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Visitor Reviews - Camping And Recreatiepark Klein Strand

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Camping And Recreatiepark Klein Strand
Varsenareweg 29
Belgium   (Browse area)

Tel: +32 050 811440
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Pitches: 200
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 10 Reviews
                7/10 from 10 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming On Site   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Lakeside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  10 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Trevor57 40 reviews from this member

We used this site twice on a journey to and from The Netherlands because it is only a few minutes’ drive off the motorway. On entering the town of Jabbeke you get to an S-bend and then take the left hand turn down what is a narrow residential road but it is quiet and there are places to pass.

The site has two receptions and if you are arriving outside the main holiday period (July/August) you have to use the Mobile Home Reception which is the first one you come too (on the left). There is a very large parking area so parking is not a problem. Once booked in you drive about another 150 metres down the road to the touring site entrance (on the right) and enter using the barrier card (€25 deposit) obtained at the reception.

With regard to the barrier card if you want to use the showers or any hot water you have to top up the card with more money to use them. There are also top up machines at the shower block. An unusual system which we have not come across before and you get any unused money and the deposit back when you leave.

The shower block itself was of a very good standard and was cleaned on a regular basis and kept very warm which is good because this site is open all year. The block however we felt would struggle to cope in peak periods. The Chemical Waste Disposal is also at the front of the shower block. The motorhome disposal point however which is towards the top of the site is totally inadequate as it is hard to get on it without blocking the road.

The pitches are all on grass with a tap and drain shared between 4 of them. We were allowed to choose our own pitch as it was out of season which was handy because some of them were very muddy. Electricity is rated at 10 amps with the standard blue connection. The touring side also has static/residential caravans so we would imagine at peak times the site would be very busy. The mobile side of the site also has a small number of touring pitches which personally we would not use they are very rutted and a hotel (Ibis) and holiday homes are also currently being built here.

We would use this site again for stopovers or a short stay as Bruges is a short bus ride away but would avoid the peak periods.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paulontour 2 reviews from this member

Site is situated just off the motorway so is ideal for a night stopover which we used it for. We arrived mid afternoon and made our way to the second entrance which is used for touring vans. We were greeted by a very pleasant young lady who spoke really good English. You get a keycard which you load with money and that lifts and lowers the security barrier and money is deducted when you use the showers and other amenities. Strange having to pay for the use of the showers though. Any way when we arrived at our pitch it struck me how tight it was to get parked. Now if every pitch around you was occupied you wouldn't have the room to reverse your van in and if you didn't have a mover you would struggle to push the van especially if your van was on the heavy side. Any way once pitched we realised we were pitched among not seasonal caravans but permanent residential caravans. Now the view from our front window was of an old caravan with a permanently erected awning that was saggy and covered in green moss. His plot was fenced off with three dogs running around pooing as required among an old mattress that was thrown in the corner wet through and rotting away. Rubbish was strewn all around his garden and to be honest looked a right eyesore. We were booked for another one night stay on the return leg of our holiday, we never showed up. Also if you don't want kids running about avoid.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrs. Bonce 211 reviews from this member

An OK site, with a peculiarity, it's divided into 2 parts. One is mostly statics, with a few tourers and this is where the reception is situated, so upon arrival you have to go here, book in, pay €25 for the key for the entrance and showers, turn around and go back down the road to the other part. There is a 2nd reception there, but it is only open in July and August. The toring part also has some statics.

The site itself is fine; there are trees, but not too many so a Sky signal is quite easy to find. The pitches are adequate in size. Water is available at each pitch.

Make sure you have your ACSI ID ready for booking in, if the date applies, otherwise you will be threatened with paying the full amount. We were not offered the (free) Wi-fi details, had to go back and ask. The supermarket was shut, assume this is also open only in high season.

It's very handy for the motorway, as said. The garage in the village would accept neither Saga Platinum nor Halifax Clarity credit cards, but if you turn left out of the site, then straight on and over the motorway, there is an Esso garage which does take these cards.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Onetengrant 4 reviews from this member

Spent our second Easter here. Staff on reception were excellent. Spoke very good English and were very helpful. Road is a bit noisy but site is perfectly located to cycle to both Bruges and Ostend on a very quiet canal path where we had some excellent meals.

Showers are operated on a pay as you go key but we found them to be plenty hot enough and clean. Supermarket is walkable and very well stocked but they only take cash payment.

I will certainly be returning.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brookside 7 reviews from this member

Klein Strand is a nicely laid-out and relaxed site, very convenient for stop-overs or visits to the beautiful city of Bruges, or to the WW1 sites around Ypres. We got lost trying to find the site after taking the wrong motorway exit - take the correct one and it is very easy to find, within 5 minutes of the motorway ! We stayed for a long weekend in mid-september, so benefited from ACSI card prices, and found the site very quiet after the summer holidays. Many of the pitches are very typical Belgium and Dutch permanent set-ups, which were generally unoccupied during our stay, however there are plenty of good-sized touring pitches, giving plenty of space for caravan, awning and car, and still leaving some free space. The site is a little tired in places, but well looked after, and laid out in a grid with good tarmac access roads, and most pitches are screened with hedges and trees, and have a nice mixture of sun and shade. All of the pitches that we saw were on level grass, and all had electric hook-ups and individual water and drainage points. The washing and toilet facilities are of a good standard, comparable to caravan club sites, and were always spotless during our stay. The showers are operated using tags, which were credited with a reasonable amount of time for our stay, and which can be topped up using a coin machine near the shower block. The main feature of the site is a man-made boating and recreation lake and beach across the road from the site, which also has a well-stocked shop, and a bar and cafe. The site is located on the edge of the town of Jabbeke, a small pretty town, with plenty of supermarkets within a short drive. The route to the site from Jabbeke town centre is a down a narrow residential road where some care is required, but fortunately it is generally fairly quiet. Overall a very nice, clean, and relatively quiet site, ideal as a stop-over or for short breaks in the Bruges area.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: J Hodgson 11 reviews from this member

The small lake and sand beach with a water slide make this site quite distinctive and a useful stopover if you have young children, though it's hard to know how clean the water could ever be in a man-made small lake next to a motorway.

Easy to find from the E40 A10, take junction 6b, then it's signposted. Handy for Bruges or Brugge, it's easy to take the local bus, but it's cheaper and easy to drive to the station car park in Bruges, a couple of Euros or so all day, with a free bus ride into the historic centre.

The touring part of the site is in the most distant part from the Chinese restaurant and lake.

The touring hedged pitches part, with electricity, has decent sized pitches, big enough - but feels pretty busy when full, so a little bit noisy if you are in a tent, though all settles by midnight. Any city dweller would not find the motorway noise to be that intrusive, but it is audible.

We did not need electricity so were directed to the most remote part, which in wet weather was pretty depressing. The open field was quite small, backed by in-construction tall industrial buildings, a skip and a large patch that had been used by the site to dump soil and brush wood. This was our view. Some full rubbish bags were also there. This was cleared later leaving a broad strip of mud. When it rained the camping field pooled water and remained soggy and muddy.

We found the toilets to be clean early in the morning, if you can negotiate access with the cleaner.

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