We are a friendly family park, privately owned and run with Family values at the core of our business.
You will get a flavour of the Park from the photos on the left.
We cater for the holiday maker who is looking for a peaceful and tranquil environment and others who enjoy watersports of all types, we cater for all from our own private park and beach.
Why spend money on foreign time shares, with all their difficulties, when you can - for the same investment - have a holiday home you can use most of the year - whenever it suits you!
No more frustrating airports and check ins - just drive to your second home whenever the mood takes you
We also welcome overseas visitors who'd like to have a UK base for their vacations
St. Lawrence Holiday Home Park is owned and managed by the Duce Family. The Husband and Wife team of Karen and Gary, ably assisted by Mick and Tony.
We pride ourselves on offering our guests a peaceful and tranquil setting that enables them to make the most of their precious holiday time. So much so that some pitch holders have been with us for over 50 years.
Karen & Gary always look forward to welcoming new owners, as well.
The Park was founded in 1948 when Gary’s grandparents bought Beacon Hill Farm, St Lawrence. They decided in 1950 that the caravan aspect of the farm was more viable than the farming side. So they applied for and got the first planning permission for a caravan site.
During the 50's the Park developed as it grew it demanded more work and in the mid to late 50's Gary’s parents then joined the business. By the early 1960's the old club house was getting too small to cope with the expanding Park and permission was granted for a new public house cum club house. This was opened in 1966 by 3 Tottenham Hotspurs players, Martin Peters, Martin Chivers & Alan Gilzen. Bernie & Marge Poincey were the First Landlord & Lady and they ran it for nearly 20 years
We have always believed in the sustainability of the Caravan holiday and this belief has been backed up by the continuing support of our loyal customers. Over the last ten years we have put in a major reinvestment into the Park and completed a major redevelopment by installing, mains drainage to the caravans, a Launderette, a launching ramp for the beach, expanding the St Lawrence Inn by adding a Children's room, play area and patio.
Gary Duce has been Chairman of the East Anglian Branch of the BH&HPA and Vice Chairman and treasurer of the Essex Tourism Association, chairman of the Maldon Tourism Forum and secretary of the Maldon & Dengie LVA.
PARK DETAILS AND FEATURES
Tourism for today is a passport to exploring the Countryside.
Our Quality graded, David Bellamy Silver Award Park is situated on the banks of the River Blackwater,
and there is no noisy letting here, only the noise of people relaxing and unwinding from work and enjoying themselves.
Facilities include: A new adventure play area is located adjacent to the park, a fully fitted launderette (reopening shortly), a launching ramp on our private beach for all water craft, telephone & broadband internet connectivity is available. The St Lawrence Inn, our club house, has undergone major refurbishment and is now open..
Locally there is a general store / post office who supplies the park with newspapers, local produce and groceries.
Being on the banks of the River Blackwater estuary water is our main attraction, activities that our home owners enjoy taking part in are, sailing, angling, windsurfing and water-skiing plus we have our own private launching ramp on our private beach for all water craft to use.
Golf is available from Burnham Golf Course, Mayland driving range with a pitch and putt course or at 3 Rivers Golf & Country Club.
For ornithologists Brent Geese, Black Crested Seagulls, Terns, and a number of various waders inhabit this SSSI, Ramsar site which is an internationally important area of outstanding natural beauty.
Alternatively you can laze alongside your luxury caravan or stroll along miles of Sea walls and country walks
or visit ST. PETERS ON THE WALL the Oldest church in ENGLAND at Bradwell,
or the site of the "BATTLE OF MALDON" Which is nearby.
Our highly trained and dedicated staff will do their best to make your time with us a memorable experience. We have a number of pitches available for new and used holiday homes, ask Mick Jackson, our Sales Manager, for details of various buying packages.
No letting on park
Dogs ARE allowed (under strict control)
Private Beach with launching ramp
Play area (adjacent to park)
Launderette, (re-opening shortly)
Family owned park started in 1950
The St Lawrence Inn
The Inn has now been leased out to new landlords. They have run a successful restaurant in Maldon for 17 years.
They have now redecorated the bar and restaurant areas.
The restaurant is serving classic Indian Tandoori dishes as well as European ones, and is now called The Indian Ocean, it has a Buffet menu, an A la Carte menu and offers a takeaway service, The food has recieved rave reviews. The childrens room has also been redcorated is open for business.
We offer a range of Sales services to our customers, which are as follows:
We have available full details of all New Caravans available in the UK,
We have a range of used caravans, available at our Park, to suit all needs and budgets.
We have a comprehensive range of Products and Services available to our customers
From M25 take A127 to Basildon, turn onto A132 and follow signs Past South Woodham Ferrers
At North Fambridge follow brown & White Tourism Signs towards BRADWELL VISITOR CENTER
At Latchingdon, take First exit- Bradwell, and you will see our Brown & White Tourism signs
Go though villages of - Mayland & Steeple, the turning into Main Road is 2 miles past Steeple on Right
Turn Right into Main Road and park is 1 mile on RHS, Office is next to St Lawrence Inn.