Lee Bay Beach

Lee Bay Beach

 

Lee Bay can be either a short drive or a moderate to healthy walk from Warcombe Farm Camping and Caravan Park.

The picture-postcard village of Lee itself straggles down the aptly named Fuchsia Valley to the sea below. It is a delightful place of old world cottages and a local pub, well known for craft ales and live music. The village shop is now housed within the Grampus pub too.

The pretty bay itself is very rocky, seaweed strewn, with areas of sand offered as the tide goes out. Rock pools abound

Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with some breathtaking walks over the National Trust headland via Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe and Woolacombe.

 


If Carlsberg did campsites...

I really don't know where to begin and I feel I may bore you with superlatives. Having stayed at some very nice places I can confirm this is my number 1. On arrival we were shown to our pitch which we had chosen when we booked. We booked 110 backing on to the lake. Although no direct sea view, it was close to the toilets and had a far view of the park, meaning that my 8 and 10 year old had a little independence to go by themselves. I would say the better sea view ones were up on the bank, but they were also a bit exposed if you get a bit of wind.

The toilets were immaculate at all times of the day. The showers were huge and you could shower easily with children. There is a shelving unit to keep thing up dry and separate and even a bin and stool.

The wash up was also spotless and also contained a washing machine area as well as a mini tourist information with leaflets and recommendations and event Information.

The site itself was also immaculate I didn't see any mess at all... Only in my tent!

The dog walking area (we went with my sister who has dogs) was so well maintained. It was like a woodland walk abundant with nature and wildlife. I'd happily go for a walk around even without dogs. The site is very strict about picking up poo so little ones need not fear of hiking around and getting poo on their shoes.

During half term they actually had children's outdoor events in a secret part of the wood. These were bookable and payable in advance. Some parents there, some without and things included fire lighting, den building, nature picture making. We didn't have time, but it will be a must for our August trip.

The site is secure using PIN numbers for barriers in and out and there is always staff around.

They have a help yourself herb garden and a take away serving different for every night apart from Thursday. Fresh croissants are available in the morning and they are huge!

My final note would be the staff. I can honestly say they are the nicest, friendliest, helpfulist people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting at a camp site. They clearly enjoy their work and take pride and joy in maintaining the campsite to the superb level that it is at. The staff are a credit to the site.

Thank you Warcombe for the wonderful half term holiday we had we will be back. I'm your new number one fan!

Chantal T

Fantastic, even in rain

I'm a seasoned camper. I've been all round UK and Europe in tent and camper van. This place is straight into my all-time top 5, purely on the fact that even if it's not the best located campsite in this part of Devon, it is extremely well run.

It bucketed it down and the ground was soggy, so I was swiftly given some chipped straw to soak it up 4. 5 minutes after asking for it. Better washing facilities than I have at home (really - underfloor heating in a campsite!).

The site itself is a good mix of hard touring pitches and meadows for us tenters. The small shop has the basics and camping spares. Various food offerings on - different nights for those needing a rest from cooking. If it had a bar and was right by the beach I think I'd stay forever. Thanks Warcombe - another satisfied customer and thanks for being so kind to my little boy on his first camping trip to Devon.

M Clapham