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Waterside Holiday Group

The Waterside Holiday Group of today is very different from the Park brought by Ralph and Esther Jacobs - the grandparents of today’s owners - in 1963

It all started in 1963...

Ralph and Esther Jacobs bought the first park, now Waterside Holiday Park, 57 years ago. The Park consisted of 195 units spread over 10 acres of land to the west of the River Jordan. Between 1963 and 1987 there was a steady process of upgrading and improving Waterside Holiday Group. 


Phillip Jacobs (son of Ralph & Esther) purchased Prebendal Caravan park, which incorporated the areas now known as the White, Orange, Red, Hedge End and Green sections, as well as the Touring Park and Playing Field. 


Waterside Holiday Group acquired the Neptune’s Entertainment Complex opposite the main entrance to the Park, now known to us as The Waterside Venue.


Chesil Beach Holiday Park was purchased from Haven Holidays. Initially a comprehensive enhancement programme took this Park from a dilapidated state, without a quality rating, to an extremely well regarded five-star Park.


We introduced the Waterside Spa, a facility, the like of which had not been seen on a holiday park before 


Waterside Holiday Group purchased Osmington Holiday Park - a very traditional caravan park that hadn’t seen much investment - and developed it into a beautiful location which complements the area and our other parks well. The park is made up of stunning cedar clad lodges.



Chesil Vista was enhanced even further, with the introduction of a fabulous new bistro and takeaway, a state-of-the-art children’s three- storey indoor play area and a glass fronted Reception. 


We welcomed our latest acquisition to the group, Tregoad Holiday Park in Looe, Cornwall. Covering 55 acres, work is underway for the park to undergo a sympathetic, high-quality enhancement of the park’s existing landscape, with with a refresh of facilities and creation of new pitches for premium holiday homes. 


Now owned by Phillip Jacobs three Daughters, Claire Jacobs, Miranda Jacobs and Olivia Jacobs and their Mother, Judith Jacobs, as a Group, we are committed to keeping our Parks at the very top of the industry. 



More recently...

The latest improvements for Waterside Holiday Group have been the opening of two brand new restaurants, Southside Bar & Grill at Waterside and Breeze Bar & Grill at Chesil Vista, offering fantastic local produce and beautiful coastal locations.

The Waterside Holiday Group team and the Jacobs family are also committed to putting environmental sustainability at the heart of all they do and working toward carbon neutrality has been an important factor in the development of all the parks.

Now owned by the granddaughters of Ralph and Esther Jacobs; Miranda, Olivia and Claire, Waterside Holiday Group continues to invest in the four five-star parks, ensuring that they remain the perfect place to stay during any holiday in Weymouth or Cornwall.

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