Written on: 10/06/2012
Think again if you are going to visit in a motor home, as there are only a few places to fill up your water tank. When we filled up we had to block an access road which of course is not popular. Each time you wish to refill your tank you will have to move your Motor Home to the tap - very inconvenient! Quality of food is poor, if it rains, seating to eat a meal in the facilities is very limited. Visited when the Jubillee concert was on and was treated to multiple 240 volt mains power cuts.... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2011 by nicola373 (2 reviews written)
great showers very clean. pitches a bit squashed. brilliant indoor and outdoor pools and bowling, kids loved it. horse riding on site. entertainment a bit out dated but definatly got the crowed going. drinks slightly exspensive. nice and quiet site at night time, nice staff. would definatly recommend (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2011 by Denise4.75
I have been coming to Freshwater Caravan Park since I was of the age of 13 which is 23 years ago and I have returned year after year, the park is very family orientated and not commercialised at all, the beach is not safe to swim in because of the bad undercurrent so there is plenty of signs warning that there is no swimming, although there is plenty of opportunities to swim in either the outdoor swimming pool or in the new complex. I have stayed in the static caravan, which was very clean... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2011 by lozzamar
Having just come back from 7 days in a Super Deluxe Caravan I can safely say I would not return to the site again. The caravan itself was lovely, spacious, clean and could not fault it. I do think people need to be made more aware of the dangers of the beach. The sea is hazerdous, the waves crash into the beach and being shingle, it takes your feet aware. The rip current and drop is very dangerous. I would not let my child even paddle in the water without holding my hand. Even dog... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2011
We hired a super deluxe static caravan on the beach for a week and it was a great holiday. Freshwater Beach is a nice clean, friendly site with facilities for tourers and camping as well. My parents took their tourer and were very happy with the pitch size and very clean toilets etc. It's a little more than other sites in the area but the location makes it worth it. I would recommend this site to anyone! Book in advance to get a pitch or caravan in a good place, some static caravans are on... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011 by womble2010 (1 review written)
We went to Freshwater beach holiday park with our 6 man tent in august 2010,The pitches were a very generous size, facilities were excellent,everywhere (Ground's,washing up/toilet's/and shower's) were immaculate.
Our children were 5 and 12 at the time and both had plenty to do and see there and round about,and as adult's so did we.
we are just looking at the minute to book for this year.
An extremly family friendly campsite with brilliant ammenities. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011
NEVER AGAIN. We had a family camping holiday at this park in August last year. Site far too over crowded, loads of sloping pitches, numerous rowdy late disturbed nights (no staff checking the polite rules are being observed so everyone can enjoy their stay!). The "private beach" is private due to it being unusable/dangerous, massive waves with deep drop-off making it a no-swim zone! Trying to end on a good note, the toilet blocks and shop were good. Although, dreaded going back to camp each... (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2010
Just returned from a one night stay at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park in Dorset. Great facilities but overpriced for an out of season overnight at £24.00 and we were less than enthusiastic about the attitude of the staff member we spoke to on the morning of departure who was, frankly, rude out of all proportion to the situation she was dealing with. We had arrived at 6pm the night before in a motorhome and explained that we only wanted one night and would like a quiet pitch if possible. As... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010
We spent a week at Freshwater Holiday Park from 14th to 21st August and plan to return, great site, showers and toilets are excellent, 3 blocks to choose from they were clean and spotless as was the whole site. This was a great base to go exploring, close to Weymouth, Lyme Regs, Lulworth and Durdle Dor, Swanage and even Yeovilton, witin waliking distance via cliff tops or across the beach to West Bay. Lovely private beach within 5 minutes walk and great pub about 15 minutes up the road in... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2010
Spend 4 nights ,5 days at freshwater, our stay was ok except being in the school holiday, I do feel it was very over crowded !!!! We had no problems where we were on row R. We have a motorhome which we do go out and about in, but did feel there was not alot of room to get in and out. Plus side close to the beach and a 15-20 minute walk to Westbay, which is lovely. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010
I have just come back from my second two week stint at Freshwater and I have enjoyed every minute of it! The camp is clean and tidy and the toilet/washing facilities are second to none. The club house is a little dated but the staff are always friendly and helpful but the evening entertainment is straight out of the 1970's so if you like things a little more modern this won't be for you. However, the under twelves in our party absolutely loved the kids entertainment and 'Flopper' will live... (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2010
The toilets are clean, the park is VERY crowded. The beach is unusable, a massive shingle bank keeps the water from the sea flooding the camp and its all shingle with fierce menacing waves. We got soaked having to wash up the dishes outside or alternatively get soaked on the trek to an under cover washing up area. The dog walking field had horses and donkeys in it and there were stiles to get out of the camp to other walks which made it very difficult for large dogs and people who werent... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010
This was quite simply the worst holiday park we have ever visited. The bar was highly overpriced, the staff were poorly trained and the quality of service was generally inadequate. The kids club was awful, the pool was overcrowded, and when me and my wife ordered food from the restaurant we were kept waiting for 1.5 hours!
On the plus side the area was full of things to see and do, but I would greatly advise a different park (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010 by patrick69 (1 review written)
well what can we say..... this is the best place ever we have been to camping with the motor home this will be our third time . kids love it here find plenty to do. site is nest to the sea swimming pool great . club is great and jon does a good job.. and all the staff at freshwater are fanstastic and friendly..... son lkoves going there for his onion rings lol he says they are the best ... will be going back next year to .. going this year in august we are all excited because it is a great... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2010
very good site and a short walk to the beach over stoney beach. toilets showers spot on tv reception not very good . good shop and a nice walk over cliffs to west bay. will be back next year with motorhome and dogs toby tilly missy .love u man .a pub is close by along river palmers bitter mmmm nice (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
have just come back from a few days here and must admit it was fab, shower, toilet etc were absoulutely kept perfect so clean,entertainment was very old fashioned but the kids loved it, horses were lovely, my kids enjoyed there ride, loved the fact you were woken up by donkeys braying and there were loads of rabbits around which we enjoyed watching hop around!!!..would defo go back again!!!! (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010 by Susan Matthews (1 review written)
We have had many years holidaying at Fresh water. Just got back from another fantastic time there. All the staff are friendly, the entertainment is of the good old fasioned type the kids just love it all. Everything is kept clean and tidy and prices are not over the top either We can't wait to go back again. good luck fFresh Water in your new Planning for the indoor swimming pool complex (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2009
My family and i stayed at freshwater bay in august
we thought the park was absolutely wonderfull ,it was very clean ,very nicely laid out ,the pools were excellent ,we shall certainly go back next year
The only downfall was the caravan that i booked privately was not too my satisfaction ,it was not very clean ,so make sure you book through the holiday park ,dont book from adverts in the newspaper . (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
August 2009. Stayed at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park for 1 week with friends for the first time . The cleanliness of showers and toilets were second to none, the cleanest i have ever seen. The entertainer and all the staff at the stables very friendly and funny. Touring pitches are very spacious. I would recommend this site to families with younger children, not teens. The entertainment needs to be updated and more daytime activities to be introduced. Will return again but not with the teens. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2009
Stayed in our tourer for 11 nights. Thought Freshwater Beach Holiday Park was a great site, biggest i've been on. Staff were great, toilet blocks biggest and best we've ever been on, clean all the time.
As we went in August there was something on all the time either on site or surrounding villages. We will be comimg back. Also the little pubs that you can get to through the donkey field are a must especially the Anchor Inn, food well worth the money, wish it was my local. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
We stayed at Freshwater for 4 nights over Bank Holiday weekend. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our pitch was at the top of a rather exposed hill and the wind gusted between the hills straight onto our pitch, which made erecting out tent very difficult. We were unable to move to a more protected area as they were fully booked. I would agree with the other reviewers as to the cleanliness of the toilet shower blocks but would add that they are some great distance away from our spot and up... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2009
My family and I have just got back from a week at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, we had a brilliant time, good value for money, good entertainment, execellent toilet and shower facilities in the camping and caravaning part. The only pit fall was the stones in the childrens play area, the children were enclined to keep throwing them at each other. All in all brilliant time was had by all. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2009
I Went to freshwater beach Last Week And It Was Amzing In My Eyes, It Was Hot Hot Weather, The People Were So Friendly And The Swimming Pool Was Very Nice. The Entertainment Was Abit Pants As Up Into 8 Sometimes 9 They Do A Kids Entertainment Wich Isnt Great For Adults But After 9 Its Awsome, The Beach Is Peberly But Nice, The Food Is Okay. And There's ALwyas Some Security Guards Out At Night To Make Sure You get Back To Your Pitches Safety. The Entertainment Club Shuts At 12. The Showers... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park
Fabulously clean shower and toilet facilities, no matter what time of the day I visited there were cleaners keeping all the facilities sparkling and fresh.
