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Sandaway Beach Holiday Park
Reviewed August 18, 2012

From the time you drive onto the park you can feel the holiday atmosphere .very clean well maintained and always a friendly smile when you check in or need anything at reception .caravans are always cleaned to a exceptional standard.All the park staff are great and always say hello or will stop for a chat no matter how busy they are.Entertainment brilliant for kids and adults alike.Wayne the park manager and all The staff on Sandaway all go the extra mile to make your holiday very enjoyable .See you all next year keep up the good work

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7  Thank Fishmam452
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We were camping in a tent which was on a small elec hook up site this is really well situatated if you have young children as it is by the park so that you can keep an eye on them without having to leave the tent also close to the swimmimg pool which may i say is really warm clean and well maintained with very attentive life guards and close to the toilets and shower block these are clean but showers need to have more power to them. Kirsty and Gareth the entertainers were FANTASTIC with the kids and adults alike the only thing which was a shame is that only Foxey comes to visit, it would of been nice if the park could of had some of the other character's come to visit the kid's, as when you book with John Fowler and show the kids the Foxey Club details it shows all the characters and they get excited to see them. Wayne the site Manager is great and nothing is to much trouble, if you report a fault it it gets done quickly and without fuss, not forgetting all the other people who make this site one of the most enjoyable places we have camped in over the years, will i go back most definitely.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Joanne B
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 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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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Absolutely love Combe Martin and Sandaway is a great place to stay. Stayed here last year and enjoyed it so much we came again this year. We weren't disappointed. So much so, we have already booked again for next year. The site is on a slight hill, but is clean and well maintained. All the staff were friendly and helpful. With regards to choosing your accommodation, I would recommend booking a gold caravan. Last year we stayed in a silver and although clean, it was definitely starting to look a bit worn. Overall a nice, quiet family holiday. I cant wait to come back next year.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank kai543
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 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, especially the housekeeping team, who will be delighted to hear your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

From the first time of staying here I have never booked anywhere else!!

Wayne the Site Manager couldn't be more helpful! He is always around and happy to help with any query. But saying that every team member encountered always said hello and smiled.

The private beach is nice and secluded but be warned the steps down to the beach are many and will wear the fittest of people out.

This park can entertain any person of any age, and I'd highly recommend visiting this site.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Philip G
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Just returned from our holiday at Sandaway for the second year running. We stayed in a tent and had an absolute fantastic time. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it and want to go again. The entertainers, Gareth and Kirsty, were absolutely amazing and were brilliant with the children. They really went out of there way to make sure they had a good time. I would also like to mention the bar staff, Ria and Steve, who were very helpful when one night my son had an accident running around and banged his head. Steve called the ambulance and ensure he was ok, luckily he was. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the foxy club in the mornings and the evenings, which was great as it also gave us a bit of free time! The only slight criticisms I would make is that in our ten day holiday only Freddy appeared each night at the foxy club whereas last year the kids saw numerous characters on our 7 day holiday. Also the soft play area is no longer manned and at times there was older children in there of at least 14 years old picking on the younger children. This said, I would definitely recommend the park for families with young children and would probably go again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Maxine P
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 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, especially the entertainments team and the bar staff, who will all be delighted to hear your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We have had a very positive response from John Fowler and are very happy that they have taken into account all the problems and are putting them all right, We are happy to put this down to an unfortunate oversight, mistakes happen.Thank you for your response.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank argyle2012
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Thank you so much for this - your honesty is very much appreciated.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We changed our 4 night hol from the Ilfracombe park to the Sandaway Beach after reading neg reviews of Ilfracombe (thx to the booking team for assisting) and how pleased we were with the change. Sandaway is excellent - wonderful location overlooking the sea and with a lovely outdoor heated pool that our 6 & 8 yr olds would have stayed in all week. The staff were brilliant & very friendly and the entertainers really looked after the kids at Foxy club (Gareth has them following him around!!). The park isn't too big, just right for families. The clubhouse is great and the food from Chefs Corner was excellent - home cooking at really good prices....much better than pub chains with similar menus. Gold caravan was very good - clean and spacious and we had no issues at all. Thx to the team there for a lovely stay.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank thefamilymason
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 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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Additional Information about 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: $20 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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