It's lovely! IIRC each chalet is privately owned so I guess that's luck of the drawer but ours was fine. Not huge inside though. Grounds are clean, lots of grass to run about on, trees to play under etc. