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Visitor Reviews - Highlands End Holiday Park

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Highlands End Holiday Park
Dorset   (Browse area)
DT6 6AR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01308 422139  or  01308 426947

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Pitches: 120
Open: February To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 100 Reviews
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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.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Austinhead 1 review from this member

This is a lovely site, would agree with all other comments about the cleanliness and great facilities. The walk to Eype beach is down a steep bank which won't suit everyone (including me at 8 months pregnant) but you can drive there, although I felt 4 fixed car parking charge was a overpriced if you only intended to stay for an hour or so.

Main reason for my writing this review is to say please listen to the warnings about the winds. We did arrive when it was very very windy, the previous day people had been sent to an alternative area for pitching, and on the day we arrived others were leaving as it was just too windy. We just about managed to pitch our tent and in the 3 days we were there we saw others come and go either with or without ruined tents due to the winds. In the end our tent poles snapped and the tent ripped on day 4 and our holiday was over.

I would seriously recommend that only those people who have expensive high quality tents stay on this site, as you can neither predict whether it will be windy, nor the direction that the wind will come from. We did see several tents break in the wind.

Although the site was lovely, with great views and great facilities, I wouldn't stay here even with an expensive tent, when the wind was up it made being outside very uncomfortable and being inside very noisy (although that could be down to our cheapish tent). It seemed that the area for caravans was much less windy.

Another point is that the toilet block is at the other side of the caravans so you need to walk through the tents and then the caravans to get to it.

I hope if you do stay the wind is low and you have a great time.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Maysid5 3 reviews from this member

Excellent site. Toilets and free showers spotless at all times and even have piped music and heating. The pub was first class and the food was lovely and very well priced. Wonderful childrens play area and another small play area in the beer garden. Indoor and outdoor washing up facilities again spotless. The whole site is immaculate thanks to a team of gardeners who work none stop. There is a great dog exercise area, unfortunately most people tended to take their dogs to the grassed area at the back of the site which I thought was very unfair as the children used that area to fly kites and play ball games. The pitches are marked out but very spacious. Added to this there is a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts all these have an extra charge and there is a very well stocked shop. We would certainly visit this site again.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Julie58 5 reviews from this member

This is a nice enough site. The facilities are very clean. It certainly is high, overlooking the beach if you have one of the lucky pitches. Otherwise it can be disappointing to book and overlook caravans.

The shop is well stocked and the staff helpful.

Personally I'm not keen on the drive through the static vans to reach the touring site. All the shop / reception / club facilities are handy for the statics but not for the tourers.

Lovely play area for the children and plenty of room to walk dogs.

On balance would be happy to return.

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