Less than a mile from the Blue Flag beaches of Dawlish Warren in South Devon is the award-winning Lady's Mile, a large holiday complex with plenty going on. If you'd like to hire a static holiday caravan or a luxury lodge, buy a luxurious static holiday caravan or lodge, or rent a touring pitch for your tent camping, trailer tent, motorhome or caravan holidays in Devon, this campsite is very happy to welcome you!
This is a spacious, attractively landscaped holiday park in one of the most beautiful parts of Devon. You can walk to the superb sandy beach from here, and it's well worth it, because this is a clean stretch of Blue Flag beach. The holiday park is also close to a major bird sanctuary.
This full-facility holiday park is one of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome's Top 100 Sites for 2014, as a result of all the votes sent in to the magazines by happy customers. It is open all year round, so you can enjoy a break whenever you choose to.
If you're using Lady's Mile as your base for touring caravan holidays, you'll love the super-sized hardstanding pitches and user-friendly amenity buildings. The campsite has 420 touring pitches, of which 61 are hardstandings. The price of a pitch, two adults and electric hook-up in low season is very reasonable.
If you're interested in buying your own holiday caravan or lodge, what could be better than to choose this location for your regular retreat? It is close to beautiful Dawlish on the South Devon coast.
Holiday hire caravans are also available and if you're going on holiday outside the peak season there are often special offers, so do ask about those when you book*.
But it's the entertainment facilities that make this campsite stand out from the rest. For the 2014 touring season Lady's Mile Holiday Park provided a fantastic new building called 'Oceans Spa', with a gym, sauna, swimming pool and hot tub. In the same year the new Oceans restaurant and bar opened up too. A brand new entertainments team provides evening shows and lots of daytime activities for the children – that is if you can pull them away from the two fun pools, flume rides, plunge pools, the bowling alley, adventure playground and sports pitch.
Readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome wrote some delightful comments about this Holiday Park on their voting slips for the Top 100 Sites Award 2014. We always think that personal recommendations count for a lot when you're booking a holiday, so here is a quick selection of their views.
"Lady's Mile is so well-organised, spotlessly clean and it has a good shop on site. On our holiday, we didn't hear any noise at night."
"There's great entertainment here for the whole family: fantastic pools, both indoor and outdoor; an adventure park for the children. I can't say a bad word about the site."
"Staff are very friendly and always there to help. The kids love the pools and there's a nice walk to the beach."
"Lady's Mile is absolutely great fun with the grandchildren and for 'ladies who lunch' weekends!"
Wherever you've visited in the past, be prepared for some delightful surprises when you reach Lady's Mile - the award winning, family-run park designed to please everyone!
*Camping holiday offers vary according to the time of year. For instance, with Holiday home rentals there are often early bird bargains. In 2015 it was worth booking a holiday before 28th February, because any bookings made then for April, May, June, September or October saved save 10%. Booking before 31st January saved 20%. Check with the campsite to see if such early bird bargains are available when you are ready to book.
There are also bargain rates to be had if you book touring pitches out of season and choose to stay for five nights or more. In 2015 the discount for touring caravans and motorhomes and tents booking a pitch for a five-night break in the low season has been 25% off.
Nightly entertainment throughout the season, caravan storage, sports pitch, kite flying field, pick your own pitch.
Dartmoor and its famous tors
Crealy Adventure Park
Babbacombe Model Village
Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and Blue Flag beach
Exeter City Centre
Kents Cavern (20,000 year history)
Torquay city centre
Based on 16 review(s)
kent 15 Jun 2012
Just got back from a short break at Ladys mile and was really impressed by all the new facilities for 2012 and even though it was wet we had some lovely nights in the clubhouse. The illusionist they had one night was amazing. Hopefully return over the summer as want to try out the little camping pods they have.
