Stayed at this site in July 2013 had a silver caravan that comfortably slept 6, 2 bedrooms with a pull out bed in the lounge area. Our caravan (43) was situated at the foot of a small hill overlooking the cliffs, the view was stunning! The caravan was clean but very dated and tired and I'm afraid the beds were very hard and uncomfortable. That is the only criticism, the park is very well kept, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Our TV/CD player broke down and was replaced with a flat screen updated model within an hour. But beware Devon does not have very good reception and there are limited channels on the TV. There is poor phone reception at the bottom of the site but the clubhouse has free WiFi. The on site catering is run by a very friendly chef who prepares each meal as it is ordered, the portions are massive. The entertainment is typical of a caravan park, something for the kids with characters, bingo, competitions and live singing acts.
The walk down to the beach is 75 steps and very very steep so coming back up is tiring not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties. Beware of the tide, it comes in very quickly and swallows up the whole beach. Look out for the dolphin who lives in the small bay, we watched it playing near the site every day. One day we watched as the dolphin was jumping over some people kayaking, it was amazing.
The pool is heated but not very big and the area around it is quite a sun trap. large inflatables are not allowed in the pool. There is a small shop on site selling essentials and toys but it does close during the afternoon. There is a very small indoor play area for toddlers and a few old games but not much else. Did not use this facility.
The walk down to Combe Martin is very steep but you are rewarded with beautiful views of the bay and surrounding cliffs. The beach and sea are not especially clean. There is a great chip shop just a short walk from the bay, we had the best chips ever there.
Devon is a really beautiful part of our country and we will return next year. I would go back to this site but ask can you please make the beds less hard?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sandaway Beach Holiday Park Combe Martin, Devon