There are 66 Parkdean Resorts Holiday Parks in the UK at the time of writing, with caravan sites in popular spots like Cornwall, Devon, the Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Scotland and Wales.
But which gets the best reviews? We’ve added together the customer review score on TripAdvisor with the review score on Google Reviews to come up with a rating out of 10.
Here’s the full ranking from 1st to 66th, as of late May 2022.
1st: Limefitt Holiday Park, Lake District. 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor + 4.6/5 on Google Reviews = 9.1/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts**
The highest ranked Parkdean Resorts holiday park (by a whisker) is Limefitt Holiday Park in the Lake District. It’s an excellent example of a holiday park which isn’t particularly big or flashy but which is in a good location and does the basics well.
It’s about 10 minutes from the nearest lake, but nowhere near the sea so don’t come here for a beach holiday (obviously).
It’s a relatively simple resort, with a pub, a games room with pool and snooker and a playground outside. There’s no swimming pool so leave your trunks behind.
You can choose from caravans, lodges and cottages but there aren’t hot tubs. You can bring your dog to Limefitt.
Reviewers on TripAdvisor describe the site as 'peaceful and quiet' and say it's got plenty of space for dogs.
Joint 2nd: Crantock Beach Holiday Park, Cornwall. 4.5/5 + 4.5/5 = 9/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in the Westcountry**
Parkdean Resorts has a big choice of holiday parks in the Westcountry, including eight resorts in Cornwall, four in Devon and three in Dorset.
Crantock Beach Holiday Park is the highest rated out of all 15 and it's the second joint second highest rated Parkdean Resorts out of 66 parks in the UK.
Curiously, it doesn't look all that impressive on paper.
There isn't a swimming pool, there isn't a big range of types of accommodation (i.e. there are only caravans rather than lodges, glamping etc) and the only onsite facilities are minigolf or a few minutes in the amusement arcade. It does - however - have an onsite bar called The Wavecrest.
So why is it so popular? Much like Limefitt Holiday Park, it's all about location and doing simple things well. You can walk to the local beach where you can surf and use the holiday park as a base for exploring.
Reviewers of Crantock Beach Holiday Park on TripAdvisor praise its beachside location, friendly staff and refubished accommodation.
Joint 2nd: Fallbarrow Holiday Park, Lake District. 4.5/5 + 4.5/5 = 9/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts with hot tubs**
Another of Parkdean Resorts' Lake District holiday parks is in the second spot - albeit jointly with a Cornwall resort. Perhaps it's the lakeside views which win over reviewers.
As with a lot of the highest-rated Parkdean Resorts, it doesn't have many onsite activities and facilities. Yes, there's a playground, soft play and a sports area but there's no swimming pool.
Again, it's all about good accommodation in a great location. The range of accommodation at Fallbarrow is better than a lot of Parkdean Resorts. Some of the lodges have hot tubs, which isn't something offered at all Parkdean sites. There are also caravans, cottages and standard lodges. You can also eat onsite at the Willow Bar.
But really, this one is all about hiring a bike, going for a walk, admiring the view or getting out on the water.
Customers on TripAdvisor like the lakeside location and the responsive staff.
4th: Eyemouth Holiday Park, Scotland. 4.5/5 + 4.4/5 = 8.9/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Scotland**
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts with camping and touring**
Once again we see outstanding reviews for an Parkdean Resort which doesn't try to be too flashy. There isn't a high ropes course or a ski slope (see Warmwell Holiday Park in Dorset if that's what you're after!). There isn't a swimming pool either - although you can use a different pool offsite as part of your booking.
However, what you get is great views of the sea from Eyemouth's headland position. There's also a playground and three different places to eat onsite.
Another accolade worth mentioning is that Eyemouth is the highest rated Parkdean Resorts Holiday Park which offers camping and touring caravans to stay onsite.
It has caravans and lodges but there isn't any glamping and there aren't any hot tubs at the time of typing.
Here's a recent review on TripAdvisor from a customer who liked the location and the furnishings.
Joint 5th: Sea Acres Holiday Park, Cornwall. 4/5 + 4.5/5 = 8.5/10
**Joint highest rated Parkdean Resorts with its own indoor swimming pool**
If you want a Parkdean Resorts which combines excellent reviews with a bit more to do onsite then Sea Acres Holiday Park in Cornwall may be the answer. It is in the Lizard Peninsula in south Cornwall. It's a spectacular and rugged area but it's a long drive - it's 6 hours from London whereas London to Sidmouth in Devon is 4 hours.
Sea Acres is the joint highest rated Parkdean Resorts which also has an indoor swimming pool. Other activities and attractions include scuba diving, pitch and putt, a nature trail and a couple of places to eat.
