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Pinewoods Holiday Park
Beach Road
Wells Next The Sea
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR23 1DR
Tel: 01328 710439
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Open: 01/03/2024 to 30/11/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 114 Reviews
                7/10 from 114 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Shiny1972 4 reviews from this member

 Touring pitches were uncared for, the grass between them 4 feet tall. I'm all for nature but these look scruffy.

Showers are modern, hot and clean but only stay on a few seconds.

Good access to the beach but a long walk to town. There is a bus. Overall all 6/10.

Wouldnt stay again as quite pricy for what you get 
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Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Suffolklad 2 reviews from this member

 Expensive site with excellent facilities.

And superb location, a pleasant walk to Holkham via the lookout, then Coastal hopper bus on to burnham thorpe for a light lunch.

No need for a car and free public transport!.

Well recommended. 
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Date of Visit: May 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Marsha 1 review from this member

 What a fantastic site

It has everything you need for a brilliant holiday

The staff are great, so is the shop

It's a short distance to the beach.

The showers and toilets are excellent spotless 
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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Masham 5 reviews from this member

 Awful, Overpriced and Tatty!

Don't be misled by their Spoonbill Drift touring website claiming 'neatly maintained' pitches, or their claim of encouraging biodiversity by leaving spaces between pitches to grow wild. This really is an excuse for not maintaining the actual pitches at all which are completely unkempt, tatty dappled patches of weeds and large bald patches which flood in rain and mean that you are stepping out of your van onto mud. The whole site is very unattractive and felt soulless.

There is a bollard for water and electricity on each pitch which is good, but there was no attempt to 'service' the pitches between bookings, so take your own cleaners to service your bollard and dog poo bags to pick up after the many dog owners who use the 'wild areas' in the centre and between pitches as an unofficial dog exercise area. The hand sanitiser dispenser at reception was empty.

The site is so large and quite remote from reception and there was a very occasional cursory warden high speed whizz round in a van or buggy.

The rules are extensive, but enforced arbitrarily, no windbreaks to be left out overnight, rotary washing lines to be removed 'immediately' after use, no tents, dogs to be kept on leads and under control.

The reinforced plastic pitches where you have to place your unit, have been positioned to the very edge of one side of the pitch, so that in our case our neighbours awning and car was extremely close to the edge of our van. Continental vans have to pitch the 'wrong' way round because of this, otherwise they are unable to step out of their vans. Some pitches are much larger so it's pot luck whether you have space or not. The van pitches could have been easily laid out as other sites do, at the centre of each pitch to avoid this problem.

We have stayed on many sites, many of which have received awards for their eco credentials and biodiversity. None of them have the tatty appearance of this site. Absolutely not worth the money, there are many other smaller sites in the area which are half the price and double the value of this one. They have the monopoly near the beach, but clearly don't reinvest in the experience of their guests on the Spoonbill Drift site. Encouraging biodiversity is not an excuse for not investing in some landscaping to enhance the aesthetics and condition of pitches on a touring site. The owners would do well to visit other sites for some ideas.

I appreciate that it's late season, but the £37 per night pitch fee didn't reflect the resulting poor state of the site.

Good points, it's close to the beach, so if this is the most important thing to you it is ideal, but it's conversely distant from the town.

We left early and wouldn't go back. 

Date of Visit: September 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Kimarla 1 review from this member

 Such a lovely site. Love the way it it serves both the campers and the environment.

The verges etc left for the wildlife. We were treated to see bats owls lizards frogs, so many varieties of butterflies moths and due to the low lighting. The stars.

The modern, clean facilities were a please to use.

The beautiful stroll though the woods down to the stunning beach was a delight.

We will return ☀️☀️☀️ 
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Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mandy14 3 reviews from this member

 Pinewoods is a lovely site, clean with spacious pitches.

The toilet and shower blocks were scrupulously clean and all staff were friendly and helpful. Pinewoods is a 'dark skies' site, so great for stargazing.

The location is very good, about 3/4 of a mile to Wells harbour along the harbour path and about 1/2 mile walk through the pinewoods to the magnificent beach.

There aren't any pubs or restaurants nearby and those in Wells town are some way beyond the harbour, however French's fish and chip shop is amazing and should not be missed. 

Date of Visit: October 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Karen Richard89 14 reviews from this member

 Our 2nd time at this site. Nice location looking south towards Wells and the Norfolk “hillsides”, with some lovely walks to / along the coast, and into Wells. Not cheap, but the spacious fully-serviced pitches are great.

This time we chose to use our own facilities, as we have all summer. Disappointed that our only shared facilities experience - the Chemical Toilet disposal point - was pretty dirty and clearly not cleaned.

Our friends had stayed the previous week, and have told us since that the facilities blocks themselves (although very well appointed) had also not been regularly cleaned and were disturbingly unhygienic (they complained whilst they were there).

Given the site’s ownership and credentials, this is altogether not good, especially in current times! The cleaning regimes at the other 2 sites we stayed at during the week - and all the others we have visited during the last 4 months - had been upgraded during COVID.

Pinewoods needs to sort its act out quickly. 

Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 15 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Aliandyjames 2 reviews from this member

 We have been to Pinewoods for a number of years but we were very disappointed this year, the site looked scruffy, cleaners were present in the toilets often but not actually cleaning, drains blocked twice during our stay, Hand wash in toilets empty for two days.

There were a few pitches with loads of people on them, one in particular with a caravan, awning, 2 VW campervans and 2 cars!

At over £50 per night you are just paying for the location now (which is good). Sorry but we won’t be returning. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Static
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Samada 1 review from this member

 Lovely clean caravan, excellent location.

Due to Covid 19, no facilities on the beach were open and no trampolines /boats at the site as there once was. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Kazzyb 6 reviews from this member

 Great site with awesome location right by Wells beach.

Easy stroll into wells harbour or take the little train up until 4:30pm.

It's probably one if the most expensive sites at £28 for September, however, the location is perfect.

Site and toilets very clean, all pitches fully serviced.

My only criticism is £3 charge for a dog.

However will definitely stay here again. 
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