A two night midweek break saw myself and family members take our two motorhomes and travel the short distance across the Mersey to the Wirral Peninsula as we visited the Caravan and Motorhome Clubs’ (CAMC), Wirral Country Park Site.
About the Site
Wirral Country Park Club Site is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club in Thurstaston on the Wirral, Merseyside.
The site is accessed along the A540 just west of the M53 motorway. It’s clearly is signposted on your approach and is located off Station Road. The site has the capacity to take touring caravans and motorhomes but it doesn’t accommodate tents.
On arrival, having pulled into the reception centre waiting bay, we went and spoke with the member of staff on reception. We were greeted with a friendly welcome and after a few minutes of processing our payment and an explanation of the site we were on our way to our pitch. We were given a choice of pitches and asked to come back to reception and let them know which pitch we’d chosen once we had a chance to look around.
The reception also stocked some basic items for you to purchase. This is particularly useful should you forget something, like I did. My toothbrush!
We chose a pitch that suited us and where we were able to put both motorhomes together. Once we’d parked up, plugged in and put the kettle on, we took a stroll to reception to let them know that we’d finally settled on our pitch.
The pitches were a really good size, with ample space for a motorhome including lots of hardstanding should you wish to set up an awning etc. In fact they were probably the largest of the hardstanding pitches I’d been on anywhere so this was a good start. The pitches weren’t too close so you didn’t have the feeling of being on top of other campers like you may feel on some other sites. The pitch was level and had the electric hookup point bollard close by which also incorporated lighting during the hours of darkness.
The toilet and shower facility were excellent and well maintained, although during our visit the shower cubicles were closed due to Covid pandemic restrictions. In addition there was a washing up area for dishes with three sinks, recycling bins for waste, a chemical toilet emptying point and a motorhome dive over for grey waste and water refills.
This site is situated right near the beach looking over the river Dee to Wales and walks nearby.Motorhome Monkey
Things To Do
- Located on the Wirral Peninsula and in the Wirral Country Park you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy walks or cycling. There are plenty of open spaces and as you venture outside the campsite you’ll find dedicated barbecue points to enjoy with friends or family to relax when the sun shines.
- Thurstaston Beach provides a mixture of sand, pebbles and rock pools for you to walk along. If you prefer there are cliff walks providing views across the River Dee or maybe an ice-cream or a coffee in the local cafe.
- If you’re visiting from further afield you may wish to visit Chester (approx 16 miles away) or Liverpool (approx 11 miles away).
The cost for the pitch was £10 per unit and £8.80 per adult. A total of £18.80 per night for 1 person and a motorhome including electric hookup and facilities. Luckily I had a £10 off CAMC voucher so for the two nights it was great value at only £27.
Motorhome Monkey thoughts
This site is exceptionally well maintained and really clean. It’s ideal for a quiet getaway break. The facilities and grounds are well kept. With the beach close by and the opportunity for pleasant walks in the local area it’s a lovely little place to stay. Would I return here again? Most definitely, it’s not far from where I live and yet provides a welcome escape.