Creekside Family Camping

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Anderby Creek

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
Family-friendly, dog-friendly camping with campfires on a beachside farm in Lincolnshire

A handpainted sign on an old wooden pallet asks campers to “Stay up late” and to “Wake up smiling” at Creekside Family Camping. This is our kind of campsite and, in coastal Lincolnshire, it stands out. While other sites in this holiday hotspot are populated with static caravans and tourers, this is a tents-and-campervans-only affair. It’s situated in three pretty meadows on a working farm and provides relaxed and friendly camping within walking distance of the long sandy beach of Anderby Creek.

We weren’t exaggerating when we said this site was friendly. Campfires, dogs and kids are all welcome here; it’s only large all-adult groups and caravans that are not. There’s a definite family vibe to the place and while the charming homemade signs encourage campers to stay up past bedtime, a hush usually descends by 10.30 pm. There are areas set aside for ball games and buckets and spades are available to borrow from an on-site beach hut. This little hub also offers campers the chance to charge phones, freeze ice packs and borrow board games.

These little touches and the site facilities (flushing loos, hot showers and even a dog wash) all point to the experience of the farming folk behind this campsite. The Mowbray family who run the place love camping themselves and it shows. They’ve taken great care to put this site together but have also employed a light touch. Facilities, for example, are immaculately clean but simple; toiletries are provided but eco-friendly and much of what you’ll see on site has been lovingly re-purposed.

It’s a 10-minute walk from your pitch, past the nearby caravans, to the sands of Anderby Creek. The beach is a long stretch that’s as good for a stroll as it is for a sunbathe. There’s a cafe on the sands that does great breakfasts but other than that it’s unspoiled and part of the Lincolnshire Coast Country Park. For the more typical thrills and spills of the seaside, head south to Ingoldmells and Skegness, both within ten miles. Then, when another day on the beach is over, refer back to the handpainted site rules for what to do next: “Smell the fresh air, sit by the campfire, look at the stars” and, most important of all: “Make memories.”

Details

Facilities

There are four unisex toilets, a ‘pee pod’ urinal and four hot showers with eco-friendly Faith in Nature shower gel, shampoo and conditioner included. There are two washing-up sinks, a drinking water point in each of the three camping fields and a chemical disposal point too. The site also has a cold water dog wash with manuka honey shampoo. There's a little beach hut, The Hub, where there's a communal-use freezer for ice packs and secure mobile phone charging as well as bats and balls and buckets and spades to borrow. There are also picnic benches for outside dining. Campfires are welcome on the site but must be raised off the ground and firepits are available to borrow free of charge. A fire starter kit of newspaper, firelighters and kindling and a big bag of logs is £10 (usually enough for two nights). Bags of logs on their own are £6.50 or two for £10.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, dogs – yes. Caravans, motorhomes, stag and hen parties, all-adult groups of more than four people – no.

Nearby

The big attraction here is the vast expanses of sandy beaches. The closest, Anderby Creek, is a short walk of less than half a mile up the road. Wolla Bank is also within walking distance and both fall within the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park.  Those looking for livelier seaside fun will find Ingoldmells, five miles south, and Skegness, five miles further, with fairgrounds, arcades, donkey rides and other traditional seaside attractions.

Food & Drink

You can walk to Popa’s Bar (01754 872374) for burgers, pizzas and fish and chips, in Anderby Creek in three or four minutes (it's less than half a mile away). Nearby, Anderby Beach Café (01754 874000) serves fantastic breakfasts and classic café meals right next to the beach with a lovely outside eating area. Farmer Brown’s Ice Cream (07946 485549) in Huttoft, a five-minute drive from site, is recommended for ice cream which is made on-site from their own dairy herd as well as great coffees and homemade cakes. It also has a great outdoor play area including a large wooden combine and tractors. Seascape NSO (01754 873840) in Chapel St Leonards (a five-minute drive away) is a café right on the sand doing delicious food and drinks and with the odd pop-up restaurant evening and The Marina Fish & Chips (07939 844533 also in Chapel St Leonards is your hosts' favourite for fish and chips. Order online and they’ll even deliver to the campsite gate.

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The Owner Says

Nestled in the middle of the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park, Creekside Family Camping is a relaxed & friendly farm campsite.  Within walking distance of stunning sandy beaches, Creekside is a great base to explore all that Lincolnshire has to offer; from the beauty of The Wolds to the seaside fun of Skegness, there’s something for everyone to discover and explore.  The atmosphere as the sun goes down is is always special on site; As the sun sets and the campfires are lit, the site is truly at its most magical.

Set over three camping fields we offer a mixture of pitch types.  Our first field contains allocated electric and non-electric pitches.   For those that prefer to choose their pitch on arrival our other two fields contain unallocated pitches (just arrive and choose your favourite spot!).  The pitch sizes are large and there is ample space for children to run around and play, with a separate area for ball games.  All are decorated with pretty bunting, straw bales and fairy lights and there are also picnic tables dotted around for campers to use.

We provide an extensive information pack to all our guests before arrival with details of the site and the local area but are always happy to have a chat and recommend things to do and places to eat.  If guests are interested there’s often the opportunity of a tour around the farmyard or a sit on a tractor too!

Pitches

60 camping pitches for tents and campervans.

Creekside Grass Electric Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 9 16 Available
Grass pitch suitable for tents and campervans

Allocated Grass tent pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 24 Available
Grass pitch suitable for tents and campervans

"Pick your own" pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 21 Available
Grass pitch suitable for tents and campervans

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Location

Contact Creekside Family Camping, Bank House Anderby, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE24 5XJ

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Getting There

If using Google maps head for Creekside Camping rather than using the postcode to get to the site entrance. Otherwise from the A52, follow the road all the way through Anderby village. The site is 100 metres on the right-hand side before you meet Roman Bank — if you reach the T-junction you have gone too far! If you are coming from Skegness or Mablethorpe turn down towards Anderby Village from Roman bank and the site is 100m on your left. There are no easy public transport links to reach the site and the owners advise arriving by car. The closest railway station is at Skegness, 10 miles away.

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