Bay view site Carnforth ??

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  1. ips

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    Anyone stayed at http://www.holgates.co.uk/bay-view/tents-and-touring-caravans this site, any good ??
    ie
    shower block good
    pitches good
    views good ?
    etc etc

    Any other reccomendations for this area, want sea views, nice walks nice shower block (mrs ips is very particular about her shower blocks, yes I know we have a perfectly usable one in the van but tell mrs ips that)

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    Afternoon IPS - I hope you're rich it costs a fortune to stop there!

    I haven't stayed there in the camper but have a good friend who has a static on there (ours is in Over Kellet, can't afford Holgates!) so visit a fair bit.

    It is a beautiful site with great views out over the bay. I haven't seen the shower block but would suspect it will be spotless & well maintained if the bar & pool are anything to go by.

    It's a shame you need a shower block, otherwise I'm sure I've seen a Caravan Club CL just round the corner from Holgates on the road to Arnside - I'll have a look & see if i can see a ref for it (it may even be a CCC CS).

    There are some nice walks straight from the site, either through the woods or over Arnside Knott & down into Arnside, again with some great views. You can always walk down to the Woodlands Hotel at Silverdale too, a very bizarre place indeed, but I defy you not to have a good time in there, so long as you like real ale & don't mind a few "strange" locals!
     
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    Thanks however just to clarify this is "Bay view" its owned by Holgates but is further south.
    Your right about holgates we stayed there last year at £30 per night...ouch. Bay view is stated as £18 so much better. Some other sites in same area (Bolton le sands) so a few to go at. ???
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    Ah sorry I didn't actually check out the link - I just saw Holgates & thought :Eek!:

    There is Gibraltar Farm too in Silverdale, it's supposed to be nice there (although I haven't stayed), & there is New Barns at Arnside which i think takes tourers now.

    As you say, if it's Carnforth itself (or near to) there's a few Bolton le Sands way, but again I haven't stayed on any of these.
     
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    We stayed there last year for a weekend, the first one in our van, I used to go there with my parents years ago and it was called Detron Gate Farm, but Holgates bought it early last year, cant remember how much but it was not cheap, facilities are ok warm clean showers etc but the view depends on your pitch, and i would say only 50% have a bay view.

    Somebody mentioned Gibralter Farm , I have stayed here numerous times and it is a fantastic site as in location , Excellent views, Walks and fresh air with two pubs in walking distance, however facilities are minimum and really a bit of a let down, it would not put meoff for a weekend but would not stay longer,
    Also if you have kids there is a woods with rope swinga and caves, they love it, It also came 17th in the times tope twenty costal sites

    Hope this helps:Smile:
     
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    Rather nice holiday snaps of Funsters:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    Suzy (Brian admins Suzy) held a meet there and it was excellent. I would recommend it but we were on rally rate so cant comment on prices.

    Very clean and spacious with stunning views.

    We had fabulous weather there to that helps:BigGrin:

    Me with my little caravan
     

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    Nicklb

    Many thanks yes that does help. :thumb:
     
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    Many thanks, not bothered about price so it sounds like its well worth a trip.

    What is bolton le sands village / town centre like. I imagine its a one horse town like Grange over sands...am I right ??
     
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    You asked for views, you got views.

    You want a full written report then please submit your CC details.
     
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    Full report would be very acceptable, many thanks :Rofl1:
     
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    Nothing much scenery wise except the endless mudflats which are fine if you are into endless mudflats. If you are lucky some maniac in land yachts may entertain you.

    Suzi and Bryan got us some stunning pitches, best on site but we were told next time we visit they will be filled with mega expensive statics.

    It's too far for our old legs to make Morecambe but it's worth driving there. It might be possible by push bike but it may involve carrying them a bit.
     
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    Thank you, its another grange then as I suspected. Dont have bikes and cant be bothered getting scooter out in this cold weather and my legs (and back) are old so Morecambe is out (not that it was ever in).

    For the record I am not into mudflats, and I assume that niether is mrs ips. You have put me off now so I now need another sea front reccomendation (promissed mrs ips) in north lancs or south cumbria..............any suggetsions ????
     
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    Anything we say from the meet is probably irrelevant. There was a whole lot of work going on and though it may become modern and bingo at six it will have lost it's olde farme with ye olde farme shoppe atmosphere.

    But, and I'm being too good to you here, there is a wild camping spot half a mile away with campsite at the end of the dead end road that does good snacks. Or for that matter you could just camp there. Sorry forgotten the name of it.

    Image: Bayview on right, farm campsite on left and on the road to the farm campsite is the wild camping spot. Quite a few were there in Sept.
     

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    Thanks, yes I googled and there are a few sites on same road. One was called Red barn or summat and is for tents and MH looked really nice but only opens easter. Is this area worth a trip or is it a bit naff (honestly now) we like nice scenery and nice walks mrs ips likes nice shower bolcks and a restaurant in walking distace would be nice. (not hopefull for the latter, not interested in pub meals we only do restaurants)
     
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    Hi again, to be honest Morcambe has had a lot of money spent on it and the front is great for walking and cycling and the views across the bay are excellent especialy at the north end but is has a poor selection of shops , it is a good base for Lancaster and south lakes and certainly worth a weekend, bolton le sands is one road, nothing like grange but at the top of the site (Holgates) is the Lancaster canal which you can walk along and there are a couple of pubs along the way

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    Oh I forgot there is a railway that runs along all the sites on that road you could get some noise but I can only comment on the holgates site and to be honest the noise did not really bother us
     
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    Hi
    Just had a look on this google map camera thingy and it doesnt show bay view but area looks nice. So.............bay view, sandside or morecambe lodge.....what do you think ???
     
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