Visited Challaborough Bay in July 2010. The park is small and quiet. Most is on a level pitch, but there is a small group of caravans way up the side called 'Hilltop'. I struggled getting the buggy up it, but we were given a free parking pass to park in the car park at the bottom.
Instead of one large complex, everything is spread over small buildings. The pool is a regular pool with a toddler pool and jacuzzi on the side. There is a special changing room for babies, thankfully!
The paths down to the beach are either stairs or incredibly steep, it will take 2 people to get a buggy down them. The sand is a dark muddy sand, and there is a lot of sand lice - so bathe your little ones well afterwards!
We stayed in a private caravan being rented out. It was a 2-bed Arizona. They had put in a really comfy bed, and the sofa was actually padded - not just the usual plank of wood with cloth on it! Everyone seems to have Sky, but it will go out if it's raining so bring DVDs if you have little ones.
Staff were all really nice and friendly, as you expect from Park Dean.
Costcutter is the usual one you'd find at Park Dean - slightly more than you want to pay without being too unreasonable.
It is really in the middle of nowhere, so grocery shop before you get there. Closest is 30 minutes away in Knightbridge.
Bad point - the restaurant. Dear god. Honestly, my expectations were low, I know what these are usually like. But goodness - horrific. First - the highchairs were caked with old food and sticky things. One was broken - missing half the straps. We ordered 2 currys, as it was their Curry night £6.95. You got a curry, rice, nan bread and 1 onion bahji. It was, I swear, a microwave ready-made meal. Everything was microwaved, and it was vile. I thought it was a weird joke. My partner ordered a pudding, but I refused to waste money on what I expected to be equally awful. He ordered sticky toffee pudding, which was again microwaved into a lump of dry dough.
There are 2 takeaways - we only ate at the one closest to the beach, which was very nice.
I would go back, but the restarant put me off to be honest.
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