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"Great for groups; traumatic for me…"
Campsite has pizza, pastries, fresh bread - all baked on site and all amazing. There are farm animals for the kids to meet, and hay bales for them to play in. However, I suspect that it has rather over-played its hand. This year it was packed, the solar showers were freezing cold, and the treacherous single-track road put me off from escaping from the chaos for a day.
This kind of site appeals to people who want camping to be a little bit more basic - campfires are allowed, and most loos are composting - but it's so popular that it feels as though the whole of north London has decamped to a random field on the south coast. I probably would have felt less crowded and put-upon if I'd been travelling as part of a big group - but as a single family with pre-schoolers surrounded by big groups we felt a bit lost.Read moreLess
"Overpriced and chaotic…"
We visited for a weekend after reading rave reviews, and although the site was very beautiful it was incredibly busy, had poor toilet and shower facilities, no hot water for washing dishes, a single track road that was practically impassable in wet weather and made worse by the amount of traffic.
Also there were no rules, which I thought would be a good thing as it allowed us to have a campfire, but it also meant that there were large groups of rowdy campers, and more concerning, Chinese lanterns floating perilously close to our tent.
The beach is lovely, but shingle and down some steep steps, which is difficult with babies and toddlers. The coastal walk is treacherous in wet weather.
It is beautiful, but the facilities are so poor that it is basically wild camping at a very high price. This was the most expensive place we have camped and the most disappointing. There was lots of space, but much of the site is on a slant and there were so many people there that it didn't feel spacous and what meagrely facilities there were were very busy. 45 minute wait for a semi warm shower anyone?Read moreLess
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