Hillhead Caravan Club Site

Hillhead, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0HH

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

The Bar will be open from Saturday 25th July from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, six days per week (closed on Mondays). There is limited seating and table service only. Takeaway will be open between 5:00pm to 8:00pm (closed on Mondays).

Please Note: The swimming pool will be closed for the remainder of 2020. We thank you in advance for your support and patience.

Set in 22 acres of Devon countryside and close to the beach, Hillhead Club Site offers some of the finest facilities in the network. As well as this, the caravan site is set in a fantastic location with a large number of pitches offering stunning views of the sea and surrounding coastlines. There is plenty of entertainment for both the young and old with an outdoor heated swimming pool and children's pool (late May), playground, play area and an indoor complex housing a games room, shop, bar, restaurant and takeaway service for all the conveniences you could want. Hillhead Club Site also hosts a varied selection of evening entertainment and themed events, especially during peak season.

For those wanting to explore further afield there are miles of sandy beaches, an 18-hole golf course, pitch and putt, tennis, fishing, sailing, steam railway trips and a zoo, all within easy reach. If you fancy a spot of shopping, the busy town of Brixham is less than two miles away, Paignton and Torquay are nearby and the ferry across to the pretty harbour of Dartmouth is only a 5 minute drive from the site. For walkers, a lovely stroll along the cliffs takes you to down to sandy beach at Broadsands.

The site received a fantastic new playground as well as improvements to the pavements around the covered courtyard area near the entertainment complex as part of a recent refurbishment.

Things to do on site ...

  • Entertainment complex
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Paddling pool
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Bar
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

From the site entrance a 2-mile walk will bring you to the beach, where you can join the coastal path.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

There is a well stocked shop and off licence on site. The closest supermarkets are Asda (MH access), Aldi and Morrisons in Paignton (4 miles).

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Directions

From North on A380: foll signposts Paignton, Brixham. In 4.5 miles at traffic lights continue onto A3022 (signposted Brixham). In 2 miles at traffic lights turn right onto A379 (signposted Dartmouth, Brixham). In 0.75 mile (just past Churston Golf Course and immediately past Ford garage) turn right onto A379 (signposted Dartmouth, Kingswear). In 2 miles at mini roundabout turn right and immediately fork left onto B3205 (signposted Kingswear, Dartmouth via Lower Ferry). The Site entrance is 2nd on the left within 0.25 miles (please note: Penn Hill is access only and there is no space for turning).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TQ5 0HH
GPS:
Lat 50.369847 / Lon -3.544771
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OS field ref:
SX904534
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Brixham, Kingswear and Paignton
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Brixham
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Paignton
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

ENTERTAINMENT

We have a great line up of entertainers throughout the summer months, take a look at the entertainment schedule to see who is performing during your stay.

SHOP

The shop sells a wide range of daily papers, milk, bread, fresh dairy products, groceries, Ice creams, Toiletries and an extensive choice of Caravan and camping spares and accessories.

SWIMMING POOL

A lifeguard will be on duty when the pool is in operation. The pool normally will be open from 10:00 - 18:00. Please check with the wardens on site for exact opening times when you arrive on site. It may be necessary to run timed session at busy periods.

Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

BAR

On Christmas Day and New Years Eve, the complex is restricted to ticket holders only. 

RESTAURANT

On Christmas Day and New Years Eve, the complex is restricted to ticket holders only.

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Super staff....VERY busy site

Firstly....the staff are super. Highly professional and they have a great deal to cope with at this time of restrictions and in a site of around 250 pitches .... Most campers abided by the rules but some sadly didn't. I would echo the review regarding the need to train some people to use a loo brush... and the need for some to slow down when driving on site. Access is very good for a Devon site but being outside of any major town could be problematic to those without transport....we did see campers standing waiting for already full buses! Walking the route to the Mansands Beach is VERY tricky unless fully fit and excellent walking footwear.... That said there are NT car parks nearer the beach and fabulous coastal path. Colton Fishacre and Greenway are local NT properties that deserve a visit. Brixham was overcrowded but Dartmouth was a much better place to enjoy. Paignton was awful but Torquay much nicer especially in the evening when day visitors had left. Parking charges in towns we thought were excessive but these places need revenue.
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A lovely surprise

After having to cancel our long awaited holiday in the South of France we were disappointed that we could not go. We booked this site in Devon but had no idea what to expect. On arriving we were met by very friendly and welcoming wardens. They stayed upbeat and friendly throughout our visit and worked hard to keep the site immaculate. Nothing was too much trouble. For the first week of our stay we were accompanied by our little 4 year old grandson and stayed on a service pitch at the bottom of the site just before you turn up towards the shop/club etc. We did raise concerns with the wardens regarding the speed of traffic at this point and the need for speed bump and signage. They said that we are not the first member to raise concerns about this. On a positive note we were booked on a non service pitch for the remainder of our stay and had a wonderful stay here.the COVID measures in place were excellent and we'll thought out and made us feel safe at all times. The womens facilities were clean at all times as you would expect, however the men's facilites were often left in a disgusting state by members! Can I suggest that members respect the facilities and adopt a flush brush flush check before leaving a loo. It also is not fair on wardens having to clean facilities when left in this state. Beautiful views from many pitched, stunning area with loads to do. Excellent shop and bar again with friendly helpful staff. Excellent playground and fog walk. A real gem and a lovely surprise. We will be revisiting again.

