Whether it’s your first time or hundredth time camping, you need to make sure you’ve got good camping etiquette
Nobody likes a noisy neighbour.
Having a little speaker to play music as you chill out in the sunshine is fine, just make sure you’re not blasting out your tunes on max volume, as you may incur the odd evil eye. We’d also recommend taking it down to hush tones come late evening, otherwise you might begin hearing loud shushes from campers trying to get some shut eye.
There might not be any hard and fast rules when it comes to lights at campsites, but try and consider how bright your torches, campervan lights (or other) is affecting others in the night. Gazing up at a night’s sky teeming with stars is beautiful, though can be slightly distracting when accompanied by a strong stream of artificial light. The same follows for getting settled for a restful slumber but being impossibly frazzled by strong lights wading in through your tent.
Keep it clean
This could be the most important camping etiquette rule. No one appreciates a litter bug who doesn’t bother sweeping their pitch of rubbish before the end of a stay. Bring a couple of bin bags and clean as you go, then you don’t need to panic clean as you come to the end of your stay.
Impossibly playful pooch?
Make sure you pack a dog lead and use it. This will stop wild pups having a nosy in tents, destroying items or causing general mayhem. It’ll keep you sane and not destroy your chances of making friends with fellow campers.
Do your bit
Help support Plastic Free North Devon. Keep a hold of your recyclable waste and ensure it goes away in recycling bins not general waste. By doing so you’ll help keep our luscious surroundings beautifully green and our oceans clean.
Good vibes only
Everyone’s there for a good time so it’s important to be friendly with your neighbours. Whether it’s just polite greetings or a friendly natter, keep up the good vibes all round.
If you enjoyed our guide to camping etiquette, you might also like our guide to stargazing here.