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Reviews of Beadnell Bay Camping And Caravanning Club Site

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Beadnell Bay Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Beadnell
Chathill
Northumberland   (Browse area)
NE67 5BX
Tel: 01665 720586
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Pitches: 150
Open: 01/04/2021 to 02/11/2021
           01/04/2022 to 02/11/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 116 Reviews
                8/10 from 116 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 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 No Shop   Bar <10 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <10 miles 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Pau4 2 reviews from this member

 Great location if you enjoy coastal walking and wild life,

The beaches are also dog friendly.

For the size of the site we found it quiet and although the facilities are a little dated were adequate and clean.

Beadnell village has a shop and a good pub with great food as does Seahouses just up the coast.

Would definitely visit again. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dotbri 5 reviews from this member

 Been going for years but poss no longer.

6 meter rule does not take into consideration distance in front as you may have to ask the people in front to move car to allow you to hook up.

10 toilets, 5 staff 1 hour 15 minute to clean.

Grass cutting every day even when wet. Does more than 5 mph. And nearly ran my chairs and electric cable over.

Only shop is off site.

Not all dog owners pick up poo. However no poo bins any longer available on site.

The good side, lovely places to visit and great beaches. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Jjec29 1 review from this member

 The site was well maintained, all facilities were spot on & the staff were very helpful.

The site is well located for visiting Northumberlands many attractions 
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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Marty2711 9 reviews from this member

 So in bullet points

* Very exposed to the elements

* Very unfriendly welcome upon arrival

* Unsightly warden's enclosure right at the front entrance to the site - looks like a gypsy camp!

* Toilet and shower block very dated, old fashioned and shower drain water runs the wrong way!

* Ridiculous closure of ALL toilet and shower facilities at 10. 45am until 12 noon every day for cleaning

* Staff very officious. Fun police, mood hoovers, followed our kids around.

* Not allowed to pitch our gazebo even although the space we had was massive

* Staff members standing at toilet block doors like bouncers ensuring everyone was wearing a face covering

* Overflow car park insecure and right next to the main road. Only one car per pitch - OR ELSE!

* Great site for pensioners, should be a SAGA resort as opposed to a C&C Club.

* If you happen to be located at the back of the site, plan your toilet trips in advance - the only facilities block is miles away.

Would we go back - NO. Staff are very rules and regulations orientated - pouncing on everything they can with no perception on the experience they are destroying. All of our kids absolutely hated it - worst site we had ever been to in their opinion! 


Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 7 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Janews 18 reviews from this member

 We hadn’t been to Northumberland before and this is a great location for a site, right opposite beach which we wandered onto after arrival, however we then walked the 15 mins or so to Beadnell Harbour and, wow! What a spot with a beautiful arc of golden sands stretching into the distance!

No too much in Beadnell, shop, couple of cafes and pubs but all very nice.

Do try the fish and chip van which parks by the shop every Fri to Sun-excellent food!

Easy walk into Seahouses (about 40 mins) but easy cycle ride along roadside cycle path/footpath. Trips to the Farne islands leave from here.

We took the van offsite to Lindisfarne, about 40 mins and parking there was easy but do check tidetimes!

Also cycled to Bambergh (approx 40 mins) and walked coast path to Dunstanborough castle and Craster-incredible beaches all the way!

All in all a great site to cover the coastal part of Northumberland and see bird and sea life with numerous spots to see seals and a variety of seabirds.

Only suggestion would be that they do not appear to put tents in the lower field and when the W/e arrived and there were more families this may be better for couples as pitches are not marked and a lot of children running around made it not only noisier but less relaxing! 

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Date of Visit: June 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sswai2 1 review from this member

 Lovely location, nice and quiet, great for touring. On-site staff every helpful.

Not much for children to do.

No on-site shop.

Just 1 toilet/shower block 
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Date of Visit: April 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Magsie 51 reviews from this member

 A large windswept site on the Northumberland coast, directly across the road from the sea. It’s a 5-minute walk along the clifftop path to Beadnell village, with its small harbour, beach, café, grocery store and pubs. A fish & chip van parks in Beadnell on Fridays (recommended). Seahouses (3 miles south) has more shops and offers boat trips round the off-shore Farne Islands to see the puffins (at the right time of year) and the seals.

Bamburgh castle and Lindisfarne (to the north) and the ruins of Dunstanburgh castle (to the south) are within reach for a drive or a good bike ride. For cyclists, note that the Club website claims: “both the Coast & castles and National Cycle Routes pass the entrance to the campsite”. In fact the ‘Coast & castles’ route is simply the local section of National Cycle Route 1 (North Sea), which does NOT pass the campsite entrance. NCR 1 can only be joined at Seahouses (northbound) or beyond Chathill (southbound), after riding a few miles of busy road (B1340).

The site facilities were closed (Covid), resulting in an undignified queue every morning for the single and inadequate toilet emptying point, sited in a small hut. One of the wardens explained that planning permission for a second facility block was being delayed by local opposition but that doesn’t excuse the state of the current emptying point, the worst I’ve seen on any Club site. Crouching in the 5-foot-high entrance, the weak low-pressure flush only rinsed half the bowl, there was nowhere to put the cassette screw top while emptying, the short hose for rinsing out cassettes leaked and there was no hand-wash basin, just some gel. Surely planning permission isn’t needed to improve or replace this essential facility?

The free WiFi throughout the campsite worked well and now seems to be standard on Club sites (much appreciated). 


Date of Visit: April 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Mfulth 1 review from this member

 Beautiful view and very relaxing.

Due to the current pandemic we weren't allowed to use the showers etc so I am unable to comment on these, but this didn't bother us as we were in a camper.

We will definitely be returning to this site. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Meter rat 4 reviews from this member

 This is the second time we have been to this site. It will probably be our last. The so called sea view is none existing, unless you stand on the roof of your van.

The welcome from the wardens was not exactly friendly. No hello or welcoming words. The first words being " may I remind you the speed limit is 5 miles an hour" we had only literally arrived in site.

We then had to do 10 miles an hour following the warden to the pitch. Asked to be quite at 10pm, even though we were only talking to each other in the awning. The noise in the morning was unbelievable. From 07:00 thumping and banging going on, motor homes driving around, sitting outside with engines running, just to drive 100m to a service point. Grass cutting commenced every day at 08:00. Never has so much grass, has been so cut.

All the facilities closed, but from last year they are in desperate need of updating. Poor value for money, but this is down to the Caravan and Camping Club. Credit to the wardens through for their cleaning routines of the water points.

The beaches are superb, as is the Craster Arms pub. Plenty of things to do in the area, from shopping to castles, we had Warkworth to ourselves, so plenty of information from the guide.

Thursday was very quiet in the village and on site due to the local lock down coming into force on the Friday. 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: StephMcL 3 reviews from this member

 I understand we are in an unusual situation this year, but all facilities on site are closed this year, including reception. This seems slightly excessive when other sites are managing to have at least some facilities open.

Theres a fantastic beach in Beadnell village, just 1. 5 miles away, and the closest shop is 2 miles in the other direction in Seahouses.

There's nothing close by this site, so its perfect if you want a really quiet break away from the world. 
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