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General

  • Take your pick of tent and motorhome pitches or hire a deluxe caravan
  • Award-winning facilities, including laundrette and supermarket
  • Pro-pooches, so feel free to bring your dog along too

Feel free as a bird at award-winning Crows Nest Caravan Park between Scarborough and Filey – you can pitch wherever you like in the roomy tent field and take your pick from pitches that are sheltered, gently sloping, flat or with a sea view overlooking gorgeous Gristhorpe Bay and Scarborough Castle. Not a tent fan? Crows Nest also has standard and luxury tourer/motorhome pitches close to a loo and shower block, or you can travel extra light and nest down in a fully-equipped deluxe caravan with TV, DVD player and Freeview.

Crows Nest Caravan Park is five miles from Scarborough and two and a half miles from Filey, but if you’re taking a break from the seaside/exploring the North Yorkshire coast there’s loads to do on site too: a lounge bar with entertainment in peak season to suit all ages and tastes, family bar with pool tables, a games room, play area close to the tent field for little fledglings and a heated indoor pool with poolside assistants during high season. (Safety is also a priority in the tent field, which is next to the play area and fenced off from the clifftop.)

The loo and shower block is a short walk from the tent field, was fully updated in 2012 and has already won a Loo of the Year award: it has free hot showers, wash basins, hairdryers and socket/shaver points, and there are also family bathrooms and a disabled shower room. Elsewhere on site there’s a pot wash area, launderette, chemical disposal point and a well-stocked supermarket. And, as you can’t come to the coast and not have fish and chips, there’s also a takeaway (but do have more in Scarborough too).

Bringing the family friend? Crows Nest Caravan Park is dog-friendly and dogs are allowed in the conservatory area of the lounge bar.

Please note

The indoor swimming pool is open between 14/04 and 30/09.

Facilities/activities including swimming pool (£2 per person per day) are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The swimming pool is open from Easter to the end of September.

Group bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) where over 50% of the guests are same sex are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 360 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Really clean site, friendly staff and good facilities 11/04/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison M. Confirmed

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

    The location of the site is great and facilities are spotless.
    The swimming pool was lovely the first time we used it, we had it to ourselves!
    The owners were developing the childrens play area whilst we were there and our boys are now nagging us to go back next week to see if it's finished.
    We had a lot of wet weather during our stay and would definitely like to return in the dry!

    Disliked: 

    The second time we used the swimming pool the water was freezing cold - apart from the rain and the mud this was the only negative thing about the site!

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disapointing shanty town 06/04/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom trudie g. Confirmed

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

    leaving
    however showers were good

    Disliked: 

    being allocated a pitch next to the toilet block
    being allocated an alternative pitch with a view of the bins
    not being told it was extra to use the pool
    smelly fish and chip shop on site

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It is a shame that you did not enjoy your stay, however to describe Crows Nest as a 'disapointing (sic) shanty town' is at best and most politely... a touch silly.

To add a bit more information to other customers reading the review:
- The customer was allocated what is usually considered one of our nicer pitches near a flower bed and ideal for the toilet block. The customer immediately returned to the office and asked for an alternative which was not a problem. They were offered a number of pitches and CHOSE THEIR OWN pitch.
- Although the pitch they chose is close to the bins, it does not look over them. In fact you would have to go out of the caravan and turn around to even see the bins.
- The charge for the swimming pool is clearly shown on the pitchup.com website as well as in the T&Cs they received following their booking.
'There is a nominal entrance charge to the swimming pool of £2 per person per day. The swimming pool is open from Easter to the end of September.'
- Not quite sure how to defend the fish and chip shop... it smells like every other fish and chip shop.

As you can see their are a number of factors that led to this customer not enjoying their stay, thankfully most people will come to a different opinion.

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Well thought out site, 25/03/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David L. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Receptionist was very polite and informative. The pitch was perfect for the size of our motorhome. The showers and toilets were clean and tidy as was the laundry room . Very good and secure dog walking area. We would definitely use the site again and strongly recommend to anyone the walks and views were amazing.

    Dave & Karen Limb

    Oh and Skye the dog

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes could not fault it at all.

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Just returned from 4 night Motorhome stay on Super pitch. 03/04/2016

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent well maintained site Showers and toilets warm - scrupulously clean - and plenty of them. Fantastic views from cliff walk - good bus service to Scarborough - Filey and Bridlington. Noticed good childrens play area and designated enclosed dog park. Will definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    There was a free wifi connection - but try as I may I could not connect.

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great facilities and lovely view 05/04/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Shower rooms they were lovely and warm. View was beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.

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Excellent facilities, very clean washing up area and toilets. 08/04/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Yvonne S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent toilets with family facilities which helps when camping with small children. Level pitches, with lovely views. Quick at reception and excellent swimming pool facilities, cleaned regularly. Overall I would definitely recommend this campsite to others.