Facilities for children were excellent, the swimming pool was a massive hit with my son.
The Park itself is in an ideal position for exploring the Jurassic coast and a trip to the Abbotsbury Swannary cannot be recommended highly enough.
There are wonderful coastal walks all around the area and it a small... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009
We stayed at Freshwater for the weekend in July.
The park is in a lovely setting and it is very clean.
The staff were helpful and the childrens entertainment was very
My only moan is that you cannot pre book your pitch if your stay
is less than 3 nights. (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2009 by the fussies (1 review written)
Myself, teenage son and daughter plus friends love Freshwater Beach Holiday Park. We are all well travelled, fussy and really only camped over the last few years or so. We can't fault it. Most importantly facilities are cleaned on a regular basis throughout the day, which has not been the case in other sites we've stayed on. Something is going on all the time all weathers, it's the type of place I could stay at with an adult walking party due to the cliffs and also, one day, bring my... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2009 by steve1963 (1 review written)
My fanily arrived at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park on 26 July. We were made most welcome at the reception and had everything explained to us regrding where we should pitch our tent and leave our cars. There were also clear signs regarding this. The site was mainly very clean (including the immaculate toilet blocks). The only point on cleanliness being the large amount of sweet wrappers blowing around the site. Meals in the restaurant were good, if a little expensive. The service was... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2009 by KellyFallon (1 review written)
We as a family thought freashwater beach was aperfect holiday for a family . Our caravan was lovely and was better than expected . It was lovely inside and clean and was big perfect for our one year old to run around in. The evening entertainment was good and our son loved it. We didn't get to use the swimming pool as the weather was bad but it looked nice and kept clean. The beach was on our door step and great walks to go on.
Our only bad point was the take away chip shop it was rubbish... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park, Dorset, is a great camping and touring site the best i have been to, theres loads to do and the town is easy to get to so you wont have any trouble, loads of people to meet. (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2008
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park. It is mint. Love the place. There are loads of kids to get along with. The disco is great and so is the donkey derby. There are NO bad points (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008
The staff are great and so much fun in the summer Freshwater Beach Holiday Park is the best place to go for a relaxing break for the adults and kids. (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2008 by Bristol
Freshwaters is mint!!
Every thing is great never had no problems since me and my parents and the rest of the family have been going there.
The bar staff are so funny and great there mint!
So is the rest of the staff, and the entertainment staff, the beach the donkey race was so funny, cant wait to go back next year, wish the summer would never end. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008
It was a wicked holiday going back there next year. It was really good .. the park was good .. The swimming pool was wicked .. The people there was great. The entertainment team was awwsome. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by wilsonkrause (1 review written)
We went to Freshwater Beach Holiday Park in August with three boys. The site is overall a great place for children and families and has much to offer. The beach is pebbles though not sand but the waves are a lot of fun and the river, right next to the sea is also a great place for the children to do water activities in a relatively safe environment.
The staff were friendly and provided lots of activities. Overall it is well situated and a stone throw away from Lyme Regis if you want a day... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008
The site was well organised but the road way and size of pitches made it difficult for some caravans to get onto their plot and indeed to leave the site. The road ways need to be wider and the plots could do with being larger, in fact there was a huge difference in pitch sizes depending on where you were. The site was rather too large for my liking but the thing that really spoilt it for me was the amount of dog dirt left lying around the site by some dog owners. Whilst most of the dog... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008 by Wenny Wizard (1 review written)
Other sites operate a strict noise at night policy, this site would be perfect if they did the same. There were strict rules regarding dogs which I have no doubt would be enforced, surely the same should apply to the noise nuisance especially as the site does seem to attract families with young children who would not appreciate listening to drunken youths shouting loudly. Security should patrol the tented areas to remind the rowdy campers to keep the noise down. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2008 by 10victor (1 review written)
Fantastic holiday... All the staff were very friendly, entertainment for the kids first class, there was organised fun all day for all age groups. The site is clean, safe and surrounded by stunning scenery. The pool area is clean and safe with lifeguards who are great with kids. The site shop is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The only bad point is the beach which is a shingle beach and not very safe for bathing due to strong under currents, but there is a... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008
Wonderful location, including Bridport, with its busy market and fine architecture.
It's not too far from interesting and 'arty' Lyme Regis, but get to see the beautiful and quiet little local villages around, like Punknowle (Punnel), The Bredies and Powerstock.
