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Visitor Reviews - Golden Sands Park (Haven Holidays)

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Golden Sands Park (Haven Holidays)
Quebec Road
Lincolnshire   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 360
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 121 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CampingRays 2 reviews from this member

We stayed here for seven night on a Extra Large Grass pitch with electricity, one we had driven through the actual Haven park we got to the Touring Warden who was very kind and walked me around the pitches that we could have which was great. Our pitch was level with good cut grass. We had enough room around us. The site itself was busy but immaculately maintained by lots of staff. Security was great and any loud music or loud noise was nipped in the bud after 10pm. Great dog friendly site with fishing lakes, lots of walking a nearby beach with a sandtrain. The on site facilities were clean friendly and served great food and drink.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rjlawson 2 reviews from this member

Had a weekend camping on a basic pitch - was only £24 for three nights (£36 for two! So didn't have to rush to pack up on Sunday morning). Plenty of space, got busier over the weekend but we were still a good 10m from the nearest neighbour. Toilets/showers were OK, seemed to be cleaned regularly. There's a small shop, or a decent walk to the main Spar on site.

We visited about 5yr ago, and the swimming pool has improved dramatically - due to rain, it was quite busy in the morning, and as we were leaving there was a queue to get in. Evening entertainment was great for the children, and they enjoyed the small play area while we were washing up. Pub was really quite good, although expensive.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Smartecosse 13 reviews from this member

Booked into a Haven site for seven nights with our folding camper as friends were staying in a chalet for a week and had invited us. Although the park itself provided plenty of things to keep the kids entertained including a nice pool the campsite part left a lot to be desired.

The toilet blocks were the dirtiest that we have ever encountered on a site. There are two toilet blocks and when we checked in the warden pointed to one block and said 'use those toilets, they are not as bad as the others'. They were both disgusting with ingrained dirt. The only remotely clean parts of the floor were the areas of high foot traffic where the action of people walking over the same spot again and again had rubbed some of the dirt off. The drain covers in the showers were rusty and had also didnít fit properly resulting in there being sharp metal edges an inch or so off the floor directly under the shower head where you would stand. The toilet and shower facilities in the main area though were absolutely spotless so obviously just an issue with the camp staff.

On top of this when it rains - we had two hours rain overnight - there are large areas of the campsite that have pools of standing water on. There was enough water in our awning that it was up to our ankles. When we were there there was approximately 30 other units on site and six or seven had to move due to the amount of water in their awning or tent. One person who had been going for several years said that it always floods when it rains and that they had left a few days early a couple of times when there was no non flooded space to move to. 

The site manager asked in passing if everything was ok when I was heading to the toilet block and I said that I wasnít happy that there was standing water in our awning, over a couple of inches in places, and he said in an extremely patronising manner that they were not responsible for the rain as it was the UK. We have no issue with wet weather when camping, its part of it, however there is a vast difference between the ground being wet and there being pools of standing water all over it. He would not acknowledge this at all and when I asked why if it was an ongoing problem there was no additional drainage put in. The answer was that we were camping in a 'field' and we could expect to get wet as they couldn't control the weather. 

I then mentioned that the cleaning of the toilet blocks was in their control so why were they so disgusting and was told that I was 'nit picking' as it had rained!

We go camping a lot, most weekends to a variety of sites and for longer trips over the school holidays. 5 different sites this summer for 7 nights each. Ranging from basic non electric sites with portacabin toilets to fully serviced sites and this site has the dirtiest toilet blocks we have ever had to use. 

I was told by the manager that they get a 'deep clean' every morning. I watched, what they get is the quickest mop possible which does nothing to remove the filth.

Outside the toilet blocks there is general litter and rubbish as well a cigarette ends all of which is just left and the pot washing area gets left as well. 

However, the play park for the children in the camping area is very good, the fishing lakes were very popular with those that were using them and the swimming pool was also very good. Lots of activities for kids and the evening entertainment for children was also enjoyed by our kids. 

The site is literally over the road from Mablethorpe beach which is lovely and the town itself is a few minutes away bay car or a leisurely walk. 

A change of site management to someone that actually kept the toilet blocks clean would make all the difference as would some investment in suitable drainage.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: ZarZu 3 reviews from this member

Golden sands is an amazing site, it was very friendly and inviting. The grounds was well sorted out due to the weather, the static caravan I was in was a standard van. Standard was the word, there was only 1 heater in the sitting room, none in the bedrooms, we had to ask for more bed linen as there wasn't none in the van.

The site is very close to town and town is a nice look around. We found a very nice and well priced pub

The Montalt Arms.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Purplelovehearts 1 review from this member

Just returned back here today after a 3 night stay that was meant to be a 4 night stay, we camped on a basic non electric pitch and we got what we paid for!

Good points - the staff were very helpful and you can charge your phones, iPads whatever and freeze your ice blocks free of charge at the camp reception.

Unfortunately there are far more bad points. The campsite itself is really far away from any of the entertainment and every time we wanted to do anything we had to drive down there. The beach is also far away, that involved a little drive then a 10 minute walk. We visited the swimming pool and they let way too many people in it was overcrowded and noisy and we had to queue for both lockers then a changing room when we came out (this probably wouldn't be a problem in term time breaks) id read somewhere the mini golf was free. Not the case and a big bug bare was the fair rides we went in major peak season and they operate at around £1. 50 to £2 a ride and quite often with only 1 or 2 children on per ride when they could hold 20 plus why wouldn't they include this within the fun works passes? Security was also an issue as we drove on and off site many times without question.

We didn't bother with any evening entertainment as it was too far from the campsite and by then we fancied a few drinks and couldn't drive. Maybe some kind of transport every hour or so would have encouraged us to go? Our holiday was cut short by (I'm told a freak but I don't know?) plague of little midges literally trillions of them on everything and they were small enough to slip though the mosquito net

On the plus side this break was all about the kids and they enjoyed it but I doubt we would return as there are better more contained sites out there

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Mixedgrill 13 reviews from this member

Just had a good 7 night stay at Golden sands, Nice level pitch with washrooms that are being cleaned all of the time(I liked the ones near the Tourers office best).

Special mention for Richard(warden) was very helpful and worked long hours.

Nice walk into Maplethorpe(all flat). Lots of clearance stores in town. Very nice beach.

We had trips out to Lincoln and Skegness. Free wifi at the restaurant on the main site.

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