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- Family park a short stroll from the seaside town of Dawlish Warren
- Daily entertainment, adventure play and restaurant facilities
- Indoor and outdoor pool complexes, kids' club and dining area
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 famed 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 breaks as hassle-free as possible: the excellent amenities in this lush countryside location include heated indoor and outdoor pool complexes, a kids’ club, amusements and the Adventure Land Play Area. There's also a dining area and takeaway, 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; 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 attractions: think fairground attractions, crazy golf and ice cream 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).
Open from 04/07/2020 to 01/11/2020
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site.
Please show your entertainment pass (included in the price) for free swimming pool access.
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- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
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Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
|Max. persons||4 x
|Year of manufacture||2018|
(1 x bunk bed, 1 x double bed)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Please bring your own towels, duvets, pillows and cooking equipment.|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Bed linen hire (3 max)||£8.75/€9.56/A$15.83/US$11.15/CA$14.90/CHF10.33/SEK101.54/DKK71.15/NOK105.96/ISK1,547/ARS844.83/CLP8,735/PEN39.85/NZ$17.03/ZAR189/PLN43.51/R$61.45/CZK259.21/RSD1,124/HUF3,470.23/RUB860.17/CN¥76.15 per stay|
|Dog (2 max)||£0.85/€0.93/A$1.54/US$1.08/CA$1.45/CHF1/SEK9.86/DKK6.91/NOK10.29/ISK150/ARS82.07/CLP849/PEN3.87/NZ$1.65/ZAR18.36/PLN4.23/R$5.97/CZK25.18/RSD109/HUF337.11/RUB83.56/CN¥7.40 per night|
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I was very hesitant about staying here as couple days …
Camping hill, not good to steep. The rest was great, good facilities.
Nothing to like
Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Digital food/drink menus
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Swimming pool entry quota
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Dawlish Coach Stop
— 1.2 miles
1.2 miles Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Exmouth Bus Station — 2.5 miles
- Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station
— 0.6 miles
0.6 miles Dawlish Rail Station — 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Starcross Rail Station — 2.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing
— 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Starcross Ferry Landing — 2.2 miles
2.2 miles Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 4.2 miles
Exeter International Airport
— 9.5 miles
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 16th-century ship moored at Brixham.
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.
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (7.9 miles)
- Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (9.3 miles)
- Living Coasts (10.0 miles)
- A la Ronde (3.9 miles)
- Compton Castle (10.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||5 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Golden Sands Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
30 - 22 days before arrival : 50% of the balance will be retained.
21 - 15 days before arrival : 60% of the balance will be retained.
14 - 8 days before arrival : 80% of the balance will be retained.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Golden Sands Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Golden Sands Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Golden Sands Holiday Park? 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 … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Golden Sands Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Golden Sands Holiday Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability