John Fowler Holidays

John Fowler Holidays

Are you planning a family caravan holiday and don’t know where to start?

John Fowler Holidays offers an amazing selection of 13 holiday parks across Wales, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

With locations that boast beautiful beaches, stunning woodland areas, and incredible views, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for your next caravan holiday.

And if you really can’t drag yourself away, John Fowler Holidays also offer ownership opportunities on 7 of their parks!

In this guide to John Fowler Holiday Parks, we will explore the collection of parks to help you choose which one you want to stay on!


South Bay Holiday Park, Brixham

This lively park is located on the English Riviera south Devon coast, above the picturesque fishing port of Brixham, ideal for exploring the colourful holiday resorts and beaches at Paignton, Torquay and Dartmoor National Park. 

The accommodation options include a wide range of affordable, comfortable caravans and chalets on a gentle slope. 

Adapted caravans with dedicated parking for wheelchair users are available. 

A path from the park leads down to the delightful, secluded sandy beach at St Mary’s Cove, and the South West Coast Path runs along the clifftops, enjoying spectacular views. 

A perfect location for touring, with a wealth of activities on and off the park, South Bay Holiday Park is an excellent choice for families with children.

Facilities include:

  • Heated outdoor and indoor pool, flume. 
  • Pool kayaking, water activities.
  • Crazy golf, adventure run.
  • Toddler pool, sun loungers.
  • Adventure playground, toddler play park, crazy golf, basketball.
  • Bay View Clubhouse, bar, restaurant sun terrace, entertainment.
  • Foxy Club, children’s games.
  • Shop, launderette.

Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe

With incredible sea views from the dramatic clifftops, steps from the park lead down to the rock pools and sands at Mermaid’s Cove, Sandaway Beach’s private beach. 

The park is in the seaside village of Combe Martin, on the outskirts of Exmoor National Park. 

Combe Martin is a haven for holidaymakers, with two sandy beaches, water sports, gift shops, pubs and takeaways. 

The park offers a superb choice of graded accommodation, including apartments, chalets and caravans, some with double glazing and central heating, and grass pitches for tourers. 

If you’re touring, the beautiful North Devon coastline with stunning beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde are within easy reach, and the South West Coastal path links to Sandaway Bay. 

Combe Martin is a stunning location for outdoor activities, hiking, riding, and cycling. 

Many exciting family days are out to local attractions, including Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, and The Big Sheep. 

Activities at Sandaway Beach include:

  • Outdoor swimming pool, toddler’s area.
  • Play Park, picnic area.
  • Foxy club, children’s activities.
  • Themed weekends.
  • Smuggler’s bar, Chef’s Corner restaurant.
  • Family fun park, family entertainment.

Combe Martin Beach Holiday Park, Ilfracombe

Beautifully situated in a wooded valley overlooking the beach, Combe Martin Beach is a place to relax while children play.    

The park enjoys access to its own private Newberry beach, and there’s a path through the woodlands to explore and connect with nature. 

Graded accommodation from value to platinum, including chalets, caravans and apartments, some with sea views. 

Facilities on the park include;

  • Heated pool and access to activities at Sandaway Beach nearby.
  • Play area, children’s activities.
  • Bar, restaurant, lounge.
  • Family entertainment, bingo.


Sandy Meadows Lodge Park, Burnham-on-Sea

 Just a few minutes’ walk from Burnham-on-Sea’s magnificent 7-mile sandy beach, Sandy Meadows is a small development of top of the range 40 lodges in beautiful, tranquil surroundings. 

The traditional seaside resorts of Weston Super Mare and Burnham-on-Sea are close by. 

Sandy Meadows offers a range of 2–4 bedroom luxury lodges, with delightful views from a private veranda and an optional hot tub. 

This is an idyllic retreat, perfect for exploring Somerset attractions like Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat and Bath. 

Sister-site Sandy Glade, where visitors can enjoy all this lively park’s facilities, is a couple of minutes down the lane.  