west midlands 02 Oct 2011
we were told about this park from a friend after been at a park in brean what can i say brillant and the staff exceptional in the reception and on site pools one was been repaired but the indoor was brillant the pitch was great and plenty of walks for our dogs toilets and shower very clean the mini market great little shop and sainsburys at the end of the road the do caravan storage which is very resonable so we have store ours overall a perfect weekend and a great hoilday park for the family !!! just perfect
wolverhampton 20 Aug 2011
Good points first- caravan (sapphire) very clean and modern. Pools warm and changing rooms clean. Shop cheap and well stocked. Restaurant and chip shop good. Good amenities for the kids. Staff polite and helpful (especially man in shop). 20% was deducted from the already reasonable original price when we actually phoned to book it
Bad points-Nearby beaches awful, had to drive miles for a beach without seaweed and pebbles. Entertainment boring, same singers every night, no outside acts brought in, we saw the same show twice in a week!,however they were enthusiastic and good singers. Club finished early-11pm so no chance of adults having a dance. Dirty bed linen on bed from previous people when we arrived but they did apologise and change it. Caravan near a main busy road so had to sleep in lounge area. No supervision at top of water slides so children were landing on each other at the bottom. Meter cupboard locked so could not put radiators on if it went chilly at night. These points however did not spoil our holiday and we did not find it neccessary to complain about silly things. The only reason that i would not return to dawlish is not because of Ladys mile but because of the lack of a nice sandy beach.
Northants 10 Aug 2011
Just got back from a week stay at ladys mile. We had a fantastic time, Campsite and facilities were very clean all through the day. Pitches are a good size, easily accomodating our 21ft tent and all the extra bits. Found a pitch away from the club house which was perfect to sit outside during the evening, unless you want to be among the hustle and bustle. 2 good size pools on site which our two teenagers used most days, and a well stocked mini market at very reasonable prices. Would definately return to this site.
UK 09 Aug 2011
Stayed here for 3 days in June 2011 and had a realy relaxing stay, very clean and tidy and well kept grounds. The entrance still had work being done but put this down to the bad weather over the winter (did'nt affect our stay). Pools were busy and as the weather was hot outdoor pool was open even though it was not ment to be this early in the season, because of the size of the pools the we could still swim fine and the children loved the water slides. We stayed in our touring van in the top meadow which has a brand new shower block which was very nice and also clean. Plenty of hot showers and toilet rolls. The other blocks were just as nice. Bar was large and entetainment was very good. reception staff were very helpfull and spent time helping us google places of interest. In all had a very good stay and will be back in 2 days time for a week. (Children can't wait)
Bristol 08 Aug 2011
We have just got back from a weeks holiday, well more like 2 weeks as we booked on longer as we enjoyed it a lot. Very clean with modern toilets which are very clean. kids loved the pools and play park. Bar was ok but very busy at night. We will be booking again for next year.
digby 29 Jul 2010
We stayed here last week end and have booked to go back in August. We found the staff all very helpfull and nothing was too much trouble for them to do. We were given a choice of pitches and found one near the main pool and bar complex. The pitch was large as we had 1 family tent + a kids tent. The play area was well maintained with what looked like a new rubber safty surface on it. The kids loved it. The 2 pools were big both with water slides and room to sunbath around the out door pool. Showers and toilets were clean and well lit with pleanty of hot water. In all we found it a very good park and have already booked to return.
London 17 Jun 2010
Had an absolutley fantastic time at Ladys Mile, this is a prilliant place for the family.
Pools, toilet blocks and over all park were clean and well presented.
Perfect parks to stay at if you want to expore the surrounding countryside as well.
Thanks to everyone there.
Ladys Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, Devon
Cleveland 27 May 2010
we were disapointed! We were told to choose our own pitch and instead of us pull our 23ft caravan around i went off on my own. The pitch sizes aren't big enough at all. If you have your awning up there's no space to put your car, stupid!
