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- Secluded site an hour from London
- Across the estuary from Osea Island
- Fishing spots, pool, playground, amusement arcade, café and bar
It’s hard to believe that Steeple Bay Holiday Park is just an hour from London; this tucked-away corner of the Essex coast feels fably remote, with its far-reaching watery vistas and backwaters that teem with birds.
Guests here can congratulate themselves on having impeccable taste: the seclusion of this spot makes it a firm favourite with the rich and famous, who can sometimes be spotted touching down in their helicopters for a stay on Osea Island, just across the estuary of the River Blackwater. Take a boat out from Steeple Bay’s slipway and who knows who you might bump into as you navigate the peaceful creeks surrounding the site...
Steeple Bay Holiday Park has a good-sized, heated outdoor pool with a separate splash pool for those still sporting armbands - and the pretty grounds contain some great spots for fishing, a playground and a sports field (ideal for working off any excesses in the café and Riverside Bar).
As it’s a Park Holidays site, Steeple Bay guests also benefit from a fun selection of activities for children in the Loopy Club; the kids’ shows and competitions run into the early evening, and thereafter you’ll find bingo, live music and more in the clubhouse during the holiday season. There’s also an amusements arcade for rainy days.
As for the basics, these are well covered too: you’ll find good showers and loos, a sheltered washing-up area, a launderette, small shop and free wifi in the clubhouse.
Open from 04/03/2017 to 31/10/2017
Tourist board rating
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 05/05 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
We will not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.
Check availability at Steeple Bay Holiday Park…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can now make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children on one pitch.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Non-electric grass pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
Dimensions: Max 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
Price includes use of touring and park facilities and entertainment passes.
Please note, commercial vehicles and twin-axle vehicles are not permitted.
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We enjoyed our stay.
Great spot, out of the way by the sea, run down in parts
Really nice site and decent prices, already looking to book it again
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Fully serviced pitches
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Witham (Essex): Newland Street Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Westcliff-on-Sea Coach Stop — 11.1 miles
11.1 miles Southend on Sea Travel Centre — 11.3 miles
- Train stations
Southminster Rail Station — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Althorne Rail Station — 3.5 miles
3.5 miles Burnham-on-Crouch Rail Station — 4.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Wallasea Island Ferry Landing — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing — 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Point Clear Ferry Landing — 12.6 miles
London Southend Airport — 9.3 miles
9.3 miles London Stansted Airport — 26.4 miles
On the A12 at Junction 18 take the third exit onto Maldon Road - A414. Continue forward onto Bell Hill and then onto the B1018 signposted Burnham. Follow signs to Cold Norton, Latchingdon, Fambridge. At Purleigh Wash continue forward onto the B1010. At Palepit Corner mini-roundabout turn left onto the B1018. At the mini-roundabout turn left onto Steeple Road. Bear left onto Maldon Road and then onto Canney Road.
Nearby Maldon is an attractive medieval market town where one of the highlights is Promenade Park, with its free splash park, zipwire, sandpits and pirate galleon, perfect for keeping the kids entertained for a few hours.
Alternatively, there are days out around and about to suit all tastes: cruise along the River Blackwater aboard a traditional Thames barge; sample the plonk at the local vineyards; uncover the area’s rich and diverse history via the many local heritage centres and museums; wander around the winsome Witham gardens or the show-stopping Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Hyde Hall; or hit the zoo in Colchester, also home to a contemporary art gallery, a castle and a museum.
Other attractions nearby include:
Chelmsford Miniature Railway: the Chelmsford Miniature Railway in Essex offers rides to the public every Sunday between the end of April and the end of September, including special Open Days. A variety of steam and diesel engines are used throughout the season.
Marsh Farm Country Park: visit a working farm where children can get close to farm animals and play safely in adventure play areas. There is also a country park, with coastal walks and superb views of the River Crouch.
Colchester Castle and museums - the castle is the largest keep ever built by the Normans. Explore the museum which takes you through 2000 years of some of the most important events in British history.
Three Rivers Golf Club - on the outer fringes of the village of Cold Norton in Essex, this modern building overlooks the stunning 36-hole golf course, with views from every standpoint. Day passes and membership are both available.
- RHS Garden Hyde Hall (9.3 miles)
- Colchester Zoo (12.0 miles)
- firstsite (14.5 miles)
- Coggeshall Grange Barn (12.8 miles)
- Paycocke's (13.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation so information about your pitch can be provided.
Steeple Bay Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
Period before arrival date (excluding credit card charges)
30 - 22 days: 50% balance of payment
21 - 15 days: 60% balance of payment
14 - 8 days: 80% balance of payment
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Steeple Bay 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.
If you need to contact Park Holidays UK please allow up to 24 hours for your booking confirmation to come through.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro