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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 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, for a bargainous £3 (take the line in the other direction and it will bring you to the city lights of Exeter).
Open from 31/03/2023 to 30/10/2023
Tourist board rating
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.
Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.
The campground/park 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.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time so that the team can provide information about your unit/site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
The campground/park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
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.
To generate better results:
- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results
- Break your booking down into smaller groups and book multiple sites.
- Click the button ‘Make another booking like this’ on the confirmation page to easily rebook.
- Ask to be sited together in the ‘Special requests’ box on the booking form.
You can also try filtering your search by group type and by parks allowing multiple tents/caravans/motorhomes per site.
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 rental (1 max)||GBP15/EUR17.51/$27.15/USD18.45/CAD24.90/CHF17.27/SEK190.52/DKK130.16/NOK180.16/ISK2,604/ARS3,101.51/CLP16,301/PEN70.52/NZD28.77/ZAR323.53/PLN81.86/BRL96.30/CZK426.50/RSD2,054/HUF7,175.94/RUB1,153.12/CNY129.61 per stay|
|Dog (2 max)||GBP1/EUR1.17/$1.81/USD1.23/CAD1.66/CHF1.15/SEK12.70/DKK8.68/NOK12.01/ISK174/ARS206.77/CLP1,087/PEN4.70/NZD1.92/ZAR21.57/PLN5.46/BRL6.42/CZK28.43/RSD137/HUF478.40/RUB76.87/CNY8.64 per night|
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Lovely site with cosy cabins
Friendly staff and the pods were great. Will definitely be back
Excellent site very clean and tidy
Overall fantastic site with brilliant facilities and the staff.
Great for kids, great location. Lovely area.
Good would stay again but only in a pod
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 sanitizing stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Swimming pool entry quota
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 1.9 kilometres
1.9 kilometres Westcliff Road — 2.1 kilometres
2.1 kilometres Opposite Rail Station — 3.5 kilometres
- Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station
— 1.0 kilometres
1.0 kilometres Dawlish Rail Station — 1.8 kilometres
1.8 kilometres Starcross Rail Station — 3.6 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing
— 3.3 kilometres
3.3 kilometres Starcross Ferry Landing — 3.5 kilometres
3.5 kilometres Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 6.7 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 15.3 kilometres
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.
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (12.7 kilometres)
- Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (15.0 kilometres)
- Living Coasts (16.0 kilometres)
- A la Ronde (6.3 kilometres)
- Compton Castle (17.0 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 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 ($38.93) 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.
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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
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 caravan Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Golden Sands Holiday Park? From $72.95 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability