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Visitor Reviews - Golden Sands Park (Haven Holidays)

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Golden Sands Park (Haven Holidays)
Quebec Road
Mablethorpe
Lincolnshire   (Browse area)
LN12 1QJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
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Nearby:
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Pitches: 360
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 112 Reviews
              7/10 from 112 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ibro64 5 reviews from this member

We arrived at the site during severe weather. The touring staffs were battling with tents, assisting the poor people who were being flooded or blown away. They apologised for the short wait we had to book in understandable at the time. They directed us to the touring field to our “super pitch”. This is were it started to look bad. The pitch was booked but we were informed we could have any pitch we liked. The pitches were a slab of concrete with a pool of mud next to it for the awnings. All the available pitches were in the same condition. Hardly a “super pitch”. During our stay numerous bags of gravel were delivered and this was used to try and patch some of the pitches. A valiant effort by touring staff. But too little too late. I felt the touring area was poor on both fields and touring holiday makers were treated as a substandard guest. The toilet facilities were supposed to be entry by key code but were wedged open and the door closers were broken off. People walking past could see anyone using the urinals. This according to my wife and daughters were the same condition with the ladies facilities. This lead to the inevitable children misusing the facilities unsupervised. The showers were poor and often ran cold. The sinks for washing up cooking utensils had no plugs. Not what was expected from brochure descriptions?

The touring staff were polite and friendly but had a thankless task given what they had to work with.

The entertainment area on the ground floor was horrendous it smelt like the carpet was rotting and something had died, your feet stuck to it. (I found myself wiping my feet on the way out!)

This detracted from the hard working entertainment staff. My children also complained the volume of the speakers was excessive.

The indoor pool area had been recently upgraded and was clean and bright. My only criticism was it was not big enough for the size of the site and did get crowded. The outside pool was clean and heated. Overall it gave the impression that the site was run down and had little investment in it. We were also subjected to hard sell by static caravan sales reps.

There is a SPAR shop on the complex that did appear to be a little expensive for what they sold. This was not a problem if you were prepared to travel a short distance to Mablethorpe and had the choice of CO-OP or LIDL. This was about a 15 minute walk or you could catch the Land train from outside the complex entrance.

The beach was a short distance from the site across a road and also had the Seal sanctuary which is worth a visit. The beach was clean and sandy it also has the sand train which is the beach version of the land train that followed a parallel route into Mablethorpe.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Roselily 3 reviews from this member

This was probably the worst campsite I've ever visited. It was a swamp more then a certified campsite. Motorhomes were getting stuck and our tent was in a pool of water. We were camped next to the kids play ground and that was flooded too. This campsite was for people to take out extra money to move into a static caravan. Not returning to a haven again.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Missmoo11 4 reviews from this member

Holiday on this site in April, for 5 nights, stayed on the hardstanding as last year stayed in field but the ground is so unlevel, the showers/toilet blocks are unreal for 2 days of our stay couldn, t use them till after 10am due to there being a problem with the pumps, the site had the same problem in 2013 but haven't felt it needed to be rectified, playground for the children I very sparse, and the 2 caravan/camping fields are still very unlevel.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Skoda38 2 reviews from this member

we have stayed at this site several times using a folding camper, 4, 6 and 10 man tents (at different times). The site is always clean and tidy and is flat and stone free. Shower and toilet blocks are clean and functional although it would be nice not to have to press the shower button every 17 seconds. Its in a good location and has been made much better since the link road to the main camp was put in. It has all the usual haven entertainment facilities although we only really use the swimming pool and arcade. Food and drink in the complex is way over priced (standard at all havens). Across the road is a nice sandy beach which is great on a hot day, also the seal sanctuary which is worth a visit. The ferry boat inn is also across the road and has entertainment and a small arcade for the kids. Its worth making the effort to walk rather than drive into mablethorpe especially if you go up the dunes path. Plenty of 'seaside shops' and arcades, ice cream etc in town. Good places to eat and drink include the beck pub on the front, montault arms in town and the louth hotel (cup of tea 60p). The ability to book online is a big attraction to us especially with discount codes online. Best we managed was £12. 60 for 3 nts in may. Overall a good traditional seaside holiday. Just try to break out of the haven camp and sample the local amenities

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Alanpad 2 reviews from this member

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights had a great time, Touring manager was extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with as first time motorhomers she directed us to out pitch which was hardstanding and explained everything to us. The toilet block was very clean and well stocked and very near to the pitch also an essentials shop but we didn't use it but good if you ran out of something. It was a ten minute walk to the entertainment centre and restaurant but not a problem for us. We ate in the restaurant both nights and a good choice menu and excellent food at a reasonable price although it could work out expensive for a family. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and we wouldn't hesitate to visit again.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Allankent 5 reviews from this member

Been to Haven sites on many occasions and always found them very good. The camping area here is different. The camping manager(s) let you camp were you like he could not care less. So we had a great big pitch which was flat although a bit lumpy. I should imagine if it rained a lot this would be very muddy. The shower block is well equipped and cleaned regally but the press button only lasts a couple of seconds and people had put cable ties on them so you could make them run without pressing. Ingenious! The walk to the facilities takes fifteen minutes; no I don’t run, then another five minutes to get to the entrance. All facilities have one entrance. To get out from the restaurant is a five minute walk to get to within ten feet of where you were sitting. OK that’s enough moaning. The faculties are good, indoor heated pool, with lifeguards, fun slides for younger ones and teenagers. Small area of rides for young kids. Lovely beach ten minutes away and a visit to the seal sanctuary, across the road is worthwhile. This is a Haven tried and tested model but they should spend some money on the ground and instil campsite staff with a bit of pride in their job. Maybe the former will encourage the later.

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