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Rhossili Bay

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Open 1st April - 1st October 2023

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Tents
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Campervans & Motorhomes
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Electric Hook Up
No Caravans
No Caravans
No Dogs
No Dogs

CAMPING AT HILLEND

The campsite consists of 250 pitches set within 4 fields over14 acres of level or very gentle sloping meadow.  All fields have easy access to the magnificent Rhosilli Bay which is 200-300 yards away.

 

There is a vibrant feel to the site and although we are family orientated, well behaved young people are welcome but we generally only accept under 18's with parental supervision.

The facilities at Hillend are continually being improved and are, we believe, one of the reasons Hillend has been listed as one of the top 10 U.K Campsites in both ‘The Times’ and ‘The Observer’.

The proximity of the beach makes it an ideal location for all water sports enthusiasts, in particular, canoeists, windsurfers, anglers and especially surfers.

Leave the campsite and explore the breath-taking Gower coastline along the peninsula’s comprehensive footpath network. Starting off on the Wales Coastal Path which runs alongside the campsite. Remember to be back before the sun goes down, you won't want to miss it

  • Please read all of our campsite rules and understand our booking terms & cancellation policies  before you book to make sure this is the right site for you.  In particular please note the following:                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Opening times  -  we are open from April 1st  (earlier if Easter falls in March)  if ground conditions are suitable.  We close at the end of September.  Updates on opening / closing times will often appear on the 'latest' tab.

  • Arrivals  -  we don't take arrivals on a Sunday but otherwise from 12 noon onwards.

  • Departures  -  in readiness for new arrivals and to facilitate ground maintenance, you must vacate your pitch by 11am on your day of departure.

  • What we accept  -  We accept tents ( including trailer tents), motorhomes and campervans.  We do not accept converted buses /coaches, mobile libraries, ex-military vehicles, horse boxes, lorries etc.

  • Music  -  we don't allow music to be played on the campsite at any time.  If you feel this essential for an enjoyable holiday please book onto another campsite as this rule is always enforced at Hillend.

  • Dogs  -  we don't take dogs on our campsite.  You may see a reference to 'pets' on the booking page but this is not a reference to dogs

  • Touring caravans  -  we don't take touring caravans at Hillend.

  • Bookings  -  all bookings should be made online in advance. as casual 'rock ups' cannot usually be accommodated especially from May - August inclusive.  You cannot book and arrive the same day but you are welcome to ring or email to check availability. 

  • Re-scheduling  -  if you make a mistake with your dates or are unable to honour your booking we will permit rescheduling, but only once and always within the terms of our cancelation policy. 

  • Cancellations  -  please refer to our booking T&C's for our general policy but please note deposits are non-refundable except within the 'cooling off' period after you have booked. We do not offer refunds if you cancel 14 days or less prior to your arrival date, only rescheduling within the same calendar year.  If you cancel 5 days or less prior to your day of arrival ( calculated by counting back 5 days from 12pm on your due arrival date) we offer no refunds or rescheduling. 

  • Minimum stay  -  in May, June, July, and August we take minimum 2 night bookings and 3 nights on Bank Holidays which must always include the Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights.

  • Pitches  -   our pitches are generous in size being generally 11m x 11m although 'standard' pitches are smaller.  Please remember however that our minimum spacing requirements ( see below) will reduce the usable space so you must not fill the pitch.

  • Minimum spacing  -  Where pitches adjoin a neighbouring pitch in separate occupation you must set up 2m or more inside the pitch markings.   This 2m rule must be observed in order that we comply with minimum spacing requirements.  If this is disregarded please expect to be asked to re-pitch.

  • Pitch numbers  -  our pitches are not numbered so the booking reference you will receive is just that - a booking reference not a pitch number.

  • Pitch allocation  -  pitches are allocated on arrival and you cannot book specific pitches on the booking page.  Requests to pitch next to friends can be made on arrival but If you are a large group of families or friends wanting to pitch together we will do our best to accommodate this,  It will help us plan for your group if you email a full list of the names in your group around 5 days prior to arrival. Alternatively make a multiple booking in the same name which can be done by adding further pitches before you checkout and pay the deposit

  • Family groups  -  we will permit no more than 4 families to pitch together except with prior approval. 

  • Non family groups.  -  groups over 6 only with prior approval. No under 18's except with prior approval. 

  • BBQ's  -  conventional charcoal and gas BBQ's are permitted but not disposables. Charcoal BBQ's must be a minimum of 12" above the ground unless used with a scorch mat.

  • Fire pits / stoves etc  - any appliance that generates downward heat can only be used with a scorch mat which can be purchased at reception if you don't bring one.  Any appliance that sits too close to the ground such as firebox stoves or similar are not permitted even with a scorch mat..

  • Only 1 tent or campervan / motorhome per pitch   -  we do not permit more than 1 unit of accommodation per pitch even if the number of campers being accommodated is within the number we permit per pitch.  An exception is where a campervan or motorhome chooses a 2 man or pup tent (for occupation by children of the same family) in lieu of an awning/gazebo/event shelter.

  • We will not permit set-ups that are too big for our pitches.   -  what is permitted is clearly stated on the pricing & booking pages.

