Ladram Bay Holiday Park is a campsite in Otterton South-East Devon, located right next to the sea on the Jurassic Coast. It’s a privately owned site and one of the largest parks in the UK offering it’s very own private pebble beach in a sheltered bay.
I was lucky enough to visit Ladram Bay this Easter holiday for a mid-week stay with the children. Upon arrival and a lengthy drive we were warmly welcomed by the reception staff and promptly given our welcome pack and keys to our Gold caravan situated right on the cliff front, offering the best views one could ask for!
The caravan was well equipped with everything you could need for the stay, including bedding and a small pack of essential items like washing up liquid, tea towels and toilet roll. The furnishings were of good quality also, I’ve been in a few caravans over the years and this was the best equipped and furnished I’ve been in. We even had our own balcony overlooking the sea and a perfect spot to enjoy a cold glass of wine!
The facilities on site were as you would expect to find, there’s a well equipped shop which opens to a fairly late hour enabling you to grab any last-minute essentials on the way home from the kids disco like we did on most nights! There’s also a takeaway fish and chip shop too which we had quite a few times and my youngest claims that their ‘snack burger’ was the best burger he has ever tasted! Also available is a launderette should you require to wash/dry anything.
Should you fancy dining in, you can find this at the Pebbles restaurant, open from 9am to 9pm the restaurant offers a variety of food for all tastes and ages, as you can see I opted for the Chicken Tikka Massala and was very nice too :-).
Ladram Bay also has its own recently refurbished Swimming Pool, with additional children section with slides and water sprays. This was a particular favourite of ours and we visited every day of our stay.
Next to the swimming pool you will find a brand new dinosaur themed Adventure Golf course, sadly this wasn’t quite complete on our stay, but it did look good nonetheless!
The arcade and indoor soft-play area was again another favourite as was the outdoor play areas located just outside.
Night-time entertainment is a daily occurence offering the usual kids disco and entertainment, bingo and then adult entertainment/disco.
Heading down to the beach, there is the option to hire equipment to get you out onto the water, we didn’t try this but I believe there’s a good selection of activities to try like Kayaking, Fishing or Rowing Boats. A short stroll to the right side of the beach (and at the right time of day) you will be able to find plenty of rock pools to explore…although all we found were crab legs! Must try harder next time 🙂 Also if you’re desperate for some sand, there’s a small patch here also.
If you fancy visiting over attractions in the area, there’s plenty to choose from depending on what you’re after, for us we visited nearby World of Country Life – A farm with plenty of animals and play areas and Escot – A lovely outdoor warren of treats and Red Squirrels!
Overall, we had a really great time at Ladram Bay Holiday Park and would definitely come back for another visit.
I was invited to stay at Ladram Bay Holiday Park for this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.