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"Enjoy coast and countryside from this popular north Norfolk site near Cromer."
The beautiful coastline of North Norfolk is a short walk away from our campsite at West Runton. Inland you will find the gentle, rolling countryside of East Anglia.
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The Site is a real gem, nestling in an idyllic
and peaceful location. - Geoff and Dawn Higgins
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West Runton Camping and Caravanning Club SiteHolgate LaneWest RuntonCromerNorfolkNR27 9NW
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Richard Stevens, Vicki Holbrook
3rd visit to west runton always kept very nice and clean.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Super site friendly holiday site wardens only trouble was hard stands are like concrete under shingle had trouble getting pegs in very quiet site access road is bumpy and uneven potholes need some attention shame that no papers are available from shop and why were some of wash and shower cubicles shut as they had plenty of staff i can understand that because site was quiet that they only needed one block open but surely open all cubicles.its my favourite site though in east anglia
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Younger couples
We enjoyed a wonderful 4 night break at West Runton. The welcome was warm and friendly and the staff remained so throughout our stay. The facilities were clean. The shower block was a little chilly but the water was lovely and warm so a prompt dry and dress solved the problem. The dog walk around the perimeter is one of the best we have come across. The site is a very pleasant walk from both East & West Runton and we also enjoyed a very pleasant walk to Cromer and back. Would recommend a visit to this site and we will definitely be back!
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Lovely site, Lovely people.
Very friendly and always smiling.
The campsite was very clean and tidy as were the showers and toilets.
The area is great for exploring or just relaxing.
The only thing I would say about it is that the showers could have been a little hotter for my liking, but that's just because it was March, in summer this wouldn't even be an issue. Either way this didn't ruin my stay in the slightest nor my girlfriends.
Would definitely recommend and will be returning.
DATE STAYED: March 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Had a wonderful end of Season here. Wardens were great and very hard working. So very disappointed site is only doing a full season now. I know of five very disappointed members who would have loved another end of season pitch.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
We have just come back from a fantastic half term break with our young family. The site is fantastic and well worth the slightly scary tow down the narrow dirt road leading down to the site! The facilities were clean and well maintained. We had 3 days out of the week not using the car as the walks were fantastic with 2 really good routes down to the beach that we found, about a 45 minute walk. There is so much to do around here we will definitely be returning.
DATE STAYED: October 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break
Great welcome; great site! Some years since our last visit ... view of Cromer has been obscured by trees, but site as good as ever! If only that access road was better ....!!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This is our third visit in four years and the track leading to the site was slightly better, but could still do with more improvement.
I felt the same as another review that the female staff were not that friendly but the male staff very friendly. This site is great for making you feel that you have had a holiday with the most noise coming from the birds. We will be back as Norfolk is always calling us to come back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent staff.Very friendly.Toilets were very clean and tidy. The only gripe I have is that we were pitched close to the East Block toilets which had a constant hum 24/7,probably from the Air-Conditioning unit. Apart from that we enjoyed our brief stay(3 nights). We would probably visit again,but opt for a pitch not so near to the toilets. The approach to the site is a bit hairy, with a long narrow lane, but with passing places. Best to avoid arriving or leaving around 12 o'clock midday.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Bumpy access,but warm welcome, staff very helpful throughout our stay. Good clean facilities.Good pubs within reasonable walking distance. Cromer a moderate walk along the beach. Sheringham reachable by train or bus.Would recommend the Poppy steam train line.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
Great if you have children who want to meet up and play the day away. all kids congregated on the play area even though it was just one slide and some good climbing trees!" But they all had a great time. 45 mins walk into Cromer. Only 20 mins to West Runton village but traffic appallingonce there. Nothing to do on site but that's fine if you just want to relax and watch the kids play. VERY steep pitches. We had to purchase extra chocks from the site shop at Â£20 a pair just to get semi-level. 50-50 as whether to go back. Very expensive at Â£29 per night (and that was with 30% discount. No discount for Cand C Club members though.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Difficult
SUITABLE FOR: Families
Great site, the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The facilities were superb. Highly recommended, great area for all sorts of activities The access lane to the site is difficult but still managed it with a large motorhome and trailer. Only downside was that some parents allowed their children to play in and around the toilet blocks in spite of the site staff doing their best to move them on.
our reception was mixed on arrival.the women staff seemed efficent but no real friendliness shown,the men showing us to the pitch were very friendly and one helped me by doing the reversing for me.
