Planning on visiting Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands Holidays Park with the family?
Before you book, read our essential guide to everything you need to know (Ed: a little modesty wouldn't go amiss).
Camber Sands is certainly one of the biggest Parkdean Resorts holiday parks in the UK and offers loads to do. But is it any good?
We've split our guide into four categories:
1. Reviews - the good and bad points about Camber Sands Holiday Park
The overall review scores for Parkdean Resorts Camber Sands Holiday Park are 3.5/5 on Google reviews and 3.8/5 on Google reviews as of May 2023. Please don't confuse it with Pontins Camber Sand Holiday Park which scores 2/5 on TripAdvisor.
We ranked all 66 Parkdean Resorts Holiday Parks based on their customer reviews on Google reviews and TripAdvisor to see how it compares.
Those scores put Camber Sands Holiday Park in 57th place, which is towards the bottom of our Parkdean Resorts league table.
However, don't let that put you off too much. Our experience is that larger holiday parks with more facilities tend to score lower than smaller resorts with fewer facilities. This may seem a bit counterintuitive at first but bear with me!
My theory is that there is more to find fault with at a larger site with lots of facilities. There's much less to complain about if you stay at a low key holiday park which is a row of 100 caravans and zero facilities. If you book a holiday park without entertainment then you probably realised that in advance and planned to explore the local area instead.
Also keep in mind that TripAdvisor review scores are done in half marks so it could be that Camber Sands is on the brink of scoring 4/5.
Digging deeper into Camber Sands reviews. What are customers saying?
We can get a little more detail on what customers think of Camber Sands Holiday Park by digging into the reviews:
Review scores for rival resorts near to Camber Sands Holiday Park
There are some other holiday parks along the Sussex coast which are also worth considering. Let's take a look at their review scores:
To save you the bother, we've also created a ranking of some of Sussex's holiday parks based on customer review scores. We added together TripAdvisor and Google Reviews to give a score out of 10:
2. Facilities, entertainment and what to expect at Camber Sands Holiday Park
Parkdean Resorts classifies Camber Sands as one of its 'Action Packed Parks'.
That means it has more facilities than most of its other resorts. It isn't the place to avoid people but it's great if you want non-stop entertainment.
There are four swimming pools and you don't pay extra to use them (although you do pay for the sauna and spa). There's a waterslide and an outdoor splash area as well.
There are also activities in the swimming pool, some of which you pay extra for including:
Some of the sports and activities you can do include:
You pay extra for some activities but my experience is that Parkdean Resorts isn't as expensive as Center Parcs.
For example, Adventure Bugz is £9.50, Adventure Golf is £2-6, Bungee Trampolines are £5 and the High Ropes Course is £13. These prices are correct at the time of writing. You can check Parkdean's latest activity prices here.
My advice is to plan your activities beforehand or your activities budget may go on the first couple of days!
Places to eat out include:
Entertainment at Camber Sands Holiday Park
Camber Sands is one of Parkdean Resorts 'headliner' parks. This means that the range of entertainment is bigger than you get at its smaller resorts. About a third of Parkdean's holiday parks fall into this 'headliner' category.
The entertainment schedule varies but you can see the latest information here on this page on the Parkdean website.
The sort of entertainment you get at Camber Sands include bingo, talent shows and live shows for grown ups as well as kids' clubs. The kids' clubs are split into different age groups. If your children are under eight then you need to attend the groups with them, as they are 'entertainment' rather than 'childcare'. See the kids' entertainment section of the Parkdean website for the full details.
3. How to save money at Camber Sands Holiday Park
Parkdean's Camber Sands is a good value holiday park - but prices can be quite high during peak times.
Here are five ways to save money at Camber Sands Holiday Park:
4. Choosing the best accommodation at Camber Sands Holiday Park
There are a whopping 39 different types of accommodation at Camber Sands Holiday Park - plus camping and touring.
However, you can quickly narrow it down.
My advice is to do the follow.
The next big decision is what type of accommodation you want. These can roughly be split into two categories.
Why are some caravans at Parkdean Resorts' Camber Sands Holiday Park cheaper than others?
Parkdean Resorts doesn't have as clear a grading system as Haven, so it can be a little difficult to work out why one caravan costs more than another. However, there are key things to look for when choosing your caravan or lodge:
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