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Review: Hoburne Blue Anchor


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A lovely caravan park with ehu on all pitches. Tourers and motor homes accepted. Twin axels accepted. No tents allowed though.

We booked for 9 nights, but by the 6th night we decided we'd like to extend our stay. We landed up staying 14 nights and would certainly return.

 

It's a quiet site that had a mix of older couples and younger families (like ours!). The ablution facilities are immaculately clean, but they only have showers. No family/toddler wash/bath areas. Ablutions, dish washing, laundry and chemical disposal are all in a building central to the touring park.

A lovely adventure play kids area with lots of climbing, sliding, jumping, swinging etc. Only it is in a very shaded area that could do with some cutting back as it can be chilly in the shade.

 

A very nice indoor swimming pool with graduated depths from shallow (paddling) to about 1. 3m at its deepest. Even a nice "spa type" section on the far end where tired mums can relax in the bubbles while the kids swim. The water is actually nice & warm too. Some tables and chairs dotted around the pool for spectators.

 

Free wifi on site, obtainable via a login voucher from reception, and only accessible in the reception or shop areas.

Mobile reception at the van was ok, but no 3G signal in the area at all! Only GPRS.

 

The Nisa on site supermarket is fairly well stocked and reasonably priced, although we drove to Tesco's every few days for a bigger range (obviously).

 

There is a little 'rest' or traveller info centre inside the shop with tables & chairs. Plenty of books & magazines to borrow and/or swap, and plenty of leaflets & info on the local area.

 

The sea is literally across the road, but there are no sea views unless you walk up an embankment or are in a static caravan.

 

At high tide, lots of fishermen are doing their thing from the road side; and at low tide it's a beach. There are a lot of warning signs about the dangerous mud though and much local chitchat about how many people have been rescued from getting stuck - so don't venture out too far!

 

There's a nice little cafe next door outside of the entrance to the park. Although it closes at 5pm daily, but has a reasonable menu including burgers, ribs, fish & chips etc and a children's menu.

 

There is a mobile fish & chip van that does super f&c, prawns, scampi etc. however don't rely on them being there! Their leaflet says they're there Tues-Sun from noon til 8pm but in our 2 weeks they weren't there twice when we looked for them, and we also noticed them leaving not long after 7 on more than one occasion. Have a plan B for dinner!

 

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