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Why should you buy a static caravan in the southwest? 

Buying a static caravan in the southwest of England can offer many benefits, and even more so if you enjoy frequently darting off on holiday! Here are some reasons to consider grabbing your slice of paradise. 

The scenery:
The southwest of England is famous for many things but no more so than the breath-taking scenery it has to offer from its jagged coastlines to its perfectly crafted rolling hills, from Dorset to Cornwall there is always something to look at. Having your very own static caravan here means you can immerse yourself in its beauty anytime you want. 

The destination:
The southwest is one the most popular holiday destinations in the world with roughly 23.3 million people visiting Devon alone in the 2022. Having a static caravan in the southwest will offer a comfortable and convenient base to escape to all the attractions such as, The Jurassic Coast, Dartmoor National Park and The Eden Project. If there aren’t your thing then in the southwest you are never far from a country trail or stunning beach. 

Community and social life: 
Most caravan parks in the southwest are family-owned parks with an amazing sense of community. Having a static at one of these parks will allow you to become apart of this community and chat with likeminded individuals who have probably been coming back year after year. This can lead to not only lasting friendship but could also be an amazing tool to find out about local events and attractions in your area. 

Rental and income potential:
Disclaimer, not all parks will allow you to do this! If you are not planning on using you static all year round you could consider renting it out and in turn this could aid in offsetting things like ground rent and maintenance costs. 

Things to consider: 
Before buying a static caravan, it is incredibly important to consider all the factors as it is a huge financial investment. The factors to consider are, where is this van going to go, are there any size restrictions on the park, how to properly maintain a static caravan and what will the price be on park. 
For more information on the ins and outs of a caravan click the link below to learn more about how they are made and what basic maintenance will need to be carried out. 

Our Guide to How Static Caravans are Made in the UK (

The April Show is an event held by Surf Bay Leisure between the 10th and 12th of April. This event is the caravan and lodge show, we host this event to allow people that are due an upgrade or wish to make their first purchase have a look around and ask questions in a stress-free environment.
Individuals are given the opportunity to not only look and ask about caravans but also speak to park owners. This allows buyers to make an informed choice around the lifestyle they will lead for the next 10 -15 years. 
Decking for your static caravan can be made from a few different materials but no matter the material they are all made to a high standard. The standards for decking especially around statics need to be high as these homes away from home can take a serious beating by the weather, especially on the southwestern coast.
Here at Surf Bay Leisure, we are excited to be hosting another April show and it is right around the corner! Head down with the family to see the latest and greatest from our three manufacturers (ABI, Swift and Atlas) and maybe find your new holiday home.
What is the lifespan of a Static Caravan?

The lifespan of a Static Caravan can vary, however, like with most things if it is looked after and properly maintained then you could expect the static caravan to reach up to 30 or more years on private land. Parks will generally ask for it to be upgraded around the 15-year mark to keep the park looking appealing and safe.
What is the ideal location? This varies from person to person, but it is important to consider what makes a holiday special to you, is it being near stunning coastlines like you might find in Tintagel or would you prefer to be surrounded by the countryside like you might find near Winkleigh. Luckily if you enjoy both these things then the Southwest has it covered. The sea and countryside are never more than a 30-minute drive away from each other. 
Devons Marine Life

If you enjoy the wonders of the natural world then this is the blog for you! Lets explore the weird and wonderful things that you could encounter beneath the picturesque waves this summer.
Winter storms have been relentless across Devon and Cornwall over the last few months, and this was followed by a vicious tide that has now exposed a slice of history previously hidden beneath the waves. The wreck of the three ships is a stern reminder of the perils that sailors of the past had to undertake. The ships in question all sank around 130 years ago and their stories are etched into the sands of Carbis Bay.
The Eden Sessions

Cornwall is known for its stunning natural landscapes, but did you know that Cornwall also has a massive music scene? Cornwall has always been a big place for music and some of the earliest discovered ‘dance music’ manuscripts were believed to be from around 1750 – 1850. It is believed that this music spanned the classes and was generally enjoyed by all.