A lovely flat site, within a few seconds walk to the beach. Swimming not allowed though, as mud flats. But still stunning views and paddling to do. The complex is obviously geared up for family holidays, so be prepared for lots of children !
Flat field, brilliant views, flat walk/cycle to either whitstable (lovely) or Herne Bay. Large pitches. Good shop on site. Sainsburys only 5 mins drive away though.
1. Only 1 very dodgy water tap to the edge of the field
2. Toilets - only portaloos in the field not too bad if cleaned but very bad if not emptied (overflowing!) after a very busy and full campsite following whitstable festival and extremely hot. Bit of a health hazard I felt. OK there was access to the holiday park block, but this is a 10 minute walk and not good with children, particularly at night.
3. No showers in field. Shower block only available in main park site.
4. Shower block reasonable, but only 5 ladies showers for the whole of the holiday park (that includes tents, tourers and permanent pitches). Plenty of toilets with hand basins though.
5. No washing up for field - again only available in main park block. It means a trapes through the main park with your washing up - same for clothes washing.
6. We camped on the non-electric field site. If you want electric hook-up with a tent, could be a problem, as the pitches available although a good size, were half grass/hard standing. Great for a camper van/caravan, but not much good for a tent, because 1/2 of it would be on hard standing!
Having said all this, we would visit again, knowing that we know. It is in a lovely situation and we love the area.
We stayed at Sea view in our touring caravan for 3 nights in June.
The site has changed since we used it last year.
There are now only 16 hard standing pitches, the large grass field that use to be used for tourer`s and camping now has static caravans sited on it.
The toilet and shower block are the same size with 6 showers for male and female, so with less pitches there were no queue for a shower, also in the shower block is an indoor washing up area with washing machines for clothes.
The outdoor pool seemed popular with families though we never used it.
We went to the club after 9pm on Saturday so we missed the children`s entertainment, we watched the main band which was a Beatles tribute band, they were very good.
The club also serves food; the menu had a lot to choose from and seemed average price.
The site is situated right next to the beach; we walked left along the sea wall into Whitstable which took around 1-1/2 hours at a slow walk.
You can also walk to Herm bay which is in the opposite direction along the sea wall, we were told this takes about the same time to walk to.
A nice site very near to the sea. We spent three nights here in May in our campervan. Overall the site was very quiet.
The pitch was hard standing with a small grassed area to pitch our awning. The toilet block was very near. The toilets and shower areas were sufficient in numbers and were heated. The shower block and toilets were clean. They had plenty of hooks on the back of the doors etc. A nice point was that there were cubicles with a toilet and big sink in also.
We broke our electric up hook when on site but the reception were very helpful and lent us a spare for the duration of our stay. A small general store is on site which sells the basics. The staff was very friendly and personable.
About 10 minutesí walk away is a few local shops and also a chip shop. A large Sainsburyís and also KFC and McDonalds are about 10 minutesí drive away.
When on site we like to pitch our campervan and walk and use public transport when possible. This site is well served by buses and trains. The train station is about 10 minutesí walk from the campsite. We went on the train to Broadstairs and Margate, which made a change from driving, (dogs travel free!) We wonít be going to Margate again but Broadstairs is definitely worth a visit.
A big plus for this site is its proximity to the sea. It is a lovely 40 minute steady walk across the sea front to Herne bay one way. Or a 60 minute steady walk to Whitstable across the sea front. Both towns being different in character. You can walk back or get a local bus which drops off not far from the site if you decide not to drive.
We didn't use the on site club facilities so canít comment on them. However the facilities did look small for the amount of static caravans etc. On site. The outdoor pool looked nice though.
Would definitely stay here again for its location alone, We stayed off season so canít comment on what it would be like in the main season.
They need to update their web site. We booked for a 3 night stay in our tent and booked a grass pitch with electricity. We arrived early but was told we could pitch as our plot was free. We found our pitch and was shocked to see it was hard standing with a bit of grass. We went and asked at reception if they had a fully grass pitch but was told they are all like that. We nearly turned round and went home. Dont get me wrong the plots are massive and fantastic for a caravan but not for tents. We decided to pitch the tent, we managed to get half of it on the grass and the other half on the hard standing. We use a foot print with our tent but the stones still managed to wreck that and hole the bottom of our tent. Our plot was on the back row with the sites works garage just behind us and the noise from it was terrible, it never stopped all day. The plots in the middle of the site would of missed all that noise. Showers small and only one heat setting. Never used the club house so cant comment. The outside pool looked fantastic. The location of the site is great, right next to the beach and loads to do in the local area. Had we had a grass pitch away from the noise it would of been great and we would of gone there again. As I've already said, great for caravans but a big NO NO for tents.
Booked this at Friday lunchtime and went in the afternoon. We (my Fiance and myself) wanted a pitch for a tent with electric hook up but none was available ( our fault for booking so late ). We were on the non-electric field also known as the Lido field which is right by the sea wall. Pitches were large enough to have a large tent and a car on it. The grass was well kept and short. This field is only available for one month a year. In the field theren was a couple of portaloos.
The beach is a clean stoney beach with some vegetation growing on it. The groynes ( the bits of wood that go out to sea were in good condition )
Walking to the main washblock does become a bit of a chore but as the Lido field is only leased I can understand why they don't develop it.
The main wash block is a few minutes walk away which has free showers, toilets sinks, washing up area and washing machines - all kept immacutely clean.
The site has a clubhouse (free to enter if staying on site) which is a focal point for entertainment. Friday was Karoake and Saturday a band called Cockney Pride which were very very good. Food is available here and a deal for breakfast and evening meal is available. Take-aways are a few minutes drive away near the railway station.
There is an on-site shop which has provisions, reception desk and on-site security which you could call 24/7 if needed.
All the staff are friendly.
Along the sea wall there is a promenade to cycle on which goes to Whitstable in one direction, the other to Herne Bay.
The site mainly caters for people buying/staying in static caravans and touring caravans.
There is a small outdoor heated pool which you need to pre-book. There is pleny of space for kids and some climbing frames exist as well as an amusement arcade.
Just had our first camping experience with our 5 year old son, was given a few worrying tales about park holidays before we left and so lost the initial excitement I had when I booked it - I should not have worried we had a fantastic time. We had an electric pitch (could not have lived without the little luxuries), the pitch was more than big enough at 6m x 6m.
The toilet and shower room were ok, small but we never had to queue and always had hot water. They were not perfect, and I expect not the cleanest but they did the job - always had hot water. You did have your own key for the shower/toilets for a £10 deposit, which was not mentioned beforehand but not a problem.
The on site shop was small but very reasonably priced for the little bits and pieces, clubhouse was ok (entertainment was a bit poor but it was a midweek and so didn't expect much). There was a Tesco's, McD's and KFC just up the road so we didn't eat on site.
Very close to the beach. On site swimming pool was lovely - we were spoilt with the weather but it was well organised so that it was taken in turns for 45min sessions - very fair I thought and just long enough not to feel rushed.
One drawback was there did seem a lack of staff and wardens and not much rule enforcement, balls and frisbees flying around sometimes but no real problems.
Actually another drawback was the kids playground by the shower block was a bit rubbish for the kids, a few more bits in there would have been nice.
I would definitely go back here and highly recommend. I don't have much to compare to but really enjoyed my trip (and so did my wife so it must have been good).
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