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Crimdon Dene Holiday Park

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General

  • Family park close to the Durham coastline
  • Smart facilities including a pool, Jacuzzi and sports centre
  • Spacious bar and restaurant

A pebble’s propulsion from golden sand dunes, with a perfect view of the blue-green ocean as far as the eye can see... Come and discover the splendour of the little-known Durham coastline at Crimdon Dene Holiday Park.

The smart facilities include an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, all-weather sports centre, and a spacious bar and restaurant.

As a family park, Crimdon Dene has a good range of daytime activities, kids' clubs and so forth, and in high season, there’s also plenty of evening action in the form of live music and shows (at other times, you’ll find a more toned-down entertainment schedule).

This site is a member of Parkdean Resorts group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.


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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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6.5

Overall rating based on 22 reviews

 

68% would recommend this site to a friend.

64% would stay here again.

 
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Its a good site staff were very helpful and friendly and facilities 25/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Sea views water taps near the van evening entertainment

    Disliked: 

    Had to revers my van over a high Kerb to get onto my pitch thus damaging my van also dog poo all over the grass got that in my van too they should have no dog walking around touring van area especially on the grass

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Great if you are a young family, otherwise avoid! 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew_w280755 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, good driving layout

    Disliked: 

    The touring pitches are right next to the entertainment complex so we suffered muffled music until after 11, then later the smashing of empty bottles into the bins. The pitches were also quite close together so we suffered "the Moron family"...Mr Moron shouted almost continuously at his kids and dog (which ran free against site rules) and the lot of them used our pitch as a shortcut (kicking a football as they went) to wherever they were going. Next morning Mr Moron decided to "play" (and I use the term loosely) his guitar for about an hour and a half!! We were booked for two nights but left after one...when we told the receptionist why, she said "Well. you should have rung security"..ta very much...We will not be returning!!!

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Ok site, but bit chavy. Very disorganised reception. 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jade-Marie W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Boat house Reastuant was nice.

    Disliked: 

    We were using Crimdon Dene as a stop over night. Having booked over 2 weeks in advance and paid an extra amount to have access to the spa etc I was expecting the site to be well organised. It wasn't! After a 6 hour journey whilst heavily pregnant we just wanted to get there and collect our welcome pack from reception, set up our camper and relax. Upon arrival at 5.45pm there was no one in reception except a harassed looking young security gaurd dealing with a caravan break in. When he asked how he could help me I just said we'd just arrived and would like our passes and welcome pack and to be told where to set up our camper. He looked at me blankly and looked for our welcome pack and there was nothing there for us. After much searching he said there was nothing to give me and just handed me a map of the site and drew on it where to go. He said come back in the morning to collect our pack. We drove to our pitch and i walked straight to the toilet block to go to the loo. It was locked! Another guest came over and told me i needed to collect a key from reception and pay £10 deposit. So yet again we went back to reception. It was closed! So we rang the number for security. After 15 minutes of trying to reach someone i got through to the same guy again. He appologised and said he would be back in 10 minutes. Half hour later he arrived and said that his boss was coming down to open the cabinet where the keys were kept. I went in to reception and 20 minutes later he said im sorry she wont be much longer. If i take your number ill call you when she arrives. So yet again we drove back to our pitch. At 9pm nearly 4 hours after arriving we finally got a phone call to go collect the keys. Very disorganised and not the best welcome at all. Especially after travelling all day.

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Will return 29/04/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom june_w299331 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Site, beach, Garry the warden

    Disliked: 

    Prices in restaurant!
    Food disappointing and expensive

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Great coastal location. Toilets in need of upgrading. Club bar prices 19/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Justin W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fabulous coastal location

    Disliked: 

    Toilet blocks. Expensive bar prices

From the manager...

Thanks for your review of our Touring Facilities and thank you for taking the time to post this. From what you have said I feel your stay was mixed, and hopefully this won’t deter you booking with us again in the future. Here at Crimdon Customer Service is a massive part of our day to day lie and I am pleased to read that on his occasion we got it right. I will certainly note your feedback with a view to improve our service to you on your next visit. Don’t stay away to long get booked up for 2017 Season soon.

