This site is very easy to find and not too far from the motorway, but far enough from all roads to be peaceful
Upon arrival we tried to check in, but we were an hour early, so we took the dog for a walk along the nature reserve path at the entrance to the site. This was large enough to let the dog have a good run and plenty of poo bins.
Back to checking in and a mistake had been made on the booking and they had omitted the dog from the booking, however they acted swiftly and were able to accommodate us after all. Very helpful and cheerful reception staff.
We were given the keys and directed to the caravan. It was very clean, spacious and with all the utensils, equipment required. It was a private static that the owners let out and we booked it through the sites website. The caravan also had a veranda with table and chairs and was fenced and gated, so perfect for the dog to sit in the sunshine and chill.
We checked out the shop on site and this stocked all the usual daily required items, newspapers and a selection of fresh fruit and veg.
We then checked out the bar and games room. The bar was spacious and being Whitsun entertainment was on, but the place was not heaving. It was typical holiday park entertainment, but fine for the younger kids. Plenty of gaming machines, pool tables etc. To keep the kids amused. Also an outdoor play area, but we did not use it so cannot comment too much.
We ate in the bar area and four adult meals cost less than £20 and the food was lovely, cooked to perfection. Bar prices were very reasonable too. There is also a cafe and tv area in this section.
We used the swimming pool and this was a good size with a lifeguard on duty to make sure all behave. They had a few water toys to play with when we were there. The pool opens all day from 9am to 5pm, but 9 - 10am was for adults only.
The site location is so very peaceful at night and the views are stunning out across Morecambe Bay. Yes if you look to the right there is a power station there, but we hardly noticed it and it certainly was not noisy or intrusive in anyway. Nice walks from the site too onto the beach and around the park.
Local shopping can be found with Asda in Lancaster which takes about 10 mins to get to. Tesco express can be found on outskirts of Morecambe with plenty more shops in both Lancaster and Morecambe
Lancaster is a lovely old town with plenty of great shops and restaurants and worth an afternoon there if that is your thing. Morecambe is much more run down and although they are trying, for shopping I would suggest Lancaster. There is still restaurants and shopping in Morecambe, but not as much choice.
The site is perfectly located for the Bowland Forest and walking is aplenty. So many great places to hike if that is your thing and all around half an hours drive away. The North Yorks Moors are also up this way, but are about an hour away
Blackpool is 45 mins away, but we did no venture there.
This site has lots of facilities- not many I'd recommend I'm afraid, small pitches very tight to get caravan in (ours 23ft), noisy neighbours and security not in a hurry to come to our rescue! Entertainment hit and miss, typical bingo, singers etc. Showers and toilet facilities- messy and cold- thankfully we didn't have to use them more than once!
Stayed three nights at Ocean Edge for £35 which I thought was really good value. Food ok, drinks reasonable. Childrens entertainment went on till about eleven o'clock, full marks to the entertainment staff who never stopped. Toilet and washing block could do with a major overall, as I had only one warm shower during my stay and the area is starting to look tired. Was woken at 5am by a chorus of dogs barking, which went on for some time. The local watering hole is the Duke of Rothesay public house which does great food and beers. Its only a fifteen minute walk away and only £3.50 in a taxi. Will be going back at Easter so hopefully the few little niggles will be sorted out by then.
We stayed here for 12 nights and found the site ok. It has everything you want in a big commercial site but doesn't do it very well. Our 3 year old liked the soft play area but the smell of the kitchen put us off going.
The touring field is as the name suggests on the ocean edge and as so is very exposed, many tents blew away/down during our stay and people were just leaving them and going home with their belongings. I would suggest heavy duty steel pegs and a mallet for your tent/awning as the wind is relentless.
This site is not as bad as some of the reviews but do not expect too much when booking. The beach is difficult to get to and is mostly mud, rubbish and concrete blocks close to the shore but is ok if you keep going further out. The shower/toilet block is clean enough and there is plenty of hot water, the warden is also very helpful, it is best to see him before you pitch as the layout is unclear. All in all not a bad site if you look at the price compared to some with far fewer facilities
Just returned from this site and to be honest we were not impressed. The toilet facilities were not great. The ground was really hard to peg into and we spent about 2 hours getting the pegs in. Me and hubby did not use the facilities but the girls went swimming which we had to pay for, they said the pool was ok. Location was good for the lakes and visits to Blackpool but pitching was very open to the elements and it was always windy, I would suggest spending some money on good pegs and a big hammer.
A group of 4 of us went for a long weekend and we were surprised by the amouth of facilities they had. The toilets and showers were OK, could do with being a bit cleaner but what do you expect for the price and so many people using them, they were never full so didn't have to wait for ages like some places and plenty of hot water. The warden was really nice, friendly and helpful. We camped right next to the beach, not for swimming but nice to have a walk. They had a very nice swimming pool, sauna and several games rooms.
You have to put a deposit down for keys etc, but you do get it back when you leave, and I guess thats why the site was kept clean and tidy, no litter at all (otherwise you wouldn't get the deposit back). In your welcome pack you also get vouchers, 15% for drinks and 25% for food!
The bar was really nice, and not to badly priced, food was very cheap and good. They had bingo and live music every evening so if you want to stay on camp always something to do, something for people of all ages to enjoy.
The only negative we had was the ground, very hard to ptich a tent and put pegs in (without a mallet, we forgot ours so had to borrow one).
I would go back again.
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