A seaside resort caught in a timeless charm, with gardens, shopping, beaches and more

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25.8 miles from Highlands End
23.6 miles from Golden Cap
29.1 miles from Graston Copse
48.3 miles from Sandyholme

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Described as ‘a town caught still in a timeless charm,’ Sidmouth in Devon is a pretty and traditional seaside town with beautiful gardens, regency history, clean beaches, friendly shops and leisurely walks. The town nestles between majestic red cliffs, in the valley of the River Sid. The red sandstone here dates back to the Triassic period and Sidmouth is one of the best places to visit on the Jurassic Coast.

The town centre is rich in royal and architectural history and has a great range of shops, cafes and restaurants. There are numerous gardens, including Connaught Gardens with its views over both the town and Jacob’s Ladder Beach, Blackmore Gardens and ‘The Ham’ next to the river. The main pebble beach stretches the length of the esplanade, which runs the length of the town with views over the sea. There are more sandy areas towards the western end, particularly at low tide. The South West Coast Path runs through the town with challenging hilly walks in either direction, towards Ladram Bay in the west with its rock stacks and Branscombe in the east.

In Sidmouth and the surrounding area, there is a great selection of activities and attractions, including the Donkey Sanctuary and World of Country Life. There is a range of events, including the Sidmouth Regatta, Sea Fest, the famous Folk Week and the Literary Festival. Sidmouth is home to hundreds of listed buildings and was very fashionable as a holiday destination in the 1800s and was visited by Queen Victoria in her youth.

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At West Dorset Leisure Holidays, we have a great choice of accommodation and facilities across 4 family-run holiday parks on or near the Jurassic Coast - Highlands End, Golden Cap, Graston Copse and Sandyholme, as well as Caravan and Lodge Holiday Homes for sale.

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park.

What our guests say

  • Very peaceful Park

    The wildlife is stunning, we were visited by the ducks on a regular basis which was lovely. Our visit was very enjoyable and we will definitely be back in the future!

    Sarah W - Pitch Up

  • 5 out of 5 isn't enough!

    This is simply our favorite touring park along the south coast. The location couldn't be better with views to die for and an abundance of fresh sea air. The park is spic and span and extremely well kept with very friendly staff.

    Big Caravan Adventures - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Best holiday ever!

    This is by far the best Holiday Park I have been to. The views are breath taking with easy access to the beach and nice coastal walks to West Bay. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday in a stunning location, then this is the place to come.

    Alison D - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic holiday once again

    We have been coming here now every year for about 10 years. Its our favourite place and the Park has everything we need.

    Andy M - TripAdvisor
    Highlands End

  • A little bit of heaven!

    Golden Cap is a little bit of heaven. The views are awesome, right next to the sea. It's all relaxed and low key just how we like it.

    Esther Woodhouse - Facebook
    Golden Cap

  • Idyllic setting

    Quiet site in a beautiful setting with exceptionally clean toilets and showers

    Anthony M - Pitch Up
    Graston Copse

  • Would definitely recommend

    Close to beach, a nice local pub, dog friendly and a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Dan M - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • A tour of Dorset!

    An excellent Park as a base to visit the Dorset coast, Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, to name a few.

    Arthur D - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Fantastic Park

    10 out of 10 is not enough for this Holiday Park. We have been here 3 times and we love it more and more every time. The park has all you need, with some pitches overlooking the sea and a great restaurant.

    Shirley Thompson - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • A hidden gem

    The location is amazing, right on the beach and all the facilities are good. It's a hidden gem this one, one of the best parks in the country

    Mark Tee - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Lovely tranquil campsite

    The location was great as we could easily walk to the village or local beaches through the beautiful countryside. I would recommend this campsite to families for a peaceful and safe stay.

    Sarah - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse