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Golden Sands Holiday Park

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General

  • Family holiday park a short stroll from Dawlish Warren
  • Heated indoor and outdoor pool complexes
  • Kids' club, adventure play, dining area and takeaway

You’ll strike gold with a family holiday or short break at Golden Sands Holiday Park, on the doorstep of some of Devon’s top scenic spots and family attractions, a short stroll away from the famous Dawlish Warren beach and nature reserve and with a goldmine of first-class facilities and entertainment on offer.

As it’s a Park Holidays site, Golden Sands is aimed towards making your break as hassle-free as possible: the excellent amenities in this lush countryside location include heated indoor and outdoor pool complexes, a sports area, letting the young’uns go Loopy at the on-site kids’ club, the amusements or the Adventure Land Play Area, and a dining area and takeaway at good-value prices; there’s also a mini mart shop to pick up essentials, and a launderette and washing up area for whoever you can bribe to do the chores.

The clubhouse has free wifi and Sky Sports, with internet (and sports) packages available for a reasonable extra charge, perfect for pool and patio lounging. Guests can also use the facilities at the other Park Holidays site nearby, Dawlish Sands, where there’s an entertainment venue with live acts in the evening as well as an indoor and outdoor pool.

Dawlish Warren and the area around Golden Sands are justifiably popular with families: the beach is safe and sandy, backed with pretty dunes, and packed with good old-fashioned seaside fun - think fairground attractions, crazy golf and ice creams among more - and then there’s the nature reserve, and the spectacular short train journey along the seawall to Teignmouth; take the line in the other direction and it will bring you to the city lights of Exeter).

As of 2013 Golden Sands has merged with the former Park Holidays site Peppermint Park.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The campsite does not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.


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5.6

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

52% would recommend this site to a friend.

52% would stay here again.

 
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Other holiday makers were helpful and friendly. 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sara s. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Other holiday makers were helpful and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Shower block was dirty and umkempt.

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Great location, park and staff. Will return. 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Park facilities were great. Club, pools st were excellent and great for the kids.
    Also the ease of checking in and setting up as was fast and efficient.

    Disliked: 

    The actual toilets and shower blocks were a little tired looking and smelly.

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Excellent site clean and tidy noce friendly staff 02/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom christopher_h108491 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic time and place kids had everything they needed will be staying again

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Ok for a few nights 01/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Playpark and pool for kids

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were hilly toilers were a bit yuck and showers not working in the gents...lights not working in the washing up area

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Friendly staff, facilities mediocre 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan_c134562 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Entertainment
    Bar area
    Receptionist very efficient & pleasant

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block not very clean :-
    One out of 2 hairdryers not working
    Long walk to toilet block from main field area as direct access gate locked & marked private.

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Dirty , staff not being supportive, pitches on hills 14/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Darren C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing to like

    Disliked: 

    Toilets absolutely disgraceful, water that hot could not shower the kids even adults saying it was to hot , there was 12 level pitches the rest of the 2 fields was on steep banks

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Site with potential but little maintenance, staff and many roudy camps 02/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Locality to beach, swimming pool.

    Disliked: 

    Dirty facilities throughout, little staff, noise and very bumpy camp site!

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Friendly staff and good facilities 01/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rod E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities

    Disliked: 

    N/a

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filthy toilets, showers and staff not wanting to help. 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location. Food, and activities for the kids.

    Disliked: 

    Arrived and thought park looked OK. However the shower block and toilets were covered in mud, human excrement and ran out of loo roll all the time. Even the toilets in the club house were disgusting. My husband said the men's had toilet seats missing and poo all over the loo and floor.
    I'm so disappointed as we were looking forward to our weekend away camping.
    Such a shame they could easily of had a cleaner check shower block and toilets hourly. I will be complaint to park holidays. This ruined our holiday!

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very good 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom steven b. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    lots

    Disliked: 

    little

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

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Drying room

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Week Lane Dawlish, Devon, England, EX7 0LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5961°N 3.4567°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dawlish Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
Exmouth Bus Station — 2.5 miles
Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Dawlish Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Starcross Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
Starcross Ferry Landing — 2.2 miles
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 4.2 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 9.5 miles

Directions


By car:
From most parts of the country, take the M5 motorway to Junction 30 at Exeter. Follow the directions for Dawlish on the A379 which will take you through the villages of Kenton and Starcross. Continue on the A379 until you reach the edge of Dawlish, at which point you will see Dawlish Warren signposted to the left, just before Marine Garage, a Texaco service station. Follow the road into Dawlish Warren, past the Mount Pleasant Inn and down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill, follow the road around to the left and continue past Gerald’s Supermarket. You will then see the entrance to Golden Sands Holiday Park on the left-hand side.

By train:
Do not book to Dawlish Warren but to Dawlish where there are taxis and a bus service to the park.

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

Dawlish Warren is a safe and clean family beach with all the old-fashioned activities kids will clamour for: Punch and Judy, amusements and crazy golf among the decorative dunes, as well as chuffing along the sea wall on the train journey to Teignmouth or wandering among the wildfowl and wading birds at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.

Slightly further afield there are coastal resorts like Paignton and Torquay, cantering on horseback in Dartmoor National Park and exploring the gardens and history of Devon: the secret gardens of Powderham Castle will keep the kids enthralled, and they’ll also have a swashbuckling time at the Golden Hind, the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s sixteenth century ship moored at Brixham.

Little monkeys will have a Tarzanly swinging time on the zip slides at Exeter’s Go Ape!, and if they’ve still got a bit too much energy for your liking, take them to burn it off with paintball at the Ashcombe Adventure Centre or brave the Maximus rollercoaster at Crealy Great Adventure Park. Once they’re sitting still, it’s time for some peaceful sightseeing while playing the ‘let’s see who can keep quiet the longest game’: the Dartmouth Steam Railway and cruises along the River Dart are both recommended to keep even little people spellboundingly quiet.

Or you could just pack everyone up and head out of Golden Sands to see where your feet or pedals take you: this area of the country is renowned for its walking and cycling routes, whether you’re cruising along the coastline, foraging through forests, ambling through the area’s villages or making your way around spectacular Dartmoor.

Must see

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (7.9 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (9.3 miles)
  • Living Coasts (10.0 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (3.9 miles)
  • Compton Castle (10.6 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call the park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation so information about your pitch can be provided.

Golden Sands Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

30 - 22 days: 50% balance of payment
21 - 15 days: 60% balance of payment
14 - 8 days: 80% balance of payment

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Golden Sands Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

If you need to contact Park Holidays UK please allow up to 24 hours for your booking confirmation to come through.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The campsite does not accept bookings where half or more of your party is aged between 17 and 25.

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