Just got back from a weeks camping here, it was ok but I wasn't blown away. Before we went we had looked at their website and read the site rules which seemed very strict so we were looking forwards to a quiet week on a well behaved camp site, however despite all the rules it wasn't much different to most camp sites. Our neighbours were very noisy but hardly the kind of people you could reason with, thankfully they were out most of the day but they sure made their presence made each morning and evening. I didn't feel I should have to complain about them but rather the site staff should have had a word with them, however perhaps I am being unreasonable to expect them to make sure people are sticking to the riles rather than relying on people to make complaints?
The website said that large groups were not aloud however there was lots of large groups that were clearly all together and caused more noise than everyone else put together. It also promised total silence from 11pm till 8am and as much as it went quiet at 11pm it was mostly 6-7am when it started being too noisy to sleep, most mornings this was cause by the cleaning staff (albeit cleaning up the mess left by inconsiderate campers at the washing up sinks) but I don't think they needed to be cleaning at 6am?
Its quite a large site and unless you have booked a electric pitch (which we had) you can pick where you want to be and there are quiet fields but these are much further from the amenities. Although there are 2 toilet blocks they are right next to each other and I think a good improvement would be a small block up the top end.
we were closer to the older toilet block and had no issues with either, I preferred the showers in the newer block but there was nothing wrong with either and there was lots of hot water in both blocks. The site is generally quite sheltered and some parts have good sea views although it is further from the sea than we thought it would be. The pitches with electric are marked and I would say worth booking due to the guaranteed size of the pitch and your not going to get someone come and pitch too close to you.
The pool was heated, I specifically found the heating in let to try and keep warm as the pool was cold, we only managed to stay in for 20 minuets before it was too cold and we had to get out. The pool was another area no one seemed to stick to the rules, no bombing or diving but there was loads of kids doing both, one day someone came and blew a whistle and told all the kids to stop and get out if they didn't have an adult with them but this was the only time I saw this happen. Other than being cold busy and a bit unruly the pool area was good with showers toilets and sheltered areas, could just do with being manned and warmer!
The shop had most things you could need for a camping holiday and the bar although being quite expensive wasn't bad, again it was aimed at campers for all weather situations, don't expect the ritz or harrods. The shop isnt bad value but the bar is much more expensive, an example if 65p in the shop for a double decker 90p in the bar, yes I know they have staff and bills to pay but that is some mark up!
I used the site wifi a few days as there was virtually no phone signal on our pitch, the wifi its self was not bad, £1 for an hour or £3 for 24 hours and I was getting about 1mb/sec enough to use catch up tv or sky go without too much problems.
Over all a good base for exploring the local area, some of the site is sloped so best to make sure you pick your pitch wisely and like we noticed some people doing move if you can, especially if your neighbours are Neanderthals.
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- West Fleet Holiday Farm Campsite Weymouth, Dorset