You really need a car to get here as we found out after taking the National Express and being told the site was just down the road! It is actually a good mile down the road and then approximately half a mile or so from the park gates to reception.
Believe me, this is no fun carrying luggage, pushing prams and having young children in tow.
All the amenities are located together centrally, which is a drag if you have to go the shop, return to the caravan and then come back out again.
You're really at the mercy of Haven's limited facilities if you've no transport to get off the site and visit North Wales and this can become tedious and made us stir-crazy!
We paid extra money to book trampoline, roller disco, football coaching and pool inflatable sessions for the children. With the exception of the pool, all of these activities took place in a tatty sport hall with inadequate equipment and bored staff.
The chip shop is to be avoided at all costs; the restaurant is nice but expensive and the only other eating out experiences are with two counters inside the arcade: Papa John's which didn't open until late and Burger King. Papa John's had no seating area and BK had just three high tables. When we tried to eat with six young children in one of the two empty show bars, an extremely rude bar manager chased us out again (it was 30 minutes before its opening time). We found the only option but to eat in the caravan which was costly using the site's one Spar and thus, missed children's shows due to time wasted cooking and walking back down.
On the positive side, the caravans were cleaned to a high standard; the majority of staff were friendly and the beach and dunes were in easy reach.
Returning home, we paid a local cab firm to take us from reception to the bus stop on the main road at a cost of £7 each for two cabs.
Our driver told us that National Express were notorious for failing to stop here. Guess what... he was right! A woman from a nearby house also came out to tell us the same. We ended up paying the cab firm to drive us home.
Apparently, National Express once used to drive up to the park but obviously this relationship ended because Haven are more concerned for their car owning holidaymakers and don't need to concern themselves for the minority!
Read all reveiws on Trip Adviisor but still came! Here now anyway. what a mistake site is very very load full of scoucers don't mind the good ones but most were load well into the night driving around the site like idiots and at 4.15am this morning two had a pee on foot path. We are now sat in a caravan with no power told it will be back on at 11.30am, the caravan is clean this I can say but to close together also parking is not good so lock your car,beach is very close just a short walk however watch out for the litter on the dunes if you have little ones, park is ok for dogs,but most places to vist here don't allow them so be warned won't be coming here again and thinking of going home early now. Ps the camp shops ok but not cheap staff are ok its not ther fault
the mash and barrel cafe is an absolute joke saturday night we waited 1 hour and a half for our meals my 4 year old daughter was starving. the staff have not got a clue wot they are doing. the breakfast and sunday carvery was awful. i would not advise any one to go there. all in all haven was good but stay away!!!! from the Mash and Barrel i will be from now on x
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