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

  • 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

Well run site but mobile reception a real problem. Some could get no reception at all.

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Well run site but mobile reception a real problem. Some could get no reception at all. TV [pixelating] poor in wet weather due to high trees.

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

Quite simply put! just GO explore this is the best kept secret in Geordie land.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

Quite simply put! just GO explore this is the best kept secret in Geordie land.

  • 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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5

We were looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

We were looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday. The first 5 days the site was very quiet, not a noise until 9am, lots of considerate caravanners. The welcome from the site staff was second to none, very friendly and informative. We were marshalled onto our pitch and given the option of awning into sun or awning out of the wind. More on this later! The site is quite secluded, within 10 minutes walking distance of a great coffee shop at Eleanor's Byre, and another 10 minutes walking to the local village of Embleton, with pubs and small shops. The site is close to the National Cycle Network route 1 and has limited traffic passing. The site also is connected to a wide selection of footpaths, down to the beach or to beautiful Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster, well worth a walk to all of these. The toilet blocks have been recently refurbished and look modern. They are kept very clean by the staff, and when the site was busy, I saw them being cleaned at 9am and 10pm, not just during the mid-day cleaning period. The site is probably best out of school holiday time, due to its proximity to the beach. At the start of the school holidays, the tents and caravans were well packed in to the site, and it felt a little crowded and a lot more noisy, being woken by children and dogs before 7am. The toilet blocks are perhaps a little too small when the site is full, there were a number of occasions when I had to wait for a WC. If there is a strong wind from the west, it seems to funnel through the site, and I wished that I had turned the caravan so that the awning was out of the wind - we had a few uncomfortable nights where the awning was flapping and moving our light caravan. All in all, I loved the site, the area and the staff. If you are looking for a quiet stay, then it would be best outside school holiday season. Next time I come back, I will take my own advice!

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

Although the site was busy with numerous families,when we were there it was quiet,and the...

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Although the site was busy with numerous families,when we were there it was quiet,and the facilities are excellent,very clean and well maintained. It is about 30 mins walk to the beach and 30 mins on footpath across fields to Embleton,where there is a shop,a couple of pubs one of which Sambucas, is a very reasonably priced Italian restaurant,with take away available and very friendly staff. The fish and chip van on Mondays and Fridays is excellent all cooked fresh as you order. It is a good base from which to explore the Northumberland coast,and in Newton a couple of miles away is The Ship inn which has a Micro Brewery,and on the day we visited the queue was out the door,well worth the wait though. The staff on the site are friendly, and keep the site and amenities immaculate, I saw no litter at all during our stay. We will definately be back.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • 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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