Napps Camping and Caravan Park is a campsite in Ilfracombe, Devon, located by the sea.This terraced camp site has which are marked out, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. Napps Camping and Caravan Park is located close to a sandy beach and a pebble beach. The campsite has a playground.
The following rules apply to pets at (Napps Camping and Caravan Park):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)
The camp site has an outdoor swimming pool, heated outdoor swimming pool and a toddlers' pool. You can swim nearby in the sea.
You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar and restaurant (with snack menu).
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Detail information about this campsite
"Beautiful campsite with sea views. Beach within walking distance. Large pitches with lots of Sun."
Average rating: 6.5
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- Price - quality comparison
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- Child friendliness
- Sports facilities
- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
We have just spent a week here, our third holiday here, with our last being 6 years ago. Not much has changed, except my expectations . Views, location and the surrounding bits of uncommercialised coast are outstanding! Beautiful scenery and fantastic walks and coves to explore. Campsites beach, Briadsanda is now much busier with the addition of yet more camping sites in the close vicinity which is a shame. Still beautiful and quieter than tourist beaches in the area but sadly now busy with non nature lovers and a lot of dogs.
The campsite has not changed much, showers are basic, grubby and cold; water pressure is low and family washrooms get busy and very muddy due to lazy singles using them instead of walking to the other block. (And the site was probably only about half full this week) There were alot of rowdy groups, although most were quiet after 10 and most other campers annoyingly seemed to be smoking everywhere and so there wasn\'t a lot of \'fresh air\' to be had.
Wind and rain are unrelenting on this site but that is to be expected with such a great position above the cliffs. I wouldn\'t attempt with a \'cheap\' tent!, even our steel poles creaked at times.
Pool can get busy and is very cold but if you\'re lucky and it\'s not full of big children jumping everywhere( including the paddling pool) then make the most of it! It\'s in a sheltered spot if you get a nice sunny quiet day.
If you\'re looking for a holiday park on a budget then you will love it, there\'s evening entertainment, bar, pizza takeaway, older children\'s play area and games room. Nothing safe for smaller children, even the pool due to unsupervised older kids.
Sadly it felt like a poor holiday park and not the beautiful camping site it could be.
Shop was poorly stocked ( but had a lot of caravan accessories). We tried the cafe on the last morning for 5 of us and a 45 minute wait for uncooked eggs in our breakfast I would advise you not to bother!
If we return it will be out of the school holidays, when hopefully the noisy, dirty crowds and smokers are not around so we can enjoy what used to be a beautiful quiet site with fantastic views at its best!
The good points: toilets and shower blocks are the cleanest I have ever seen for a campsite 10/10. Campsite was very clean from rubbish at all times.
Downsides: reception closes at 6pm so if late you will get no help, shop not very well stocked, family by us had to get the AA to tow there car away and have a new clutch fitted after trying to pull there caravan onto the site, it is very steep, bar does not open till 3pm so no chance of a beer and a meal at dinner time, did not find children's play area till after 3 days as it is not sign posted, says free internet in the bar, its very poor and no one could use it, so kids were not very happy, very nice site but will not be using again.
We have just returned from our 3rd visit to Napps and we will never return to that site again. The cleanleness of the toilet and showers are of a poor standard, they were not cleaned as often as they used to be. The outside dish washing area has no lighting or roof. There is no control over other campers who keep the rest of the site awake until the early hours. When we reported the noise we were told by staff that there was nothing they could do. The site cafe closes at 10.30 AM, this is no longer the quiet family site that we visited last year and the year before. There are better and cheaper sites on the North Devon coast.
What a total waste of money , staff are attrocious couldn't manage themselves let alone a camp site . The attitude I received was unacceptable, I was very suprised to notice that the cafe manager and staff clean the toilets then go and serve food to their customers. In the same clothes. The bar staff are very rude, and their data protection is unprofessional.
We have just returned from a very disappointing week that should have been 2 at Napps.
After reading many bad reviews for Napps I rang and spoke to the site who reassured me that this was a great place to spend our summer holidays. I booked 2 weeks and looked forward to it for 6 months.
We drove all night as we have 3 young children and arrived fairly early on Saturday morning expecting there to be somewhere we would be able to wait for our pitch, there wasn't and we were treated as a nuisance
When we were finally allocated our pitch at 12.00pm, it had been sat empty all morning while we waited on the drive, in the way of other vehicles. It was a tiny pitch (as they all are) and you are instructed to the position of your car, caravan, and awning in that order.
Once set up the nightmare continued realising that you step out of your awning onto a 3ft path and then next doors car! And that is if it is parked well. There was a road in front of us and one behind. There was no room to put 2 chairs outside, never mind any room for the children to play with the added worry of somebody else’s car to consider. My children spent the whole week sat in the van watching films; thank goodness we took the TV and DVD player.
The staff were rude to me and my children on many occasions, on one occasion asking me to keep them quite whilst in the shop shopping for toys. They are age 8, 3 and 2. They were making happy, laughing noises that were not excessive. Children are not welcome on this site.
My 3 year old daughter tripped on a visit to the toilet block with me and because of the slant of the site rolled down the hill scraping all her arms and legs. My 8 year old was told that she was not allowed in the games room unaccompanied. They playground was not suitable for young children and the entertainment (twice in a week) left a lot to be desired. The entertainer taught my young children to drink bubbles. There is no where for children to play, on the pitch or otherwise. It is wall to wall caravans/ tents.
The owner’s very large (St Bernard Size) dog was allowed to walk free around the site, toileting on pitches. I feel you can never trust any dog with children and this dog could have easily overpowered me. All dogs owners or otherwise should be on leads.
There is no dog walk and where you are expected to walk your dog off site is inadequate, we had to take our dog to the vet after our visit with damage to his eye from brambles.
This site would be grate for couples with no children or dogs who are using it for a base and want to go out everyday. The views are stunning although there is no where to sit and look at them!
When we raised these concerns the owner/manger “Mr Richards” shrugged his shoulders at us and was walking away as we were talking to him. We asked for our money back for the 2nd week, but didn’t get it so we left anyway. We had a great 2nd week at a different site.
The staff is not flexible when it comes to any changes in reservation, pitches etc. The top part of the site has terriffic views on a lot of pitches but it can be very windy!
Toilets and showers are clean but limited during the high season.
Site does look very good and is clean.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 03-03-2017 till 31-10-2017
- 10 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 213 (80 - 100m2)
- Number of permanent pitches
* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)
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Napps Camping and Caravan Park
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EX34 9SW / Ilfracombe
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