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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 31 to 36                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Supertractorman 5 reviews from this member

This was my second visit to Peppermint Park, but since last year the standards had dropped back and I believe that the owners are concentrating on filling the park with Mobile Homes and it seemed staff were being kept busy siting these homes rather than Park maintenance.
During our stay rubbish bins were full, recycling bins were not in use, dog waste bins were not being emptied and poo bags were either stacked on top of bins or piled up below.
The shop was only open for a couple of hours in the morning and afternoon with no bread products as they were short of staff, so we used the excellent bakery shop on the road next to the site. The toilets were not as clean as last year.

To sum up it was good value with the 'Sun' discount vouchers

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SHAZDUB 4 reviews from this member

We had a nice weeks holiday at Peppermint. No problems with site. Toilets and showers clean plenty of them and free. Ground was level although lots of rain for few days before we arrived and the ground was wet,site rang to let us know about this which I thought was good.[took wellies in preparation,though didn't need them.]

Didn't use club which is on sister site[golden sands] went in for a nosey had one drink came out,bit dowdy and nowhere to sit outside with your drinks. Had a nice meal in Mount Pleasant Inn, short walk from site on hill, overlooking the sea[booking essential if you want a sea view whilst you eat, but you can go on spec with a short wait] food is delicious.

Bus stop [no.2] taking you to Exeter or Teignmouth and lots of other places,outside gates on main road.[saves driving everywhere] Geralds supermarket round corner, cafe, pubs arcades, casino and beach all within walking distance.

We had lots of days out to some interesting and beautiful places and Dawlish is walkable along the beach but we got train back!

Even my teenage daughter and her friend enjoyed our stay here, would go back again in future.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bob_the_Bodger 3 reviews from this member

We were told by our neighbouring campers that this site had recently been taken over by Park Holidays. There used to be a swimming pool and club / bar on site but probably due to cost cutting they’ve closed down. The options are therefore to use the facilities in the neighbouring Park Holidays static caravan sites – Dawlish Sands or Golden Sands. From where we were pitched, Golden Sands was the closest and the facilities were pretty much what you’d expect. We didn’t try out the evening ‘entertainment’ but did go in the bar (free wifi) and did go into the swimming pool – indoor / outdoor combo which was really good on a nice day and there’s also seating around the pool too.

Our experience of camp sites is limited because we were only bitten by the camping bug this year and this was the third site we’ve visited. So out of three, we’d definitely put it at the bottom of the list but feel we’ve been spoilt by the other two.

We had EHU so were in the first camping area, quite close to the toilets / showers. The pitches in this area are either side of the road leading round the site so need to be careful with kids running about with cars constantly driving past. Behind our tent was the kids playground which was very popular. Bad design of the site meant that there was no direct access point into the playground so the kids needed to go through someone’s pitch. We had a couple of windbreaks up – more worried about kids tripping over the guy ropes – and others had done the same.

The pitches were very close together so getting along with the neighbours is handy.

The showers and toilets did not seem to be cleaned regularly or at least not cleaned thoroughly. The same bits of rubbish were still there a day or so later and we ended up throwing them away ourselves. To be fair it’s difficult to keep the floors clean when it’s on the muddy side around the site. Showers worked fine but as others have said – don’t take too much in with you because the cubicles are small and everything tends to get a soaking. The second block was apparently better.

Will probably be back to Dawlish Warren because we like it as it has all we need for a family break.

Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paul byrne 6 reviews from this member

From arriving at reception, holiday started to go down hill. Pitch allocated was under trees, where low branches were scraping top of tourer. Requested another pitch, but then found that it was waterlogged. Then reluctantly allocated another pitch which was not much better, but tired of going back & forth pitched up. Everyone we spoke to were unhappy with this site, and had we found another site with spare capacity, would willingly have left. The ladies toilet area smelt badly, and 1 of the 3 toilets was out of order (possibly causing the smell). The gents toilet area was fairly clean. Waste water disposal was a drain next to the road. Had tents on pitches where it would have made more sense to have tourers as there was more space. Had site been full toilet facilities would be insufficient. Shop expensive.

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: BECCI BOO 2 reviews from this member

Peppermint is a medium size park and doesn't seem to have changed much in about 15 years. The clubhouse could do with a complete overall although I believe the park has been taken over by park holidays so maybe a refurb will take place.
The shower blocks are warm, clean and plenty of toilets,sinks. Although I like this park I wouldn't rave about it but my children on the other hand love peppermint ages 8,11,& 13.
The surrounding area is good you can park up the car for the week and mooch about.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rik666 22 reviews from this member

This is a well maintained large family park which joins up with its sister site to provide the family entertainment bit, The site provides a large basic vandal proof type shower / toilet block, a well stocked shop with camping spares & WI-FI for about £10 a week (but this only works in certain areas !)

Nothing special just a typical large family commercial site !

Dawlish is a nice little town with the basic shops to keep you going, Dawlish Warren is OK with a beautiful nature reserve.

Exeter is everything you would expect from a large city, you will be spoilt for choice shopping here, and obviously you can get the train from Dawlish !

Unfortunately this area does not have the same magic that is found in other parts of Devon & Cornwall, to sum it up 'nice but dull'

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