Almost annually we go on a Sun holiday and we love them. We have had such great experiences and been to so many different places and at a fraction of the cost and, it becomes a sort of addiction to go again! Now this isn’t an Ad or a sponsored post this is just because I think giving a Sun holiday a chance is one of the best things you can do, especially if you have kiddies and want a quintessential seaside holiday, which I always do as it reminds me of my childhood.
This year we decided to go to Norfolk, it was my families go to holiday of choice when I was younger and I was craving going back there and taking my boys. We decide to stay at Haven Caister-on-Sea as had read that the park was really well equipped and close to the sea. The address is;
Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park
On arrival we got there about an hour early for check in but, our keys and caravan was ready! Exciting! There is ample parking right near reception which is helpful at this stage. We were given a park map, some vouchers and entertainment guide to the site. A route was shown to get to our van by reception and a helpful man outside also made sure we knew where to go. Super helpful.
Our van was located in “Caister beach” and this was literally a two minute (if that) walk to the beach. The van had to bed rooms consisting of a twin room and a double. We had standard accommodation as we don’t tend to upgrade so this was the basics like a fridge and small freezer, microwave, cooker, well equipped kitchen utensils, gas fire, shower and central heating. Heating isn’t always on older vans so I think the vans were being upgraded to include this. We had a large seating area with a small table and eating area.
The van was spotlessly clean. There is a dustpan and broom if you should need it. We take our own linen as I like to sleep on my own, but there were also thicker duvets/blankets if you should need them. As we travelled with two young boys, I tend to take the small table out of the twin room and push the beds together, so the smallest doesn’t fall out and nothing gets left behind in the middle console bit as it’s kept out of use!
Caister-on-Sea beach is absolutely beautiful, a mixture of grassy dunes, soft golden sand, pebbles and ample larger stones for wave throwing. It’s a long stretch of beach and we were blessed with great weather, however I noticed that even though it’s so close to the caravan park it didn’t seems to get very busy. It seemed a sort of hidden gem!
On site there are several different children’s play areas, which are kept clean and in excellent condition, mini golf, a heated swimming Pool, shops, three restaurants, climbing wall and a launderette. This is a dog friendly park. Just outside the park (literally three minutes walk to the right as you leave the main entrance) is a small fish and chip shop called Doggers. I can’t express how fabulous the food was and how big the portions are! Large cod and chips for £5.50 and it’s the best cod I have ever had. Cooked fresh to order! Located nearby is also a Lidl.
Outside of the site we travelled around the Norfolk coat to areas such as Wells-next-the-Sea, Cromer, Happisburgh and Horsey gap. There is lots around to see and do, Great Yarmouth is very close, even though we didn’t go I have seen that this is jam packed with things to do and it is a typical busy seaside town.
We would definitely come back to Haven Caister-on-Sea, it’s one of the cleanest most equipped parks we have ever been to and everything is within reach. The close proximity of the beach is wonderful and perfect for an early morning stroll. You can travel near and far around Caister and find lots of things to see and do, I wish we had gone for two weeks! I’ll do another post of the areas we went to, please ask me if there is anything you would like to know.