About Alston Farm

This page is to share the history and memories of the site so you can see how it has become the campsite that it is today.

Alston campsite was founded in 1961 by Alec Shepherd, it was one of the only campsites in the area, after the main Salcombe campsite at Beadon was closed for housing developement. Hundreds of people visited with there families in small tents to enjoy summer by the seaside. It started very basic, but people weren't expecting very much, with statics that were rented not even including a toilet or shower.

Many of our customers now remember their childhood memories here, little touches like the fresh milk from the farm cows, feeding newborn orphan lambs and the daily 'rent collection' call to visitors.

As time has passed the site has been developed and expanded, with Phil Shepherd taking over the running of the site when his father passed away, to now running it with his daughter Penny. We hope to continue to improve the site but try to keep the same relaxed feel it has always been known for.