Had never been to this site before but we wanted to take the caravan to the Swanage area and this looked to be a good base.
On arrival, there was no-one in reception and the pitch we were supposed to be in had a static caravan on it! We looked around and after looking at many churned up pitches, found one that wasn't too bad apart from being quite small, only just enough room for the caravan and awning.
We were there for four nights and no-one yet came to find out who we were, anytime we went to reception, no-one was around!
The toilet and shower block is pretty basic - freezing cold and if you wanted a hot shower you had to run into every shower cubicle to keep running all the showers to try to encourage the hot water through.
The site has a lot of permanent caravans which are quite grotty and do nothing to enhance the look of the place.
The clubhouse is not particularly welcoming. We went for a tea time pint, only to witness some bloke who had clearly had a few, kicking off, shouting and swearing at his girlfriend. They took it outside and carried it on for 10 minutes or so then came back in, to be immediately served again by the barmaid thus making it clear that type of behaviour is perfectly acceptable. I'm just glad my young kids were back at the caravan!
This place wasnt exactly cheap at £30 per night but I would not go back here if it was free!
- Also Known As:
- Herston Caravan & Camp Site Hotel Swanage
- Herston Caravan And Camp Site
- Herston Caravan & Camp Site Swanage, Dorset