Last Updated on January 24, 2024 by Suzy McCullough

Haven has a fantastic range of holiday parks across the UK. Many of them are also very near a beach, some even have direct beach access from the holiday park. Haven is home of the seaside holidays and in this post, we will take a look at some of the best family-friendly sites next to or near a beach. This list is based on reviews, experience, the beach itself and the park’s on-site facilities. We do the hard work so you don’t have to. Many of the beaches are also dog-friendly. All of the Haven parks listed below have day and nighttime entertainment for all the family. This varies from week to week so make sure you familiarise yourselves with the itinerary before you arrive. Some activities may need to be pre-booked. 

Primrose Valley Haven – Filey – North Yorkshire

Primrose Valley Boating Lake

Address: Primrose Ave, Primrose Valley, Filey YO14 9RF
InformationOur favourite Haven holiday park, Primrose Valley is located right by the sea. It is a steep walk down to the beach but once there you will be rewarded with great views towards Filey and some golden sand. This is one of the best beaches in Yorkshire and it’s great for a fun family day out or a walk along the beach where dogs are permitted.

This is one of Haven’s biggest sites and there is an abundance of things to do on-site. There are two indoor swimming pools one of which has slides and a kid’s splash area plus an outdoor pool. Other facilities include a boating lake, high and low ropes courses, crazy golf, fairground, restaurants and plenty of extra activities. These include NERF training camp, footgolf, archery and archery coaching.

Primrose Valley Haven indoor pool

Accommodation options at Primrose Valley – A range of caravans
Things to Do NearbyPlaydale Farm ParkVisit BridlingtonScarborough Sea LifeFlamingo Land

Hafan Y Mor Haven – Gwynedd – North Wales

Refurbished indoor pool at Hafan y Mor

Address: Pwllheli, Gwynedd North Wales LL53 6HX
Information –  Another top choice for us as a family is Hafan Y Mor. It is one of Haven’t biggest parks and it’s virtually bursting at the seams with activities. Hafan Y Mor is right on the coast and to the south of the site there are beautiful beaches and coves. Just a minute’s walk away is a dog-friendly beach plus many more a short drive away. Splashaway Bay is certainly one of the highlights with a multi-lane water slide, a wave machine, a lazy river, water features, a toddler pool and more.

Another on-site bonus is the Dragon Lakes Adventure Village. There are 4×4 off-roaders, an Aerial Adventure course for the brave, Segways, a climbing wall and so much more. A fun new facility is their NERF Training camp. For a more relaxed holiday, you can take it easy on the water in a pedalo, hire a bike and explore the park, build a den or enjoy a meal in one of their restaurants. 

4x4 Offroaders Haven

Accommodation options at Hafan Y Mor – A range of Caravans – Apartments – Lodges
Things to do NearbyPwllheli Beach, Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Snowdonia National Park

Thornwick Bay Haven – Flamborough – East Yorkshire

Thornwick Bay Haven Indoor Pool

Address: N Marine Rd, Flamborough, Bridlington YO15 1AU
Information – Another of our favourite Haven holiday parks in Yorkshire is Thornwick Bay. The beach at Thornwick Bay is around a 15-minute walk from the site and a further few minutes down a cliff. Or you can park at the top for a small charge. The walk down is worth it though as the beach here is stunning. Its cliffs will take your breath away and when the tide is out it’s great for exploring and rockpooling. Make sure you check the tide times before visiting.

Another beach near here is North Landing which is a similar walk away. This is a small cove with a sandy beach and cliffs on either side. On-site there is an indoor pool with fun things to do and there is an adventure trail, bike hire, kayak and paddleboard hire. Plus segways, a climbing wall, several places for food and drinks plus a NERF training camo. Dogs are welcome at this park including on the two beaches.