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very helpful staff 28/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views beach. Food wss good .clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    Had to Q for a beer

From the manager...

Thanks for your lovely review I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I have noted your comments about the wait time at the bar and shared that feedback with the department. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Facilities are OK. Staff are friendly. Clubhouse is expensive! 13/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom greg h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hard standing touring pitch. Closeness of toilets and showers. Entertainment in clubhouse. Close to sandy beach. Close to seaton Carew. Gary who looks after the touring field is very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Prices in the clubhouse. WiFi is poor.

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The site has everything you need just take lots of £ for the clubhouse 12/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicky T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All the staff are very friendly, The kids entertainment is very good and there is plenty to keep everybody happy.

    Disliked: 

    The shower blocks could do with seating and a changing area or even a family cubicle as it's very difficult to use with kids in tow, on a night the kids entertainment is broken up by the bingo which means having to take the children out in between and trying to entertain them for an hour so they aren't making false bingo calls. The bar prices are very high at over £3.50 a pint

From the manager...

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am really pleased to read that you enjoy a lot of aspects of your holiday and that you would recommend Crimdon Dene to your friends. We strive to create amazing memories on park and I am pleased that you will come back and create some more with us. Please don’t forget to get booked up with us soon so we can welcome you back in the near future.

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Very run down touring site. 10/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Josephine P. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful views, friendly helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Clean facilities on arrival but when warden had two days off toilets and showers were not cleaned. Older children from the seasonal tourers rowdy, constant barking from dogs left unattended all day in caravans. Touring site very run down.

From the manager...

I am sorry that we didn’t meet all of your expectations during your stay. I have noted all of your comments and although I am confident that the issues raised are isolated I will move forward with your feedback and ensure that our guest experience is improved. I hope that this has not deterred you from booking any of our other parks.

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Not that great friendly staff, not so clean facilities, 06/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The road out, and the park warden named Garry

    Disliked: 

    The pitch for the tourers was a disgrace you were packed into a small site like sardines.Toilets could be a lot cleaner

From the manager...

I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us here at Crimdon Dene. I have noted your comments and will feed those back to the relevant people. I hope this doesn’t deter you from booking another Parkdean Resorts Park.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Coast Road, Blackhall Colliery Hartlepool, Co. Durham, England, TS27 4BN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.7335°N 1.2593°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hartlepool: Stockton Street Coach Stop — 3.9 miles
Billingham on Tees: Wolviston Rd Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Sedgefield: Black Lion Coach Stop — 9.4 miles
Train stations
Hartlepool Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Seaton Carew Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Seaham Rail Station — 8.1 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 10.3 miles
Transporter Bridge South Side — 10.4 miles
Newcastle International Ferry Terminal — 19.5 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 16.9 miles
Newcastle International Airport — 27.6 miles

Directions


From the A19 just south of Peterlee, take the B1281 turning signposted Blackhall. Drive through Castle Eden, turning left after about half a mile and continue towards Blackhall. After approximately 3 miles turn right at the T-junction onto the A1086, towards Crimdon. After about 1 mile the park entrance is signposted on the left, beside the Seagull public house.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Ramble or ride along the coastal path to get the best views of the ruggedly dramatic Durham Heritage Coast, or head inland to explore ancient woodlands such as Castle Eden Dene, a 550-acre nature reserve with more than 450 types of flora and 12 miles of footpaths.

In nearby Hartlepool, guests can tour HMS Trincomalee, the oldest warship still afloat in the UK, along with lots of other interesting stuff at the Maritime Experience on the historic quayside.

Other popular attractions include the Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm, which is on the doorstep, or the fascinating living history museum at Beamish, a little further afield.

It’s also well worth a trip to Durham, where you can stroll along the tranquil river banks for stunning views of the ancient cathedral and castle; or to Newcastle, which is crammed with culture and commerce.

Must see

  • Hartlepool's Maritime Experience (3.6 miles)
  • Durham Coast (5.2 miles)
  • mima (11.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Ormesby Hall (13.5 miles)
  • Washington Old Hall (15.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Crimdon Dene Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

29-42 days: 50% of holiday cost
43-55 days: 30% of holiday cost

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Crimdon Dene Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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