Golden Cap Holiday Park - Seatown

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Address

Address

Mill Ln, Seatown, Bridport DT6 6JX
goldencapholidaypark.co.uk

+44 1308 422139

Reviews

Reviews

4.3

Based on 60 reviews.

 

Agregated reviews (60) Golden Cap Holiday Park - Seatown

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Lovely site with beautiful views of the bay and the cliffs on either side. The facilities were clean and the site shop was well stocked with the basics at reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend the shop's pizzas and this is a nice touch.
There is a pretty pebble beach with a small stream running across it to the sea which is an ideal area for young children to splash about. The Anchor pub that is next to the beach is gorgeous. It is a bit more expensive that some pubs but the food is very tasty and fresh and well worth paying a bit more for.
The access road to the site is very narrow but there is a back lane leading from the site to the village that is quieter and ideal for walking into the village. We found it just as easy to walk 15 minutes (probably 10 minutes without children) into Chideock along this path and catch a bus rather than have the hassle of trying to park when out and about. (The local bus company do a family weekly pass that makes it a bit cheaper. If you get the grumpy driver that says they don't, stick to your guns and insist!).
The coastal walks stretch in either direction and West Bay and Charmouth are good places to head to (about 4 miles in either direction) and have good places to explore, relax and refresh yourselves. Sturdy footwear is necessary though as some parts of the paths are steep. Would definitely recommend a trip to Lyme Regis. It can be walked on the coastal path but the path has a diversion after Charmouth and most of the walk is next to the road so would definitely recommend taking the bus as parking is limited.
We stayed for a week and could have stayed longer if the weather had not been so soggy. We would definitely recommend this site and area and will definitely be back. It is truly lovely.

4 by Review source

On 20th June 17 we booked for 3 days at this site at a cost of £90.45 for 6th July. At the time of the booking I spoke at length about the procedure for changing the date if we had to. The reason for this is because my husband has a serious medical problem and can sometimes have problems for which he needs immediate treatment. The person on the phone said there would be no problem with this but we would have to pay £25 to change the date. At no time did she give any cancellation time frame. My husband was taken poorly on the day we were to arrive and his GP advised him not to travel. I have now been told that I should have read the confirmation print details which states that we have to give 21 days notice or lose our money. I did not read the print as I took her word for it. I am appalled with their inflexibility, especially given the circumstances and was told that I should contact my insurance company to make a claim. Unfortunately its difficult to get travel insurance for cancer patients. One other thing one should consider before booking, you cannot get onto this site until 3pm (half the day gone). The reason for this is because they allow people to pay to stay on until 3pm at an extra cost. This was also not mentioned at the time of the booking. You may say silly me for not reading the booking details but please think carefully before booking this site which sole purpose is making as much money from you as possible, and ensure you read every word of the two page booking form. I would also point out that this is the first time we have ever met such inflexibility and it is the last time we will book through an agency we shall always book directly with the camp site.

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If you are planning to go here in a motorhome be aware. Majority of the gravel and grass pitches slope considerably both front to back and sideways. The gravel is very deep straight onto mud. We got stuck a couple of times and really struggled to reverse onto our ramps. The motorhome service point is to be honest totally useless and I did not see one person use this. The manager Phil is aware of the issues but the owners West Dorset Leisure Holidays simply state people have used the pitches for years. We saw at least 5 motorhomes all struggle to get on a pitch and several moved, including us, as better pitches became available but this was still far from ideal. The site is at the end of a very narrow road and the bushes have left scratch marks on all our side windows. Going out in the van was not enjoyable. The site is in a loverly place. There are about 11 proper hard standings with a concrete slab these are the only pitches I would say are suitable for a motorhome. The owners WDLH need to make it clear on their website that these pitches slope and about the narrow access road.

1 by Review source

Nice Park, great for walking & rugged coastal scenery on the Jurassic Coast. We woke every morning to the sound of the waves crashing on to the beach. The park is ideal for people who want something more natural and for Camping with some comforts around you. It is also a great Dark Park at night - we've were looking forward to seeing the night sky from there as we'd heard alot about it & I can confirm we'd never seen stars as bright as you can from Golden Cap or the Milky Way etc, stunning!! Although there was some challenging weather during our visit we thoroughly enjoyed our few days days away at Golden Cap and would highly recommend this park to anyone seeking a similar kind of break! PS there's also an excellent pub about a hundred yards walk from the park entrance called The Anchor Seatown, which serves great local cask Ales and fantastic food!

5 by Simon Whitelock Review source

Expensive for what you get.

One small play area with small slide, climbing frame and one tyre swing. The other play area described on the web site is just a field with some picnic benches. There is NO play equipment.

The fishing is well laid out but NO ONE I spoke to caught anything and although the web site says it is free they wanted £4.50 per day or part day even for kids.

There is one small pub near by and the beach is nice and clean, but apart from that not a lot.

The hard standings are just gravel patches in the grass which means you have to drive across the grass to get to them. This may be an issue for large vans - we slipped and slid trying to get out. Some of the gravel pitches were so soft we even sank in the gravel.

It does not live up to the cost by a long way.

2 by Review source

Location and lack of noise at night were the only plusses for this site. On arrival we we told which pitches we could choose from only to find that all of these were already in use. The uninterested receptionist then told us to 'just pitch anywhere then'. Site facilities were of low quality. Water at communal dish washing facilities was barely warm and cold if showers were in use and the showers had no power. Men's toilet facilities were constantly wet and dirty. There were 14 of us in our group and the only site we could pitch up together was on a fairly steep slope meaning the kids ended up rolling off their beds at night. We certainly won't be visiting this site again.