Thornwick Bay Haven watersports on the lake

Accommodation options at Thornwick Bay – A range of caravans – Chalets
Things to Do NearbyThornwick Bay BeachNorth Landing Beach FlamboroughVisit BridlingtonBempton CliffsFlamborough Lighthouse 

Cleethorpes Beach Haven – Cleethorpes – Lincolnshire

Cleethorpes Beach Indoor Splash Pool

Address: Humberston, Cleethorpes DN35 0PW
Information – Situated close to the centre of Cleethorpes Haven’s Cleethorpes Beach holiday park is situated right next to, yes you’ve guessed it, a beach. Humberston Fitties is a vast stretch of golden sands with stunning views and WWII history to discover. This beach gets quite busy in the summer so staying here means you can claim your spot early. Their adventure village is perfect for those seeking adrenaline-fulled activities such as a high ropes course, climbing wall and The Jump.

Other fun things to do include a play area for the kids, crazy golf, fishing lakes and there is an indoor pool with a splash area. During the warmer months, there is an outdoor pool area with a space bowl flume. Plus there is a golf course, ranger activities, pottery painting and there is even an outdoor stage plus a good choice of places for food and drinks. 

Haven High ropes adventure course

Accommodation options at Cleethorpes Beach – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Direct beach access – Visit LincolnVisit CleethorpesVisit Skegness

Craig Tara Haven – Ayr – Scotland

Best Haven Holiday Parks Near a Beach Family Friendly

Address: Dunure Rd, Ayr KA7 4LB
InformationThe beautiful Scottish coast is in easy reach at Craig Tara with plenty of rugged coastline to explore with idyllic beaches. A highlight of this site is Splashaway Bay which is a multi-level water complex. It has a multi-lane water slide, a lazy river, a tots’ pool and many other fun features. You will have plenty of other fun things to do on-site. These include adventure golf and the spectacular Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village. This has lots of adventurous activities such as The Jump, climbing walls and an aerial ropes course.

Other activities include an indoor climbing wall, kart hire for all the family, a mini aerial adventure course and archery training. On-site food and drinks include an Asian, Brigs of Ayr restaurant, Burger King, Papa John’s, Cook’s fish and chips and more. 

Haven's The Jump

Accommodation options at Craig Tara – A range of caravans – Apartments – Lodges
Things to Do NearbyRobert Burns Birthplace MuseumSouth Ayr BeachAyr Racecourse

Combe Haven – St Leonards on Sea – Sussex

Combe Haven outdoor waterslide

Address: Harley Shute Rd, Hastings, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 8BZ
Information – At Combe Haven, Bulverhythe Beach is opposite the park and it is also located close to Hastings which also has a great beach. Around the site, you can also enjoy views of the sea. There are indoor and outdoor pools with a fun space bowl flume and a shallow pool for the little ones. This park has four outdoor play areas so there’s plenty of opportunity for your kids to burn off some energy.

Indoors there is a SportsDrome that is packed with activities such as archery and roller discos. Kids can have a go on their junior segways plus there is footgolf, Batfast, a soft play area, a climbing wall, den building and archery coaching. Food-wise there is the Mash and Barrel restaurant, Papa John’s for takeaway pizza, Cook’s Fish and Chips, Burger King and more. If you fancy staying in and cooking in your accommodation there is a handy mini-market for all your essentials. 

Combe Haven park view of the sea

Accommodation options at Combe Haven – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do NearbyHastings PierEastbourne Pier1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey and BattlefieldDrusillas Park

Golden Sands Haven – Mablethorpe – Lincolnshire

Golden Sands Indoor Pool

Address: Quebec Rd, Mablethorpe LN12 1QJ
Information – The Golden Sands Haven holiday park is located right next to another excellent stretch of Lincolnshire coastline. It is just a short walk from the park to a large and beautiful golden sandy beach. The Seal Sanctuary Wildlife Park is even closer which is a cute place to visit for an hour or two. On-site facilities include an indoor pool that has splash play areas and a baby pool. For those seeking an adrenalin fix, there is a climbing wall, an aerial adventure course, the Jump and Tank Off-roaders for older kids.

