Wilton Farm campsite is situated in the South Hams, an area famed for its glorious coastlines, picture-postcard villages and lush rolling countryside. It is easy to see why it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With so much to explore, we are sure you will want to keep returning to this stunning part of the world.
On our doorstep- The farm is situated outside the picturesque village of South Pool. This quaint little village is sat on a meandering creek that’s home to swans, herons and an award-winning charming local pub, The Millbrook Inn.
Walk down the peaceful tidal country lanes to the stunning beaches and coves of East Portlemouth where you can catch the passenger ferry across to the sailing town of Salcombe.
Salcombe is one of the prettiest coastal towns in the country. Once a traditional fishing village, it is now a sailing mecca and one of the most popular summer destinations in the country. Sit on the walls of the Ferry Inn watching boats sail past, wander through the colourful streets lined with galleries and cafes or have a go at crabbing from the walls of the Quay. Often it feels like you are on the Mediterranean with its sunny climate, palm tree-lined beaches and glittering waters.
Get out on the water – The most spectacular way to see the area is by the water, whether it be swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking or paddle boarding. At high tide you can kayak or paddle board from the farm or from South Pool pontoon, along the peaceful tree-lined creeks of the Salcombe Estuary. The South Hams is famous for its surf beaches- Bantham, Lannacombe and Thurlestone, to name a few, are a short drive from the farm.
Local Beaches – The campsite is within easy reach of some of Devon’s most beautiful beaches. Fisherman’s Cove, Mill Bay and Smalls Cove are all sheltered coves opposite Salcombe. With golden sands, shallow waters and a Safe Bathing status, these are perfect family beaches.
Also popular are the coastal beaches of Gara Rock and Lannacombe or pebble beaches at Beesands and Torcross. Spend the day on the beach at Hope Cove or amongst the sand dunes at Bantham. Here you will have the backdrop of Burgh Island, which is accessed at high tide via a sea tractor. South Hams beaches have won more clean water awards than any other area in the country.
South West Coast Path – With the coastal path at Gara Rock a walk or short drive from the campsite, this is the perfect way to explore the spectacular coastline. There’s so much to see and experience along our stretch of the 630-mile coastal path, Slapton Ley, the ruined fishing village of Hallsands or Start Point Lighthouse are a few highlights.
Eating and Drinking – You will be spoilt for choice, from traditional local village pubs and beach-fronted cafes to restaurants with breath taking sea-views. While in the South Hams you must try some of the famous Salcombe Crab or Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream or be sure to indulge in some Devon pasties, cream teas and local cider!
Walk down the lane to the Millbrook, our lovely village pub. Or visit the fabulously eccentric Pigs Nose Inn, the most southerly pub in Devon.
Gara Rock restaurant, has cliff top panoramic views, and a great place for lunch, dinner or just a coffee in the afternoon. Fish and chips from Britannia at the Beach in Beesands is an absolute must. The Winking Prawn and Bos Beach Café in Salcombe are both on the beach and great for kids.