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Top Reasons To Book An Autumn Caravan Holiday

When the full force of the summer sun beats down, the beach calls. We long for the delicious cool of sea blues and coastal breezes. Let’s go camping! But, while delightful, the reality can be less than relaxing. Often involving heinously early mornings, as you wake up groggy, slick with sweat in a canvas oven. Then to lather up with factor 50. Great for transforming the kids into sand monsters— and real ones if it gets in their eyes.

Autumn is a delicious season. There’s an excitement and a busy hum to the beginning of the new school year, the return to routines after the summer. In Devon we often get an Indian summer, with the clearest blue skies and the gentle glow of low-lying, rosy sunshine. Then the leaves turn, trees wrapped in warm, honeyed tones that glow red and gold in the light.

It’s a magical time, and perfect for a caravan holiday. You’ll want to spend the beautiful days outside, but darker evenings and the new freshness in the air will make your caravan a welcome sight for cosy nights.

Here are our top reasons to book an autumn caravan holiday.

Make waves this autumn

If you think water sports peak in the summer, think again. Steadily, from March until September-October, the sea locks in the sun’s heat. And the waves, always friendly in south Devon, have a bit more bite in the autumn.

Sure, the air temperature is cooler. You’re unlikely to think ‘I must cool off in this water’, but that’s not what catching waves is about. The thrill is in zipping up a thick wetsuit and running into the spray. You’ll be much more at home in the autumn, when the waves have enough oomph to make you forget the cold. Afterwards, there are plenty of cosy coffee spots to warm up in, and a blanket strewn sofa to snuggle on in your caravan.

Cozy Autumn Caravan Holiday

Caravans are extra cosy

After a crisp walk crunching on leaves around Powderham Castle, or breathing in the salty sea-air on Dawlish beach, come back to your caravan and get cosy.

You know that moment of calm relief, when you’ve pressed play on a favourite film and everything and everyone is still? No distractions, just pure relaxation. We’re not saying you’ll want to spend your whole holiday doing this, but it’s nice to have the option.

And in the evenings the soft glow that emanates from your caravan is a truly inviting sight. Curl up on the sofa with a good book, a blanket and a glass of wine. This is your time to relax.

Swap balmy evenings dodging midges for cosy games nights. It can seem a shame to sit in when it’s light outside, but the extra hour of darkness is a nudge to dig out the board games and hot drinks. And all the snacks. Why not dollop salsa or sour cream and melt plenty of cheese over some tortilla chips for a scrummy snack?

Autumn Caravan Holiday

Camp, but in comfort

This isn’t to undermine the fun of camping. Dashing out in the middle of the night to find the toilet block. Getting dressed in an odd crouching position in your pod. Waiting for the camping stove to heat the water for your morning cuppa.

It’s great fun and the stuff of fond memories. But. It’s lovely to go away and know you can enjoy the best of the outdoors on your autumn caravan holiday whilst having a sofa, a real bed, a kettle, and a bathroom. And you don’t need to worry about bad weather— it’s just as nice hearing the pitter patter of rain on the roof.


Embrace all elements of autumn

August rain is no fun. A proper summer storm, now that has its share of drama, but we mean those listless and muggy summer days when the sun refuses to shine. We’re just not in that headspace.

No, give us the crispness of autumn. The curious scent of cold air, which we had forgotten but remember the instant it hits us. Familiar and loved again.

And if the seasonal gales whip through, we’re ready. The mood has changed, and battening down the hatches feels right. Like the warm sugary whiff of cinnamon apples in September, and the succession of new shows coming to Netflix. They know we want them.

Stay at Lady’s Mile

Tempted to get away from it all and have an autumn caravan holiday? Enjoy long walks along the coast path, visit quiet beaches, and warm the cockles by the fireside of village pubs. Book a caravan on the south Devon coast as your home from home to return to.

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6th October 2020


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Belle Kennard
Belle Kennard
22:14 14 Aug 22
Me and family come here basically every year and it never gets old. The lodges are amazing as well as the caravans, and when camping there is lots of entertainment! A lot of days there is live music, and they offer lots of games. There are two pools (indoor and outdoor) which both include water slides. There is also an arcade, restaurants and shops on site. It’s not a far walk from the beach and has beautiful scenery. Staff are great too. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
Andy Young
Andy Young
19:26 31 Jul 22
Loved staying here. Its worth drive around the different pitching areas, we came with a tent, to find a quiet spot. Loved the pools, arcades and bakery in the on site shop. It also has great facilities which are cleaned and well looked after. Def worth the 6 hour drive and will be coming again!
L Bull
L Bull
19:27 27 Jul 22
We had a amazing time, the parks are amazing, the pools are good and included, the pump/skate park is good. Lots to do non stop the shop is also well stocked. We loved the live music and fair up the marquee bar it was perfect way to spend a evening.
Michelle Roebuck
Michelle Roebuck
06:24 09 Jul 22
Just had 2 weeks here in a silver birch lodge and it's been amazing. The view is gorgeous from the decking area. The lodge it self is spotlessly clean and spacious The hot tub is a great bonus. Very quiet around the lodge area. The site it self is the best I've ever stayed on, everywhere is immaculately spotlessly clean. The outside pool is great fun. The water was warm but we did have alot of sunshine 🌞.We will be booking for next year definitely
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Dawlish Warren Life Saving Club

Dawlish Warren Life Saving club put a plea on Facebook on the 5<sup>th</sup> of April this year for funds to help the club after seeing their fundraising efforts suffer due to covid over the past two years, Dawlish Life Saving Club posted that they faced an uncertain future, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park owner Jason Jeffery contacted the club’s secretary and offered to help and secure the club’s future with a rolling 2-year funding agreement.

Dawlish Warren lifesaving club have been training beach lifeguards, first aiders, and children from age 7 at the Warren for over 55 years. During the summer season and busy bank holidays they provide a voluntary lifeguarding service both independently and alongside the RNLI. As well as suppling lifeguard cover for numerous open water swimming events, Triathlons and even music festivals all over the country.

Jason Jeffery owner of both Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park said “we appreciate all the hard work the committee and the members do to keep the beach safe for our guests and local residents over the summer. We are proud to sponsor the club who are keeping our community safe.

Club Chairman Gareth Jones said “Our club is thrilled with our new sponsors, their community values reflect our own and have enabled us to invest in vital lifesaving equipment to help train new lifeguards and save lives on our beautiful beach and the local area.”

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