The swimming pool is sometimes home to a Total Wipeout style course, which is good fun.
You can choose from caravans and lodges but there aren't any hot tubs at Sea Acres holiday park.
This reviewer on TripAdvisor enjoyed the sea views and the onsite entertainment.
Joint 5th: Weeley Bridge Holiday Park, Essex. 4.5/5 + 4/5 = 8.5/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in South East England**
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts with fishing lakes**
Weeley Bridge is a good choice if you want a highly rated Parkdean Resorts near to places like Ipswich and Cambridge.
It's somewhere in the middle in terms of its range of facilities. There's an outdoor swimming pool and a fishing lake but there isn't an indoor swimming pool. I'm pretty sure that they aren't one and the same...
The nearest beach is a bit of a trek - Clacton on Sea is about 15 minutes in the car.
There are caravans and lodges but no hot tubs or glamping at Weeley Bridge.
This five star review on TripAdvisor praises the cleanliness of the caravan and the swimming pool.
Joint 5th: Church Point Holiday Park, Northumberland. 4/5 + 4.5/5 = 8.5/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in North East England**
You may be seeing a pattern here.
The most highly rated Parkdean Resorts are not the ones with the most facilities. In fact, I would say that it's the opposite. Church Point Holiday Park, for example, has nothing to do onsite but it's in the top 10. There isn't a swimming pool and there isn't a bar or restaurant. It is just a collection of nice caravans and lodges next to a nice beach.
The thing is, if you've chosen this resort then you should know what to expect. Don't turn up with plans to drop the kids off at a club or spend your time at the pool.
If you want peace and quiet and a local beach to explore then it's ideal.
You can also drive along a couple of miles and use the facilities at Parkdean Resorts Sandy Bay Holiday Park which has an indoor swimming pool and evening entertainment.
This review - from 2022 - liked the beachside location, although they wanted somewhere to put their hot pans!
Joint 8th: Warmwell Holiday Park, Dorset. 4/5 + 4.4/5 = 8.4/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Dorset**
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts with lots of onsite facilities**
As we've established, customers usually give higher ratings to Parkdean Resorts with fewer facilities.
If you want a Parkdean Resorts with a) great reviews and b) a lot of things to do onsite then Warmwell Holiday Park should be your first port of call.
It isn't right by the beach - you'll need to drive at least 15 minutes for a beach day out.
However, it's popular because it has (*deep breath*) hover archery, a ski slope, pottery painting and other arts and craft, table tennis, fishing lakes, an indoor swimming pool and a climbing wall.
Unusually, there aren't any caravans at Warmwell. All of the accommodation is lodges and some of them have hot tubs. As a result, it isn't the cheapest Parkdean Resorts but you do get much more spacious accommodation.
This TripAdvisor reviewer - who visited in 2022 - liked the accommodation and the facilities at Warmwell.
Joint 8th: Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park, Scotland. 4/5 + 4.4/5 = 8.4/10
**2nd highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Scotland**
Nairn Lochloy is another good choice if you want plenty to do and positive reviews from your Parkdean Holiday. It's at the other end of the country to Warmwell.
There are lodges and caravans as well as space for touring caravans and campers. It's alongside a beach and has got its own swimming pool.
It doesn't have quite the same range of activities as Warmwell, but there is minigolf and the proximity of the beach is a plus point. There's a place to eat called Spelding's Lounge Bar and a takeaway as well.
This TripAdvisor reviewer of Nairn Lochloy Holiday Park enjoyed the onsite entertainment. They also recommended the wider caravans. Parkdean Resorts classes a caravan as 'wider' if it is 12ft wide or more.
Joint 10th: Cherry Tree Holiday Park, Norfolk. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Norfolk**
There are a whopping seven Parkdean Resorts holiday parks in Norfolk but Cherry Tree is the most popular with customers. It's just outside Great Yarmouth with its kiss me quick hats and cones of chips. It's not right by the beach, but it's only about 10 minutes in the car.
It's a good sized resort which has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, so you can take your pick based on the weather (I vote for indoor pools 95% of the time).
There is also minigolf, a coffee shop and a restaurant called Coast Bar and Kitchen.
Cherry Tree has Caravans (£), Lodges (££) and Lodges with Hot tubs (£££).
You can see how it compares on price in our guide to Norfolk holiday parks.
Joint 10th: Lower Hyde Holiday Park, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10
**Joint highest rated Parkdean Resorts on the Isle of Wight**
Two of Parkdean Resorts Isle of Wight holiday parks make it into the top 20 according to customers. Lower Hyde Holiday Park is in Shanklin, which is a busy seaside resort with an esplanade packed with minigolf, portions of chips, small funfair rides and watersports.
