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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Chris F » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:22 am

I'd rather be anally intruded by a wild boar.

I'm just sick to death of you spamming this site.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby pembrokerocks » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:04 pm

is that a weird bore
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby bluyan » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:44 pm

clm wrote:
north wales now. this was my favourite for years near hells mouth but they have recently brought in a no groups of lads rule. great shame as it is stumbling distance from the sun inn in llanengan
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=st+agnes&countryCode=GB#map=52.81207,-4.53448|16|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
its not marked as a campsite on the map but as Tyn Lwyn. Road goes right left after the pub and starts to rise. camp site on the left.



apparently a group of lads who were camping gave the owner a good kickin one night....i heard the owner only asked them to keep it down a bit.....theres some lovely people in this world.

anyway on a brighter note.....good thread..i've not read it all so this will probably have been mentioned..

http://www.polzeathcamping.co.uk/tristram.htm

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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Ooh » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:52 pm

Lobb fields in North Devon for Saunton Sands, Croyde and Puttsborough Sands. http://www.lobbfields.com/ - They are cheerful, friendly and have good facilities, understand surfers and they're pretty cheap out of season in September when the surf's doing it's thing.

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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby clm » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:41 pm

bluyan wrote:
clm wrote:
north wales now. this was my favourite for years near hells mouth but they have recently brought in a no groups of lads rule. great shame as it is stumbling distance from the sun inn in llanengan
http://www.multimap.com/maps/?qs=st+agnes&countryCode=GB#map=52.81207,-4.53448|16|4&dp=os&bd=useful_information
its not marked as a campsite on the map but as Tyn Lwyn. Road goes right left after the pub and starts to rise. camp site on the left.



apparently a group of lads who were camping gave the owner a good kickin one night....i heard the owner only asked them to keep it down a bit.....theres some lovely people in this world.



Ive since been back with an admittedly small group and the owner was fine again - bruises must have faded. I think hes called Bryn (or Brynley) and is a nice bloke. Ive got a card somewhere with a phone number on.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby festyfreak » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:39 pm

Not sure if you have travelled yet but Ireland offers many magic surf beaches. And they're not crowded! Try Strand Hill http://www.camping-ireland.ie
camping in County Sligo, Ireland. The campsite is right on the beach behind the sand dunes. And the Atlantic roars here. Strand Hill is only 3 miles from Sligo, a great wee town with bars, good grub (bar food, pizza shop, Thai takeaway) and plenty of live music. Campsite offers bogs + hot showers. Fly into Dublin and rent a campervan from [url]Bunk Campers[/url] http://www.bunkcampers.com (10 minutes from the airport, roof racks for boards). You can travel on down the West Coast to Easkey for a change of scenery. Troggs surf school up on the North Antrim Coast is another destination. You can free camp in your cmapervan too.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Gillbob » Mon May 03, 2010 7:30 pm

For the South Coast of Devon - Bantham and Bigbury why not try Pennymoor, great clean hot showers and plenty of room for tents, tourers and they also have static caravans for the softees. The little shop does a great range of pasties and fish chips on saturdays. www.pennymoor-camping.co.uk
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Murtle's magic board » Thu May 13, 2010 1:13 pm

All the campsites at Gwithian are great and very close to the sea...... :wink:
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby boardriderian » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:54 pm

Anyone know of a cheap(ish) campsite at Cayton Bay in sunny Yorkshire?
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Monkey_Alan » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:14 pm

boardriderian wrote:Anyone know of a cheap(ish) campsite at Cayton Bay in sunny Yorkshire?


there are a couple just a few minutes drive south of the bay along the coast road towards Filey, one is called Flower of May, dont know the prices but sure you can find out if you google the name.....


think there might be one on the road that heads inland towards Cayton village too, but possibly only caravans there????
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby boardriderian » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:56 am

Thanks for that Monkey_Alan, will go and have a look on google and see what I can find 8)
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby SurfCamper » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:28 am

I am really interested in camping on the Gower, never been there. What is a good campsite for surfing the local breaks? I like sites that are quiet and basic, but walkable to the surf?

Also cheap and bookable at the last minute would be ideal.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Chris F » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:15 am

Been to Gower quite a bit, and never found a nice campsite that is quiet, cheap and close to surf.

http://hillendcamping.com/ is probably your best bet, but it is pretty noisy, and often full. Short walk to Llangenith though.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Archy_is_God » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:53 am

I like that campsite, it's close to the beach and has a good shower block, but it's definitely better in the quieter months like September. The cafe adjacent isn't bad either.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby SurfCamper » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:31 pm

Thanks for that, will check it out later in the year. We just returned from Lizard in Cornwall as the weather forecast was better than Wales, very nice quiet campsite, but not much surf. Went to Praa Sands but very small, good weather tho. Can really recommend this campsite, good for south coast Cornwall spots, Kennack, Porthleven, Praa..

