California Sands Holiday Park

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Close to the popular village of Scratby, California Sands is the ideal base for a relaxing break

Take the time to plan a staycation this year. Bring the family along. Make some wonderful memories this year in your home away from home. Fancy a British getaway, but not quite wanting a caravan? Not to worry! Chalets offer a bit more comfort than caravans. The chalets here at California Sands are all equipped with everything you would need. Prepare a meal and have it with the whole family around the table. Or pick up a fish and chips and have that instead! Whatever you’re looking for from your chalet holiday, we can accommodate nearly everything.

Moreover, with a heated indoor swimming pool, restaurant, shop, takeaway and launderette, there is everything you need at California Sands. You won’t ever need to leave this site during your stay! No need to fork out hundreds for a family trip. Enjoy the simple pleasures. Relax, unwind and at the end of the day, have fun. However, if you do fancy going for a wander, why not check out the sister park to this Holiday Village? Sunbeach Holiday Village is another chalet park just a few minutes down the road! Perfect for those big family getaways during busier times of the year.

A short walk will take you to the gloriously sandy Scratby beach. Run along the glorious sand dunes. Feel the cool sea breeze across your face. There’s nothing like a Great British day at the beach. A short drive will take you to the wonderfully traditional seaside town of Great Yarmouth. With its bounty of amusements, shops, bars, restaurants and of course, the marvelous Pleasure Beach there’s a day out for all the family. Don’t miss out on these wonderful fun filled family memories.

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Please note – all photos are for representative purposes only and are not necessarily actual photos of the park or area.

Please note Holiday Park facilities operate seasonally and at the park’s discretion. Your booking is for accommodation only and 2cHolidays cannot be held liable for the provision or any disruption to these facilities. If using third party services are integral to your holiday plans, please check with the provider directly.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Family Clubhouse

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable vacation spot on the coast, look no further than California Sands Holiday Park in Scratby. Its location is just a stone’s throw from the beach and close to many activities for all the family to love. Less than a few miles away from Scratby, is Hirsty’s Family Fun Park which is home to a range of activities such as their high rated ‘Mega Maze’ event. This is a must visit activity if you want to stick local but keep the kids entertained! Nestled within the mystery and magic of the enchanting Norfolk Broads lies the Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, the ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and wanderlust seekers alike. With over 130 acres of captivating woodland, flourishing fen, and serene water gardens, visitors can explore the mesmerising beauty of the natural world and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park is in the coastal town of Lowestoft and boasts over 35 rides as well as live shows and a variety of delicious food options.

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Fairhaven Gardens

School Rd, South Walsham, Norwich NR13 6DZ | View website

Fairhaven Gardens is one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the United Kingdom. This hidden treasure is located in the Norfolk Broads and boasts a remarkable collection of plants from around the globe. The vast array of rare and exotic species are spread across 130 acres of glorious English countryside, providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to see and experience the diversity of nature.

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Hirsty’s Family Fun Park

Great, Yarmouth Rd, Hemsby NR29 4NL | View website

Hirsty’s Family Fun Park in Hemsby is the perfect place to spend a fun-filled day with your loved ones. With a wide range of exciting activities, there’s something for everyone! For thrill-seekers, there are adrenaline-pumping rides like the Tornado, while younger children will love the soft play area and the bouncy castles.

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Leisure Way, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 5DZ | View website

If you’re looking for a great day out with the whole family, Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft has it all. With over 35 rides, shows and attractions there’s something for everyone whether you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie or not!

California Sands

California Sands Holiday Park is a brilliant family friendly chalet park. It is located in the lovely seaside village of Scratby. Along the Norfolk coast, Scratby is known for its beautiful beach. Furthermore, the location is ideal to explore seaside towns in Norfolk such as Great Yarmouth. If you’re looking for chalets to hire in Norfolk, then California Sands is the place to go!

At California Sands there is everything you could possibly need for the perfect holiday! Whilst the site is quieter compared to other caravan parks, this does not stop California Sands being a popular holiday destination. This is due to its superb location as Scratby Beach is only a short walk away. Therefore, it is perfect for a relaxing seaside break! Moreover, the beach welcomes doggies and boasts miles of glorious sands. With our pet friendly chalets, California Sands is  brilliant for a holiday with your pooch.

Not only is the beach only minutes away, but there is also great amenities at the holiday park too. First of all, California Sands features a brilliant heated indoor pool and amusement centre. As well as great eateries such as a restaurant and fish ‘n’ chips takeaway shop too. Last but not least, the park has a fantastic on-site clubhouse. The venue hosts lively family evening entertainment and live shows which are guaranteed to be enjoyable for everyone.

