FAQs - Caravan Sales at Surf Bay

Why Should I Buy a Static Caravan in North Devon?

North Devon is one of the most popular locations for a beach based holiday in the UK. Woolacombe, Croyde, Westward Ho! and Saunton are amongst the most popular beaches for tourists with long stretches of fine sand, clean water and great surf that combine to make North Devon a premier tourist destination. The tourism industry is well developed and for many, North Devon is easy to access via road or rail with a great range of hotels, holiday parks, camp sites and holiday cottages on offer. Caravan holidays in North Devon are always very popular, offering great value for money on some of the best kept and developed holiday parks in the country. Static caravans for sale in North Devon are always in demand, you can have your own permanent base and getting a return through sub-letting your caravan is a great option.

If you are looking to buy a static caravan on a holiday park, North Devon is a great choice for many. There are a range of beaches from small and secluded coves, to the vast expanses of sand at Westward Ho!, Woolacombe and Saunton that are renowned for the water quality and as clean beaches. There are lots of activities to keep you entertained and all beaches now have well established surf schools along with coasteering and other water sports. There are plenty of other activities including a range of golf clubs such as Saunton, Royal North Devon and Ilfracombe. The Tarka Trail offers a 180 mile loop including 30 miles from Braunton to Meeth on the old railway line with a range of bike hire options from several shops. The South West Coastal Path covers the entire length of the North Devon coast providing unparalleled sea views and stunning walks. There are theme parks for children, great shopping in Barnstaple, Bideford and Braunton, the wilds of Exmoor to explore and some fantastic restaurants that offer local food including freshly caught seafood.

Surf Bay Holiday Park is one of a few holiday parks in North Devon that offers static caravans for sale at reasonable prices with great value for money site fees that include rates and water. As a park that offers owners only caravans, Surf Bay Holiday Park typically has a great selection of static caravans for sale from some of the leading UK manufacturers ABI, Atlas and Swift. The caravans available to buy at Surf Bay Holiday Park include new, nearly new and used static caravans with 12 year leases available on new models. Occasionally, there will be an empty plot available where you can order a new caravan to your own specifications, including all of the extras that you need to suit your requirements. As one of the few parks in North Devon that offer static caravans for sale, demand is always high. The holiday park has its own private access to Northam Burrows Country Park and is a short walk to the beach, this is a dog friendly and child friendly holiday park that is quiet and a short walk from the village centre.

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What Static Caravan For Sale Should I Choose?

Static caravans come in a range of sizes that are usually 10 foot or 12 foot wide and from 28 foot to 40 foot long. There are many manufacturers based in the UK that build a range of static caravans in different sizes and configurations so there is a great choice for buyers. The standard sizes range from the small 28 by 10 foot two bedroom models, to 36 by 12 foot 3 bedroom models with various size combinations in between. The choice of size that is right for you really depends on your needs and your budget. Larger size caravans are more expensive and added specifications such as double glazing and central heating increase the cost. If you are looking for a static caravan to buy and use for the majority of the year, you should consider options such as extra insulation, central heating and double glazing. If you are looking to sub-let your caravan to make extra money to pay site fees and re-coup your investment, the three bedroom models offer more flexibility for letting. If you want a static caravan primarily for your own use, you may want to choose a smaller two bedroom option to keep down the costs or get a larger caravan with two bedrooms and enjoy the living space. Other extras can include exterior decking which is really useful if you want outdoor space, some parks even offer hot tubs as an option for that added little touch of luxury.

At Surf Bay Holiday Park, there is often a great range of static caravans for sale at our holiday park in Devon. This is an owner only park which means that all of the static caravans on the park are privately owned. As the park only has static caravans and the leases are fixed to 12 years, there is usually a range of new or nearly new caravans for sale and we only sell caravans from some of the leading manufacturers ABI, Atlas and Swift. We do sometimes have vacant plots available and are happy to help customers that want exact specifications for their new holiday home. The caravans available to buy on our park in North Devon vary according to the time of year and availability. We often have a small selection of used pre-owned caravans available to buy on site at various times of the year. Typically, leases start in the autumn around October time and this is the period where the stock levels of new and used static caravans for sale on site is at its peak. As one of the few holiday parks that offer on site caravans for sale in Devon, demand is always high and our stock levels are usually at their lowest levels in the summer months.

