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

Centrally located and easily accessed with good road links made this site a good place to stay...

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Centrally located and easily accessed with good road links made this site a good place to stay when visiting this area. Excellent beach is only a short walk away - by car it takes 5 mins. Coastal path to Craster passing Dunstanburgh Castle is easy walking - recommend the food at The Jolly Fisherman. Lindisfarne is about an hours drive - need to make our next visit longer as there is plenty to see and do here.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.3

Site staff and owners were very welcoming. The general location near the coast was excellent.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

Site staff and owners were very welcoming. The general location near the coast was excellent. The only disappointment was that we were expecting to be able to walk to beaches but the path was very overgrown and certainly not feasible for younger children. The proximity to Craster and Low Newton and Seahouses was excellent with some great pubs. The Grey's Inn at Embleton was a great late afternoon / evening venue and the post office was well stocked. The shower and washing facilities were excellent as was the play area. Unfortunately we were unable to access an electric hook up and the freezer was only available for ice blocks to those who were leaving the next day. The site advertised wi-fi but that was only available at part of the site. However, overall a great site in fantastic location.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

We do not recognise the previous comments about rude staff, as when we phoned a few weeks...

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We do not recognise the previous comments about rude staff, as when we phoned a few weeks before as no apparent pitches available for our dates, they bent over backwards to assist and found a pitch for us. On arrival in pouring rain, they could not have been more helpful, taking us to the pitch and offering all the assistance they could, short of actually putting the tent up! Clear message that the toilet facilities were being re-furbished, and the delay not of their making, and in fact this created no problems at all for us (although one could see why the work needed doing, the block we used was kept spotless despite the numbers of people and the poor weather, which always create difficulties). Would definitely return if we are in the area - but would need to book even out of season!

  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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Soon after arrival we met the warden who turned out to be the most unfriendly and unhelpful...

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Soon after arrival we met the warden who turned out to be the most unfriendly and unhelpful person that I have ever encountered. Site rules were not adhered to. Others parked on both sides of my caravan leaving no room for me. On two nights a tent was pitched close with a car parked within three feet of my Tow bar. Cars were allowed to drive both ways around the one way system. Many caravans had two cars. Both toilet blocks were closed for cleaning at the same time causing much discontent. Shower blocks had been part modernised and with only three showers in each block (gents) were totally insufficient for the numbers staying on the site. I felt that updating and modernisation work should have bee carried out during the closed or off peak season. Recycling area was untidy and not obvious resulting in many people not recycling. I would definitely not stay at this site again although the location is tremendous. At �27 per night for two adults I would expect a site of much higher quality.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 2

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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