The play park is the best part of this site, We only went to the pool once and only the outdoor one which was ok but i don't think the lifegaurds need to be so miserable and strict with your bands. We got told by our friends that if you go to the indoor pool you don't go for a swim you go for a 'bob' because its its that crowded all everyone was doing was bobbing about, ha. We never went to the clubhouse either as it was extremely dated and smelt and was full of undesirables.
We never tried the take away as it smelt awful. The toilets were ok but you never got hot water as they were so busy and there was always grass on the floors. All in all the site is very dated, like something from the 70's, we wouldn't go back to this site again. so much for being the English Riviera!
Manchester 18 Nov 2009
I'm sorry, our experience of this site was not a good one. On arriving we were told to choose a pitch. What a nightmare, after at least 40 minutes of driving round, towing a 23ft tourer, we finally found a big enough pitch. This was extremely uneven, but the best that was left. The facilities are nowhere near big enough to cope with the volume of holidaymakers at peak season. The entertainment was very poor, although the entertainment team obviously did their best with what they had, which wasn't much. The staff did try very hard to keep the shower blocks clean but with the sheer volume of people they're task is impossible. We will not be going back to this site. However, on the upside our kids enjoyed the indoor & outdoor pools and the playground is very good.
Ladys Mile Holiday Park
Warwickshire 16 Aug 2009
Site far too big for the amount of amenities. Pitches quite tight for space. Toilets near top meadow very dirty no sanitary bins or soap. Receptionist staff not very helpful. Your left to find your devices to find your own pitch and not sure whether people are arriving or departing.
Ladys Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, Devon
Avon 26 May 2009
I've been going to this site for over 10 years and feel that these bad reviewers must have the wrong park. We have always found staff to be friendly, park clean and tidy. Plenty of toilets and showers and plenty of room on the pitches. The park dose get busy in the school holidays whichmust show how good the place is. But we always find it relaxing and enjoyable no matter what time of year we go.
Ladys Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, Devon
lancashire 25 Aug 2008
We have just came back from a week in a tent on ladys mile near dawlish and we found it a really nice place. It was one of the busiest weeks of the year and not a empty pitch in site. (we asked about staying on a few extra days but was fully booked) As other people stated the club on site is not very big and most of the seats for kids shows were taken by people without children who want a seat for the bingo so this was something that can be improved. Don't be put off by some of the reviews as it was brilliant. We had our 5 year old with us and there was plenty for her to see and do. She really did not want to come home and neither did we. the towns nearby were all nice enough with plenty of little shops for any bits you might have forgotten or need. The little shop on site was fantastic with all the extra stuff you might need at very reasonable prices.( sometimes even cheaper than supermarkets. The site itself was very clean with at least two members of staff collecting rubbuish during the day. Also the glass collector was the most efficiant i have ever seen. No sooner had you finished your drink he was there taking them away. We had almost been put off by some of the reviews we seen but are so glad we gave it a try. Of course there was noise of peoplke havig fun but hey thats what you go on holiday for isn't it. Hope this is helpfull to anybody looking for reasurance about the site.
Ladys Mile Holiday Park, Dawlish, Devon
South East 23 Feb 2008
We stayed here in September 2007. This was the first time we had camped at this site. We found it with no trouble. The site layout was user friendly. We managed to get a pitch close to the shower and toilet block, which were spotless. We had a level pitch with electric hook-up and were very happy with it. The site was very well maintained. Very hot water for washing dishes. Indoor and outdoor pools were clean and well maintained. Launderette if you needed it. Although this is a family site, it was very quiet at night. The site is very close to Dawlish Warren, which we walked to. Lots of facilities there, go karts, amusements, everything for the family if you wanted it. Very good restaurant too. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay at The Ladys Mile.
Hants 18 Aug 2006
This has got to be the worst site I have ever been on. We had to park on a hill with a 20% incline, which was not good for caravans let alone my trailer tent. But let me start at the beginning.
