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Visitor Reviews - Golden Sands Holiday Park ( Park Holidays Uk )

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Golden Sands Holiday Park ( Park Holidays Uk )
Week Lane
Dawlish
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX7 0LZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0843 178 7070

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Pitches: 2 Basic, 25 Electric, 72 Static Caravans
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 96 Reviews
              6/10 from 96 Reviews


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Reviews:  96 in total, now showing 7 to 12                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Zoe-Louise 3 reviews from this member

Horrendous! The pitches have no drainage at all so when it rained we were literally pitched up in our own private swimming pool. We were pitched at the top of the site near some wild over grown hedges. As we have a large tent we had to squeeze it on the pitch which is fair enough but we had to pitch on brambles and thistles.

We have camped here before so was very disappointed to find how much it has gone downhill.

If they worked as hard to maintain there pitches and looking after campers as they do on caravan sales this would be a great site. As it is now I would not recommend anyone to stay here. :o(

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sjs44 6 reviews from this member

On arrival we were early (1020hrs) & were turned away until 12 when our pitch would be ready, to which the occupants hadn't vacated so we had to wait until they did. There was no urgency from the staff to get us on our booked pitch.

All of the touring pitches were hard standing (road stone etc) & there is a grassed area next to it for your awning. Unfortunately, our pitches grassed area was 8 inches higher than the hard standing so we had to set up our awning on the hard standing area, bad idea!

Due to the heavy rain & the fact there is no drainage for surface water our awning got flooded on day 2 & the awning pegs came out regularly. The grassed areas required some TLC as thistle type weeds had taken over & not the best thing to stand on for us or the kids.

Each pitch has its own tap at the rear & the waste area is not far.

Our pitch was quite level although some arnt which included the grassed areas.

The toilets & showers are free & cleaned every morning. The entertainment in the club is excellent although the bar prices are not the cheapest, 3. 20 for lager & murphys & 3. 50 for strongbow. Also check your change, myself & my partner were short changed more than once!

There is a swimming pool which is split in the middle by glazing which gives you the option of 'indoor or outdoor', the pool is heated & our kids loved it.

ALL of the other caravanners we spoke to would not return to the site due to its 'tired' condition, which we agree with.

If you do decide to book, I would suggest you request the middle tier for tourers in case it rains, the top tier is for tents (even better).

The location is close to the beach (15mins) & there are 2 pubs opposite each other on the way which both do carvery meals.

If you fancy visiting other resorts but don't want to drive there is a bus service or train station nearby which is quite reasonable.

Date of Visit: May 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Monsterness 2 reviews from this member

Great site all round good for kids, dogs, fishing sea, very clean and very well run loved it.

Good for rally's, toilets very clean tarmac roads all around the site no track and ruts and pot holes good for wheel chair. Dogs welcome easy to find the site is right opposite the beach and has a sister park next door so you can use there club.

Lots of space very well run and very helpful staff. Shop on site I have been years before in a tent and have had lots of room,

The sister club has all statics but you are welcome to use all the facility's, pool, club and you feel welcome even though they are 2 different sites.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Brummie john 4 reviews from this member

This is a large site close to Dawlish beach which is a good beach and great sand dunes ! the toilets and showers were clean and tidy its ideal for children with plenty of space for them to run around

There is a small shop on site but also close by are Sainsburys and Tesco it is part of the camping and caravan club and is well maintained and run. We found Dawlish a nice little town with good restaurants and Chinese and lots of gift shops. I would stay here again.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Youngfamily 1 review from this member

We stayed at this site as a second stop on a long week away. We have to say it had its good and bad points so here is our honest review.

Good: Staff were friendly and we were given a large pitch for our large outfit. We were even told the extra room would be good for the kids. The site is being taken over by statics, not a problem as this meant the showers were empty and thus pretty clean.

Although the play area was at the top of a large hill and was in need of some attention it did provide good entertainment for our two. The views from the pitch (and most of them) were good, we could even see a smll bit of sea.

Not so good: we had a slight concern over the speed limit as the site is used as a run through from one site to the main road at the lower end, cars were much too fast considering young children were playing everywhere. The bins had over flowed one night and a fox (or alike) had made a big mess of the place although it was quickly cleared up.

The site shares facilities with two other sites owned by the same group and this park has nothing apart from the reception (shop closed, no club house) so you need to go to the other sites for anything.

Swimming pool was ok but cold, no showers and changing rooms were not clean. The rules were very strict and the lifeguards gave a more than uncomfortable feeling (for the ladies).

All in all we will not return but don't let this stop you going to the area as it's great for the kids.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Zoe-Louise 3 reviews from this member

This was our first camping holiday with the kids by ourselves. The park itself was ok the static vans took pride of place then the camping ground seemed to be an after thought. Saying that though it was more than adequate.

We stayed for carnival week in Dawlish, which includes a carnival, air show and lots of other events happening through the week. Fantastic time to be in Dawlish.

The showers were ok not the best we have seen but they got you clean. Themselves were ok cleaning of them could have been better though.

We never waited for either toilet or shower, which was good.

The pitch had very good views over the estuary. Very level. Plenty of space for a large tent plus extras.

The Staff were excellent and very helpful. 10/10 for customer service.

We had to cut our holiday short as halfway through our stay we had a car accident.

We have booked up again for this August carnival week. The staff have been very helpful indeed as we visited this site again last week and choose our preferred pitch for no extra cost.

If in doubt about visiting this site, just do it. It caters for a good family holiday especially in the summer.

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