We're all about ramping up the action here. Our large, landscaped Park has lots of quiet hangouts when you need a place to relax away from all the dawn to dusk adventures. Just heading to the beach? We're the shortest drive too.
Fun comes in waves at our big, bold Devon Holiday Park in Woolacombe adding even more excitement to your beach break. There's it's more mellow side, with its own peaceful lakes and set at the head of a pretty valley leading to Woolacombe (aka surf mecca), so it's a great spot to explore North Devon by bike on the Tarka Trail running right next to this all action Park and from here it's the quickest drive to Britain's best beach.
Load up on action at Golden Coast Holiday Park in Devon
Four swimming pools, four outdoor play areas, four bars including a proper pub and plenty of places to eat, this Park is all about choice. That's if you can tear yourself away from the all-day thrills like exhilarating slides, genuine ten-pin bowling and more sports activities than you can shake a stick - or a fishing rod - at from dawn to dusk. Hang ten on the unique Wavesurfer surfing simulator or hang free on the high ropes course. Older kids love there's always something going on too. But don't overdo it, every evening the pace picks up 'cos Golden Coast is home to our biggest entertainment line-up by far, like our side-splitting panto and pop-up live sets at the chilled Beach Club. For sure, you'll banish boredom this holiday!
Why choose this Park?
- Four heated pools including one outdoors with thrilling slides
- Surfing simulator and ropes course for adrenaline seekers
- Lots of all-weather activities for all ages
- Biggest family entertainment line-up
- Traditional Devon pub with play area (re-opens April 2022)
- Quickest drive to the beach
What's on Park?... and things to do on your doorstep
Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic we have implemented a number of measures to safeguard our guests and team members; we endeavour to maintain business-as-usual to the extent allowed in the circumstances and following the latest Government guidance.
Pre-bookable activities must be booked in advance, and the availability of facilities, activities and entertainment are subject to change in the evolving coronavirus situation. We commit to running as much as possible during your stay where it is safe to do so always adhering to Government and industry guidelines. Day visitors are NOT permitted on our Parks. Face coverings are now optional, however they are recommended in all our indoor venues and you may see some of our team members wearing masks. You can find out more about how you can holiday with confidence.
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Accommodation at Golden Coast
Golden Coast Holiday Park is at the head of a pretty valley and our wide range of self catering lodges, apartments, villas and bungalows are set in a mixture of flat and gently sloping landscaped gardens close to the Park's main facilities.
Our caravans are set on a hillside in a separate area of the Park and arranged in terraces, all with private parking and outdoor furniture, so access is through sloping terrain.
Places to stay on Park
How do I get to Golden Coast Holiday Park?
If you have a Sat Nav the postcode is EX34 7HW
From Junction 27 of the M5 take the third exit on the left hand and follow the signs for the A361 to Barnstaple approximately 34 miles away. The views from this road are amazing, as there are hills and trees as far as the eye can see, with the odd scatter of houses dotted around the rural landscape. Be aware of speed cameras situated on these open stretches of roads. Approximately 10 and a half miles from J27 you will come to Stoodleigh Cross where for about 10 miles onwards on the left, stags are often seen. Continue along this road until you arrive at the South Molton roundabout housing "The Northgate Inn".
At this point there is a choice of routes. If it is not a busy time it is easier to drive through Barnstaple by going straight over this roundabout and continuing along the link road. However, if it is busy and you don't want to get stuck in traffic then turn right at this roundabout and follow the A399 to Combe Martin; please note that this route is not suitable for touring caravans.
- If You Choose the A399
Turn right at South Molton roundabout and carry along this road, this tends to become very bendy so beware of slow moving tractors. You will come to The Old Station Inn at Blackmoor Gate, continue straight past and follow the road. Approximately 39 miles from the M5 you will see the Bristol Channel at Combe Martin Bay. Along this road you will come across the turn off to your left, sign posted Woolacombe on the B3343. Follow this road for 4 miles until you reach a junction known as Berry Down Cross, Turn left here. Beware of the sharp bend but follow it around to the right. Continue until you reach the petrol station situated at Lynton Cross Junction. Travel straight across the junction and follow the road till approximately 47 miles from the M5 you will reach Mullacott Cross Roundabout. Proceed straight across and follow the signs for Woolacombe.
- If You Choose the A361 towards Barnstaple
Follow the link road for about 30 minutes until you see the town of Barnstaple in front of you. Turn left at the 1st roundabout towards Bideford (as it will be faster than travelling through the town centre) and proceed along the A361 and turn right at the 2nd roundabout signposted A361 Ilfracombe. After a mile or so continue straight through the 2 sets of traffic lights on the roundabout and over the Taw Bridge, turn left when you reach the dual carriage way following the A361 through the villages of Braunton and Knowle until you reach Mullacott Cross Roundabout.
At the roundabout take the first exit which is the B3343 to Woolacombe, after 2 miles you will come to a Y junction. For the Golden Coast Holiday Park follow the road around to the left and you will arrive at the Park on your left.
National Express run coach services to Ilfracombe. Please call 0871 781 8181 or plan your journey at the National Express website (opens in a new window). You will need to arrange a bus or taxi from Ilfracombe.
The nearest train station to Golden Coast is Barnstaple, 11 miles from the Park. To plan your journey please search using the National Rail Enquiries website (opens in a new window). Alternatively call National Rail Enquiries Helpline on 08457 48 49 50. You will need to arrange a bus or taxi from Barnstaple.
Call Ian at "E"Zee CABZ of Woolacombe who has been providing the best price service to our customers for many years now - 07966 548303
What if I have special needs?
Our friendly and knowledgeable Reservations Advisors are here to help you find your perfect holiday, so please contact them on 01271 872 377 before making your booking.
We are happy to advise on the accommodation which is most suitable for your needs. We have a Silver Lodge which has been specially adapted at Golden Coast for wheelchair users with assistance.
Most areas of the Park is fairly flat but the area where our caravans are located is hilly so you may not be able to get from one side to the other without the use of a car if you have limited mobility. Please check with us for further information regarding the Park terrain.
We try to make our facilities and entertainment venues as easily accessible as possible, however you may find steps in certain areas. Where this is the case we will always have an alternative door for convenient access. Our team on the Park will be more than happy to help in any way that they can.
What Camping & Touring facilities does Golden Coast have?
Our touring area is split into three small areas, each is flat with some gently sloping pitches and all are gravel with access from the road.
- 89 pitches
- Heated shower block
- Disabled shower room
- Touring warden
- Close to the main Park facilities
- Dogs permitted on pitches in Paddock only
What do I need to bring?
In your Holiday Home you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, with all the crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils you’re likely to need. But you will need to bring a few things along with you:
- Tea towels
- Toilet rolls
- Washing up utensils
- Cot linen, if you have hired a cot
- Your holiday confirmation
Don’t worry if you forget something... we have convenience stores on all Parks with all the essentials you need for your holiday.