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Lovely site. Some issues.

Overall, we have been disappointed with this site. Hillhead is in a beautiful area with gorgeous scenery. Used as base, then you have easy access to the coast, with a number of car parks if you aren't too energetic. We recommend visits to Kingswear, the Daymark Tower, that can be seen from the site, and if you get one of the regular ferries across the Dart, a trip to Dartmouth, Slapton Sands and especially Start Point. It will cost you £3.50 to park, but on a wild day its utterly jaw dropping and atmospheric. The site itself is large, but also very compact, and some of the pitches at the bottom are ridiculously small. So small, that A frames are almost jutting into the road, and separate car parking is required away from the pitch. This is evidenced by fact that as people on better pitches left the site at the end of their stay, those in the cheap seats dived into reserve them with equipment, before moving their caravans or motorhomes. Other pitches are in small dead end roads,which are difficult to manouvre in and out of. We were lucky, and had a spacious grass pitch at the top and are very happy with it, but would estimate that about 20% of the pitches are poor, and would feel short changed had we ended up on one of these. The wardens work hard,but I get the feeling that they are under staffed.The waste bins and recycling bins were frequently over flowing. On a particular windy day, the recycling bins near us were so full the top blew open, scattering rubbish around the area. When emptied, the over flow wasn't picked up, so we did this ourselves. As I type, the rubbish has just been emptied, but not the recycling, which is again over flowing. The wristband system here isn't working as well as on other sites.The documents given to you on arrival state clearly that you will given a wristband which will have your pitch number on, but the ones given to us were blank. The first time I used mine, it was clear that this was an issue, as a man came out of the shower block, said he couldn't remember which was his,took the nearest band and said 'that one will do'. All the other bands were blank also The next morning, I reported this to reception where one female warden told me that they didn't have space to store the bands and besides, writing numbers on them was too time consuming! She gave me 2 bands with obscure numbers on them, so that we could differentiate them from others. We took these back, and scrubbed off the numbers with biro, and wrote our own on. Must have taken all of 10 seconds! The female warden concerned also booked us in when we arrived. In 5 years with the club she is the most abrupt I have encountered, and completely unaproachable. As on many other sites, speeding vehicles are an issue. With so many pitches surrounded by hedges and close to the road, the chances of a child darting out in front of a vehicle is a high, especially by the tents.
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All the things we like about a club site but with a more relaxed vibe

We love south Devon but this was our first time at Hillhead. It's beautiful site and we managed to find a pitch in an area with good views to the sea. It was a pleasant space to spend time, and the coast walks to Brixham and to Kingswear whilst moderately challenging are a real delight...and you can get the bus back from either place! We brought our kayaks - the Dart is tricky to access from Kingswear and Dartmouth, but there's good access to the sea at Paignton and to the Salcombe harbour area from North Sands beach at Salcombe.
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Top of the hill!

We were at the site at the beginning of August. This is a lovely site with good views from some of the pitches. It is large with good facilities - reminded us of the European sites, with a well-stocked shop on site (small supermarket style) and a pool - unfortunately this was not available due to the current Covid-19 measures. The name of the site indicates it's position and it is a hilly walk to anywhere away from the site, so be mindful of that if you are wanting to walk- having said that, the bus stops just outside the site entrance in both directions. We went to Brixham and then stayed on the return bus to go right through to Kingswear - not expensive to travel and both places were nice to visit - nothing much at Kingswear as a place, but this is where you can get the foot-ferry (£1.50 per person and a lovely short ride) across to Dartmouth - which was lovely to visit. Brixham is a little tired but reminded me of Padstow with the boats in the harbour and the eating places around. We ate at a fish restaurant right on the front and it was lovely (and I am very particular about eating in good places with fresh food). I was able to have 'moules frites!' how's that for a staycation! You can also walk to beautiful and remote Mansands beach from the site. But unless you are a keen walker, I would not recommend the route we took. If you have a car, see if you can get closer. If walking, turn right out of the site until you find the bridlepath on the right -follow this route as it goes down a steep hill - when you get to the bottom there are two routes to take - I would not recommend the middle path to anyone - it initially looks the best one as it is flat, but it was very muddy for a long stretch and you still had a steep hill to go up before going down again. Take the road ahead that leads directly up a hill - it then goes steeply down but this was the best route. Take food and water and a good seat - also footwear for in the sea as it is all rocky! It took 45 minutes to walk it but the weather was beautiful and we didn't rush. All in all a good 4 nights.
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Site information

Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.
 
Please Note: Swimming pools will not be open for the remainder of the 2020 season, guests will receive a discount on their pitch fees to compensate for this facility not being available (further information in FAQ's).
 
Only pay 5% VAT. You will save 12.5% on all published prices when you arrive and pay for your stay at site.