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Visitor Reviews - Waveney River Centre

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Waveney River Centre
Staithe Road
Burgh St Peter
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR34 0BT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01502 677343

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Pitches: 52
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 140 Reviews
              9/10 from 140 Reviews

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Date of Visit: February 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Stevehagger 10 reviews from this member

I visited Waveney River Centre in February 2017 for a long weekend in our T4 camper. The pitch we were able to chose before our visit was very nice and the new access road made it much easier to get to than last year it was no longer muddy. The view from the top pitches is very nice, across the marina and river. The swimming pool was also really nice and was a nice warm retreat in the cold February weather. We also visited the Waveney Inn for a drink which was good. We will definitely visit again.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: DandT 25 reviews from this member

Where to start. On arrival down the well documented difficult road we parked and, following instructions, reported to Reception - but there were no directions to said reception. We found it with the help of other guests and received a friendly welcome. On the way we saw our pitch on Kingfisher at the top of the site.

The plus points are

- a lovely setting by the marina

- a pub which serves an extensive menu on site

- a swimming pool on site

- a reasonably well stocked shop by reception

- friendly and helpful staff


- our pitch was very scruffy with the electric hook up just about buried in a bush with the socket at the back. I was stung by nettles three times connecting up

- the shower block is described as a luxury experience and the individual rooms with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer are a good idea but they are looking a bit tired and not well maintained

- the WiFi is legendary among staff and guests for being non-existent but when I asked whether it might be better in the pub I was told it was the same as the site wifi. It took me three days to discover that the wifi inside the pub works very well.

- you can book a boat from reception and a notice in the facilities block says that you can book a sky dive. I tried to order a particular newspaper to be delivered because there are daily papers delivered to reception. I was given three different reasons from different members of staff as to why this was impossible or impractical. Really? A newsagent delivers papers but he cannot be persuaded to add a different one.

- the dog walking is done in a field behind the site, which is ok, but one member of staff, when asked, didn't seem to know much about it

In general this site has the potential to be a brilliant experience but, while the staff do their best, the overall management of the site seems to be to do just enough. Our 'hardstanding' pitch was actually a grass pitch with hard plastic matting which over time had sunk in to the ground unevenly and had bare, sandy patches. Given the setting and potential a little investment in the site itself wouldn't go amiss.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chezzle 2 reviews from this member

The site is tucked out of the way down a narrow lane with occasional stopping points. More signage would be helpful as it's hard to locate and confusing when you arrive. We eventually checked in, we had a warm welcome from the receptionist, who showed us where to pitch. We had booked a moorhen pitch which was 12 x 8 and just fitted our 7m x 3m tent with porch. We struggled to get our car on as we faced our tent out to the marina. But the adjacent pitches were empty so we straddled. The pitches were well situated but could have done with a bit of maintenance, weeding etc. Our stay was fantastic as we had superb weather and the site was under occupied so we never struggled to get a shower etc. The shower block is lovely and private you have a code to get in and then you have a shower, toilet and sink to yourself, also a hairdryer on the wall and a couple have baby changing facilities they are looking a little tired but they are clean, (most of the time) unless someone has messed it up before your use. There are signs reminding you of saving water etc. There is a play area near the shower block, set on a slope, the children using it seemed to enjoy it. Just above this there is a swimming pool which we used one day, but it is included in the price which makes it good value if you use it a lot. It is clean and very warm. In fact the Jacuzzi was so hot that no one could use it. Great though if the weather is bad. There is a washing up area and another block of toilets, which is useful. The pub on site is well used, we had 3 meals there, all very nice with a minimal wait and friendly staff, the only negative was the air con was too cold for me. Apparently you have to book sometimes, but we never struggled to get a table. The site overall is lovely to walk around. They did have building work going on which didn't bother us. We hired a boat for the day on sight, quite pricey 136 for the day, but great for a treat. It was a basic old boat but fine for us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a small shop attached to reception with your basic needs and a few souvenirs and a small launderette with a shelf of leaflets showing things to do. You are nearby to several beaches of Gt Yarmouth, Caister, Lowestoft, Hemsby if you like arcades etc, and there are several nice pubs that serve food nearby, but we were quite happy on site, people watching and seeing the boats coming and going. It was fairly quite while we were there, which made it more enjoyable for us. It could be a totally different experience if busy.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tweedledee 1 review from this member

Great location by the river. Access to site via narrow roads with passing places. Site facilities excellent - private wet rooms, indoor swimming pool, good pub and shop on site. Lovely walk to Oulton Broad from site. Been twice now and would thoroughly recommend. Staff very friendly and welcoming. We have a motorhome but would recommend to campers as well as plots are also spacious.

Excellent value for money.

Dog friendly

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: AEphgrave 1 review from this member

We first visited Waveney when we hired a boat for a week from Horning and moored over night and had free use of the excellent facilities and showers and said we would come back and stay which we did and we were not disappointed.

The Site, Showers, Swimming pool, Pitch all excellent and great views from all pitches and a lovely setting. The Waveney Inn on site is excellent with a great choice and great staff and able to offer gluten free choices.

No negatives but beware if towing as it is in a rural location and roads are narrow so follow the site directions as the direct route lacks passing places.

We will be back as a great site.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Layla2005 1 review from this member

Having never camped before wasn't sure what to expect. Upon arrival warm friendly greeting pod lovely and clean. Lovely setting good rules children not allowed after 9pm to run around my grandaughter absolutely loved every minute. Will definitely recommend and will come back has totally changed my opinion on camping.

The only thing I feel would good is to have hooks around pod and a fan in ceiling as does get very hot.

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