The multi-award-winning Oakdown Touring Park near Sidmouth is officially one of the best campsites in Devon!
Welcoming tents, tourers, camper vans and motorhomes. For glamping holidays, there are camping pods and shepherd's huts or for more luxury, the park also features luxury leisure lodges, some of which are dog-friendly, and there are holiday homes for sale. Oakdown also offers seasonal pitches for those who want to leave their caravans all year round.
The Leisure Lodges are home from home. Each one is centrally-heated, double glazed and fully fitted with everything you need including co-ordinating bed linen and duvets. Each lodge has a spacious kitchen with a microwave oven, fridge and freezer, full electric cooker and heated shower rooms. The lodges are suitable for up to six people with two bedrooms, one with a double bed and Flat Screen TV, while the other have twin beds. The beautiful lounge has sprung seating, remote-controlled flat-screen TV, DVD player and an electric fire.
This is a delightfully landscaped park filled with trees, hedges and flower beds. There's a choice of level, non-serviced (no hook-up), serviced (hook-up) or super-serviced (hook-up, water and drainage) pitches.
Children will love the adventure playground with its web-like climbing frame, bouncy ride-on toy, swing and mini climbing wall. And everyone will love the Oak Lodge Cafe where you can go to enjoy a range of coffees, teas and cold drinks, and give in to the temptations of hot foods, cakes and sandwiches, and in summer the ultimate Devon holiday treat – Devonshire cream teas. The Oak Lodge is open 8am - 8pm all season and it's a pet-free and smoke-free part of the holiday park.
Situated on the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast near Sidmouth, Oakdown has a nine-hole, par 3 golf course opposite and a walking trail that leads directly to Devon's famous Donkey Sanctuary. You could also take in a stretch of the South-West Coast Path from here.
When readers of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome filled in their voting slips in great numbers, propelling Oakdown Touring Park into the Top 100 Sites Awards again, they made some lovely comments. Here is a selection:
"On arrival, we found the staff very friendly. They took us personally to our pitch. The site was well-laid-out – very clean and tidy, with plenty of water, refuse and waste points."
"This is a clean, well-laid-out site with pretty flowers in patches throughout. Staff are very friendly and helpful. It's very reasonably priced over winter, too."
"Oakdown has immaculate facilities. The pitches are a good size and flat. The addition of Wi-Fi is a big bonus."
For nearly 40 years, the Franks Family has been carefully evolving Oakdown Touring Park from open meadowland to its current award-winning standard. There are no straight lines here: just gentle curves, spacious groves, seclusion, privacy and peace.
• 9 hole, par 3 golf course
• Wifi available (additional charge)
• Bird Hide
• Level field trail to the popular Donkey Sanctuary
• TV and games room
• Book swap available
• Caravan Storage
• Seasonal Pitches
• CCTV in operation
DirectionsThree miles east of Sidmouth on the A3052. Turn right at the second Weston/Oakdown turning, and the park is 50 yards on the left. Signposted with international signs just off the A3052.
Things to do in Sidmouth
• Near the newly appointed Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site
• Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the East Devon Heritage Coast
• Our Field Trail leads across meadows to world famous Donkey Sanctuary
• The olde worlde villages of Branscombe and Sidbury and Regency town of Sidmouth
• Oakdowns own Oak Mead Golf adjacent to the Park
• Huge range of activities in the area
• South West Coast Path
http://www.oakdown.co.uk Oakdown is a multi award winning touring and holiday caravan park and campsite in Sidmouth, East Devon. Very well equipped for holiday caravans, leisure lodges, motorhomes and tents and ideally situated for all local attractions. England for Excellence 2013 Holiday Park of the Year award winner Music by - http://www.kierongarrett.co.uk/
Based on 3 review(s)
Devon 02 Jun 2015
the site was a delight and well kept all facilities were excellent clean, modern and secure, lovely play area for children, and the fact that the donkey sanctuary is just a field away was fantastic with some lovely level walks around the animals, we spent a lovely couple of days here and would recommend it to others and would have no problems returning for a visit there is also a lovely pub not far that did some lovely food
cheshire 16 Sep 2009
We visited this site after my wife noticed it was near to the donkey sanctury. On arrival we were escorted to our pitch by a very helpful member of staff, who explained where all the amenities were located. The nearby shower block was clean and well equiped, including two family bathrooms as well as the usual.We has opted for one of the 'super' pitches, so no lugging water or waste barrels for me! hye site has a small shop, WiFi and ecellent play area for the kids. This site is well located between Sidmouth and Beer (15 min drive to both), ideal for exploring this coast. As for the Donkeys... they are only a field away and WILL seranade you during the early hours. Great visit - will return.
Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park, Sidmouth, Devon
Somerset 06 Sep 2008
We have just returned from a short break at this site.
As mentioned in the proffesional review we too got a warm welcome and were shown to our pitch. I liked the fact that the pitches were arranged in groves,not just rows and rows like you see at some bigger parks.
All the pitches seemed spacious and level,many had gravel,and some had thier own water/waste as well as electric.
The park was beautifully presented with flower borders etc,even the amenitiy block was pleasantly disguised with plants!
This is a quiet,peaceful park with a nice feel to it.
The facilities really were spotless and helpfully there is a unisex area with loo's and showers meaning that even if the main facilities are closed for cleaning there are still showers etc available.
There was also a good information board advertising everything from camping/caravan supplies to places to eat to local craft fairs,great if your new to the area.
Nice childrens play area.
The site is well positioned for Sidmouth,Seaton,Beer and the beach at Exmouth.
If I had to give any negatives at all it would only be that our pitch was a fair walk from the amenities,(ours was a last minute booking).That said though,you are told where your pitch will be located when you book,and given that there is a park map on thier website you are able to see where you'll be which is helpful.I guess if you booked early you could have a choice of pitches.
The park security was good,I would happily stay here on my own with the children and feel completely safe.
I wouldn't hesitate to recomend this site to families or indeed couples.
Oakdown Touring & Holiday Caravan Park, sidmouth, Devon
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