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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 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).

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.

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 site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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.

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted 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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6.7

Overall rating based on 66 reviews

 

52% would recommend this park to a friend.

48% would stay here again.

  43% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Anonymous user

The pods, were excellent great size! Only thing I would …11/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pods, were excellent great size! Only thing I would recommend is to put up coat hooks as there was no where to hang them, we had wet weather so would have been good if we could've hunged them to dry out.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet and shower block. Dark and dirty, run down. Showers where awful water was luke warm which didn't flow away fast enough so was left standing in a puddle which mixed with the water from other showers.

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Brilliant for families well suited to young ones10/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommark b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Facilities amenities staff accommodation proximity to other amenities and the beach

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friendly staff and lovely pod. Will be coming again😆09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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Anonymous user

Perfect location for Pods & great for a couple getaway09/23/2020

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.09/22/2020

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  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The location, park, local area

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the area, the pod, the cleanliness of the pod09/18/2020

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 …09/08/2020

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

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    None

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

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • 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.08/31/2020

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

  • Primitive grass tent site
  • 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 …08/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent site
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    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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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 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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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 GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.5961°N 3.4567°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dawlish Coach Stop — 1.9 kilometers
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.6 kilometers
Exmouth Bus Station — 4.1 kilometers
Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 1.0 kilometers
Dawlish Rail Station — 1.8 kilometers
Starcross Rail Station — 3.6 kilometers
Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 3.3 kilometers
Starcross Ferry Landing — 3.5 kilometers
Teignmouth Ferry Landing — 6.7 kilometers
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 15.3 kilometers

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 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 (12.7 kilometers)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (15.0 kilometers)
  • Living Coasts (16.0 kilometers)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (6.3 kilometers)
  • Compton Castle (17.0 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Golden Sands Holiday Park cancelation 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 ($34.90) 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 cancelations 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

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  • 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?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  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 $51.87 (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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 05/04 and 02/11.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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).

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
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.

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.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 ($34.90) fee.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Pool
Only park guests are authorized to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

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 park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 5 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

General
The grocery shop is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 03/05 and 15/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 05/04 and 02/11.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
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.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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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