  • Electric car charging  -  we don't currently offer this facility.  Our Electric Hook Up points are not designed for this purpose and must not be used to charge vehicles

  • WI-FI  -  there is currently no WI-FI at Hillend

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Before you book ..Please read below, It could save you and us some valuable time.
                               please noie.   we will not respond to queries to which the answers appear below or under FAQ's
Tents
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Tents

Tents - What pitch do I need?

There are 3 types of pitch, standard, large & electric hook up (EHU).   

Standard   -   is for a campervan ( T5 or similar) either 'stand alone' or with small side awning up to 2.5m ( 8 ft ) off the vehicle. 
                         OR
                         a 2 man tent + car.   please note,  a 2 man tent does not mean any size tent with 2 occupants but a '2 man tent' measuring no 
                         more  than 8m2.  If in doubt, please see the sliding illustrations below.

Large          -  is for a family tent with a maximum of 6 occupants and which together with guy ropes etc must not exceed a footprint of 40m2.                            multiple tents will not be permitted on the same pitch even if the number of occupants add up to 6 or less
                        OR
                        a  campervan / motorhome either 'stand alone' or with awning etc not exceeding 5m off the vehicle .

EHU             -  as large (above) but with electric hook up.


                               please note:              we only permit 1 tent or campervan / motorhome per pitch
                                                           full details and pitching guidelines can be found on the 'pricing' page
Standard pitch   -  for up to 2 people in a 2 man tent
Please remember
  • A standard pitch is for a 2 man tent and a car.                          A '2 man tent' is not any tent with 2 occupants and anything which exceeds a footprint of 8 square meters will not be permitted to set up on a standard pitch.  Subject to availability, if your tent is considered too big for a standard pitch you will need to upgrade your pitch to large

  • You cannot add a second vehicle on a standard pitch.

  • Your vehicle must not be a campervan or any LWB vehicle

  • Only 1 tent per pitch

  • Your set-up including guy ropes windbreaks etc and car must be 2 meters inside any pitch markings

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Large pitch    -   family sized tents for up to 6 campers.  Our pricing includes up to 3 campers, but additional adults and                                            children can be added to a maximum of 6 occupants. you may also add 1 additional car to your booking
Please remember
  • Only 1 tent per pitch.

  • Gazebo/Event shelters can only be added with medium sized family tents up to a footprint of 24m2.

  • Additional vehicles (1 only) can be added to your booking, but this must not be a campervan or any LWB vehicle.

  • large pitches are generally 11m x 11m and your set-up must be a minimum 2 metres inside any pitch marking.  If your set-up including your vehicle, windbreaks, gazebo etc is too big to achieve this you must book a 2nd pitch as we cannot permit minimum spacing requirements to be contravened.

  • We only permit 1 unit of accommodation per pitch even if the number of campers  being accommodated is within the number we permit per pitch.

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You can now book or check availability below

We want you to have a great time so please read our campsite rules BEFORE booking, thank you.

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Campervans & motorhomes
Campervans

Camper-vans & Motorhomes - What pitch do I need?

There are 3 pitches, standard, large & electric hook up (EHU). Full details are outlined on the pricing page.
standard pitch -  for up to 2 people in a campervan or Motorhome
Please remember
  • Only 1 campervan per pitch

  • Campervans, motorhomes or LWB vehicles exceeding 5m in length are not permitted on standard pitches.

  • Sun shades or awnings can be no more than 2.5 meters ( 8 feet) off the side of the vehicle

  • You cannot add a second vehicle onto a standard pitch

  • Your set-up including windbreaks etc must be 2m inside any pitch markings.

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 large pitch - for 3+ people in a campervan or motorhome. additional adults and children can be added to a maximum of 6.
Please remember
  • Only 1 campervan or motorhome  per pitch.

  • If you book a second vehicle it can only be a car

  • One only of: Awning, Event shelter, Gazebo, 2 person tent *.   *A tent can only be used for children in the same family unit

  • Large pitches are generally 11m x 11m and your set-up must be a minimum 2 metres inside any pitch marking.  If your set-up including vehicle, windbreaks, gazebo etc is too big to achieve this you must book a 2nd pitch as we will not permit minimum spacing requirements to be contravened.

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Great, you can book or check availability below

We want you to have a great time so please read our campsite rules BEFORE booking, thank you.

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Electric Hook up
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EHU
   Electric Hook up (EHU) pitches.  -  for standard or large set-ups
Please remember
  • The same conditions apply to EHU pitches as non electric standard & large pitches.   Please make sure you are familiar with these prior to booking

  • Electric hook up pitches are available with 16 amp supply.  

  • You will need to supply your own extension cables in order to connect to the supply. (The cables shown below & in the pictures).

  • Our pitches are generally 11m - 12m wide and each hook up point serves 4 pitches.  Accordingly your hook up cables needs to be a minimum of 25 m long. 

  • Electric hobbs should not be used .

  • Our hook ups are not designed for the charging of electric vehicles and as such  this is not permitted 

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Great, you can book or check availability below

We want you to have a great time so please read our campsite rules BEFORE booking, thank you.

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