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Martello Beach Holiday Park

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General

  • Direct access to seven miles of beach on the Essex coast
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sports court and kids' club
  • Café, takeaway and adventure playground

An early morning constitutional along the sands, a pre-lunch paddle and castle construction contest, or a romantic sunset stroll beside the waves – with the beach this close, you’ll have no problem fitting in all three.

On the Essex coast, Martello Beach Holiday Park has direct access to seven miles of broad golden sands, plus swimming pools indoor and out, a sports court, fun-packed kids’ clubs, and a multi-zone adventure playground.

There’s also a café and takeaway on site, and at busier times of year guests can enjoy the free live shows, competitions and games that are laid on in the East Beach Showbar.

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.


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6.3

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53% would recommend this site to a friend.

53% would stay here again.

 

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Very clean park with great facilities for children,beach nearby,super location. ... 18/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean park with great facilities for children,beach nearby,super location. Look forward to come back again.

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The location close to sea wall and other sites to ... 11/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location close to sea wall and other sites to visit

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and shower blocks where disgusting

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Amazing plac, well maintained, shop stocks more than expected. 11/06/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amenities, surroundings, nisa stocks more than expected, outdoor pool, beach.

    Disliked: 

    Smell of showerblock

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Staff friendly and tried to be helpful. 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elaine P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff friendly and tried to be helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet block inadequate for size of touring site.
    One tap for drinking water too high and not easy to attach a hose to for filling containers
    Taps in washing up area didn't overhang the sinks by enough so it was hard to fill washing up bowl, or the sink (no plugs) as most of the water spilled onto the worktop.
    Lots of new static units being put in so building works from 8.00 am every morning.

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The weather, Colchester Zoo & Braintree Shopping & the JD ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Emma F. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The weather, Colchester Zoo & Braintree Shopping & the JD sports Outlet all within easy reach of the park.

    Disliked: 

    **DO NOT BOOK A HOLIDAY AT MARTELLO BEACH **

    We have been touring for the last 4 years and I am afraid to say your park is the most disgusting unorganised park with poor facilities we have ever stayed on.

    On arrival at the park there was nowhere for my husband the car and caravan to wait while I was checking in, we headed for the touring field to be met by a man who thought it was funny that you was so full and was not sure where we would be able to fit to pitch up as there was tents just scatted around the field with no organisation making it very difficult for a car and caravan to be able to find a available pitch. We did eventually find a pitch further down the field. The Grass had not been cut for some time you would think the field would of been in a perfect condition ready for the busyness of half term there was lots of very deep holes looks like these was made by lorries, which we need to avoid so we did not get stuck or cause damage to our car/caravan.

    Toilets:- ran out of toilet paper most of the time, no hand soap, always full of other people's poo so I would have to flush each one before it could be used. Door lock always unlocked and the showers had a broken hair dryer.

    Fresh water tape:- Only 1 which was a nightmare to be able to get the water directed into the water butt also the kids would leave the tape on plus Dog Poo all around the area.

    The Elsan point was always covered in poo ( I know this is caused by other campers not cleaning up behind themselves )

    Dog poo bin:- this was over flowing only emptied once all week

    Static caravans were being dumped every day on the touring field making it difficult to be able to get off the field.

    Holiday makers:- we had a couple of very loud and rude holiday makers in the static caravan behind us not the kind of people that you could ask to mind their language, also lots of people in tents leaving there rubbish everywhere letting kids run riot with dreadful language.

    Swimming pool availability:- the children was only able to go swimming once during our stay as the pool, is not big enough to accommodate the holiday maker's on site.

    The only way I can describe the holiday park its like having a holiday in the middle of a dreadful council estate I am sure this was not how the park is advertised or how park holidays would want there new park to be described.

    The park is located at Jaywick which is so run down.

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Disappointing area with poor toilet and shower facilities for tourers 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rosie H. Confirmed

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

    The walk along the coastal path to Clacton

    Disliked: 

    The uneven camp ground and poor shower and toilet facilities

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Nice cheep holiday site 31/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location - The Beach is on it's doorstep. Was a lovely walk to Clacton-on-Sea, took us 45 minutes to cover 2.6 miles. The whole walk is on the sea front, you could be so noisy looking at all the very interesting and varied houses on the front, from very well presented to quite shabby.
    Took 2 x 12 year old girls and they enjoyed the freedom of the site, they found enough to do.

    Disliked: 

    Swimming pool is so small you have to book which 45 minute slot you would like and although the weather was hot sun the outdoor pool was closed as needed some work to do to it. But on the plus side there was one and it was free.
    The showers lacked anywhere to put your shampoos etc and no curtains so best to hang all your stuff in a plastic bag to prevent it getting wet. (and no seat if you need one in the shower)

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Would go again great location and close to a lovely beach 29/05/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Large pitches, nice warm showers and clean toilet.

    Disliked: 

    Not been shown to a pitches, it was hard to define where to pitch.

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Would recommend, easy to find and friendly staff make it worthwhile. 25/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United States Dana C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean site, easy check in and friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Lawn clippings from the fresh mow, but who likes them anyway? :)

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4 nights stay with no full night sleep. Disgusting. Never stay again. 23/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan_v209716 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Closeness to the beach

    Disliked: 

    Noise at night, arcade very dated, need an over 18 section. Had to go through a shanty town to get to the site which was very scary

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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Belsize Avenue, Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England, CO15 2LF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7735°N 1.0966°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Jaywick: Three Jays — 1.2 miles
Jaywick: Chester Holiday Park Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 2.1 miles
Train stations
Clacton-on-Sea Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Weeley Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 3.8 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.8 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 13.8 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 22.1 miles

Directions


Follow the A12 towards Colchester. Take the A133 to Clacton-on-Sea. On the outskirts of Clacton town, turn right onto the B1077 (St. John’s Road). Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and then turn left onto Jaywick Lane (just after Clacton Garden Centre). Continue for 3 miles and then follow the road signs for Martello Beach Holiday Park and Martello Tower Visual Arts Centre.

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

Fancy a day out? Make nearby Clacton-on-Sea your first port of call, for some good old-fashioned seaside fun: there’s a Victorian pier crammed with dodgems, amusements and fairground rides, another great sandy beach, pretty seafront gardens, and plenty of places to grab some fish and chips.

Another place that’s well worth a trip is Colchester, which has attractions to suit all tastes, from the zoo to the castle, delis to vineyards, and Roman remains to contemporary art.

Must see

  • firstsite (11.5 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (11.6 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (10.6 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (13.2 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Martello Beach Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

29 - 22 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept
21 - 15 days before arrival : 60% of the balance will be kept
14 - 8 days before arrival : 80% of the balance will be kept

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

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. Martello Beach Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days 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.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

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

Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Entertainment passes are included in the rate.

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