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What is Best, a New or Used Static Caravan?

If you are looking to buy a caravan on a park in Devon, you will often be faced with the choice of buying a new holiday home or a second hand caravan on your chosen holiday park. There are several considerations that will impact your buying decision and probably the most important will be the cost. The majority of holiday parks that offer on site caravans for sale will have a fixed lease term. For static caravans, this is usually 12 years and for lodges, it would typically be 30 years. Holiday parks offer fixed term leases to maintain standards of accommodation on their parks, to avoid older and unsightly homes as they suffer from wear and tear and to keep their parks modern. Holiday homes are built to offer a fixed term life span, they are not built for usage significantly beyond their expected lifetime. Therefore, if you buy a new caravan on a park, you get the benefit of the full term of the lease and you will pay the price for a brand new holiday home. If you buy a second hand caravan, the term of the lease will be shorter than the maximum and the cost of buying your holiday home will be lower.

There are other considerations as well, such as the facilities, size, space configuration and the number of bedrooms that suit the needs of the client. Whilst a new home may be ordered with the exact specifications required, there may be the option of purchasing a second hand home that fits your needs at a lower price and this is often the case. As in all major purchasing decisions, it is important to stick to your budget and also consider ongoing costs such as gas, electricity and site fees. If you are looking to sub-let, you might want specifications that enhance your ability to let your home to holidaymakers, central heating and double glazing improve letting rates during winter months and hot tubs are proven to improve letting rates all year around. Decking is also great as it allows you to have a private outdoor space and you can furnish your decked area. Within all of this, price is the key factor, work out your budget, the running costs and what you want to spend annually to make the best decision on choosing a new or second hand caravan to buy on a holiday park.

At Surf Bay Holiday Park, we have a team that is very experienced in all aspects of caravan sales and are more than happy to answer any questions. Our specialist team can help guide you to make the best decision for your circumstances and as our holiday park is very popular in terms of caravan sales, there is no hard push, we want you to have the best experience and buy the right holiday home that suits your needs. The stock of caravans for sale at Surf Bay Holiday Park is constantly evolving and if there is not the right home for you at the time, you can be notified when a home is available that we think would suit you best.

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Why Should I Buy a Static Caravan at Surf Bay Holiday Park?

Surf Bay Holiday Park is in a beautiful and peaceful location, just a short walk to Westward Ho! centre and the beach. The park is easily accessed and backs onto the Northam Burrows Country Park, 600 acres of open grassland, sand dunes and a salt marsh which is fantastic if you own a dog or love wildlife. The village has everything, it is modern with a range of great shops and restaurants, amusement arcades, surf shops, board hire, crazy golf, go-karts, surf schools and much more. The beach is the main attraction, sandy and backed by a natural pebble ridge with super clean water and great surf. The beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards during the main season and has dog friendly areas, it is clean, spacious and has plenty of parking. Westward Ho! is easy to access, (no back lane driving) and straightforward to find with a thriving local community, a beautiful and modern village green that overlooks the beach and there is always something going on. Westward Ho! has transformed in recent years, modern apartments, luxury holiday lets and a warm welcome now define Westward Ho! as one of the top holiday destinations in Devon.

Surf Bay Holiday Park is a quiet park on the edge of the village and just a few minutes’ walk to the centre, it is extremely well kept and landscaped to provide a peaceful atmosphere with a spacious lawned area. We have a great community of holiday home owners on the park and the management team pride themselves on being welcoming and helpful. The park has its own laundry and the shops in the village are just a short walk away, as is the beach and the village centre. The park usually has a range of holiday homes for sale and you are more than welcome to visit to view them. The park rates are competitively priced and this is one of only a handful of pure, owner only parks in North Devon where all of the holiday homes are privately owned. Our reputation as a park that treats our owners fairly, respectfully and welcoming is paramount in everything that we do.