Dunstan Hill

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.70 to £12.95 Per person/night
Select Section

Overview

  • Campsites with good pubs nearby

    Top site for pubs

  • Campsites next to or within walking distance of a beach

    Top site for beaches

  • Top campsites for campers with dogs.

    Top sites for dogs

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

Enjoy this quiet site in an area known for its beaches, birds and castles.

Stunning views, sweeping sandy beaches, abundant wildlife and a dramatic coastline steeped in history are all accessible from our Dunstan Hill Club campsite. Situated just a mile from the North Northumberland Heritage Coast, this rural campsite is a restful base from which to explore the popular ‘castle coast’.

The spacious, mainly level campsite is bordered by trees and offers a mix of hardstand and grass pitches. Facilities are clean and tidy and campers can expect toilets and showers, parent and baby room, a laundry and separate washing up area and a children’s play area.

A bonus is the pleasant woodland walk to the nearby beach and village of Craster – home of the kipper. Visit Dunstanburgh Castle north of here, the backdrop to the glorious, safe sandy expanse of Embleton Bay.

The imposing Bamburgh Castle overlooks the Farne Islands – the summer ‘home’ of more than 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds and later in the year the islands become the pupping grounds to a colony of grey seals.

South of our Dunstan Hill campsite is Alnwick Castle, probably best known for its role as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Horticulture fans will love the gardens home to a giant holly serpent and some of the world’s most poisonous plants.

Beadnell Bay, a paradise for water sport lovers and Seahouses, a colourful fishing port are both worth visiting.

Worth Noting

Please note there is no space for ball games during busy periods. A fish and chip van visits twice a week.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Craster, home of the Craster kippers, is an hour's walk from the site, as is The Ship Inn in Newton, which serves beer from its own micro brewery.

Facilities

Dunstan Hill has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Coastal

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

Review
Expand review
5

We arrived late afternoon having had a horrendous journey in gale force storms.

This review is for Dunstan Hill

We arrived late afternoon having had a horrendous journey in gale force storms. On pitching we discovered that the constant loud banging on the roof was the TV antenna which had broken off and was hanging by a wire. the warden got out his step ladder, in the still dangerous winds, mounted the roof of my motor home and sorted the antenna and the hole in the roof in a flash! Many thanks from two grateful pensioners. *****

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
Expand review
4.7

We have been to Dunstan Hill before and had lovely holidays but this is the first time we've...

This review is for Dunstan Hill

We have been to Dunstan Hill before and had lovely holidays but this is the first time we've been in school holidays and the difference was obvious. The wardens as usual were lovely and couldn't do more to help us (particularly when i managed to pull the exhaust off the car), the facilities were immaculate but closing both toilet blocks at the same time for 1.5hrs was ridiculous, you had the whole site trying to use one disabled loo, not a problem if you have a van but a problem if you're in a tent. The pitches were very close together, the wardens did comment it was due to people underestimating the size of their units, and unfortunately we had bad weather and a lot of rain and our pitch didn't cope, we were waterlogged and the mud was fairly spectacular, again more of an issue in a tent. During the time we were there the site was very very noisy, not so much late at night but well into the evening. Again not such a problem in a van but with young children in a tent it meant a lot of difficulty getting them to sleep. I realise that these issues were not the sites fault, and after the second incredibly loud night the wardens did try control some of the feral children, but I feel there are too many pitches too close together and maybe a few less would ease the problem. We will go back to Dunstan Hill as we love the area but NOT in peak school holidays!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
Expand review
4.7

the best wardens in 40 years should train all warden including caravan club i have been with...

This review is for Dunstan Hill

the best wardens in 40 years should train all warden including caravan club i have been with caravan club 30 years but only camp/caravan 11years

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
Expand review
5

Lovely site, wardens were so helpful and friendly, even cleared the pitch of leaves and...

This review is for Dunstan Hill

Lovely site, wardens were so helpful and friendly, even cleared the pitch of leaves and branches before we pitched our tent. (very windy) Partner took ill late of Saturday night wardens helped phone 111 and gave me directions to the hospital, so helpful. The chip van comes on a Friday night and I found the chips very good. Real chips not frozen ones. Lovely area with beautiful walks. If you get into you car you can visit the beautiful beaches at Beadnell and Bamburgh. The town of Alnwick is worth a look. Alnwick gardens are amazing and the Castle is a must see for Harry Potter fans. Seahouses is a great wee seaside town, there are boat trips to the Farne islands to see the birds and the seals. Good chip shops in Seahouses. We had a nice meal in the Bamburgh Castle Inn. Dog friendly so you can take the pooch in. I love this area and can't recommend it highly enough

  • Location: Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: From Site entrance

Nearest train station: Alnmouth – 9 miles

Safe Directions


Widget by Frixo

Standard Fees

For more information take a look at Pricing explained.

Minimum booking periods do apply.

Explore the region