Why not explore the park with your family and hire one of their karts or bikes? Younger kids can tackle the smaller and lower-to-the-ground aerial adventure. Plus there is fishing, pottery painting, an outdoor pool, NERF training camp and more. On-site eateries include the Quayside cafe bar, the new Ferry Boat Inn, Burger King and Papa John’s. 

Golden Sands Adventure Village

Accommodation options at Golden Sands – A range of caravans
Things to Do NearbyVisit Mablethorpe – Visit Cleethorpes – Visit Skegness

Greenacres Haven, Porthmadog – North Wales

Greenacres outdoor splash area

Address: Black Rock Sands, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog LL49 9YF
Information – With Snowdonia close by Greenacres is a popular Haven holiday park with young and old. Right next to the park, there is a beautiful blue flag beach and of course on-site there are plenty of excellent Haven facilities. There is an indoor swimming pool plus a pool for the toddlers in your family. Why not see if you can reach the top of their climbing wall or have a go at archery? Bikes can be hired on-site or you can explore the park with a family kart. Get closer to nature and build a den, learn how to light a fire or go for a bug hunt. Haven’s signature restaurant Mash and Barrel is at Greenacres or you can order a pizza to take away from Papa John’s. 

Greenacres beach nearby

Accommodation options at Greenacres – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Beach Access – Coastal Walks – Snowdonia National Park – Zip World Slate CavernsPortmeirion Village

Perran Sands Haven – Perranporth – Cornwall

Perran Sands Haven Outdoor pool and slide

Address: Perranporth TR6 0AQ
Information – The Haven holiday park of Perran Sands enjoys direct access to Perranporth’s glorious sandy beach. At low tide, the beach stretches for two miles and it’s a lovely place to enjoy a walk through the sand dunes. The beach is a haven for surfers and it features a natural open-air swimming pool at high tide. There are lifeguards in the summer months. Families will love the indoor pool here with flumes and a paddling area.

Outdoors there is another heated pool plus a fun lazy river. Other facilities include an indoor soft play area, crazy golf, junior segways and a sports range. Plus Batfast, a nature trail, climbing wall, Ranger activities, kart hire, bodyboarding and pottery painting. If you don’t fancy cooking there is a Slim Chickens, Surf Bay Cafe, Papa John’s and Cook’s Fish and Chips.

Haven entertainment arena

Accommodation options at Perran Sands – A range of caravans – Glamping – Chalets – Boat Houses – Lodges
Things to Do NearbyEden ProjectPerranporth BeachParadise Park

Seaview Haven – Weymouth – Dorset

Seaview Outdoor Pool

Address: Preston, Weymouth DT3 6DZ
InformationHaven’s Seaview holiday park has fantastic access to the beach at Bowleaze Cove. It is located a short distance away from Weymouth which is a fantastic town by the sea with another great beach. There is an indoor swimming pool with a slide plus crazy golf, fire lighting techniques, pottery painting and bug hunts. For those looking for some daring activities why not try out The Jump, the climbing wall and little ones have a mini Aerial adventure. Open in good weather there is an outdoor swimming pool. For those wanting to eat in your accommodation, there is a handy mini-market. If you’d rather not cook there is a Papa John’s for takeaway pizza. 

Haven amusements

Accommodation options at Seaview – A range of caravans – Glamping
Things to Do NearbyLulworth CoveDurdle DoorAdventure WonderlandMonkey World – Weymouth Beach

Devon Cliffs Haven – Exmouth – Devon

Devon Cliffs Indoor Pool

Address: Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Devon EX8 5BT
Information – One of the best holiday parks in South West England Devon Cliffs is set on the cliffs above Sandy Bay. The beach is just a stone’s throw from the park and it has half a mile of fine golden sand for you to enjoy. At low tide, the beach stretches to Exmouth and it becomes a great place for rockpooling. There are lifeguards in the summer so you can perhaps have a swim or enjoy some watersports. New for 2023 is their fun outdoor tube slides. Indoors there is a fantastic swimming pool with multi-lane water slides and flumes.

