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Hawk Place Campsite
Plum Pudding Island
Dane Road
Minnis Bay
Birchington
Kent   (Browse area)
CT7 9QS
Tel: 01843 847142  or  07781 383045
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Pitches: 15-25 pitches
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 17 Reviews
                7/10 from 17 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding On Site   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <5 miles   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <1 mile 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Simoni 1 review from this member

 Great site, especially if you want easy access to the beach to swim.

Clean and facilities good.

Noisy party on Saturday night but Sunday and Monday were gratifyingly quiet. 


Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: RobSJC 2 reviews from this member

 Never saw any owners the whole time we were there. No shop No reception just a shed and a note telling you where you are parking.

The toilets and shower were situated near to the farm (and a distance from the touring field) they were not particularly clean and never saw anyone clean them.

It's close to the beach but you have to walk back out the 'park' and then back along a path, there should be a bridge on the park over the stream.

The chemical waste point looks like it is a soak away where the liquid soaks into the ground (can't be good).

It's great for walking because there is nothing anywhere near the park and miles from a shop or bus route.

Disabled people would struggle here, no paths on site, raised toilet and shower and no disability facilities. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Michel 1 review from this member

 Easy to find, close to beach, doggy friendly,

Clean, quiet, nice shower, lovely campsite, horse stables on site,

Overall great campsite and will be definitely returning. 
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Date of Visit: January 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 31+ Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Katherine79 2 reviews from this member

 Not a good site at all poor customer service, we had arranged to stay on the site for a month but after two days we were informed that they were closing the site for repairs which we later found out was a pack of lies, as the site is still open for business now but we were told it would be closed until April.

The facilities were poor and not clean when we hooked up the the electric hookup the couple in the caravan next to us plugged into our hookup and used our electric and when we called up the owners they refused to come out and sort it out so we had no electric all night and it was freezing cold,

So I would definitely not recommend anyone use that site, it was the worse site we have ever visited. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Alkm 1 review from this member

 Came as a group of 10, all 16, campsite accommodated us well in as much as they didn’t bother us despite some rowdiness, other campers were also very respectful.

Very convenient location, only 20 or so mins walk from Birchington itself for shops and the route parallel to the sea (about a minute from the site) is great.

Only improvement would be some expansion, another tent field would be ideal for similar large groups.

Toilets, taps, kitchen were all clean and in working order, showers were also pretty good. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Geoffrey Sutton 1 review from this member

 Site doesn't meet with distance between units, couldn't get on the one I reserved,

toilets, showers need a deep clean, chemical waste point vomit inducing,

no clean water to wash out your container, washed out at waste water point, thus contaminating the tap with human excrement and people used that point for drinking water, washed it and never used it again, awful 
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Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Percy on tour 49 reviews from this member

 Hawk Place is a campsite set alongside the sea wall just west of Minnis Bay – a handy position for the beach, the cycleway that uses the sea wall, and for visiting the Thanet towns and attractions in this part of Kent.

The site has great potential, and clearly has a fan club who enjoy staying here. However, I couldn’t help thinking it needs a bit of TLC. Most of its shortcomings are little niggles that could easily be put right. For example, while there is concrete hardstanding around the two toilet/shower blocks, there is only a dirt trench covered with old mats linking them (which presumably floods when it rains – hence the mats). There is also hardly any lighting on the site – even around the toilet blocks. Great for star-gazing, but not so clever when trying to avoid tripping down that dirt trench!

The field itself is uneven in places – probably the result of horses having once grazed in it. In addition, many of the EHUs are the end of plug-in cables that trail around the site – some of which feed into adaptors! All these things one might overlook were one paying a basic (under £15 per night) tariff. However, the site really needs to up its game if it is to justify charging £20 per night off-season (notwithstanding that sites in southern England charge more than elsewhere).

Nearby, there are two restaurants on the sea front at Minnis Bay that serve meals at £10-12 per head. There are shops and supermarkets in Birchington High Street which is about a ten minute drive away. There is also a Londis supermarket at the town end of Dane Road that can be cycled to if you don’t fancy getting the car out.

Not a bad site, by any means. But it could be better. 


Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Stevecoe1955 4 reviews from this member

 Very nice location. Clean toilets and shower unit. If you are placed into the 'tent field's please be careful as you drive your car down the slope into to field. Both of our cars grounded on the kerb. Also, the sleeping policeman seemed a little severe.

However, this has become our favourite campsite. Simple and easy camping. Friendly staff, clean facilities. Terrific views, love it here. Will certainly be returning. Do not hesitate! 


Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Marion55 10 reviews from this member

 Hawk Place Campsite, is in a great location, right by the beach with a path / promenade suitable for walking and cycling.

The facilities really let it down, they were dirty with no where to put anything, they really were in desperate need of a deep clean.

Two showers is not enough for a campsite of that size, even if you felt that you wanted to use them. I'm more than happy with basic facilities, but they need to be clean, surely that is part of what you pay for.

The web site is good and the campsite could be amazing, although its needs some serious TLC. 


Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jvc100 34 reviews from this member

 I agree with the previous review, this site has bags of potential.

- Close to the Beach

- Great walks along the coast, turn left and a 2 mile walk to the old ministry with a visitors center and pub. Turn right and a 10 minute walk to the Minnis Bay pub or café.

- The pub and café are nice and good value

The issues

- I could only find one drinking water tap next to the old toilet block. So the water for my van had to come up a slope then along to my van

- The chemical waste area was an IBC buried in the ground that you unscrewed and tipped in – revolting – it was also over grown with nettles

There is

O 1 Gents

O 1 Ladies

O 1 shower with WC and no were to put clothes, however once in the shower was good

O Shower curtain has mould on it

O In the brick block next to the main green block was another shower and WC – this not very clean with a birds nest.

This site is in an amazing position and there is a real lack of good sites in Kent. It is located minutes away from

- Whitstable

- Broadstairs

- Ramsgate

- Maragate

- Herne Bay

- For the shoppers – Westgate

I had the feeling that the owners were more interested in the riding stables and using the caravans to top up the income. With good management and some investment this site could be amazing. 


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