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Excellent for kids 03/04/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris W. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A campsite with an indoor swimming pool is rare and this is well-maintained with a lifeguard present at all times. There is a play area at the top of the part which is also in good condition. Toilets and showers are also excellent with plenty of room and well-planned out so you have space to change etc, especially if you're with young kids. Get the bus to Filey, Scarborough or Bridlington from the stop just outside the park (5 min walk). No complaints whatsoever.

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Excellent site, very clean toilet/shower block. 08/04/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gregg S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (super)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    On-site shop/pool and play park. Area of the play park was undergoing renovation while we were there and it looks likenit will be great when complete. Bus stop to Scarborough (20 mins approx) and Bridlington at the site enterance. Would definitely re-visit.

    Disliked: 

    The rain! :-)

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Crows Nest, despite the rain. The play area and swimming pool renovations have both now been completed. I hope you like the improvements when you return. Thanks again.

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Excellent site, very clean facilities, friendly staff😀 10/05/2016

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

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

    Me and my husband came on the weekend and had a lovely time. The staff was really friendly and the toilets was spotless. We would definitely return. It would be great for children. Highly recommended

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Crows nest review 10/05/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean toilets.warm showers.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really

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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

Local produce

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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Gristhorpe, Filey Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, YO14 9PS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2315°N 0.3355°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cayton Bay: Haven Holiday Park Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
Filey Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Scarborough: Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Train stations
Filey Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Seamer Rail Station — 3.4 miles
Hunmanby Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 33.8 miles
Airports
Humberside Airport — 44.8 miles

Directions


Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated just off the main Scarborough to Filey coast road (A165), five miles south of Scarborough and two-and-a-half miles north of Filey.

From the north (Whitby)
Take the A171 road to Scarborough then join the A165 signposted to Filey. After five miles you will come to a roundabout with a Jet petrol station on the corner - turn left at this roundabout. We are then the second caravan park on the left.

From the north (Thirsk)
Take the A170 road to Scarborough then join the B1261 to Gristhorpe. Follow this road to the end: you will come to a roundabout with a Jet petrol station on the corner - go straight on at this roundabout. We are then the second caravan park on the left.

From the south
Take the M18 to the M62 (east) to Howden. Follow the A164 to Bridlington, then join the A165 road to Scarborough. Two-and-a-half miles north of Filey you will come to a roundabout with a Jet petrol station on the corner - turn right at this roundabout. We are then the second caravan park on the left.

From the west
Take the A64 road to Scarborough (via York). After a series of roundabouts turn right at the roundabout with a McDonalds restaurant on the corner, follow this road until you meet the B1261. Turn right here signposted towards Filey. Follow this road to the end: you will come to a roundabout with a Jet petrol station on the corner - go straight on at this roundabout. We are then the second caravan park on the left.

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

Leave the car behind: buses running between Scarborough and Bridlington pick up from the end of the Crows Nest Caravan Park drive and there are discount day tickets available to keep more money for seaside rock.

The kids will probably clamour first for Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort and the ‘Brighton of the north’: there are the North Bay and South Bay beaches to bounce around as well as the traditional seaside fairground and donkey rides, but Scarborough’s also a hotspot for culture vultures, with the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Scarborough Art Gallery and Rotunda Museum alongside regular festivals and events throughout the year.

Fab Filey is even closer: this Edwardian town has a five-mile stretch of sand and is backed by the peninsula and cliffs of Filey Brigg – this is the place to birdwatch and wildlife spot, with rockpools along the beach and many species of birds and beasts to see all year round. The 110-mile Cleveland Way starts here for hiking your way around Yorkshire’s history and heritage: Scarborough Castle, Whitby Abbey, Mount Grace Priory and Rievaulx Abbey are all along the route.

There’s more birdwatching at Bridlington, with the RSPB reserve Bempton Cliffs nearby, but if that’s making the kids twitchy fly along to the town itself instead for bathing around the quay and promenading around the gardens, or go north from Scarborough for wacky Whitby, home of more delish fish and chips and guided tours on Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour (don’t tell the kids it’s a replica).

Away from the seaside and vampires, puff between Whitby and Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, veer between villages in the North York Moors National Park or get citified around York and Hull, all within easy driving distance of Crows Nest.

Must see

  • Burton Agnes Hall (12.3 miles)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (14.5 miles)
  • North Yorkshire Moors Railway (17.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Yorkshire Coast (13.3 miles)
  • Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (13.3 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. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

If you are likely to arrive after 6pm, please let us know using the contact details in your email confirmation.

Crows Nest Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Crows Nest Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including swimming pool (£2 per person per day) are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Motorcycles and scooters are not permitted.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 14/04 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

Touring caravan size - standard pitch maximum size 21ft, super pitch maximum size 26ft

Trailer tents - please note that a trailer tent is classed as a tent and as such are unable to book a touring caravan pitch.

Caravans are fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and duvets. You are required to bring sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers, towels and table linen etc.

Group bookings of 4 or more people (excluding couples) where over 50% of the guests are same sex are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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