We wanted to spend a weekend at Lulworth and durdle door and the campsite near there was 3 times the price of this one so no chance. We had camped here a few years ago and found it very good.
We booked for one night but when we arrived we asked if we could possibly stay for 2, the staff were very accomodating and got us a pitch that had some flexibility.
The GOOD - Immaculate facilities, plenty of showers and toilets. :)
The laundry looked good to.
A nice little shop ( Ioved the comment from another reviewer who said it was good they sold wine as it is needed for the regular 'couple tent pitch fight' Ha ha )
We pitched up in the afternoon and the site was nice and quiet, there was space between the pitches. We went out to Lulworth for the evening, it is about a 10/15 min drive away. When we returned the site about 10 pm its self was really quiet :)
There are a couple of places nearby to get food and a local pub just over the railway line which is handy.
The BAD - the rail way line the trains pass very regularly in the evening and for the safety of those walking accross the line to get to shops and pub they use their horn - till about 11.30ish and first thing. :( Depending on where you are on the site is will be louder .
The pub that is so handy has a outside seating area and on a nice summer night is popular, so there was a party atmosphere and it was noisy until about 12;30 .
This was followed by a disco somewhere ? not near enough for me to hear the whole tune just the boom boom of the base till about 2 am - this drove me to distraction !
There were some activity on the ranges but once I realised what it was I could switch off.
There was then what sounded like a large pack of dogs in the distance for about an hour, it sounded like a hunt ?? I wonder if it was the monkeys? Monkey world is nearby.
So we had a sleepless night :( we got up at 4.50 got dressed and went down to Durdle door to watch the sun rise. We were so shattered even although we were at the beach and the day was to be the hottest of the year we came back to the site at 9 am packed up and headed home and to bed.
So I have mixed feelings, it is a lovely well maintained site but it is hampered by external noises. If you can sleep anywhere and or have a good set of ear plugs I would reccomend. If like me you are a reluctant camper and are alight sleeper you can be in for a LONG night !
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