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Treat the apples of your eye to a stay at Orchards Holiday Park, a lovely Haven site set in a tranquil Essex backwater, but within easy reach of all the frisky fun of Clacton-on-Sea.

The Orchards sits right on the water, close to the historic village of St Osyth. It’s a self-contained site, with its own nine-hole golf course, luxurious outdoor and indoor pools, a couple of comely coarse fishing lakes, and good food and entertainment facilities.

With a 'pay as you go' Activity Pass, it’s easy as (apple) pie to get stuck into the plethora of sporting activities available on site: aqua jets, bowling, character Olympics, dance fitness sessions...we could probably carry on through the whole alphabet, there’s so much on offer. Some sessions are free; the others range from £4 to £6, depending on which type of pass you buy.

Pipsqueaks will love the exciting fun in the free children’s clubs for all ages, plus the pedal boats, crazy golf, karts and amusements. The evening entertainment comes free of charge too, and the eclectic programme caters to all tastes, featuring magic shows, quizzes, live bands, comedy, cabaret and even wrestling.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Point Clear, St Osyth, Essex, England, CO16 8LJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7992°N 1.0239°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
St Osyth: Kings Arms Coach Stop — 2.3 miles
St Osyth: Shangri La Caravan Park Coach Stop — 2.4 miles
Thorrington (Essex): Crossroads Coach Stop — 3.0 miles
Train stations
Alresford (Essex) Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Great Bentley Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Wivenhoe Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ferry ports
Point Clear Ferry Landing — 0.3 miles
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 0.4 miles
Harwich International Ferry Terminal — 14.2 miles
London Southend Airport — 21.1 miles


From Clacton-on-Sea take the B1027 towards Colchester. Turn left after the petrol station, then go over the crossroads in St Osyth. Follow the signs to Point Clear and the park is 3 miles further on.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Guests at the Orchards Holiday Park are spoiled for choice when it comes to seaside fun. If you’re looking for traditional piers packed with amusements, you can’t beat the buzz of Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze, and nearby Brightlingsea is famed for its watersports.

It’s an easy ride into Colchester, which lays claim to the title of oldest recorded town in Britain, and is well worth a visit for its castle and museum, zoo and new contemporary art gallery.

A 20-mile drive brings you to Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty perhaps better known as Constable Country, with gorgeous walking and cycle routes (bike hire is available).

Suffolk, Norfolk and the Broads are all accessible day trips from the Orchards Holiday Park. When it comes to unspoiled English coastal resorts, Southwold is top of many people’s lists, with its historic pier, bathing hut-bedecked beaches and loads of lovely independent shops.

Also in Suffolk, you can visit Jimmy’s Farm (of TV fame) to meet the rare breed pigs and take in the pretty gardens, nature trails, butterfly house and adventure playground.

If you’ve always wanted to be the captain of your own ship, hire a boat for the day to navigate through the beautiful wetlands of the Broads. Those who prefer to stick to dry land could take the Bure Valley railway for a scenic 18-mile steam from Aylsham to the 'capital of the Norfolk Broads', Wroxham.

Feeling lucky? Head to Great Yarmouth for a day at the races - you could splash your winnings at the Pleasure Beach, Sea Life Centre, or one of Great Yarmouth’s many other attractions.

Must see

  • firstsite (8.1 miles)
  • Colchester Castle Museum (8.2 miles)
  • Colchester Zoo (9.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Bourne Mill (7.2 miles)
  • Flatford: Bridge Cottage (11.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.



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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Additional terms

The holiday contract

A contract between you and Haven is made when tells you your booking is confirmed.

The contract binds you and all the members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that all members of your party accept these terms and conditions of booking. Failure to disclose all relevant information or comply with these terms may lead to termination of the contract, and loss of the booking.

When making your booking you must let us know your unit type and the size as we cannot process the booking without this information.

If we change or cancel your booking

As an experienced and responsible operator, our aim is to provide all the services, facilities and entertainment as described in our brochure and on our website. Should it be necessary for us to make any major changes to your booking, or in exceptional circumstances cancel your booking, we will endeavour to advise you, and provide the following options:

1. A replacement holiday comparable or superior to the one booked; or
2. A replacement holiday together with the difference in price between the replacement holiday and the holiday booked; or
3. A full refund.

In addition to the above and provided it does not arise from circumstances beyond our control, we will also pay you compensation for any provable loss. Should a sole use event be booked subsequent to your reservation, in the interest of your holiday enjoyment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and provide you with an alternative as outlined in this section.

Paying for your holiday

Please note all holidays not paid in full by due dates are at risk of being cancelled. Please note if your holiday is cancelled through non-payment by yourselves then the terms in the conditions of booking do not apply.

Limitation of liability

We accept responsibility for those arrangements of your holiday which are within our control, but we cannot accept liability for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or any other member of your party, unless one of the following applies:

1. There was wilful default by us, our employees or agents
2. Death or personal injury was caused by the negligence of Haven Holidays, our employees or agents.

For all claims other than death or personal injury which result from the non-performance or improper performance of our contract, we will pay compensation that is reasonable in all circumstances. However, our liability to you is limited to the total cost of the holiday amount paid as per your final holiday invoice from Haven Holidays. Please notify any shortcomings or complaints to the Reception/Duty Manager immediately, so that they can be remedied. Claims may be reduced or rejected if we have not been given the opportunity to put matters right or investigate your concerns.

We do not allow gazebos, pup tents, awnings with annexes and sleeping in awnings.

We’ve designed our holidays with families and couples in mind. We do not accept bookings for stag or hen parties, solo travellers, single-sex or mixed parties of 3 or more people or any unaccompanied under 21s via

We welcome well trained dogs but we do not allow the following breeds: pit bull terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasilieno plus any other type appearing to be bred for fighting. Where dogs are allowed they must always wear a collar and be kept on a lead under the control of a responsible adult.

The outdoor swimming pool is open from the 22/05 to the 31/08.

In peak times the additional car may have to be parked in a nearby car park