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Hillhead Caravan Club Site
Hillhead
Brixham
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ5 0HH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 853204

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Pitches: 256
Open: 20/03 To 04/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 104 Reviews
              8/10 from 104 Reviews


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Date of Visit: November 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sue Paul 35 reviews from this member

Nice clean and tidy site with lovely wardens.

All facilities are to hand and always clean and tidy, warm to plus the Bus stop is just outside the entrance.

Out and about though a major problem as we found.

1. Bus to Brixham 2 adults and 2 Dogs £10 return !

2. No walks from site anywhere as you had to walk down a road with no footpath to get to a start point.

3. Brixham harbour lovely but in our view the shops/town were all sad and the place seems to be dieing.

On site the shop was poorly stocked and the hedges between pitches were very high so once parked it felt very claustrophobic.

Our summary;

If you want to stay put and enjoy the facilities then a great but expensive site, if you wish to walk around don't stay here.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Terry prue 1 review from this member

We have just returned from a most enjoyable stay at Hillhead CC Site. What is there not to like about this site, superb. Spacious well maintained pitches, lovely surroundings with sea views from certain areas of the site. Add to this a well stocked bar, restaurant (food we had was excellent), entertainment on certain nights, pool closed but out of season so no complaints. Only one toilet block open but as there were not too many people on site not a problem. Toilets, showers and washing facilities spotless. A friendly welcome awaited us, the wardens very friendly and helpful. So many places within easy reach, i. E. Brixham, Paington, Dartmouth and Plymouth to name but a few. Aso a good bus service if you want to leave the car (or motorhome) on site. Bus stop right outsde the site entrance. Not forgetting people with their dogs a very good area for their walks. All in all, a great site and we will be making a return visit in the New Year.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 182 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- From North on A380 follow signs for Paignton and Brixham, then take A3022 signed for Brixham. At traffic lights turn right onto A379 signed for Dartmouth and Brixham. In about two miles at mini roundabout, signed for Dartmouth/Kingswear, turn right and immediately fork left onto B3205. The site is second on the left with clear signs at the entrance.

Hillhead Caravan Club site is what you might call one of the Club’s all singing, all dancing campsites in that it has a swimming pool and a bar/restaurant plus proper shop. It is open from around March to early January and accepts non-members. The topography of the site is as the name suggests it is on a headland overlooking the sea and many pitches do have a nice sea view. The very nature of the site means that some pitches will require levelling blocks although the hardstanding are quite good and only require minimal levelling in most cases. Hillhead is a large campsite with 256 pitches in total. They are mainly on grass but there are 111 hardstanding pitches and included in that number are 27 serviced pitches for which an extra charge applies. Thirteen of the pitches are designated for tents. Some of the pitches are divided by hedges which not only gives some privacy but also shelter from a stiff sea breeze. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16amps and use CEE17 blue connectors. The bollards also have a TV co-ax hook-up but you have to provide your own cable or purchase one from reception. There are several service points dotted around the site. The motorhome service point is outside the toilet block near reception but does require heavy covers to be removed before emptying waste water. There are two modern toilet blocks of excellent quality. The lower block is usually closed at the end of September and only the main one nearer to reception kept open. The main one does have the advantage of a fully enclosed washing up area. For families the major advantage of this site is the facilities for children. It has a swimming pool (seasonal) and a fairly extensive adventure style playground, in addition there is a large field for kick about sports. The site also has a bar/restaurant and a shop selling everyday essentials and some camping accessories. There is site wide WiFi and time can be purchased online, however I found it frustratingly slow a lot of the time during our stay.

This site is conveniently close to many of the attractions of this part of Devon. Brixham and Torbay are close by as is Kingswear and Dartmouth. The Dart Valley Railway runs from Kingswear to Paignton. The two ferries across to Dartmouth open up more opportunities for exploration including cruises on the River. If you prefer to use public transport the site is well served with regular bus services from immediately outside the campsite to Kingswear, Brixton and Paignton with further connections from all those places. For shopping, apart from the on site shop, there are supermarkets en route to Torquay.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 149 reviews from this member

We've just had a fantastic 5 nights at this excellent CC site.

Small'ish B road down to the site but with passing places so nothing to worry about.

Easy, friendly, efficient booking in. As with most CC sites you get to choose your pitch. We always prefer hardstanding pitches but these are quite limited here and usually the first to be pitched on. We were very lucky this time and got a very secluded pitch with a glimpse of the sea up 'the avenue'.

Great facilities on site. 2 toilet/shower blocks, both always spotlessly clean and never had to queue for a shower once. Plenty of water points dotted around the site, with bins, recycling, and covered washing up areas too. Small but well stocked shop where you can buy daily newspapers without ordering and a good selection of food and drink. Bar and restaurant on site (which we didn't use this time). The wardens kindly recommended a local Indian takeaway that delivered to the site and it was excellent.

Plenty to do from the site without moving our motorhome. Bus stop right outside the site. £4 each return to Brixham which turned out to be expensive as we later discovered the 'day rider' ticket for £4. 90 which allowed you unlimited travel within the whole of the Torbay area (to Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Newton Abbot, Totnes, etc. ). £3. 40 each return to Kingswear where you can catch the steam train, ferry over to Dartmouth, etc. , etc. We purchased the Jubilee Pass which allowed us unlimited travel on the train, ferry across to Dartmouth and numerous boat trips. The cost was £37 each for a 3 day pass and in our opinion it was well worth it. We certainly got our moneys worth. We did the Round Robin, a sea cruise and the steam train twice!

I have no doubts we'll be back to Hillhead again at some stage.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Beltie 2 reviews from this member

Having read previous reviews of this site, I had high expectations. Unfortunately they were not to be fulfilled. All the facilities appear to be up to normal Caravan Club standards, but the site itself had an unpleasantly cramped and crowded feel. When we arrived, the only available hardstanding pitches were tiny 'lay - bys' alongside the site roadways, with no view and very close in all directions to adjacent units.

We were assured by the warden who booked us in, that the available grass pitches would be fine for our 'van. The fact that we subsequently had to spend a pleasant half-hour extricating the 'van from a bog, cast some doubt on that assertion. We also noticed considerable road noise on substantial areas of the site. Eventually, we gave up trying to find a suitable pitch and agreed with the warden that we would effectively transfer the booking to nearby Ramslade.

The site's key asset is it's location and there is no doubt that it is well placed for Brixham, Dartmouth etc. There are, however, altogether more pleasant sites in the area offering similar access.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lms0110 25 reviews from this member

A lovely site in between Brixham and Kingsweir / Dartmouth, yes its at the top of a hill, on the outskirts, but that lead to it being peaceful. As usual, excellent shower facilities and knowledgeable, helpful wardens keeping the site immaculate. For us walkers both Brixham & Dartmouth (via the passenger ferry) are lovely walks with the dogs, the dog field was more than adequate for general ablutions and large enough to let off lead for a good stretch after miles on the lead. Very challenging but stunning walk to Mansand Beach where the dogs can have a swim. For non walkers the bus stop is directly outside the site so for me its an ideal all rounder of a site. Pool not yet open and didn't use the clubhouse as not our thing

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