Outdoors there are a couple of pools with fun features. Adrenalin junkies have a range of activities they can take part in including The Jump, an aerial adventure ropes course and a climbing wall. Other fun facilities include archery, a mini aerial adventure, Segways, 4×4 off-roaders and adventure golf. Plus there is a new inflatable area which has loads of fun obstacles. This is open in finer weather from around March to October. On-site eateries include Slim Chickens, South Beach Cafe, Mash and Barrel, Papa Johns, Burger Kind and more. 

Devon Cliffs Outdoor Pool

Accommodation options at Devon Cliffs – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do NearbyPaignton ZooCrealy Theme Park & ResortPowderham CastleWorld of Country Life

Seashore Haven – Great Yarmouth – Norfolk

Seashore Haven indoor splash area

Address: North Denes, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR30 4HG
Information – Thanks to its position on Great Yarmouth’s beachfront, Seashore is a great site for a fun beach day. Just a short walk away is a lovely natural beach with miles of sand dunes and pebbles. A short drive away is Yarmouth’s famous pleasure beach. This park has recently seen the redevelopment of its pool with new flumes, slides and a Splash Zone.

Outdoors there is a children’s play area, den building, crazy golf, bike hire, junior segways and a NERF training camp. For the brave, there is The Jump, a Leap of Faith and a Vertical challenge. Indoors there is a creative studio and a multi-sports court. For food and drinks, there is a bar and grill, The Coast House restaurant, Papa John’s, Burger King and more. 

Seashore Haven caravans facing the sea

Accommodation options at Seashore – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do NearbyPettitts Animal Adventure ParkBewilderwoodPeasurewood Hills Theme ParkAfrica Alive!

Kiln Park Haven – Tenby – South Wales

Kiln Park bar area

Address: Marsh Rd, Tenby SA70 7RA
Information – The Kiln Park Haven site is located a short drive away from a few beaches. This includes the beautiful Blue Flag-rated Tenby South beach. There are plenty of on-site facilities with the highlight being its indoor and outdoor pools. Both are heated and have waterslides plus there is a mini Splash Zone. Also at Kiln Park, there is a tennis court, bungee trampoline, crazy golf and kart hire for exploring the whole park.

Those with a head for heights can try climbing their mighty climbing wall. You can have a go at archery plus there is pottery painting, make a bear sessions and kids can make their own coastal sand bottle. For somewhere to eat and drink there is the Harbwr Lights restaurant, Papa John’s, Cook’s Fish and Chips and more. 

Kiln Park beach

Accommodation options at Kiln Park – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Tenby South beach – The Dinosaur park – Manor Wildlife Park – Folly Farm – Carew Castle

Presthaven Beach Resort Haven, Prestatyn – North Wales

Presthaven Indoor Pool

Address: Shore Rd, Gronant, Prestatyn LL19 9TT
InformationPresthaven Beach Resort is crammed full of things to do. Right next to the park is a beautiful coastline with miles of uninterrupted dunes. The beach has a beautiful sandy area with a strip of pebbles. On-site the indoor pool has a waterslide and tipping buckets. Plus the more daring members of your family can take on the Aerial Adventure course, conquer the climbing wall, brave the jump tower and have fun on their bungee trampolines.

There is a family-friendly adventure golf course plus a NERF training camp, a mini aerial adventure, junior segways, kart hire and so much more. If you can manage to tear yourselves away from all the great facilities you will find miles of sandy beaches and protected dunes full of wildlife. Dogs are welcome at this Haven holiday park and there is plenty of choice for food and drinks. 

Presthaven Outdoor Pool

Accommodation options at Presthaven Beach Resort – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Access to 5 miles of sandy beach – Gronant Dunes – Visit Llandudno – Caernarfon Castle

Caister On Sea Haven – Caister – Norfolk

Caister On Sea Haven outdoor play area

Address: Ormesby Rd, Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR30 5NQ
Information – Located in Great Yarmouth Caister-On-Sea Haven has the best of both worlds. It’s in a quieter part of town but it is still close to all the amenities. The site has direct access to Caister Point Beach. There is plenty of space to set up your beach essentials and enjoy the seaside views. If you’re lucky you may even see one of the local seals who come from up the coast at Horsey. On-site there is an indoor swimming pool with water slides.

