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Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Great little campsite”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Beautiful camping pitches. Great clean toilet and shower facilities.

We only had a drink in the clubhouse but it seemed to be very good indeed.

A short walk away from combe martin ( less than 10 mins). This site is on the South West Coast path so it is good for walkers.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Campingmum669
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and we really hope to see you again in the near future
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Only went for a weekend and the weather wasn't the best but that definately didn't dampen our spirits! Stayed in a tent in the field over looking the sea on the cliff edge of the sites private beach. Great views and located on the outskirts of the very picuresque village of Combe Martin only a short drive away from the main town Ilfracombe. On site there's the outdoor heated pool along with the clubhouse which does cheap and cheerful meals and has disco,games and karaoke for all ages. All staff really friendly and always happy to help.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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cardiff
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

just come back from an amazing 4 day break.as soon as we arrived, we were greeted with smiles. the park is well set with wonderful views. Caravan was a little dated but was adequate for what we needed.It was very clean and had everything you required for a small break. Ideal for families with young children, with a kids club and pool.Pretty close to the beach, with a mixture of sand and rocks to keep youngsters amused and very educational.Brought back many memories of my childhood, with the tides, shells and exploring the caves when the tide was out.The village is very quaint. Pop in to the local museum, free to kids, well worth a visit. I will be going back!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and our housekeeping team will be especially delighted to read your thoughts.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Just got back from a weeks holiday at sandaway bay , with my hubby , we stayed in poney caravan which had plenty of room, heating in the bedroom which was not expected but kept us nice and warm on wet windy nights..Park was immaculate. All staff were very friendly and helpful on sandaway bay and combe martin there sister site. we had a lovely sea view from our caravan.. ( which you soon miss) when you get back home. We did use the club and chef corner which were both not to pricey and qauilty of service was excellent. we also walk down to combe martin from the site down a very steep hill ( after a couple of times you get use to it )combe martin itself is a very nice village with plenty of rocks.. so children and adults alike can go rock pooling..its also has some outstanding views . we are certainly going back next year for another relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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BAth
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I stayed at Sandaway as part of of Sun deal with my wife and two small children. It was very cheap, and our expectations were low (we've found it's better to have low expectations with this type of holiday, that way you're seldom disappointed!) - All we need is a clean and dry place as a base to explore the area - and it was perfect for that. The caravan was very dated and tatty. It was however clean, and warm. It had an awesome view overlooking the bay which more than made up for the 70's decor. There were only three or four caravans which had this outlook, the rest had views of other caravans!

The staff were all very friendly, although we only ventured into the reception/bar area to check in and out. It was the typical holiday camp style - grim, darkly lit and a depressing. The pool looked clean, and the campsite in general was tidy, if in need of modernisation.

There is a 'private' beech down a few steps, but it's not the kind of beech sun-worshippers like, it is the kind of beach kids (and grown up kids) love, with lots of rock pools, caves and places to explore.

Combe Martin was a little disappointing, as it's a bit dull, but Ilfracombe more than made up for it.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Dan W
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and we really hope to see you again in the near future
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Just spent 5 nights at Sandaway bay, Combe Martin with my hubby, son (3yrs). Stayed in a Gold caravan, which was practically brand new. Park was immaculate, staff friendly and helpful and the views were amazing. The evening entertainment was especially enjoyable for my 3 year old son, he adored Freddy. He hasn't stopped speaking about him since we got home! My only issue with the park was the long and very trecherous steps down to the beach. Very slippy especially for kids. When we got to the bottom, it was not a safe beach to sit on, very rocky. If you want a nice beach I would recommend Ilfracombe or our personal favourite, woolacombe!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We are extremely proud of our entertainments team this year, the effort they put in is amazing. They are all doing a brilliant job, and work extremely hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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South Brent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2012

I have just returned from Sandaway Holiday Park after spending 4 nights there with my family of 6 members. We have stayed at a John Fowler before and therefore i was a bit worried as the previous park was grotty. This park is lovely, it over looks the sea and its on top of the cliff , the scenery is beautiful. We stayed in a Gold Primula caravan number 34, my first impression when i opened the door was wow. It was stunning, the best caravan we have ever stayed in. It looked new and was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. We had a bedroom with walk in wardrobe, the shower was a power shower. It was centrally heated and excellent all round couldn't fault it.
The lounge was spacious plenty of seating, had a tv, dvd and ipod dock. The kitchen was well equipped and new. We had a lovely sea view. The staff on site were very friendly and nothing too much trouble. It is a good base for exploring North Devon and Somerset. The club house was clean and not expensive, we did have one meal in chefs corner which was very nice and the chef was very friendly. We didn't use any of the clubs entertainments as we like a quiet time. Combe Martin has some nice shops and pubs, the Marine Hotel does a lovely carvery on a Wednesday and other nights the menu is very good and of a good quality. Overall we had a great time we paid such a small amout to stay here and we would recommend it to anyone. No sure what the quality of the other accomodation was like, in doubt go for gold.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Address: Sandaway, Combe Martin, Exmoor National Park EX34 9ST, England (Formerly John Fowler Sandaway Holiday Park)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Combe Martin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Combe Martin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandaway Beach Holiday Park 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandaway Beach Holiday Park stands on a low cliff at the very edge of the ocean with breathtaking sea views. Three minutes walk down a picturesque stepped path brings you to Sandaway Beach, privately owned by us, a rocky foreshore and a sprinkling of sand but a real sun trap and haven of peace and quiet, but beware of the tides. A short scramble over the rocks takes you to our secret spot, Mermaid's Cove, this is truly a place of magic and tranquillity for that really quiet swim or sunbathe. Relax with a cool drink in our Smuggler's Bar, take in the superb sea, and Exmoor views. Enjoy excellent pub grub, and basket meals from our Chef's Corner, and view our nightly family entertainment in our clubhouse. A feature of Sandaway is our lovely kidney shaped swimming pool. There is a well stocked shop, take-away meals, pool table, amusements, a special indoor children's soft play area and an outdoor playground. ... more   less 
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