I've been going to this park for years, and must've stayed their nearly a dozen times, both on Sun holidays and as a main "weeks" holiday, the park was great up until about 3 years when Park holidays took it over, since then the park has rapidly gone down hill, every van looked dated, the grounds look neglected, staff always look confused and dis-organised, the shop was very poorly stocked and quite frankly was a waste of time being open, check in time is a total farce NO ONE is allowed in until dead on 4, which means everyone is trying to squeeze into the tiny reception area, of all the parks I've been to Dawlish sands is the only one that doesn't allow anyone in early, even it's sister site (Golden sands), does ?.
The club area although being recently updated is small, the take away is slow, we stayed in caravan B (a smelly ancient ex staff caravan), which is literally feet away from the club (wot sleep ?), a supposed double duvet was in fact a large single (it took me seconds to work that out but staff took hours to fix it).
The area though is fantastic approx 10 miles from Junc 30 of the M5, a level 10-15 min walk to the beach, a great little supermarket and selection of small shops just around the corner, level hard standing car parking right next to your van, which is all totally ruined by Park holiday's running of what used to be an excellent park.
Replacing all the vans, cutting the grass at least yearly, permitting people to book in early, starting the shop from scratch, etc,etc,etc are all minimum requirements to turn thins around, at it is Dawlish Sands Holiday Park is a joke.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The gently sloping golden sands of Dawlish Warren stretch out for more than 2 miles, providing an idyllic and safe haven for splashing about. Dawlish Sands is all about enjoying your holiday the way you want to. The entertainment is fantastic and you won’t need to drive anywhere in the evenings when wining and dining with your family. It’s all here in the perfect holiday hotspot! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dawlish Sands Holiday Park Hotel Dawlish
- Dawlish Sands Holiday Park - Park Holidays UK Devon