The site and facilities were kept brilliantly by the staff team and was well worth the rougth ride in on the entrance lane.. it was busy but the site was silent after 10 at night.the only negative was kids flouted no ball game policy and site staff would wander past not inforcing it.
we addressed it ourselves when a ball hit a neighbouring caravan.we had a dog and she loved it due to the walks to nearby coast.definatly worth a visit if you have a dog or not.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
Great showers and all round services at this site, just couldn't fault it.
Lots of big supermarkets within a 5min drive. Loads of local stuff to do as well.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Our second visit to this site. 4 out of 5 for welcome, but rest of time staff were fine, obviously having a bad day when we arrived , problems with credit card machine and a full site. Facilities as good as ever, site immaculately maintained. Reported a dodgy manhole cover and it was sorted almost immediately, thats the sort of thing that impresses me.
Shop / reception could do with enlarging as crowded at times. I agree with most of the reviews on here, but why is the on-site visitors comment book tucked away in the information hut ? Probably 'cause no room in reception and that is why only 3 comments entered this year!
We will return for another relaxing time at West Runton. Thank you.
Great site, lovely toilet block, great area. Would like to have stayed longer.
This is the first time we have been camping for over 7 years. We had a great 4 days at this fantastic site. Its made us regret the last 7 years of cottage holidays. Will be back for more!!!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
We stayed for 4 nights at the end of July, lovely site, well kept, very clean, wardens very friendly and helpfull. We found the access road to be fine just a little tight if you meet a unit coming the other way so don't arive before noon. Love North Norfolk and will certainly use this site in the future.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
We first came here about 30 years ago, but this is our first visit for 10 years.
We found the track (alias Holgate Lane) has not improved much! Other that that the site was in good condition, particularly surprising due to the amount of rain since the drought was declared. The facility blocks were excellent, and logically were not both closed at the same time for cleaning.
The staff were friendly and helpful whenever we met them.
The most noise on the site, which was quite busy, came from the birds.
Still as good site.
We had a wonderful two weeks on this this in July (despite the rain).The staff were so friendly and helpful-nothing was too much trouble for them.On the day we left our motorhome had a flat battery but a very helpful staff member showed us how to use the mains plug in to charge it up-something we didn't know about! We would thoroughly recommend this site to anyone.
The staff here are wonderful, very friendly, welcoming and very helpful. The facilities are excellent and well maintained. The shower cubicles are very generous! Loved this site and had a wonderful relaxing week. Thank you all. We would definitely recommend it to anyone.
We booked this site as a last minute option as we were supposed to be going to Keswick, unfortunately they had to cancel us as they were flooded!! What a little gem we came across, we cannot fault this site, the staff were always pottering around somewhere, they kept the facilities clean at all times. The area is beautiful with plenty of walks to near by Cromer or Sheringham. There is a train station in the village too. We was very lucky with the weather. We will definately be going back. :-)
DATE STAYED: June 2012
Just returned home from 4 day stay. Will return to this site soon. Great helpful staff, Fascilities clean tidy and with above average size showers. Dont miss it
Our second visit to this site and we will be back as there is still so much for us to see and do in this part of Norfolk. We still haven't managed to do all the walks we would like to! The site is beautifully kept and the facilities for cleaning people, dishes and clothes are very good. The staff are more than happy to assist if needed. Buses, trains and shops are all within (reasonably) easy reach of the site. Don't be put off by comments about the access - just enjoy the journey up and down the hill, we saw deer leaping across on one trip to the site.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We had a great time on this site, one of the best we have been on. The track down is a bit rough but if you take it easy when towing it is no problem and the welcome you get when you reach the site it is second to none, the staff are great, very friendly and helpful, the site and facilities are kept to a very high standard. All in all a very good site for a peaceful break and we personally didn't find any fault with it at all. Thankyou West Runton staff !!!
Our first visit to this site and, in fact, to Norfolk. Staff were friendly and helpful. No problems with access road, although could imagine it might be a bit hairy if towing large caravan.
