Cayton Village Club Site

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A pleasant surprise.

I recently stayed at the Cayton site for three nights during the half term break along with my 14 year old son. I was not sure what to expect after reading the mixed reviews. My feelings about the site are as follows and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised and I felt that I had a nicer experience than at other sites. Yes, the site facilities do need a degree of upgrading but in their present state they are still much better than a lot of other sites. The previous weekend I had stayed at a privately run touring caravan park in North Wales and it most certainly need an upgrade....it was grim. Maybe some members should have an occasional reality check to see what other facilities are like. As I have said, I really liked and enjoyed our stay. The pitch that we had was delightful. It was quiet, private and just generally a nice place to be. The trees and hedges around the site add to the pleasant feel. The showers etc are not as bad as some make out. Yes, they may have 1990’s tiles but they were spotless and worked efficiently. I seen nothing wrong with them personally and if a push button shower button upsets you, then maybe caravanning is not for you. The staff on the site were lovely. Possibly the friendliest that I have come across. I had a long conversation with one of the staff members and was told about the upcoming improvements. My big dread would be that the site is changed and ‘so called improved’ and end up like the Tewkesbury site which had been, in my opinion, absolutely ruined. Tewkesbury was once a nice site but now feels like a council run caravan storage facility. Hopefully this will not have to the Cayton site and the endearing characteristics of the site are allowed to maintain. Yes, improve the taps and toilets but please don’t overdo the decimation of the natural features of the site and have kerbs and tarmac everywhere. I hope to make many return visits if the site is not ruined by modernisation.

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Not the usual standard.

This site is not yet up to the usual Club standard as the Club acknowledges, hence the proposals to close at the end of the year for major refurbishment. That said the facilities were just about adequate during our stay over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. I feel the site should be charging reduced fees for 2019 to reflect this lower standard and although full, one wonders how many members feel they got full value for money and how many will return? The full scale of the proposed refurbishment has not been announced to members but suffice it to say a lot of work is required not only to replace the toilet facilities but to improve the overall layout of pitches that can be best described as cramped and higgledy-piggledy. The site is in a good location with all the coastal attractions of Scarborough and Filey at fairly close quarters and will no doubt become a firm favourite when it re-opens after refurbishment. Until then I won’t be returning and don’t recommend it.
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Bank holiday..May 2019

We initially booked in on "super pitch" for 3 nights and later booked an extra night. The site was very nice although the facilities were less than usual for a MCC site. We knew that as MCC website tells you so. Staff were friendly. One gripe is that toilets/shower closed for cleaning at 9.45 which is too early. One of the bad habits which must be in the MCC staff manual is that timings of closures, shop openings etc are are for benefit of staff NOT customers. Bonus of easy bus connections to Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington (bus stop at gate) Pitch prices were bit high but seemed fair for bank holiday weekend. It think after MCC upgrade it will be a star in their heavens !! As long as prices don't go astronomical too! Motorhomers from Cumbria
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Over price and not up to club standards

We booked this site at the last minute, could not find anything else over bank holiday weekend. It was bit expensive but it was for a service pitch - or what was called a service pitch - tap and waste drain. Otherss review said about free wifi, we did not get that with our service pitch. Had alot better on private sites and alot cheaper ! When we checked in we where informed that they had allocated us a pitch and if we did not like it then tough ! Bins where over flowing, looked like not been emptied all weekend. Toilet block very dated and in need of a very deep clean, on leaving popped into toilet block next to reception and sink in first toilet was covered in what looked like poo - how it got there god knows. Chemical waste - had to walk half way round the site to find one, and not much fun with toilet waste in hand. Lovely village short wall away, Had Sunday Lunch at The Star - Very good, and excellent beer. The farrier was alot classier and the price of a pint reflected that. Turning right away from the village lovely Dog Friendly beach, snack shack on way down, selling ice creams tea and coffee The road around site very dusty, and full of pot holes and club 6 meter rule does not come into it, hopefully something that will be changed in the redevelopment of the site. Wardens not as attentive as other sites Overall, we do not feel that CAMC should be charging the current rates on a site that does not provide anywhere near the circuit minimum standard, so it is very over-priced, dated and in need of deep clean.

