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Lakeside Caravan Park

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General

  • Beside Brightlingsea Creek, at the mouth of the River Colne
  • Under a mile from the harbour, beach and lido of Brightlingsea
  • Half an hour from Colchester and under two hours from London

As you might reckon, this is a waterside site. But take a gander at the pics to see just how scenically set is Lakeside Caravan Park, right beside Brightlingsea Creek at the mouth of the River Colne.

Scramble over the site stile for a short cut to Brightlingsea's pleasant harbour where you can sit and watch the boats pass by... or amble around Brightlingsea town a mile away to get to the beach, boating lake, open-air pool and visitor information centre.

Brightlingsea is on Essex's south coast, half an hour from Colchester in one direction and Clacton-on-Sea on the other. Mersea Island and the Colne Estuary National Nature Reserve are within easy reach, as is London: it'll take you under two hours to arrive at Brightlingsea starting out from Liverpool Street and changing at Colchester.

The site has electric pitches; toilets and showers; access to grey water and chemical waste disposal. A fenced footpath separates the pitching area from the water, so kids can roam around safely.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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6.6

Overall rating based on 103 reviews

 

59% would recommend this site to a friend.

61% would stay here again.

 

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51% described Lakeside Caravan Park as Peaceful ?

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Would visit again 05/27/2019

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

    Friendly site manager, site in a good position but a very basic site.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets/showers drainage issues but fine! Could do with some mirrors!

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Good site as always, friendly owner. Refurbished toilet/tower block 05/26/2019

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

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

    Close to the lake, quiet

    Disliked: 

    None

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Anonymous user

Nice site good access to sea shops and pub friendly helpful guy runnin 05/23/2019

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

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

    Nice quite site

    Disliked: 

    Toilets still need completing along with access path

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Lovely place with very helpful staff, definitely will be back asap! 05/01/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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Lovely friendly site, good location, will be going back 04/30/2019

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

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

    Friendly welcome with helpful advice about things available in the local area, plenty of space between pitches, good location, plenty to do if you want and nice people.

    Disliked: 

    Newly fitted shower and toilet block looked great but not quite finished.

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Anonymous user

Great location overlooking lake and close to sea front 04/30/2019

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

    Lovely location overlooking lake and 2 mins walk from sea front. We had perfect weather and it was so peaceful. Friendly host.

    Disliked: 

    New toilet and shower facilities look good, not quite finished (fair enough) but could have been cleaned and toilet paper topped up more frequently (twice a day?)

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Excellent will be using regular 04/24/2019

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

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

    The place itself is amazing with a nice view over the lake

    Disliked: 

    The toilets were being refurbed but the manager and his wife worked hard to get them open and the new toilets are nice

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Anonymous user

Brightlingsea - lovely little town. Supermarket really near campsite and ... 04/24/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Brightlingsea - lovely little town. Supermarket really near campsite and several pubs nearby too. Nice view of beach huts and boating lake.

    Disliked: 

    Like the other recent reviews, we were under the impression that the refurbishment of the toilet and shower block was completed. Not so! The site should not be taking bookings until this was done. No working facilities at all and electric sockets hanging off the wall with children on site. What was there was disgusting and we were paying for the privilege!?!

    Once this is completed and associated fire safety regulations adhered to, this will be an amazing little site in a great little town. At the moment though, avoid staying here at all cost.

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Overpriced considering that the toilet/ shower block was not in use. 04/24/2019

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location

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Peaceful 04/23/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly

    Disliked: 

    When the facility’s are finished will be better

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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

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Essex, England, CO7 0HJ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.8085°N 1.0207°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 2.4 miles
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 2.5 miles
Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 0.3 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 0.4 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 13.9 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 21.5 miles

Directions


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

Brightlingsea lido and Western Promenade is half a mile away, as is the Brightlingsea ferry point, for trips to Mersea Island by foot ferry, and lunch cruises to Wivenhoe seven miles north near Colchester.

Leave yourself some time to amble around Wivenhoe before boarding the boat back to Brighlingsea: there's a park (painted by Constable) for strolls and handsome scenery, a sailing club, a well-regarded bookshop, and six pubs. The Crab & Winkle Gallery is at the railway station.

Across the Colne by ferry is Mersea Island, where people have lived since before toga times. It's been famed for its oysters since before Roman times too, so seek them out while here at the Company Shed or the West Mersea Oyster Bar, or at the Mersea Island Food, Drink & Leisure Festival every May.

Further afield, set off on an Essex nature hunt at Fingringhoe Wick nature reserve half an hour's drive away, or Colne Estuary National Nature Reserve within 45 just off Mersea. Also 45 minutes away and off Mersea, Cudmore Grove Country Park has meadows, grasslands and a sandy beach, together covering over 100 acres.

Must see

  • firstsite (7.5 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (7.6 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (6.6 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (10.4 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  noon

Lakeside Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Lakeside 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.

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

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

General
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.

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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