Cayton bay

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Naebother Sat 08-Jun-13 22:26:23

Anyone been to the park resort at cayton bay?

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usualsuspect Sat 08-Jun-13 22:31:31

I've never stayed at the park resort but have been to Cayton Bay.

The park resort looks ok though.

Long, long trek down to the beach though, even worse on the way back up.grin

Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 18:10:09

What's the beach like? Is the hill v steep?
Any beach cafes on the way from the caravan site?

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Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 18:11:39

Oh and did you think beach is good for under 5s?

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TheOriginalSteamingNit Sun 09-Jun-13 18:12:56

Been to the bay but not the resort, it's lovely. No lifeguards and dogs allowed though, which may be worth bearing in mind for your dc.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sun 09-Jun-13 18:13:15

Yes, the hill is steep!

Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 18:20:33

Thanks for your replies.

We went to robin hoods bay last year, is the hill as long and steep?

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TheOriginalSteamingNit Sun 09-Jun-13 18:20:59

Less long, more steep!

Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 18:23:34

more steep!? <faints>

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usualsuspect Sun 09-Jun-13 18:35:25

Very steep, it's just across the road from the park resort though.

It's a nice beach when you get down there though.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 09-Jun-13 19:05:12

Went to Cayton Bay last year, its your typical caravan site and if you go with that expectation its ok.

We never went to beach (seemed to far, down steep hill).

Van was clean (that's the main thing!), beds are usable but uncomfortable (too narrow and you can feel every spring). Entertainment is typical caravan site (drinks expensive), we all went one night only and it was ok, kids went every night and loved it (think they just loved being out by themselves). Me and SIL stayed in caravan, played cards and drank wine smile, but that's what we like to do after a full day out and about.

Had a look at the swimming pool and was surprised at how much smaller it looked compared to the pictures. Would be fine for toddlers/younger children.

Love the whole Scarborough area and the park is good as a base for that. Generally we had a great holiday.

(take some big pots and pans if there are a few of you and you plan to cook in the caravan as the ones you are given are tiny!)

WeAllHaveWings Sun 09-Jun-13 19:11:11

last bit of the walk to beach

if I remember right there is an underpass from the caravan park to the path, there is also no cars allowed/parking near the beach (we couldn't find any)

Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 20:09:57

I like the title of that photo " heaven on earth"
Maybe it will be worth the climb back up!

Is there big differences between silver and gold caravans? What does the plus one have the others don't?

Thanks for the tip about pots and pans.

We love that coast but didn't make it south of Scarborough last year. Did you go to Filey, is the beach there good?

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usualsuspect Sun 09-Jun-13 20:27:47

Filey beach is fab, and the parking along the beach road is free.

Well it was last year.

usualsuspect Sun 09-Jun-13 20:31:04

There's a great paddling pool for kids on Filey prom too.

Naebother Sun 09-Jun-13 20:36:14

Great. Dh is going to book tonight. We will definitely go to Filey.

WeAllHaveWings. Is the site quiet at night? Was the pool busy?

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WeAllHaveWings Sun 09-Jun-13 20:57:54

gold is generally a 12ft wide van instead of a 10ft silver or bronze. Extra space is worth it.

"plus" differences should be:

newer vans and/or slightly better fittings
central heating/double glazing (not needed in summer)
early check in

you can phone the customer helpline and ask. We've had some lovely new vans which had two loos and were gold and some older vans that were supposed to be gold plus

Sometimes I think it is just down to luck and which van you get allocated.

We were away from the main complex and didn't hear any noise at night at all. Only looked a the pool once when in the complex later at night and it was empty, never went in it.

We didn't do much beach time when we were there as we only had 5 days (other than paddling at Scarborough and the donkeys which ds loved).

We went to Whitby, Filey, York, Flamingo Land (ds(9) really enjoyed this, but it was full of tiny little black beasties the day we went which was a bit yucky, we were constantly covered in them).

Had a pleasant couple of hours at a lavender garden place we spotted when out one day, very basic, just wandering about the gardens on a sunny day. there was a maze and in it were traditional games like giant chess, draughts and jenga etc. Weather was lovely and ds enjoyed it, very relaxing. It would be awful if the weather was poor though!

Naebother Mon 10-Jun-13 08:09:57

Thanks that's really helpful.

We will checkout those recommendations.

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