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Visitor Reviews - Karrageen Caravan & Camping Park

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Karrageen Caravan & Camping Park
Bolberry
Malborough
Kingsbridge
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ7 3EN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01548 561230

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Pitches: 70
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 65 Reviews
              8/10 from 65 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Setdancegirl 9 reviews from this member

Just returned from a long weekend here and found this to be an excellent site. We were booked into another campsite nearby but weren't too keen once we saw it so decided to try and get a pitch here instead. Phil the owner was more than happy to see us, even though it was the first week of the kids school holidays and the site was almost full.

Given that we arrived on spec we got a good pitch (Phil seemed to personally take everyone to a pitch) - very level and sheltered. The site is well laid out with shrubs and hedges dividing the levels and making it feel cosy and more than 'just a field'. Phil was seen regularly round the site chatting and checking everyone was ok - a nice touch - he even came to say goodbye at the end and wish us a safe journey home.

The toilets were (as previous reviews) on the far side of the camping area but this wasn't too much of a problem - it only took a minute or two to walk there. The showers and toilets were clean and mops /sponges were provided to help keep them that way - it only takes a few seconds to mop the grass/mud out when you've had a shower after all. They cost 40p for 4 minutes or 60p for 6 minutes,and we found the water to be hot whenever we used them.

The on-site shop was well stocked (no papers though - Malborough or Hope Cove for these) including beer and wine, and fresh croissants on Saturday morning. The takeaway meals smelled great and seemed very popular, although we didn't eat any.

We ate at the Hope and Anchor in Hope Cove one night and found it very disappointing - very average pub grub but at massively inflated tourist prices - I paid £9 for a tiny dish of risotto that tasted like boil in the bag rice with chicken stock. Yes the road is narrow but this is rural Devon, not the M5 and if you live in the country and are used to them (and don't drive a massively out-sized 4x4) they will not be a problem!

On the whole we were pleased with the site - would have liked to try the well regarded top field but it wasn't open when we visited in July - maybe next time. Oh - and the stars were fantastic!

Date of Visit: June 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Audiman 1 review from this member

Well, we have been going to Karrageen for the last 7 years, before we had children and no when we have a family of our own.
 
In fact I used to come here when I was lad with my mates.
 
I agree with most of the reviews about the peace, unspoilt views, quiet lanes, wonderful beaches, great shop and above all friendly owners.
 
The big news for 2007 is that the showers have been UPGRADED! This is a huge improvement and has certainly improved the whole experience.
 
So if you were cautious before, book away confident that the showers are now as they should be and revel in the knwledge that you too have discovered one of the best sites in the country.if you don't mind making your own entertainment!

Date of Visit: August 2005 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rosebud14 3 reviews from this member

We have just registered but have been camping now for five years, whilst creating our virtual brochure I was alarmed to see such tepid reviews abouts Karageen, We have been here twice, not for the last couple of years as we have been busy exploring new places! but this spot holds special memories for us. It is fabulous in the height of summer, there top field is only open in August and it is not to be missed by the real campers among us!

We prefer to see the site as eco-friendly no lights everywhere polluting the sky, you can star gaze here! yes the showers cost 20p, but only because not everyone respects that the water here is precious, it comes from a spring, when you have washed your hair in this it feels fantastic. The family are helpful and professional, they keep an eye. No noise here, the majority that visit Karrageen come to enjoy the spectacular view and the peace.

The walk down the lane to Hope Cove is not difficult, however a torch is a must for the return journey when the Hope & Anchor has closed (the pub!), yes the hill is severe in places, but it is so quite that you can hear a pin drop, the most activity you will see is the odd low flying bat! During both our visits only a hand full of cars use this lane after dark.

Give it a go for some peaceful, remote camping close to our wonderful south hams coastline! We will be back this year for a long weekend at least

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Kiek van o 2 reviews from this member

We stayed at karrageen in august 2005 because we rememberd the site from earlier visits in '85 an '86. The view from the top field was our great attraction. And again we loved the site because of the great view. Also the shop is a great improvement, toilet and showerblock not so much. We love the area very much, so much we will certainly come back.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sekn410 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from our second visit to Karrageen. Another wonderful camping trip with views that take your breath away. We camped in the top field & enjoyed the stunning views over Bigbury & Bantham Sands & the sunsets over Hope Cove.
Again Fantastic service from Phil,Nicky & family who were always happy to help/suggest walks etc in the surrounding areas.
As for previous posts regarding facilities I would have to disagree - every shower - including the family room - has squeegy mops etc to encourage people to clean up after themselves even though we saw the owners cleaning on a regular basis.The 20p for showers/washing up is very clearly stated on the website.The water supply to Karrageen is all spring water & I think the pitch price reflects the fact that you pay for your hot water. All in all a wonderful site & on my top 5 fav campsite list. Try & find a better one in the area.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Angelfish1 10 reviews from this member

I tend to agree with other peoples comments about this site. Spacious and peaceful. There is not a play area but lots of space. The whole place is let down by the toilets and showers. They were always dirty and the showers had no water pressure and very little warm water (no hot at all!) It was always a race to wash hair etc before the water went stone cold! Please note that the washing machines will do a wash for £2 or £1 (if light is on from the last user) The notice states they are £3 for a quick wash and £4 for a longer one. Dont waste your money!
Nice family who run it.
Dangerous lane to walk to the beach. Bantham was our favourite beach and great for children. We would definitely not return to this site purely because of the showers/dirty toilets.

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