Brownsham Campsite FAQs
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Brownsham Campsite.
Is there a reception?
No, the site is run by our rangers, who will pop by to say hello. When you arrive please find yourself a suitable pitch. We don’t have fixed pitches so find a space or set up inside the hut (maximum 4 people.)
Where is the nearest food shop?
Our site is quite isolated – it’s part of the appeal. You’re not totally cut off, though – The local village of Hartland has a post office and shop for little things – for a big shop Bideford or Bude both have large supermarkets.
Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
In Hartland (2 miles) there are two pubs, Clovelly has two pubs – The New Inn and the Red Lion, but further afield you’ll find Bideford (12.5 miles) and Bude (17.5miles) both have pubs and restaurants. Travelling the A39 to Bideford you’ll find The Hoops Inn or Coach and Horses, or travelling A39 to Bude The Westcountry Inn.
Where is the nearest cash point?
There are banks and cashpoints in Bideford (12.5 miles) or Bude (17.5 miles). Some of the shops in surrounding villages have cash machines but they may charge a fee.
Do you take bookings?
Yes, you can book online or give us a call.
Do you accept dogs?
Well behaved dogs are welcome – we accept up to two per pitch. There is no extra charge. Dogs should be exercised away from other campers, away from livestock and any mess cleared up immediately.
Where are the best local beaches?
You’re spoilt for choice: there are the sandy Atlantic beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands are within about an-hour’s drive. The tiny rocky inlets of Peppercombe (only accessible on foot), Bucks Mills and Welcombe Mouth are within about half-an-hour’s drive.
Where are some good walks for families?
The South West Coast Path can be accessed through Beckland woods or Brownsham woods, and takes in some stunning sights and lovely locations – walk as much or as little of it as the mood takes you.
Do you take credit card payments?
Yes, we accept most credit and debit cards for pre-bookings online or via our office. Onsite payment can be made by cash.
Are you open all year round?
No, we do ‘pop-up’ camping, for a month or so each year – it gives people an opportunity to camp in spectacular spots without impinging on our conservation work.
Can I have a fire or barbecue?
We don't allow fires except in the fire pit, but you are welcome to use a barbecue as long as it is above ground and not in the hut.
Can under 18s stay at the site?
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I park my car by my tent?
No – parking is only in the designated car parks.