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Visitor Reviews - Hillend Caravan & Camping Park

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

Facilities:  (Key)
          

Nearby:
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Pitches: 300
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 62 Reviews
              8/10 from 62 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics on Sale 

Reviews:  62 in total, now showing 31 to 36                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kateanddave 1 review from this member

This campsite is easy to find and the view as you arrrive is lovely, can see right down to the beach! brilliant!

Field was quiet so we had our choice of spaces. We picked one in field one which turned out to be a mistake as was too close to the through road and it was so windy the first night we had no shelter so thought we were going to blow away!

Eddies cafe advertised as being open until 5.30pm but actually closed at 3pm which was most inconvenient. When asked why they were closing early we were told it was too quiet to stay open. We went there for breakfast though as was quite reasonable ( £6 for cooked breakfast).

Luckily there is a lovely pub in Llangennith village which does the best chips so we didn't starve!

The shower block was in good condition and clean most of the time and always had loo paper which was a bonus. Only thing to be warned about is if you stay in the family field its quite a trek to the toilet although I think they are building a new block which would be handy.

BE WARNED! If you stay here on a Friday or Saturday night be prepared to get no peace and quiet until at least 2am! even though the signs said the gates were locked at 10pm there were people arriving and putting up their tents between 11pm-1am! ridiculous!

Apart from that we had a pleasant stay, the beach within walking distance is amazing and great for surfing!

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Camper7272 2 reviews from this member

We have been to this site a number of times.† The location is fantastic, right next to the beach in the dunes.† There is a cafe and shop which are useful, if a little short opening times.† This year they have improved their facilities considerably with a new toilet and shower block, with outside showers for washing off wet suits.† The only downside is that you can't book and have to hope there is space when you arrive!

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Pinkgnome 3 reviews from this member

I love the stunning location at Hillend and have been coming here for several years. It's a turn up and "pitch where you like" site and could be a tad basic for some people. The non-booking policy can be fraught if you're coming in groups etc on a busy friday eve. Be careful pitching towards the dune end. If you get heavy rain as we did about 2 years ago you might wake up with 2 inches of rain in your tent!
The prices have been going up. This time I paid £15 a night just for me whilst my friends paid the same price for a family of 5. Bit unfair really.
If you're surfing you can use PJ's hire shop in Llangennith village. Get there early though. The breaks are generally good for beginners and I stood up for the first time here! Body boarding is great here as well. Oh and the beach is so huge that one hot afternoon I skinny dipped without fear as the nearest people were miles away!
Other most favourite thing to do is walk along the ridge and drop down into Rhossilli for prawns and a pint at the Worms Head Hotel with great views. The only shame is that they have banned dogs as the beach is dog-free all year. It seems that as usual some inconsiderate owners have spoilt it for others. Otherwise, enjoy!

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

This site caters for groups rather than couples. If you are†a group with less than 3 tents you can very easily find yourselves surrounded when you wake up in the morning.† In the summer it is regularly full before 5pm on a Friday and you canít book in advance.† If you turn up on a Friday you have to pay for the 2 nights (£36 1 tent 1 car and 2 people)††
Our most recent visit was†in late April and all 4 fields were in use. †The guys came round and asked for the music to go off at about 10pm but there was a group of lads playing the bongoís till 5am and another†group of lads fell out loudly in the early hours.† We have stayed in the Family Only Field with friends in the past and it is a lot quieter.†
The toilets are usually clean and if they are dirty they donít stay that way for long and the same goes for the showers. Iíve not had a cold shower since the new block was built but I do tend to shower in the morning.† The dishwashing area has always had hot water when weíve used and is†normally quite clean.† †
The shop has all the things you tend to forget or run out of and isnít very expensive.† The Kings Head is about a mile up hill and has good beer and good food (a main course costs about £8).†Finally the beach is huge and relatively clean and full of surfer dudes.††
I do like this site for groups but if you are in just one tent†there are more suitable sites in the area.

Date of Visit: June 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: ImperiusMortis 1 review from this member

Fantastic site!† Great facilities, very relaxing holiday. It's not too pricey to camp down there because at the end of the day your paying for a fantastic holiday and all of the top class facilities. I found the shop can be rather expensive though - so make sure you take everything you need!†† Camp site is a stones throw away from the beach which personally I feel is one of the nicest beaches in Gower.

Going down there this July for 5 days and I can not wait!

Definitely recommend going down, See you down there!

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Anallew 6 reviews from this member

A little bit expensive for an unserviced site. Whilst good for several single people staying in a tent, £18 seemed a little steep for a family. Also on arrival they wanted us to pay for two nights even though we only intended staying for one. This, we were told was because we were likely to stay a second night and it would save them from trying to find us to pay up for second night! Needless to say we had to search for someone for a refund when we left after the first night.

Also worth noting is that this site is used by party people and as such the beach is often strewn with glass and cans. Just need to be vigilant with little ones.

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