Staycation: Pevensey Bay holiday park expansion plan

A small holiday park on the outskirts of Eastbourne has been acquired by its larger neighbour.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 3:45 pm
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Park Holidays UK has announced its acquisition of Bay View Holiday Park on the A259 in Pevensey Bay – a neighbour to the group’s existing Pevensey Bay Holiday Park.

Separated by just a few hundred yards, the two seaside parks will now combine and officials say it will become a major south coast holiday destination for activity-loving families.

A short stroll from the beach, Bay View is set in six acres of landscaped grounds, and also boasts a popular 33-acre nine-hole golf course with sweeping sea views.


Park Holidays UK director Tony Clish said Bay View’s previous family owners had done a magnificent job in creating a park of the highest quality standards

He said, “Bay View’s stunning location is matched by the first-class surroundings maintained by the Simmonds family, and we are very grateful to them for this.”

“Its golf course, beach access, and close proximity to the local sailing club mean it will make a perfect marriage to our Pevensey Bay Holiday Park.

“At Pevensey we provide private beach access as well as a swimming pool, spa pool and sauna, and a fully-equipped gym and fitness centre.

“Holiday home owners can take advantage of our launching jetty for boats and jet-skis.

“Bringing the two parks together will offer a superb holiday choice for families who enjoy making the most of their leisure time in well-managed surroundings.”

Mr Clish said the merged parks would benefit from Park Holidays UK’s decision to invest more than £20 million in its holiday centres over the coming months.

Among the plans for the Bay View site is the creation of a holiday home development of up to 20 top-specification holiday retreats.

Other opportunities are also available to own or rent holiday homes at the enlarged park, including super-luxury holiday lodges with private decking.

Mr Clish said, “Everyone at Park Holidays UK is greatly looking forward to being able to reopen on April 12 when restrictions are lifted and advance bookings are at the highest in the Bexhill-based group’s 30-year history.”