Lower Hyde Holiday Park isn't right by the beach. However, it's only about a mile away and it has the advantage of being nearer to a railway station than Nodes Point.
Lower Hyde shares some facilities with Landguard Holiday Park which is Parkdean's other resort in sunny Shanklin.
Joint 10th: Nodes Point Holiday Park, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10
**Joint highest rated Parkdean Resorts on the Isle of Wight**
According to customers, there's nothing between Nodes Point Holiday Park and Lower Hyde Holiday Park - which is also on the Isle of Wight.
However, they offer quite a different holiday experience.
Nodes Point's biggest appeal is its location next to St Helen's Beach. The beach isn't as sandy as some Isle of Wight beaches, but it's great for a paddle as the water remains shallow for a long way at low tide.
It's also not too far away from Priory Bay which is a glorious sandy beach just round the corner. It's not as easy to access as some local beaches so it doesn't tend to be overrun with crowds despite being very pretty.
Joint 10th: White Cross Bay Holiday Park, Lake District. 4/5 + 4.3/5 = 8.3/10
The Lake District certainly gets a good showing in this guide!
White Cross Bay is the third Lake District holiday park run by Parkdean Resorts which makes the top 20.
It's got a little more onsite than Fallbarrow and Limefitt, which get marginally better review scores. At White Cross Bay Holiday Park you can swim in the indoor swimming pool, which isn't available at the other two.
There are watersports on the lake and it's next to a marina. If you don't want to cook then The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant is onsite. The cheaper accommodation is caravans but there are also lodges, some of which have hot tubs.
Joint 14th: St Minver Holiday Park, Cornwall. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
St Minver Holiday Park is the third-highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Cornwall (to be fair, there's a lot of competition!). It's about 12 minutes drive to the lovely beach at Polzeath. You can hop along the coast for day trips to Port Isaac - where Doc Martin is filmed - as well as Tintagel, Padstow and Boscastle.
I would call it a mid-sized Parkdean Resorts with caravans and lodges surrounded by woodland. They've invested in new caravans for 2022 at St Minver Holiday Park.
There's an indoor swimming pool with a sauna, minigolf, a sports court, a playground and soft play, as well as somewhere to dine in, a café and a takeaway.
Joint 14th: Southview Holiday Park, Lincolnshire. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in the East Midlands**
Southview Holiday Park in Lincolnshire has had quite a lot of investment recently. It's a big and busy park so I would consider it if you want plenty to do rather than silence.
Unusually, it has an onsite hotel as well as caravans, lodges with hot tubs and space for campers and touring caravans.
The big range of things to do onsite includes five different places to eat include a takeaway and coffee shop, a climbing wall, fishing lakes and indoor swimming pool.
As with most holiday parks in Skegness, it isn't right by the beach. You can drive to the seafront in about 10 minutes.
Joint 14th: Wemyss Bay Holiday Park, Scotland. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
The third highest rated Scottish Parkdean Resorts is Wemyss Bay Holiday Park. It has terrific views of the bay, but it's not a sandy beach so you will need to get in the car for a day out at the beach.
The park is somewhere in the middle in terms of scale and is easy to reach from Glasgow. It should take you about an hour in the car.
There's an indoor swimming pool, minigolf and a playground for kids. You can eat onsite at The Boathouse Bar or get a takeaway.
There aren't any hot tubs, but there are caravans and lodges.
Joint 14th: Kessingland Beach Holiday Park, Suffolk. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
Suffolk's highest-rated Parkdean Resorts Holiday Park is Kessingland. It's pretty big and it's right next to a sandy beach, which is why it's popular.
You can use indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a decent playground, a sports court, nature trails and a shop.
You can't get a lodge with a hot tub at Kessingland Beach Holiday Park but they do have standard lodges and caravans as well as camping and touring facilities for people brave enough to drag a caravan around rural roads.
Joint 14th: California Cliffs Holiday Park, Norfolk. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
Dreamily-titled California Cliffs is just a whisker behind Cherry Tree Holiday Park in the competition to be the most popular Parkdean Resorts in Norfolk. However, the differences are so small that they are both worth your consideration if you're looking for a holiday in the area.
California Cliffs has got indoor and outdoor swimming pools which are linked together and it's closer to the beach than Cherry Tree. It's further north along the coast and the resort goes right up to the edge of the beach. There are quite a few steps to climb down.
You can eat onsite at the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant.
Joint 14th: Whitley Bay Holiday Park, Northumberland. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
The second highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Northumberland is Whitley Bay Holiday Park.
There's an indoor swimming pool and playground at Whitley Bay but it's not jam packed with facilities. The reason it's popular is that the beach is right by the park and it has a rather cool lighthouse nearby.
You can stay in caravans and lodges but there are no hot tubs and they don't have a campsite or touring caravan park at Whitley Bay.