2 by Review source

I would like to wish a personal thank you to Christine and all the staff at Golden Cap Holiday Park for all their help and kindness shown to myself and my young son on our first walking holiday together. They turned what could have been a disaster into a triumph. Golden Cap Holiday Park is situated in a perfect location, ideal for walks along the Coastal Path and for days out along the Jurassic Coast and for exploring the wonderful county of Dorset. We look forward to going back on holiday there soon and thanks to everyone for their exceptional hospitality and for making our stay memorable and outstanding.

5 by Review source

Beautiful area, great for dog walking and accessible but you need a radar key to open the gate for mobility scooter access - would be very difficult for wheelchair users but mobility scooters are fine. great view in winter when the trees are bare but you wouldn't be able to see through them in summer! It was very difficult to find as there are absolutely no signs to it - we drove past 3 times looking for the entrance! Use Google maps on your phone not sat nav! !

5 by Review source

We stayed during the start of high season, camping in the Big Berries field. The park facilities were clean but a little tired looking and quite basic. There is a new shower block planned for 2017 that should improve things. The views of the local area are stunning and offer great walks if you can make it up the hills. The beach is pebble and quite difficult to walk on but typical of the Jurassic coast and we did find a couple fossils while exploring.

4 by John Blackmore Review source

Toilet and shower blocks in urgent need of refurbishment and investment fine 15 years ago, whilst I understand that the park is moving to Statics and lodges there is still a large element of Caravans & Motorhomes and Campers who are paying full rate for their pitch and would like modern facilities. Staff very nice and friendly. Great location and walks.

3 by Review source

Lovely site to camp. It was my 6 year olds first camp and he loved it. I was really impressed with the toilet and shower facilities. Lovely, clean and well designed. Plenty to do near by without the need to drive. Ideal for people that like walking as there are cliffs pretty much on site. Pebble beach just at the front entrance.
We would visit again.

5 by Tanya Wadeson Review source

A lovely campsite very clean and well looked after. I had a lovely time, it is great for people how like Walking. Also if you have a dog this is a good site for you. I don't own a dog but found that although there were many Dogs on site it did not cause me any problems. I recommend this campsite.

5 by Review source

fantastic place to stay at. clean facilities with well manicured lawns, helpful staff with small well stocked shop. we stopped on the touring part of the site but static homes and pods available. close to beach , wonderful scenery and cannot wait to be back there. a credit to the people that run it

5 by Review source

Enjoyed a great 3 days break in our camper van last week. The site facilities are excellent with plenty of space in showers to change and dry off, good washing up facilities and a great location - easy walk to local pub, with food, and great walks in either direction for us and our dog.

4 by Review source

Lovely Seaside location, Competatively priced during the low season.

Most of the touring pitches are too sloping making it very difficult to level the caravan. The valves in the showers are very frustrating, only flowing for a few seconds each time they are pushed.

4 by John Redhead Review source

Amazing staff here, we visited in November and the heating broke down in our cabin. Staff soon sorted electrical heating and the engineer was round first thing next day. Only 4 stars due to the Pizza delivery service now being availabe, depite assurances that it was.

4 by Review source

We have camped in the 'Big Berries' field twice now, two years between first and last visit. We love the site as a base for days out in Dorset. Charmouth is close (5 mins by car) if you want to hunt fossils. and other great sites are close by as well.

5 by Neil Graham Review source

Not a bad little site in a remarkably pretty area! Shop and pitches are reasonably priced and you're right on the start of the jurassic coastal walk! Would recommend for a quiet, cheap and healthy weekend away :)

4 by J Personal Review source

What a fabulous place! Beautifully maintained site and facilities, friendly staff, fantastic location. Will definitely return, and will recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a great week!

5 by Review source

Lovely Tent site, hot showers anytime of the day and close to the beach. With a short walk into Chideock there is access to The George Inn for a nice pint of local beers. We go back every year.

4 by Review source

Excellent location – very close to the sea. We stayed in one of the static vans. This had a lovely view of the sea, it was a generous size and well maintained. Site staff are very friendly,

5 by Review source

Although at the end of the busy season the shower block facilities were always spotless. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. A good base for walking on the Jurassic Coast.

4 by Review source

Lyme Bay Lodge is fantastic. Brand new and all the accommodation a family of four needed for a week. Three bedrooms. Great view... possibly the best of the lodges. Would recommend.

5 by Clayton S Review source

We had a lovely few days in two of the spotlessly clean and well equipped static caravans. Views were stunning, staff friendly and the location is great. We hope to go back soon.

5 by Review source

Spring early easter break. Enjoyed very much. Pet friendly accommodation short walk from the beach. Very quiet site at the time. Has a small shop & The Anchor Inn is nearby.

4 by Sharon Lum Review source

Really lovely camping trip at Golden Cap. Fantastic site, perfect location next to the beach with beautiful coastal walks on the doorstep. Would definitely recommend to others.

5 by Review source

Great location, ideal for walking the coastal path. Fish & Chip van visits Saturday evening, saved cooking in the campervan after a hard day walking.

4 by Christopher McAuley Review source

Its s great place. Nice hills to walk up and run down. Shame about the beach being peoples but still s nice place. Its a good place to walk your dog

4 by Review source

Lovely site only marred by poor internet service (which you have to pay for) and certain members of staff who are extremely rude to guests.

4 by Rosemary Mackey Review source

Site is nice, well positioned for beach, bad points are pitches aren't level and drainage is poor as it floods easily when it rains.

3 by Robert Taylor Review source

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