Lovely site and surroundings, ideal for walkers and dogs. Site ideal as touring base. Site shop stocked main essentials. We did main shop in Morrisons in Cromer - easy parking for motorhomes. Various walks into East and West Runton. Few shops, cafes and pubs in West Runton. Also handy for bus and train if you don't want to drive off site.
All in all, lovely holiday, returned home relaxed and de-stressed. Will definitely visit again.
The site is very clean and well kept,as were the toilets and showers.
The staff were very friendly and helpful,especially when we had our flood and the electrics blew.
Site very quiet and relaxing,good base for touring around the area.Very scenic to our surprise.good dog walks.
Road access not to bad as long as you keep to the time frame.
We will be going back again.We both feel very rested after our week at West Runton,Thank you to all the staff.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
pluses freindly, clean, well keept.
downs access, not good specialy if bad rain, also shop isnt big enought doesnt sell much, only sml amount of essen.if u can walk 1 mile or plus, its good nearest village and bus stop 1mile away.
we enjoyed it but wouldnt go back.
p.s very helpful couldnt ask for more
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
Our stay was before the school hols so was very quiet - perfect! The staff were friendly and helped us move the unit with their tractor. We had a good(sloping)pitch that wasn't overlooked when the site filled at the weekend, but some pitches did become quite hemmed in & there was some confusion about which side of the units owners should park their cars. It was sunny every day so the access track was not too bumpy & had been freshly scraped; our problems here were minimal. The bordering vegetation makes it feel jungly - there are numerous passing places but problems could arise should two units meet up, so it is particularly important that leavers should vacate the site before noon and new arrivals come afterwards. Our nearest toilet block was extremely clean & I liked the private little wash rooms; you could freshen up or dress without taking a full shower -useful when the 3 showers in our block were busy. The showers were nice & warm, the push-button just requiring regular prods. The shop had the basics, although the Morrisons loaf they sold us was a little stale and labelled as two days past its display date. Still, mistakes happen & we were just glad to have something for our toast. There were lots of dogs on site & ours loved it, not least because of the rabbits who munched around the caravans in full view, driving them mad! The dog walk leading to the top of the hill (amazing views & sunsets!) also had rabbits & grazing ponies so dogs MUST be on a lead. Note that the steam train on the Poppy Line issues dogs with their own 'Rover ticket'!
There's a good Indian restaurant & take-away, Labone, on the main road through Sherringham (10 mins) drive away & a Malaysian at The New Inn at Roughton. We tried fish & chips from the visiting van, but they were a little pricey and you have to queue for up to an hour. There is a handy Morrisons superstore in Cromer on the A148.
We really did have a wonderful time at this site & are certain to return!
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Really friendly welcome to this lovely site.
Special thanks for all the hard work to keep the access track as smooth as possible. Easy access - but just don't hurry!!
DATE STAYED: May 2012
We have been using this site for more years than I care to remember. Fist impressions, the drive down through the trees is dreadful, always has been, still is, despite being recently 'scrapped'. Once down the track, the site comes into view, it is magnificent, set among the countryside, but only a short walk from East and West Runton. Our recent visit was somewhat marred by the reception we received from a site warden, one of the rudest individuals I have ever met, quite out of character compared to every warden we have net before. Don't let him put you off, or the horrible track leading down to the site, it is still a super site, perfectly placed for this part of Norfolk.
