THE Pontins holiday park in Prestatyn has closed with immediate effect.

Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, on Barkby Avenue, has shut, along with the chain’s site in Camber Sands, East Sussex.

It was built in 1971 and was known as the location for the shooting of the 1973 film, Holiday on the Buses.


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Pontins confirmed the news earlier this afternoon (November 30).

A Pontins statement read: “We regret to inform you that our parks in Prestatyn and Camber Sands will be closing with immediate effect.

“Customers whose bookings will be affected by these closures will be contacted by our team and refunded.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Reacting to the news, Gareth Davies, MS for Vale of Clwyd, said: "Sad and sudden news of the closure of Pontins in Prestatyn this afternoon, but unsurprising in many ways as they've underinvested for years.

"My thoughts are with the staff, their families and all involved with Pontins Prestatyn at this difficult time."