Reviews of Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite
Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite
West Sussex (Browse area)
Tel: 07766 826972 or 78543 77427
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Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
| Tent Pitches
|| Caravan Pitches
|| Motorhome Pitches
|| No Glamping Units
| Statics for Hire
|| No Statics on Sale
|| Seasonal Pitches
|| No Caravan Storage
| Electric Hookups
|| No Hardstandings
|| No Fully Serviced Pitches
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|Who's it for|
| Families Welcome
|| Not Members Only
|| Rallies Welcome
|| Naturist Site
| Dogs Welcome
|| No Dogs Allowed
|| Groups Welcome
|| Motorbikers Welcome
| Toilet Facilities
|| Hot Showers
|| Washing Up
|| No Bathroom
| No Baby Changing
|| Laundry On Site
|| Drinking Water
|| Disabled Friendly
| Chemical Disposal
|| No Battery Charging
|| No Gas Exchange
|| Recycling Facilities
| Kitchen Facilities
|| Freezer / Fridge
|| No Motorhome Point
| Shop <5 miles
|| Bar <5 miles
|| Restaurant <5 miles
|| Wifi Access
| No Playground
|| No TV Room
|| No Games Room
|| No Evening Ents
| No Fishing
|| No Wild Swimming
|| Indoor Pool On Site
|| No Outdoor Pool
| No Horse Riding
|| No Cycle Hire
|| No Golf
|| No Tennis
| No Beach
|| No Watersports
|| No Boat Launch
| No Sea Views
|| Not Working Farm
|| No Campfires Allowed
|| Open All Year
| No Waterside Pitches
|| Public Transport <5 miles
|| Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access
|This is a Naturist site, please contact them further details.|
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|Date of Visit: August 2020
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|Nights stayed: 3
||Travelling as: With friends
||6 reviews from this member
Max's Garden is a sheltered and relaxing space run by a very friendly couple.
It is a long-standing hidden gem, but has more recently been taken over by Mike and Fiona, who have been working hard to improve and enhance the site. They are a delight - smiling and willing to help, a definite asset in every way.
I attended a weekend event with a group (reduced numbers, covid), so my experience may have been a little different to the usual running, although not by much.
It is very conveniently located for travel by car - just off the A24, and very close to Worthing and the South Coast. About an hour and 15 minutes from London.
There are supermarkets a short drive or cycle away.
It would also be quite convenient for pleasant countryside walks, although I did not venture forth myself.
One of the few minuses of the site is that the road is clearly audiable from the site, which is unfortunate, as it is peaceful in every other sense.
The site is secluded from the main campsite, with hedges and fences surrounding. The main campsite has further facilities - washing up station, freezer for ice blocks (a little small and ram packed!), washing machine, larger shower and toilet block etc.
The pitches are level, with short grass, and there are shaded and sunny areas.
There are electric hook up points, a water point, and two clean and newly made toilets, smelling pleasantly of freshly cut wood with sink (soap, paper towels and toilet roll provided).
There are rubbish and recycling bins, as well as a dog poo bin.
There is a pretty little caravan cafe, supplying breakfast lunch and dinner, homecooked, with the menu changing regularly. I enjoyed mussels and chips (dinner), avocado and poached egg on toast (breakfast) and fish and chips with peas (dinner), as well as tea. I would love to see more cake to indulge!
The star of the site is the "bubble" - a polytunnel with lush tropical planting, comfortably astroturfed, and with loungers and tables and chairs. There is a small swimming pool, a sauna and a jacuzzi. There is also an open shower, pannelled in clear plastic. The space is heated and cosy, and mostly powered by solar. There is free wifi available in this area.
Just outside is a lawn area, including a section sheltered by a gazebo, with a firepit, and clustered with sun loungers, tables and chairs.
There is a very cute little vintage caravan which can be hired for (short!) people to stay in, as well as larger chalets.
Also on site is a massage and beauty therapist, and the therapy cabin is beautifully decorated, with a skylight showing the waving branches of a willow tree as you look up. If the therapy cabin is not in use, the shower may be used.
I hear there are plans afoot to build an outdoor hot tub just off the lawn area.
The secluded site is dog friendly, and well behaved dogs may be allowed to be off lead at the discretion of the owners, who themselves have an amiable black labrador - who, be warned, is not averse to helping herself to your food if it is not secure!
I have not been to a naturist site before, but I was struck by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and no pressure to disrobe. I was so comfortable that by the end of the weekend I was feeling progressively less worried about clothing, and had I stayed for longer I might be a total convert!
I would happily recommend this site to anyone who is looking for a relaxing break somewhere where clothing is optional.
It was good to be able to purchase food instead of always cooking, the availability of the facilities was excellent, and made for a very chilled out break.
The site is not specifically disabled accessible, but it is generally level, with level access to the pool, lawn and cafe area. The toilets and shower are not level, with a small step. There is also a small step into the sauna, and two small steps to the jacuzzi. A few grab rails would probably help to improve access for those with limited mobility.
The site owners were welcoming for LGBT people.
I do not have children, so I have not rated it for children.
I'd like to see more shower facilities, but I understand that they usually have campervans and caravans. A washing up sink would also be a bonus, although the main site does have this.
In terms of pricing, given the facilities, I think for a couple it represents good value for money.
I would not hesitate to recommend this site for a relaxing holiday.
|Date of Visit: July 2020
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|Nights stayed: 2
||Travelling as: Mature couple
||56 reviews from this member
This is a unique naturist site - we've been to a lot but nowhere quite like it. You'll get the best idea from looking at their website, especially the link to a YouTube video tour. The couple who took it over late in 2019 are naturists themselves, very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.
The facilities are not new, but in good repair and scrupulously clean. When we were there the Covid-19 restrictions were in force and the couple were putting in a huge amount of work with continual cleaning. The 'bubble' shown on the website is a very pleasant environment, well heated, surrounded by mature plants and subtly lit at night.
As a campsite it's quite basic - a plain rectangle of grass surrounded by trees, hedge and wooden fences. The electric hook-ups are 6A. The chenmical toiled disposal is immediately outside the gate but no provision for grey water dropping. There is some food available on site (fish and chips, pizza etc) and the Frankland Arms is a short walk away with a good menu of pub food.
Speaking personally, there was one negative and one big positive for us. We're fortunate in always having lived in quiet places, so the traffic noise from the A283 and A24 detracted from the website's 'tranquil' description. But a huge bonus was the easy access onto the South Downs, with miles of superb walking. Cross the A283, the first street on the right, then the second footpath on the left lead you directly to the South Downs Way at the Chanctonbury Ring hill fort.
There are magnificent views in every direction, including the much larger Cissbury Ring, an easy walk 4km to the south.
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Is Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite child friendly? YES, it accepts children View all facilities
Does Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite have a swimming pool? YES, there is a pool on site View all facilities
Where is the nearest shop to Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite? There is a shop within 5 miles View all facilities
Is Maxs Garden Naturist Spa And Campsite dog friendly? YES View all facilities
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