Great location, great caravan, great staff, great entertainment.
We've visited this site before (6 years ago), We love the fact that you don't need to drive anywhere (but Salcombe, Kingsbridge etc. are a nice trip out if you want to), the beach is on your doorstep, and the local shop sells fresh baked baguettes as well as all the essentials! There are also good eating out options close by too.
As we have a dog it is great for us, as although Challaborough beach is not dog friendly (seasonal), only a short (but steep) walk away is the beach at Bigbury-on-Sea which has a dog friendly side (from the causeway round towards Challaborough, not the estuary side).
We were very happy with our 'dog friendly' caravan, it was in good condition and very clean, and although you couldn't park beside your caravan, the parking areas were close by.
We loved listening to the sea as we went to sleep!
Very good recycling facilities, so we were able to recycle, just as we do at home.
Our girls 5 and 7 had a great time taking part in the childrens day and evening clubs.
We all loved the indoor pool which is 1.2m to 1.4m deep (with a separate small 0.75m deep toddler pool) and family friendly changing rooms (not male / female).
There is a good size soft play area for the under 5's and an outdoor 'pirate ship' play area for the under 12's. We couldn't see any area for older children to play in (i.e. football) but with the sea / beach and indoor pool it's probably not needed.
There is no mobile phone signal at Challaborough (although there are several payphones) but there is Wifi if you want to stay 'connected'. However, being 'cut off' suited us just fine.
A bit dissapointed that the 'Sea Tractor' didn't seem to be running that much (at Bigbury-on-sea i.e. no timetable etc.) so we didn't get to have a ride on it.
We all were very sad to leave, the girls asked if we could stay for another week! My husband also said that if we were ever going to buy/site a holiday caravan anywhere, this would be the place.
- Also Known As:
- Challaborough Bay Holiday Park Hotel Bigbury-On-Sea
- Parkdean Challaborough Bay Holiday Park Bigbury-On-Sea, Devon