Sandy Glade Holiday Park,  Burnham-on-Sea

Sandy Meadows’ sister park is just a stroll across the sand dunes to the glorious beach. 

Lively Sandy Glade Holiday Park in Burnham-on-Sea offers a host of family fun and activities, with plenty of open spaces for children to play. 

Accommodation includes a range of comfortable, graded caravans and chalets, from value to gold, and there’s a lodge on the park. 

With Brean Leisure Park nearby, Sandy Glade enjoys fantastic activities:

  • Heated indoor pool, water jets, and fountains.
  • Clubhouse, games room, entertainment.
  • Children’s activities.
  • Café, take away.
  • Shop.


Perran View Holiday Park, St Agnes

A couple of miles along the rugged north Cornwall coast, close to fabulous Perranporth beach, quiet Perran View offers the perfect holiday escape. 

With stunning views from the clifftops and easy access to local attractions, this quiet park offers a range of 2–to 3 bedroom bungalows and houses set around a grassy area. 

Close to local attractions, with many rockpools to explore, sunbathing, and coastal walks, Perranporth is also popular for watersports such as snorkelling, surfing and sailing.

Facilities at Perran View Holiday Park include:

  • Heated pool, sauna.
  • Range of sports, tennis, football, volleyball.
  • Crazy golf, table tennis.
  • Children’s outdoor play area, activities.
  • Relaxing pub, widescreen TV, pool.
  • Shop.

Killigarth Manor Holiday Park, Polperro

A few miles from Looe, Killigarth Manor Holiday Park is beautifully situated in Polperro, a delightful Cornish village with pretty cottages along narrow winding lanes on the hillside overlooking the harbour. 

A favourite park for families, there is a range of graded caravans, three spacious apartments, houses for large groups, and lodge accommodation. 

A path leads from the park to magical Talland Bay, for rockpools and cream teas. 

There are boat trips from the secluded sandy beach, rock pools to explore and a natural tidal pool for bathing. 

Famous for seafood, there are wonderful pubs and restaurants along the harbour and boat trips from the beach. 

Facilities at Killigarth Manor Holiday Park include;

  • Heated indoor pool, toddler splash pool.
  • Tennis court, gym, fitness suite, table tennis.
  • Adventure playground, children’s activities.
  • Clubhouse, bar, evening entertainment.
  • Shop.

Tolroy Manor Holiday Park, Hayle

Located on the beautiful Hayle estuary on the shores of St. Ives Bay, Tolroy Manor Holiday Park is a mile from the white sands and clear waters at sheltered Hayle Towans Beach. 

Accommodation comprises a variety of houses and bungalows, some with balconies, sleeping up to 6. 

The park enjoys an idyllic countryside setting in the grounds of an old Cornish manor house, a haven for wildlife. 

Close to Hayle and West Cornwall attractions at St Michael’s Mount and St Ives, Tolroy Manor is an ideal beach holiday choice for families, water sports enthusiasts, touring and walking. Gwithian Beach nearby is popular for surfing. 

Facilities at Tolroy Manor Holiday Park include;

  • Heated pool.
  • Squash, tennis, mini-golf.
  • Adventure runs.
  • Giant chess.
  • Manor Restaurant, bar.
  • Games room, lounge, evening entertainment.

Trelawne Manor Holiday Park, Looe

Set in the landscaped grounds of a 15th century Cornish manor house, Trelawne Manor Holiday Park is 2 miles from the safe, sandy beaches and attractions of Looe in southeast Cornwall. 

Looe is a charming fishing village on the southwest coastal path with quayside restaurants serving fresh fish, museums housing Looe’s smuggling history, and fishing trips from the harbour. 

Accommodation comprises of a wide variety of caravans, lodges and apartments.

