Southport Caravan Club Site

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Underwater!

We have just returned from our 4th visit to Southport site and our 1st time pitch on the fairly recent extended side. I have mixed feelings about it, lots of positives, a few negatives. Positives are that the newer side to this wonderful site is that it is bright and airy and the pitches are huge and well spaced. Now the negatives. It has been wet, very wet in many places and the newer side suffers badly with many pitches either completely underwater or in part. The grassy areas also, in fact, we did wonder whether club had invested in a new lake feature. On arriving we were not forewarned about the lack of pitch availability due to flooding by the wardens, nor the risk of further flooding on some pitches. We were not advised that to plug in to EHU, we would have to put wellies on to access the electric points. We did find a pitch that was dry in the main but wet around the edges but decided against leaving items we would usually store under the van out as rain was expected and we didn't want any items ruining if the pitch flooded. To access most pitches you had to either walk or drive through flooded areas. The drainage really does need sorting. It seems poor value for money when pitch choice is at a minimum due to the flooded areas. There were at least 10 pitches out of action and many more with some standing water on them. Another negative was that the lovely facilities on the new side were cold. If there was any heating on it was minimal compared to the facilities on the older part of the site which were toasty warm. Lastly, having enjoyed a lovely walk out, called at reception for some milk to be told there wasn't any. Yes, the supermarkets are within easy reach of the site but we had been out for a couple of hours, didn't want to carry shopping and assumed wrongly that basics would be available at reception. We made do with our supplies, that was fine but just wanted to warn others that there are no basics available to buy on site and therefore come well stocked up or be prepared to find the shops. We had a lovely weekend apart from the flooding, no milk and cold facilities and will visit again as we think it's location is great.

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Great Site

I.must admit I was a bit apprehensive driving North to this site from Bristol after reading some of the less than positive reviews here. It was a great site though! Wardens were friendly and welcoming. We stayed on the old part of the site and it was really peaceful. It's a easy walk through Victoria Park into town and direct access to an extensive cycling path network from.the site. Short walk to the pier and promenade area. Facilities were clean and well maintained as expected. We stayed 5 nights, there's lots to do and see in the area so we'll be back! Recommended.

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Two halves

The site facilities, staff, and general surounds are up to the high club standards.. BUT... Whereas in the old part of the site you feel you are on holiday the new part of the site IMO is an aesthetic disaster area Who would choose to go for a break in a waterlogged car park come sevice station area. If the club has anything about it it should be talking to members and landscape gardeners to improve the ambiance of the new site soonest!!!
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Stay at Southport Club Site

This is a lovely site close to the town (15 minutes walk ) great for siteseeing Liverpool plenty of amenities in the area for all family loads of places to eat all in all a great site. Must say a couple of the wardens weren’t as friendly as on on other sites we visited this year. Will definitely go back again
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Lovely Autumnal weekend away

Arrived late on Friday night just as we were losing the daylight. Booked in at reception and were directed to a selection of pitches. We had been warned that the empty pitches that had cones on them denoted they were liable to flood. With this in mind we pitched up at the far end of the newer part of the site. The pitch was fantastically flat, and we were soon settled in for the night. We did a quick tour of the site on foot to give the dogs a chance to stretch their legs. On Saturday we took a leisurely stroll in to town (about 15 -20 minutes walk away). We walked in to town through Victoria Park, past the boating lake, and the gardens. Despite it being out of season the place was well kept. The club site is also handily placed for the Morrison's supermarket. Southport was lovely and picturesque and this was definitely helped by the late Autumn sunshine, we wandered the length of Lord Street, through the numerous arcades and pedestrian shopping areas, and rested up with a coffee in a pavement cafe. We stopped for a late lunch in The Cheshire Lines Inn, and had an absolutely brilliant meal. It is well worth a jaunt off the beaten track. We headed back to the site via a lap of the lake and gardens. We were impressed with the toilet block, immaculately clean and with enough showers, wash basins, and toilets. One point to note that the site is adjacent to the coast road and some car noise is to be expected. We enjoyed our weekend break so much that we have booked to return between Christmas and New Year, and also next September to coincide with the Air show. All in all a great weekend break, in a lovely Victorian town.

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GREAT WEEKEND

A great three days one of the best sites around weather was fair we did have sun lovely sunset over southport Monday night, I enjoy this site every time I come back wardens are great facilities are clean some things are out of there hands like weather and nature 5 stars from me.
Motorhomer from Lancashire

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A 'Not Well Managed' Site

Our first visit to this, one of the few remaining sites we have not visited on the CaMC network. As others have said it is a great location with many attractions nearby or a short drive away… A site which caters for everyone and of all abilities. Unfortunately it is not a well managed site, or at least not on our visit. As previous review mentioned, I too did get the feeling the Wardens wished they were elsewhere. I don’t know when the Regional Manager last visited, perhaps there is a ‘support’ issue. Apart from the various maintenance issues around the site….a priority should be given to a remedy for the ‘Watership Down’ area. It was impossible not to notice that some of the inhabitants were suffering from Myxomatosis. Fortunately at this time of year there are not many flying insects which would almost certainly have been in contact with the rabbit and potentially transmit to an unsuspecting human…alarmingly the many children who frequent this site. Otherwise, this could be the site for those members who like a ‘relaxed’ attitude towards site rules…you know the ones most of us adhere too. No problem with the 6m rule, you can ignore the pitch marker by giving a plausible excuse to the Warden…Children can also cycle/scooter around the toilet block area and ignore the 5mph sign on roadways, even in full view of the CCTV camera….If you have a dog(s) they will love the freedom of running around site ‘off lead’ and defecating tow bar covers. A I said earlier, ‘A site for everyone’..
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Pleasant site

Site was fine, toilets immaculate, wardens friendly. Easy, short walk into Southport town centre. The town itself must have been glorious in its heyday with its stunning Victorian architecture. Bit tired now but all the more reason to visit and spend some money in the shops and cafes. Very friendly locals. Lastly, I’m puzzled by some of the comments about road noise at times. The site is in a town!
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Disappointing this time around

On arrival trying to site the caravan,got shouted at by a warden for not parking up quickly enough,we had already let four vehicles pass! Gents toilet door faulty and continually slamming,reported the issue,nothing done,someone hooked the door open,so the wardens removed the hook,it didn't make for a peaceful holiday. We go away to get away from noise not to be subjected to it 24/7. Very unhelpful wardens,you felt as if they didn't want to be there. We love this site and have had some wonderful times staying there, have had some simply wonderfully helpful and friendly wardens but sadly not on this occasion. Plenty of places to visit,Speke Hall and Formby Point well worth a visit. Ideal for cyclists. Love this site it caters for everyone.

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Bit disappointing

On arrival I was met by a very grumpy female warden who very sharply asked me if that vehicle running was mine and said turn it off now, extremely rude it really upset me as she could of asked in a nicer way. Other members were not asked to do the same by the other warden. The site its self was in easy reach of Southport. We did visit the Fisher mans Rest for tea one night and I can recommend the food was lovely. The toilets and showers on site were up to the usual standard and kept clean. TV reception is terrible it is about time a booster system was installed. Phone signal terrible too. Lots of noise from nearby roads and at times it felt like someone was racing up and down. Whilst we were there my husband was bitten to death by some kind of insect and after several weeks still has the bites and 2 lots of antibiotics later we weren't sure whether something from the park had bitten him when walking the dogs. I feel that Southport as a town is rather run down in parts. The fun fair looks tatty and in need of a lick of paint.

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