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If you’re new to camping or caravanning, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the results when typing something like “Touring Caravan Sites in Devon” into your search engine of choice. With caravan and holiday parks of all shapes, sizes and price points scattering the beautiful South Devon countryside and coastline, there are lots of options out there for your next family holiday, so how do you choose?

There are a few things that we consider essential to a fantastic touring park holiday experience. So when you’re looking for your next, or maybe even first, touring holiday venue, make sure you think about the following.


It may seem obvious, but location is important. Even if the on-site facilities and activities are top notch, you’re likely to want to leave the grounds and explore at some point. Making sure that there are towns, attractions and restaurants nearby and easily accessible can make all the difference.

Another point to consider is the surrounding landscape. Being greeted by a glorious scenic view when you wake up in the morning adds something really special to your holiday. At Galmpton for example, our site is located on the banks of the River Dart and our guests are always letting us know how much the stunning views of the English Rivera really add to their time with us.

Maintenance & Cleanliness

Nobody wants to face broken showers, poorly maintained pitches or over-flowing litter bins when on holiday. You’re there to relax, not to worry about a mess. Malfunctioning facilities don’t just have a big impact on your holiday, but can also be a sign that there is a lack of care in other parts of the campsite. This is why at Galmpton, we pride ourselves on our cleanliness and site maintenance – we’re always looking to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for all our guests.

On-Site Activities & Facilities

Caravan and camping parks can range from plain farmlands to fully featured grounds with swimming pools, evening entertainment, play parks and more. Depending on what you’re looking for, you may be perfectly happy with a simple ground, or you might want to have the option to have some fun or relax with a beer without having to worry about travel.

It’s also worth considering what more general facilities are on offer and whether they cost extra. Many modern campsites, including Galmpton Touring Park, offer shower and laundry facilities, on-site WiFi and campground shops for those little essentials that you forgot to bring with you.


If you’re planning on travelling with the furrier members of your family, then you need to make sure that the holiday park you choose is pet-friendly and to what extent – most parks will restrict the number of pets and in a lot of cases the breeds allowed. As you’d expect, pretty much all will require them to be on a lead and exercised in designated areas

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking for the right touring, camping or caravan park. If you’re looking for scenic views, a coastal location and a fantastic, dog-friendly family holiday, then Galmpton Touring Park is the ideal choice. To learn more about the park, view our special offers and to book your next South Devon holiday, visit the Galmpton Touring Park website.