After 54 years of regular and multiple annual returns - and despite all my global travels - just like your other reviewer, I may just finish my time, in this most wonderful Dorset location.
It IS the finest. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by Kev657pfc (1 review written)
Nice spacious pitches, organised book in at reception and a friendly welcome are the first impression you get on arrival. The staff are very professional and approachable making you feel at ease straight away, Superb location. The shower blocks whilst clean are dated with limited space for drying. Overall this site provides value for money and is a firm favourite within our family for short breaks. (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2007 by THEFRANKLIN5
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park is a fantastic place with something for everyone, we have already booked for two weeks next year. The site itself is very well run and well equipped, the entertainment is second to none. The swimming pools are fab - by far the best holiday ever. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2006 by nikki1jones (1 review written)
My husband has been going there since he was little. He is now 42. I started going when we married, and I haven't looked back. My children are 14 and 12, and they always ask when we are going back to reshwater Beach Holiday Park in Dorset. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2006 by LittleMissCutiePie
From a teenagers point of view, Freshwater Beach Holiday park in Dorset was amazing! I'd been camping in Dorset before, but in a different holiday park, but last year myself, my mum, dad and my friend went to Freshwater for the first time with my cousin and her Husband and children. Along with her children's friends and another family; friends of my cousins. My cousin had been there before and had said it was extremely good for us kids, but it was nice for the adults too. I loved it! There... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2006 by amy2k6 (1 review written)
I love Freshwater Holiday park in Dorset. Our family used to go there every year and we could never wait to get there. We used to stay in a static caravan that we rented. They were clean and big enough. There were plenty of things to do like swimming, horse riding, arcades, going on the beach and loads more. After going to freshwater every year we stopped going, and just last year we went again. Now they have tent pitches they didn't have before, so we went in our tent. The pitch was plenty... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2006 by Jayne Brown
I first went to Freshwater Beach Holiday Park over 35 years ago with my parents. Took a break for several years to explore places abroad, but something always draws me back to Freshwater and West Bay. Every time I leave it gets harder to say goodbye. Hopefully I will live there one day. The Dorset coast is far better than anywhere else I have been. I tried Hawaii twice, amongst many other far flung places. Give me Dorset any day. You can't beat it!! (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2006 by jbrooks (1 review written)
I used to go to Freshwater as a girl on my family holidays, so I couldn't wait to take my family back there with our caravan. We loved every minite of it was perfect for our small children the beach was still as I remembered it. The club was small but perfect for what we wanted and the pool was excellent. Been to Freshwater 3 times since and still love it very happy new and old memories would truly recommend ****** Gold star (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2005 by patz (1 review written)
I would recommend Freshwater for families, fishermen, and anyone just wanting a good old fashioned holiday. Their caravans are clean, welcome packs of tea/coffee/cleaning materials a good idea. Bed linen nicely presented. It's not noisy and the staff are friendly. The children loved looking for fossils and we walked to West Bay along the beach and over the cliff top; a delightful harbour that, although newly renovated, retains its old charm, and the kids loved crab lining there.
Friendly,... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2005 by Terrie
Overall I would say Freshwater Beach Holiday Park has been one of the best parks I have been to so far. The staff were very friendly, a private beach and plenty of fields to walk through. Entertainment and shops, everything you needed for the week was on site.
Any bad points were nothing compared to the good points, I will definitely be coming again next year because I believe it is good value for money and the whole family enjoyed themselves. (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2005 by sludgepump (1 review written)
The most noticable thing, was the cost and value for money. The cost £28, was in my opinion exhorbitant for what you got. I am afraid you cannot say that there were facilities available, because the cost there was also exhorbitant. As stated £28 was expensive even by continental standards. It was 600% more expensive, and the amenities are better kept abroad. What really prompted me to write was the cost of eating out. 3 portions of dry unappetising chips, 2 large tasteless sausages, and a... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2005 by barneym (1 review written)
Freshwater Beach Holiday Park is a fantastic place, puts other parks to shame, its simple old fashioned family fun and works !!! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2003 by malagatchi (1 review written)
The pitches were all of a very good size and the rates were in our opinion reasonable just £23 per night covered up to 6 people. The showers,toilets and dish washing area were free and cleaned to a very high standard daily, although they were a trek down hill and if you have a call of nature in the middle of the night that requires seated facilities then it does make for a dark and scary walk.
The prices in the site shop were the same as you would expect to pay in your local corner shop and... (read more)
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