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Crows Nest Caravan Park

Filey, North Yorkshire

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Crows Nest Caravan Park is situated on the beautiful Yorkshire coast, 5 miles from the fun filled attractions of Scarborough and 2 miles from the tranquility of Filey. Crows Nest Caravan Park is the ideal location to enjoy these two great seaside towns and their glorious sandy beaches. Privately owned and operated by the Palmer family, this award winning park is the perfect base for families and couples wishing to explore one of England's finest holiday destinations.

All Touring Caravan Pitches at Crows Nest are now Super Pitches, giving you a luxury 'All-Weather' Pitch with your own private facilities close to hand.

What is a Super Pitch?

Our luxury Super Pitches offer a higher quality pitch for your touring caravan. These 'all weather' gravel pitches provide your own private facilities including 16amp electric hook up, direct water hook up, grey water and chemical waste disposal, TV aerial connection and low level lighting.
Size Limit - We have a 26ft size limit on Super Pitches.

Lower Area

The standard shower and toilet block is located in the centre of the touring caravan area. The centrally heated toilet block contains flush toilets, free hot electric showers, wash basins, shaver points and electric sockets. A pot wash facility and chemical disposal point are also available.

The standard pitches are located towards the bottom of the park, close to the main facilities of the park.

Upper Area

Our award winning upper amenities block provide spacious shower cubicles and individual wet rooms, plenty of toilet cubicles, shaver points, hair dryers (and plug sockets), sinks and private sink cubicles. We also have private family rooms ideal for the whole family, a disabled shower room, laundry and pot wash.

The super pitches are located towards the top of the park, close to the childrens play area and dog park.


A grassy area overlooking Gristhorpe Bay looking out towards Scarborough Castle is set aside for tents. An amazing view that will wow you every morning.
The tent area gives you the freedom of where to pitch your tent up as we do not mark out pitches. Electric hook up pitches are available (7m size limit).

Our award winning amenities block provide spacious shower cubicles and individual wet rooms, plenty of toilet cubicles, shaver points, hair dryers (and plug sockets), sinks and private sink cubicles. We also have private family rooms ideal for the whole family, a disabled shower room, laundry and pot wash.

Whether you would like to stay in one of our deluxe Hire Caravans, bring your own Touring Caravan or enjoy the amazing views from our Camping Field, Crows Nest Caravan Park is the holiday destination to suit your needs.

Open from:
1st March to 31st October

Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Drainage hook-ups, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Swimming pool(s), Take away food, Visitor parking, Washing up facilities, Water hook-ups, Wireless internet, Bar, Cafe, Club house

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Games Room
Dog Park
Lounge Bar
Family Bar
Nightly Live Entertainment in Bar during peak season

30 Holiday homes (for rent), 50 Motorhome pitches, 25 Serviced pitches (touring), 100 Tent pitches, 50 Touring pitches, Swimming pool(s), 180 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Organised Entertainment, Games Room, Snooker/Pool

Sealife Centre
Flamingo Land
Dalby Forest
John Bull Rock Factory
Eden Camp
Playdale Farm Park
Castle Howard
North Yorkshire Moors Railway & Heartbeat Country

Boating / canoeing

Crows Nest Caravan Park

North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 5 review(s)


5.0 stars

Just returned from a great week at the Crows Nest. Arrived on Friday and was shown by a friendly member of staff where the EHU pitches were located and told to choose a free one. The tent area was quiet when we arrived so I got to choose a great spot. The toilet/shower block was fantastic, it's a brand new building and a lot of thought has gone into it, I agree with another review that it is 5 star quality. Site was very quiet at night during out time there. This site has everything you need for a great holiday. The site felt very safe with a great play area, which kept my little eight year old occupied most of the time. Will definitely be going again.

