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Caravan park investing in new accommodation to meet the demand from visitors


Harbour Side Caravan Site in Maryport has introduced three new camping pods and almost tripled its number of pitches for the 2021 season.

The site in Cumbria, which is on the doorstep of the Lake District, decided to expand after being inundated with requests from holidaymakers and has increased its number of motorhome and caravan pitches for the 2021 season from 10 to 28.

Pauline Gorley, general manager of Maryport Harbour and Marina, which owns and operates the Harbour Side Caravan Site, said: “We realised there was potential for more caravan and motorhome pitches, as well as the new camping pods, because we had so many enquiries from visitors who wanted to stay here.

“The views are fantastic, it’s just five minutes from the town centre and is a great base for exploring the Lake District.

“Our visitors love seeing the sunset over the sea, watching the fishing boats coming and going in the harbour, as well as the yachts which are berthed in the marina.”

The new camping pods include a double bed, seating area, fridge, microwave, outdoor picnic area and Ghyll House Upholstery created the cushions for the seating and beds in the pods.

The foam-filled cushions were covered with a soft blue vinyl to provide a practical and comfortable stay for visitors.

Joe McAlpine, general manager at Ghyll House Upholstery, said the team was delighted to be involved in the project.

“The location of the caravan site combined with the facilities make it a great location for anyone looking for a staycation on the coast,” he said. “We were pleased to be able to use our specialist upholstery skills to provide furnishings for the new camping pods.”

The camping pods are set to open to guests from May 17 in line with the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions. The caravan and motorhome pitches opened to visitors on April 12, with the whole site currently being landscaped ahead of the full reopening next month.

To find your perfect campsite, have a look at Campsite Finder, which has hundreds of campsites to choose from.

Pictures courtesy Maryport Harbour and Marina


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