Beverley Holidays: Our amazing week in Devon, Part 1

As a child some of my favourite memories are of our holidays down in Devon, enjoying days on the beach building sandcastles, exploring rock pools, and eating our body weight in ice cream. I can still remember how it felt to feel the sun on my face as my Dad dug a hole to bury my brother and I in, the way the wind tugged at my hair as we flew our kites at sunset, how lovely it was to fall into bed each night, sand still between my toes, knowing that we still had a whole week of adventures ahead.

And whilst foreign holidays were lovely in my teens and early twenties, I knew that one day, when I had children of my own, I wanted my family holidays to be the same as I had, down in Devon, making memories of our own. And so for the last few years, that’s exactly what we have done.

Last month we were incredibly lucky to be invited to stay at Beverley Holidays and, with Lewis away in Greece, the five of us jumped at the chance! For those who haven’t heard of Beverley Holidays, their story is pretty special. Founded in 1959 by the Jeavons family, Beverley Park was opened in Goodrington, where they took inspiration from the famous Beverley Sisters, with just 10 caravans, a few tents and a shop.

Over the years Beverley Holidays has grown to 3 separate parks, nearly 200 holiday caravans, 23 holiday lodges, 150 touring and camping pitches and 100 privately owned holiday homes, been awarded five star status, and accumulated countless awards. 60 years on and Beverley Holidays still remains a family run business, now ran by the third generation of the Jeavons family, and that shows in their attention to detail, the kindness of their team, and the fact that their ethos is still very much to provide a family friendly holiday with memories to treasure.

It’s safe to say, we couldn’t wait to get there! 

On arriving at Beverley Holidays we couldn’t have received a warmer reception. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the information pack we received told us everything we needed to know about our holiday. We were staying at Beverley Park, the largest of the three parks, offering a wide selection of caravans, touring and camping pitches, and unrivalled sea views of the South Devon coastline.

Beverley Park offers a range of caravans from Comfort to Platinum, meaning there is something for every size of family and budget. We were very lucky to be staying in a 3 bedroom Platinum caravan which really had the wow factor!!

We are no stranger to a caravan holiday, but we certainly haven’t stayed in a caravan of this standard before! Not only was it impeccably clean and stylish, but it had everything we needed to make our holiday as luxurious as possible.

With a full sized integrated fridge freezer, oven, grill, and microwave, the kitchen facilities were perfect for self catering. I also love that there was a cafetière and coffee machine, and a tea and coffee welcome pack all ready and waiting!

With two twin bedrooms and one master bedroom, plus en suite, there was plenty of room to unpack and, having moaned about the beds in every caravan we have ever stayed in, Gaz was so pleased to discover that the beds were actually comfortable too!

I couldn’t get over how spacious the caravan was, especially with three very excited children, and I loved that with the double opening doors it was so light and airy. I don’t think I have ever seen the children so excited as when they discovered that there are televisions in each bedroom, they were practically begging to go to bed on the first night!

With a gorgeous decking area it was tempting to sit back and enjoy the view, but the children were keen to explore the park – and it didn’t disappoint!

I love that, should you wish, you could spend an entire week at Beverley Park without ever having to leave. The leisure facilities are fantastic with an indoor pool with sauna, steam room, hot tub and even a gym!

For us, it was the outdoor area that had the most appeal, it was amazing! The main outdoor pool is perfect for both adults and children and, even better, fully heated.

Surrounded with sun loungers, as well as a pool side cafe, ice cream kiosk and a soft play centre, when the sun is shining you wouldn’t even believe you were in England at all!

We loved the shallow children’s pool which, at four, five and six, was just perfect for Harry, Megan and Eva. I often find swimming quite stressful with the children due to having to get in there with them and be directly by their side at all times, but with the pool being so shallow and the children being that little bit older, we were able to watch from our sun loungers and enjoy the sunshine for the first time in six years! Amazing!

