Camped here the last week of August - the site has potential to be fantastic if only there was a bit more care, maintenance and discrete but firm management by the site managers. The facilities were rather 'overworked' - one shower not working and very basic. Toilets could do with more frequent cleaning. Quite a bit of litter, one pile of dog mess near our tent took 2 days to be cleared. Shop very basic and seemed to have little in it but perhaps thats because its towards the end of the main camping season. Swimming pool cold but can live with that if the weather is good, though it did look like it could benefit from a deep clean and freshen up. We also had a few problems with young people running around late in the evening making a lot of noise - we had young children and were concerned about them waking. Also could smell dope being smoked - not great when you have young children. The site regulations said dogs should be on leads but this was not upheld and was I rather annoyed to see a dog wandering around the pool. Play area tired and starting to break.
With more active site management and some real investment could be a great site but at present wouldn't recommend it.
Suspiciously and I joke you not I did see an old UN truck leave on our last day - by then we had began to think that just possibly the UN had been sent to give aid to the campers!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ** UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ** Family run Beacon Hill Touring Park enjoys the beauty of 30 acres of partly wooded heathland, together with a wide selection of wildlife. We are a Conservation Award winning park in the stunning Dorset countryside, three miles west of Poole Town Centre, and just five miles from the best beaches Britain has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beacon Hill Touring Park Hotel Poole
- Beacon Hill Touring Park Poole, Dorset