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Customer Reviews – Swanage Bay View

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Swanage Bay View is one of the most sought after holiday locations in Dorset.

This is thanks to the outstanding views overlooking the dramatic Jurassic Coast which really set our holiday park apart from other locations. This combined with the extensive array of on-site facilities, activities and entertainment make us the location of choice for those interested in holiday breaks or holiday home ownership in Swanage.

You don’t just have to take our word for it though. Browse through the latest customer reviews of Swanage Bay View we have received from our customers to get an unbiased opinion on what you can expect if you choose to experience the Darwin Escapes difference at Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park:

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Had a fantastic break, we arrived on Friday the 8th September, just in time for the folk festival, the caravan was great, but we should have had a sea view and not valley views, but that didn't matter. We had a great time, we went swimming, Satur... read more

Had a fantastic break, we arrived on Friday the 8th September, just in time for the folk festival, the caravan was great, but we should have had a sea view and not valley views, but that didn’t matter.

We had a great time, we went swimming, Saturday and Sunday, the pool was great, but not many people using it.

The reason for the break, is I suffer with PTSD, I needed to have a change and I’m glad I did. Hoping, to come again next year, but longer if possible, thank you for a nice break.

Have told friends, all about the caravan park and Swanage, again thank you.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great location and within walking distance of the seaside. Friendly staff in reception, must say the use of the indoor pool is expensive for a basic pool , campers should have a good discount not paying approx £12 for a family of 3, not many showers... read more

Great location and within walking distance of the seaside. Friendly staff in reception, must say the use of the indoor pool is expensive for a basic pool , campers should have a good discount not paying approx £12 for a family of 3, not many showers which is a pain when there’s a lot of campers , also need topping up on loo roll more often and a clean , apart from that the views are fantastic and not to strict on a bit of noise in the evening. I’ve been coming here every year and always have a wonderful time

4 Darwin Escapes Review 4 stars
Reviewed 2 months ago

To start with I have been coming to this park with my wife and kids for the last 8 years, my kids love Swanage. We arrived on the Park Saturday 16th July, unpacked and headed straight for the club house, we ordered food at 7pm only to be informed ha... read more

To start with I have been coming to this park with my wife and kids for the last 8 years, my kids love Swanage. We arrived on the Park Saturday 16th July, unpacked and headed straight for the club house, we ordered food at 7pm only to be informed half on hour later, 3/4 off what we had ordered was not available. We eventually ordered (Pizza’s) @ 8pm,recieving these between 9-9.30pm. Over the years I fully understand that seasonal staff take time to bed in, but this has been on going for some 3 years now and it has to be the worst I have ever experienced, both as hiring and as an owner.It was explained after speaking to the site management the next day (no one available that evening, no site management on a Saturday night!!! Bar staff were really good though) the chef had left, an agency chef was in place and it was his first night with no food available!!!! I asked why they even took food orders on this basis? I did receive an apology. Tonight I returned to the club house which is both used by owners (some £3.5K a year rent) and people hiring caravans only to find out the club house has been full hired out for a private function from 6pm ( I bet this is not explained when a caravan is being sold), this is the start of the season !!!! Owners and hired caravan people not allowed, something I believe are people paying for this site and being ignored.
I do hope the senior management review this park and focus hiring caravans and owners again.

2 Darwin Escapes Review 2 stars
Reviewed 2 months ago

I booked by telephone. I was described a modern caravan with decking and sea views. The caravan we were given was none of the above. It was very scruffy,there wasn't any decking nor sea views and the area outside was overgrown with weeds,brambles an... read more

I booked by telephone. I was described a modern caravan with decking and sea views. The caravan we were given was none of the above. It was very scruffy,there wasn’t any decking nor sea views and the area outside was overgrown with weeds,brambles and nettles. This was our 4th or 5th stay at this park. Previous visits were good,which is why we came back,but this was not value for money and I won’t use this park again.
We were short of bed linen which we asked for on arrival but never got.

1 Darwin Escapes Review 1 stars
Reviewed 2 months ago

I have spent over the years thousands of pounds staying in hotels and Bed/breakfasts around the country. I had no idea a caravan park existed and now I have found a beautiful scenic place that feels like my own home. It came to the end of my short... read more

I have spent over the years thousands of pounds staying in hotels and Bed/breakfasts around the country. I had no idea a caravan park existed and now I have found a beautiful scenic place that feels like my own home. It came to the end of my short stay a I did not want to leave, in fact I now want to buy a static home.

The staff at Swanage Bay Park are so friendly, I had a wonderful nights sleep listening to the wind and the seagulls, so peaceful, so easy to go out and about and the home was so bright, spacious and clean.

Unlike hotels and Bed/breakfast breaks you can cook, make your own tea, watch TV, visit the pool and gym, stroll around the park with your dog, entertain friends visiting the area what more can you want from a holiday?

The only down side for me was having to go home.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 3 years ago

Love it here all staff are great and food is fantastic. My 4 year old has so much fun.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 3 years ago

We could not wait until our new caravan was sited so that we could enjoy it. Enjoy it we did and still do five years later. We look forward to every visit and the people on site including the staff who we have dealt with. We are looking forward to many more happy years.

We could not wait until our new caravan was sited so that we could enjoy it. Enjoy it we did and still do five years later. We look forward to every visit and the people on site including the staff who we have dealt with. We are looking forward to many more happy years.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 3 years ago

Thank you Paige. One of the very best children’s entertainers. Sky and Brandon loved every minute.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 4 years ago

Very friendly & very good with children especially Hannah & Andrew.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 4 years ago

Excellent caravan site situated in an ideal location.

5 Darwin Escapes Review 5 stars
Reviewed 4 years ago

#12 of 17 Specialty lodging in Swanage

Based on 69 reviews on TripAdvisor

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"Absolutely fantastic, cannot fault"

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Reviewed 27 days ago Smiler1821

My Son and I have recently stayed during the Easter Weekend in one of the dog friendly caravans. I have to say I was amazed at how clean, tidy and well appointed the caravan was. It very much...

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"Few nights stay"

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Reviewed 39 days ago charlotte r

Have been visiting this park since I was little and am still amazed by the stunning views over Swanage bay, the park itself is clean and tidy and so have all the caravans we have stayed in personally...

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"Birthdays and parties"

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Reviewed 124 days ago Hyates57

My daughter was invited in December to attend a party at Swanage Bay View. I was nominated by my wife as the supervised guardian to attend with her. I assumed it would be in the bar area with a few...

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