Kent is one of England’s best-kept secrets. The area offers miles of beautiful countryside and coastal walks and is also brimming with history and heritage. Golden Leas Holiday and Caravan Park, based in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey, is one of the most popular resorts in the county. It is an exclusive park which offers holiday homeowners the chance to get closer to some of Kent’s most popular views and attractions. The park is developed to offers couples, families and solo holidaymakers a great chance to break from the norm.
Golden Leas covers three different caravan parks for holidaymakers. Estuary View, Hollybush Farm and Golden Leas itself are all holiday developments, while there is a residential park at Pear Tree Farm also on-site. All parks have access to the main Golden Leas facilities, which means that while there are four separate communities here, the neighbourhood is still very close-knit. It is worth exploring each of the parks as they all offer something a little different. Estuary View, for example, is exclusively open to people over 50 years of age.
The parks at Golden Leas offer wonderful sea views and plenty of access to some of Kent’s best-loved attractions.
About Golden Leas
The four parks at Golden Leas each have something unique to offer. Golden Leas park itself, for example, is ideal for families. Static caravan slots and pitches welcome visitors who want to relax and take in some active leisure during their stay. For example, there are a handful of clubs, such as a kids’ club on-site, and an owners’ club which has been refurbished in recent years. There is also plenty for children and families to do outside of their pitches and properties. Golden Leas has its own football field, miniature skate park and play area on-site, too.
Estuary View is a section of Golden Leas that is perfect for retirees and couples over the age of 50. It is an exclusive community with a secure gate. While Golden Leas itself may be aimed at families and is tranquil in itself, Estuary View is a little more laid-back, offering peaceful views over local waterside walks. It is a fantastic, luxury development which never struggles with noise or intrusion.
Hollybush Farm is another peaceful park that visitors will find at the Golden Leas site. It is a superb location for couples and families looking for holiday homes that offer tranquil living and extensive views of the coastline. Hollybush Farm is also conveniently close to Golden Leas itself, meaning that all visitors and homeowners have access to the same facilities as everyone else.
Pear Tree Farm is a residential park which is also on-site. This gated community is exclusive and is fully secure to all homeowners.
Golden Leas is a fabulous park development and resort with modern facilities, amenities and full access to the very best Kent has to offer. Visitors and homeowners benefit from a full bar, exclusive clubs, an on-site shop, and a swimming pool. As mentioned, there is also a football field which is perfect for a variety of different outdoor sports.
The park community offers secure static properties. It is popular with many people visiting Kent, which makes it a viable investment for anyone looking to expand in the region. Friendly staff and maintenance crews are on hand to support anyone on-site. It is a park which continues to develop, which means Kent visitors can look forward to more from Golden Leas in the years to come.
Golden Leas itself offers over 20 exclusive acres of parkland, making it comfortable and sizeable enough for most people to settle into. The properties and pitches here are closely linked; however, visitors are always guaranteed privacy and discretion.
Golden Leas is close to Minster on Sea and Eastchurch, two lovely communities close to Kent's North Coast. It is far from the biggest roads, meaning that anyone staying on-site will not have to worry about noise or light pollution. However, it is still close to many local towns and villages and can be easily found heading off Plough Road towards Minster. Visitors need to head towards Eastchurch Road from the A2500, branching off from Eastchurch itself.
If travelling via the M2, visitors need to take junction 5 and the A249 towards Sheerness. This will take drivers towards the Isle of Sheppey. Park management recommends that, regardless of what sat navs advise, you should always stick to Lower Road passing via Brambledown, and not turning left until you have been through the village. For sat nav purposes, visitors should use ME12 4JA as the destination postcode.
Golden Leas offers a keen balance between countryside, coast and village amenity. It has been set up so that families and visitors can build their own holiday memories with a wide choice of attractions and nature walks on offer. Visitors can choose to stay at one of several parks and pitches and still have access to some of the best-loved trails in the area. What's more, all sites at Golden Leas are accessible via public transport.
Golden Leas visitors can easily find everything they need for their holidays from on-site shops. However, it is not difficult to head out to local villages and towns just a stone’s throw away. The closest community is Minster itself, which is full of history and heritage, as well as lots of modern shops and amenities.
Visitors to any of the parks and properties at Golden Leas benefit from plenty of on-site attractions and facilities. However, many people will also choose to stay here for the wide-open surroundings. Anyone staying at the Golden Leas resort, or any of its parks attached, can look at the fantastic countryside and coast for miles around. It is a holiday resort where nature lovers and photography enthusiasts are going to want to bring binoculars and cameras.
Golden Leas’ multiple parks offer wonderful holiday experiences to all visitors. The main site has won several awards over the years and is well-known for its friendly approach. The staff has set up a park that is easy to get to and from, but which always feels far enough away from hustle and bustle for genuine peace and quiet. Kent is a peaceful county, which makes Golden Leas even more desirable.
The Local Area
Visitor and holiday homeowners should always ask site owners and staff for advice on what’s available in the local area. However, it isn’t difficult to explore the local beaches and nature trails. Many visitors will appreciate that they can easily walk out of Golden Leas to explore towns and villages, as well as the sandy shores to the North.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Elmley National Nature Reserve. It is a short drive or trip from the park. It offers unspoilt walks around marshland and local habitats for birds and rare wildlife in the county. It is one of the biggest natural sites of interest in the area and is open across the year. There is also the Swale National Nature Reserve, a smaller sister site, which is over towards the East coast.
Visitors interested in local history may also want to take a close look at Minster Abbey Gatehouse, an ancient building with its own museum. Visitors can tour the museum to learn more about the Abbey’s history, as well as what Minster and Kent were like in centuries past.
Minster itself is also home to several stretches of golden sands. One of the most popular is Minster Leas, though visitors will also find several banks and beaches leading across to Sheerness, too. Anyone keen to look out over the water from up on high will enjoy the Saxon Shore trail, too, which is just a short distance from Golden Leas.
Towns such as Gillingham, Sittingbourne and Chatham are only a few minutes’ drive away, with the enormous Kent Downs just beyond. This is a huge Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and beyond here lies the popular towns of Canterbury and Margate.
Why Choose Golden Leas?
Visitors choose Golden Leas all year round for the variety in amenities and facilities. Not only this, but visitors also have access to plenty of green and coastal walks, as well as some fantastic sites of natural beauty. It is a wonderful area to visit to look at local wildlife and flora.
The Golden Leas collection of parks offers something for everyone, in that the main park welcomes all visitors, while there are quieter, more exclusive communities also on-site. For this reason, the Golden Leas estate is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Should pitches be available, it is worth booking a viewing as soon as possible.
Golden Leas Holiday Park is off the beaten track; however, it is easy to get to and from via B-roads and public transport. Park management will always help to advise on getting around as well as on local attractions and day out ideas. It is a well-maintained park with lots to offer Kent holidaymakers of all ages.
Golden Leas Holiday Park
Minster on Sea