Riverside Caravan Park

Plymouth, Devon

3.0 stars out of 2 review

All year
Plymouth, Devon, South West England, PL6 8LL
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Last updated
26 Jan 2024
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Motorhome pitches
(£22.50 - £28.50)
Touring pitches
(£22.50 - £28.50)
Tent pitches
(£14.00 - £22.50)
Serviced pitches
(£23.50 - £32.50)
Seasonal pitches
Motorhome pitches220£22.50-£28.50
Touring pitches220£22.50-£28.50
Tent pitches50£14.00-£22.50
Serviced pitches£23.50-£32.50
Seasonal pitches

Riverside Caravan Park is a quiet and secluded holiday destination, a short distance from the A38 trunk road on the outskirts of Plymouth. The park is open all through the year, and welcomes guests with tents, touring caravans, motorhomes and campervans. Visit Devon and stay here, and you can also visit Cornwall, too.

A number of pitch options are available at Riverside Caravan Park, with non-electric camping pitches, grass touring pitches with electric hook-ups, hardstanding pitches with electric hook-ups, plus hardstanding ‘premier’ pitches that have water and drainage hook-ups, as well as electricity.

Facilities available at Riverside Caravan Park to ensure guests enjoy maximum comfort while staying at the site include refurbished toilet and shower blocks, a laundrette and a dishwashing room. Recycling points for numerous materials are also available across the park, while there is also a motorhome servicing point.

The reception area at Riverside Caravan Park doubles as a small shop, stocking camping accessories, including Calor Gas, as well as essential groceries, which is handy when you're self-catering.

In addition to the facilities on offer, there is plenty for guests to do at Riverside Caravan Park. The heated outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool are both open during the summer months and provide hours of fun for the whole family. There is also a children’s play area, as well as plenty of space for ball games. There's a games room on-site, too, ideal for when the weather is not so great.

Riverside Caravan Park also has a bar, restaurant and takeaway food option, meaning guests never have to leave the site for anything if they don’t wish to. This is also a dog-friendly campsite – owners are reminded to clean up after their pets and to keep them under control.

As the park's name suggests, it sits on the banks of the River Plym, offering plenty of walking opportunities for guests preferring to stay closer to the site, while there are numerous locations from where fishing can be enjoyed, too.

If you want to visit Plymouth, the city centre is just a quarter of an hour away by car. The children will love going to the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Cathedral is magnificent, too, while tourists over the age of 18 might well like to tour the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Or how about a ride on the steam Plym Valley Railway?

Other towns and cities nearby include Exeter (a 50-minute drive from this park), and gems of the English Riviera including Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, all of which are easily within an hour's drive of this campsite.

Another place that's great for children of all ages – and is just a 15-minute drive from this caravan park – is Dartmoor Zoological Park.

In fact, the wonderful and wild Dartmoor National Park as a whole is just waiting for you to explore it when you've pitched at Riverside Caravan Park. It's a great region if you love walking holidays – from gentle, family strolls to tough, long-distance trails, there is something for everyone. It's also fantastic for cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. You could also go canoeing, climbing, geocaching and letterboxing.

The South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also nearby, as is the South Devon Heritage Coast. There are also some majestic buildings to discover, including Buckfast Abbey (a 25-minute drive from Riverside Caravan Park), the Tudor mansion Cotehele (also about half an hour from this campsite by car) and Castle Drogo (about an hour's drive away).

Enjoy your camping and caravan holidays in Devon when you pitch at Riverside Caravan Park, a short way outside Plymouth.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Family park
  • Pets allowed
  • Children's play area(s)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Drainage hook-ups
  • 150 Electric hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • LPG stockist
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Take away food
  • Washing up facilities
  • Water hook-ups
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Club house
  • Breaks near water
  • Coastal breaks
  • Hiking breaks
  • Wildlife

Riverside is an all year camp-site with good tarmacadam roads and street lighting providing many facilities and the sale of Calor gas.

Other facilities include:

• Level pitches with electric hookups
• Toilet blocks with hot water and free showers
• Laundry and ironing room with hair drying facilities
• Dishwashing room
• Bar with restaurant and takeaway (Summer only)
• Heated swimming pool (Summer only)
• Games room, TV room and play area (Summer only)
• Reception
• Motorhome Service Point
• On-site telephone
• 10-minute walk to local bus and 5-minute drive to park-and-ride, both of which take you to the City Centre


Riverside Caravan Park (www)

Leigham Manor Drive, Marsh Mills
Devon, South West England
United Kingdom


Follow the A38 for approximately 45 minutes, then exit taking the slip road marked City Centre and take the 3rd exit off the large Marsh Mills roundabout and follow our brown signs.

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Boat launch
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Sports Ground
  • Winter Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Games Room
  • Gym access
  • Sauna
  • Leisure Centre

Things to do in Plymouth

For those interested in boating, Plymouth Sound offers a full range of activities - from small sailing dinghies to Royal Navy ships. Within the city of Plymouth, there is a combination of old and new architecture with the Elizabethan House and the Barbican being only a few minutes walk away from the new Civic Buildings, large modern stores and shops. Plymouth is the gateway to Cornwall and the Roscoff Ferry offers easy access to France and Spain.

A wide choice of beaches and coves is within reasonable distance and a few miles to the north of the site lies Dartmoor. Further along the banks of the River Plym is the National Trust Saltram House.

Other nearby places to visit include Saltram House, The Pavilions, Plymouth Dome, Wildlife Park, Dobwalls Theme Park, Morwellham Quay, Plymouth Hoe and The Barbican, and the National Marine Aquarium.

Our on-site restaurant (seasonal) serves freshly cooked, home made food, evenings only and on Sundays there is a very popular carverywhich must be pre-booked.



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3.0 stars

Very friendly and welcoming. The owner and his daughter always make you wanted and have time to talk to you.
The park is nice and central for most days out. It is only a short walk from park and ride.
They had a night for the local hospice and everyone was made welcome

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