Joint 14th: Barmston Beach Holiday Park, Yorkshire. 4/5 + 4.2/5 = 8.2/10
**Highest rated Parkdean Resorts in Yorkshire**
If a Yorkshire holiday is what you're after then reviewers give the highest praise to Barmston Beach Holiday Park.
All four of Parkdean's holiday parks in God's Own Country are along the county's east coast. The coastal location is excellent but the main thing it lacks is an indoor swimming pool. There's an outdoor swimming pool so it's perhaps one for the warmer months.
There's soft play for toddlers and an adventure playground for older children. In terms of accommodation, you can choose from caravans and lodges at Barmston Beach Holiday Park. They don't have lodges with hot tubs.
That completes our top 20. I wouldn't write off the parks that don't make it into the top 20. The difference in scores between some is quite minor and there are some popular resorts in the lower half.
For example, Trecco Bay Holiday Park is in mid-table but it is one of the largest holiday parks in the whole country and has plenty to keep you occupied.
Parkdean Resorts ranked from 21 - 65
= 21st: Breydon Water Holiday Park, Norfolk. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10
= 21st: Todber Valley Holiday Park, Lancashire. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10
= 21st: Ocean Edge Holiday Park, Lancashire. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10
= 21st: Landguard Holiday Park, Isle of Wight. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10
= 21st: St Margarets Bay Holiday Park, Kent. 4/5 + 4.1/5 = 8.1/10
26th: Cresswell Towers Holiday Park, Northumberland. 4/5 + 4/5 = 8/10
= 27th: Regent Bay Holiday Park, Lancashire. 4/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.9/10
= 27th: Sandy Bay Holiday Park, Northumberland. 4/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.9/10
= 27th: Crimson Dene Holiday Park, County Durham. 4/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.9/10
= 30th: Holywell Bay Holiday Park, Cornwall. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10
= 30th: Ruda Holiday Park, Devon. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10
= 30th: Cayton Bay Holiday Park, Yorkshire. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10
= 30th: Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10
= 30th: Grannie’s Heilan’ Holiday Park, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.3/5 = 7.8/10
= 35th: Looe Bay Holiday Park, Cornwall. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 35th: White Acres Holiday Park, Cornwall. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 35th: Challaborough Bay Holiday Park, Devon. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 35th: Heacham Beach Holiday Park, Norfolk. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 35th: Southerness Holiday Park, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 35th: Tummel Valley Holiday Park, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.2/5 = 7.7/10
= 41st: West Bay Holiday Park, Dorset. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Romney Sands Holiday Park, Kent. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Summerfields Holiday Park, Norfolk. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Pendine Sands Holiday Park, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Manor Park Holiday Park, Norfolk. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 41st: Sundrum Castle Holiday Park, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 4.1/5 = 7.6/10
= 48th: Newquay Holiday Park, Cornwall. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th Withernsea Sands Holiday Park, Yorkshire. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Bideford Bay Holiday Park, Devon. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Sandford Holiday Park, Dorset. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Ty Mawr Holiday Park, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Vauxhall Holiday Park, Norfolk. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Skipsea Sands Holiday Park, Yorkshire. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Coopers Beach Holiday Park, Essex. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 48th: Brynowen Holiday Park, Wales. 3.5/5 + 4/5 = 7.5/10
= 57th: Naze Marine Holiday Park, Essex. 3.5/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.4/10
= 57th: Valley Farm Holiday Park, Essex. 3.5/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.4/10
= 57th: Camber Sands Holiday Park, Sussex. 3.5/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.4/10
= 57th: Thorness Bay Holiday Park, Isle of Wight. 3.5/5 + 3.9/5 = 7.4/10
= 61st: Torquay Holiday Park, Devon. 3.5/5 + 3.8/5 = 7.3/10
= 62nd: Sunnydale Holiday Park, Lincolnshire. 3.5/5 + 3.8/5 = 7.3/10
= 63rd: Highfield Grange Holiday Park, Essex. 3.5/5 + 3.8/5 = 7.3/10
= 64th: Sandylands Holiday Park, Scotland. 3.5/5 + 3.7/5 = 7/10
65th: Lizard Point Holiday Park, Cornwall. 3/5 + 3.8/5 = 6.8/10
*Parkdean Resorts Gateback Holiday Park is an owners only site, so there aren’t many reviews. It scores 4/5 + 4.5/5 = 8.5/10*
Also worth mentioning is that TripAdvisor scores are rounded to the nearest half score (e.g. 4/5 or 3.5/5) whereas Google Review scores are more precise.
Details about holiday parks are accurate at the time of writing, but things do change all the time so please do check the Parkdean Resorts website for the latest information.
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