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Visitor Reviews - Highlands End Holiday Park

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Highlands End Holiday Park
Dorset   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01308 422139

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Pitches: 120
Open: February To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 103 Reviews
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Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Friar Snig 2 reviews from this member

There's nothing much I can fault this site for. Beautiful surroundings with glorious views, well laid out spacious manicured pitches, good toilet and washing facilities, and a grand children's play area (if you need one) make Highland's End a fine place to stay.

I can't comment on the shop, the pool or the bar because I didn't visit any of them, but they're there.

The beach at Eype Mouth is a 10 minute walk away, and the fishing from the shore can be great! One evening, in just a couple of hours, I caught over 30 mackerel with a string of feathers. Strangely, my mate Dave caught nothing at all just a few yards from me - probably because he spent most of his time asleep in the evening sunshine!

But beware as has already been mentioned, please do not underestimate the potential for extremely high winds. They can be devastating. On our fourth morning there we awoke to gale force winds, and driving rain. It was very difficult to stand still in the teeth of the relentless blast, and needless to say the tents took a real battering.

Many on the site were damaged, including ours and that of our friends, and one or two had been abandoned during the night. We spent several hours on 'tent patrol' that morning constantly knocking back in loose pegs and guy ropes, and hanging on to rapidly warping poles. Eventually, soaked to the skin and frozen, we gave up, hurled everything into the back of our vehicles and fled for sunny Lancashire despite having three more nights paid for. You don't get refunds.

We stopped for breakfast down the road in Bridport and were surprised (and slightly disgruntled) at how gentle the drizzly breeze was in the valley. It's that cliff top location, beautiful but treacherous!

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jojojet 1 review from this member

Just visited highlands end after recommendation. It was our 1st first time touring again after a 30 year break, can't understand why we left it so long! - what a laugh we had

Fantastic park, lovely views, great walks with the dogs, saw sheep giving birth to the lambs.

Friendly staff, grass area's kept very neat and tidy, no litter around nice shop, great bar with very good food, would recommend. Shower block clean and tidy, though the showers need to run longer before you have to press the button again, Play area very good, swimming pool expensive 7.10 for 2 adults and a child, and the water was very cold - also I didn't like the fact that one member of the leisure staff was cleaning the mats out of the changing pool side with very strong smelling chemicals (I know they need to be cleaned but you could do it when no one is around)

Very handy for morrisons and the wine factory,

Eype beach nice to walk along,

Would not recommend the New Inn Eype

Would definitely go again

(in 5 nights we only experienced the wind for half of a night)

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jane Preston 1 review from this member

Very helpful on arrival. Good level clean and tidy pitch. We had electric hook up.

Great facilities and a friendly family atmosphere. Being right on the cliff top there was nearly daily drama with coast guard helicopter rescue to be seen. Lots of paragliders too.

If you pitch here you need plenty of decent pegs. The wind is indescribable and many tents were abandoned in pieces and their owners went home without them! Having said that the views are astounding the beach although shale is fantastic and the water warm and clear. You are left to your own devices for your stay and ample supplies are available at the local shop.

We will be returning! Oh. There are lots of rabbits.

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Artoisdobes 9 reviews from this member

Just got back from Highlands End - what a lovely site! We used the pool and gym and they were both great. Yes there is an extra charge but it is well worth the money.

The views are beautiful but take some BIG wooden blocks as some of the pitches with the great views slope badly.

The loos and showers were superb - always spotlessly clean. The bar was pleasant and the food was pretty good too (we only ate there once). The maintenance staff also did a great job with the grounds.

Not too impressed with Bridport but did have a nice walk down to West Bay with the dog. And yes the fish and chips from the kiosk is wonderful!

Really loved the site but not enough in the area to make us go back again.

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Pendleton_girl 21 reviews from this member

It had been a long day and we were looking to find somewhere to pitch up for the night with a lovely view. Highland's End was the choice and it didn't disappoint. It was cheaper than I expected so soon after the August Bank Holiday, we paid 13.75 for our campervan (no electric) and we more or less had the area we were in to ourselves - at the far end with a fantastic view of the stunning Jurassic Coast. Sadly it got dark all too quickly, but an early night was on the cards anyway as we were so tired.
The following morning dawned bright and sunny; pulling back the curtain we were treated to a fantastic sight as the sun rose over the bay. After breakfast I set off to walk down to Eype Village; it is all downhill there so bear in mind you will have a climb to get back. Also don't make the mistake I made and pass the sign directing people to the right to follow the path; I missed it and ended up trying to climb down the bank and ended up on my backside. Nevertheless the coastal path is a lovely walk.
We are definitely planning to go back; the loo and shower facilities looked very good and there was a restaurant, shop and a gym although I did not see these. Two things I would advise you to be aware of however. First, if you have a tent make sure it is sturdy and can stand the wind which can be very strong. Second, there are quite a few rabbits around and sadly my husband saw that one of them was afflicted with myxamatosis; he reported it to the management who responded to us to say they are aware and will humanely kill affected rabbits, but I would ask if you see them to make sure you report it so there is a better chance of putting the poor creatures out of their suffering. Apart from this, a great site and we are definitely going back and it is always nice to see rabbits - hopefully healthy ones!

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Caren 3 reviews from this member

This is a nice camp site in a lovely part of Dorset, the views from the camping area are fantastic. The facilities were good with plenty of showers and toilets and washing up areas inside and outside. A good swimming pool onsite and a bar and restaurant.

It was a busy time with lots of campers coming and going over the bank holiday weekend, the bathroom area struggled not due to lack of space, more due to peoples lack of consideration, they only seemed to be cleaned once a day. On the whole a nice site.

One warning it can be windy here we experienced very strong winds one night and a lot of tents didn't survive, it was not for the faint hearted, the area is great but I wouldn't risk going back due to the wind.

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