• suzytheexplorer

Camping at ‌Kingfisher Caravan Park‌

This is the only place on The Unplanned Road Trip that I had booked because we wanted to see the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. We found that it was going to be cheaper to stay in Gosport at the Kingfisher Caravan Park and then get the ferry to Portsmouth instead of staying in Portsmouth.

We stayed here for 2 nights, from the Friday to Sunday, and absolutely loved it. We booked a pitch that was £20 a night, a total bargain! The site is quite big offering pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, etc but it also hires out static caravans.

All the staff were very welcoming and helpful from the lady on the front desk, to the bar and restaurant staff.

When you first arrive you have to go to reception, you will be given the codes for the gates and bathrooms and told where you need to go.

We managed to get a pitch next to the shower/toilet block by the trees so didn’t have far to go when we felt the need, although people going in the middle of the night and letting the door slam shut wasn’t great.

The shower/toilet blocks were kept really clean the whole time we were there, it was warm in the night as well. The showers were those push button showers so they turn themselves off after a few minutes and the temperature went up cold and hot if there was more than one shower going but it was ok if you are the only one in there.

There is 2 sinks with hot and cold water on one wall out the back of to the shower/toilet block so you can do your washing up.

They have a club house with a bar, restaurant, an arcade and a few nice outdoor seating areas. They put on quiz nights, BBQs, discos and do raffles, they did a music quiz on our first night and the second night was an Easter raffle and a disco. Both nights there was a BBQ in the outdoor seating area out the back by the restaurant.

They aren’t massively strict but they want to make sure that everyone is having fun and a great time so they don’t like people being really noisy at night, dogs barking, inappropriate behavior, that sort of thing. While we were there, there was a big group of people with 2 dogs, which was fine until 1 of them wouldn’t stop barking and it’s owners were taking on the “ignore the dog and it will stop barking” technic which didn’t work a lot. Other campers were starting to shout and scream at them to get the dog to stop barking but they did nothing until a man, not sure if he was a manager or not, came along and told them that if they didn’t stop the dog from barking, they would be made to leave. The dog soon stopped barking thank goodness.

There is free wifi but it is only in the club house and you need to get the code from a sign at the bar.

The site is close to the beach, 5 minutes to an Asda and just under 10 minutes to the ferry port to get to Portsmouth.

It’s perfect if you just want somewhere to park up, camp and chill out for a few days, a week or a few weeks. We are planning on going back, that’s how much we love it there.