After reading some of the reviews about this site, I must admit, I started to panic! However, my fears were not as needed as I thought they would be.
The campsite is not the poshest of the campsites we have been too in the past, however we had a pleasant stay.
Yes, the toilets/showers/elsan point/laundry block is a tad too far from the Touring/Tent Fields. But as long as you plan your visit there it just becomes part of your daily routine. The staff do attempt to keep the showers and toilet blocks clean, but when they have some clientèle that appear to not want to help keep those facilities clean/rubbish free, then they are fighting a losing battle.
The campsite is in the majority full of statics, some of these are privately owned and the owners were really friendly people.
The beach location is wonderful and we were lucky to have the best weather of the year so far. Only downside, again is to people visiting the beach who appear to have a lack of understanding of how rubbish bins work!
Nearest shops are in Whitehaven, so make sure you plan your shopping trips around that point. The beach shop is expensive and does not stock much. Nor does the General Store in the village.
Lots of lovely walks, and from the touring pitch you can watch the Coast to Coast Walkers setting off or completing their journey.
If you are like us and have dogs, quick note, most people on the beach let their dogs off the lead, so if your dog(s) find this stressful and do stay on their leads, take this into consideration when walking on the sands.
All in all, a pleasant stay and not as worrying as I thought it would be after all the bad reviews.
We've used this site several times and have never been disappointed. If you want 'posh' facilities and entertainment laid on, this isn't the site for you. On the other hand, if you love a quiet, unspoilt beach, space to pitch your tent without someone pitching on top of you and unlimited free hot water in the showers, you won't be let down!
The site is, essentially, full of static caravans with a few tourers but the campsite is situated away from these and bordered by fields full of sheep.
Only a tiny moan about the toilet/shower block: it's a 3 minute walk from the tent and can get a bit sandy if the site is busy. It's obviously cleaned on a regular basis though but would maybe benefit from a mop and bucket for in between cleans.
The beach is two minutes walk away and is made up of large smooth pebbles and, when the tide is out, huge expanses of sand. Five minutes walk through the static caravans brings you to a children's playground and a small shop/cafe which sells essentials and newspapers along with delicious Hartley's ice-cream. The cafe is very reasonable and sells home cooked meals and cake.
If you need a supermarket, Whitehaven is a 15 minute drive. It also has a lovely harbour with an excellent fish and chip shop (crosby's) where, if you ask, they'll wrap your food well and it'll still be hot when you get back to your tent!
All in all, we'll always go back at least once a year as the location is amazing!
We normally go camping in tents and this was our first trip in a campervan and our third night at a different site. Although out of season everything was open and available to use. We found the site to be clean, friendly, organised and in a excellent location.
When they asked if we wanted a sea view you couldn't get much closer, the view was brilliant. You can walk along the beach or up over the hill.
Not much in terms of facilities around but we were told that you could walk in to the village about 20 mins away, but we stayed in and enjoyed the view and sounds of the sea. We will recommend this site to others.
We arrived at Seacote to be greeted by Tom (the owner) we asked for a Seaview pitch and this is exactly what we got.
The views were outstanding and although quite pricey at £21 per night, the view certainly made up for it. Each pitch had their own water tap and electric hookup.
The toilets were clean and well lit and heated (even in July). There is a gate that leads straight onto the beach which is dog friendly.
Although it was the last week in July, it wasn't too busy and the beach was virtually empty. We walked the beautiful coast walk (accessible from the site) over to Whitehaven (7 miles) and the views were breathtaking, you could see the mountains on the Isle of Man.
All in all a fantastic site/pitch and one I will definitely be visiting again.
It's been 3 years since we've been here. I was hoping the drainage had improved, but if anything it is worse. Water just doesn't drain from the hardstands. Luckily we had our porch awning with us, otherwise the edges of the standard awning would have been pegged down in mud.
The toilets and showers are still in the middle of the statics! They have deteriorated over the years and are badly in need of decoration. If you do stay, take a toilet roll with you. It's obviously a luxury item!
The whole site has an unkempt look, with litter in the bushes and trees.
No warden was seen during our stay, with just the odd tractor going to and from a dilapidated garage/storage area at the bottom of the site.
Cars were parked all over the place, one tourer had 3 cars parked outside and there was a total lack of campsite etiquette.
The area itself is marvellous, with Whitehaven just 4 miles away and the market town of Keswick about 30 minutes drive.
The beaches are clean and flat, but sadly this does not deter from the fact that I rate this site zero.
The staff were very welcoming and plenty around the site if anything needed but you weren't bothered by them.
Our touring pitch was at the top end of the touring field, spacious pitch with plenty of room for our caravan, awning and car. Added advantage of having water & electric on each pitch.
We looked out onto open countryside. Pitches are overlooked slightly by the statics, pitches towards the top end overlook a large maintenance/storage building - although this was well kept.
Small river runs along side the touring pitches which can be crossed using the small bridge - this kept the kids entertained for hours! toilet/shower block was very clean and tidy with plenty of free hot water - this all during the very busy Easter weekend. Never anybody in when we used them.
Beach within a 2min walk as was the countryside/cliff top walk. Something to suit everybody. The beach and walkway was very clean & tidy. Pub nearby served food - although we didn't eat there.
All in all a nice break away for a very reasonable price - would go again
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