What a wonderful site, we spent just over a week here with touring van in August. Great value for money all facilities included in price (no extra charge for dogs, awnings etc) Although site is large and has lots of seasonal pitches it was wonderfully quiet and friendly - a very sloping site not ideally suited for those with mobility issues but the upside of a slope is superb views of the Axe valley!
Our pitch (No11) was adequate but not huge, kids playground was centrally located and good equipment though a little far away form our pitch for adequate supervision. Showers were adequate but not gushing and the press button was quick to release so constantly re-pushing for more water. One bugbear of mine is our dogs welcome on leads but this doesn't appear to include 'site' dogs - we observed site dogs running loose, urinating up our awning and pooing on pitches - not great with kids about. Overall a superb location for exploring the jurassic coast.
Great location, friendly staff, lovely views, pets corner was well worth a visit. The tram from seaton to colyford well worth a ride, excellent. However my concerns were the temperature of the showers! it is one of those push it and get a timed water flow. I pushed it about 5 times to get warm water and then covered in soap pressed again the water was so hot I left and continued my shower in my van. Also, campers are told to clear up after their dogs which I totally agree with, but, with 4 site dogs running freely who cleans up after them??? I found 3 piles. Chemical toilet disposal is what should be the disabled toilet/shower. Grey water disposal is via a 4 inch square drain hole next to a water run off down pipe.
This was a site that I couldnít really work out whether I liked or not, as it very much has it plus points, but unfortunately there are also some less appealing aspects that could do with improving.
First impressions count and unfortunately the reception I received was far from ideal. Office closed and no mention of my pre-booked pitch, appeared I needed to find the warden at his caravan, took some time to rouse him out of his van and due to the state of dress I found him and his partner in I fear if Iíd arrived a few minutes earlier the caravan might have been Ďa rockin, so donít come a knockiní type situation.
After being located on a far from satisfactory pitch among caravans I was allowed to move to the beautiful camping field with great views, albeit without electric and on a slope, but then hey one can cope.
The facilities were adequate, largely up to date and pretty much clean but they were not the best Iíve experienced and for such a large site and established site one might have expected a little better.
A bit of a walk into Seaton, but fortunately I was blessed with excellent weather so no problems there. Seaton is a little rough around the edges, certainly not a patch on it two neighbours of Lyme and Sidmouth, but not without itís charms and has a large supermarket for all your needs.
The bus to Lyme runs from the seafront, but you can catch the bus to Sidmouth at the garage close to the site at the top of the hill.
So I liked the views, I liked being in a big camping field with no-one else around and the weather helped. I didnít particularly like the staff and reception and facilities were ok at best, but if I knew the weather was likely to be good Iíd return in a few years.
We had a lovely week on the site, there is a slope but were we where it was manageable. The views to Seaton and the sea were lovely and also across the wetlands and tramway.
The toilets and shower blocks were clean and modern, you did need to keep pressing the button on the shower as it kept stopping but that was only a minor issue.
The kids playground was great, my daughter loved it in there and we could easily see her from the tent. The dog walking area was ok although I didn't let mine off lead as felt it wasn't 100% secure for mine being sight hounds! Other breeds were let off without problems though.
The site was quiet and relaxing although very windy but that is obviously out of the site's control!
The chemical toilet disposal was the disabled toilet and not a separate area as on other sites.
The site shop was open 9-1 and had very limited supplies.
There is a Tesco in Seaton for anything that you need, food wise. Award winning fish and chip shop - make sure you place your order and get a ticket though.
The beach isn't dog friendly in the summer. Beer is very close and we found a back road that cut the journey time there in half! The town itself is very dog friendly and they are allowed on the East beach, it is pebbles but there were bathing shoes in a local shop that worked well. Cafes on the beach for tea, coffee, hot chocolate as as well as ice creams etc.
The Anchor, Dolphin hotel and local chippy all allow dogs and the food in the latter two was very nice (didn't eat in the Anchor). Parking behind the Dolphin Hotel at £1 an hour. Seaton tramway was fun and allowed dogs on the bottom deck, the mini train at Beer was lovely for children but no dogs. Sidmouth beach was pebbles but there was sand at low tide.
You have to walk through the dog ban area to get to the dog friendly area though which I felt was a bit odd! Connaught Gardens were lovely with some great views, free to go in and dog friendly.
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