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Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park, Cardwell

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43A Marine Parade 500 m N of Post Office. Caravan park entrance is in Raleigh street which is a side street off the Hwy. Signs on Hwy. Ph: 07 4066 8550 or 1800 005 633. Top Tourist member. Dogs on leash.

Report By: Peter & Lee(125)
Date of Stay: July 2017 Rating: 4
Very busy park. Need to book well ahead in winter months
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $38 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $34.20, reduced for Top Tourist discount. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, dump point, book swap available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Great location close to paved waterfront walkways. Dog friendly
Disliked:- Design of amenities allowed leaves to be blown in. These were swept out daily but not much other maintenance occurred.
Parking:- Need to park on the street as there is only a single lane for entry & exit.
Added Touches:- Attached restaurant
Local Information:- Pretty area with paved walkways into town. Coral Sea memorial park worth a visit

Report By: Peter WH(100)
Date of Stay: July 2015 Rating: 3
I stayed there for three nights.everyone was packed in like sardines. Not everyone had a slab,only the small vans or motorhomes had slabs. I was moved three times due to the fact that being a BIG van, I was blocking those who wanted to park in a small spot. Not worth the money that I spent for the three nights...$99:00 incl. the Top Tourist discount. It rained the last night I was there,and to be honest I was glad to get out of the place .I didn't use the amenities, as I used my own, but used the laundry and that was OK. My advise is don't book in there during peak time its terrible.

Report By: Happy Frank(15)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 3.5
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, cleanliness was average, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites. Basic camp kitchen. Quiet, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, a few permanents. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Compact has a good happy hour in their bar, almost right on the beach and close to everything in town.
Disliked:- Nearly all sites are slabs, we have a soft floor camper trailer so not ideal but we managed okay.

Report By: KFT(14)
Date of Stay: July 2014 Rating: 4
This park is in great shape after Cyclone Yasi and is as busy as ever. Neat and tidy and friendly.
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $32.40, reduced for Top Tourist discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Inadequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, kiosk, dump point, book swap available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, claustrophobic park, adequate shade, no permanents. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, well maintained park.
Liked:- Great location, nice restaurant, good amenities, grassy sites. Manager gave us a list of available sites and said see which one you like and let me know.
Disliked:- Sites seem to be suited to smaller caravans although there are a few larger sites, quickly taken and when full the place is a little crowded.
Parking:- Please don't block the driveway.
Added Touches:- Happy hour every afternoon from 4 discount beer and wine at the restaurant, Sunday is pizza night.
Local Information:- Lots to do and see around Cardwell and district, that will keep you busy for a week or more.
Road Conditions:- Good highway.