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Osea Meadows Camping And Touring
Goldhanger Road
Essex   (Browse area)
Tel: 01621 854695
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Open: June To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 11 Reviews
                7/10 from 11 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 <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

Reviews:  11 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Vodkachaser 3 reviews from this member

We won't be staying at this site again.

Its a nice looking site, layout seems fine and the 'meadow' is quite nice the way they have mowed around it to create the camping field. What let it down for us was the layout of the EHU pitches. The cars are parked opposite the pitch which means you are pitched close to the person next to you which creates extra noise at night as people are pitched right next to you.

Whilst we were there 2 group bookings where next to us, 1 group for the first half of the week and another for the second. Both noisy, both with dogs running round off the lead and no wardens walking round and checking. We where not notified about the group bookings which would have been nice as we would have requested pitches elsewhere.

As the for the toilet block, its as if they have tried but totally failed. They just don't get cleaned regularly enough for such a busy site. They get cleaned twice a day and its not done properly, so it always feels dirty. For example the urinals in the gents stunk the whole week and clearly just had cleaning liquid poured over instead of being scrubbed, there where splashes all over the mirrors all week so they clearly where not being cleaned properly and there clumps of hair and fluff around the sink suggestion use of dirty cleaning cloths, so you certainly wouldn't want to fill a sink with water and have a shave. The sink proximity to the urinals also isn't pleasant and the seats on both toilets in the gents where loose and sliding around and even though I complained didn't get fixed.

As for the showers they are push button operation and the water stays on for 10 seconds in all the shows, 2 in the gents and 3 in the ladys. Also the spray pattern is a large circle so for young children they can literally stand in the middle and not get wet which means the whole shower cubical and your clothes get soaked. The floor squeegee mop was also broken so you couldn't wipe the water away and that was broken when we arrive and wasn't fixed during the week.

I really think the owners need to spend a couple of days camping here and using the facilities themselves, it could be so much better but is let down by poor cleaning, poor maintenance of the facilities and a lack of checks on cleaners.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Speedyedey 1 review from this member

My wife and I stayed here and it was absolutely delighted.

All utilities were clean and tidy and the site is spotless. We can't wait to come again. Fishing just across the road. Sea front and beach literally just 2 minute walk. A site shop is the only thing this site lacks but the town is a mile down the road.

All the staff are friendly. Family week away. Priceless.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Apairofoldcampers 5 reviews from this member

Lots of road traffic noise from our pitch EHU17 which was in the 1st field on the left as you go in. Also the road to osea island runs through the camp so lots of coming and going.

Only three female showers for the whole large site!

We arrived early but the site soon filled up. With the lack of wardens, The Gazebo's and car parking seating laid out, soon filled up the middle of the field leaving little or no space for children to play.

The beach is nice and it has a good sea wall path.

We would not return to this site again

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nosaj 2 reviews from this member

Overall very enjoyable first stay at Osea. We had three days of wonderful weather so this probably aided our enjoyment.

Site is situated very close to Heybridge and Maldon so plenty of pubs, shops supermarkets a short drive away. You could walk it but bear in mind they are approx 2km away as the crow flies. The site is on the river blackwater with view across to Osea Island, Heybridge and Maldon. It is very picturesque but please do not expect white sandy beaches. The site is level, well tended and clean. There is a washing up unit with 2 sinks. The gents consisted of 2 showers, 3 sinks, 2 toilet cubicles and 3 urinals. All facilities were kept very clean throughout our stay. Never had a problem with availability at all and I would guess that it would have to be extreme demand to cause a queue as there were quite a few units pitched whilst we were there.

I am going to have to be extremely picky to point out anything bad but on arrival we were told to go through the gates and pitch anywhere on the right where there is short grass. We initially tried to pitch in the field that contained the playground this is a very large field and had short grass. We were told that we couldn't pitch there after we had almost pitched our tent. We were not advised of this on arrival and perhaps a sign could be added to the one that is already there advising of the same. As this was our first visit to the site we had no way of knowing.

We paid 20 per night for a non EHU pitch as we are fairly new to all this not sure if this is a positive or negative.

Cannot comment on the clubhouse, shop or cafe as we did not use them not for any particular reason we just didn't get round to it.

Overall would recommend and definitely revisit.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Stan on tour 38 reviews from this member

This site is very much geared towards its static customers and owners. We stayed here for two nights whilst touring and this was a stop over between East Anglia and Kent. Most other tourers and campers were local and making the most a sunny weekend.

There is plenty of space so great for kids and dog walking both the cafe and bar on site were great with an outdoor decking area to watch the sun go down.

We had a lovely walk and lunch at Heybridge basin along the sea wall. It is possible to walk to shops in Heybridge, turn right at the bridle path in Heybridge but it is over an hours walk.

The facilities for tourers were inadequate to cope with the numbers. We could only find one water tap a long walk from where we pitched and the toilets and shower soon became dirty running out of toilet role etc.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: SierraKilo 5 reviews from this member

Very good site. Level with short grass, clean modern toilet facilities. Quite well protected from the wind, remember Essex is pretty flat ! Good value and convenient for Maldon and nearby villages. Walk to Heybridge basin (start of the Chelmer Navigation Canal ) Chequers Pub at Goldhanger is a real gem !

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jeffgame 26 reviews from this member

We stayed here because we have friends who have a static van on this site. Large touring field is a separate area. Pitches are level and all grass. Toilet and shower unit is in adjacent field. It's new and was adequate for us, but site was fairly quiet and I wonder if the limited facilities would cope when the site is busy. There is a large, well equipped, children's play area. Small shop is only open over the weekend, likewise the club/restaurant. There is a pub, the Mill Beach, within walking distance. We drove into Goldhanger which has a lovely country pub, The Chequers, good food and real ale. Dogs ok in the bar. This is a quiet site next to the river estuary. Can be windy and there is the occasional whiff from the water treatment plant nearby. We paid 19 for a pitch with electric, 2 adults and the dog. Quite good value, we would be happy to use this site again.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CampersLife 1 review from this member

The campsite was clean and tidy. There were quite a few bugs in the toilet facilities but in general they were clean (although the shower was a little temperamental!). The children's play area was good fun and there was plenty of space for ball games. The on site club house was reasonably priced and there are local supermarkets. The staff were friendly, from the first phone call through to end of holiday; always happy to help

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Imcamp 1 review from this member

This is my 3rd visit to Osea Meadows, our family had a great time although the weather could have been better. The park facilities are adequate toilets are clean and tidy with nice hot showers and hot water in the dish wash area.

A new play park has been added as well as with a chemical waste point. The play area is great for the children as are the costal walks, staff are excellent.

It was good to see children playing without the need for computers. A good central location for touring the North Essex coast, we will certainly be back before the end of summer.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Camper bird 1 review from this member

We came to the Osea meadows last summer with my husband and 2 children.

We were more than happy with our stay there, the staff were friendly and very helpful.

It was nice to come away for a weekend and to see the children playing in the meadows, on the beach and going for bike rides along the sea wall.

Admittedly the beach isn't that much, but it was more than edequate for us and we were able to sit on their new seating area in between the clubhouse and the sea wall while keeping an eye on the children in the playground and the beach at the same time, which we thought was a nice idea.

I have been told they are planning a new playground in one of the playing fields this spring too which would be good.

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