http://www.littletrevothan.com/

Here is a map of most of the campsites in Glamorgan, but I am only interested in Gower really,

http://www.campsite-review.co.uk/Wales/Glamorgan/county_map.html

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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Chris F » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:40 am

I can't remember which one we stayed at once on the Gower, but i think it was one of those holiday park type places - was pretty awful. Horrifically expensive, had loads of noisy kids up far too early, no noise after 10 and claimed to have its own pub, but on the night we were there it had some awful "singer" performing, and loads of drunken old folk singing along. Hell. Avoid.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Bearded Gimp » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:27 am

SurfCamper, there are a few campsites on Gower that are within walking distance of surf breaks. The problem is pretty much all of them are near breaks that don't work all that often. If you want some recommendations for quiet sites that are near to nice beaches then have a look at:

North Hills Farm, overlooking Three Cliffs http://www.threecliffsbay.com/index
Eastern Slade Farm http://www.easternsladecampsite.freeservers.com/
Llanmadoc camp site http://www.gowercampsite.co.uk/

Gower's pretty small and with wind, tide and swell size all having a significant impact on where you surf, you may find that you'll be driving around to find surf anyway.

For the best chance of staying somewhere near some waves, Hillend really is your best bet, although you can get to Llangennith beach from Llanmadoc if you're prepared to walk for about 30 mins. If you go outside the school holidays Hillend probably won't be too heaving

Carreglwyd in Port Eynon http://www.porteynon.com/ might also be worth a look. It isn't particularly quiet in the main bit but if you go as far up the point as you can by the Salt House you can usually get away from the worst of the crowd and Port Eynon/Horton gets a low quality wave on biggish swells which is OK for beginners/intermediates

Not sure where Chris F stayed but it sounds like it could have been Greenways in Oxwich or Bank Farm in Horton, neither of which I'd recommend for what you want.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby SurfCamper » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:07 am

Thanks BeardedGimp, I probably will go last minute and would like to surf the non-popular spots, not quite as much swell as Cornwall, but hopefully Sept and Oct will deliver. Three cliffs (beach) looks amazing, what the surf like there? I want to surf Oxwich or some quiet point, punchy beach break, reef.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Bearded Gimp » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:21 am

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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby nomad_surfer » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:00 pm

There's a great campsite in Croyde, north deven called The orchard.Its in a small field in the village behind the post office. I went a year or two ago and they were really friendly people, decent facilities and was £7 a night.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby SurfCamper » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:36 pm

that sounds ideal, have you got any contact information? I got friends up there so probably would stay some time...
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby magicsurfbus » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:28 am

I can second the comment about Newgale (http://www.newgalecampingsite.co.uk/) - £5 a head per night, good token-operated showers, nearby surf shop with basic foodstuffs, a pub for the evening and a coastal bus service stop for flat days, but around winter (according to my local contacts) the campsite is prone to flooding and general bogginess, unless you want to pitch your tent up on the slope, assuming it's open then. Also, if you need an electric hookup there aren't any.

You can also park a camper behind the pub (Duke of Edinburgh) overnight for a few pounds but according to the sign you have to use one of their electric hookups, so solar panellists may prefer the campsite.

For some pics of Newgale, including a 360 panorama of the campsite, go to http://www.panoramio.com/user/73989/tags/Newgale
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Gogmagog » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:48 pm

Trefalen farm, Bosherton, Pembrokeshire. £5 a night out of season tho' no showers. Just up from Broadhaven South Beach, which works really well on a big wraparound swell. Also quick drive to Freshwater West . Good pub about a mile away in the village too

http://www.qype.co.uk/place/272130-Tref ... Bosherston

http://www.tenbyphotos.co.uk/wp-content ... EN-SEA.jpg
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby mackay07 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:14 pm

at the top of scotland durness beside sango beach
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby downbythebeach » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:40 pm

Cottage and Caravan to rent at Lunan Bay. Angus. Scotland

Right on the Beach

Reasonable Rates

Contact - downbythebeach@hotmail.co.uk
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Microwebby » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:33 pm

This might sound a bit weird, but... If you're doing a night drive to north Cornwall and have a motor you can sleep in then there's a nice quiet layby/rest area on the A39 just before St Kew Highway that's good for a few hours kip before a dawnie at Polzeath etc. Out of sight and not going to annoy the citizens who don't like surfers trying to free camp.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby monkeystyle » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:53 am

Llangennith is great.
I was called off a wave by a hipster who looked like Leo Sayer... whats with the ironic moustache look?
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby Biarritz Taxi » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Hillend near Llangenith is very convenient for location but it can get very expensive.
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby pitmonkey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:50 pm

bunkhouses are for bunks!
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Re: decent campsites near the sea uk

Postby maxsurfer » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:26 pm

Very handy information. Keep up the good work!
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