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Owner description: Discover Devon's Secret Bay...Keep this to yourself but there's a speaceful holiday park, in a quiet corner of Devon, set right on the edge of a glorious, sheltered beach. It's a perfect coastal retreat with blue seas to paddle in, rugged paths to explore, tiny villages to discover and wonderful views across to historic Burgh Island. Even the name's a delight... Challaborogh Bay.* A quiet, friendly park by a secluded beach * Golden sands and a great surf school * Rugged walks along the South West Coastal Path * An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty * Perfect base for exploring the heritage coastline
Reviewed June 7, 2009

we just returned from a four night stay and had a great time the roads are single track so could be scary for a nervous driver but is well worth going down to get to a lovely site the weather was hot and very good we stayed in a 2bed caravan which was clean and well equipt ;there was a lovely bay with a seaview bar we ate there a few times and the food was lovely well cooked and cheap there is a entertainment club which is great for the whole family from bingo{which we enjoyed}children entertainers and disco we also enjoyed swimming in the indoor pool going to the beach which was right near our caravan and visiting burgh island we had 2days out one to painton zoo which was fantastic and another to plymouth all round a lovely time which me my partner and our three children all enjoyed would go again fantastic value for money through the sun holidays and for the people who complained they must be mad this is a lovely resort 2downsides no phone signal and the little chip shop not very good apart from that great the on site shop is also well equipt and normal prices

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Reviewed June 1, 2009

Just returned fron a long weekend, the area is outstanding but the drive to & from was a nightmare, single track, overgrown roads that are hilly & full of bends make it very unsafe. If we had relied on the directions given and roadsigns we would not have found the place, the sat nav was a lifesaver. The first caravan was full of ants but although we experienced intial reluctance we were moved to a different caravan by a friendly & helpful young lady. All but one of the staff were friendly but the food in the bar was undercooked and they got the order wrong. The shop was well stocked and reasonabble given the fact that it is on a holiday site.

1  Thank mazken
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Reviewed May 14, 2009

Just returned from Challaborough on Monday, we had a good time, the park was fine but that was about it, we did have very noisy neighbours which was disapointing however, the when this was brought to the attention of the night time security, they dealt with and did not cause any further problems. The pub on site has a really nice setting, the beach was a bit of a let down as we had our dog with us, and he was not allowed on the beach. There is a fish and chip shack just off site which was very nice and the setting over the beach helped!.

Would we go back? No however we did enjoy ourselves

1  Thank dafox76
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Reviewed May 5, 2009

Stayed here last weekend and it was fine for a caravan park. The caravan we stayed in was clean and fairly well equipped, there were fiddly things (hot water wouldn’t run hot for any length of time, TV was old and only had 4 channels etc.) but nothing major.

This park’s main attribute was its proximity to the beach and coastal walks which take you along some stunning scenery.

I found the staff to be friendly and helpful but didn’t really have any problems to ‘test’ them with. The site had a mix of facilities including an indoor pool and arcade, neither of which I used but seemed to be pretty busy whenever I walked past.

Overall a lovely part of the world with lots to do outdoors but I probably would have found it a bit boring I had been stuck in the caravan on a rainy day!

3  Thank bristolstu
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Reviewed April 20, 2009

I have just returned from this holiday park and felt compelled to write something after the two previous bad reviews. Maybe the fact that the weather was perfect has rose tinted my spectacles but we had a really lovely time. Our caravan was spotlessly clean, spacious - there were six adults and one child staying - and we could not fault the customer service, they were very friendly ladies. We ate in the Regatta bar when we arrived and the food was fine. We did not use the evening entertainment so cannot comment on that. The beach was a five minute walk from our caravan, perhaps it would be a little more if you were staying up the hill a bit. Yes the lanes are very very narrow and in peak season I can imagine are an absolute nightmare but this is a small bay very much cut off from the rest of the world so you can't expect a duel carriageway to your front door. My only gripe would be the beach wasn't REALLY great, it was that muddy brown sand and there was a small amount of rubbish on it further up the beach. The sand round the corner in Bigbury was much nicer. Bigbury is a ten minute walk around the cliff and Burgh Island hotel is an impressive site. The Pilchard Inn welcomes 'hotel guests and REGULARs' so makes you feel really wanted. In this day and age I thought that would be bad for business. There are plenty of other much more friendly pubs to eat at - I would recommend The Journey's End pub in Ringmore. My second gripe would be NO MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL at all anywhere for any network that our party was on! and for someone who constantly uses their phone this was a bit of a nightmare. For others, it might be quite a refreshing change.

1  Thank BagpussBee
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