Things to do near California Sands in Scratby

Scratby is in a great location for exploring Norfolk. There are so many attractions to visit nearby California Sands. Including busy seaside towns and Norfolk’s finest attractions. Additionally, there are so many local attractions near to Scratby as well. The popular seaside village called Hemsby is only a couple of miles away from the park. It is definitely worth a visit! Furthermore, accessing Hemsby is so easy & simple. On foot, you can walk along the shore and take the scenic route. Alternatively, you can jump in the car and within 5 minutes you will find yourself in the heart of the Hemsby.

Hemsby thrives with families and friends spending their holidays together. Holiday makers love spending days on the beach and enjoying an ice cream on the glorious sands. As well as spending some holiday pennies at the amusement arcades. Moreover, during the winter season between November – February, Hemsby is home to many seals. You might even be lucky enough to see some grey seals with their pups!

Additionally, Hemsby also features a crazy fun house for kids! MB’s Fun House is an exciting indoor play area where children can let off some steam. Diving in the ball pit, whooshing down the slide and climbing on the obstacles. There is everything you could possibly need for a fun family day out! There’s a bar for the carers to enjoy a relaxing drink. Whilst the younger members of the family let loose on the indoor adventure playground. The MB complex also includes great amusement arcades games! Full of traditional 2p slot machines, fruit machines and crane grabbers with lots of prizes to be won. Additionally, there are trampolines for children to have a bounce on too.

Visit Great Yarmouth

The traditional (and well-loved) seaside town of Great Yarmouth is only a 10 – 15 minute drive away from the holiday park. Great Yarmouth is a fantastic seaside resort! It is Britain’s third most popular seaside town to visit. With each year, the town attracts around 5 million visitors. It is famously known for being a fantastic holiday destination for families. This due to its beautiful sandy beach, delicious ice cream parlours and amazing amusement arcades. Without a doubt, there is definitely something everyone will enjoy.

Moreover, the seaside resort features crazy golf courses, two theme parks named ‘Joyland’ and ‘Pleasure beach‘. As well as a huge variety of amusement arcades along the sea front. Be sure to pack your holiday pennies! This is so you can spend an afternoon on the 2p slot machines winning prizes. For those rainy days, there are plenty of indoor activities available as well. Such as roller-skating, watching a film at the cinema or visiting the sea-life centre. Furthermore, there are lots of pubs and restaurants serving mouth-watering food with live entertainment.

Merrivale Model Village

Unlike most seaside towns, Great Yarmouth also has award winning gardens called Merrivale Model Village. The garden has a great variety of 16 different landscapes of model villages. From castle gardens to a Victorian seaside scene, there are so many enchanting scenes and villages to see. Undoubtedly, all members of the family will enjoy exploring the models. The attraction boasts an incredible garden railway with roughly 350 meters of railway track running throughout the garden! The railway has a variety of different style of trains too. Moreover, there is an old penny arcade which is full of retro amusement games and is an amazing exhibit.

The fun doesn’t stop there at Merrival Model Village, you can enjoy a traditional 9-hole game of crazy golf overlooking the Wellington pier. This is included in a standard admissions ticket, so there is no additional costs. Therefore, visiting the model village is an inexpensive day out for families.

Great Yarmouth Stadium

Aside from the model village, the stadium at Great Yarmouth is great for some family fun! It is the perfect place to spend the afternoon together, having a laugh and watching the greyhound’s race. Try your luck, pick your pup and see if you win! Furthermore, the restaurant offers delicious meals and refreshing drinks as the races commence. In addition, the restaurant boasts brilliant views overlooking the racetrack.

Not only does greyhound racing take place at stadium, but there are other events too. Great Yarmouth hosts its own ‘fast and furious’ motor racing events! This includes banger racing, stock car racing and three-wheeled vehicles too. You can enjoy the thrill of watching motor racing throughout the summer season. Without a doubt, an evening at the races (whichever you choose) is a great bit of family fun!

Other activities

A short distance away from California Sands Holiday Park is the steam train ride touring through the Norfolk Broads. Only 40 minutes drive away from Scratby in Alysham, is Bure Valley Railway. It is a brilliant day out! Throughout the year, they host fantastic events which you can enjoy and get involved with. It’s most definitely worth every penny! Enjoy the picturesque countryside views as you ride the train. Furthermore, you are able to hop on and off to explore the local areas.

Lovely reviews of California Sands Holiday Park

We receive some lovely reviews from guests who have stayed at California Sands Holiday Park, for example Catherine said; “The property was situated in an excellent location. The booking was extremely easy and the communication was superb. Fantastic place to stay with all amenities on hand and close location to the beautiful beach. The property was clean and very comfortable.”

If you are interested in booking one of our accommodations at California Sands Holiday Park then click on “book caravans & lodges at this park” or call our bookings team on 01362 470888, Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

California Sands, California Rd, Great Yarmouth NR29 3QN