I have to be honest here and say that this is certainly not the sort of site I'd usually stay at however I was meeting family who had hired a static on site so it made sense.
On arrival the gate staff and warden were very helpful however first impressions of the touring area were not great. There are concrete bases for caravans with a wood chip part adjacent for your awning. The area around these is grass with very poor drainage and the piches are very close to each other. Our pitch had its own tap and waste point which was very useful. The woodchip was a real pain as it wouldn't hold a peg securely and no matter how hard we tried we couldn't keep it out of the van! A full awning and a groundsheet would have solved both of these issues. The 'toilet block' was a selection of portacabins, which are fine.
The site entertainment is good if you like that sort of thing with a really good pool and baby pool.
I think sites like these are mainly geared for statics and while they had obviously tried to make a decent touring area it wasn't really up to scratch.
Also if you're used to paying CC rates you'll be surprised by the cost per night here although you do get access to the entertainment block which, if you like that sort of thing, has lots to do for kids (soft play, bowling, small rides, games machines) although the outdoor play area is smaller than most. It also has a bar for the grown ups.
The BIG positive for this site is that it backs onto Black Rock Sands which is a super beach.
On arrival on site I really couldn't believe it, a field with tourers and motorhomes in rows in the field 3 deep no room to park a car comfortably, pitches arent big enough to park a motorhome, the front/back wheels just rest on concrete, the area for awning it tree bark with sand beneath so very difficult to peg down the pegs don't hold. Showers well, clean, 3 for each sex, but no other facilities inside, after you're showered you have to go to toilet block for sink/mirrors. Toilets are separate, all the blocks showers/toilets are porta cabins, and not heated. Site swimming pool was lovely but the water not exceptionally clean, and you have to go through the arcade to get to not a good route.
This is a Haven site. All pitches were hard standing. On arrival we were directed to a pitch which was sited in between two rows of pitches all on its own. The pitch was really only suitable for a caravan or camper without an awning. It was certainly not suitable for a folding camper. It didn't matter which way we pitched it the bedrooms would have been in the back of both neighbours vans and no room for an awning. After 10 minutes the warden came and said he had a bigger pitch but not to tell the office as he would get into trouble for moving people around. The pitch was bigger but there was no grass in front of it just dirt. It was OK once we had pitched but when we took down the awning everything left under the camper for storage was filthy. All of the pitches were worn and little grass for awnings to be placed. When we looked later there seemed to be a number of empty pitches so don't know what the problem was.
The toilets and showers were in porta cabins. These were OK 0nly 3 toilets and 3 showers in the ladies but they were cleaned 3 times a day. I think most of the campers used their own facilities in their caravans as there was never a queue. The water pressure was very poor. There was hardly any pressure in the toilet sink and the showers were electric like you have at home so not suitable for use on a campsite of this size.
Washing up facilities were fine but not used a lot by other campers from what I could see.
The park itself was a typical Haven. Pool was clean and warm. You could get a better shower in there. Entertainment was good with lots for the kids. There is a bar selling meals which we used for breakfast one morning. Food is typical pub food. There is a fish and chip shop on site which was excellent but pricey.
Security on site good had to show passes on entering the site everytime.
Around the site there were lots of places to visit such as Barmouth, Shell island and snowdonia.
Overall the site has good facilities but the pitches poor. We have stayed at other Haven sites before where the pitches were better but the toilets not cleaned enough. Suppose you can't have it all.
Don't think we will go for hardstanding again as this limits you on which way you pitch and where you put your awning.
We tend to use Haven at Easter in case the weather is bad so you have facilities inside to use. Will not be visiting this site again but will use Haven again as it is good value for money if you can get a cheap deal.
Just come back after two weeks at this site. The touring area has been neglected compared to the rest of the holiday park. The hard stands are paving slabs, a lot of which are broken and not well maintained, the drainage (even allowing for the wet weather)was poor on the roadway and bad on the hardstands themselves.
The `heated` toilet/shower block were portable cabins - which is not mentioned in the Haven brochure. The `heating` was a fan heater screwed to the wall with no operating instructions-not exactly what you would expect for 2012.
The wardens = where were they? Apart from when we booked in we never saw them, they did not bother coming round to check and see if `there`customers were happy, should they not be the face of Haven on site. If we had been paying full summer price we would not have been happy campers. We would not go there again. If you want to go, phone the site first to see if the toilet/shower block has been knocked down and rebuilt, don`t phone the booking line they don`t know.
Just returned from a five day stay here. Must say that after reading other reviews we were a little concerned about the suitability of this site for trailer tents. We were pleasantly surprised, as we were able to park the main tent on hardstanding and have the awning on the grass.
The drainage on the grassed areas was poor but given the amount of rain that fell, we were not surprised. The showers and toilets were spotless at all times, and we never had to queue to use them. The site warden was friendly and helpful.
The evening entertainment was great for our 4 year old, plenty of arcade machines to fleece you! Found the bar fairly expensive but didn't expect much else!
Used the pitch and putt, which was very disappointing. The beach was lovely although we only visited once due to the weather.
We only paid £82 for the five nights (half price deal) which was good value but would not have been too impressed with this site had we paid the full going rate.
Overall, a good break for very little, this site is not as bad as some other reviews have suggested.
Just returned from a very wet jubilee break! I have been to this site a few times over the years and not been for about 9years. It hasn't changed a lot, the location is the selling point due to the fabulous beach, however, the money we paid for the touring pitches was high in comparison to the standard that we received.
Haven need to knock the touring pitches down and start again! We have been to other Haven sites which have had new Euro pitches built and they need to invest in this site, they are a mess, we were tucked into a pitch with hardly any room, the ground is sandy and dusty and it floods in rain, we had a lot of rain it was torrential for most of the time so pitches had ducks swimming on them!
The toilets/showers are in portaloos and even though they were clean the site doesn't warrant the extortionate charges in peak times. The warden is friendly and helpful and makes the best of a bad site!
The facilities are good for families in the main complex, but, the pool also needs re doing and its not changed at all since I visited years ago, it looks quite tatty and needs re building and starting again. Haven need to invest like they have in other sites, until the touring area is re done we wont be visiting again.
The kids entertainers were brilliant and the evening entertainment was really good, we were grateful of the indoor facilities due to the terrible weather/floods that Wales has had over this break.
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