Closed for now

In light of the government announcement yesterday surrounding the Coronavirus epidemic we will not be opening as planned on Friday 3rd April.

We are a small family business, and this will hit us hard (i’m afraid the insurance companies are failing to support us). However we appreciate that it is also likely to impact every single person in this country. We must do our moral duty to try and contain this horrible virus by closing our doors for now. Our absolute priority is the health and wellbeing of our guests, ourselves and our country.

We are still offering those of you who have booked with us this year the option to postpone your holiday to a future date of your choice. These restrictions on movement have been put into place for the next 3 weeks, however we expect it will go on for longer than this. We plan to open on Thursday 7th May, however this will of course be re-assesed closer to the time. We will only open when it is safe to do so.

We will continue to keep you updated through social media.

Thank you for your understanding. I can assure you this is not something that we have decided on lightly.

We look forward to seeing you when all of this is over. Stay safe and well.

Melissa, Janet and John
Coastal Cabins Glamping


Tranquility, isolation, relaxation

That’s what we do best at Coastal Cabins. Whilst everywhere feels a bit crazy at the moment why not take a few days (or weeks!) away from it all in your own secluded cabin.

Go straight from your car to your cabin and enjoy what North Devon does best. Fresh air, stunning walks and secluded (often empty) beaches. We’re about as far away from the crowds that you can get.

Our cabins are well spaced out in a large field so you can have your own little piece of calm. Each cabin has its own en suite with shower and toilet, heating to keep you snug, and a Kitchenette – so you don’t even have to leave! (All of the main supermarkets deliver to us.) Although with the stunning countryside and breathtaking coast on your doorstep we think you’ll want to explore.

We understand that we are living in uncertain times. Because of this we have introduced a new Flexible Bookings policy so you can book with the confidence that you won’t lose out.

We still have a few cabins available over the Easter break, so book now!

This is the perfect secluded spot to spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest.

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Coastal Cabins Q&A


 We recently had a Q&A session via our Instagram stories.  We had so many great questions asked!  This is a must read for anyone who is interested in booking a stay at Coastal Cabins Glamping.  Please do let me know if you have any other questions at all and I’ll be happy to help!

Melissa x


 Who came up with the design for the cabins?

That would be my clever old Dad! You won’t find another one the same in the world!

Looks fab! Are you dog friendly?

We love all animals, but I’m afraid we don’t allow dogs in the cabins.

Is summer filling up fast? Thinking about booking for July.

Easter and Half Term are getting busy but there is still space in July.  Drop me a message and I can help! Or take a look here at our live availability:

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Can you fit a travel cot in any of the cabins with the sofa bed in use too?

It would be a tight squeeze.  It would fit ok without using the sofa bed.  A Family Cabin would work better.

Are the cabins child friendly?

Yes very!  You can hire a Family Cabin with bunk beds, or a Couples Cabin with a sofa bed (suitable for 2 kids under 6).  

Do you have any baby kit like cots or highchairs to hire (if babies are allowed that is?)

We love babies! We have a baby kit with lots of handy things you can borrow.  Just make sure you request when you book.

Do you have any options for families of 6?

I’m afraid our cabins are really for a maximum of 4 people.  For 6 you would need 2 cabins.

What’s the difference between sleeping 2+2 or 4?

A Family Cabins sleeps up to 4 people of any age.

A Couples Cabin sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 small children (max age 6).

They are both the same size but have different beds.

Do you have any cabins suitable for 1 parent and 1 child?

Yes all of our cabins would be suitable.  All cabins have King size beds and either bunk beds or small sofa beds. 

What else is there to do nearby with children in tow?

There is SO MUCH to do in North Devon.  It’s an area very geared up for families on holiday.  Take a look at our dedicated activities page on our website here:


Do you allow user 6s to sleep in the bunk beds is used to them at home?

Yes if your child is happy then so are we.  There is a guard across the top bunk and you can borrow guards for the bottom bunk if needed too.


Braunton – The gateway to the Golden Coast

If you’ve ever been to the stunning beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde or Woolacoombe then you would have passed through the ‘village’ of Braunton. But Braunton is not just a place to pass through, it’s a destination in its own right.

Crowned ‘the biggest village in the UK’ there’s plenty to do. It’s a bustling hub due to its prime location right in-between the market town of Barnstaple and the breathtaking North Devon coastline.

