Book and review 3,141 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Lakeside Caravan Park

6.8
View prices & book
From £25/€29.25/A$47.04/US$34.34/CA$43.46/CHF31.67/SEK296.56/DKK217.50/NOK294.81/ISK4,437/ARS3,382.87/CLP27,066/PEN141.25/NZ$48.48/ZAR501.92/PLN134.90/R$181.40/CZK742.19/RSD3,447/HUF10,412.27/RUB2,496.15/CN¥221.62 (for 1 night, 6 people)

Why not enter some details and get an accurate price?

Lakeside Caravan Park: Pitched up

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 in 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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

6.8

Overall rating based on 286 reviews

 

67% would recommend this site to a friend.

66% would stay here again.

  41% described as Peaceful ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Reset filters

Relaxing site water and ehu on your own pitch. Excellent stay.09/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaureen G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet site next to a lake. Clean facilities plenty of recycling and waste bins. Debbie was very helpful.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Nice level pitches , gravel and grass09/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomantony h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Amazing views , very easy to get to with american rv . Nice clean pitches toilets and showers . Staff were amazing polite helpful . Walking distance to shops and bus and trains to clacton or Colchester

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Level serviced pitches, friendly staff 2 minutes walk into town.09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Hard standing and locality of the site

    Disliked: 

    Toilet and shower block,(dated)

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Not worth the money09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJacqueline B.Confirmed

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Everything
    Paid £180 for 6 nights but wanted to leave before we parked up. Just a field with loads of gravel hardstanding. Overlooked by houses, very overgrown grass. No security, anyone could drive or walk in and out the gap in the wire fence. No lighting at night, no hot water to wash up, very slapdash finish in toilet block. Two cubicles out of action in ladies toilet, five rubbish skips outside ladies toilet. Board on wall saying guest wifi which was not available. No covid precautions eg sanitiser or requests for masks to be worn. When we complained to the manager were told as its a work in progress to expect not everything to be finished. For that money would expect everything to be up to standard which it wasn't. Very disappointed, could be nice.

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Very good09/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very good

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Dirty showers and toilets - no security - too expensive09/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    All

Overall
2
Location
(No rating)
Value for money
(No rating)
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
(No rating)
Wifi
(No rating)

Friendly staff, good location for a short break09/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmy V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great pitch with a view across the pond leading to the beach , swimming Lido , play park, nature walk ,small marina and a stunning little lighthouse. Facilities are ok on site, shops, chip shop etc only a two minute walk away. Would definitely return for another short stay .

    Disliked: 

    The Wire fence between the site and public pathways needs attention, snipped in places for access out but quite dangerous especially for children and dogs . no hot water in the kitchen/washing up area.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Location09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaura D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location

    Disliked: 

    No wifi as advertised. No hand soap the whole duration of stay. No cleaner seen the whole time. Dirty facilities. No hot water to wash up with. No green space to allow any games to be played. A phone box is on site with smashed surrounding it. We have seen these on other campsites uses as libraries, lost property. Why leave it dangerous and an eye sore. Grass needed cutting.

Overall
4
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great location, lost to see and do. Lovely big pitches …09/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarmen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great location, lost to see and do. Lovely big pitches with water nearby.

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
(No rating)
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Location and local amenities09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Location and local amenities

    Disliked: 

    Slightly unkempt appearance of sight

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

[[ campsite.name ]]
This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • 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
Oaklands — 2.3 miles
Oaklands — 2.4 miles
Brightlingsea Road — 2.4 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's lido and Western Promenade are 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer
Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Lakeside Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lakeside Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lakeside Caravan Park? Brightlingsea's lido and Western Promenade are 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lakeside Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lakeside Caravan Park? From €29.22 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact lakeside-caravan-park-


Close

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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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.

Close