West Yorkshire

5.0 stars

We stayed at crows nest at the weekend and the new facilities are fantastic. The toilet/showers are 5 star + they are lovely and warm clean and everything has been thought of. Showers are a really good size and we love the partitioned area that separates the shower from the area where you can dry and change, no soggy shower curtains. Showers are nice and warm, We also love the individual changing rooms with wash basin and mirror, plenty of plug sockets for hair straighteners etc, also hair dryers at no extra cost The family bathrooms are lovely and the laundry area has a drinks machine in, ideal for a hot chocolate on your way back to the tent at night after going to the clubhouse to watch the fantastic live entertainment. The chip shop on site is nice and also does a breakfast menu and there is a well stocked shop. Pot washing facilities are really good too. There is a brilliant play area for the kids and the site is very dog friendly. Dogs allowed in the conservatory of the club house, so you don't miss out on the entertainment, also a fenced off dog walk area. Site is lovely and clean and it has everything you need for a perfect laid back holiday. We have been visiting crows nest for the last two years and have always loved it. The views from the camp site are amazing The old toilet blocks were the only thing that let it down but now they are closer to the tent field and new touring pitches and have been rebuilt, this site is now perfect. So want to say thank you crows nest you really have got it right we will be returning to you in June, July, August and September we love it.


4.0 stars

Despite a few bad reviews listed on this site I decided to check it out for myself. The campsite was clean and the showerblocks and washing facilities were all working perfectly with lots of hot water and any time of day or night.

The on site shop was well stocked and surprisingly very reasonably priced for all daily needs products. Unlike other rip off campsites I have visited.

The clubhouse was also well presented and friendly barstaff on hand to tend to customers (three times on my visit I witnessed bar staff going to the locked shop after hours to get customers milk bread etc) great service.

Limited on site food fare with chip shop and fast food vans but many restaurants within walking distance of the camp.

Overall enjoyed my stay no major complaints will definitely return to this camp in the future.

Also park and ride facility nearby for trips into Scarborough where parking is expensive.

West Yorkshire

5.0 stars

Another very good camping trip at the Crows Nest. This is my fourth year here and it ticks all boxes.

In fact it was our second visit here this month.

Facilities are basic but functional, showers and toilets etc. New toilet block being built for next year, plans look excellent.

Big play park for kids. And been very fortunate to get pitched not too far from park, too. Can see my little one playing without worrying.

It has a little shop too, very reasonably priced. And a little fish and chip shop which if you need a break from the outdoor cooking is very handy.

Small pool on site which again is small but never too busy. Little slide into pool too. Kids love it. (small charge for pool, but if you go on a morning, the pass lasts all day! )

Night times there is usually entertainment on. Always been very good.

Centrally located for everywhere, 5 mins into Filey. Then bit further you have Bridlington, or Scarbrough.

North Yorkshire

5.0 stars

We had an excellent holiday, Filey is perfectly sited between Scarbrorough and Bridlington. The camp site is clean and tidy, the shop is open all hours and well stocked, burger bar and chip shop nice, Friendly and helpful staff in reception. The caravan was clean, we bought some mugs as the cups provided were small. Our 4 yr and 14 yr old sons loved the playground, we didn't use the pool but it looked clean, only bad point is noise from people on way back from night out but once in their own caravan/tent no problems.


Note: This review was left while under different management

Shocking, Showers awful, no room in them! Tried to use the disabled shower, broken! Toilets dirty, not enough showers for number of people! Dog mess everywhere in tent field, i stood in some! Was alittle rough in the tent field, on the sat night all kicked off with swearing and shouting from some drunks, not good with 3 kids under 4! Shop and fish shop was fine, if a little pricey! I will never go back because of the shocking toilet and shower facilities!

Property manager response (20 Jan 2012)

Please note - following poor reviews on our outdated toilet block we have knocked it down and built a brand new facility. New for 2012!! Featuring Ladies/Gents showers and toilets, 2x family shower rooms, 1 x disabled shower room, pot wash, laundry and chemical disposal point. We also have 25 x New Touring Super Pitches. Pitch facilities include 16a electric hook up, waste drainage, water hook up and tv aerial hook up.


Note: This review was left while under different management

This site has beautiful views. We stayed there as a family with our 8yr old daughter, in a tent. The site has a well stocked shop, an excellent fish n chip shop, prices are quite reasonable. There is also a club house, fully licenced, friendly staff, but far too small for the amount of people, it has had a conservatory extension built on to create more room, which unfortunately leaks quite badly when it rains.

