Things to Do

Tarka Trail | Lobb Fields Camping and Caravan park

North Devon is packed with must-try activities, must-see destinations and things to do during your stay. Here’s a few we recommend you try:

Go to the beach…

North Devon has some of the most stunning beaches in the county. Right on your doorstep from Lobb Fields is the breathtaking Saunton Sands. Just around the corner from that is Croyde, then on to Putsborough, Woolacombe and Barricane, then over to Tunnels beaches in Ilfracombe. Turn left out of the campsite and head through Barnstaple over the River Taw to Westward Ho! with it’s famous pebble ridge and sandy beach. There are many hidden secret beaches along the way to for you to discover, too.  The list is endless!

Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay

Croyde Surf Academy Bus

Croyde Surf Academy Bus

Learn to surf or SUP…

Croyde Surf Academy will assist you in progressing to the next level, from Beginner to Advanced for all ages, five to 85!

The belief is that everyone has their own strengths and abilities, and they look to utilise these during your lessons. They also offer a range of stand-up paddle board (SUP) courses from taster sessions to half- and full-day tours. Go and see them in the big blue bus overlooking Croyde Bay.

Play golf…

North Devon has some of the most enviable golf courses in the region. With spectacular views and championship links courses, you’ll be spoilt for choice.



Play tennis…

The Tarka Tennis Centre was built in 2003 through local council LTA & Sport England funding. There are six indoor courts and four outdoor hard courts. Tarka is a ‘pay & play’ facility, so you don’t have to be a member to play there.

Reconnect with nature…

Our campsite overlooks one of England’s most treasured areas of natural beauty and environmental value – Braunton Burrows sand dunes, a UNESCO biosphere reserve. There are free guided walks through the Burrows every Friday at 6:30pm during June, July and August.


Explore the coast path…

Explore the South West Coast Path – a 630 mile network of coastal working trails which passes straight by Saunton Beach. An invigorating walk through old narrow lanes, offering breathtaking views all the way across to Bideford Bay.

Cycle or walk the Tarka Trail…

Over 30 miles of the Tarka Trail is available to cyclists between Braunton and Meeth, using the old railways of North Devon and passing through some truly spectacular scenery.

You can hire bikes from Otter Cycle Hire just 20 yards from the trail in Braunton by calling 01271 813339 or also from Tarka Bikes based at Barnstaple railway station.

Go shopping…

North Devon has some fantastic shopping – from the main town of Barnstaple with its busy shopping streets lined with all the well known stores along with plenty of independents and the heritage Pannier Market, to Braunton’s fabulous eateries and great gift and homeware shops, and Bideford’s riverside shopping and outlet experience of Atlantic Village, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

 There is always so much to see and do from your base at Lobb Fields.

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