About Us

When our parents opened a field to visiting campers in 1943 nobody could have foreseen the success of Ladram Bay. Since then we’ve become one of the largest family-owned holiday parks in the UK.

Find out more about the history of Ladram Bay and what really makes our holiday park special.

Where we started

Back in the 1940’s our Park was tenanted farmland that was worked by Frank William Sydenham Carter, or FWS for short. During the summer he would let occasional campers pitch up in a field that overlooked the bay providing fresh milk and eggs as well. Pretty soon FWS realised that his land could provide extra income in the lean post-World War II years, and so he began to develop a proper campsite. With the help of his wife, FWS grew Ladram Bay to incorporate static caravans and a shop. Come the late 1950s the park was becoming so popular that the workload was overwhelming. To make Ladram Bay a park to be proud of, a manager and extra staff were hired. FWS carried on leading the park until his retirement in 2006, by which time we had become one of the largest privately owned holiday parks in the country. With FWS’ son and daughter, Robin and Zoe, now guiding the park, we are more successful than ever with hundreds of owners and thousands of guests enjoying Ladram Bay each year.  

Experts in getaways for over 80 years

With a whole host of parks and locations to choose from, it is important to find the right one for you and your family; location, facilities and value are three very important factors to consider. Imagine your own private escape within our bay, with breathtaking sea vistas and an impressive array of five star leisure facilities crafted just for you. Having recently celebrated our 80th anniversary, Ladram Bay Holiday Park is a 5-star coastal resort in East Devon. Offering holiday homes and lodges to suit all tastes and budgets. With its own private beach set in beautiful countryside, Ladram Bay provides stunning views and an impressive range of facilities. The park has gained an equally impressive reputation for family holidays and is conveniently located just 20 minutes away from the M5 motorway.  Owning your own personal holiday home on our award-winning park gives you the freedom to holiday without the hassles of planning or booking. Our aim is to provide the perfect holiday destination for your family to enjoy quality time and make lifelong memories.    

Why buy at Ladram Bay?

  • Family owned for over 80 years
  • Stunning location on the Jurassic Coast
  • Private sheltered beach
  • Prime locations offering panoramic coastal and countryside views 
  • Fantastic onsite facilities including our fully refurbished Waves Bar and a state-of-the-art indoor heated swimming pool complex.
  • Free daily and evening entertainment
  • Free pool passes for eight people
  • Holiday Homes and Lodges available to suit all tastes and budgets


Just returned from Ladram Bay, think it’s the cleanest most well-kept site we have ever been to, a credit to all the staff that work there, Ryan in entertainment is amazing with the kids, the staff in restaurant are helpful friendly & nothing is too much trouble.

Cathy D

“The staff here are the best we have ever encountered at a holiday park. The pool is amazing and lovely and warm and the children’s entertainment was the best we have experienced. Thank you Ladram Bay.

Mrs M

Fantastic holiday, so much to see and do. I have been coming to Ladram for over 40 years and it never disappoints. Beautiful beach lovely location. Great entertainment and amazing fish and chips. If you visit once you will want to come again.

Jane C

The drive over the top is breath taking seeing the sea as you come past the Ladram Bay park sign and driving down to the main gate. Absolutely perfect location, brilliant friendly staff and absolutely great for value! The photos and views you can get from right in your van or lodge is insane. Even more so from the private beach only a minute or so walk away!

Matt P

Beautiful place to stay. Luxurious holiday home, plenty of space, park well kept and so clean. Staff, lovely, friendly & welcoming. Nice, quiet, peaceful break.

Claire Whelton

Accommodation - Diamond with hot tub. spotless and very modern. The location was beautiful and the rock pools were great for the kids.

Adam. E

Just returned from Ladram for the half term holiday. Visited earlier in the year & decided to come back.

Jane. B

It was our first visit here and it did not disappoint. Lovely accommodation. Beautiful setting and views, adventure playground and soft play for our 3 year old.


Didn't leave the site much as so much to do. Kids loved the pool, splash park, park, crazy golf, soft play and the beach.

Clare L

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