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Visitor Reviews - Saye Beach Campsite

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Saye Beach Campsite
Saye Bay
Alderney
Channel Islands   (Browse area)
GY9 3YJ
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Pitches: 80
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 3 Reviews
                10/10 from 3 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire 1 mile   Golf 1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 1 mile 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Alderney01 1 review from this member

What can I say about this fabulous campsite!

Were big fans of the Island and have been coming to the campsite for many years.

It has a fantastic location right next to SAYE beaches and Arch bay and its a short bike ride (or 10 minute bus ride) to the town or 2 minutes to Corbletts beach in the next bay. We use bikes while were there and can easily cycle round the island in a day.

The site has a small shop, wet room for games etc, a laundry, 2 big toilet/shower blocks, a small play area and fridge/freezer room. The warden/owner and staff are fantastic and cannot be been more helpful.

It is quite exposed being an island location so gets pretty windy at times but nothing too bad as long at you have a good strong tent well positioned and guyed out.

Cant recommend this site enough - we love it.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Nights stayed: 14+ Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Splendidisolation 2 reviews from this member

This is the only campsite on Alderney and it was our first visit to the island.

It is in a lovely location, right behind the dunes of Saye beach which is beautiful and safe for swimming.

The site is one large L shaped field with no marked pitches, so just pitch where you like. When we arrived the site was very quiet, a nice surprise given it was mid July!

If you bring your own tent, the price is only 5. 00 per person per night and 2. 50 for under 15 yrs. There are free hot showers (push button) toilets/washroom in a new (last year I think) wooden block.

In another block there is a laundry room, washing up sinks, and a lovely communal area with chairs/sofas games etc. This had a lovely feel and would be great for those bad weather days, especially out of season if you're in a small backpacking tent!

Next door to this, is a small shop and a campers kitchen with a fridge/freezer and full size gas cooker. There are two stove top kettles, pots, pans, plates, cups, cutlery and again, at quiet times you'd have full use of this yourself, great in bad weather. We were offered free use of a solid coolbox and ice packs, again, no charge to freeze these.

Nice little touches, like marker pen left by fridge to name your items, honesty system/box for buying things if staff not there, all very relaxed.

Small play area, swings/climbing frame.

Free wifi as well, and a place in kitchen to charge items, although I would guess these sockets get busy when the site is full.

Must mention the blonde hedgehogs that visit at night! We had one visit most nights in the early hours. Pack food away securely!

We flew to Alderney via Guernsey and the small plane for the short last hop was an experience! We had a luggage allowance of 20 kilos each with Aurigny and we did manage to bring a lightweight canvas tent and all our gear within this limit. It was easy to get a taxi (red) from the airport (7) although once there a car is not needed. Bikes (electric as well) can be hired in the town, which is a good half hour walk from the site.

The site's own pre erected tents were popular, and these were family sized tunnel tents and a few bell tents with wood burning stoves (not needed while we were there, it was hot!).

Won't go into detail about Alderney itself, as you can read up on that, safe to say we loved it. A quiet feel compared to the other channel islands and it does not get the hoards of daytrippers that Herm does, due to the distance from Guernsey. Lovely small town, plenty of places to eat/pubs, shops etc.

I think this site is relatively quiet most of the year, probably due to the effort required to get here. The site will be completely full though, during 'Alderney Week', which is around the first week in August each year.

All in all a lovely site in a perfect location, very reasonably priced and a friendly helpful lady owner.

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

As of 2012, visitors to Alderney will be allowed to bring camper vans and caravans to the island for the first time.

Visitors wishing to bring a Campervan, Caravan or any mobile home with them to the Island to be used for overnight accommodation can do so provided:

shipping length of any caravan, trailer, motorhome or campervan

Should be no more that 6. 9 metres;

the vehicle is booked onto the camp site;

a permit has been obtained from the States of Alderney.

The freight operator will not allow such vehicles on their vessel in the absence of a valid permit.

While on the Island Campervans, Caravans or mobile homes can be driven on the roads to and from the campsite once only by the shortest route: they must not be driven on the roads at any other time. Parking on site will be limited to designated areas.

Before travelling to Alderney

The process for arranging a trip to Alderney will normally involve:

the visitor contacts the campsite to check availability

if there is availability on site, a provisional booking is agreed

the visitor completes the booking process with the freight company

the visitor confirms the booking with the campsite operator

the visitor obtains a permit from the States of Alderney General Office

The permit must be available for inspection at both the check-in point and by the Guernsey Border Agency on arrival on the Island.


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