In their new Adventure Village, there is a range of exciting activities. These include The Jump, climbing walls, aerial adventures plus a mini aerial adventure course for younger children. Other activities include junior segways, tank off-roaders, archery, kart hire and an outdoor play area. Plus kids can create a coastal sand bottle or you can all have a go at painting a pot. Eateries include Burger King, the Mash and Barrel, Papa John’s and Bertie’s Ice Cream.

Caister On Sea Haven Indoor Pool

Accommodation options at Caister on Sea – A range of caravans – Deck Houses
Things to Do Nearby – Bewilderwood – Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park – Norfolk Broads

Kent Coast Holiday Park Haven – Kent

Kent Coast Holiday Park Fishing Lake

Address: Rochester ME3 9QD
Information – With views of the coast Haven’s Kent Coast holiday park has a stretch of beach nearby. Just an hour’s drive from London this site is a great base for exploring the local area. The natural beauty of the Thames estuary is perfect for a beach walk. It has a brand new Adventure Village with an aerial ropes course for the brave, The Jump, climbing walls and a mini aerial adventures course for the little ones.

There is an indoor swimming pool plus an outdoor pool that is open in the warmer months. That’s not all, this park also has a NERF training camp, outdoor play areas, a fishing lake and crazy golf. Plus kids can learn fire lighting techniques, how to ride a junior segway and hunt for bugs. For places to eat there is the Huffkin of Hoo their rural-style restaurant, Papa John’s, Bertie’s ice cream plus a range of bars.

Kent Coast Holiday Park outdoor play area

Accommodation options at Kent Coast Holiday Park – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Sloth Fort – Rochester Castle – Canterbury Cathedral – Leeds Castle

Quay West Haven, New Quay – South Wales

Quay West Indoor Pool

Address: New Quay SA45 9SE
Information – One of the lovely things about Quay West Haven is their magical woodland walk that leads you down to the beach, you may even spot a dolphin if you’re lucky. The beach is dog-friendly. You can also enjoy wonderful scenic views of New Quay harbour. On-site there is an indoor pool with a bubble pool and a paddling pool for little ones. There is even an outdoor pool with a splash zone that is great fun for everyone.

For those looking for an adrenaline rush, there is an aerial adventure course. You can purchase food and drinks from a range of eateries For little ones there is an outdoor play area plus den building and other nature activities. You can create a masterpiece in the Creative studio or learn fire lighting skills with their ranger. Learn how to draw back and fire a bow at archery coaching and let your kids get messy at slime-making sessions. 

Quay West Outdoor Pool

Accommodation options at Quay West – A range of caravans
Things to Do Nearby – Dog-friendly beach – National Botanic Gardens of Wales – The Dinosaur Park

Berwick Haven – Berwick Upon Tweed – Northumberland

Berwick Holiday Park Beach

Address: Magdalene Fields, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1NE
Information – Another park with direct access to the beach is Berwick Haven. All you have to do is walk down some steps and then you will be able to feel the sand between your toes. Berwick sites on a stunning and sloping clifftop location giving many guests a great view of the North Sea. It’s also a great site for enjoying a coastal walk and discovering some breathtaking views. Berwick Haven has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with a fun indoor water chute.

There are plenty of other on-site activities including an outdoor play area, archery, junior segways and a NERF training camp. Plus pottery painting, firelight techniques, bike hire and den building. For somewhere to eat, there is the Brigs of Tweed bar and restaurant, Papa John’s and Cook’s Fish and Chips.

Junior Segways at Haven

Accommodation options at Berwick Haven – A range of caravans – Lodges
Things to Do Nearby – Spittal Beach – Bamburgh Castle – RNLI Grace Darling Museum

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