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Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory

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Aughacasla, Castlegregory Ireland
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The Anchor Caravan Park nestles in a semi circle of the spectacular Slieve Mish Mountains in Castlegregory, County Kerry. The family-run park was established in 1971 when it was carved out of boggy farmland by George Searle and his family. The Searle family originally from Reading in England became so captivated by the beauty of Ireland they became Irish citizens. Chris and his family, wife Anne and children Jennifer and Peter, are the hands-on owners and proprietors of the park. The park is open from Easter Thursday – 24th September. Our park is well laid out with 30 pitches While staying at The Anchor Caravan Park, holidaymakers can enjoy spending time on the beach that adjoins the park. It stretches out for about 20km along the north coast of the Dingle Peninsula. We hope and believe that there is everything a camper or caravanner could want to make their holiday pleasant.
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RCC1971 wrote a review Jan 2022
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Our family of five absolutely enjoyed our stay at the excellent Anchor Caravan Park in August 2021. I must say Anne and Chris could not have made us feel more welcome. Everything was friendly, efficient and easy. The park itself is inviting, pretty and incredibly well maintained. The bathrooms and showers were immaculate. I would venture to say, probably the cleanliest in Ireland. Covid preparations on site were well thought out and made us feel safe. The location is superb. The whole area where the caravan park is situated is magical. We particularly enjoyed the incredible beach metres from the caravan park and cycling down to the local village, Castlegregory, with its cute shops, great Pizza, quality restaurants and fab speciality coffee. Anchor Caravan Park is a really special place for sure. We’ll look forward to another visit with pleasure.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mel Pople wrote a review Sep 2021
Mauritius149 contributions128 helpful votes
Lovely well organized camping ground, the facilities was clean and adequate Showers are nice and spacious, there are facilities for young children and a beautiful swimming beach on your doorstep, everything you need just there
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Peter Searle, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Dear deluxtraveler, Thank you ever so much for your review. We can see you contribute regularly on TripAdvisor, therefore your positive feedback means a lot to us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and our fabulous beach. Hopefully we have the pleasure to see you again sometime soon. All the best, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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Angela C wrote a review Sep 2021
Wicklow, Ireland69 contributions46 helpful votes
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5 stars 🌟 isn't enough to award this beautiful campsite, as it is even better run, better presented & cleaner than campsites I have previously rated 5 stars!! It is the little touches that speak of passion & pride in your business & Anne & Chris have achieved this no end. A genuine warmth in the welcome, a quiet unobtrusive presence, a sense of safety & security, all combined with the majestic mountains, wild flowers, blackberry bushes, Willy wagtails & a beach to die for led to a wonderful week in our little caravan. Thank you Anne & Chris. Angela & Gary
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is private access to the beach from the caravan pk. over sand dunes, approx 4 minutes over...
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Response from Peter Searle, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Dear Angela & Gary, Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. We are truly passionate about our park and it is fantastic to receive such positive feedback from lovely people like yourselves. It makes all the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you soon. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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Kingdomofkerry wrote a review Jul 2021
Tralee, Ireland24 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic caravan park everything you could need. And close proximity to Castlegregory for some lovely restaurants or takeaways. Beach just a pathway down at bottom of park, it’s a beautiful clean beach, the kids loved it. The facilities were excellent they also have 2 small playgrounds. Well worth a visit will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peter Searle, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 21 Sep 2021
Dear Kingdomofkerry, Firstly, thank you very much for your fantastic review. Your TripAdvisor name couldn't be more relevant, so we trust you are familiar with Co Kerry and so your feedback goes that bit further. We are delighted you and your children enjoyed your stay with is. We pride ourselves on being a truly family holiday park and are just blessed with our stunning beach. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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Juneygogs wrote a review Jun 2021
Ireland221 contributions114 helpful votes
Anchor park is what all Irish caravan parks should aspire to be. Just about everything you want in a caravan site except a shop which is only a 10 min walk up a country road. From entry to exit there is nothing I could fault. We were just 2 adults and a small dog in a campervan. We stayed 2 nights, used all the spotless, covid19 compliant facilities and wished we could have stayed longer. The beach out the back gate goes on for miles, 17km according to the guide books and tides and it was just wonderful to walk, few brave souls did go swimming. Chris, Anne and all the team are to be commended on a wonderful job and we look forward to returning again and again
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Anchor Caravan Park, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 12 Jul 2021
Dear Juneygogs, Thanks ever so much for this fantastic review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us so much and we hope to welcome you again soon. Indeed we are blessed with our beautiful beaches and it’s just a shame you couldn’t stay longer as there is so much to discover in the area. Be sure to let us know next time you're planning a trip so we can make some recommendations. Once again thank you. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners – Anchor Caravan Park
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Clare D wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have visited lots of campsites in Ireland and we keep coming back to the Anchor Caravan Park. The setting is beautiful, the sites are spacious and the place is always spotless. The grounds are really well kept, with lovely flowers, hedging and cute wooden carvings etc dotted around. Great wetsuit area for water sports enthusiasts and access to a fab beach. Also recommend seven hogs for food just 10 mins or so walk. Perfect! Covid signage, arrangements etc are really well done, it feels very safe there.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peter Searle, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 12 Jul 2021
