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Lakeside Caravan Park

6.6

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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.


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6.6

Overall rating based on 206 reviews

 

61% would recommend this park to a friend.

64% would stay here again.

  49% described as Peaceful ?

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Great location and friendly helpful owner. Worth a visit.09/17/2019

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    Location

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    Facilities. Vast improvement but could do with regular cleaning. A mop or squeegee would help.

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Lovely area to be around, buses ran frequently to other ...09/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely area to be around, buses ran frequently to other destinations, weather perfect.

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Been about 8 times excellent pitches. Steve is a nice helpfully guy.09/16/2019

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    Peacefull very friendly people. nice lots of local places to get to.

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    nothing

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The view09/10/2019

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    The view

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Anonymous user

Location, beautiful view of lake and beach huts. Shower/ toilet ...09/09/2019

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    Location, beautiful view of lake and beach huts.
    Shower/ toilet block alright for women

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    Men’s toilet/shower block needed a clean

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Anonymous user

Clean and tidy facilities and friendly staff09/05/2019

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    Very nice quiet site

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Take down from pitchup09/11/2019

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

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    The area around the site

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    The horrible manager who couldn't care a damm about the campsite and openly stated he didn't want campers there!!
    The filthy state of the site. Disabled facilities with a 6 inch step to get into.
    The fact the nothing was ever cleaned. While the manager walk around pretending to be helpful

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The site is very basic with adequate toilet facility's, where ...09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEric F.Confirmed

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    The site is very basic with adequate toilet facility's, where it scores is its location with easy walks to town and harbour and beach and open air swimming pool.

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Friendly welcome, great location09/08/2019

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    Friendly welcome, great location

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Small friendly site09/06/2019

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    Small friendly site

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    Toilets n showers discussing dirty people pitching up on two nights running after 9/9.30 pm then no toilet emptying facility so had to take full cassette home I’m disabled and toilets just to dirty to use gotta wait till next trip to empty !!!

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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Lakeside Caravan Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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 cancelations 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes 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.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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.

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

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

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

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