This was the first time we stayed at Highlands End. It was recommended to us by some friends, who didn't let us down when they said "It was a nice campsite" We stayed over the bank holiday weekend and had a pleasant welcome when we arrived. As we had arrived early we got a pretty go spot overlooking West Bay.(Stunning views). The pitches are very spacious, and well maintained. We ate in the bar/restaurant†every night as the food is very reasonably priced & absolutely gorgeous. There were long ques to order food at times and†it may†pay to book a table in advance as it did get busy. We did get to use the swimming pool, sauna & steam room, which were very clean. There was also a gym, but we didn't feel the need for over exerting ourselves. The showers/toilets were spotless, and cleaned at least twice a day. They did get busy from around 7am onwards, so if your an early bird like me then you'll be in & out before the rush. We did have bad weather over the Bank holiday (70mph wind and rain), but it seemed that most of the tents did manage†to stay upright . Well recommended place to stay, with lots of thing to see and do
I thought the site was very well laid out and nice and clean. The toilet and shower block was great and the washing up water nice and hot . The pool was lovely and the playground good. We ate in the pub on-site twice as it was windy and the meals and service were good. The pitches were a good size and mostly level. However I will not be returning as it is so exposed. The wind was blowing an absolute hooley up there when all around was relatively calm. Our tent collapsed although the pegs stayed put and 2 of the fibre glass poles broke with the force. Admittedly my tent is not designed for high winds ,being of a polytunnel design. Alot of others packed up early and went home and the low-lying tents seemed to survive OK. I like to sit out in the evening relaxing ,not huddle inside feeling cold in the warmest clothes. No point taking the BBQ. In summary- only go if you have a really sturdy tent and the forecast is completely calm. PS the girls age 10-13yrs loved our visit to the donkey sanctuary about 40mins away.
Spent 4 days at this site over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. We were sited in Area 2 that has 5 tent pitches available with Electric Hook up.
The site itself was well looked after and manicured to a very high standard, staff were always touring the site giving you a good sense of security.
Both Toilet / Showers Blocks were clean, the childrens play area look good fun for the kids and very tidy, we used the Indoor Pool, Sauna & Steam Rooms all of which were clean. Unforunately on this occasion we did not used the Clubhouse facilities.
For our first evening we went to West Bay and had the traditional Fish & Chips which were ok, the following day we paid a quick visit to Burton Bradstock nothing much there other than a Beach & Tea House. Our third day saw us visit Lyme Regis which again was ok but being spoilt by the quick food operators and sometime smell of Hot Cooking Oil
On our final evening we went to the Anchor Inn in Burton Bradstock and had a superb meal based around fresh fish etc not cheap but well worth the money we found this in The Good Pub Guide 2006.
Our only concern was the weather, being on or near the Beach & Cliffs we expected it to be windy but our last day/ night it become or felt very windy but we managed in the end.
Would we go back? yes we are looking to go back in early September with our Grandson who is 6 as it has everything we want and I'm sure it has everything he wants.
I have visited this site many times over several years. It has just about everything the only downside is that it is on the clifftop (but safe for kids) and a bit of a trek to the beach if you are old and arthritic like me. The clubhouse and bar are very good, fishing lake at the local sister site is great. The sea fishing is OK but nothing to scream about. On the plus side in nearby West Bay (A walk if you are healthy, otherwise 5-10 mins by car) are some of the most famous restaurants and eating pubs and hotels in the west country. I know, I've tried them all. A site well worth visiting.
Days we spent: 7 Days Mon-Sun Arrive: Anytime after 11am Depart: Before 11am Cost: £133.00 Caravan facilities: Electric, Water, Sewerage, Gravel for awning, Concrete hard-standing for Caravan. We stayed we think on the best plot which was Area 2 Plot Number 16 and yes you can book plots in advance. We managed to slip into a corner area very close to the shower block and waste disposal area. The site is lovely and quiet, its a mixture of static, tents and Caravans. All are separated from each other such as statics in there own area, tents and Caravans separated as well.
The entrance to the site is excellent, nice and wide and very easy to find the site, the swimming pool is cold! and it was supposed to be heated. There are 4 or 5 shower blocks as i remember, which are very clean, quite posh, deep sinks, separate washing cubicles and separate closed door showers.
Places of interest: Well Bridport is within easy access to many area's, but we found a lovely Pub, why do all us men find Pubs! called The Anchor Inn which is at West Bay Beach.
On site shop: Very expensive not very large, but I think they are all quite expensive aren't they, there is a Tesco 5 mins drive from the site.
On site restaurant: We wanted to pay for a meal for the 4 of us not buy the whole camp site.far too expensive
Just returned from 6 nights at Highlands End. Completely agree with others comments on the standard of maintenance at this site, in particular the statics in Area 1 are without exception immaculately kept. The grass pitches in Area 3 (The tent Area) were better than your lawn at home. The scenery is absolutely fantastic both looking out to sea and Inland. We had some rain and some blustery winds but nothing which concerned me.
The facilities are very modern, clean and not too far away wherever you are on the site. Being August it was more or less full but I did not have to queue for a shower, it seemed most people were happy not to mob them at the most obvious times!
Used the swimming pool, tennis courts and pitch and putt (all very good), all had to be paid for but rather that than not have the facilities at all!
The beach at Eype is easily reached from the Campsite but not suitable for bathing (it falls away quite steeply into the water) but still worth a visit. The cliff path can be accessed from the site and includes sheer drops so all children should be supervised, although there is a gate. The pub in Eype (New Inn) is a bit of a walk and suffered from the English disease of only serving lunch between 12-2pm (why??). The other caravan park in the village has a tea room which was quite pleasant. For bathing, Lyme Regis and Weymouth are very good although advisable to use the park and ride services given lack and cost of parking in both locations.
I was pleasantly surprised with the bar/restaurant. It is completely non-smoking, great family atmosphere with good range of food and drink. The menu is not haute Cuisine but clearly the Head Chef and his team put a bit of passion into what they do and the result is good honest home cooked food. The portions were so big on occasion we ordered children's sizes (esp the Pizza's!). The turkey curry was particularly good.
Staff were very friendly and keen to help with any problems or requests.
This is not the cheapest site but value for money it is excellent. Would not hesitate to return.
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