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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 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mary0311 7 reviews from this member

This camp site was in a perfect location for both Dawlish and Teignmouth which is great for fishing. We were disappointed when we arrived, not a very appealing entrance. After booking in and driving to the camping pitches we passed an assortment of 2 story chalet apartments which all looked a bit tired, bumpy uneven roads, nothing seemed to flow properly it all looked a bit messy. I got the impression that they weren't really interested in pursuing catering for touring vans and campers as the toilet and shower facilities were dated in a poor state and not very clean. I didn't like the look of the dish washing area so used my own in the caravan. We had to hire an adapter for the hook up for a deposit of 20 The hard standing pitches were far from level. I had a quick look at the club room which looked dated and the outdoor pool looked ok with a room to sit but the indoor pool was very small, fine if you have a young family but as I don't anymore this didn't really hold any interest. The reception area was chaotic as people just left their cars parked outside with no thought to anyone else trying to negotiate entering or leaving site, not easy if your towing or for large delivery lorries. There were marked parking bays but they need some notices displayed stopping people from parking outside of them. After speaking to other campers we were told that two parks had merged and the whole site was being developed for static caravans and there were lots of advertising boards around the site for the sale of them. My overall view of this site was great location friendly helpful staff but apart from that we didn't like it as it looked shabby. There are other sites in the area with similar tariffs that would knock spots off of this one. However I'm sure that once the site has finished being redeveloped it will improve We won't be returning.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bessy525 34 reviews from this member

You get what you pay for, the site was OK it was relatively cheap, they were flexible on the number of nights we wanted to stay and yes it is a site in need of some renovation, we had a hard standing pitch with its own water tap, close to the washing facilities that were dated but clean and unlike other sites you didn't have to avoid any rush hours as their were none despite being a school holiday week, freesat reception was fine. As previously stated you have to use an adapter for you EHU supplied FOC subject to a 20. 00 deposit.

I looked at Trip Advisor prior to going to this site and can see what some people might be concerned about when renting one of the older static caravans as for the touring side of things no complaints. We even survived the storm St Jude(felt more like hurricane St. Jude). We took a 6 year old who had a great time enjoying the activities and early evening shows. We used the Dawlish Sands indoor pool as it was larger and just a short drive from our site. Locally there is a Sainsburys on your door step, trains from Dawlish Warren to Exeter one way and Torbay and beyond in the other direction. Definitely one for those with smaller children.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Suns 8 reviews from this member

Only about 8 pitches on the field with EHU. At the top of the hill. Hard ground so we bent a few decent tent pegs. Toilet block and particularly dishwashing area leave some thing to be desired.

The pictures on the web page of the camping field are old and it is no longer like that. There is another two fields but these are only open when council allow. I've been told planning permission is in progress to change this.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mary E23 4 reviews from this member

On arrival we were given a choice of 2 camping fields, both were on steep hills. The one with the steeper hill had wonderful sea views but we chose the other one. We managed to find a flatish pitch. Pitches are not marked out making it ideal if you have one of the larger tents but then as in our case 2 tents were pitched really close to us ignoring the 20 feet away rule. There were no taps on the field, you had to go down to toilet/showers for water. When I booked, not with the site but with the actual company I did ask for an electric pitch but they were fully booked but they assured me there was facilities in toilet block to use my own hairdryer and straighteners, this wasn't the case which was a bit annoying and I felt they would just tell you anything to get you to book. The showers were hot and clean although I did feel the whole toilets and shower block could have done with updating. Also there was only 5 showers to accommodate 2 very large fields. The distance from reception/clubhouse/swimming pool to the camping field was half a mile up and down steep hills so we didn't use the facilities. A lot of families camping used their car to get to the facilities.

On one of the evenings a large screen was erected in the children's play area in next field to us and a family film was shown and there was also a bar-b-que. It was a lovely evening and everyone enjoyed it.

There was another entrance to campsite 5 minute walk from our pitch and when you get onto main road it's less than 10 mins walk to a lovely beach at Dawlish Warren. Plenty of green space, 2 car parks, shops, amusements, doggems, go-karts, crazy golf etc. Train to Dawlish 2. 10 return. Instead of turning left to beach walk right up a hill and you'll come to Lee's Pub which does a beautiful carvery for just 5. Lots of take-aways near to Warren Rd entrance and just up from main entrance is a Sainsbury's.

We found the staff very helpful, kind and friendly.

This is an ideal campsite for families with young children.

Date of Visit: December 2012 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

Please note that Golden Sands has been merged with the site previously known as Peppermint Park. They are now one single large site, which will continue to be called Golden Sands.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sue and Gary 2 reviews from this member

We booked onto this site last week while touring in our motorhome in Devon. We just turned up at the gate and were greeted with a very warm reception. We booked in for one night but ended up staying for three. The site is within walking distance of Dawlish Warren where you can get a train to Torquay for 5 return for adults. (The site is very big and it's quite a walk from one end of the site to the other but this wasn't a problem for us!)

There are lots of amenities on site and would be ideal for people with children. We went to the club every night and although it isn't really our thing, it made a nice change. The entertainment staff were very good and made the effort to speak to people who were staying on the site.

But the best thing about this site was the price - only 7 per night for a hardstanding pitch with electric and water! This has got to be the cheapest site we've stayed on and for that price we couldn't really complain! We will definitely stay here again if we're in the area.

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