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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4.7

Very nice site with a warm welcome from the onsite team.

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Very nice site with a warm welcome from the onsite team. As others have mentioned, more showers would be welcome, but hot water was plentiful and the facilities were clean. The gently sloping tarmac path / road through the site was ideal for my daughter who learned to ride her bike during our break. Lovely location in easy driving distance of many attractions, towns and beaches.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

This site was clean and the facilities were functioning, lovely warm shower (with no queue at...

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This site was clean and the facilities were functioning, lovely warm shower (with no queue at 7). No problem washing dishes etc. It was very quiet on an evening by about 9pm, but certainly not at maximum occupancy. Overall a very relaxing site. We had a dog with us and had no problems with the dog walk or route to the beach. However, it is through a wood initially and there were lots of upturned roots. The beach at Dunstan Steads, about a mile from site, was amazing with a lovely walk to the, very busy and cash only, Ship Inn. Easy to get around on the coastal road or the A1 and lots of beautiful, dog friendly, beaches. We we're sad to leave and plan to return to this site. * If you are traveling with a dog the cafe at Craster is dog friendly and reasonably priced. *

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

We arrived set up camp and went to see the new features, about time money was spent on this...

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We arrived set up camp and went to see the new features, about time money was spent on this great site. Love the tarmac roads, no potholes this year, children's play area excellent and the ball area perfect. The shower block upgrade is excellent and looks to be getting even better for next year. Unfortunately one of our dogs was taken seriously ill on the morning of the second day Bob and Sheena were brilliant. Even though we had the number of the vets in Alnwick they made sure, using Google maps, we knew where we were going, parking etc. The vet was brilliant but every day and after every visit we were asked how our little dog was doing and was there anything they could do to help. Mabel is on the mend but without the care the Site Managers gave US I don't think we would have had such a successful stay. We couldn't walk on the beaches this year but found some excellent countryside walks along beautiful rivers,castles and ruins we had never seen. Yes the site was full, it was August Bank Holiday, but the standards never slipped. All units had clear access to their pitch, all pitches were clearly organised.The site was full (it has everything you could want) but not packed and disorganised. A big, big thank you to Bob and Sheena and see you next year. One suggestion - please bring back the one way system its much safer for young children on bikes and us dog owners AND stops cars trying to pass each other by going onto the grass and pitches.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

We stayed a this site for 2 nights and I wish we'd booked for longer.

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We stayed a this site for 2 nights and I wish we'd booked for longer. On arrival, the gentleman in reception could not have been more welcoming. He took us to the available pitches so we could choose which we wanted. He helped us park up and gave us a huge amount of information about the site and the surrounding area. The site is minutes from a beautiful sandy, dog friendly beach. Even though it was the middle of August, the beach was really quiet. The site was busy and there were lots of children, however it was lovely and quiet. The playground is great and our children made lots if friends. There's a lovely wooded area for dog walking too. The pitches are generously sized and we had plenty of space. The only improvement we could see would be an extra washing machine in the laundry, each time we walked by there seemed to be a queue. We'll definitely go back and wouldn't hesitate in recommending this site.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • 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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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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