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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 67 Reviews
              8/10 from 67 Reviews

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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.

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

If your looking for a great location to surf and enjoy a great camp site with excellant facilities.(great showers, washing up area, seperate family area, shop & well managed) this is the ideal camp site for you.

However, remember to arrive early on peak days. Everyone knows just how good it is!

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!

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