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!
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.