Watermouth Valley, Ilfracombe: Between Exmoor and Ilfracombe, on a cliff at the edge of Watermouth Cove, this site has amazing sea and sunset views from every pitch. Its sheltered private sandy beach has beautiful clear water. It's great for walking – the South West Coast Path runs through the site, and there's a pub round the corner.
The cliffs above the beach are a noted source of fossils from the Jurassic period. Fossil-hunters walk the beaches between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, but have to be wary of tides and landslips. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. These are showcased in the 3 rock types found along the coast.
10 of the best campsites in Cornwall From spectacular sites overlooking the Atlantic to posh ones offering caravans, yurts and tipis for camping softies, here are 10 of Cornwall's best, from the new Time Out Camping guide