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Visitor Reviews - Highlands End Holiday Park

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Highlands End Holiday Park
Dorset   (Browse area)
DT6 6AR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01308 422139

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Pitches: 120
Open: February To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 103 Reviews
              9/10 from 103 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rawtenstall 1959 4 reviews from this member

I have been to this site three times in the last three years. The first time was fab, gorgeous weather, views and setting with a lovely hill climb one side of the site and the west bay the other which has lots of seaside attractions and good for children and adults alike.

The second time we went, we managed one night and went home because of 70-100 mile an hour winds but the site team who are amazing, refunded the money over to this year.

We just got back from our third trip there. Again, site in good condition, and its not too 'ruly' or restrictive. Children can run free and have fun and teens also had stuff to do - we went to the weymouth carnival which was good cheesy fun!

The restaurant has been refurbished as needed, it was quite outdated. I hope they do the shower blocks next and build another closer to the camping tents and pods as it is required. The ones there are a good size and functional but need more cleaning at busy times and need the thermostats sorting as 4 were too hot to stand in. The on site shop is well stocked and Bridport Morrison's is close by.

Sadly cut our hols by a day because of another very very windy and gusty night needing extra pegging out in the lashing rain etc and another horrid night forecast. Overall a fab site and would return but may be inclined to get a caravan next time as when the weather is bad, there is no hiding place. D

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Metadimension 3 reviews from this member

Very disappointed with this site.

Bad points: Only 8 male showers and 8 female showers for over 160 pitches - unless you went at 6. 30am you had to queue. Water almost always luke warm or stone cold and shower water comes out in a dribble. Plenty of noise after 10. 30pm. Dogs roaming off leads. No wardens patrolling (that I saw). People allowed to pitch two large, family tents in one pitch (4 adults, 10 children, 3 dogs!), when told about this, nothing was done. Staff in leisure club rude and unfriendly.

Good points: Martins Bar - Nice modern facility - great beer, good food & reasonable prices. Good location for exploring Dorset (Lyme Regis, West Bay, Bridport, Charmouth etc. ) and just a short walk to the local beach.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sinam 1 review from this member

Its ok. We were after good sea views, and literally 4 tents could have any sea views. We were disappointed because of that. You either have to arrive very early so you can be sure to get a pitch with sea views (which is very few) or if that's not your priority, then this campsite is just fine. Good facilities, and good for kids.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Baileybus 29 reviews from this member

Just returned after 4 night break. Beautiful location with stunnung views and lovely walks. Facilities were clean with good flow of water in showers. Staff were friendly and helpful. Local village of Eype was pretty. Had a meal at New Inn which was good but thought it was expensive as portions weren't very big. The walk along the coast path to Charlestown is worth doing, together with a visit to the Anchor Inn. We will return.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Baileyjake 5 reviews from this member

This is my second stay at highlands end. I returned because it's such a well maintained site in a great location. As others have said the wash rooms are great the showers clean and warm.

Frustratingly though the nearest wash room to my pitch, fully serviced hard standing, north rye acres, was closed for cleaning between 10. 30 and 12. 00 every day. The guys cleaning were happy to point me in the direction of the further away and older block. I never saw this closed for cleaning. On time I ignored the closed signs and took a shower anyway. There was no cleaning going on, it had been done and the guys were no where to be seen.

The swimming is extremely expensive. I chose to pay each time we swam which cost about 32 for 4 visits and that's with a 3 year old who swims for free. When my youngest is 4 then I guess the 45 will be justified.

The site is very exposed and both times I have visited it has been windy. But last week the wind hit 47 mph at 3am. Some awnings (poles) ended up in the skip, some of my neighbors took awnings down and 2 left completely before dawn. The tent field was virtually empty by the morning. I think a lot left in the night. It was quite frightening. A warden was cruising round in a landrover at this time checking if everyone was ok and offering to help.

Unfortunately it rained rather a lot but that's not highlands ends fault. It's still a good site and I would return again.

The club house is quiet and has a good playground in the garden. Beer was expensive (4. 95 for a pint of peroni) they serve food but I didn't get to sample it although it looked ok.

The playground by the pitches is also well maintained and has a lot of climbing frames etc. And seems to be checked daily by the maintenance guys.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Subry 7 reviews from this member

Fantastic Site - one of the best we have stayed on. Really easy to find and access is good, nice spacious pitches with views to die for. We had a sea view in every direction - what a way to start the day! Toilets and showers were always spotlessly clean and we never had to queue. Onsite pool was lovely and never too busy, shop was ok. We ate at Martin's a couple of times, food was a bit pricey but probably the norm for the area, desserts were lovely. West Bay is great, everything you'd want from a traditional seaside resort. The site has a great clifftop location with short (but steep) walks either into West Bay or Eype beach. It was windy while we were there but we were in quite a sheltered spot on North Rye Acres and it didn't bother us, but we did see a few tents struggling in the winds.

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