Beautiful entrance past hotel with waterfalls and the site in general is set out with little ponds and lakes dotted around. The pitches are a good size and there is a couple of parks and a recreational field for the kids. The shower blocks are a good size and the best showers I have had in a campsite, hot and powerful. My only criticism is the swimming pool, for the size of site it is way too small and the land is there to extend. It needs updating as gets too full. The club was similar to other sites. Good holiday.
Just had a week at Southview in a motorhome 2 adults £95 on hardstanding, the super pitches seem to hold more water than the hardstanding side. The facilities were very good, the pool a nice temp. 6a bus came close by to pick up or the no6 went on main roadd by the park. The toilet block was very clean with the exception of a strong smell from gents urinal. Pot washing in launderette in back room with piped radio. No shortage of hot water, I had a bath on 4 days and wife liked her showers. Although many tourers on site, no waiting for toilets etc. Club was usual run of mill and beer was £3. 30 a pint of lager. I would say it has high ratings for a park resort site and some nice extras, bargains to be had out of main season, and we were very pleased plenty to do in skegness
We tend to avoid these sites when children are off school as they can get a bit hectic in the bar areas as most park resorts / haven sites do, and we have been to a lot of them. Hope this helps
My wife and I agree with everything the previous reviewer put, the entrance to the site and the drive down the tree lined avenues are lovely. The touring pitches are as said hard standing with adequate space for anything other than the biggest of vans etc, all the touring pitches are are in small cul-de-sacs with pitch spaces for 16 vehicles. We had a standard pitch but full service pitches are available.
There are two bars/venues should you wish one for all the entertainment and a separate bar/restaraunt with food served all day.
There is a regular hourly bus service that drives through the site to take you into Skegness this is operated by Stagecoach so is not a complimentary service but at £3. 30 return per adult or £10. 00 for a family ticket is not too bad.
The biggest downside was the shower and water facilities, men's showeroom only had had four showers, I tried three and all were equally poor in water pressure and temperature, despite being fairly recently modernised they didn't look as though they were cleaned more than once a day.
If Park Resorts were to just invest a little more in the facilities it would certainly be a park to remember for all the right reasons.
As others have said here - the site looks impressive on first arrival. Easy access and nice one-way system down the main road means no reversing! However, there is no pull-in for tourers so you can get into reception. You have to estimate where to pull up without annoying other drivers.
Excellent location for visiting Skegness or the fantastic Gibraltar Point - peace and tranquility in bucket loads. Site is near to Morrisons, Tesco and umpteen fast food outlets.
Pitches are large. We had a mains hardstanding and there was enough room for the van, the awning, the car, another car and a bit of grass to sit on/bbq if you felt the urge.
The power for our pitch was through a hedge. Not a problem, but confusing.
The pitches are level but the grass part gets very worn and uneven which can result in large puddles if it rains.
Clubhouse/facilities are great if you want evening entertainment for the kiddies - Sparky and the Krew Club are there and it's dancing city. Take away food, shop, swimming pool. Everything catered for.
The down side -
The chemical disposal is the WORST I've encountered. It has no flush and a tap that splatters everything everywhere. Not good. Coupled with that, this area, despite being covered, suffered from rain flooding and it was not cleaned once in the whole week we were there. The grey water disposal was a little better but again, no evidence of being cleaned. As toilet waste disposal is the worst job of the holiday, it doesn't want to be made MORE unpleasant than it needs to be. !
The men's shower block looked reasonably clean but had that awful pervading smell of a public urinal which made it most unpleasant to use. Coupled with this, there were only three showers - one being the disabled. I got to the point where I showered in the van - which I'd rather not do. The worst showers I've used. Some I'd walk in barefoot. These? No way.
If Park Resorts attended to these small details, they would have a superb site here, worthy of a revisit from anyone. As it stands, I wouldn't go back.
We has a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children stayed at Southview caravan park for 2 weeks with a touring caravan. First impressions were great as the entrance to the site via hotel on left and security barrier to main site. We had a electric hard stand pitch with drainage, water, aerial point which is a bonus. The shower block and toilets were ample and clean at all times, never overcrowded. The facilities on site were fabulous, 9 hole golf course, 2 fishing lakes, swimming pools, park, few restaurants and takeaways, evening entertainment. And many other things to do. Skegness town centre 10 min drive or 20 min on cycle track. Traditional look to town with funfair, markets, restaurants, supermarkets. Only negative of Skegness, there is not a lot of places to day visit within 30-40 miles radius, but would recommend a week stay at this site
We opted for a Electric plus pitch, which comes with water and grey water drainage. Drains were blocked around our caravan and stank, but luckily the wind was blowing away from the van. A chap came on the 2nd day and started rodding them, it didn't help! Still, the touring area is very nice (where I was) though it must be said that there's a lot of seasonal pitches, the majority of which looked very tatty.
The entertainment for kids and pool etc isn't up to the same standard as a Haven, to be honest I think the site is more geared up towards couples. Some may see that as a benefit rather than a drawback!
Despite what people say, I actually like Skeggy. Last summer I did Bournemouth and Skegness, the former being a bit of a dump!
One more thing, I wish commercial sites with static vans would stop ramming sales of them down my throat! Everywhere I look, there's adverts for them or someone trying to sell them to me. If I want a static (no chance!) then I'll let you know!
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