The shower/toilet block for the tents is in the middle of the caravan park so is quite a walk, they arnt kept very clean and could do with a bit of work, the ladies had no toilet roll in for a day, which my wife and daughter found very frustrating. The disabled shower just say trickled out and was no use. Also there is not enough toilets/showers for the amount of people staying in tents. Though it does have a good laundry room.

Dogs are allowed on the site and we found a lot of dog waste around the site, there was bins for the waste but obviously not enough people cleaned up after their dogs. The site also has a pool which we didn't venture into but always seemed quite full. It was really busy the time we were there with quite a few families that had no respect for other people, causing noise till the early hours of the morning like 2.30am, and children running riot at 6am, with no one from the management coming to sort out these issues, so not a lot of sleep. We would definitely not return to this site but will and have visited other sites in this beautiful area. The Brown family.

Northumberland, uk

Note: This review was left while under different management

I was so dissapointed with the site i felt it only right to leave feedback to warn other users. My family and i decided to try a new area to explore and got booked into this site 4 weeks prior to going. I now understand why. On arrival the staff on reception were very abrupt and unhelpful. When we discovered the size of the pitch we were really dissapointed. When we put up our awning there was hardly any space between us and the other caravan's to walk and this is no exagaration! I am not collstraphobic but became so during our visit. Although some of the people were friendly i found alot of parents let their older children run unchecked. On several occasions my husband found young people in the washrooms destroying equipment and fixtures, and also smoking. There appeared to be gangs of children hanging around wash areas which unnerved my 12year old and 10 year old girls from going to the toilet themselves. The site for touring is close to the club house which meant there were no early settled nights and certainly was not a quiet site. i also found fellow campers allowed their dogs to wonder around alone without leads or responsible people looking after them. I also noticed alot of parents appeared to leave children and young people unattended in their vans.
Due to the combination of all these factors we left the site early and ended our holiday as it was anything but enjoyable.


Note: This review was left while under different management

We went to this Caravan first around 4 years ago. We hired a caravan from a private owner who had theirs pitched at the site. The caravan was advertised on ebay so we knew from the photos we were getting nice accommodation. The site itself was fairly quiet, the shop was okay for the basics but we did a weekly shop in the nearby Tesco in Scarborough. I thought the fish and chip shop was not bad either and the prices fair compared to on the seafront. We only went into the bar when the kids entertainment was on, which was good and a chance to relax while they were entertained. The pool was small, the changing room not private at all, just a box room with pegs, when I went in I understood why people went down to the pool already in costume, usually with a big towel around them. It wasn't the cleanest changing room and the shower was a sorry sight. The site has a nice little playground for the kids and overall smartly laid out. We hired the same caravan for a couple of years and then decided to hire one directly from Crows Nest itself. We went for a brand new 2008 caravan, thinking we could go away and relax in a nice new caravan and enjoy our holiday...Well! How wrong were we! Their idea of a fully equiped holiday home consited of thick scratchy grey bitty blankets thrown on each bed...yes we took our own quilt covers and sheets thinking we'd get a quilt at least but no. We had to sleep with the empty quilt covers over us and to leave the electric heat on all night! The TV was one that we actually had at home in the kitchen in early 1980's, you know, the sort with manual tuning, a goldfish bowl screen and not the best reception,tiny not even 14 inch! There were no lamps in the place to create a cosy atmopsphere at night, no dvd player or radio. No toaster, no microwave and the kettle wasn't even electric. It was a metal one that whistles when it boils. I would never ever hire a caravan from Crows Nest itself again, but I would go back to one of the private ones if they ever came up on ebay again.
Crows Nest Caravan Park, North Yorkshire


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Note: This review was left while under different management

I recently stayed on this site with my tent; it’s in an excellent location with its cliff top views and great facilities. It’s about a ten minute drive to Scarborough, which is well worth a visit. We also went to Whitby which is about 20 mile from Scarborough and is much nicer than Bridlington (about the same distance in the other direction).

The facilities on the site are very good, the on site shop is surprisingly big and stocks most things, the chip shop is well priced and stays open till quite late (11:30pm). The toilets were quite a way from the tent, but they were clean, the showers were free but the shower cubicles are small. While we were there the on site pub was very busy and on Saturday had a live band on which were surprisingly good. I didn’t venture in to the pool but it looked clean and well maintained, although quite small. There is a freezer situated in the shop for freezer packs, but you do have to pay(I think it’s about 20p per pack).

