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Red Bank Farm
The Shore
Bolton Le Sands
Lancashire   (Browse area)
LA5 8JR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01524 823196

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Pitches: 60
Open: Easter To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 173 Reviews
              9/10 from 173 Reviews

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Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bwfcdave1 7 reviews from this member

Wow! Just looked back and I last posted a review of this site back in 2009 when it was our first family camping outing with our 4 year old twins.

This time I was back with my 13 year old in our newly acquired Land Rover Defender with roof tent. October half term 2017 was spectacularly wet so glad we had the LR!

We have returned to this site at least twice a year if not more over the last 8 years and it never fails to impress. We've been with tents, camper vans, trailer tent and this time roof tent. Get yourselves in the top field. Bit exposed if windy but the views (and sunsets if you get them) are superb.

Great facilities, relaxed approach but kept quiet when it gets late so good for families, lots to see and do nearby, fires accepted. Cafe is excellent and the owners / farmers are always friendly and approachable.

Still good value


Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Lcavan 3 reviews from this member

Just got back from a weekend here, a lovely site, very relaxing and well looked after. The toilet and shower units a kept nice and clean and well stocked with toilet roll and soap. There is an on site laundry, which we didn't use, and Archers cafe which smelled divine of bacon butties in the mornings. The only downside was the nearby train track which was slightly annoying at night but not enough to stop us from going again, and trying to find a flat pitch as the fields do slope.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Angela Hulme 1 review from this member

This is a very nice camp site, it is kept clean and tidy by the hard working staff.

There is a choice of two fields, the large one has a view of valley and is protected from the sea breeze by a mature hedge but is on a steep slope in places but as you get to pick where you pitch your tent this is not a issue. The smaller field is more level and has a stunning sea view but can be very windy.

The site also has some electric hookups but we did not use them so do not know the cost.

Archers cafe is a cosy friendly cafe with a good range of home cooked food at a reasonable price, it can get very busy at lunch time but is worth the wait.

The toilets are always clean with 4 hot showers in each of the ladies and gents.

If I had to pick one point I did not like it was the showers taps, the only way to keep the water running was to keep your hand on the push type tap which meant you only had one hand to wash yourself and washing your back was impossible.

At 7 per person per night it is great value.

We will definitely be going back soon.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Didoreth 1 review from this member

Just returned from a brilliant half term break at Red Bank Farm. Plenty of space to pitch, with a laid back but well cared for vibe. The children had great fun playing on the salt marsh and the beach, and enjoyed the animal corner and ice creams from the cafe. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch at the cafe - great quality and value for money.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Juddmonster 1 review from this member

What a lovely campsite! This campsite has everything you need in terms of facilities. The staff were helpful. The on site cafe serves a large variety of cakes which are to die for. The children loved the farm animals. The views of morecambe Bay are fantastic and beautiful to wake up to. The campsite was very easy to get to. I couldn't fault it.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PaulBex 2 reviews from this member

We stayed here along with our 2 dogs over the Easter weekend. The site is great, clean and ample facilities. Close to the sea and a lovely walk for the dogs over the marsh's. No noise rule in place and adhered to. The warden was great checking all the time. Campfires allowed which we like but we have our own fire pit/ BBQ and bring our own compressed logs. Would be nice to have washing up facilities in door as an option.

The cafe was popular and we grabbed coffees and bacon barns on the morning we left.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: McDougall 1 review from this member

This is my favourite site. Good value. Great view and friendly owners. Right next to beach for dog walks and children crabbing. Cafe is very popular and the wash rooms are clean. What more could you ask for

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Danmac1504 4 reviews from this member

Picked this site as seemed to tick the boxes we needed for this camp, my son and I wanted to train close and then walk to site and back, so a train ride to Carnforth was in place and walk to Red Bank, also didn't want a busy clubhouse approach so seemed perfect.

As we only wanted to stay one night I emailed expecting negative reply (as I got from others or no reply at all), Mark replied to say they had room for us.

We turned up after the Cafe and reception was closed but bumped into Mark in the yard, checking in was quick and easy and 10 well spent on our pitch.

We checked out the fields, the field overlooking the bay was quite packed so we headed to the other field and found a nice pitch, there was a levelled bit on the hill that suited our trekking tent.

