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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 51 Reviews
              7/10 from 51 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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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.

Date of Visit: October 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Niall G 7 reviews from this member

Very friendly warden. Very clean, but cold toilet block. Touring pitches were very small. Despite being charged extra for a van over 21 feet, it still hung over the end of the pitch! I have never been so packed in and they felt like they were on either side of a road, which actually, they were.
If you like space and safety for your kids to play, my opinion, don't go here. When the highlight of the holiday is a Starbucks, you know some thing's wrong. Leave this site to the statics.

Date of Visit: September 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Annekasmum 3 reviews from this member

We stayed on the permanent hardstanding pitches and these were a bit uneven but of a generous size. The toilet block was immaculate with plenty of showers and toilets. An added bonus for us with a toddler was that there was a family bathroom available. You had to pay a 5 deposit which was returned at the end of the stay.

Devon Cliffs is a huge site and some of the statics seemed a long way from the entertainment complex up very steep hills. The swimming pool was clean with plenty of family changing rooms available. A small gripe is that you have to pay a pound to use a locker. The new Starbucks was a surprise extra touch but it would have been nice if it had stayed open later than 5pm. The on-site supermarket was expensive, no surprise there, but there is a 24 hour Tesco's very near.

Exmouth itself is a lovely seaside town with a small shopping centre.I would recommend a trip to Paignton Zoo, expensive but well worth it.

I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about Devon Cliffs given some of the reviews but I was pleasantly surprised.

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