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Visitor Reviews - Devon Cliffs Holiday Centre (haven Holidays)

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Devon Cliffs Holiday Centre (haven Holidays)
Sandy Bay
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 195
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 54 Reviews
                7/10 from 54 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

Reviews:  54 in total, now showing 25 to 30                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wonda69 2 reviews from this member

I paid an extra £21 to park my car and I was not allowed to park my car near my tent. On the haven site it states cars are not allowed on field but they neglect to mention that you have to drag your equipment across a uncut, uneven field and you are not allowed to even drop off your equipment , I have a herniated disc in my spine and this caused me to be in great pain all holiday after carrying.

The toilets had slippery floors, no soap to wash hands and most days the water ran out, no were near enough showers, toilets.

There was no designated path for pedestrians, they had to walk in and out of cars in the pitch black.

The noise levels from other campers and on one night a farmer was ploughing his field until 12.30pm which was unbearable.

We ran out of gas and the site sold no replacement in fact no camping essentials at all.

Most days my car was blocked in by other cars and there was no way of contacting the drivers so we had to stay in most days.

We didnít see any one supervising campers so tents were being pitched too close less than 6meters recommended for fire safety.

There was only a young lad on reception when I complained and he told me to find warden and I couldn't find him.

Lots of hills so not suitable for disabled quests. The beach is bad too covered in seaweed which really stinks and has a very steep hill felt sorry for those with pushchairs.

Local town is ok plenty of places to get food and supplies and there is a large Tesco close by for petrol etc.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dejavu 2 reviews from this member

The site was quick and and easy to find as its well signposted from Exmouth town, on entry very helpful staff at the camping checking by the hard standing tourers and direction to top field easy to follow.

Upon getting to the field found a small car park full as its to small so had to park just outside by the bushes. Also unable to park the car next to the tent so we had to carry all our equipment down the field. Bit of a pain if you want a quite spot would expect more from a haven site like a roadway with allocated pitches 6m apart but itís a free for all.

The grass seemed like a farmers field very thick and sharp, uncomfortable to carry stuff or walk on.

When we were there, the site had just put down some bark as a walkway to the toilet and showers at the top just past the car park. Sods law it rained every day and the when you walked up to the shower or toilets you would carry a lot of dirt in the cubical with you and with no room its impossible to clean it up so went though 15 or more towels in a week. Hot water always spot on and never had to wait so that was good.

The beach is covered in seaweed, mainly at night and smells quite strong! The entrance has a very steep hill but there is the beachcomber cafe there.

Found the indoor swimming pool to be very cold for a heated pool. Expensive food mainly the pizza and burger king the upstairs restaurant had nice food and great staff. The entertainment was good for the kids.

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Spudmum 9 reviews from this member

Having been booked in to a site with absolutely nothing to do on the one rainy day of our tour around the West Country, we decided to forfeit our night in Newquay and head up to Devon Cliffs as we know that Haven is a great place in wet weather.

We phoned ahead and booked for one night which at £35 was the most expensive night but was well worth it when you take into account all the facilities.

As previous reviews have said, it is very expensive here as it's very kid orientated. However, the swimming complex was worth every penny - with our boys being in there for hours!

The crazy golf was expensive £12 for 4, but good fun.

When we arrived we were extremely worried about what we had booked as it looks like you are literally in a car park. However, the wardens were great, the pitches were ok size with water, waste and electric on each individual pitch and only a short walk downhill to the main complex.

The toilets were spotless and plenty of them. We used the family bathroom facility which was brilliant!

I also managed to catch up with my washing while we were here, but this quite expensive compared to some other sites we stayed on.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Janette Rix 1 review from this member

Pitches are concrete base with hardstanding area for awning laid with chippings and further grass area before next pitch. The pitches are not all level so take your blocks of wood with you or cheese levels. Pitches are wide enough but not very long, you park in front of your jockey wheel and awning so beware if you unit is longer than 21 ft you will struggle to park in front. The pitches are meant to be fully serviced but BEWARE you are not allowed to use the drains! Something to do with health and safety, so take your wastemaster with you. They do have some to hire should you need to. The water tap, electric and aerial point are all together on a bollard with a night light on the top and you only share one bollard between two pitches.

Facilities on the camp site are spotless, heated shower/toilet room with hair dryers and baby changing facilities. There is a family bathroom but we did not need to use this.

The pitches are set out on a tarmac ring road and there is nowhere for children to play except at the play park which is some 10 minutes walk away.

Devon Cliffs is not a site for the infirm, it is very hilly.

The pitches are located above the area of the main complex and at night outside you can hear the music etc but not when you are in your caravan.

Swimming pool very good for young children although it can get busy, we found if you walk the long way round the site you can access the pool without having to go through their amusement / show bar area. You need to pay a non refundable pound for use of a locker at the pool.

Walk to the beach is very steep but you can do it with a pushchair. Beach is sandy but covered half way to the sea with seaweed and there was also a substantial amount of rubbish around and no life guard present. There are toilets, cafe and shop but not at beach level, you have to walk back up the steep path to get to them. There are lots of rock pools within easy reach.

There are lots of places to visit, we went to Diggerland (only opening weekends) for the day, more suited for kids from the age of 7 but our 5 year old twins and 2 year old still enjoyed themselves, we would definitely go back another time.

We had a very good week here for what we paid for the pitch and would probably go again in a few years time.

Date of Visit: March 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SQUARES1961 4 reviews from this member

A big static park with a small hard standing touring area. Toilets and loos are kept spotless as are the rest of the touring amenities. Huge warm pool and lots of Haven things to do.
Out and about there are many places to visit with in easy reach of the park. The road to the park can be quite tight in places with lots of parked cars and watch out for the bridge.
We have been there a few times and would go again.

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Taylorp 5 reviews from this member

We stayed over Easter and all I can say is its not good, ok not all bad but here goes, Very expensive and cash register keeps going for the full holiday
Touring pitches are very small as said before. They are however immaculate, the warden is great, and the showers were very hot and spotless
The touring park sits on the roof of the main complex so is extremely noisy up till 12 at night, food outlets are expensive and of very poor standard, on the plus the kids enjoyed themselves.

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