We are always on the look out for great camping adventures, we recently found 2 great camping/caravan sites in East Devon. The Andrewshayes Holiday Park and the Ladram Bay Holiday park. So we thought we would do a review on them both.

The picture below is of a fisherman fixing his nets at the bay of Ladram holiday park. Thought he looked too cool for school so asked him for a photo 🙂

2 Great camping/caravan sites in East Devon

Ladram bay A fisherman

The Andrewshayes Holiday park is at Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7DY and The Ladram bay is at otterton, Budleigh salterton, Devon EX9 7BX. has a pebble beach, and boats for rent. The picture below is of the next bay and is accessible by boat or at very low tide.

2 Great camping/caravan sites in East Devon

we look for dog and child friendly sites as we occasionally borrow both ha ha !!  nah only kidding 😉

On entering the Ladram Bay holiday park you are first struck by how well organized they are, you are greeted by a gentleman that beckons you to a parking spot and then you head for reception to check in. After that a guy comes in his tractor and guides you to your pitch.

Once there we set up and then headed out to see what the site was all about. We had been given a show guide and a large brochure explaining the park in detail. The park has entertainment every evening to include, bingo, karaoke, and cabaret and the bar has a pool table and also a darts board. The beach at Ladram bay with direct access to the campiste/caravan site is not a sandy beach it is pebbled but the outlook into the bay is stunning, with a little cafe and a boat ramp. There is also a fish and chip shop in the main part of the ladram bay holiday park, which is great for a change from cooking.

2 Great camping/caravan sites in East Devon

Outside the bar there is a children’s climbing frame that has been designed in the shape of a pirate boat and looked like great fun. The swimming pool was absolutely stunning, really clean, life guard on duty and even had jacuzzi style lounge chairs sunken into one part of the main pool. The bubbles come on intermittently. The newly installed water and fun pool area for kids was a big hit, we even went down the water slide ourselves even if we were queuing with 5 years old ( oh well anything for a bit of a laugh). It was very well designed and was a big hit with all the kids and with us as well !!

Ladram Bay Kids Swimming area

Ladram Bay kids swimming area

We went to the bar each night to watch the live entertainment, its was good fun but it did emulate the feeling of the days of the hi de hi television program ( if you can remember that far back) in saying that we did enjoy it and we especially liked the show night that starred Arnold Gutbucket, he was fabulous and has us in stitches.

2 Great camping/caravan sites in East Devon

Arnold Gusbucket

The Andrewshayes site has an indoor swimming pool, a play park and also a games room for children, for the adults it has a bar with pool table and a restaurant located at the ploughman’s bar, great for when you have had enough of cooking in your caravan. There is a small shop selling ice cream and post cards etc and it is only a 5 minute drive to the shops. The showers are clean and have plenty of hot water, also a laundry and free freezer for you to use. The site itself is not too  large.

We would recommend both of these holiday parks, they are more inclined to families and pets so if your looking for something a bit quirky this is probably not it !! we do, do quirky but only when we go alone by ourselves ( no Dogs, no Kids) I hope you liked these 2 Great camping/caravan sites in East Devon why not check them out.

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