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Does anyone know of any good family-friendly sites on the Yorkshire coast - I am thinking of buying a static caravan. Read More
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1m, 4w agoPosted 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Does anyone know of any good family-friendly sites on the Yorkshire coast - I am thinking of buying a static caravan.
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1m, 4w agoPosted 1 month, 4 weeks ago
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#1
You could start off with looking at Haven and Park Resorts sites , they have several sites along there . It'll give you an idea of costs . These sites are probably the best but also the most expensive for site fees etc . It will give you an idea and then look at ,visit others . Been thinking about it for a few years now but I can't justify the expense for a few weeks of the year ,

By the way my theory of buy one for say £30K , rent it out when not using it ( you would have to buy a new or nearly new one to do that ), and it'll pay for itself DOES NOT work out (I have looked into it ) . Renting it out for half the year (including school hols) may just cover your site fees , insurance ,cleaning etc .

Another thing to bear in mind is would you want to go to the same place week after week , year after year ?

As a ballpark figure for site fees , gas ,electricity, rates ,insurance, maintenance etc you are probably looking at £10K per annum at a Haven/ Park Resorts site down to about £3-5K for a smaller site where you could get an older static for say £5K .

Edited By: rogparki on Feb 24, 2017 20:11: Add
#2
I hope you have done your homework regarding, site fees, you will pay a year in advance, connection to gas (bottles) water electric.
Some camps won't allow vans over a certain age. So you might need to sell after 10 years, then it might have to be sold through the site, they will take a commission.
If you rent it out, users may cause minor damage which you will need to pay for, unless I suppose you can prove who did it.
#3
its cheaper to buy a home in spain , £30'000 for a new caravan every 10 years which has to be bought from the sites owners , £3000 per year for ground rent x 10 years = £30'000 , a total of £60'000 every 10 years or you end up with nothing , a house in spain can be bought for far less and £79 for a return flight , your choice !!
#4
you could always get a decent large newish tourer, stick it on a site for a year. if your bored of the site or decide its not for you, you have only lost a years rent and not much value off the tourer. a lot of the smaller sights let you pay a year up front an site it there.
#5
Haven are very expensive parks and so many rules and regulations you have to have your whit's about you to get a good deal. You can only buy your gas from them. They try to get you to insure through them and it is cheaper elsewhere. When you have bought one from them at a high price if want to sell they will offer you stupid money and if you sell private as i did they take a percentage of the cost and even selling private the purchaser has to pay Haven theņ you get your money after about 2 weeks if you chase them. Try and find an independent site, much more cost effective.
#6
Of the Yorkshire coast we have been to a few over the years, some private, and to Haven too. Reighton Sands was great for the kids and comes out at the top of their list.
#7
Many thanks for all comments. I think that I will have to do some more calculating before I make a decision.
#8
bubblegum2910
I hope you have done your homework regarding, site fees, you will pay a year in advance, connection to gas (bottles) water electric.
Some camps won't allow vans over a certain age. So you might need to sell after 10 years, then it might have to be sold through the site, they will take a commission.
If you rent it out, users may cause minor damage which you will need to pay for, unless I suppose you can prove who did it.


Misery guts!
#9
Haven have some nice sites along the Yorkshire Coast. Personally I would avoid Blue Dolphin. Primrose Valley is nice but its very big and probably the most expensive of all of them. If it was me I would go for either Reighton Sands or Thornwick Bay. Both are nice smaller sites. Thornwick Bay appears to have good owners facilities.

This is my opinion from staying at all of them in my tourer.
#10
paul123edwards
Haven have some nice sites along the Yorkshire Coast. Personally I would avoid Blue Dolphin. Primrose Valley is nice but its very big and probably the most expensive of all of them. If it was me I would go for either Reighton Sands or Thornwick Bay. Both are nice smaller sites. Thornwick Bay appears to have good owners facilities.

Thanks for this - I'll have a look at Thornwick Bay.
This is my opinion from staying at all of them in my tourer.

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