The approach road to the site is down an undulating, steep in parts, narrow private road - not made any easier by local homeowners who appear to want make things more difficult by parking their vehicles on the road. There is a very sharp bend, at a point of only single access, which you cannot see around - although there is a mirror to slightly help view if anything is heading your way.
Going the other way, the bus stop most handy to the site is a tidy half-mile walk up an undulating hill. It is next door to an Aldi. It’s about a 4 mile hilly walk into Weymouth.
We had originally booked a hard standing, but when talking to the reception, were told if we wanted a view, we’d be better off with a grass pitch. We agreed to a grass pitch and the one pitch we were directed to and the “view” we were given was of a hedge! The very friendly and accommodating reception team then gave us a choice of much better (for us) pitches in what they called the ‘camping area’, but it turned out that there were mainly caravans and a motorhomes in situ. At least we could see the beach and sea - which is the main reason we picked the site. If we’d have preferred to just view a hedge, we could have visited and been anywhere.
If you’re not bothered what you’re looking out at, then the very large site is well laid out divided into smaller areas of space of 4 or 6 units separated from the next lot of pitches by hedges. This gives a sense of privacy.
Because the bus stop is up a hill, we decided to us the local taxi service - a round-trip to Weymouth cost us 22 pounds. The taxi driver asked us where we’d got his details from because he’d though he’d removed all his contact cards from reception - he told us it’s not a location favoured by the taxi firms because of the difficulty of the approach road.
What we liked about the facilities was the fact that many of the showers have their own ‘en-suite’ toilet. Everything was kept very clean.
The on-site bar and the festival eateries (which vary each evening: fish and chips, pizzas, etc) are not something that drew us to the site, but we could see that they were very popular indeed. The shop is also well stocked with camping/caravanning essentials and basic groceries.
The ‘camping area’, which is the part of the site furthest away from reception and facilities, we noticed that a certain number of the campers did not keep their dogs on a lead and one particularly noisy party totally ignored the fact that one of their dogs wandered onto an adjoining area and fouled it.
There are some lovely walks from the site and it is adjacent to the coastal path. There is a small play park for the children on site and a separate dog walking field. The staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful.