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Visitor Reviews - Normans Bay Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Normans Bay Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Normans Bay
Pevensey
East Sussex   (Browse area)
BN24 6PR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01323 761190

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Featured Site

Pitches: 200
Open: 26th March - 2nd November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 119 Reviews
              8/10 from 119 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TimCESmith 15 reviews from this member

Norman's bay is approached via a narrow private road through a run down strip of poor quality housing with a slightly creepy atmosphere, a bit like Dungeness, so it's quite a relief to find a well kept campsite at journey's end. We booked in, got a code for the barrier and were shown to our pitch: 'Anywhere on this bit. You need to be 20 feet from the next unit. EHU's over there. You're nice and close to the loos. ' I thought we would be troubled by passing traffic as we were all but blocking the access to our area, but either nobody moved much or they were coming and going some other way. It was a good pitch.

It's very flat and rather exposed, with many caravans and motorhomes packed in. The ground is good and resembles a well mown field rather than a manicured lawn. The facilities are excellent - bright, clean, warm and user friendly. The showers are push button, but you get a good half minute per press. I'm new to C&CC sites so maybe that's normal. There's an older block down by the caravan storage area which was also more than satisfactory. The pot wash is under cover and features press taps which run for 10 - 15 seconds per press - very handy for rinsing. All the facilities shut between 11am and noon for cleaning, coinciding irritatingly with chucking off site time on your last day. Waste and recycling is in big, stinky hoppers over by the site entrance and a bit of a schlep: convenient for the management rather than the campers.

There's a small, unremarkable play area at the top of the site and a 'recreation room' at the other end with a pool table (1 a game) and a table tennis table. You can purchase awful bat and ball sets for a fiver at the site shop. We had the room to ourselves and had quite a blast for half an hour.

The local area has an interesting history and is full of things to see and do. The beach is usable if a bit bleak, but very conveniently right over the road. All the supermarkets can be found in Eastbourne, but the gigantic Asda is probably the most convenient.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Janecathrew 3 reviews from this member

What a lovely surprise arriving at Normans bay.

We arrived at 1 O'Clock so it was busy, no problem for them. We were taken to our pitch and guided in.

We were near the toilet facilities but not too close, as you could hear the hand driers.

Reception staff were friendly and great with your needs, the shop was well stocked.

Quite a large campsite and seemed full but didn't notice a lot of people.

Trains go by the site all day and evening but they are not intrusive.

Just across the road you have the pebble beach, great for us as we have a kayak so didn't have to carry it far.

There are two very close train stops, we took a train to Hastings, cheaper than we thought a good service.

We were very lucky with the weather 30 degrees every day. In the evenings we had bbq's on the beach.

The Aqua bar on the beach is a 20 minute walk. They allow dogs and have entertainment every night. We didn't eat there but the food looked good.

There was another pub toward Bexhill a short walk along the road, left out of the campsite. 'The star' very much catered to feeding you. It is a really old pub but we felt it had lost its character.

We loved our stay and would go again if we were going East again.

Be warned! If you use a sat nav it tries to take you down a road not suitable for caravans, this is on the first roundabout as you enter Pevensey.

When you get to Pevensey Bay the road that takes you to the campsite is full of pot holes and blind sleeping policemen, go really slow.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Stainless22 2 reviews from this member

Visited Normans Bay over the weekend of 12th. 13th and 14th of August to coincide with the Eastbourne Airshow, so site was pretty much full but never seemed busy.

Staff were ever helpful, first pitch was too bumpy, 2nd pitch to soft/small, third choice just right. Despite advising a unit size of 8m x 5m they didn't seem to hold this information.

Facilities were never busy despite the capacity, they were however below the standard expected for the price ratio compared with the other sites we used this year, adequate but under whelming, a little dated and in need of a deep clean.

Used the reception shop for a few bits and bobs prices were fair and the choice varied.

6m rule was not adhered to and vehicular access between units was unregulated and at times bordering on dangerous - although this has more to do with customers than providers.

Overall a pleasant stay, and despite the lack-lustre facilities would visit again maybe next year for the airshow again. The weather did help with wall-to-wall sunshine for 3 days with a cooling breeze.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gingawarrior 73 reviews from this member

A nice little site that is more than adequate for a decent holiday or short break without really excelling.

The wardens were friendly enough and there is a small well stocked shop and the toilets are kept clean and were numerous enough for the size of the site.

Pitches were a bit small and somewhat undefined and it appeared that everyone was just short of shoved in haphazardly.

The immediate local area is nice enough and great having the sea so close by, a little jaded around the edges in parts, but that gives it a certain charm. Further afield the countryside is very pleasant and plenty of places to visit.

Main downside was that being on the edge of the site a rather cold wind whipped across the marsh towards us, meaning we were never really able to sit out and enjoy the sun.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GrumpyBoaby 57 reviews from this member

We had a lovely 5days at Normans bay despite the unseasonal cold weather, plenty of long dog walks along the deep shingle beach, the site is open to the elements with little shelter from the wind.

Wardens helpful and friendly, however steadfast with the clubs 1p. M book in rule, new shower block open, no heating on during our stay.

Some provisions in the reception area, small newsagents and shop 15 minutes walk west into the village, no footpath.

Ideal site for families as the beach is right across the road, unlikely to return due to location.

Boaby

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hevvie 6 reviews from this member

One of the best camping and caravan sites we have stayed on.

Lovely friendly & quick check in and shown to our pitch which we got to choose from a couple offered to us by Mick, there was no 'left a bit right a bit' which we have had to endure on a few other camping and caravan sites!

Toilets and showers spotless and warm.

Recycling bins on site.

Motorhome service area.

TV signal good no wifi though.

Excellent dog walking area just across the road on the beach.

No nearby pub and a good 20min walk into the local village which has an excellent fish and chip shop.

Storm Katie was an experience! We needed to be towed off our pitch by Mick due to the excessive downpour and higher than normal spring tides, which he did with no fuss and bother. Once again many thanks Mick, see you in the summer.

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