Dear 645clared, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to read your positive feedback and delighted that you find yourself returning again and again. There is a lovely sense of community here at Anchor Caravan Park thanks to our many regulars such as yourself. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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smile2000star wrote a review Aug 2019
Ontario, Canada96 contributions34 helpful votes
This park has many amenities; 2 childrens parks, a games rooms, a camp kitchen, showers(cost), laundry(cost) and beach access. They are all in working order but some could use to be updated. There is only one dryer. Electricity at no cost. The beach is a short walk away and it is a long beautiful stretch of smooth sand. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. There is a hairdryer in the laundry room as well as secure charging stations. Great spot to camp before touring Dingle.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from ChrisandAnneS, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear smile2000star, Thank you for taking to the time to share your feedback here on Trip Advisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you had a wonderful time exploring the Dingle Peninsula. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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Mark C wrote a review Jul 2019
Cork, Ireland61 contributions26 helpful votes
The Anchor is a perfectly equipped site snuggled onto the stunning Kerry coastline. We stayed in a mobile home and our overall experience was so good we've booked for next year already. The site has everything you need including two decent playgrounds (safe, with sand as their base) and a gate leading to a short path to the gorgeous beach. The climb back up this path is a small bit steep but good exercise ☺ There's an alternative longer route back if this climb is too much for you. The owners of the park are very nice and very helpful. On the rare occasion we needed anything it was no trouble to them. I can't vouch for the onsite camping facilities i.e. showers, toilets etc. as we didn't need to use them, but if the standard of every other aspect of the park is anything to go by I'm sure they're also very good. The nearest shop I would say is in nearby Camp village, about a 7 or 8 minute drive away. The nearest supermarket would be in Tralee, about a 20 odd minute drive away. My advice would be (if you rent a mobile home) is to do a big shop in Tralee on your first day and fill the fridge and cupboards. That way you won't need to venture out for a shop for the rest of your time. Tip: This is by no means a criticism of the park as it's a very small issue but I'd recommend bringing an oven pan or two with you as the mobile home we stayed in had only the grill pan, which made cooking pizzas and other foods a bit awkward. No big deal, just a tip. Overall though, this was one of the best weeks holidays we've ever had as a family (my wife, three year old and six year old boys and myself). The sun shone for five out of the seven days, which helps, but the Anchor park made it all the more enjoyable. Couldn't recommend it enough.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PeterS5448, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 19 Jul 2019
Dear HungryCliffy, Firstly, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to you for this wonderful review!! We are overwhelmed to read your positive remarks about the caravan park and to know that this has been one of the best holidays you and your family have ever had. It really doesn’t get much better than that for us and we are so pleased to read this. Furthermore, as a top tip for next time our closest village is Castlegregory. This would be the perfect place to either do a big stock-up shop or a daily shop in the local Spar supermarket. The village is only approximately 3 kilometres away and can be easily reached by foot in approximately 30 minutes along a quiet country lane with very little traffic. Our guests choose to walk this route to Castlegregory as it is in general a nice walk with beautiful surroundings ;) Or by car you are talking 5 minutes. The village is also well equipped with some lovely restaurants, cafes and pubs too!! Finally, regarding the feedback on the kitchen equipment we would like to thank you for this. Since receiving your review your have already purchased some additional pots and pans to be placed in our mobile home rentals. So you and others need not worry for future visits :) Thank you once again for your lovely comments and we do hope to welcome you back very soon. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle – Owners, Anchor Caravan Park
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charlie and me wrote a review Jul 2019
Waterford, Ireland16 contributions40 helpful votes
Anchor caravan park is well worth a visit. the staff are very helpful, the site is very well maintained and the beach is just at the end of the caravan park. We stayed in our motorhome for 2 nights and it was great...
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PeterS5448, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 14 Jul 2019
Dear aaron b, Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased to know that you had a nice stay with us during your recent trip to Castlegregory. We very much hope to welcome you back again soon and that maybe next time you can stay a little longer in order to discover the magnificent delights we have in our surrounding area :) Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners - Anchor Caravan Park
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Dawn S wrote a review Jul 2019
Taunton, United Kingdom24 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are thinking of going to Ireland with a dog ... don’t! But if like us you can’t even think of leaving Fido at home then I highly recommend Anchor Caravan Park. One of the few dog friendly campsites in the area ... and literally yards from the campsite you will find the sand dunes and the miles and miles of nearly empty golden sands. The owners couldn’t work harder to make the site welcoming, clean and comfortable. Enjoy your stay!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from PeterS5448, Owner at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Responded 5 Jul 2019
Dear Dawn S, Thank you for your magnificent review. We take pride in being a dog friendly establishment and we are delighted that this made the difference for you during your recent stay with us. With such beautiful surroundings, we think it is important for us to be a dog friendly park because our location offers endless beautiful beaches and untouched countryside to be discovered with your pet companion on a daily basis. Some would call it a doggy paradise !! Thank you once more and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Chris & Anne Searle Owners – Anchor Caravan Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory
Which popular attractions are close to Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Nearby attractions include Glenteenassig Forest Park (6.3 km), Glanteenassig Wood (2.7 km), and Original Kerry Craft Centre (2.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pisces Restaurant, Ashes Pub and Restaurant, and Spillane's Bar.
Is Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Aughacasla.
Are pets allowed at Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Anchor Caravan Park, Castlegregory?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tralee Workhouse (2.6 km).