Dunstan Hill

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.90 to £13.30 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 site 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.

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

  • Electric hook-up

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • 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

  • Coastal

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4.7

We arrived in fairly inclement weather and did not put up our awning, but even then we could...

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We arrived in fairly inclement weather and did not put up our awning, but even then we could immediately see what a stunning coastline this is. The walk to the beach is not far - or you can drive and park at the edge of the dunes. The dogs loved the beach walk and we all enjoyed the walk to Craster, especially as the wind dropped and sun appeared. Dog friendly cafe in Craster is definitely recommended as is the Grey Inn where the food and welcome, as well as the roaring fire when the wind blows in from the North Sea. We enjoyed a trip to Alnwick, Bamburgh (Grace Darling museum, fascinating glimpse into a real life drama and the impact of fame on an ordinary family) further south to Ashington for the Miners Museum but equally just a drive or walk along the coast is a treat. Site greeting was exceptionally friendly and helpful, as was the assistance offered in finding a pitch at Barnard Castle for our onward journey.

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

We had a lovely time at this site in our motorhome in May.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

We had a lovely time at this site in our motorhome in May. The site was extremely clean but best of all were the staff. we had a problem and the staff rallied round on their walkie talkies to get us help very promptly with a smile so thank you very much for that. Beautiful surroundings even in the fog and the nearby beach was gorgeous. we will be coming back here again. Left a bottle of wine for staff to share as a thank you. That`s how good they were. Well done.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

One of the first bits of information given by the site team is the walk to the beach.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

One of the first bits of information given by the site team is the walk to the beach. When you get to the beach, or rather the golf course just before it, there are two walks one to the right which will take you to Craster via Dunstanburgh Castle and the other to the left which will take you to Newton by the sea with its wonderful small pub. Neither walk is suitable for wheelchair users and both present a moderate challenge if, like me, you don't walk so well, but well worth the effort.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

You couldn't wish for nicer wardens all friendly & nothing would be too much trouble for them.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

You couldn't wish for nicer wardens all friendly & nothing would be too much trouble for them. Nice area, lovely sandy beach only a 20min walk away, you can also walk to Dunstanburgh castle which would take you 2/2.5 hours. Toilet block clean & warm, plenty to do locally without having to travel too far, well kept site, Embleton is about a mile away and has a local shop @ a cash point, there are about 3 pubs in Embleton although we did not done out, we would definitely recommend this site.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance

Nearest train station: Alnmouth – 9 miles

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