I must admit that I was slightly put off by the fact that Homing described itself as a ‘Holiday Park’ – I had visions of organised activities and a campsite equivalent of Butlins. Thankfully, it’s not like that at all! The static caravans are completely separate to the camping area but all are welcome to make use of the facilities such as a bar/restaurant, laundry, small swimming pool, tennis court, five-a-side pitch and children’s playground. There is no shop at the site. When we checked in, we were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and directed to our pitch.
This is a nice sized site with 43 pitches, meaning that booking is recommended. While it was relatively quiet when we visited, I imagine that you don’t feel on top of your neighbours when it is busy as there are plenty of hedges and trees to screen the pitches. The pitches are grassy and level. Every pitch has water, electric, TV point, lighting, and waste drainage provided (no extra charge). Families and dogs are made welcome at the site (dogs must be kept on a lead at all times). We had a good night’s sleep – the only noise we heard was coming from the A299.
We were impressed with the modern and accessible toilet and shower block which apparently has been graded 5 stars in the Loo of the Year award! The facilities are separate for men and women (3 showers and 3 toilets in each, I seem to recall) and there is also a separate facility for families. There is no charge to use the showers though we did have to queue for showers in the morning (the queues would presumably be longer during peak season).
There’s not much in Seasalter but we walked from the campsite into Whitstable for the afternoon (takes around 40 minutes). Whitstable is a beautiful harbour town famous for its fishing (particularly oysters). It’s a lovely place to spend an afternoon strolling around the shops and galleries or sampling the local ale and cuisine.
On a sunny day, a drink and an ice cream by the sea at the quayside is highly recommended. Homing Park’s nearest pub (aside from the on-site bar) is probably a 10 minute walk, though we didn’t visit it.
Cost: In 2009, the tariffs were £17 per night off-peak and £22 per night during the peak season for each camper/tent and up to 4 people. A returnable £10 deposit is also required for a pass for the automated traffic barrier on the site.