Facilities include:

  • Indoor and outdoor heated pools, flumes
  • Games area, mini-golf
  • Children’s activities, outdoor play area
  • Fishing lake
  • Restaurant, bar, lounge, snooker table, evening entertainment
  • Shop, laundry

St Ives Holiday Village, Hayle

Set in a hundred acres of peaceful natural woodland, multi-award-winning St Ives Holiday Village is a short drive from the world-famous beaches and bustling harbour of colourful St Ives. 

Newly refurbished, graded bungalows, chalets, and luxury lodges sleeping 4-10 are among the available accommodation options. 

There is a bus service from the park to Penzance, St Ives and Hayle, and updated attractions on the park include:

  • Heated indoor pool, flume, toddler splash pool
  • Gym, spa, sauna
  • Woodland nature trails, picnic areas, play park
  • Entertainment complex, bowling alley

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park, Bude

Located 10 minutes from relaxed Bude, Best UK Rest winning town close to the Devon border, lively Widemouth Bay Caravan is set in 50 acres of peaceful parkland overlooking beautiful Widemouth Bay. 

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park has a variety of caravans from value to platinum-plus, a farmhouse with a garden sleeping up to 8, and an additional 100 grass and hardstanding pitches. 

The location is perfect for indoor and outdoor activities, cycling, surfing beach holidays with rockpools and secluded coves; relaxed Widemouth Bay is an idyllic holiday getaway. 

Facilities include;

  • Heated indoor pool.
  • Play areas, crazy golf.
  • Children’s club, party games.
  • Bar, restaurant, takeaway, evening entertainment.
  • Shop, laundry.


Llanrhidian Holiday Park, Swansea

This tranquil park is set in the beautiful Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Swansea with stunning views. 

Modern accommodation comprises 2–3-bedroom gold and platinum graded contemporary caravans with double glazing and central heating, some with hot tubs. 

With miles of family-friendly Blue Flag beaches, spectacular landscapes, and historic castles, Llanrhidian Holiday Park is ideal for days out and touring South Wales. 

  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Pub, restaurant
  • Play area, 5-aside football
  • Restaurant, bar, evening entertainment programme
  • Shop, laundry, hairdresser

Cardigan Bay Holiday Park

This 5-star holiday park is set in an idyllic location 500 yards from the dunes, pristine sandy beach and fantastic views at award-winning Poppit Sands, West Wales. 

Historic Cardigan, with its castle, restaurants and shops, is a 3-mile drive away. 

A variety of 2–to 3-bedroom graded caravans from silver to platinum plus is available on one level. 

Popular for watersports including sailing, kayaking, fishing and surfing, Poppit Sands is safe for swimmers and perfect for lazy summer days.

Facilities at Cardigan Bay Holiday Park include;

  • The Cove indoor, outdoor, tropical pool complex, jacuzzi, waterfall
  • Dolphin family entertainment bar
  • Club lounge, music
  • Shop, launderette

Who Is John Fowler?

Seventy years after he invested six shillings and sixpence -33p on his first holiday home newspaper advert, Exmouth born John Fowler has built a hugely successful, multi-million-pound holiday company. 

In an inspirational rag to riches story, John Fowler left the Merchant Navy without a job or a home and just £300. 

He noticed the new demand for self-catering holidays, away from traditional boarding houses and hotels. He bought an old pre-war caravan for £100, refurbished it and persuaded a local farmer to let him site it on his land. 

There was no electricity, and the only facilities were a chemical toilet and an outside tap for drinking water. Still, the cosy caravan in a peaceful, rural setting was a short stroll to the sandy beach and a bus ride to Newquay. 

When responses to his advert began to come in, John invested all the income in more caravans and a small holiday business was born.

How Many John Fowler Sites Are There?

Today, more than 300,000 holidaymakers stay at the 13 John Fowler Holidays parks in stunning locations in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Wales. 

The family-run company employs about 1000 people across the South West to provide happy family holidays, always being John Fowler’s aim.

How To Book A John Fowler Holiday

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