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Hillend campsite
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Not being a 'natural' camper I was amazed to find that I loved this campsite. I think its because it doesn't have a holiday camp atmosphere. No arcades, no rides etc., just beautiful scenery, great beaches with great waves for body boarding and loads to do without having to spend lots of money. It's great value with v. clean facilities and one of the only campsites you don't have to book ahead, so you can just turn up. The onsite Cafe 'Eddies' is great if you don't want to cook and there is a on site shop for the basics. Our 2 kids age 14 & 15 absolutely love it and don't even bring any of their mobile devices with them. The atmosphere on the site is great with a real respect and monitoring of noise and behaviour. Take wetsuits, bodyboards (or hire them), and you can spend all day in the sea. Normally quite girly, I usually baulk at being away from hair and make up but it really doesn't matter here and I much preferred it to other camping holidays which had a more 'Butlins' type atmosphere. 10/10

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ania W
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Love this place. Been three years running. It has everything you need for a relaxing break. All you need is a tent! And a little sun helps.... With nice weather this is certainly one of the best locations and the cheapest holiday you can get, especially if you have children! Give a child a bucket & spade, sea and sand and who needs money.... There is a little shop on site and a cafe/restaurant. There are adequate shower facilities and toilets. I have always found the staff to be polite and friendly. As good as any place abroad with it's beautiful mountains and lovely beach... All we lack is the sun!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We spent 3 nights here and really enjoyed our stay. Very reasonable, at £54 for the three nights, you can't go wrong! Toilets and showers were always clean, however, were quite a long way from the family fields, they could do with building another at least toilet block between those fields as with children you really do need them closer. On site shop was very well stocked and very reasonable. Eddys cafe on site served lovely food, although disappointingly took last orders for food at half five, which seemed really early to eat. The campsite is right on the beach and is perfect if you fancy a quiet beach holiday. A perfect paradise for surfers! There is a lovely park on site for the children to play in. Very friendly on site staff.... One even gave us some milk to make a much needed morning cup of tea because the shop wasn't open! You can't beat that for service!!
Overall a very good site, very clean and tidy site, very well maintained - would stay there again!!

Room Tip: Would recommend you try and pitch your tent around the edge of the fields, this will offer some protection from the wind, as its quite windy on this site.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Anwen P
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The location is to die for. Just 100 yards over the dunes to the gorgeous Rhosili beach.
The campsite is well set up and caters to families with two dedicated fields for families only.
With this in mind they are very strict about noise after 10pm and don't allow music.
These rules have resulted in numerous people being chucked off the site who are thus disgruntled and write lousy reviews. So if you want to go for a stag weekend think of somewhere else, but if you want a quiet family holiday with good surf and great views then this is the place.
The staff are very friendly and helpful - unless you flout the above rules!
Shower blocks are fine, lots of hot water, rarely queues.
The shop is OK for most things but little fresh veg.
The take away cafe is lousy, the restaurant is OK - menu sounds good but disappoints in delivery - the milk shakes, however, are almost worth the tip on their own!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jswestern
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Having stayed here over 20 years ago I had some idea of the reputation that Hillend had. ( I was probably one of those who made it so well known but for all the wrong reasons) However looking at the website and reading the reviews made me think that it was probably worth another try if not just for the fabulous location.
I'm so glad that I decided to take my family back to Hillend ! We went with another couple and their younger children. The site was busy when we arrived but we still found plenty of space with the fields all clean and well drained.The showers and toilets were clean and well lit at night.
The staff were all very friendly and I find it hard for anyone to have a problem with any of the rules as these are clearly laid out when you arrive and on the back of the receipt. I'm sure that the only reason that they are enforced so much is due to the reputation that this site used to have. My only suggestion would be to swap the family fields to 1 and 2 as they would be closer to the toilet / shower block.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dulux72
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