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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)
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Tel: 050 811440

Facilities:  (Key)

Nearby: (within x miles)

Pitches: 200
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 9 Reviews
              6/10 from 9 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  9 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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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 203 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.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Addle12 9 reviews from this member

Agree with most of the other reviews. We stayed 5 days, with 2 teenagers, to visit nearby Bruges. Pitches were a little cramped. Lots of trees so satellite reception difficult. Wi-fi costs a few Euros but was very intermittent and very slow.

Location great for visits to Bruges however so we put up with things.

In particular we were very disappointed to find that all the lighting and water in the toilet block was paid for by token, even to wash up pots and pans, and the showers were just a trickle, cooler than lukewarm and cost nearly 1 Euro each minute.

There was no soap, no hairdryer, it was not clean. There was only one washing machine and dryer. The whole place seemed badly managed, a bit downmarket and run down.

The other section of the site was for statics where we spent a hot day on the gorgeous sandy lido, swam in the lake and ate a lovely meal at the family run restaurant for a very reasonable price.

Overall we give it 2 out of 5 stars, but 5 stars for location.

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