This site’s well worth a visit, the views are amazing, it’s clean and friendly, with excellent facilities.

The Past

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** This review was originally posted by nichola from leeds. **

This site is not bad, you dont have access to the beach unless you can mountaineer, but the view is good, (its on a cliff) you can get down but not with small children my 6 year old couldn't get down,
if you go with a tent your right at the top of a hill, but you have water, bins, and play area nearby, they are at the top too.the toilets are a bit further down!
The onsite pub is good, sky sports were on, they have pool tables and you can sit outside,
The indoor pool is good too it has a slide,
The shop is well stocked and the prices are reasonable, (i've seen worse) the beer is a bit expensive but then again where isnt it? 90p for a can of carling and £1.25 for stella, i think thats expensive,
Its a 10 min drive to scarborough ( we went to tesco to stock up on supplies there)
The fish and chip shop prices were reasonable too, i was quite surprised!!
Barbecues are allowed!!
Theres a nice walk to filey if you like walking my 3 year old managed it (across the cliff top) its not 2 miles though like it states, it felt more like 3 1/2 but the views are worth it, i think i would go back here for the views,
There was a rowdy lot turn up, they put their music on really loud but within 15 mins the owner came round in his land rover and asked them to turn it down, you can have your music on just not so it disturbs everybody,
We had a good time eveybody is friendly,
It cost us £13.50 per night for 4 adults and 3 children, which i thought was good! you have to leave by midday which is better than 10am but we left earlier to have a day at bridlington before we came home!!
its a nice site, clean and friendly, they came to take all the rubbish twice a day the tiolets and showers were clean, the toilets a bit of a walk from the tent when your having a few beers though, (especially if like me you cant stop going) so i would recommend you take a bucket!!!! (he he)

Guestbook reviews

Last camping trip of the year so decided on the Yorkshire coast and what a lovely site. Can imagine it gets busy in the summer months so book early if you want an EHU pitch. There are plenty of showers some with hand basins in them as well so you don't have to waste time queuing to clean your teeth, loads of toilets and also wash hand basins. Their are a few separate cubicles with shaving sockets for the gents also. Can't comment on the ladies but in the same building so I imagine they are the same without the shaving cubicles. 2 family bathrooms and a good size laundry room are also accommodated for in the same building.

A decent sized play area for kids, and the views from the site are amazing.

A good on site shop although stocks were being run down for closed season, selling everything that you would need whilst camping including daily papers.

The surrounding area has plenty to offer also with Scarborough being only a 10 minute drive away and Filey 5. Both having supermarkets in them. The Moors are a stones throw also.

Saw the afore mentioned foxes but then you would expect that where there are people and food.

All in all an excellent stay.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

Splendid camp site with wonderful amenities. Lovely pool, clean, modern shower block, well stocked shop, fish n chip shop (fish was superb, thick white flakes and excellent batter) and all services to the pitch. Bus stop outside camp site to Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington. Access to coast path for a lovely walk to Filey or Scarborough. Good to not be inundated with 6 pages of rules as is the case with lots of sites these days. My only critique is my own preference for fully enclosed loos and showers

We have two dogs and no kids but there were plenty of large open spaces for kids and a large dog walking field.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

This is by far the very best campsite I have ever been on right from the friendly helpful staff to the amazing views from the beautiful cliff top location. This site is perfect. We have stayed here several times over the last few years and this site is never a disappointment it has something to please everyone.

Crows nest has a lovely relaxing feel and the amenities are always spotlessly clean and very good they have thought of everything I love the little dressing rooms where we can have a wash and dress in privacy also the showers are well designed and there are hairdryers and electricity sockets available at no extra cost. The useful laundry area has washing machines and dryers, a seating area and a hot drinks machine and is reasonably priced. There is a fantastic fish and chip shop and a well stocked shop on site the pub is really good and has live music at a weekend. You are allowed to take dogs in the conservatory area where you can enjoy a drink with your dogs and still watch the entertainment. For the kiddies there is a lovely play area which my granddaughter enjoyed, also a swimming pool and small amusement area. The views from the cliff top are stunning. This site is very well looked after and has a really nice laid back feeling to it. I have visited other sites this year in Cornwall and crows nest is by far the best for me it really feels like coming home. We have just enjoyed a fantastic weekend camping at crows nest and cant wait to return. Thank you Crows Nest.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

We stayed for 1week. We found the staff on reception very polite. They had no problem with me asking to change my allocated pitch to a different one, then for me to change my mind back to the original one. Women.

