I am not the greatest of campers - best saying this from the offset ! And I heard it was going to be a bit windy.
We arrived about 6.30 and the shop was open, theres not much in it, paid our bond of £20 each in CASH I was not aware of that, thank goodness I had it on me. We were given the list of rules and the information leaflet and told we could camp anywhere. Naturaly I drove around for 20 min (maybe more) to choose just the right spot ! Much to the amusement of the other campers.
Found a great spot on a flat, you do need to look around it is quite hilly. Started to set up and wait for our friends. They arrived about an hour later only to find the shop shut so they could not get any food :( Thank goodness they found us, what do people do when they arrive, I would be scared to pitch any where incase I got told to move the next day ..
The toilet and shower block at that end is pretty grim and cold and to make matters worse the lights were not working which made it creepy in the dark and wind with the plastic flap things. That said, the water was hot, there was toilet roll, soap and paper towels so no complants about that. I reported that the lights were not working and someone came out fairly promptly, they could not be repaired so they put a candle in ... .
The site was really quiet which really suited me, so only the wind and weird tent noises to keep me awake. The middle of the night trip to the loo was cold and creepy. And a draughty shower was not great in the morning.
We went for a nice walk down the hill and had a wander back thinking we could pop in to the other site for some lunch and a drink but it is not open. The shops and club are only open first thing then close at 10.30am and open for a couple of hours in the evening ?? Very short times. The information is available on the rules and information leaflet which I then read!
I dont mind the rules, I like quiet and am not a big dog fan so hate them running around barking I like to get to bed at a resonable time in the quiet. Give me peace so I can lie awake all night listening to the weird night animal and tent sounds :-/
After another night with even stronger winds I was dreading the loo run but the lights were working :). In the morning we drove to the other shower block (its not that far and you can walk) it is well worth it the facilites are awesome, Showers on sensors the block was immaculate and a plug for a hairdryer if you brought one. The even have a family bathroom if you have little ones. I am sure the other campers wont mind if I take the car to that one for my middle of the night loo run :)
I found I got quite territorial and I would have been very miffed if someone had of camped infront of us and ruined my view.
We had borrrowed a tent as I decided our 4 man tent was not big enough for 2 of us (last time we took the kids I took 2, 4 man tents !! oh and 2 cars) By the time it came to packing up the wind was terrible, I have discovered that taking a tent down in HIGH winds at the top of a hill by the sea is flippin dangerous ! Needless to say it was amusing for those not packing up to see us battling with a tent that was trying to fly whilst avoiding poles and pegs. I did say I was not a great camper.
Any way back to the site .. I would definatly go again :) read the leaflet and work out when things are open, enjoy the quiet and the stunning views.
- Also Known As:
- Sea Barn Farm Hotel Weymouth
- Sea Barn Farm Weymouth, Dorset