Brighton Caravan Club Site
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Having recently returned from a short 2 night stay at the Brighton site, we were very impressed with the organisation, attention to detail and cleanliness. The staff are clearly working extremely hard to maintain such high standards, along with providing a very friendly and happy site. We were made to feel very welcome, and always greeted with smiles and positivity whether in reception or around the site. We would particularly like to thank Kim and Helen who went out of their way to help answer any questions, and provide advice and suggestions, always with a smile and with good humour! Great location for Brighton seafront and bike rides along the promenade into Hove. We also came across a newly renamed/refurbished local pub, The Curzon on Rock Street (recommended by a local) which was only about a 10/15 minute walk from the site which served good food (big portions!) and beer, nothing pretentious, and gave a warm welcome so would recommend that. If there was any criticism, it was that there was too much cheese on the pizza my husband ate! We were very impressed with the site and would definitely return for a longer stay. Thank you for making our stay such a positive experience, especially in such challenging and uncertain times
When I used the site earlier this year I was more than disappointed. Whist some of my earlier criticism remains valid, our experience this time was much improved. Firstly, the staff seem to have done away with their policy of closing the office all morning, so that's good. Also, the site seems to have been given something of a cosmetic makeover, the road markings have been repainted, the grass trimmed and the leaves cleared away. The staff also seemed more sociable, perhaps because they had just had four weeks of lock-down without any hassle. There are still caravans parked on the road outside despite parking restrictions being in place, but overall this was an entirely satisfactory stay. One final point though, does the 5mph speed limit not apply to site staff using the little electric buggy?
Great for location to Brighton. But do think expensive. People who park on the road come in and use the facilities( shower/toilets). Road was empty when we visited in the week in Oct. It’s good that people with vans can empty and refill with water. Not sure how much that costs. Saw one young chap in his van. Good walks from site and cycle into Brighton or along coast the other way. We go as we like to visit Brighton usually a couple times in a year. Usual facilities and quality of C&MC big sites.
The site is well placed for visit to Brighton with good bus connection. Its clean and the staff are always very friendly, however some who use the site clearly cannot understand the 5 mph speed limits. We were on a pitch just opposite the first toilet block and many cars going past seemed to think they are on a normal road, travelling at least 30 mph. What is the rush!!!??? This needs to be enforced as while I don’t have a young child or dog its really annoying and can be dangerous, particularly in the awful weather we had this weekend.
This site is extremely convenient if you want to visit Brighton, and it is a well laid out site as per most Caravan Club locations. Beyond that it doesn't have much going for it. Firstly, many of the pitches are laid on something close to concrete and, despite being classed as awning pitches, it's only possible to get pegs in the ground if you come equipped with a hammer drill. Secondly, for some reason it has been decided to close the office between 1000 and 1300 hours (although I think this has now changed to 1200), resulting a long queue of vehicles waiting to get in. The lane approaching the site is once again occupied by an assortment of motorhomes, caravans with number plates removed etc being used as living accommodation, despite there being parking restrictions which clearly are not enforced. And try getting in and out of the site with a large outfit when football is being played in the park and you are going to struggle. The site accepts non-members so there is no control over who stays there, and there is nothing to stop a group of rowdy yobs using the camping pods for a boozy party weekend as happened while we were there. Now let's get on to dog owners - am I the only person who takes any regard of the section in the Club book that says "do not allow your dog to urinate or mess anywhere on the site"? There is a huge field right outside the gate yet most people seem to think it is OK to let their dogs use any part of the site as a toilet. I had one woman allow her dog to pee on the grass outside my awning and another who allowed her dog to poo right in front of my caravan. It's time the Club got to grips with this. And finally, despite being given a COVID leaflet asking people to keep their distance and not cut across other people's pitches, people are too lazy to stick to the paths and walked right in front of my awning just to cut a corner off, including one of the staff employed to clean the Airstreams. I will probably suffer this site again because it is convenient for Brighton where I have family but were that not the case I would give it a wide berth.
There’s no doubt this site is great for visits to Brighton, although within a short walk to the beach my personal opinion is it’s not ideally suited to families, it has a mature feel, although there is plenty of space immediately outside the site for ball games. The access road does have some pot holes which look to be marked for repair, but note this is very dark with virtually no street lighting after daylight has ceased. There’s a decent Co-Op (Whitehawk Road) & Asda (Marina) for supplies. You can catch a bus from Whitehawk Road/Co-Op straight through the town centre (Pier or Pavillion) all the way to Portslade/Shoreham. Uber taxis are the easiest method if you have the App for travelling about. But then if you bring your cycles there are routes both ways, East - the under cliff route to Rottingdean & beyond or West - all the way along the see front passing the Western Esplanade close onto South Basin Road, stopping at Carats Cafe for refreshments. The site itself is clean, tidy all in line with the clubs standards & the wardens were attentive & friendly.
Grounds require some maintenance (ie: grass cutting/weeding). The site is very popular with dog walkers who continually excercise their dogs on site despite the fact there is a large open grass area adjacent to site. One warden actually allowed his dog to urinate against the motorhome water point & then allowed the dog to defecate on a grass area immediately outside a campervan, this is not a good example, having been a dog owner most of my life I always made an effort to excercise my dog in appropriate places. Despite this I have enjoyed my visit.
Just got back from here, our 5th visit. In our opinion it is ideal for a shortish visit. The site is clean and spacious, the facilities are fine, if looking slightly worn. The area is great for recreational cycling and probably good if you are energetic too ! The marina is nice to have a walk around (plus there is an Asda there) or you can walk into Brighton (30 to 40 mins) or catch the Volks railway in, though in the current climate its worth a miss at the weekend or evening due to people having little in the way of brains when it comes to social distancing. If you want a sandy beach you have to travel miles. Really impressed with the site and its attitude to Covid never had to queue, so why was it so different at Trewethletts ?? The wardens were great and responded fantastically when there was an issue caused by a local water leak. All in all a very enjoyable visit once again.
Having read some of the previous reviews, we were a little worried - however we needn’t have been!! No issues upon arriving and certainly no sign of the so-called immigrants’ on the road in. Pitches very spacious and surrounding areas kept clean and tidy. Band system worked well in the toilet and shower block 👍 Great location for exploring Brighton and the surrounding area. Wardens very helpful and chatty 👍👍 Will definitely be returning again Thanks Justine & Kirsty
Just enjoyed 10 days at the Brighton site and to be honest, some of the recent reviews posted here bear no resemblance to what we experienced. The wardens were extremely pleasant throughout our stay and could not have done more to help us when we had to have a replacement water pump sent to us at the site..... they even delivered it to the pitch for us! The showers and toilets were kept extremely clean throughout our stay and the adherence to Covid regs was exceptional. I would have no hesitation about staying here again, simply because of the team working there..... thanks, and well done !