This was our first time camping with our motor home. We did not know what to expect. The welcome was warm and friendly and we were shown to our pitch and everything was explained to us. For our first experience this was very pleasing and helpful. We found it a very quite, beautiful, well kept site with first class spotless toilets and showers. As previously mentioned by others the road to the site is rough and bumpy but well worth the minor discomfort. Two small negatives, The shower cut off after about one minute which was a bit quick when you have an eye full of soap and the shop charged an extra 10 pence for newspapers saying it was a delivery charge. This may be standard practise I don't know but seemed a bit excessive. Other than that we found this an excellent site and would have no hesitation using it again and recommending it to others.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
First visit to this site, my Father was staying here so we decided to join them for the weekend. (went to the Caravan Club site down the road first by mistake!) awful welcome to the site by the managers, first impressions always last, I nearly turned around to go back to the site we went to by mistake! Site clean and tidy, nice walks for the dog. No ball games etc allowed though so not great for kids or families, would I return, maybe if I knew that the current managers have changed or improved. Overall a nice quiet site good for couples who just want to chill out.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Spent 8days camping in June and we found this to be one of the best sites we have stayed on. It is a large site, but had plenty of facilities - 2 toilet/shower blocks which were always open and very clean. The wash up was big with nice large sinks for BBQ equipment. The walks from the site were useful so that you could go to village or beach without using the car. Cromer is so handy for shopping and we used the train which although only hourly was perfectly on time. Staff work very hard on this site to keep it in good condition and were constantly on view working on something. Added bonus was a field full of rabbits to watch as most times of the day and night. Would definately return.
Found the site wardens most help full and very friendly, site is in a lovely location, very peaceful, access to local village is a approx 10 minute walk through the countryside, lovely walks along the cliff tops, or the beach to either Cromer or Sheringham, site facilities very clean, will definitely be returning within the next couple of months.
A lovely site, with plenty of clean and tidy facilities. The park area is a little small, but adequate. The drive into the site is quite narrow and bumpy, but it's a short road. There are some lovely beaches within easy reach and some easy walks from the site.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
hi like to thankyou you for you help with my dad this week and for be there to help him he love it down there big thankyou for christine glass
Having visited West Runton as a first time visitor,and the first CCC site we have visited,my wife and I were both impressed by the friendliness and consideration shown by all the staff we met.I was having trouble putting up my awning when along came one of the staff and helped me put it up,when he was on his way home,marvellous!!!.
We had no trouble with the expected dodgy entry lane.
The only negative comment we would make is the visiting chippie wasn,t all that clever.
Would definitely visit again...
What a lovely supprise West Runton was!Access down a very steep narrow lane but with passing places,worth it though as it is so secluded and shelterd,lovely woodland walks and easy walk into Cromer the views from Beacon hill are amazing you colud spend a few days here and find somehere to walk every day! West runton village not far away with nice pub doing good food!
A lovely week at West Runton despite the almost incessant rain! It did show that the site is mostly well-drained!
The site is convenient for a lot of village and town facilities and there is a lot to do in the area. The site is also one of the best we have visited for our dogs; lots of easy footpaths with plenty of variety.
The staff were very friendly and obviously took pride in the site appearance. Access down the track is often criticised but this is not a problem if taken slowly and carefully.
All in all, we will certainly go again if in the area.
DATE STAYED: April 2012
This is only our 3rd year of camping and we must say this is one of the best sites we've stayed on. The setting is superb, quiet and secluded. The staff were really friendly and helpful. There are some great walks around the site and being dog owners the open fields were really handy.
Our first visit to the site & we will most definately be returning. Plenty of dog walks around the site (which our 1 year old springer loved!) & only a half hour steady stroll into East & West Runton Villages which both have access to beaches. Cromer is only another 20 minute walk along the beach from East Runton. Would recommend The Village Pub in West Runton - very dog friendly, excellent for food & some nice guest ales. There are also a couple of nice pubs in East runton & a well stocked local shop which does cashback when you spend over a fiver if you're unable to get into Cromer to an ATM. Facilities were excellent - very clean & plentiful. The site wasn't very busy when we visited but would imagine you wouldn't have to wait very long (if at all) when they were busy. Cromer is about a 10 minute drive away & has a Co-op, Morrisons & Budgens if you need to do a 'Big Shop'. Would recommend visiting Sheringham Park - some excellent walks some of which take you all the way back down to the beaches & give the option to jump on the North Norfolk Railway & pick up the footpath further along the track! Our only gripe (..albiet a minor one) was the fish & chip van which visited the site on Thursday & Saturday - the portion sizes were not what we expected & whilst the fish was tasty the chips left a lot to be desired & at Â£13 for 2x fish,chips & peas we expected a little more for our money. Will be trying the Fish & Chip shop in the village next time. In respect of the road access to the site - yes it is a bit on the bumpy side to say the least & can imagine it would be a little challenging for those towing a caravan but don't let that put you off - nothing good ever came easy!! Apart from that we would highly recommend this site & we will be looking to book up to re-visit later this year (hopefully when the weather is a litle warmer!!)