We did find that on very sunny days the pool became quite crowded and so a few times we chose to swim at the pool across the road, Beverley Bay, where you can access all of their facilities too.


We found Beverley Bay to be very quiet and, other than the lifeguard, we had the pool to ourselves, which was just lovely and perfect for families who prefer a quieter environment.

Although swimming was a huge attraction for us, there is so much more to do and see. As well as the indoor soft play, which was perfect for a dull morning, there is an amazing outdoor enclosed play area which is perfect for children of all ages.

There is also a crazy golf course, an amusement arcade and a whole programme of activities, some free and some with a charge, for children to get as involved with as they wish.


At the main hub of the park you can find a large well stocked shop, a takeaway, a restaurant and a bar.

Although we didn’t eat in the restaurant the menu looked delicious and the outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying the last of the days sunshine.

Several times we ate at The Catch where you can eat in or takeaway, and the fish and chips were the perfect treat post-swim!


A real selling point for Beverley Park is the Starlight Bar, which comes alive every evening with a fantastic line-up if productions and cabaret acts, ranging from outstanding magicians to jaw-dropping ventriloquists. There is also nightly children’s entertainment including a children’s disco with games, and the children really surprised me by getting involved, even thought they are usually quite nervous in these situations!

Voted one of the best Devon holiday parks in Britain, it’s evident why Beverley Holidays is so popular with families each year. Not only is the park itself amazing, but the location is second to none. With gorgeous beaches just a short walk away, and surrounded by popular seaside towns, there is so much to see and do.

During our week we visited Goodrington, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. We enjoyed days out at Babbacombe Model Village, Crealys’s Adventure Park, Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Dinosaur World, Woodlands Family theme park and created so many wonderful memories. I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that it was my favourite week we have ever spent together.

Over the coming week I will be sharing reviews from all of our days out, so be sure to stay tuned! For now, I just want to say a huge thank you to Beverley Holidays for having us, I can’t recommend their parks enough. We are all a little sad to be home but, in the words of my Mum, “You have to come home so you can go back”, and this has never been more true than for Beverley Park, somewhere we shall return to for many years to come.

You can watch our video documenting our adventures here –

** We were given a 7 day complimentary stay in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own. **

 

What Is It Really Like Tp Stay AT Beverly Holidays? | A Platinum caravan at Beverly holidays is what we stayed in this summer with 3 young children. I have given a Beverly Holidays accommodation review, as well as an overview of the facilities and atmosphere during our stay for a family holiday www.fivelittledoves.com

 

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61 Comments

  1. June 14, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    What a beautiful place to spend the week! There’s so much to do there and your caravan was so spacious and clean. The views are amazing too.

  2. June 14, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    This looks like an wonderful stay. It looks like everyone had an amazing time. Everything looks so clean and well taken care of. My family would love this place!

  3. Candy
    June 14, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Lucky you and your family. So much to do for all ages. Great way to spend the week

  4. June 14, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Wow does that look like a beautiful place to stay. It would be so much fun to just go on a quick vacation somewhere like this and just have fun as a family.

  5. June 14, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Wow that caravan looked amazing as did the whole park. My 4 boys are grown up now, but I would have jumped at the chance to take them there when they were younger!

  6. R U S S
    June 14, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    Beach. Outdoors. Sunny Days. You just cant go wrong with these. Your photos are all screaming FUN. Beverley is such a nice place to spend a weekend or a couple of days with family. I love that there tons of things that you can do and there’s an activity for every member of the family.

  7. June 14, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    My goodness it looks fun. I’m jealous. We are staying home this Summer, so many projects to do. Just going to take a few local trips. What cutie pies you have.

  8. June 14, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Amazing pictures. It looks like a great place to stay. Seems like I need a really good vacation.

  9. June 14, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    That place sounds amazing, with all the things you could do there surely you’ll have a busy day. Looks like you had a blast during your stay.

