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Visitor Reviews - Sandwich Leisure Park

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Sandwich Leisure Park
Woodnesborough Rd
Sandwich
Kent   (Browse area)
CT13 0AA   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01304 612681

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Pitches: 187
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 126 Reviews
              8/10 from 126 Reviews


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Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Jondy 2 reviews from this member

Liked this site last year.  All OK , last year but they would not take telephone bookings then.  This year there are new owners (very friendly) and they do take telephone bookings.    Much upgrading has been going on including excellent security.   Lots more trees being planted and many bird boxes set in the trees all David Bellamy inspired stuff and all the better for it.  The pitches (lots of them with electric, water and drainage and a light are great) are sectioned off into 2 unit bays with planting around them. Shiny clean loos but shower head could not be adjusted downwards enough I thought. Wife said hers was OK, might be me?   
This site is just a stroll from historic Sandwich. Plenty of old pubs and eating places even an old fashioned cinema.  A lovely walk if you turn right and follow the riverside walk along the former old town walls to the river Stour and harbourside etc.  Turn left over railway crossing to a good superstore, the town also has lots of shops.
This is amongst my personal favourites now.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Quechua 1 review from this member

Stayed here for 5 nights in total over the Easter bank holiday '07. (though originally planned & paid for 6 nights). As this was our 1st camping experience we did not have much expectation except to have the basic amenities at hand. I have a mixed review of this campsite but overall I would rate it as okay. Firstly, Sandwich town itself is beautiful and has definitely added to our experience. Its nicely located so within easy driving distance to Margate, Dover, & Deal. Local co-op, pubs and shop are within walking distance. (no shop on-site)
 
Okay, so here are the pro's and con's of the camp site.
 
CON'S
Our first morning the shower's did NOT work. Water trickled out (if you were lucky) but in my case I hardly had any!. Half naked with a toddler in tow I had to gather all my belongings and run in and out of 7 shower cubicles before accepting defeat and resorted to rinsing the shampoo off my hair by pressing my head against the tiled wall under the shower to catch water trickling down! Toddler did not have a shower that morning as the water was scorching hot for him to wash in.
 
Every pitch has electrical hook-up. On our very first night we experienced problems with this. We had prepared for the cold nights, and had brought with us our portable heater. With everyone else on the campsite trying to keep warm the electrics kept tripping. We didn't have electric the 1st night, and exactly the same happened the 2nd night. Complained to owners that our electrical hook-up point was faulty, he came to test it and said it was our hook-up cable that was faulty not their electrical points. We decided to hook up on another empty pitch as our cable was long enough and not to our surprise it worked! So on our 3rd night there on, we were able to sleep more comfortably in the warmth. During our stay I saw no evidence of them fixing our electrical hook-up point, so it would not surprise me if the next campers experience some sort of problems.
 
If you are hoping for a tranquil & quiet campsite then I do not think this would suit you. I can only base my opinion on our experience and in terms of quiet & relaxing, it did not meet our expectations. You will hear trains passing by as the campsite is located next to a train line, at night you will notice this along with faint road traffic noise and aircrafts above. The only pleasant noise "pollution" that didnt bother me was the church bells that sound 24hrs of the day at every hour. However, we soon got use to this and hardly noticed it after a while.
 
As our stay was before, during and after the busy bank holiday period we were able to experience the campsite when it was busy and quiet. I was very disappointed and let down with the owners because after the "busy" Easter long weekend rush was over diggers & other JCB machinery arrived where they started building work on the campsite. Obviously the noise of digging, drilling was not acceptable so this really spoilt it for us. We were not warned before hand that building work was going to take place. It wasn't pleasant because it was in view in front and behind our tent and the noise was constant. After this we decided to cut our stay short by 1 night as we were ready to go home.
 
PRO's (yes there are some good points)
 
Shower block kept clean (though do expect to see grass on floor of showers, etc). They have a family section where the whole family can be together (note: bigger cubicles but still only 1 shower in each)
 
Adequate washing up facilities
 
I think there was a laundry facility on site but we did not use this.
 
Nice playground for the kids.
 
Owners were helpful despite our electrical problems and even agreed to charge our light in their office so we could use it at night.
 
Pitch was grassy and fairly level.
 
Did not feel overlooked or over crowded, spacing of pitches were acceptable.
 
Other things to take note of:
 
Dogs are allowed on this camp site so be aware. We did not allow our young toddler to roam too far as our fellow campers had very territorial dogs and barked at anything and anyone that walked by. They were on leads but none the less this was intimidating for my children.
 
Use  of footballs & bikes were allowed on this site which were in our favour as our kids were kept entertained. Though this may not suit some.
 
Overall our stay was enjoyable as we made the most of our situation. We ventured out on our bikes to Sandwich Bay and other towns which we found easily accessible from this site.
 
Would we come back here? Probably, but not anytime soon as we'd definitely like to see other places and experience other beautiful towns that England has to offer.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Russinkent 3 reviews from this member

I have been to this site a great number of times and this time I was very disappointed. The site looked like it was half finished and part of the shower block was closed early evening.
There is a plus side the site is clean and tidy and there's plenty of room for your units On our stay there must have been a problem with the electric because every night apart from one the site lost power.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sbond219 4 reviews from this member

We Stayed here the August bank Holiday for a week. We were really looking forward to staying at this site as the reviews were really good and no one had a bad word to say about this site.
I will agree that it is ideally located for a walk into Sandwich which is a great little town with plenty of watering holes. But on the negative side We did not like how the pitches are set out as one unit is in front of another so your back window over looks the other caravans front window rather squashed. The toilet block well this busy period let them down as the shower blocks were rather a mess and the staff could not keep up and the blocks were always dirty so all in all we did not enjoy our stay The other plus I could mention is that it is not far from dover to go and get your cheap drink

Date of Visit: September 2006 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Greyfox 16 reviews from this member

Having just purchased our camper and not been camping for 20 or so years we were looking for somewhere fairly local to try it out before the end of the season. Following a recommendation and with the help of this web page we chose Sandwich leisure park. The staff were friendly, helpful and the pitches were well spaced out with water, TV and electric hook up.
Shower block was clean and well equipped. Sandwich town was close with plenty of places to have a meal and a pint.On the down side there was no camp shop to purchase things like milk or papers, but the local coop was very near if you don't mind paying a premium for your shopping.
If you go keep an eye out for OZ and her sister, the camp kittens and make sure they  are not asleep in you van before you pack up to leave lol. All in all a nice site for a weekend break.
The east side of the site does back on to a branch line so trains do pass by and sometimes I heard the local church bells chiming every 15 minutes, all of which fade into the back ground after a while. If you want to completely avoid it park up in the northwest corner. Will definitely book a weekend there next year

Date of Visit: July 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Mart.b. 2 reviews from this member

We have stayed at this park on a number of occasions and can only say good things. Nice level pitches with plenty of room , nice play area for the children and the toilet / shower blocks are second to none. The town centre is only a short walk along the river path, once in town there are pretty streets with a variety of shops and pubs. A bit further into town there is a mariner with a riverside bar/hotel. Site 9/10 Toilets / showers 10/10

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