, Ladram Bay Holiday Park is right on the Jurassic Coast close to the seaside town, beach and famous pink pebbles of Budleigh Salterton. Fully serviced pitches with spectacular views and a very warm welcome await you here on the stunning East Devon coast.  

6. Beverley Holidays, Paignton 

Situated in a stunning South Devon location overlooking the sea, Beverley Holidays in Paignton is the perfect spot to safely park up your camper and explore the local area.  

Once you’ve soaked up the stunning sea views from the campsite, take a stroll down to the sunny shores yourself and enjoy a day by the coast. With just a short walk to Blue Flag Goodrington Sands beach and a whole host of English Riviera attractions, this location not only boasts an unrivalled setting overlooking Torbay but also a fantastic position from which to explore further.  

When visiting these campervan spots with a view in South Devon, it's important to respect the local environment and adhere to any regulations or guidelines. Take care not to disturb wildlife, keep the area clean, and leave no trace of your visit. South Devon's campervan spots with a view provide an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty and create lasting memories of your adventure in this captivating corner of England! 

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