First visit to the site and we would be happy to return. The road down is not as bad as made out. Nice and quiet. Pitch size was great, although busy didn't feel it. Lovely short walk to the pub in East runton. Little disappointed there did not appear to be basic recycling for bottles and cans. It would be great if the club site could have it's own WiFi and this area appears to be a bit of a dead zone.
Spotlessly clean site with excellent facilities and extremely helpful and friendly site managers.
The site offers some stunning walks and is ideally placed for exploring the area.
Don't be put off by the access lane - it's not as bad as all that!
First class site top marks to staff clean showers warm wellcome only bad thing is road down to site but no failt to staff
DATE STAYED: October 2011
My first visit to a Club Site and I was very pleased. The staff were welcoming and friendly and helpful when I had a problem with my car.
The facilities were very clean and up to date.
The site is very handy to walk the 3-4 miles to both Sherringham or Cromer.
The visiting fish & chip van is good but there can be a long wait in the queue.
Very handy for the north norfolk coast and i would certainly recommend it.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Had a very enjoyable week at West Runton with grandchildren. Thank you.
Were put on a service pitch backing up to the boundary which suited us fine. Access road nowhere as bad as made out. Childrens play area basic but well used. Nice welcome from staff, even though site was fairly full and they were busy. Very handy location for nearby villages and Cromer, can recommend the family shows on the pier and lifeboat museum. Shire Horse Centre worth a visit and within walking distance. Pick a day when they are giving demonstrations and talks. Pitched not too far from a facilities block, both of which are extremely well maintained. Very good drier in laundry room, well used due to heavy rain at times! Only issue during the whole week was a missing sink plug in the wash up area and a faulty light bulb, both replaced same day as reported to reception so can't complain about that! No recycling facility on site, apparently because site is within a mile of local council amenity,so no great problem really. We will definitely return to West Runton.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
we thouroughly enjoyed our stay.the surrounding area of the site is a beautiful place to explore and visit.some reviews comment on getting to the site as being a bit rough narrow and steep. it is steepish and narrow but if it is taken slowly it not as bad as it seems , plenty of passing places and when you get to the entrance the descent seems trivial.will be going again next year definately.
Usual standards for facilities, unfortunately there were no hand driers in Ladies toilets.Also the approach road still leaves a lot to be desired even after improvments(I hate to think how bad it was before.)We understand that the problem lies with the National Trust but it has to be said some of the pot holes near the top will cause problems if left unattended this winter.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
We started our recent tour of Norfolk at this site. Friendly welcome and an indication of the local ameneties. The site is a short walk to the coast (West Runton).Facilities on site are very good. I'd certainly recommend this site and hope to visit again.
Site very busy due to school hols. Showers cold unless you were in very early, grubby by tea time because only cleaned once per day and this is not enough when the site is so full. Access road is a joke, very narrow and badly potholed. When we arrived the shower screen in my new Swift caraan was broken away from its hinges and laid in the bottom of the shower tray,looking at a large bill to repair, caused by the shocking road surface.
We pay a premium to stay on club sites during the school hols and we are not getting premium service.
In recent years we have noticed that standards are slipping,this needs to be adressed .
Second time we have stayed this year and must admit we were disappointed compared to the May break we had. Site was very busy, as we expected, but it was pretty crammed in and everyone on top of each other. Showers were cold unless you showered very early or very late, just seemd boiler couldn't cope with the numbers. Kids stayed up making alot of noise well after 10 at night.
This was our first camping adventure with our 4 year old daughter and Dog in tow. The site came highly recommended by close family friends. We were made very welcome on our arrival and staff made sure that we were catered for. The fish and chips on wednesday evening were excellent, although you do need patients as they cook fish to order.
Daughter and dog thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Will look to book again for a longer stay as the local area has a lot to offer.
