FAMILY TRAVEL | Darwin Escapes, Talacre Beach Holiday Park – Review

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Where We Went

Talacre Beach Holiday Park
Station Road
North Wales

The Lowdown

  • 10 minute walk across sand dunes to the fabulous Talacre Beach
  • Modern 5 star facilities
  • Go Active accredited
  • Indoor pool and gym
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Static caravan holiday park
  • Family friendly activity and entertainment programme
  • Holidays start at £170

Our Visit

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

Our Stay

Having visited Talacre beach in the past, i’d previously commented about the great location of Talacre Beach Holiday Park, and from our home in Cheshire, it took just 2 hours to get there. Check in was fast and efficient, and we were given details about WiFi, the park facilities and the location of our caravan.


Talacre Holiday Park Review

We parked up in the closest car bay, and carried our bags to the caravan. A bright and airy interior greeted us, and we set about our customary nose around the caravan in order to take photographs. It was bigger than the last caravan we stayed in, and it had a clean, bright and modern interior, though we did immediately notice a smoky pong, so we flung open all the windows, suspecting a previous occupant had been a smoker.

Talacre Holiday Park Inside Caravan

The master bedroom was brilliant, it was big and it was lovely to see a decent size bed, rather than a tiny double as is often the case in a caravan. The bed was comfy too – a good quality mattress can make or break a stay for me, and we both slept soundly. It was great having an ensuite, and the main bathroom was a good size, with a decent shower and there was plenty of storage space in the bathrooms and in the master and twin bedroom.

Caravan master bedoom

Our caravan slept 6, and due to the size and the addition of an ensuite, the caravan is ideal for families, especially those with older teens; even with full occupancy, we think there would be plenty of room for a comfortable stay.

Twin bedroom in caravan

We’d bought food for our first night with us, and opened up the fridge to find food already in it! A nice little surprise, the welcome food pack was a great touch, providing basics which included milk, bread, jam, butter and bacon. WiFi wasn’t too bad and it was easy to set up, but the signal was a little patchy, and I had to keep re-connecting, but nice that it was included.

caravan kitchen north wales

We set about cooking our evening meal, and found everything we needed to prep, cook and eat. There was also a little kitchen kit provided, including washing up liquid, tea towel and a bin bag, which was handy as we’d forgotten to bring anything like that with us.

Talacre holiday park darwin escapes

The following day we had a wonderful lie-in, followed by a walk around the whole park to have a look at the facilities. We nipped into the on site shop, situated next to the fish and chip shop, with the intention of buying food for that evening. The shop was geared up towards convenience food however, and we were unable to find anything suitable, so left the shop with just an ice lolly rather than fresh ingredients to cook our evening meal with. We nipped next door into the country club to look at the menu, and decided that rather than go off site and drive a few miles to the nearest supermarket, we’d instead eat at the country club.

talacre holiday caravans

We paid just over £30 for a couple of soft drinks, a small glass of wine and 2 main meals. The service was friendly and my wine was nice; the food was equivalent to the quality you might expect in a Weatherspoons, and though good effort was made with presentation, it didn’t really hit the spot for us. Families dining around us all seemed happy enough though, and the couple beside us sent their compliments to the chef.

Talacre holiday park gym

After our meal, we took a brief detour through the bar and in to the arcade to play on the 2p machine (a guilty pleasure of mine), before we headed back to the beach for a stroll and to watch the sun set. Walking through the sand dunes was lovely, and if you take a direct route, you can be on the beach in about 10 minutes. We meandered through the sand dunes though, listening to bird song in the RSPB nature reserve, finally reaching the beach further down just as the sun dipped below the horizon over the sea.

What We Liked

  • The caravan we stayed in was huge and even had an ensuite to the master bedroom
  • Master bedroom with great size bed that was incredibly comfy
  • The welcome pack in the fridge was a really lovely touch
  • Super location, we spent every day walking and kite flying on Talacre beach
  • Ideal base from which to explore North Wales
  • Very close to Rhyl and Conwy so lots to see and do outside of the holiday park, only a short drive down the coastal road
  • Good range of on site facilities; including an impressive gym and a great indoor pool
  • Lots of activities for kids to choose from
  • 2 minutes away from an RSPB reserve

Anything We Didn’t Like?

  • Lack of any fresh produce at all, in the on site shop
  • Faint smell of smoke inside and cigarette butts on the floor outside the caravan

The Verdict

The holiday park is family friendly and the caravan was excellent. A short walk over sand dunes takes you to the lovely sandy Talacre beach, dominated as it is by the old lighthouse. Despite it being a weekend in July, the park was quiet at night, other holiday makers were friendly and the location of the park makes it an excellent base for exploring the North Wales coast.

Out And About At Talacre Beach








Many thanks to Darwin Escapes who invited us to stay at Talacre Beach Holiday Park.