Dunstan Hill

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 Per person/night
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Overview

  • Campsites with good pubs nearby

    Top site for pubs

  • Campsites next to or within walking distance of a beach

    Top site for beaches

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top sites for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

Enjoy this quiet site in an area known for its beaches, birds and castles.

Stunning views, sweeping sandy beaches, abundant wildlife and a dramatic coastline steeped in history are all accessible from our Dunstan Hill Club campsite. Situated just a mile from the North Northumberland Heritage Coast, this rural campsite is a restful base from which to explore the popular ‘castle coast’.

The spacious, mainly level campsite is bordered by trees and offers a mix of hardstand and grass pitches. Facilities are clean and tidy and campers can expect toilets and showers, parent and baby room, a laundry and separate washing up area and a children’s play area.

A bonus is the pleasant woodland walk to the nearby beach and village of Craster – home of the kipper. Visit Dunstanburgh Castle north of here, the backdrop to the glorious, safe sandy expanse of Embleton Bay.

The imposing Bamburgh Castle overlooks the Farne Islands – the summer ‘home’ of more than 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds and later in the year the islands become the pupping grounds to a colony of grey seals.

South of our Dunstan Hill campsite is Alnwick Castle, probably best known for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Horticulture fans will love the gardens home to a giant holly serpent and some of the world’s most poisonous plants.

Beadnell Bay, a paradise for water sport lovers and Seahouses, a colourful fishing port are both worth visiting.

Worth Noting

Please note there is no space for ball games during busy periods. A fish and chip van visits twice a week.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Craster, home of the Craster kippers, is an hour's walk from the site, as is The Ship Inn in Newton, which serves beer from its own micro brewery.

Facilities

Dunstan Hill has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Coastal

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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5

The facilities on site have been much improved, with heating in the shower blocks and a new...

This review is for Dunstan Hill

The facilities on site have been much improved, with heating in the shower blocks and a new tarmac road. The staff work very hard to keep the site immaculate and the way they look out for people in bad weather and help with general difficulties make this a very safe and secure place for a holiday. Sincere thanks to everyone.

  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Really enjoyed our short stay in a beautiful location.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

Really enjoyed our short stay in a beautiful location. Cross country walk to/from Embleton was enjoyable even in the dark with a torch! Greys Inn was great but watchout for dogs welcome means bar not restaurant.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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5

The bus stops at the gate giving the opportunity to visit places all along the coast here.

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The bus stops at the gate giving the opportunity to visit places all along the coast here. Great staff, who go to a lot of trouble to make everyone happy. It was quiet when we were there with plenty of room. I imagine it could get crowded.

  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

Having been unable to book a pitch with electric for 13 nights, online, I phoned the site and...

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Having been unable to book a pitch with electric for 13 nights, online, I phoned the site and gave my requirements. A prompt return call ensued which met our needs. Two days later we arrived at the site to a very warm welcome even though staff were busy with several new arrivals. We were offered a fantastic pitch and were assisted to get our caravan onto it. This friendly service continued throughout our stay.Thank you all. The site had been upgraded since our last visit three years ago with both facility blocks being revamped and heated, along with new road surfaces around the site. During our stay, which included two very busy weekends, the facilities were cleaned to the highest standard. Dunston Hill is a superb location which affords ready access on foot and public transport to some of the finest beaches in the country, indeed in the UK. There is a rich diversity of fauna and flora to be found at both the coast and the not too distant inland moors, the whole area being a naturalist's paradise. The area is also steeped in history with its magnificent castles and other buildings of note. As Northumberland is such a popular tourist area and with the increasing popularity of caravans and motorhomes which are now well equipped for winter weather, consideration must surely be given to keeping Dunston Hill open all-year.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance

Nearest train station: Alnmouth – 9 miles

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Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Nightly storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£5.75
Summer Storage 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£280
Motorhome stop-off (per unit) 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£7.10
Summer seasonal pitch 01 Apr 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£2,115

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