I along with a friend decided to take our 5 children, 4 boys, 16, 15, 11 and 4 and a girl 12, off for a week camping with my rather large Trailer tent. We arrive after a slow 6 hour journey on what was one of the busiest weekends in August (this should have been only 3 hours), to find that we had a mile queue to get into the camp site, so after yet another ¾ hour we eventually reached the car park. Hurray!!!. But had another 20 minutes waiting to be checked in by what I can only say are the most unhelpful staff ever. Told to go to the Corpse field, if you are told to go there just don’t, we knew no better so off we trot. By now it is approx 5pm and the children had been in the car since 9am. It was starting to rain……, we found what seemed to be the best pitch left in the field and started pitching.
Now remember we had a 4 year old with us, so off we go in search of the toilets, we look around the field and cannot find any, eventually we find a small porter cabin with 4 toilets and 3 showers per sex hidden just inside the field next to us. I have to say these were clean but the 3-4 minute walk was not always reached by our 4 year old.
Showers… as I have said there were three for each sex in the porter cabin, the water temperature could not be control in these, so if it was hot, it was hot and it often was from all reports, like so with the cold. We worked out that they had a total of 7 showers per sex for 3 fields. The 3 fields had approx 300 pitches in total, we gave an estimate of 4 people per pitch, that’s a total of 85 people per shower per day, no wonder it was a 45 minute wait for a shower no matter what time of the day, saying that I did not try in the early hours of the morning.
Washing-up facilities - there were 5 of these for the same 1200 people, and for us another 5 minute walk there and back. It is the first time ever that I have had to wait ¾ to wash up.
As you can see much of our time at Ladys Mile was spent waiting for showers, toilets and washing up facilities. More of it was spent trying to level our trailer tent, cooking meant two of us holding the hot pans on the cooker to stop them from rolling off. Dinner and drinks often ended up on the floor as they rolled off the unsteadily propped up table.
We did complain to the Owner, who was more worried about his problems, in that he had requested a toilet block but could not get planning permission blah blah blah. After us complaining at least three times, they did eventually offer to move us and even help us move, but they were not able to find us another pitch until Monday evening, when it was to late in the evening to do anything. We did not know if the pitch would take our tent plus the two cars and as we were wasting so much time waiting for showers etc we did not want to waste another 4 hours re-pitching the tent, so in the end we stayed were we where.
Now on the plus side, I am sure the club house would have been OK if there were not so many people about, if you were not there by six you could forget getting a table from which you could see the stage. The Showers, toilet etc were clean considering the amount of people that had to use them. The children had a great time in the pools. There was a very nice park but this was for children of all ages, and mixing teenage boys with young toddlers was not a good idea. Our four year old learnt many words he had not hear before, in the end we had to stop taking him there.
Lastly the staff, many of who were Europeans, were not at all friendly and seem to be there under perseverance. When asking for the chips to be re-cooked as they were raw in the middle, the counter staff replied with the dirtiest look every, and I am sure would spat on them if I was not watching closely.
Overall the camp site was over full with not enough facilities, and using the field that had been used for sheep the year before was not a good idea. There was only just enough room to get the cars between the pitches, and the ground was very dusty, which caused everything to be covered in it. The fields were packed so tight it was really quite unsafe for the younger children to be about on their own. We will not be going there again, and many of the people I spoke to would also not be going back. Some of these people had previously been returning to Lady’s Mile for years.
Devon 06 Mar 2006
I'm a single parent with 3 children (6, 9, 16), and Lady's Mile was exactly what i was looking for.
It had something for the children to do all of the time, The play park was ideal and it also had a 10:30 curfew which is great especially as it was enforced nightly by the brilliant security staff.
There was also a disco which was brilliant for all 3 of the children, and you could tell that the children were thought about as the entire disco was a no smoking area.
All the staff were extremely helpful, and did everything they could to make sure everybody holiday went smoothly.
I definately recommend it.