On a scenic headland in Northumberland, Church Point Caravan Park welcomes families - and their dogs, should they wish to bring them along - to a location that is truly unfettered.
Open from March to November, this Park Holidays resort offers luxurious, fully-equipped holiday homes, most of which enjoy expansive views across the bay. Church Point Caravan Park is perfectly located to enjoy peaceful coastal walks, stroll on the sandy beach or picnic by the sea. Spend your days picking shells from the beach, chasing crabs in rock pools and revel in the serenity of this natural environment. Your children can play freely on the clean beach and walking the dog in the fresh sea air is recommended.
The park has chosen to focus on the simple pleasures of our striking surroundings with the sea on our doorstep and as such there is no on-site entertainment, the whole natural landscape is yours to enjoy, unspoiled! However, guests are encouraged to make use of all the facilities available at the nearby Sandy Bay Holiday Park, should they wish to.
Just next door to Church Point, though, you can enjoy a game of golf with some friends. If you feel you need a change of scenery, a short walk will take you to the village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea which offers a variety of friendly pubs and shops. The 13th century Parish Church and the newly renovated Newbiggin Maritime Centre are major attractions.
Naturalists tracking the North Sea seabird migratory passage flock to the promenade in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, the longest in the area, each spring and autumn.
You could plan your holiday at Church Point Caravan Park around the annual Old Ship Music Festival in Newbiggin. Local and international bands, musicians, and comedians are invited to play and perform to raise money for charity, and the event is always a fun and welcoming occasion.
The Northumbrian countryside and coastal drive are all within easy reach of Church Pont Caravan Park, as is the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Please note that there are no facilities or entertainment on the Park at Church Point. Guests staying at this quiet & relaxing Park are welcome to make use of the facilities, and enjoy the Sports & Leisure activities and family entertainment on offer, at Sandy Bay Holiday Park, just a short drive away.
Whatever your interest, from fishing to mountain biking or golf to history, Church Point is the ideal base to enjoy any activity you fancy, at your leisure.
Local attractions include:
The Alnwick Garden
Whitehouse Farm Centre
Blue Reef Aquarium
Local Sports Centre, squash, badmington, football, multi-sports court. Use of Sandy Bays facilities
Tyne & Wear 15 Jun 2004
Are you looking for a holiday where you can relax away from the hustle of normal life? Are you looking for clean beach where your children can play? Are you looking for a place where you, your family and dog can enjoy walks in fresh sea air? Then Church Point could be exactly what you're looking for!
Here you wont find onsite entertainment provided for you, nor will you find a swimming pool or other amenities - however if you feel like a night out, or a shopping trip, the village of Newbiggin-by-the-sea is just 3 minutes walk from Church Point - in fact, the first pub you encounter is less than a minutes walk from leaving the site! For the children, there's a great play area just off the site with things for children of various ages and abilities to enjoy.
The shops in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea are somewhat limited, both in terms of what they offer, and the times they open - this village still honours shorter opening times although the local supermarket does open until late at night - there are other towns within a short drive including the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, and for those who need a little retail therapy during their vacation, the MetroCentre isn't too far away.
The Northumbrian countryside and coastal drive are within a short drive of the village, and it's also possible to get to some places, such as Newcastle, Morpeth - and of course neighbouring Ashington - by public transport using the bus that stops right at the edge of the caravan park.
As someone who has holidayed at Church Point for over 35 years, I've seen it through both the eyes of a small child content picking shells from the beach, or racing crabs in rockpools, and also through the eyes of an adult needing first a refuge from a stressful career, and now as a mother bringing my own small children to enjoy the delights and pleasures of a natural environment. I've seen the Caravan Park transition throough many different managers, but throughout the changes in people, the serenity of the park has always managed to remain in tact.
In contrast to my childhood where we carried all the water we used, and at night read by gas lamps, the caravans at Church Point today are complete with many of the comforts of home including electricity and hot/cold running water. Showers and television are common amenities in most holiday homes on the site, but you need to check what the caravan has before you make your booking if something like a television or radio is essential to the enjoyment of your holiday.
Church Point Caravan Park isn't a huge commercial site with fairgrounds and onsite club house, but if you want a holiday which offers you the natural beauty of the sea on your doorstep, the facilities of village life a short walk away, and the lure of city life less than an hour away, then it's exactly what you're looking for.
BV10, Church Point Caravan Park
Oh, and if you're a golfer - don't forget your clubs - the golf course is a minute's walk from the site!