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Visitor Reviews - Camping Calais Le Grand Gravelot

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Camping Calais Le Grand Gravelot
Rue D Asfeld 275
Calais
Picardy Nord-Pas-de-Calais   (Browse area)
62100
Tel: +33 0391915234
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Pitches: 126
Open: 01/04 To 31/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 5 Reviews
                6/10 from 5 Reviews

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 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   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 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire On Site   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach 1 mile   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

After a long period closed over the last few years, we are pleased to announce that this campsite has undergone a complete renovation and has reopened in June 2017. The main campsite is open from April to October for touring pitches, there is also a motorhome parking area which is open all year.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Magi B 5 reviews from this member

The site is fine for an overnight stay after crossing the channel. It is easy to find - we were given an emplacement overlooking the ferry quay! As a result, however, it was very noisy.

The facilities are adequate. Our pitch was a decent size.

The site is close to a beach, and a handful of bars and restaurants. The staff were pleasant.

We needed a place to rest up before starting a long journey south. Apart from the noise - and we were so tired we slept through it - it supplied what we needed.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bigbird263 6 reviews from this member

This was our third overnight stay before returning to the UK. Would recommend for a stopover at the start or end of a trip.

Close to Calais centre and easy to find.

Good size pitches with water and electric close by. Washrooms large and clean. Secure with electric gate. Can be quite windy in exposed areas and some ferry noise during the night. Always someone on site if the office isn't open to show you to a pitch, a passport is usually taken as deposit until the office is next open for payment.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Zamed 10 reviews from this member

We stayed here having driven down from Yokshire, before setting off on our travels the following day. An adequate site - easy enough to get to from the tunnel and the site itself has neatly marked pitches (but very gravelly for tents), washing facilities, showers, toilets, even a small playground and place to play boules, which kept our children happy. A nice view over the sea too!

However, in comparison to the previous reviewer - who was in a motorhome - who said the ferry noise was 'not all that loud', I'd have to say the noise of the ferry engines thrumming all night long was sleep inhibiting. I didn't sleep all night and began the day with a huge headache!

So, great as a stop over, if you are in a caravan/motorhome.If you are in a tent, bring ear-plugs!

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Garz 9 reviews from this member

This site serves a purpose is how I would put it. We drove from Aberdeen to Folkstone and arrived with 2 very tired kids at 11pm. I decided to take the channel tunnel over and wild camp in Calais so we could drive fresh in the morning.

The site is based at the end of the town centre and is basically a carpark with the facility to fill with water and drop your waste. If you arrive at 1am like us it is a perfect place to put your head down for a few hours prior to driving south.

It costs 7 and felt safe. You hear ferries all night but they are not all that loud. I could have been mistaken but I am sure this is the site of the old hovercraft runway. We stayed on a Saturday night and apart from a few boy racers showing off the site silent. I felt safe and would use this again for a head down point for a stay over.


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