�1m investment at Sandy Bay

SANDY Bay is splashing out a further �1 million at its flagship resort in Littleham ahead signs of another bumper season Devon Cliffs Holiday Park near Exmouth amid signs of another record season in 2011.

SANDY Bay is splashing out a further �1 million at its flagship resort in Littleham ahead signs of another bumper season Devon Cliffs Holiday Park near Exmouth amid signs of another record season in 2011.

The five-star holiday park at Sandy Bay already has one of the biggest leisure pool complexes in Britain with six indoor and outdoor pools.

The investment, at Exmouth’s single largest private employer, is part of a planned �25 million being spent up to 2020.

Now the SplashZone is to be enhanced with the addition of an indoor multi-lane water slide, the only one in East Devon.


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There will also be a new spectator area with caf� where holidaymakers and families who own holiday homes at the resort can relax with a drink.

The investment comes as the resort looks forward to another busy season with early signs that 2011 could be another record year.

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A Haven Holidays spokesperson said: “A lot of people have been taking advantage of early booking offers and compared with this time last year our bookings for our holiday parks in the south including Devon Cliffs are up 13 per cent.

“This underlines the strength of the British holiday industry and confirms our confidence in traditional resorts such the beautiful Devon coast. The investment will also help us keep our position as Britain’s favourite seaside holiday.”

The holiday park is one of the biggest in Europe has around 1500 privately owned holiday homes.

A vital mainstay of the local economy recent studies have shown that it contributed an estimated �100 million to the local economy over the past ten years including guest spending and the annual wages of the 450 staff.

Many of the holiday home owners use the park regularly throughout the season, making extended use of their caravans to enjoy the local area and attractions as well as the facilities on the park.

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