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“Generally very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kompas Camping Nieuwpoort

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Kompas Camping Nieuwpoort
4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Brugsesteenweg 49, Nieuwpoort B-8620, Belgium   |  
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Barry, United Kingdom
1 review
“Generally very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Good points:-
We had the best of the the weather and it was our second time at this camp. Very clean, excellent on site parks, excellent access to cycle paths (take your bikes). Toilets and showers were very clean, There is more than one so if one is being cleaned, you can use another. Good swimming pools (3) one for small children, one with a silde and one for more serious swimmers.

Bad points:
The wifi system did not work; I'm not convinced it covers the whole site (which is very large). Free wifi connection if you sit near the reception area (but we were not told this) - you have to pay for access in your caravan. We were still not told that it was free at the reception even after having a refund to have it in the caravan.

I asked the reception to find out some local info which they did on their computer and then said they couldn't make a phone call but gave me the number to do it myself (the people I phoned on my mobile could not speak English). I don't think it would have hurt them to make a phone call. My family spent over £400 on camping fees. So my experienve of this is that the reception staff are not very helpful, something the site could easily resolve..

You can't pay by credit card when booking (but you can whilst you are there) and the bank transfer will cost you..

The child disco in the morning starts at 10 am and if you are not up by 10.00 you will be shortly afterwards. It's very loud! It's only a factor if you are on the right hand side of swimming pool.

Room Tip: You will be woken in the morning by the disco at 10.00 but if you can avoid this by choosing a pitch...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This site is very large, mainly given to seasonal pitches. The touring pitches are of a good size and some have a water tap/drainage but beware these are shared between two pitches and you can need up to 10 metres of drainage and water pipe. There were strict pitching instructions enforced and you must comply!!! Caravan to be I metre from the left of the pitch and 2 metres from the rear, then awning and then you must leave 3 metres for the car. You could opt to go side ways on the pitch but the pitches were approx. 9 metres wide so you could only park this way if your van was 5 metres long or less. The Europeans tend to have smaller caravans than the British so they tended to park this way otherwise if you had a "continental van" you had to pitch with your A frame pointing towards the back, Most strange.
Motorhomes were parked next to the fence which surrounded the site next to the lake all on concrete in rows, some were sloping and it looked more like a car park than a pitch.
We chose to visit during Whitsun half term week but this is low season in Belgium. It was very quiet, reception closes for an hour at lunch time, the restaurant/bar only opens on Friday/Saturday/Sunday and the shop/baker are only for short periods on some days. We did not use the swimming pool as it was too cold but it did look ok, surrounded by a high wire mesh fence and accessed by a card entry system, however there are no chairs or loungers. The pitches are grassy and had not been cut for a few weeks, however some were cut on the day before we left. The toilet blocks were all very clean and well maintained although there is no soap or hand dryers in the toilets. The rubbish bins are located around the perimeter of the site there are three separate areas and are quite a trek from some pitches. There is a launderette with 3 washing machines and dryers 4 euros for the wash. This wouldn't be sufficient when it was busy as there are over a 1,000 pitches.
We did manage to use the bar once on the Sunday and the drinks prices were reasonable and we ate in the restaurant once, the menu is in Dutch but the waitress spoke English if you couldn't work out what there was. There is a small choice of main courses and only ice cream for dessert. The food was ok and presented well with a side salad and a choice of chips or mash potato.
There is direct access on to the cycle path which runs along the lake and the town is 1 mile along here. A small town with a small supermarket and a baker and some shops, restaurants, most of them shut for two hours at lunch. A market is held on a Friday. In the town is a stop for the coastal tram. It is well worth buying a 3,5 or 7 day unlimited pass from the ticket office. The trams travel the 40 miles up and down the coast, running ever 15 minutes, a three day pass cost 10 euros per person and enables you to see the area and hop on and off at each town.
If travelling during the low season beware that most of the places are very quiet and some do not open at all. I should imagine that during high season it could be very busy as there is a lot of restaurants/bars all the way along the coast.
The whole coast is being over developed at the moment every possible piece of land with any sign of a sea view has a high rise concrete apartment block being built on it which is making all the coastal towns look the same. We have not seen so many building sites in one area. It is a shame to see this happening as all the individual houses and bungalows one street in are very pretty but they are all being overshadowed by these great concrete monsters.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kompas Camping Nieuwpoort

Address: Brugsesteenweg 49, Nieuwpoort B-8620, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > West Flanders Province > Nieuwpoort
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Nieuwpoort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kompas Camping Nieuwpoort 4*
Number of rooms: 983
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