A really great site, the best we have been to in three years of touring.
The location is brilliant for exploring the area, 15 mins north and you are in Berwick, or Holy island and the same sort of time south and you are at Craster, with Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell and Low Newton on the way. All the beaches are fantastic and the quaint little villages have plenty to do with good pubs, restaurants, castles, boat trips and some great walks.
The site is perfectly clean and really well laid out with an earth mound covered in trees shielding the pitches from the sea breeze. In the centre of the pitches is a good kids play park easily visible from your pitch so the kids can be supervised, whilst letting them have a little bit of freedom that isn't always possible at home.
The touring facilities were always clean and smelling of zoflora (or similar) good sized showers with loads of hot water and plenty of cubicles so even at the early morning busy time there was no queues. Half a dozen family wet rooms are fantastic, the missus said showering our two young girls was an absolute doddle compared to anywhere else we've been.
Whilst here we encountered no problems and didn't have to call on the wardens for anything, but they were friendly and spoke on passing. The site was lively throughout the day, but very quiet after dark and we all slept really well.
The larger site has more parks for the kids, one with an amazing view point covering half of Northumberland.
The shop is a little bit expensive but the small well thought out range covers everything you might have forgotten.
The bar is good with a decent range, nice seating and a good patio, overlooking the lovely kids pool.
We didn't eat at the site but the food looked good and was a reasonable price.
Brilliant camp site, we are just back from a 3 night stay here with our 2yr old son. The site is big and caters for campers & caravans
All the toilets & showers were very clean and well maintained which helped a great deal with a wee one and a wife who was not keen on camping before we went.
The staff are all very friendly & helpful especially the lady in the shop who went out her way to get me ice from the bar as there was none in the shop.
There are male & female toilet/shower blocks and a family area which has rooms with showers & toilets & one room has a bath (key available from reception for a £5 refundable deposit)
There is a bar which is reasonable for a holiday camp - a pint of Carling was £3. 05, Smirnoff £2. 60
The bar also sold food, we had takeaway one night from the bar which was ok (if you don't mind paying £6. 45 for a chicken burger & chips - but we had missed the shop so had little other option) and we had breakfast one morning which was very good
The 2 swing park areas are good and kept our wee boy amused.
Berwick Upon Tweed is 30 mins away north up the A1 and is good for a trip (a market on Wednesdays), we also went to Seahouses which was only 10 mins south on the A1 and found The Bunker soft play area for kids which was great to pass a rainy morning
I cannot rate the cleanliness of this site high enough, it really was a high standard considering how busy the site was during our stay
We will definitely stay here again however I think we would go for electric hook up tent pitch as a small heater would have been nice as it got quite cold quite quickly once the sun went down
The facilities are great, lots of showers and hot water for dishes etc (too hot if anything). There are family rooms for showers, swimming/splash pool for the kids, decent bar with good food, just about everything you could want.
Everyone was really friendly and helpful, we weren't allowed a fire which was disappointing but understandable.
The lower oval is a great area for kids to let off some steam. I read the poor review below, it is not an area to go if you do not have kids or want absolute peace and quiet. It was noisy, but not overly so. There was a nice atmosphere of everyone having fun.
This was our second stop on the way to Scotland with the idea of visiting Holy Island and Berwick upon Tweed. We wouldn't normally pick large commercial sites but this was a late choice and a good one. It was a late on the Friday when I phoned them and they were very accommodating. A level grass pitch with hook up. Toilet blocks clean and tidy. We eat in the bar and found the food good and reasonably priced. After a little hunting we found the motorhome service point, the writing on the site plan was a little small.
Could not fault the location, access in, friendly receptionist,
Campsite in a wonderful area for touring
Facilities showers and toilets were clean and very acceptable, cleaner in them at 9am which was good to see.
Our own complaint would be the huge amount of noisy children running about, playing ball games, riding scooters etc and because they were noisy some parents felt they had to be even louder. The cut off for being quiet is 11pm, we personally would have liked this yo be 10pm, felt sorry for those that were trying yo get younger children to sleep.
I would say if you were a family and you wanted your children from under your feet, this was the site for them to make friends and go wild.
We had to move to a bit quieter section of the site if your without children ask for this when you book in.
Stayed here on a Wednesday Thursday and Friday. The pitch was level with picnic bench along side it. Lady in reception very helpful we got three nights for the price of two! The restaurant meals were great. Quick service and the fruit crumble and custard is a must! All the food we had there was spot on and very reasonable. The site is huge with lovely cabins and static caravans. The whole site (which we did walk round) is spotless. The shop well stocked, the toilet and shower block very clean, plenty of hot water and piped music. The only downside for us oldies! Was the filming of Vera which was going on from the 9th June until 22nd June. There was people everywhere and if they wanted to take over say the pool area or the kiddies playing field, they just tapped it off and 'tough'. The amount of vans and cars driving around everywhere was somewhat dangerous. But all in all not to bad. The site came to life on the Friday night, when it seems everyone and their caravan turned up, let the kids loose and the peace and quiet was replaced with children on scooters, on the roads, and shouting and screaming what seemed like all night! No problems just a difference from one day to the next. Would return to this lovely site, as ideal for holy island, bambergh castle and sea houses. (Well worth a boat ride to see the Puffins). All in all a lovely, welcoming clean site, with everything you could wish for.
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