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Harbour Lodge

9.1

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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.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 9 reviews

 

89% would recommend this park to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

 

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Gorgeous views, friendly host and so much to do within a walk!09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The stunning setting and friendly owner.

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Everything was lovely the place we pitched up was a …09/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMolly S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Everything was lovely the place we pitched up was a beautiful area and tony the owner was a delight and made us feel very welcome

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Exellent site but unfortunately the facilities was not good not toilet09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomhugo m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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From the manager...

Thanks for your positive review
We do state very clearly on website there is no onsite toilet but there are facilities very close to site
Thanks again

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Plenty of room for tent, safe parking space, lovely location.09/01/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    Really nice location, loads to do and beautiful surroundings!

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Excellent site, very friendly09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnicole z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Very friendly

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Very well organised owner of site ,always happy to help …08/31/2020

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

  • Primitive grass RV site
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    Very well organised owner of site ,always happy to help with a smile Lovely views across water with curve water sports as unlimited entertainment all day Lovely small site ,level ground Couldn’t ask for better

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    No dislikes

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Great site, great host.08/31/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful host. Location was a nice spot next to the lake.

    Disliked: 

    No onsite toilet, but that's understandable in the current climate.

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Only suitable for motor homes and camper and with toilet and shower.08/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake view, friendly owner, safe and secure, private space, only few pitches available, quiet at night.

    Disliked: 

    No sign posted, no toilet, no shower facilities.

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Really nice spot, right next to the lake and 2 …08/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRebecca G.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Really nice spot, right next to the lake and 2 minutes from the watersports centre. The owner gave us a lovely welcome and good advise on nearby attractions.
    Would recommend

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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

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

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

Public transportation nearby

Type

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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.7961°N 1.0656°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 0.6 miles
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 1.3 miles
Jaywick: Chester Holiday Park Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
Train stations
Clacton-on-Sea Rail Station — 3.8 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Weeley Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 1.9 miles
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 13.2 miles
Airports
London Southend Airport — 22.1 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

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 (9.5 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (9.6 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (10.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (8.6 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (11.4 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.

  • 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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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.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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

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

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

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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