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Visitor Reviews - Harmans Cross Camping Park

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Harmans Cross Camping Park
Haycrafts Lane
Harmans Cross
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH19 3EB   See Map
Tel: 07970804928
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Pitches: 50+
Open: July And August

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 34 Reviews
                9/10 from 34 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 <5 miles   Restaurant <5 miles   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire <5 miles   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  34 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Elliotts 2 reviews from this member

Really cannot recommend this site at all, but in terms of a balanced review, here goes:


Soft, drained ground, nice views, plenty of space, large field, near the steam railway which passes by.



Very limited facilities for size of the site (however it was a relatively cheap site).

2 x outside washing up sinks - without lighting, and with limited hot water supply.

Female toilets apparently had 4 toilets and 4 showers, mens had three toilets and similar number of paid for showers, - be prepared to queue. Short showers were 50p (bought tokens).

Doesn't take card payments, which is referenced on the website, but easily forgot and not reminded, especially as they take electronic deposit payment. After a long drive, arriving in the evening, we didn't have enough cash to pay for the weekend on us as we had not noticed that they did not take cards, so we agreed to pay later. Upon doing her rounds the following morning, the lady owner was visibly exasperated when we still didn't have the 130 cash ready - and was told that 'it had better be today' that we paid.

I can forgive a lack of services (cheap site), and not always being clean, as things do get dirty in a field, but I will not forgive rudeness and contempt for customers.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Familypitcher 3 reviews from this member

We had a wonderful few days here. What a site!

Will definitely return. The children loved the playground, hopping on and off the railway was handy and the shop on site stayed open almost all hours. Most of all, the staff were very friendly and we felt so welcome.

It was excellent value too.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kingfamily 3 reviews from this member

We found this site by chance as the one that we had planned to go to was too windy and sloped for our liking. The superb local park next to the community center caught our eye on the way in. On arrival it was also very windy, but the owners were so friendly we went in search of a sheltered pitch.

The site was excellent, the facilities came under a bit of pressure on the sat night, but remained clean during our stay.

Seemed a bit odd that there was no hot water for washing up, but as we had pitched so far away we just did our own thing by the tent anyway.

We will definitely return as there is so much to do in the local area and the owners were lovely.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Onersuk 3 reviews from this member

Have just come back from this lovely site. Booked for 2 nights but extended our stay by another 2 nights which the manager had no problem with.

Lovely site with wonderful views across Purbeck from the site office and the toilet block. I think there were 3 or 4 fields to choose from. Like other reviewers I would recommend the edges of the fields if you're looking for a flat pitching site. Lots of space in the middle of each field for ball games etc.

The site is close to the Harmans Cross station of the Swanage Railway which is a lovely (if expensive) way to get around the area. We camped right next to the line and although the noise was noticeable on the first evening, we soon got used to it.

We loved being able to hire a fire pit and we spent each evening toasting marshmallows and reading stories to the kids around the fire.

Lots of wonderful night skies - saw the Milky Way, Mars, Saturn and a flyover from the International Space Station. Will remember to bring my telescope next time.

Really lovely people managing the site. Lots of useful local knowledge and very keen to help in any way they could.

The toilets and showers were clean most of the time but quickly became flooded and struggled to cope with the demand during peak times. There were long queues for the showers and loos in the mornings. The 2 washing up sinks (cold water only) also seemed a little inadequate so we washed up at the tent. Not sure how eco-friendly that is though.

But those small gripes are all balanced by the fact that this site is really good value for money. I was happy to queue and forego hot water at the washing up sinks because the prices were so reasonable. If I'd been paying 50-60 a night (as some other places charge), I would have expected more. At less than 20 a night for me and my two kids, I think it was excellent value.

We'll definitely be coming back in the future.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: DazTaz 1 review from this member

Our second visit to this site and another great 4 day break. David and Denise were excellent - showed us a good place to pitch and helped with local knowledge. The new toilet/shower block was clean and tidy with good showers. A lovely setting alongside the steam railway and large areas for the kids to play. A well stocked shop which was open all day and well into the evening. David or Denise were always available and keeping an eye on the site which made it feel nice and secure to let the kids roam around. And even the sun was out all weekend ! We will be back again. DazTaz.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dickoasis 2 reviews from this member

Great site lovely staff very helpful with good local knowledge

Great views of local countryside and steam railways

Quite and well maintained site our second visit and we will certainly be returning

This site is ideally situated both for Swanage and many surrounding attractions and sit's

Dorset is a very beautiful county steeped in history and great coastline

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