Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach Campsite

Marfells Beach area

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51 Rankers Reviews

21 Face-to-Face

299 Basic Camping

42 Blenheim

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Marfells Beach Recreation Reserve

Information

Beautiful campsite beside a gravel beach not far from Lake Grassmere. Enjoy the sea and sun, or walk along the beach at low tide to Cape Campbell Lighthouse. Toilets, water and cold showers available.
No fires permitted.

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Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandMarlboroughBlenheim

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

All year.

Contact

Calllocal

Callintl

Accommodation

  • Unpowered Campsite

    Number of tent sites - 30.

    Adult $8/day
    Child $4/day

Reviews

Showing 8 reviews of 51.

Susie's avatar

Susie

Ranking: 10/10

Camp right on the edge of the beach.
Road turns into a gravel track and paradise opens up.
Jeff, the camp host, is a lovely chap .... people like Jeff
looking after the site enables us to camp there. A very fine gentleman.
Two toilet blocks containing a cold shower in each.
The water must be boiled for at least 3 mins, filtered and treated.
I will go back to this late piece of heaven.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Shannon

Ranking: 1/10

We arrived late, location was actually quite nice. The DOC guy made me uneasy on arrival and when I was filling out paperwork he asked for my pH number. Thinking nothing of it I asked if my husbands would be ok as I knew his off by heart. Thinking it was part of the booking process. Apparently if I have a husband he doesn't need my number... Yeah not a great start. Female with 3 kids and the camp manager makes a pass in the middle of the night. We made sure to set up between 2 ppl that would easily rouse if there was any disruption. A tent site with kids and 2 parents and a couple also in a tent. As far from the managers caravan as we could. Figured if anything dodge happened they'd hear it faster than a camper van. Internet was hit and miss too but I made sure friends knew where we were and what happened in case it turned to custard. Unless the current manager moves on we won't be back sadly. It was a nice location but isolated so not somewhere you want to be if you don't feel safe

Reviewed 2 months ago

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helbel

Australia

Ranking: 4/10

A great place to spend the night listening to the waves. Beach grey sand and dolphins present. One set of toilets and showers very dirty and the other ok. DOC host extremely rude when I unknowingly presented my Campers conservation pass purchased from Rankers that it was not ok to be used that time of year. We had to pay 8 dollars each for the night. Have found the Campers conservation pass not worth the hassle as can't be used widely. The DOC host made a totally inappropriate comment to my partner about females. It is time he stopped doing this job.

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Molly

Ranking: 9/10

Amazing scenery, we got there at night and easily got a park away from others overlooking the ocean. Clean flushing toilets and a cold shower available.

Reviewed 3 months ago and experienced in November 2018

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Lukas

Ranking: 7/10

Nice place for camping with ocean view.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Jasmine

Ranking: 7/10

Not a bad spot for the price. Extremely busy though! We arrived at around 7 and barely managed to find a space for our tent. Everyone kind of Parks/tents up on the side of the road. As expected for the Christmas holidays though I guess. Beautiful beach. Quiet in the evenings. Be prepared to wake up to the squawking of guls at 5am! Clean toilets and a cold shower which was all we needed.

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Clive Craven

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Why do stupid people give a poor rating due to the conduct of other people at a campsite?
This rating system is for the campsite, not outside influences.

Reviewed 5 months ago and experienced in January 2018

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Jason

Ranking: 1/10

Road closed sign at highway turn-off. Didn’t venture any further. 😢

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Nick Morrison

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