I took my family to Hoburne Torbay for a week during the school holidays. The site is conveniently located near to Goodrington. The beach is about a 10 minute walk away. The site is located on a hill and does have sea views but you do have to cross a busy road to get to the sea front. The beach at Goodrington is very clean and family friendly and very near to the train station where you can watch the steam trains as you sit on the beach. There are also a few little shops, a pub and a small park nearby. A little further along is Paignton which has far more to offer with a superb beach and plenty of shops, cafes, amusements and childrens entertainment. The Hoburne site is very convenient asTorquay and Brixham are also very near. The caravan site itself is not too large. There is a large outdoor swimming pool and a smaller indoor pool with a flume. There is also a small adventure park and a few amusements. The onsite club is quite small with a small dance area which my children felt very comfortable with, as at larger caravan parks they have felt too intimidated to get up to dance, but on this site they were on the dance floor every night. The entertainment was very good with a variety of acts both from the entertainments team and from outside acts. The day time entertainment for children is limited here and this is really the only negative.Larger operators such as Haven excel at day time entertainment and have many more activities for children. The night time entertainment at Hoburne though is excellent, and the Sammy the Seahorse character is a favourite with the children. If you are happy to use the onsite facilities such as the swimming pool during the day time or do your own thing and then enjoy the night time entertainment at Hoburne, then this site is excellent. Another bonus I found, was that the evening entertainment did not go on to the early hours of the morning. So you did not have noisy revellers going past your caravan in the early hours.(Some of you may find this a bad thing, but with two small children it was nice to get to sleep by midnight). I must also say that the site is very clean, the staff very friendly and the caravans are first class. The top of the range caravans such as gold and platinum have verandas which are a bonus when the weather is hot. I booked a platinum and it far exceeded my expectations. Friends have booked the silver grade and they found that to be excellent value for money.This was my first holiday with Hoburne and it definitely will not be the last. I have already booked for next year with the hope that the weather will be hot once again.
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- Hoburne Devon Bay sits in a glorious location looking out towards the gorgeous Devon coast. A family favourite, Hoburne Devon Bay is one of our most popular holiday parks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hoburne Devon Bay Paignton