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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

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Pitches: 300
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 69 Reviews
              8/10 from 69 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Squirrelchops 17 reviews from this member

We stayed for one night as although we had turned up by lunchtime on the Saturday they were already full. We stayed elsewhere and returned Sunday to a much quieter site and cheaper at 17 rather than the Friday/Saturday rate of 20.

We had lunch up in Eddys cafe and it really was excellent. Good price for a good size meal and really tasty. So often you can be 'ripped off' at places like this but not here.

The site was much quieter and although we were in the 'singles' field it wasn't noisy. We went up to the pub in the village fro a couple and had a long walk along the beach. Later we sat on the beach to look at the sunset.This seemed very popular and there were many groups of young people having a few beers or making a fire.

The site facilities were good. The water in the ladies showers though was so HOT I couldn't wash properly as it virtually scolded me. There are also more than 3 dish wash sinks.Go behind the big brand new building that looks like a storage facility.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The ONLY thing I can comment on is not the campsites problem but the issue of litter on the beach. I have no problem at all with people having a few beers or BBQ on the beach.BUT there should be a rule about taking home your litter. It is awful to see such a beautiful spot ruined by empty beer bottles.Some broken which is a real hazard.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobbymoore06 3 reviews from this member

This site is in a great location for beach and surf. It is nestled just behind the sand dunes and a 5 minute walk through the camp leads to a fantastic beach and bay.

We arrived mid afternoon on a very warm friday at the end of half term and found a large pitch in the 4th field. Fields 3 and 4 are families only. The pitches are not marked. We expected that we would be surrounded by other campers by early evening but were pleasantly surprised to find that the owners did not appear to want to fill every square inch of the site. We noticed that campsite full signs were up by about 6pm.

The younger crowd were mainly sited around fields 1 and 2. These are nearer the facilities. We didn't have any problems with noise / rowdiness all weekend.

There is a small shop and bistro adjacent to site. Shop had all the essentials. We didn't use bistro. The nearest pub is in the village. We didn't use it in truth didn't fancy the mile walk along a very narrow largely single track lane.

The toilets and showers were always clean but there also always seemed to be a queue, plus water at best luke warm. In fairness we were probably trying to use at the peak times but I suspect few more showers and toilets wouldn't go a miss.

We paid 40.00 for two nights. This was a fixed rate for the tent. This makes it good value for the larger tent / family.

This is a beautiful part of the UK and we will definitely be back again.

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Serenlas 3 reviews from this member

I've just come back from a weekend camping at Hillend. The site has excellent facilities which were well maintained - shop, cafe, shower block, toilet block, outdoor showers for wetsuits, dishwash area with hot water and recycling bins.

There is a separate family camping field and two fields for groups. The beach is a short walk away through the sand dunes. The site is popular with groups because of the surfing, but there are rules about making noise after 10.00pm and these are enforced (a group of lads were thrown off the campsite on our first night for being rowdy).

My only negative point concerns the pricing structure. I arrived with a friend and we both had our own small 2 man tents. However, we were told we would have to pay an extra 20 a night for 2 tents. Luckily we had bought my big 4 man tent with us, so decided to both sleep in the same tent and save ourselves 40. However, the big tent took up more space than the 2 little tents would have. So maybe they could charge per person or take into consideration the size of tents.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mylesk 7 reviews from this member

I have seen this site many times (when surfing on the beach) and was not keen on taking the family. However booked in and found they had family fields in the back. Excellent site, relaxed, laid back, and remarkably quiet at night - I assume everyone who wants to stay up is in the other field, and the wind drowns any other noise.

Excellent for surf and beach, good (although limited) facilities. You cannot book ahead, no marked pitches and this usually fills up so get there early.

Will definitely be going back

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Evelina69 3 reviews from this member

Had a fab time here, beach is fantastic and an easy walk through the dunes.

Toilets and showers were clean, looked fairly new. Only 3 washing up sinks - not a problem do it at the tent!

It is quite a way from anywhere so be sure you have what you need when you go. Pub is a mile away in the village, and would be quite a hairy walk mostly one track road. Nearest 'proper' shop about a 20 min drive away. Shop on site is well stocked, closes at 7pm and my only criticism would be the lack of frozen blocks for the cool box and ice. They operate the system where you pay a deposit for theirs and pay 20p to get them replaced, they just couldn't keep up with the demand, even during the week, if you didn't get there first thing in the morning then it was 'pot luck' as to whether there would be any later on in the day.
Didn't try Eddies, it closes quite early though.

Loved everything about the place, just a shame it's so far away from me.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Camp Connoisseur 3 reviews from this member

The location is excellent, especially for surfer dudes like my hubby, as it is just next to the beach.

We had plenty of space for our pitch, even though the site was busy for the Bank Holiday weekend. As a couple, we were asked if we would like to go on one of the two Family Fields. This seemed much better than the two fields packed full of groups close to the road. The Family Fields are further away from the shower block but not too far.

The shower block was good but was busy on a Bank Holiday. The water was usually hot but cold a couple of times in the men's block. I think a second toilet & shower block is being built. Wetsuits are not allowed in the main shower block as there are separate outside shower cubicles - a good service.

The children's playground was very popular, with some fun climbing frames, swings and a slide.

Eddy's cafe is fantastic - delicious food, amazing views of the sunset and very clean and smart. Unfortunately, the cafe sometimes closes early if there aren't enough customers. If it is closed, there is a takeaway bar open next to it serving burgers.

The pub in the village serves tasty food too. There is also a surf shop (PJ's) which hires out boards at a reasonable price and has a phone service giving local surf conditions.

You cannot book this site so it is worth turning up early, especially on a Bank Holiday. We arrived Friday morning and had plenty of choice of pitch, but it did get busy later. However, there was no problem with noise, apart from the Gower winds!

We would recommend this site, especially for Eddy's cafe and the beautiful views.

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