Why not spend your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays in Kent at Homing Park.
Maintaining a family feel throughout is an important aspect of this park, one of many campsites in Kent. With roots as far back as 1947, Homing Park continues to be family owned to this day, and site wardens are deliberately selected as husband and wife teams to reinforce that ethos.
Homing Park stands in approximately 12 and a half acres within three-quarters of a mile of Seasalter Beach on the north Kent coast. Whitstable and its harbour are just over two miles away.
This campsite has 43 pitches for touring caravans, tents and motorhomes, as well as 195 plots for holiday caravans, some of which are privately owned, while others are available for hire by the week or as a short break. Touring pitches are kept in a separate part of the site, screened from the holiday homes by hedging. With an oval access way, pitches are sited around the edge of the touring area and within the central area of the access track, each pitch separated by hedging.
All pitches are on level grass and have free electric, water, grey-water drainage and TV connections to each pitch. The site struggles to accommodate units that are more than five metres in length (or width), which may cause issues for some, particularly motorhomes, so it is worth checking before turning up. That said, the approach road – Church Lane – is very narrow, so anyone towing or driving a motorhome is recommended to approach via the A299 – the Thanet Way end.
Also on site are a selection of 'timber tents', wooden camping pods that sleep between four and six people and with a small, personal decking area. These pods are ideal for those who like the idea of camping without the hassle of erecting a tent or indeed owning one! Guests do need to bring all their own kit, however, including camping beds and cooking facilities.
For 2014, tourist board inspectors awarded Homing Park a five-star rating and the park also has a 4-pennant rating from the AA, a Silver David Bellamy Award for Conservation, plus the toilets and showers have been given Gold status in the Loo of the Year Awards.
Aside from immaculately kept shower blocks, there is also a small laundry room at Homing Park. There is no shop on site, but there is a small Co-Op within a six-minute walk. For those keen to get out and about on the park, there are two children's play areas, a tennis court and a five-a-side pitch. There's also an outdoor swimming pool, open from May to September (sometimes weekends only) and, run as a separate business to the caravan park, a small clubhouse with a bar. In high season you'll find organised entertainment laid on here in addition to quizzes, bingo and karaoke throughout the year (the campsite is open from 1st April or Good Friday – whichever is the soonest – to the end of the October half-term holiday).
Off site, Whitstable is a renowned fishing town, with a characterful harbour where you can watch the fishing boats come and go, visit oyster fisheries, galleries and boutique shops. The town even has its own annual oyster festival, held every July. And don't forget to sup a pint of the local Shepherd Neame ale, brewed in nearby Faversham – you can take a brewery tour too.
Whitstable Harbour and fish restaraunts, Canterbury and cathedral. There is also Duncan Down, The Swale and Whitstable Museum and Gallery.
Outdoor heated pool on site.
Based on 1 review(s)
North Yorkshire 14 Aug 2012
Really liked this site, the pitches were large, with plenty of room,each pitch has its own utility colum with water, waste,electric and TV point; site is generally well looked after, clean and tidy, nice gardens. The shower block was always clean and well looked after and the staff were always very helpful and friendly.
Club on site is quite small but really nice, food served every day, good food, reasonable prices.
However, a few drawbacks - the site is very close to the A299 and there is constant traffic noise 24/7 which can be disturbing; there are only 2 showers in each block which became a problem when the site filled up; and the TV reception was a bit hit and miss at varying times of the day, but that's not a problem if you don't spend too much time in the caravan/tent. Longish walk to the beach (about 20 mins)which is no good if you have children, but beaches are mostly shingle anyway. Better beaches further east, Margate, Ramsgate etc.
Would probably use the site again if in the area as overall we were quite happy.