Toilets and showers were excellent, plenty of them available. And cleaned 2 or 3 times daily.

Free hair dryer and plug points in shower block. Lots of people charging mobile phones. I would recommend a curtain on the 2 family room doors, witnessed a woman dressing in front of the door before she quickly realised she could be seen. The shop was fully stocked and reasonably priced. The bar was nice and tidy with friendly staff. Chip shop was good and not too expensive. Play area was great. Kids enjoyed it. Site was very clean. Nice walk from the top of the site along the cliff tops.

I didn't use the swimming pool or the wifi, so can't really comment on them.

All in all a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely go again.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

When we arrived at the site check in was quick and easy. The chap on reception was friendly and helpful. We stayed on the serviced pitches during our 10 night stay, the pitches were great close to the toilet block which was excellent the cleaner was in at 2 o'clock in the morning when I had to go. Tv reception was great

The pool was good and at the £2. 00 a day and you could go back when you wanted in that day. The shop was well stocked and the prices were what you would expect to pay at any other holiday site, there is a tesco in filey and a Morrison's not to far away. We thought the prices in the bar were ok for 2 pints of lager 1pint of cider and 2 cokes. The takeaway were very nice and good value. It could do with a cafe or maybe start and do barmeals. All the staff at the site were very friendly and helpful. Nothing seemed to be a bother to them. The site does get busy on a weekend but that is to be expected at this time of year. The only concern we had was that the cars stuck to the speed limint of 10mph going past the statics but when they got to the dog walking field they speeded up it is an accident waiting to happen and some campers seemed to have a problem with understanding a one way system

We would definitely stay here again Thank you Crows Nest for a excellent holiday.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

We have just returned home from camping at this park for a week and we have enjoyed staying at the crows nest holiday park. We phoned up on the morning before setting off to see if there was space and what time we could arrive to be told that their is lots off space and you can take your pick of your own pitch if coming and not paying for hook up and we could arrive any time so we did and we arrived at reception 3 hrs later, check in was good and fast and helpful given us a map and telling us where toilets, shop etc where. The site is friendly and does get busy in high season the only negative points I have is with the showers not staying on a long time before pressing the button again but the shower/toilet block are very clean and one more negative point is if you pitch up near to the cliff end it does seem to get windy in this location so putting up the tent can be a bit of a chew, apart from that we had a great week camping here and will be returning without fail well done crows nest keep up the good work.


Crows Nest Caravan Park

Stayed at Crows Nest for 5 days in early July, in our tent with EHU, just two of us and the two dogs.

Cars can be parked alongside each numbered pitch, for ease of unloading, the pitches have a wooden fence separating each other so you know where your boundaries are, though pitches on the non-electric areas are less formal. We were sited on the closest pitch to the modern, clean, shower block, which was great as my wife can’t walk too far.

5 wash-up sinks, under the veranda of the shower blocks with constant hot water, washers and dryers and a hot drink machine in the laundry at the other end of the building.

Dog friendly, with a dog exercise park over the back of our pitch behind the shower block, and access to the Cleveland Way and overlooking the cliffs at the top of the site. Bar on site, and well stocked shop also, where you can freeze your freezer blocks for 20p each. Fish & Chippy opposite shop, not open every day, but opening days advertised outside. Chain Pub/ restaurant (Plough?) on the roundabout by the petrol station is closest, but a short drive or 20 minute walk into Lebberston to the Ox, has hand draw guest beers, and a full menu, as does the Bull in Gristhorpe, a little further away. 5 mins drive to Filey with all its amenities.

Although we did not have children with us the large play park is located by the Shower blocks, which seemed to keep all the kids happy, plus an indoor swimming pool in the main bar/Shop/Reception block. Would definitely recommend this site to families and couples/ dog walkers alike!


Crows Nest Caravan Park