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Crows Nest Caravan Park ****

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At Crows Nest Caravan Park in Gristhorpe (North Yorkshire) camping costs as little as €20,- per night during low season with CampingCard ACSI. At one of the 50 touring pitches you will get a discounted rate during the period .

Perfectly located campsite on the Yorkshire coast with well-equipped pitches. Many facilities for families including a heated indoor swimming pool, playground and supermarket. Good and even award-winning toilet facilities. Beautiful sea views from the campsite. The campsite is only at 1 hour from Port of Hull. From the cliff you can see the seal colony.

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  • 20
  • 1235
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Average rating: 6.4

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Sandra Oxley, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Couple

I do hope this review is published as my previous attempt written at the time of my visit never made it to the page. It is important that people can read others\' opinions even if they are not favourable. I know some people we spoke to at the site loved it, we didn\'t. We planned to stay here for a few days as the final relaxing stop of our month tour of Northern England. So disappointed with the facilities and situation that we left after 2 nights, not our expectation of an ACSI site. We had looked forward to using the pool but when we went to have a look there it was shut up although the timings indicated it should have been open. None of the food or bar facilities were open during our stay. The toilets and showers were \"cleaned in less than 5 minutes. I did have a shower carefully choosing the cleanest looking cubicle, there was no mop to clean up before or after your shower. The footpath to the beach is accessed through an overgrown path before reaching the Penine Way and is significantly further than the advertised distance, I checked with a pedometer and on Google maps. The site is extremely windy; I guess the name suggests this. There was an excellent play area, unfortunately no use to us.

Sandra Oxley, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Couple

We booked just for 2 nights hoping to stay longer but chose not to for several niggly reasons.
The site looked neat and tidy and we had been allocated a pitch and the label was all ready for us on arrival.
The clue is in the name it is high and so very prone to wind. Our motorhome rocked the first night, we looked around to see if there was a more sheltered spot but with no landscaping there wasn\'t; we were on the lower level nearer the facilities which we ended up not using.
The shop was open each morning, the bar was open some evenings but not when went down, there was no entertainment after Spring Bank holiday until end of June. The chip shop only opened at weekends. The pool was open when we arrived, it looked OK but smelled strongly of chlorine, no one was on desk, it seemed you might have to pay but reception was shut so I couldn\'t ask. The board said it shut at 7.00 pm but at 6.30 it was all locked up.
Our toilet block was adequate and looked clean enough but having observed the \"cleaning\" on 2 occasions so I\'m not so sure. It took 2 women less than 5 minutes to empty the one waste bin and put cleaner down the loos. There was no mop to clean out the showers so campers couldn\'t clean up, neither were their loo brushes.
The upper level block looked better they were heated and had a hairdryer.
I think this site is probably better suited to younger families.
There is a large fenced play area near the top end which looked great and also a fenced in dog area.

We did walk to Cayton Bay. The narrow track to access Cleveland Way is lined with stinging nettles so shorts best avoided! The sign says 1 mile, Google maps said 2 miles just for the Cleveland.
The beach is lovely and there is a snackbar and toilets by the beach access. It\'s not an unpleasant walk lots of birds to see. We visited RSPB Bempton Cliffs which was great and had well supervised parking enabling to park easily.

Sandra Oxley, on this campsite in May 2019


Travelling party: Seniors

I was really looking forward to this final stop on our month touring North England. The site looked neat and tidy on arrival, our label was ready made out for us on arrival, but no additional information was given apart from the promotional post card and rules on arrival. It was very windy and we explored the site to see if there were more sheltered pitches as our motorhome was being rocked by the wind but with no landscaping on an open site there wasn\'t. Crows Nest is a well chosen description. I found the pool and it was open but no one manned the desk and it seemed there was a charge. It smelled strongly of chlorine. We went back at 6.30pm to look but it was all locked up despite the closing time being 7.00 pm, reception closed at 5.00pm, the shop only opened a couple of hours in the morning and the take away fish and chips week end only. I observed the toilets being \"cleaned\" on 2 occasions, it took the 2 cleaners less than 5 minutes to empty the solitary bin and put cleaner down the toilet. I find this unacceptable especially as there was no mop for campers to mop out showers or toilet brushes for the loos. There was a lovely looking fenced children\'s play area and a fenced dog exercise area too. The walk to Cayton Bay said 1 mile, the access was down a narrow nettle lined track onto Cleveland Way. The beach was lovely and the beach bar and toilets on the access steps were very welcome. Both google maps and our legs agreed this walk was a good 2 miles each way. (I regularly walk this distance and more)


General information

Period of opening *
04-07-2020 till 01-11-2020
7 ha
Number of touring pitches
50 (100m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* We have verified the opening period at the campsite.

** Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
  • Caravans allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Amex | Diners Club | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Campsite rules
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
    • length:9
    • weight:5000 kg
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog walking area
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Individual toilets
  • Family toilet facilities
  • Family shower
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual toilet facilities
  • Water connection at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Waste water drainage at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Washbasins: cold water
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Groceries: limited selection
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Groceries: extensive selection
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Bar
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:100 m2
    • period:21-04/30-09
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Sandy beach
Sports and play
  • Children's playground: large
  • Golf course nearby (max. 10 km)
    • distance:3 km
    • total:18
Recreation (adults)
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:easy
Ground and vegetation
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Sloping site
  • Marked pitches
Situation of campsite
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:3 km
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:0 km
  • Panorama
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Tap without push control
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Disabled sanitary facilities only open for the disabled
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Pitches with radio and television connections
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:16 ampère
  • Quiet only at night
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Reservation recommended for low season


  • Crows Nest Caravan Park
    Stonepit Lane
    YO14 9PS / Gristhorpe/Filey
    United Kingdom
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    54°13'51"N 0°20'12"W
  • From Hull take A165 towards Scarborough. Turn right 3 km past Filey. Follow signs 'Crows Nest'.



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