The fields are a bit hilly so if you don't get there early then you may be on a slope, this didn't bother us due to our tent size.

I was actually glad we pitched there as in the morning we had the sun beating down on us.

The facilities are good, nice and clean and plenty of toilets and sinks.

The cafe was great for a breakfast treat, was very busy but good service.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nickymike29 1 review from this member

We absolutely loved it here and we're going back again next year. Stunning views, clean site and friendly staff. Kids loved the animals and the fact that we were so close to the water. 10/10 The shower facilities were always clean and tidy and easy to access. We used the cafe for ice creams and refreshments during our stay and we're always met with friendly, helpful staff. Plenty to do in the local area, and most is close enough for walking. Close to shops and supermarkets for essentials which we just used for daily bits and bobs. Amenable for dogs too which was nice. Very well kept fields perfect for tents. Loved every second of our stay apart from the weather which unfortunately can't be hepled. Back again in August with a few extras this time

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suzie2poos 7 reviews from this member


- Morecambe Bay & The Fylde coastal plain

This campsite couldn't be any better placed for access to Morecambe Bay's tidal delights and is only a short drive or coastal walk away from neighbouring villages & towns such as Hest Bank, Morecambe and further afield to Fleetwood and Blackpool on The Fylde.


- toilets & showers

Very good toilet block with adequate number of toilet and shower cubicles, urinals, wash basins & hand driers to keep queuing to a minimum on a popular site. Only gripe here would be that showers have a very brief burst timer that needs constant repressing of the button and the need for a third hand whilst lathering hard to reach places, but as this is a good water-saving feature, the awkwardness is forgiveable.

- pitches

Two fields for campers with electrical hook-up spots nearer the farm, one with a bay view, the other with a view of the rolling hills and neighbouring villages - great for trainspotters! Plus a static caravan area, all surrounded by fields for the livestock and the bay. Well looked after, nice and clean, good grass and earth so no battles with tent pegs and stones. We choose the shelter from sea breezes of the substantial hedgerow - plenty of small bird action here and around the farm buildings for twitchers!

- cafe

Fantastic cafe with great food and drink choices, plenty of friendly staff though we felt slightly limited opening hours. Lamb burgers sourced from their livestock are a must. Delicious cakes too. Fair price for the quality.

- pets corner

Little section nestled between the cafe, reception and toilet block with a small family of goats who are happy to take a fuss and a scratch.

Surrounding Area

- Royal Hotel, Bolton-le-Sands & The Hest Bank Inn

Plenty of real ales on pump at the former and a good food menu at the latter, including Lancashire Hotpot & local potted shrimps. We did notice throughout our pub visits (beyond the two named) that neighbouring Yorkshire appears to dominate the small and micro brewery market, with few on offer from Lancashire, despite the alleged historical bitter rivalry. The white rose is winning the battle here.

- Lancaster Canal

Just inland from the coast, this offers an alternate link to neighbouring villages and pubs (via boat, foot or bike), such as the aforementioned two pubs. We enjoyed a canal boat trip that took us over the aqueduct in Lancaster.

- trains

As previously mentioned, the campsite is close to a busy train line serving the coast with a variety of train types and sizes throughout the day and into the night, from single carriage local coast hoppers, multiple carriage express services to massive freight wagon trains. However this didn't disturb as you might fear and was quite pleasant to watch or listen roll or zoom past.

- livestock

Also previously mentioned was the neighbouring fields full of livestock, but if you book at a farm campsite then you've got to expect a bit of mooing, bah-ing and cock crows! Again, this didn't really bother us and the cows only really kicked up a fuss around milking time or whatever. The occasional farmer gaining access to these fields via quad bike, but again, it's a working farm.

Constructive Criticism

- wardens & campers

Not wanting to end on a negative but things did sour a little towards the end of our week's stay as the fields filled up with several multiple car set-ups (of 5+ cars each) who then proceeded to party 'til 3:30am on the Friday night then gone 2am on the Saturday. Given we'd had a warden question my partner's actions when he trimmed a couple of protruding bramble stems when we pitched up, we'd've expected the noise to be curbed to the well advertised ten/half-ten curfew of a family oriented site. Perhaps the potential loss of takings in the cafe from these large groups was too much to risk upsetting them. A real shame as otherwise this site would've got top marks across the board.

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