Staff were friendly and helpful, facilities excellent and cleaned daily. Showers were warm and plenty of space to get dressed in. There were seperate cubicles with washing basins so nice and private too. We were put near the childrens playing area which wasn't ideal as we don't have children and it got quite noisy but as it was the school holidays this was to be expected. It was either this pitch or one which sloped so we took the flatter and noisier option! Very easy to get to the beach from the site (gate by the dog walk at the back of the park) and you can walk to either East or West Runton. Would recommend and would visit again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups
Excellent site with friendly staff and very clean and tidy facilities.
The children really enjoyed theirselves.
Good easy access to Cromer and the surrounding area. As with the other reviews, access road was very narrow, it was like driving through a dense forest, but that made it all the more fun. Would definately recommend and will look forward to returning again!!
If your sat nav is like mine you will have to ignore it when you get within a mile as it takes you round in big circle probably because the site is accessed by a narrow dirt track of about 800 metres through woodland - not great if you meet vehicles exiting. Once there - great site. As usual very friendly helpful staff. Very pretty site with good walks to West Runton ( 1 good pub and couple of shops. Beach has rocky pools) and East Runton (2 ordinary pubs - no food and one shop but with great sandy beach). Also site next to common where you can take dogs for quick walk to admire great views over the two villages and sea beyond - great on sunny evening. Facilities spot on - some of the best we have found. Worth the scarry drive in and would return
Access Road is difficult when towing. We encountered a Motorhome with a car trailer coming off site when we arrived at approx 1.30pm. Passing place was very tight for car and caravan. The potholes have been repaired and some of the coat hooks in showers have been replaced. The shower block is very spacious, one of the best in the club. Some good walks via footpaths from the site. The site is well worth a visit despite the access problem. We would definitely return!
Please O Please when are u going to do something about the access? I realise the options are very limited but surely some one could cut back the overhanging branches it would not cost much for some one to do this. why spoil s beautiful site with a problem which could so easily be delt with.
Me and my elderly dog spent 3 nights here, it was my first time at this site and found the drive through the woods on the bumpy track a bit of an experience (sporty corsa so hard suspension)but once i arrived at the entrance to the site it was well worth it. It opened out to a very tidy well kept site. The reception i received was fantastic, i was given directions to walk to East & West Runton from the site(east is a sandy dog friendly beach)and a low down on the amenities. Through one of the two gates located in the site a short walk gives fantastic sea views,though maybe a bit hilly, nothing big but if you are only used to flat like me seems like a mountain! The showers, toilets and vanity cubicles were immaculate, hair dryer was really good and at 20p for approx 5 mins did what it should, but no mirror in front of dryer to see what you are doing you could end up looking like Worzel Gummidge!(mirror to side but cord not long enough!). Fish and chips on a wednesday and saturday night is not to be missed ......yummy! Seems like there is plenty to do around the area, but due to dog being elderly only went to Sheringham Park and East Runton beach.
Will definately be going back.
The most difficult part was believing my satnav was right when I was instructed to turn up this quite narrow road going uphill. This was my first time out with my motorhome, so was a little bit nervous! Was very lucky that a very large motorhome towing a car on a trailer turned just in front of me so I followed it - no problem. Once up to the top of the hill its then down through the trees, which kind of added to the sense of adventure. Met a landrover coming up towing a trailer tent, but using the passing places was easy, as they are quite large. Then coming out of the trees onto the site was lovely with all the beautiful flowers. The site wardens are so friendly and helpful. Everything is so clean and fresh. I will definitely come back here, as it is really a great site.
The access is absolutely fine, we had no problems considering we have only owned our motorhome 2 weeks and this was our second outing! Lovely welcome, very attentive staff, even checked we were ok once we had settled in. We had an ideal pitch which was great for our dogs, one dog was on his first outing so we were worried. Excellent walks, infact we walked to East Runton beach in the evening which is any easy walk from site so the dogs could let off steam. Everyone seemed very friendly and happy there this I am sure is due to the fact the site is so well organised and clean, couldnt fault anything at all, we went out for the day managed to shop at Morrisons nearby and return with no problem ( re access road) We were even able to move over a pitch so we could get TV reception as we were under a tree ! We are returning only a week later for 3 nights, we were so impressed and felt relaxed and happy there, dogs loved it too ! Thank you and well done for being such a lovely site !