Here’s my insiders guide to the best places to visit in Braunton:

Cafes ☕️
Braunton is renowned for its cafe culture with a great selection to choose from. Try Wild Thyme Cafe for amazing healthy meals and shakes (great vegan offering!). Visit The Worx Braunton for people spotting in the centre of the village. Or head to Heartbreak Hotel for the best coffee in the area and doughnuts to die for (chamomile, chocolate orange, biscotti, vanilla custard to name just a few!).

Restaurants 🥘
With an all year round clientelle (Braunton isn’t just a tourist mecca), the village has attracted a number of great restaurants. The Riverside is a popular staple with excellent food and a constantly changing seasonal menu. For authentic delicious Thai food try The Siam Bistro. Squires Fish & Chip Restaurant, Braunton, North Devon is also infamous for its delicious fish and chips!

Bars 🍸
A recent addition is AYKA Rum Bar. With over 80 rums on the menu, and plenty of non-rum choices too, it’s a popular newcomer to the village. @sqbarandrestaurant is at the heart of the village. With cocktails, local beers and a very reasonably priced good food menu it’s a firm favourite with everyone.

Shops 🛍
The opening of the Wanderlust Life Jewellery shop in 2018 put me constantly in my overdraft. To say I love it would be the understatement of the year. A stunning selection of minimalistic jewellery inspired by a love of travel and nature. Just go and see for yourself. Throw into the mix the grade-A funky health food shop Nourish Stores, a super cute deli full of local produce Fine Foods of Braunton, homewares store @purehomeshop and gift/home store Kittiwakes, sweet shop Benny’s of Braunton and you’ll easily while away an afternoon.

Oh and I nearly forgot – if you need ANYTHING relating to surfing then you are in THE place. Tiki Surf Shop is excellent, along with Board Barnand Surfed Out. If you’re looking for a bargain (who’s not?) then head to the Tiki and SaltrockSoul outlet at Velator for some brilliant buys.

Beaches 🏖
Braunton isn’t directly on the coast, however just a short walk and you can explore the wonders of Braunton Burrows, one of the largest sand dune areas in the country. Crow Point is the real locals secret (shh!). Hidden away down a narrow toll road is where Braunton meets the sea. A great estuary beach that joins up with Saunton Sands at the tip.

Can you tell I love Braunton? Oh and if you want to wear out the little ones whilst enjoying some brilliant food, then The Quay Indoor Soft Play and cafe is a must visit!

So i’ll see you there!


Baby Kits

Travelling with a new baby can be incredibly daunting. The thought of staying in a different place and having to bring everything including the kitchen sink can be super stressful. We know exactly how that feels. But it shouldn’t stop you from taking that break away that you really deserve – perhaps now more than ever!

We’ve put together a baby kit for new parents to borrow when they come and stay at Coastal Cabins Glamping. Just let us know which items you’d like to use during your stay with us and we’ll make sure it’s ready for you in your cabin when you arrive.

The kit includes*:

High chair
Travel cot
Bottle Steriliser
Bottle Warmer
Changing mat
Baby bath
Electric switch covers
Changing mat
Bed guard
Travel black out blind

Pop over to Instagram @coastalcabins and look on our stories (Baby Kit in highlights) for a video of our Baby Kits!

We can also give lots of tips about where is best to visit with a baby. Which is the most buggy friendly beach? Which is the best soft play for under 2s? Which beach has baby changing facilities? We’ll take the worry away…

And if you’d love a break one evening – we can highly recommend our new babysitting service.

Book a cabin now and have a rest:

*All baby kit items are subject to availability and must be requested upon booking.

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Hartland Quay

This is one of my favourite places in the whole wide world…and not wanting to show off but i’ve been to quite a few places.

Hartland Quay is simply magical. It’s one of those places that once you’ve been to you will absolutely never forget. It just stays in your soul and keeps on pulling you back.

It doesn’t even matter what the weather is like. In the wild winter watching the storms from the cliffs is better than any Netflix box set – just don’t get too close to the edge mind.. It’s not hard to see why there have been countless shipwrecks along those jagged rocks.

In the summer the wildflowers cover the clifftops with hot pinks and bright yellows. When the tide is out you can take a stroll down the old quayside and set up camp on a patch of secluded sand.

Oh and there’s a pub. A real proper Devon pub with proper ale and proper chips. No amount of fancy mediterranean spritzer bars can beat that.

Hartland Quay is just a couple of miles down the road from Coastal Cabins. So what are you waiting for, visit now and I can guarantee Hartland Quay will draw you back again and again..

