From Karrageen, it feels you could almost roll down the hill to the beautiful sandy bay of Hope Cove about a mile below. Neatly laid out, the camping and caravan site offers ample space, with terraced areas separated by low hedges to give private camping zones. The enthusiastic and friendly owners, Phil and Nikki Higgin, keep the site in tip-top condition, with well-tended grass and clean, tidy amenities. The takeaway food menu (traditional, vegetarian, Indian and Oriental) and the croissants and bread in the mornings are a welcome addition, and if you fancy a bit more comfort then you can go old-school glamping – with a small fleet of two-bedroom static caravans on site too.
The Owner Says
Karrageen been our home now for 26 years and has been a camp site since the early 1920's! If peace and tranquility is what you are looking for then that is exactly what Karrageen offers. We do not have a club or bar or children's playground but we do offer a well stocked shop with freshly cooked baguettes and croissants daily and plenty of space for children to play happily and safely.
We have facilities for touring caravans, motor caravans and tents of all shapes and sizes, on tree-lined level terraces following the contour of the valley.The pitches are all very spacious and the hedges offer both shelter and privacy. We take bookings for these pitches and recommend that you book ahead especially in the school holidays as we are not a large park and are usually full during these periods.
For those for whom camping is not a desire, we operate a small fleet of 7 very comfortable static caravans, sleeping up to 4 people. They are kept to an extremely high standard and fully equipped with everything you would need to relax and enjoy yourselves.
Our favourite spotTents, campervans, caravans, dogs – yes. Groups – no.
The local area
Karrageen is situated in an idyllic spot in a beautiful valley surrounded by National Trust protected coastline on the southern tip of Devon. The pretty fishing village of Hope Cove with it's sandy beaches and rock pools is just one mile down the lane. Salcombe, often described as the most beautiful estuary in England is just four miles away.
Best local places to eat and drink
Posh nosh with a view can be found at the South Sands Hotel (01548 859000) in Salcombe, while in Hope the Sun Bay Hotel (01548 561371) does very good food, and the Hope and Anchor (01548 561295) offers economical prices.
Why stay with us?
The camping field is a terraced hillside split into a series of quite small, intimate, and attractive cul-de-sacs, where no one overlooks anyone else. Facilities are excellent, with loos and 9 showers (4 womenss, 4 men's, 1 family/disabled room equipped for baby-changing). The 20p shower charge is to preserve Karrageen’s scarce spring-water supply. There are 50 hook-ups, and campers have access to the freezer. Downsides: some static caravans lurking about; no campfires, though BBQs off the ground are okay.
Large grassy pitches, terraced and tree-lined offering extra privacy, many with views across the valley. Plenty of electrical hook-ups.
PriceFrom £16–£28 per night for a family-sized tent, depending on season. Static caravans from £350 a week (up to £620 in summer).
Opening TimesOpen Easter– End Sept
From Kingsbridge take A381 towards Salcombe. At Malborough. turn sharp right through the village, following signs for Bolberry. Do NOT turn right after the church but drive for 0.6 miles taking the 2nd right signposted Bolberry/Hope Cove. Drive for 1 mile, past Bolberry Farm site, through Bolberry and then you will find Karrageen Park on your right. On the left is a concrete drive to Karrageen House and reception. Please come around the circular drive and book in and then you will be shown to your pitch.
We do not recommend the use of satellite navigation systems as they can bring you down very tiny narrow lanes!
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