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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
Tel: 01792 386204
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Pitches: 300
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 70 Reviews
                8/10 from 70 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   No Bar   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  70 in total, now showing 37 to 42                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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!

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.

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