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Wild Spa Hot Tub

Did you know that at Coastal Cabins we have a super relaxing hot tub area that you can hire?

After a long journey or a day on the beach rest those tired feet and let the 26 spa jets massage away your aches and pains. Sit in the ‘Captain’s Seat’ and succumb to the exclusive 15 point ultrablast master massage jet.

Add to the mix some stunning views towards the Atlantic and a glass of cold bubbly and you’ll be in holiday heaven!

We also offer a mobile spa service where you can enjoy a range of spa treatments from the comfort of your cabin. Colleen and Hazel offer many styles of Massages, Eve Taylor Facials, Manicures and Pedicures.

The wild spa facility can be hired for £40ph max 2 people, or £60ph max 6 people. Booking slots are limited and must be made prior to arrival (and at least 48 hours before your chosen session). The minimum age is 16 years.

Spa treatments are subject to a £60 minimum spend per call out.

Book your holiday now:



We celebrated the end of the 2 storms with a stroll around from Saunton Beach towards Croyde. It definitely blew away the cobwebs! In the bottom picture you can just about see the Hartland headland which is where Coastal Cabins is located!

Along the way we stumbled upon this breathtaking house. Did anyone watch the Grand Designs episode that featured this building? It was one i’ll definitely never forget. So sad to see that many years later it still hasn’t been finished.

Anyone with very deep pockets fancy a project?

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A trip to The Big Sheep 🐑

We finally made it out of the house! The pre-child me would have fully embraced the idea of a whole weekend at home reading the Sunday Times and eating takeaway. However with a 3 year old, Storm Dennis is very different thing.

Today we braved the weather and made it out of the house to visit The Big Sheep. With the promise of baby sheep and soft play it wasn’t exactly a hard sell. The lamb in this video was 5 minutes old!


Next stop is the on-site gin distillery 👍🤪

Book a holiday at Coastal Cabins Glamping this Easter and the first 5 bookings will get FREE entry to The Big Sheep 🐑 for all the family!


GIVEAWAY Win a Holiday!

We have teamed up with The Times no.1 bestselling author @theunmumsymum on Instagram to offer one lucky family a holiday at Coastal Cabins!

Win a glamping break at @coastalcabins in North Devon worth £535. Choose either a 3-night weekend break, or a 4-night mid week stay in a Quirky Coastal Cabin for up to 4 people.

The cabins are set in a stunning location just over a mile from the beautiful beaches and coastline of North Devon. Cook up a feast in the indoor BBQ cabin, try your hand at fishing in the on-site lake, or book a babysitter and relax in the ‘Wild Spa’ hot tub area. The Cabins are family-friendly with comfy Kingsize beds for the grown ups and bunk beds for the kids. The cabins come fully equipped with en-suite shower rooms, kitchenettes and your own private deck by the lake. Leave the baby paraphernalia at home and reserve a Baby Kit for use during your stay.

The winner will also get FREE entry to the award winning theme park @thebigsheepfamilyattraction. Just 20 mins drive from Coastal Cabins, The Big Sheep offers a superb family day out, whatever the weather. Toddlers will love the soft play and meeting baby animals in the animal barn. Older kids will be desperate to try the Rampage Rollercoaster and Battlefield Live. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s an on site brewery and gin distillery.

How to enter:
– Entries must be made via Instagram via the Coastal Cabins Competition post on @theunmumsymum
– Comment on the Coastal Cabins GIVEAWAY post on the @unmumsymum page (duplicate comments won’t be counted so you only need to comment once)
– Make sure you are following @coastalcabins and @theunmumsymum
– Competition closes at 23:59 on Thursday 20 February

Terms and Conditions
– There is one prize available. 
– Prize in non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for any cash alternatives.
– Winner can choose either a mid week (Mon-Fri), or weekend (Fri-Mon) stay at Coastal Cabins Glamping.
– The stay can be taken in either the Mid or Low seasons (see website for more info) and must be taken between April 2020 and October 2020. 
– Cabins sleep a maximum of 2 adults plus 2 children. 
– Free family ticket to The Big Sheep must be used during your stay at Coastal Cabins. 
– Value of £535 is calculated as follows: 4 night midweek mid season stay in a Coastal Cabin is £475, entry to The Big Sheep for a family of 4 is £59.80. 
– The winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday 21 February
– This promotion is in no way associated with Instagram or Facebook. 

Good luck!!
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