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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: 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 4 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.

Date of Visit: April 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Madders331 3 reviews from this member

What a lovely site. Nice, flat clean pitches with dedicated family areas but beware, where there are rushes, there is water. Don't try and drive to that 'lovely' looking spot as, like others did, you'll get stuck. The fields have protection from the sea winds by the sand dunes, which the kids loved playing in. The smart new toilet block was generally very clean but the one afternoon, I had a cold shower, Brrrr!
The campsite shop sells basic provisions, tat and papers but the bistro offers good food at a good price. £34 for for meals and 4 drinks. This is a surfing haven and as such, attracts the surf dudes to the beautiful and stunning beach but parents should be aware of strong rip tides with the little ones. That said, the gently sloping, sandy beach should otherwise be of little concern as long as common sense is applied. We stayed 3 nights over the Easter B/H weekend with an unserviced pitch at a cost of £54.
The pub is a good uphill walk away and nearest town and shops about 15-20 minutes drive away.
I'll go back there, no worries.

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