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Golden Sands Holiday Park

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Family-friendly park

General

  • 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).

Please note

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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6.6

Overall rating based on 63 reviews

 

51% would recommend this site to a friend.

48% would stay here again.

  45% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Anonymous user

Perfect location for Pods & great for a couple getaway23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The space between each Pod, and location of pods & shower facilities.

    Cosy Pod (not to big but not to small), also liked that it had a table & chairs to enable you to play games/sit out on an evening and be comfortable. Very clean inside & very pretty with the lights on from the outside.

    Location of park, and the easy access to beach from the pod.

    On-site amusement park & swimming pool were good & clean.

    Welcome pack, with a map and also cleaning spray, dustpan & brush and a travel washing up kit in pod on arrival.

    Disliked: 

    Heater in Pod 2 didn’t seem to come on & the wood chip path sticks to your shoes when slightly wet so ends up bringing dirt into the pod however with dust pan & brush provided this is manageable.

    WiFi was available however at a chargeable price, with different amounts for the length of time wishing to be connected.

    Lighting in pod was well over the top, removed 3 of the 4 bulbs to make it less bright.

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Anonymous user

Clean, amazing location.22/09/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location, park, local area

    Disliked: 

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Anonymous user

the area, the pod, the cleanliness of the pod18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    the area, the pod, the cleanliness of the pod

    Disliked: 

    toilets and showers need updating - more needed to uphold social distancing and handwashing in the club house

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I was very hesitant about staying here as couple days …08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I was very hesitant about staying here as couple days before we were due to arrive I looked at review’s and was worried.
    We stayed in a pod and it’s was Very clean. Lovely scents of fresh wood. Lovely view and tidy campsite.
    The shower room was clean and well kept always had toilet roll.
    10 minute walk to beach. Funfair and an amazing bakery
    Kids had a lovely holiday and we will be returning next year.

    Thanks katie

    Disliked: 

    None

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Camping hill, not good to steep. The rest was great, good facilities.31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrachel m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The swimming pool, children’s park, And location to the beach.

    Disliked: 

    Camping area is not a slight incline, but a very steep Hill. Toilet block adequate, but in need of a face lift

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Facilities good unless you are camping.31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    I liked the staff, who were helpful and friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Rain soaked ground on tent pitch site was treacherous and caused an accident. No gravel path on hill of pitch area. No lighting on tent pitch for safety.
    Breakfast not served until 8.30am. Most condiments kept behind the bar, so if you forget to ask for sugar, say, then you have to queue up again.

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Anonymous user

Had a lovely stay, the views was beautiful and enjoyed …25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Had a lovely stay, the views was beautiful and enjoyed the entertainment. Pitty the weather was horrendous the first night we stayed. We continued to carry on our holiday and had a wonderful time x loads to do x ")

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Anonymous user

Great location24/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great location

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers did not seem to be cleaned over the whole weekend. When it's wet weather they need to mop the floor daily or it's just a mud slide in there! By the sunday there was no loo roll left anywhere.
    The grass pitch is basically a massive hill! Very few flat pitches to camp on which was challenging.

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Nothing to like22/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nothing to like

    Disliked: 

    It was the worst camping experience. We left two days earlier than we should of. I really would not recommend to anyone.
    Most of staff rude.
    Reception staff so unhelpful and didn't give a dame we had to leave early.

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Anonymous user

Friendly staff, fantastic pod.22/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pod was beautiful, lovely size space out the front for the kids and bbq.
    My girls loved that we had the park behind us.
    Staff was very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    It took us an hour and a half to check in. Dirty sock and wipe found in pod. No hand sanitizer at the play park left the whole time we were there. The swimming system was poor. Toilet block was dirty and always out of toilet paper.I did complain and the staff were very helpful but with all that’s going on I thought these things would be top priority ( hygiene) .

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

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

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


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 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.

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. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
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.

Payment

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.

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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  • 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.
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  • 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

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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 are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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 (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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
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.
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
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).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 05/04 and 02/11.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

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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