  10. June 14, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I’m socked on the positive side! Is that even a caravan? For real? Looks amazing and I’m saving this destination for the future with kids!

  11. June 14, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    The caravans look amazing and so light and airy. I will have to take a closer look x

  12. June 14, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I have never heard of these but they look amazing! that caravan is mind blowing .. we do caravan holidays all the time but never stayed in one that nice!

  13. June 14, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    This would be such a neat place to vacation. That caravan is so nice. I wouldn’t mind going here one day.

  14. June 14, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    I’ve never heard of Beverley Holidays before, what an absolutely beautiful location though. I’ve also never been down to Devon, may need to combining the two to tick Devon off my bucket list! Sim x

  15. June 14, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    What a great vacation spot! I’d love to visit there someday. I love all the water! Looks like a great time for kids too.

  16. June 14, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    What a great place for a quick family holiday trip! Everything looks brand new and very inviting (and of course fun)! Plus it has an interesting history – never heard of the sisters before.

  17. June 14, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    A memorable family outing with great smiles to match.

  18. June 14, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    This place looks fantastic. Your lodging looked so comfortable and modern. The pool area looked so nice too!

  19. June 14, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    This place looks amazing, I shall have to remember it. I have fond memories of heading to the south coast, mainly Cornwall and Devon when I was a child.

  20. June 14, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    What a lovely place to visit. The caravan looks spacious. I am surprised that you were brave to swim in the outdoor pool in the British weather was it not cold? Devon is a lovely place to visit and from your post I can see there is so much to see and do.

  21. June 14, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    What a wonderful looking place to go and stay! It has been years since I stayed in a caravan but I used to love it. It seems like there is so much to do on the park as well.

  22. June 14, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Wow! That caravan looks amazing and way better than most hotels I’ve ever stayed in! Seems like a great vacation spot with lots to do in the park!

  23. Pam
    June 15, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Looks like you all had a blast. What a great place to stay with the family for a getaway.

  24. June 15, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Wow, the 3 bedroom Platinum caravan looks like an awesome place to stay! I love the design, and how it looks bright and cozy. The beach huts were really pretty too! Glad that you had a great time!

  25. June 15, 2018 / 2:12 am

    This really looks like a wonderful place to go! I love that they have so many activities for kids!

  26. Tonya Michelle
    June 15, 2018 / 2:34 am

    Now I need a vacation! haha. This looks like a blast and you guys had perfect weather.

  27. June 15, 2018 / 2:44 am

    The place is very awesome I want to go there someday crossfingers! I like the picture!

  28. Tia McKinzie
    June 15, 2018 / 2:53 am

    Great photos! it looks like bunches of fun! I am super jelly! i love vacations like this! They look nice and relaxing!

  29. June 15, 2018 / 5:11 am

    Wow this looks such a great place, and the carvan is really luxurious x

  30. June 15, 2018 / 6:17 am

    Seems like you had lot of fun…pictures are very nice..your kids are very cute

  31. June 15, 2018 / 6:18 am

    This definitely looks like the perfect family holiday spot! I too love seeing the spaciousness of your accommodations. And the pools and bright smiles have sold me on this vacation. ??

  32. June 15, 2018 / 7:33 am

    I love Goodrington, my friend owns the waterpark on the beach and we love visiting. Looks like a lovely place to stay

  33. June 15, 2018 / 9:46 am

    What a brilliant place to visit. Looks like you all had a ball and the kids loved it. I love the look of this. xx

  34. June 15, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Wow! We love Devon and this looks like an awesome place to stay. My goodness, that caravan is fantastic and with so many things to see and do both on and off-site this would be a wonderful family holiday as your great pics clearly show!

  35. June 15, 2018 / 11:38 am

    What a fun place! I didn’t know about the Beverely corporation, but now I want to check it out. If I can only find an extra airline ticket to Devon somewhere…

  36. June 15, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Sounds like a wonderful time! What a lovely place to vacation with a family. Looks like it was fun for everyone. I wish we lived closer.

  37. Elizabeth O
    June 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Oh wow this looks like such a lovely place, your caravan really did have a wow factor it looks so luxurious, I dont think I would want to leave it! I hope you really had the best time.

  38. June 15, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    This is my kind of vacation, looks so relaxing and everyone is enjoying. Never been into a caravan to be honest but it looks beautiful and luxurious.

  39. June 15, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    What an amazing sounding holiday park! The heated pool is a huge plus in my eyes. We currently live in a residential holiday home park in Portugal and even though its hot the pool is freezing! I’d much prefer a heated one.

  40. Lauren Ashley
    June 15, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit. I’ll definitely go here one day with my family.

  41. June 15, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    That look fab I love a good British caravan holiday and the evening entertainment that goes along with. Looks a really nice site x

  42. June 15, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    It is such a beautiful place for a family to spend vocation. And the pics they are so lovely

  43. June 16, 2018 / 6:26 am

    Beverly Holidays sound like the perfect family holiday package no wonder you were so excited about it when you got the invite….and that park is exceptional! The outdoor, rooms…all is just fantastic!

  44. Annalisa Fran
    June 16, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Wow the park looks amazing, what a luxury vacation in nature! It must be very relaxing to bring the kids there…

  45. June 16, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I love the accommodation it looks love and clean and well set out. Somewhere I would feel comfortable taking my children. Looks like a fun place.

  46. June 17, 2018 / 3:45 am

    Wow, I am so glad you got to enjoy family time. Devin looks like a fun place!

  47. June 17, 2018 / 11:11 am

    I have never heard of this place – but it looks amazing! Very good facilities by the looks of it, the pool looks fab! And oh my goodness – how impressive is that caravan!!!

  48. June 17, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Beautiful locale, beautiful family pictures. This seems like a wonderful vacation destination. Would love to see how the caravans look from outside.

  49. June 17, 2018 / 12:09 pm

    This looks like just our sort of holiday, perfect for a young family and we always go for somewhere with a hot tub as it gives that bit of luxury for us parents too!

  50. June 17, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    I had a little scroll through the photos before I read the post and I had no idea that was a caravan, I thought it was an apartment, it’s so plush!

  51. June 17, 2018 / 6:56 pm

    This place is amazing. Love how it is all inclusive with options of many great things to do with the family for a lovely getaway!

  52. June 18, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    This is one of our dream to go for caravan holidays. Now looking at your beautiful pictures of this park, I am sure going to nag my husband to make a plan soon. I absolutely adore your caravan. It’s all you can ask for and then all those outdoor activities! Really great!

  53. Laurence
    June 18, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    Your kids looks like they had fun staying here. This place looks luxurious and great for family. I really love the hot tub and sauna. and looks very cozy 🙂

  54. June 19, 2018 / 12:35 am

    You are creating so many incredible memories with your family! This looks like everyone was having such an amazing time and the hotel was just a backdrop to the joy and love you share with each other. Keep having FUN!

  55. Ruth I.
    June 19, 2018 / 2:52 am

    Ahh, I now understand why that is one of the best holidays for you. The place looks amazing and the kids sure had fun! Love all the photos!

  56. June 19, 2018 / 4:59 am

    Seems like you guys had a lot of fun! and the places looks adorable. Would love to visit it someday. The photos look great too! Thank you very much for sharing! <3

  57. June 19, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    OMG, your pictures are so so so cute! I love the colourful Devon and am now thinking about planning a visit soon!

  58. June 21, 2018 / 1:47 am

    It looks like your family had a great time! Your accommodations were beautiful. My family would love to stay there!

  59. June 24, 2018 / 6:34 am

    Beautiful pool! Our kids would love it here. Love the kitchen amenities. Would be perfect to prepare breakfast, because we usually don’t like going out early just to eat breakfast. hehe Love this!

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