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Harbour Lodge: Watersports opportunities nearby

General

  • Adults-only waterside site on the edge of a peaceful Essex village
  • A mile and a half from the coast; 25 minutes' drive from Colchester
  • Direct access to a lake; 10 minutes' walk from pubs and takeaways

Harbour Lodge is a quiet adults-only site located close to the gorgeous Essex coast. The pitches here are flat and grassy and look out onto a lake where you'll see various craft gently drifting by – a watersports centre is less than five minutes' stroll away if you fancy getting out for some paddling of your own.

St Osyth village centre is a 10-minute walk away: here there's a historic Grade I-listed priory, a bus stop, pub and a couple of takeaways. Other popular Essex spots like Clacton-on-Sea (10 minutes' drive) and Colchester (25 minutes) are within easy reach.

This site has no on-site toilet or shower facilities, so you'll need to bring your own but there's a handy wifi connection to make it easy to plan all your outings. Barbecues are allowed at Harbour Lodge, so head down to the water's edge and get grilling. Need to stock up beforehand? Head into St Osyth to make use of the nifty village store and local butcher's.

The nearest beach is pebbly but still a mighty fine spot to take in those Essex sea views. Nearby Jaywick beach (10 minutes' drive) is sandier; there's also an arcade.

Please note

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 5 consecutive nights.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Public toilets are available in the village (a 10-minute walk) or at the water park 200m away from the site.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 19 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  79% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Quiet, scenic location07/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet, scenic location

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Many thanks
Hope to see you soon
Regards Tony

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Excellent lakeside location, short walk into village with pubs, priory …07/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen W.Confirmed

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

    Excellent lakeside location, short walk into village with pubs, priory & shops.

    Disliked: 

    Basically we parked in the owner's garden. Water from tap on patio. Waste disposal down a manhole with broken cast-iron cover.
    Better facilities need to be installed.

From the manager...

Thanks for the review
This is a small pop up site that accommodates a limited amount of waterfront pitches
It clearly states on the website there are no toilet or shower facilities on site
On a couple of occasions when campers have been caught out and needed help with there waste yourselves included I have let them use a sewer drain on my property just to get them out of trouble but this was never stated as being an available facility on site
(just thought I was helping out)
Best regards Tony

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Fantastic lakeside location with friendly helpful owner. Recommended!06/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRob G.Confirmed

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

    Stayed for one night at Harbour Lodge. This is small site in Tony the site owners lakeside garden. All pitches are grass and there are no hook ups or WC. Water can be supplied if needed. The site is opposite a water sports centre but even though this was busy on a sunny Saturday any noises were not intrusive at all.
    The watersports centre closes around 6 so the evening was very peaceful and Harbour Lodge is a great place to sit outside and enjoy the views with a cold drink and something from the BBQ. The only sound at night was an owl hooting!
    St Osyth is very photogenic and there are some good walks to be had around the village and towards the estuary. There's a well stocked village shop within 5 minutes walk. There are pubs and takeaways nearby along with a cafe at the watersports centre.
    I had an OK signal on my mobile at the site and my DAB radio worked well.
    Tony the site owner is very friendly and gave me a call on the morning of my booking to provide directions and confirm when I would arrive. I recommend Harbour Lodge for anyone with a motorhome or camper who don't need a hookup or facilities. If I was staying for a few days the only thing I would like to have is a hookup but otherwise you have everything you need in a camper!

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Stayed three nights and loved it. Thanks Tony and Sam.06/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSian T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location. Literally right on bank of lake (all be it somones garden). Can put in kayak, body board etc straight from site. Walking distance to village pub, the lovely Dukes Cafe and beaches. Great entertainment watching the people ski and attack the obstacle course. Very quiet at night. Hosts Tony & Sam leave you alone to enjoy the view but are there if needed. A great find.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really.

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Beautiful spot over looking the river and water sports! Tony …06/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVicky M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful spot over looking the river and water sports! Tony and his wife were so lovely!! Really enjoyed our stay!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great pop up site. Short walk into village centre for pubs and food.06/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely location next to the water. The owner Tony was just brilliant, welcoming and helpful. Great walks from the site in each direction.

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Regards Tony

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it was a super cool chilled out place to stay …06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    it was a super cool chilled out place to stay !!!

    Would go back 100% and the weather was so nice which helped

    Disliked: 

    None

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Many thanks
Hope to see you soon !!

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Really nice owner…welcoming, friendly and helpful06/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely quiet spot with nice views of the water and countryside.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Many thanks 🙏
Hope to see you soon

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Great location & in walking distance to amenities06/01/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacie I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great location & friendly helpful owner

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great location water-sports & close to shops pubs & takeaways05/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacie I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location & owner

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 5 Point Clear Road, St Osyth, Essex, England, CO16 8EP
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7961°N 1.0656°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 1.0 kilometres
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 2.1 kilometres
Jaywick: Chester Holiday Park Coach Stop — 3.7 kilometres
Train stations
Clacton-on-Sea Rail Station — 6.1 kilometres
Great Bentley Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
Weeley Rail Station — 7.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 3.1 kilometres
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 3.1 kilometres
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 21.3 kilometres
Airports
London Southend Airport — 35.6 kilometres

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

Local attractions and activities include:

- Clacton seafront: 10 minutes' drive

- Brightlingsea Lido: 15 minutes

- Colchester Castle: 25 minutes

- Hamford Water National Nature Reserve: 30 minutes

- Harwich Redoubt Fort: 30 minutes

- Flatford Mill (National Trust property): 30 minutes

- Hylands House: 50 minutes

- Osea Island: an hour.

Must see

  • firstsite (15.2 kilometres)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (15.4 kilometres)
  • Colchester Zoo (17.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (13.9 kilometres)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (18.3 kilometres)

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:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Harbour Lodge cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Harbour Lodge have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Harbour Lodge dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Harbour Lodge? Local attractions and activities include: - Clacton seafront: 10 minutes' drive - Brightlingsea Lido: 15 minutes - Colchester Castle: 25 minutes - Hamford Water National Nature Reserve: 30 minutes - Harwich Redoubt … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Harbour Lodge?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Harbour Lodge? From $59.14 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 5 consecutive nights.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Additional terms

Public toilets are available in the village (a 10-minute walk) or at the water park 200m away from the site.

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