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at West Runton. Site staff were very friendly and welcoming. Shower and washing facilities were very clean. The area is perfect for walks and quietly situated. It is a short drive from Cromer and Sheringham so not totally cut off. Would recommend to friends and family. Not far from Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and a Shire Horse Sanctuary.
Staff welcoming on our arrival.Beautiful site with fabulous walks. Site is the best we have been on in 21yrs of caravaning.The toilet blocks are as new and are spotless. the staff do a fabulous job keeping the site looking imaculate.Access is a bit awkward but wellworth the effort.We will be going back soon.Well done to all the staff.
Just had a three night stay. What a wonderful site. Spotlessly clean, very friendly, very quiet provided you stay away from the the childrens play area which is small. Will be back in September when we have sorted our dates out. Its a great area of the country with pleasant villages and places to stop for tea. If travelling with a dog there are excellent walks around the site without the need to use a car.
Thanks to all the staff for making us feel most welcome.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
lovely site extremely well kept. Very quiet in the mornings and late evening. Shower block superb.(could do with another hairdryer though).Fish n Chip van calls twice a week. Site office has essentials. Nearest pub at the top of the lane about 20 mins walk,torch needed. Great beach at East runton 10 mins away by car. Lots of fantastic national trust places to visit close by. Altogether we loved it, and will return. thankyou to the staff healthy banter great fun
We were a little apprehensive about this site after reading about the tricky access road. It was nowhere near as bad as we'd feared. A lot of work had been done filling in potholes and a slow drive gave us no problems even without the benefit of a 4x4, just a medium sized estate towing. There are plenty of passing places and as long as caravans leave before midday and arrive after midday there should be no problem. The week after we stayed there, the track was due to be closed for two days for major surgery so it should be even better now. The wardens were all friendly and helpful and the walks right off the site superb, especially for a dog owner. Only minor criticism is that the shower cubicles and washbasin cubicles had cheap plastic hooks and a number of these had snapped. Hardly the crime of the century. Fish n chip van Wed and Sat. All in all a well run site in a good location and we'll be back.
We've been a few times over the years with our two dogs and has always been to the same standed. 5 Star the best site I've ever been too. A short walk into Cromer by path or by the beach. Lovley dog walks. The access road is not good but is always worth it. We are so looking forward to visiting again this coming weekend can not wait. Just need the sun to shine.
DATE STAYED: June 2009
As previously mentioned, access is down a longish gravel lane, but by no means as bad as I was expecting, slightly pot-holed but plenty of passing places.
Very clean facilities, never had to queue for a shower despite being there during a bank holiday.
Site was busy but did not feel overly-cramped.
Site is generally very secluded and quiet, despite some noise in the evenings over the bank holiday weekend, the 11pm curfew kicked in efficiently and was very peaceful after that.
Loads to do in the area - something for everyone.
Found some good restaurants in Cromer - The Old Rock Shop Bistro and Garden Street Grill. Near to site was Roman Camp pub/restaurant - good food but dreadfully slow service.
On the whole West Runton is highly recommended and we would have no hesitation in revisiting.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
our first outing in our trailer tent. Very friendly reception, although a little OCD on the 6 metre spacing of units. great site which filled quickly on the friday but toilet blocks remained clean. Our pitch was fairly flat but rest of the site on a little slope. Entrance to the site was tricky, unmade bumpy single file road but very managable. Glad I hadn't got a caravan though with standard car. Very enjoyable stay great dog walks which give fansastic views across golf course and sea.
Just back from a 4 nights break, lovely site with well equiped facilities. Shower and Toilet Blocks are very clean. Easy access to West or East Runton. Only 5 minutes walk to West Runton Train Station, can get the local train to Sherringham or Norwich. Will definately come back in the near future
We have just returned from a 4 night break at this beautiful site. Really Cannot fault the site, or facilities. Staff welcoming and always friendly. Facilities clean and well maintained. Down-side the narrow entrance - could do with a bit more room on the passing points.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
We have just returned from a 4 night break at this beautiful site. Really couldn't fault the site or facilities. We love walking and had some fantastic treks from the campsite with our husky, with no need for the car at all.
The only upsetting incident was a comment by one of the staff that a tent the size of ours, was 'the bane of our lives'. This was our first outing with our new tent which we bought especially to be within the 5m x 9m C&CC size specifications.
Nice clean site with good toilet and shower facilities. Slighly steep rough road to access but does not put off regular visitors. 25mins walk to West and East Runton. Good pub 'Village Inn' at West Runton. Also train from here going both ways along the coast. 5mins walk to headland with lovely views. Mix of caravans/campervans and tents. Good pitches. Quite a few groups of people but still quite and respectful.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
Weve been here about 3 or 4 times. Living in Northants the area is nice'n accessible for us (semi retired) and we love it. Tranquility site beautiful although no one mentioned fighter jets which flew over occasionally. Were ex Raf so at home here. Area is beautiful lotsa country and coastel walks good facilities Sheringham and Cromer but also drives further afield coastal e.g Brancaster Broads Norwich etc and N.T properties Sheringham park not to be missed when Rhodedendrons in Bloom.Walks through surrounding woods and field to E and W Runton if you want pubs and convenience stores. Sunrises and sunsets from Heath behind campsite not to be missed. Area has unique microclimate. It has the boomerang effect with us - we keep going back.
DATE STAYED: March 2010
The best site i have been on in ten years will deffo go again, it as all that a camper needs and the dog loved it too the staff are 100% the area is so clean a credit to norfolk and you dont get riped off with parking fees, its easy to walk around the area too its nice and flat
DATE STAYED: June 2010
What a wonderful site. great for both Cromer and Sheringham. has lovely walks
or if you want to take it easy the site is very tranquil. Granted the access is not the best and could do with more regular maintenance to both pot holes and overhanging trees, but still well worth a visit
DATE STAYED: February 2011
Access is the only thing that lets this site down. Grateful I wasn't towing, and grateful I was in a 4x4. But well worth the decent down the track nonetheless. beautiful site, peaceful and very friendly and helpful staff. will go again
Excellent site well worth the visit even though the last part was steep and bumpy and lost some of the kitchen content. 20 minute walk to cromer with double buggy excellent play area for children even though they had tents on the ball area which meant less space for the children. Staff very helpful and friendly even helped my husband reverse the caravan. Good local information hut for places to see and walk to do.
This was our second year running we visited the site as we love the tranquility that it gives us. But the biggest moan has to be the access road which was worse that in 2009. Talks with an area manager did not give any confidence to us that it would even be patched to make it better when towing a caravan.
All that aside the managers Lyn & Terry were hard working as most of their assistants, there was a good repore among them, they were always polite and friendly. The site is well cared for and the facilities clean and tidy and were checked several time a day. The hanging baskets, pots and ardens well cared for and gave a lovely entrance after the dreadful access.
DATE STAYED: July 2010
Nice clean site warm welcome when we arrived. Nice walks over the fields.
Bad points :- Not very clear signs to the site, if I had not got a satnav I would not have the site. Also Holgate Lane was full of holes and was like a cart track.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
The access to the site is 1/2 mile from the road to the barrier - this is very steep, narrow with passing places, with numerous deep potholes and ruts - an absolute nightmare to negotiate when towing a 25 ft long caravan, even when driving incredibly slowly; when it rained the depth of the pothoples could not be seen - just felt!! The state of this track was not mentioned anywhere in the description of the site - forewarned is forearmed!
DATE STAYED: September 2010
I would thoroughly recommend this site. Visited towards the very end of the season so the site was quiet and we had a good choice of places to pitch our tents as we were the only campers!
If only sites were as quiet as this all year round. Very friendly and welcoming staff. All facilities very clean.
Access to site via quite a long "rough" track which may pose some problems for anyone towing a caravan. Site just a few minutes away from the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Too many attractions to list.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break,Peaceful break
The journey down the track to the site is well worth the visit. This is a beautiful site with sea views. The jewel in the crown was the toilet block. These must be the best facilities anywhere. Heating, music, large shower cubicles. Superb!
Cycling from West Runton is not easy, but you can walk to the beach or to Cromer quite easily from the site.
A great site only let down by the really difficult access. Whilst very pretty, the road is narrow and has a lot of pot holes. A bit work needed here.
Was a nice site perfect for a short break and can be done without the need for a car :)
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
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