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Beadnell Bay Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Beadnell
Chathill
Northumberland   (Browse area)
NE67 5BX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01665 720586

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Pitches: 150
Open: 26th March - 2nd November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 86 Reviews
              8/10 from 86 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TJB208 1 review from this member

Just spent a weekend at this campsite. First time camping in many years and had such a positive and encouraging experience, I can't wait to go again. The site was well organised, clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

You can arrive from 1pm but we got there a but earlier and could park in the car park and have a walk over to the beach which is right across the road. (They kindly let us into the toilets too!) The check in process was simple and not a long wait. We were taken by a campsite assistant over to a few pitches which were available and were given the option to choose which we wanted. The assistant was really helpful in explaining which way was best to pitch the tent in the high winds. He also came back later to check we were ok. The pitches are well spaced with caravans and tents mixed into together (though there looked to be some hard standing pitches for caravans/motor homes too).

Having read the reviews I was concerned about the possible distance to the toilet but it was less than 100m from our pitch. The furthest pitches could only have been 200m away. At night the electricity hookup points and water stations are lit up and this was great for night time toilet trips! The female toilets (at least 8?) and showers (6) were kept clean and tidy at all times. They are closed for cleaning from 1045-12 but during this time you can acces the disabled toilet (normally only accessible with a radar key). No problems with the showers not draining properly as per past reviews. But this could be because they have added an outside shower for cleaning wetsuits and sandy things and discourage you using the indoor showers for that as the sand blocks the drains. Oh the hairdryer in the toilets was the only disappointment and I ended up using the hand dryers instead!

There are indoor and outdoor washing up facilities and rubbish disposal points. It's a shame they don't have any recycling facilities. And also for tent campers without electric hookup it would have been great if they had a communal fridge which could be used. But that's me just being especially picky. There is a large kids play area with wooden climbing structures. Because there is a road through the site, lots of children were out on bikes and scooters. But this wasn't disruptive or noisy (and great to see kids out playing rather than on tablets and phones!)

I had good signal and 3G with a BT mobile but my friend with TESCO had nothing, so beware of that.

It is a very windy site and so you need to make sure you have steel tent pegs and leg in all your guy lines. We ended up buying a windbreak which is definitely worthwhile on this site.

There is a small shop on site which sells camping essentials as well as dry and fresh food items. It's ipen 830-1030 and 1-6. There is a burger van on site open in the morning and again in the evening. The local fish and chip shop is a 3 minute walk down the road. Its a perfect spot for walking into Beadnell Bay (about 1 miles) which has a large sandy beach. Or you can walk along the beach (rocky in places) to Seahouses which takes about an hour and a quarter. Or take a drive up to bamburgh which has the most incredible sand dunes and beaches.

The barrier to the site is closed from 11pm to 6 or 7am. But you can always park your car in the car park just the other side of the barrier until the morning.

There are always staff around in clearly marked uniforms (in the office, out watering plants, cutting grass or checking the toilets!) if you need help. And there is always someone on duty assistant. We found them so helpful and didn't make us feel at all stupid for all our questions as new campers. This camping experience has given me the confidence to go camping alone now. So thank you so much!

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Psychology 1 review from this member

This is a nice site with friendly hard working wardens. It is in a great position for visiting the attractions of the Northumberland coast with Seahouses and Bamburgh only a short drive away and the village of Beadnell a 10 minute walk away. The problem with the site is the shower block, the showers fill with water that doesn't drain away, both from your own shower and the neighbouring cubicles, (not very pleasant) so you have to try and get dressed in 1/2 inch of water! There are not enough showers for the number of pitches on site and there is also only one point for emptying chemical toilets.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ianmca 1 review from this member

Been caravan holidays since 1968 and this has to be the worst weather I've had. Awning rubbers burst and that never happened even at Durness. The evenings were lovely but the weather during the day was awful. Wifi and phone signal not good. I never did manage to sign up to the club wi if. It was intermittent at my pitch. As we had the grandchildren with us wi if and phone signal was important to keep in touch with the wee ones parents

That's the negative, on the positive the site is well laid out, the hard standings are a bit tight for caravan and awning. I just fitted and my van is only 7 foot 1 wide, awning is 2. 5 metres wide. I was told the awning could not be on the grass and they would be back to check, so anyone with a wider van could have problems.

There are several reviews commenting on the showers and loose some critical that there is only one block. Many sites have only one block, Moffat for example. I found no bother getting a shower and couldn't really fault the facilities. They were closed for cleaning from 10. 45 to 12. I found the wardens were hard working and always happy to help.

The play area is relatively new I think. It was very good, our grandchildren enjoyed it.

The local area is nice and in good weather there would be plenty to do.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Motley 25 reviews from this member

I know this area very well as I spent several years here in the RAF.

First visit to the site though and it won't be the last.

Site is flat and level, with the sea only across the road it can get very blustery. A few hedges wouldn't be amiss. Toilets and showers were plentiful and clean. The shower floors were level though and water had a tendancy to flow towards the door which meant you were were getting dried in standing water. This wasn't isolated either as I tried 4 or 5 different enclosures. Cleaning times were strange. Closed 1045-1200, checkout time was 12 so nowhere to wash your grubby hands after packing stuff away.

The shop seemed to hold emergency goods but we never used it.

Staff were helpful and always on site.

For some reason dogs were all over the place. I thought we'd wandered into Crufts. Maybe it was the beach that was the attraction but with some campers having between 2-4 dogs, never on a short lead as directed, they seemed to be all over the place.

Across the road is the sand dunes and miles of beach. This is Northumberland, beaches are fantastic.

Loads of places to go. Sea houses, Craster, Alnwick, Amble (great Sunday market) and Berwick on Tweed to mention a few.

Only bad point was the fish and chip shop in the village. Chips were warmed up, dry and rubbery. So, give that a miss and you'll have a great holiday.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Itsyum 90 reviews from this member

This site is situated about 5 minutes walk from the lovely village of Beadnell, with its quaint harbour a shop and a couple of pubs (we had a delightful meal at the Craster Arms 'Huge fish & chips') The site itself is well kept and the wardens were friendly however the toilet & shower block, although clean is somewhat dated and the showers were the worst I've come across for some time - didn't like having to stand in the water flowing from next doors shower ! appalling drainage ! Seahouses is only just a mile up the road and a trip to the amazing Farne Islands is a definite must if you're saying here, all in all good location, decent site, crap facilities !

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: WWLL 47 reviews from this member

The location of this site is perfect for a dog friendly beach and a lovely village with shop, pubs and a tea room within easy walking distance.

When we arrived 1. 30 in the afternoon we were told that the computers were down this had caused a long queue of unhappy campers, we were booked in and shown to a nice pitch over looking farm land.

The facilities were all at the front of the site only a little inconvenient, although they were clean considering that the site was almost full.

Average site in a lovely location.

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