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“yet again a great holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park
4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Beach Road, Woolacombe EX34 7AF, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“yet again a great holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Woolacombe sands is a great family holiday. Facilities are fantastic for families, my three year old loved swimming and dancing in the club on the evenings. Staff are friendly and will go out of their way to assist, including staying late and coming in on days off, they experienced a problem with their gas supply while we were there, which was not their fault. We were well informed, staff were great and they provided hot drinks and food vouchers for the whole site, even hand delivering a letter to every caravan to keep us up to date. The problem was sorted within a day and did not affect the holiday at all. We will be returning next year, loved every minute, entertainment team were fab, Geoff is a great addition - a man with funny bones. Highly recommended. See you next year.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review, and thank you for your understanding during the few hours we had Gas supply issues, as you stated out of our hands.

We were extremely proud of our team during the time when the issue was being fixed, they worked very hard to ensure all our customers were kept as comfortable as possible, and that the issue did not affect your holidays.

Thank you for your comments regarding Geoff, one of our new Entertainments Team Members, he's a great asset - we will pass your comments on.

We are thrilled to hear you will be returning, and we really look forward to seeing you again.

Many thanks!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Have just spent a brilliant 5 days at this park. The location is excellent, stunning views over Woolacombe beach, the park is clean, tidy,the indoor pool, childrens play area & crazy golf were well used by my family and the staff are brilliant. My sons (6 & 3) had the best time mostly thanks to Geoff, Poppy and, of course, Wooly Bear! We stayed in their most basic caravan and couldn't fault it, clean, well maintained and they even left extra bedding due to the cold weather. Tried to extend our stay but our unit was already let out, disappointing but we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Wow - thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review, and we are so pleased to hear you loved it!

Thank you for your comments regarding our new team members Geoff and Poppy, they are certainly great assets to our business.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you very soon!
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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this park last August found it too be great value for money,we stayed in a caravan which accept pets so was abit wary of the condition of tha caravan but i needn't have worried as it was clean & didn't smell and in quite good condition,the park itself is small but got everything you need with having 3 boys, they were happy with 2 swimming pools,games/arcade, bowling & bar,shop on site was well stocked with everyday items,the site is only 5mins in the car away from the beach had great view of it from the caravan, beach is lovely and clean, kids loved it would definatley recommend woolacombe.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review.

We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed our site and were pleased with all we had to offer.

Woolacombe is a beautiful part of the world, we are so glad you think so too.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Could not fault the bungalow it was warm clean and extremely comfortable.
The welcome pack was fab and had all the essential's in it. Many thanks for the staff at Woolacombe Sands making our winter weekend break so enjoyable. We will be booking again for next year.

See you in the summer.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review Sharon.

We were thrilled to hear you had another great holiday with us - and this time out of season!

Look forward to seeing you soon.
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

As a family we have camped, stayed in a caravan, a chalet and this weekend stayed in the beautiful bungalow 'Tides Reach' at Woolacombe Sands.

Tides Reach bungalow has been recently decorated, with lovely new carpets throughout and despite being winter time was comfortably warm the whole stay. 'Tides reach' is beautifully clean and has everything you need. A starter pack including tea, coffee, milk, cereals, eggs, bread, etc was a lovely touch and for anyone arriving late in the day extremely useful.
All bedding and towels were also provided.
The master bedroom looks out to Woolacombe Bay, so you can lie in bed either watching the sheep run around on Woolacombe Down or look out to Lundy Island. These same views can be seen from both the lounge, dining room and outside on the patio and lawned area.
There were 5 of staying this weekend and we all commented that the bungalow would comfortably accomodate 6-8 (which is how it is advertised) there's plenty of lounge seating, a full sized dining table, plus breakfast bar and 2 patio tables outside.
Obviously staying out of season the park as a whole is closed at the moment but this didn't matter as 'Tides reach' is so comfortable and well thought out.

Each time we have stayed at Woolacombe Sands we have found the family and staff to be extremely helpful and always pleasant. The facilities are well maintained and looked after. Each new season it is noticable that work has been carried out throughout the closed season and the family/staff take pride in the park wanting to keep it looking good for their guests.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely review of our Luxury Tides Reach Bungalow, we are so proud of it & glad you enjoyed it so much!

We look forward to welcoming you again during the summer season!

Many thanks.
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

What an excellent time we have, we have been coming here for 10 years plus, we now have our own tourer and we are on a seasonal pitch. Nothing is too much trouble, everyone is always friendly and helpful. We are within walking distance of the beach. All the facilities on site are excellent. You will not be disappointed

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you Sarah for such a lovely review.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you again this year & really hope you'll be pleased with all the improvements we have made.

See you soon, and thank you again!
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Liskeard, England, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed end of Oct 2012 and had a great time! It wasn't just the excellent service of the entertainments team, or at Reception, but how they dealt with problems so well:

1: On arrival, we found the previous users of our static caravan had smoked in it, despite its designation as smoke and pet free - very important for my mum--in-law with 50% lung capacity - it was cheerfully dealt with by swapping our caravan promptly. Brilliant.

2: Mum-in-law forgot medication and when it was sent to Reception by post, again, it was received and ready to collect. Cheerful service again.

3: Son of four fell and bashed his head. Steve on entertainments was a complete natural and took care of him with all diligence. Outstanding.

On top of it all, our son, Ethan had the best holiday doing crafts for a lantern parade, dancing with Wooly Bear and even sang Bare Necessities for a talent show. What can I say? A great holiday at a great price. Fully recommended. Keep it up guys!

Room Tip: If you want more room, upgrade to a bigger caravan, though upgrading is in progress over the winter...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WSHP, Owner at Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank you for the most lovely review, we were so glad to hear that although there were a few hiccups during your stay you all still enjoyed your holiday and the site.

We really look forward to welcoming you in 2013, with the arrival of brand new Ocean View Gold caravans, we think you'll love our improvements!

Thank you & see you in 2013!
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Additional Information about Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park

Address: Beach Road, Woolacombe EX34 7AF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Woolacombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Woolacombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Woolacombe Sands Holiday Park offers you everything you could wish for from a Self-Catering family holiday. Set in the beautiful rolling coastal countryside with spectacular views overlooking the sea and Woolacombe's fabulous golden sands - one of the few beaches to achieve both the Blue Flag and Premier Resort awards - it's fun for all the family & we are the closest holiday park to the beach! Enjoy our indoor & outdoor heated swimming pools, or club with daily & nightly live entertainment, crazy golf, new children's park, football & basketball pitch, footpath to the beach & much more! ... more   less 
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