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Great site and will be even better in 2020

This is a big site by Caravan Club standards. We stayed in the Laurels section and had a super pitch. A bit more expensive than average but a nice pitch with all facilities nearby so worth the extra for us. Wi-Fi included but fairly slow. Site upgrade planned for late 2019 so I'd expect it to be even better in 2020. We tried a few local pubs / restaurant while we were here. Star Inn is a fairly run of the mill pub. Didn't eat there and left after one drink. The Farrier is a class apart. Beautiful decor and furnishings with excellent food and good service. As they saying goes - you get what you pay for.
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Another Gem of a site, so glad we live near.

We are currently on the newly acquired club site at Cayton Bay, on the East coast of Yorkshire. This will be a cracking site when they update and upgrade it. But it’s lovely as it is to be honest and wouldn’t hesitate in coming back even before the site is updated. The wardens are lovely helpful people, they operate a small shop for the odd items you may need, the site is literally about two hundred yards from the town where there are local dog friendly pubs chip shop and a few small general shops. A superstore outlet is about 2 miles away where there’s a Morrison’s and McDonald’s etc. There’s two secure dog walks around the site, the pitches are of various sizes and are mostly separated by small hedges and shrubs etc at the moment a lot have their own water outlet, ehh and drain, the beach is a 20/30 minute walk away and is dog friendly. There’s a bus stop outside the site with a service along the coastal area every thirty minutes. If everybody keeps their speed down to 5mph on the site the road dust is not a problem however the site will be having new tarmac roads when updated. The shower and toilet blocks which I think there are three are spotlessly clean and quite acceptable. Hope this is of use if your hesitant about this site, don’t be its lovely, as far as it being (evidently) over priced, with the club sites you know you are booking on a site that has to meet certain criteria etc although a little give and take should be applied until the refit, simples.😊
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Enjoyed our stay.

Chose this site because it was on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire. We had read the reviews but still booked. We knew the toilet blocks needed a refit and we knew it was a bit expensive but we have no regrets. It's a nice area and we enjoyed our stay. Well done to the friendly wardens who do everything under their control to keep the site running smoothly. Now if only those using the site could understand that the speed limit is 5mph!
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Over-priced and in dire need of refit

We stayed for 3 nights in May. Club site directions need a review as entry/exit from A64 is not as described - we had no issues as we had researched the route in advance of our travel but anyone using the club directions only would struggle - there is no mention of Dunslow Road or going through the Industrial Estate. The location offers plenty - 2 village pubs, 3 convenience stores open 7 days a week, one excellent restaurant (The Farriers), a fish and chip shop and bus stops in each direction (Scarborough and Bridlington) every 20 minutes. Cayton Beach is a 1 mile walk but very worthwhile with a lovely cafe at the beach edge. Accepting that the site is due for a major overhaul to bring it up to Club standard later this year, in its current state there are far too many pitches and in many cases it is questionable that they are a minimum of 6 metres apart. The vast majority of pitches are serviced - which a) costs more for the pitch and b) is of little use for a motorhome with onboard tanks etc. We would advise that you download the site map before you select your pitch type. Listed as motorhome friendly is a nonsense. There is no motorhome service point and the only way to fill up water is by blocking the road at a standpipe tap or pulling onto a vacant service pitch. Likewise, there is no facility to dispose of grey water directly from onboard tanks. The non-service pitches particularly in the first field are a challenge to level outfits as they slope in two directions. The bathroom toilet block is a step back in time and in desperate need of gutting and refitting. On a positive note, there are two excellent dog walks, both of which are secure with wood chip paths throughout. The site has a lot of potential and once CAMC have completed the refit, it will be interesting to return. Overall, we do not feel that CAMC should be charging the current rates on a site that does not provide anywhere near the circuit minimum standard, so it is very over-priced.
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Ideal location

Great location and peaceful site, great pub the farrier short walk away. Downside is toilet blocks are not the best also road around site very dusty, hopefully something that will be changed in the redevelopment of the site. Wardens not as attentive as other sites with bins overflowing on more than one occasion.
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EASTER 2019

Arrived on Thursday & welcomed by very friendly wardens , was able to pick our own pitch , chose fully serviced pitch 75 , great pitch with lots of room . Great site , good location with village , shops and pubs 2 min walk from camp , beach is 15 minutes walk from site , with the Tow Bar pub serving lovely food , was of the best club sites I’ve visited, definitely be back again
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