Stayed on park with my 3 kids, age 21, 17 and 10. We stayed in no. 8 watling and had a fantastic sea view from our caravan. The caravan was really clean upon arrival. The parkdean staff were friendly and helpful and the check in was quick and easy. The on site shop had plenty of choice and prices were quite reasonable. The beach itself was rather rocky and stoney, not brilliant for sandcastles! At times there was some debris on the beach too. I would definitely recommend going over to bigbury on sea, which is literally a 10 minute walk over the top of the cliff. That beach is beautiful and has white sand and plenty of it, although at times it could get quite busy. The hilltop café did brilliant cream teas. The restaurant on the park site was fantastic for the sunday carvery, which was available through pre booking, however our midweek meal there took over an hour to arrive and the waitresses kept making mistakes on peoples orders, for example I was given mayonnaise when I asked for tartar sauce... which I put all over my fish. Challaborough bay park is a quiet park which is ideal for families if you want somewhere as a base for travelling to local attractions such as paignton zoo and the national marine center which were good. I'm sure many other people have mentioned this, the roads leading into challaborough bay were extremely narrow and windey... would definitely say to take the first turning to challaborough, instead of following the sat nav which takes you an even narrower route. Doesn't take any longer, just much less hassle than the second route. I would return to Challaborough Bay again and would recommend one of the caravans on watling if you are a family of 4. The only drawback on these caravans is the steep hill leading up to them... which is pretty scary to get your car up, unless you own a range rover... was nice and quiet up on these caravans though, so was worth it. If you decide to visit, you'll see what I mean about the views here. Can see the sea from the living room and other side is hills and trees. It's a nice perspective instead of being on the ground caravans which have little view at all.
Great holiday, would recommend.
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