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

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
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4.7

pubs are a long walk away but the beach is very close and 15min walk. friendly staff.

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pubs are a long walk away but the beach is very close and 15min walk. friendly staff. mix of tents and vans. we only stayed 1 night and it was lovely and quite but felt that in the summer holidays it could be a little busy with a lot less space.

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

Dunstan Hill is a lovely country site within walking distance of the beach and the village of...

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Dunstan Hill is a lovely country site within walking distance of the beach and the village of Embleton. There are so many things to see around, this site is perfect for visiting historical buildings and places, for bird watching, and of course our lovely sandy beaches. What makes Dunstan Hill special is the friendly wardens especially Sheena and Bob who work really hard to make your stay enjoyable. Come and visit, you'll love it.

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

A warm welcome by the staff who gave us a choice of pitches - we had booked a hardstanding...

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A warm welcome by the staff who gave us a choice of pitches - we had booked a hardstanding pitch and had the choice of 6. We were informed we could have our unit draw bar in or out - what a welcome change from some sites (both our club and others). This enabled us to have our awning in sun for most of the day. There are 2 toilet blocks, we only used the one nearest to us (at the bottom of the site) which was a little dated but was spotless at all times. There is only one elsan point, while this is in a fairly central location I found it rather a long carry. This may change as I believe some refurbishment of amenities is due to take place. This was a new area of the UK for us to explore and thoroughly enjoyed exploring castles in the area. Dunstanburgh castle is within walking distance along the beach or using footpaths as is Craster (home of the famous kipper. Don't miss both the town of Alnwick and it's famous castle, you need to give yourselves a full day to see the castle and gardens - don't miss the 'Poison Garden' and the tree house. Also well worth a visit is Cragside (NT) and again needs a full day. We travelled to Holy Island by boat via the Farne Islands where sea birds were in abundance. Seals were seen in the sea between the islands. On landing we found most of the facilities on Holy Island closed (including Lindisfarne Castle) due to the causeway being closed by high tide. Embleton village is about 20 minutes walk away which has a small shop, a hotel (not visited) and the Greys Inn. For a real ale fan this really was a find, 5 hand pumps and excellent food and a good welcome from the staff. Would we return - you bet!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,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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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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