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Visitor Reviews - Hillend Caravan & Camping Park

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Hillend Caravan & Camping Park
Glamorgan   (Browse area)
SA3 1JD   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01792 386204

Facilities:  (Key)


Pitches: 300
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 66 Reviews
              8/10 from 66 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lukepricey 2 reviews from this member

Having planned my camping trip to an absolute tee I thought I was in for a brilliant week at Hillend Campsite in Llangennith.

Having camped here as a teenager (about 8 years ago!), and visiting many times in the car for daytrips I had good experiences of Hillend. I also know that there is NO advance booking here so I contacted the campsite by phone and email before my holiday to get the best advice as to the best times to get a pitch. They told me exactly what it states on their website 'we don't take advance bookings but we guarantee that we take all new arrivals between sunday and thursday' they told me to turn up early and between these dates. We got there early at about 9am on a rainy wednesday, I asked the lady in the kiosk for a pitch and she took a long outward breath and said 'NO, FULL.' I then asked her if a pitch is likely to become available later in the day or the next and she just said 'NO. Try Kennextone' and walked back into the kiosk. We reversed and drove away.

It really is a lottery to get on this site. Do not pin your holiday plans on a week in Hillend, have a backup campsite

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Davidgh 2 reviews from this member

Wonderful Beach just over the dunes - surfers paradise.

Showers - Best ever (except Denmark!)

Shop - well stocked and reasonable

Fields - can be a bit damp in wet weather!

Superb playground

Well patrolled and quiet at night

Beach - dunes now regularly cleaned

What a beautiful place

Good pub in Llangenith - the Kings Head - good food and beer - pretty busy place though

No Booking is a drawback

Also not very protected from the south west!

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lacybates 1 review from this member

Having found this site on ukcampsite we visited for a weekend to check it out for bringing the children later in the month and have found it fabulous.

Great facilities - never had to queue for showers, loos or washing up.

Lots of space - although some of the fields were a bit wet!

We arrived on Friday lunchtime and had lots of choice where to set up but by the evening it was full then by Sunday evening lots of space again.

Great atmosphere, good shop where you can hire ice packs, everyone very helpful. Didn't get to Eddy's before closing but will try it out with the kids next time.

Just a few minutes walk from the fabulous Rhossili beach with lots going on and loads of space for everyone.

Looking forward to bringing the children later in the month for a few days - fingers crossed for the weather.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jaymondo 1 review from this member

Plus points - close to a great surfing beach, clean and modern toilets.

On the downside- very basic field, boggy, very very very long walk to the toilets, and extremely agro staff.

This site really needs to sort out its identity and who it wants to attract. We had came to this area and site to surf, when we drove past the surf shop, pub full of surfers, saw the beach the tonnes of surfboards, kite surfers etc we thought we had hit the jackpot. Even the guys on reception/security (not locals, obvious surfers from London and Birmingham) initially seemed to be having a laugh and seemed to be more laid back than Katie Price.

If you want to attract surfers and other water sport enthusiasts, you must expect some noise, (not too much I will agree) but to have a high powered torch shined in your face every 2 minutes if you take a step outside your van and even dare to breath a quiet word, and to have 4 intimidating security guards banging on both sides of your van saying you must keep it down now its 1030 is totally not acceptable.

I can understand the campsites need to keep noise down for families etc, but almost all the families we could see were all still up and having a laugh and the kids were making more noise than anyone.

The field we were put in, was a good 10-15 minutes walk from the toilet block and the track was 3 foot of mud and unlit, not surprisingly most people were just urinating around the field and in a old tumbled down shed- where there was even evidence that people had been having number 2's.

Lack of facilities and a poor campsite are not a problem for us as we just want to be with our friends and have great surf, however the way the security dealt with people is the reason we probably will not go back to this site again.

My recommendation for this site is to allow people who want to be social to pay their £20 to use the bottom muddy field (with no water, waste bins or toilet facilities)let them have a party atmosphere and let the families have the nice quiet site 10 minutes walk up the track, have a midnight curfew - everybody’s happy!

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Indigo16 5 reviews from this member

We stay here quite often. Fantastic field site next to the dunes on the edge of The Gower.

Loos are always clean, showers are always hot. Late night noise is unusual as people tend to go to the beach for a few beers. Cafe isn't open in the evenings but the pub is not far away in the village and there's another at the other end of the beach too.

You can't book though, only downside really.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ts17stan 3 reviews from this member

Stayed for 3 nights (Wed, Thur & Fri) in Field 4 (3 & 4 for families) Fields 1,2 & 3 were almost full but Field 4 almost empty. Weekends apparently get very busy.
Good clean toilets and shower blocks (one morning however they forgot to unlock them until 8am leaving a few early risers a big disgruntled).
Eddy's restaurant on site closed at 4pm each day so we didn't use it for evening meals. Great location & weather which made it a great time away.

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