Dunstan Hill

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £8.35 to £14.10* 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.

1 mile from North Northumberland Heritage Coast
Great site for walking 
Children’s play area

The surrounding area

Nearby to Dunstan Hill Club Site 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.

Key facilities

Toilets and showers
Designated dog walk 
Club Site WiFi 
Children’s play area 
Dedicated accessible facilities

More about Dunstan Hill Club Site

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.

Events and attractions

Howick Hall Gardens 
Beadnell Bay 
Dunstanburgh Castle

Worth Noting

Dedicated area for ball games and a play area. Ask at reception for discounts from some local attractions. Mobile phone reception is poor. Satnav from South may direct you to Dunstan Village, ignore turning and follow road to Embleton.

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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

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Mother and baby room

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome service point

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • 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

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Family shower room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Ball games

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Public house within one mile

Reviews

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3.7

We came to the Dunstan Hill site to join friends to celebrate a 60th birthday.

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We came to the Dunstan Hill site to join friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. Consequently we'd hoped to camp close to each other, however, I understand and accept that its not possible to book certain pitches on the site as a first come first served system is used in the interest of fairness. On arrival, after an officious and surly greeting by camp stewards we asked if we could be positioned close to our friends (plot 52) and were told that our allocated plot (127) was the closest free pitch. We enquired about a pitch almost directly behind them (25) that was clearly vacant and were told it was too small for our 2 man tent. While we were erecting our tent a much larger tent was allocated this pitch; frustrating. Adding to our frustration was the poor location of our plot: adjacent to the stand pipe that unfortunately reeked of sulphur; beside that was the recycling centre, very noisy late and early hours; and we were directly in front of the playground, a handy pitch for a young family. We left that phase of life 10 years ago. The worst of it was that the majority of our interactions with camp staff were met with unfriendly and unhelpful responses.

  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families
  • Friendliness: 2
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 5
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3.7

Had a lovely time, the Wardens were quite helpful and always available for advice.

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Had a lovely time, the Wardens were quite helpful and always available for advice. The site was much larger than we normally choose and had a hard standing pitch for our caravan. Most of the other folk using the site were very friendly and helpful and very quiet, but did notice at the weekend it became much noisier due to the families with kids. That is to be expected as it was time to have family joy and fun, but did go on a bit beyond 10pm. The location was very good indeed to visit the castles and beaches in the area, so many local walks too. The facilities were as usual, a high standard of cleanliness, and always a shower or "throne" was available. The ground was firm but easy to peg out, TV reception was not that good. Dog walkers paradise plenty of lovely walks. For shopping supermarkets etc Alnwich was within easy reach. Local pubs and garage very friendly service. Great base to explore the area, would certainly return but in the mid season, can be busy with kids and families enjoying themselves.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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3.7

A poor welcome to this site, on arrival I parked according to the signs, one of the site team...

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A poor welcome to this site, on arrival I parked according to the signs, one of the site team shouted at me to move in case a caravan needed to be in. His instructions were not clear so I pulled onto the grass verge. This was NOT ALLOWED, he instructed me to back up down the one way system. He was obviously stressed but not my fault. When I came out of arrivals my van was the only one in the area. However the facilities were good, the surroundings wonderful, there is a bus passes the gate once an hour each way, I enjoyed my stay. It is good value.

  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 1
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4.7

We stayed for one night at the weekend and had a great experience.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

We stayed for one night at the weekend and had a great experience. This is a really lovely small site, with clean facilties and friendly staff. We found it much more peaceful than bigger sites we've stayed at in Northumberland. It's location is excellent. A really lovely 20 minute walk along a footpath to the most lovely beach overlooked by Dunstanburgh Castle, with footpaths also leading to nearby Craster and Embleton. We will definitely return.

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

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance

Nearest train station: Alnmouth – 9 miles

Safe Directions

Standard Fees

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

*Members adult price only, additional charges may apply

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