Haven Holiday Parks with direct beach access
Do you dream about a holiday that’s all about the breath of fresh sea air, relaxing on golden sands and paddling in blue waters? At Haven, we have a number of caravan parks that offer direct beach access. Imagine stepping out of your caravan and feeling the soft sand between your toes.
Staying at Haven puts many miles of coastline within easy reach, this means you’ll have more time to spend with your loved ones, making memories that last a lifetime on our parks and exploring the colourful surrounding towns. We’ve compiled a list of the best Haven holiday parks with direct beach access to help you choose convenient accommodation in the perfect destination for you. At these Haven holiday parks, you’ll be just seconds away from some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK.
Our caravan park at Caister-on-Sea is popular thanks to its location close to, but not actually in, Great Yarmouth. It’s the best of both worlds, quieter than the town of Yarmouth itself but still close enough to enjoy all the amenities and of course, direct beach access.
The beach itself is known as Caister Point and it boasts mile upon mile of dunes that can be explored after just a short walk from our Caister-on-Sea park. There’ll be plenty of space to set yourself up and enjoy one of the best seaside views of Scoby Sands windfarm and if you’re lucky, you may even catch sight of one of the local seals who come from up the coast at Horsey.
Devon Cliffs, Devon
One of the best holiday parks in South West England, Devon Cliffs perches on the cliffs above Sandy Bay meaning that there is a beach to relax at a stone’s throw from your accommodation. Sandy Bay lives up to its name with half a mile of fine golden sand, set in a secluded bay that is backed by high cliffs.
At low tide, the beach extends further to form a continuous stretch of sand that reaches two miles west, all the way to Exmouth. This means that along the shore there are plenty of rockpools ideal for combing and ample space for making sandcastles with the kids. The beach is also great for swimming and water sports thanks to the lifeguards keeping watch over the beach during the summer months.
Lydstep Beach, South Wales
Lydstep Beach does exactly what it says on the tin. A stellar South Wales site awaits you here, just a stone’s throw away from terrific Tenby and literally steps from a bay to call its own. Smaller than most of our parks, Lydstep is the place to be for beach afficionados that are looking for a place to kick back and relax.
You’ll spot the magnificent Caldey Island out at sea in the distance, which can be accessed from Tenby via a fleet of boats that run from Easter to October. Lydstep is a place where the stunning surroundings do all the talking, and you won’t be disappointed by the amount it has to say when you stay here.
Presthaven, North Wales
Our North Wales holiday park by Prestatyn, Presthaven, is ideal for adventure-seekers and water babies alike with an Aerial Adventure assault course, climbing wall and jump tower, as well as the heated indoor pool and outdoor Lazy River.
If you can tear yourself away from all the fun on site at Presthaven, you'll find beautiful coastline with miles of uninterrupted dunes just a short walk away. These protected dunes are full of rare wildlife and are ideal for exploration while the beach is a beautiful sandy area with a strip of pebble, making it a great alternative to the indoor pool when the sun is shining.
Perran Sands, Cornwall
Located by the village of Perranporth, a typical Cornish seaside location, Perran Sands is the other of our two delightful Haven holiday parks in Cornwall. The park enjoys direct access to Perraporth’s glorious sandy beach via a coastal pathway. The beach stretches two miles at low tide, making it a great place to relax or soak up the scenery with a walk through the dunes. It is also a haven for surfers and features a natural open air swimming pool that at high tide, becomes a perfect warm-water oasis for swimming and paddling having been warmed by the sun. Perranporth is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer, so you can relax in the knowledge that you kids are safe to paddle or swim.
Quay West, South Wales
Quay West Holiday Park is situated just outside of the town of New Quay in Wales, facing out onto Cardigan Bay. Direct beach access is found via a magical sloping woodland walk that would enchant even the hardest of hearts.
The beach itself is dog friendly and if you’re lucky you may even spot dolphins swimming out at sea. A longer walk will take you to the nearby New Quay Beach which is sandy and enjoys Blue Flag status.
Reighton Sands, Yorkshire
Reighton Sands Holiday Park is named for the sandy shoreline that lies less than a five-minute walk away. The low cliffs and flat sands make this beach a great place for walking, rockpooling and fossil-hunting. Its waters have a cleanliness rating of ‘excellent’ meaning that you can also take to the waves for a spot of surfing or swimming.
Just to the east of the beach is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)-run Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve and it's well worth a visit if you wish for the chance to see warblers, wheaters, gannets and guillemots. Nature lovers might also want to look out for the whales or dolphins which occasionally grace Reighton’s coast while history buffs will get a buzz out of the remains of World War Two military defences dotted across the beach.
Riviere Sands, Cornwall
Perched high on the cliffs overlooking the beautiful white sands of St Ives Bay, Riviere Sands Holiday Park enjoys a breath-taking view looking out across the surrounding coastline. Riviere Towans Beach below is an excellent wide area with beautiful sand veined by watery inlets.
The beach is great for kids, dogs and water sports fans with paddle boarding and surfing available and a lifeguard service on duty.
Seashore in Norfolk is an exciting park for water lovers with the recently developed Shore Water Park boasting flumes, slides and a SplashZone. However, thanks to its position on Great Yarmouth’s beachfront, just above the North Dene Dunes, Seashore is also ideally placed for a spontaneous beach day.
You can step out of your caravan, walk a short distance and find a lovely natural beach with miles of sand dunes and pebble, plus acres of space to call your own. For fans of seaside entertainment, a trip to Yarmouth’s famous Pleasure Beach is also just a quick drive away.
Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire
Situated just a couple of miles down the coast from Cleethorpes, North Lincolnshire, Thorpe Park enjoys impressive surroundings including views of the boats and ships traveling along the Humber Estuary as well as the two Humber Forts rising up out of the water.
Another of our holiday homes near the beach, Thorpe Park enjoys direct access to Humberston Fitties, a stretch of golden sands and stunning views with Second World War history to discover. This beach gets quite busy in the summer so staying at our holiday park will give you the edge over other beachgoers without an early rise being necessary.
Parks within walking distance from the beach
Weymouth Bay and Seaview, Dorset
Weymouth Bay and Seaview, Dorset from Bowleaze Cove
The Haven holiday parks at Weymouth Bay and Seaview can be considered neighbours, and both share fantastic access to the beach at Bowleaze Cove. While the distance is by no means direct, it’s worth giving these two Dorset gems an honorary mention for how great they are for a beach-filled holiday on the south coast.
Just a short walk from the sand at one of the county’s coolest coastal spots, they’re also located just east of world-famous Weymouth, a fantastic town by the sea with a beach to match the endless fun on offer. So if Dorset tickles your fancy, don’t discount Weymouth Bay and Seaview which are both great options for some fun with the family
Primrose Valley, Yorkshire
Primrose Valley, Yorkshire from Hunmanby Gap
Our Primrose Valley Holiday Park is another with holiday homes near the beach. One of the biggest in the Haven family, it provides guests with an abundance of stuff to do both within and outside its borders. Sat at the beautiful heart of the Hunmanby Gap, the park overlooks the sand from height, so be prepared for a spot of exercise getting to and from it.
When you do reach it, the rewards are rich, and you’ll be greeted by one of the best beaches in England’s largest county. Great for sitting back and relaxing, or on an uninterrupted walk to fantastic Filey, this beach is befitting of our praise.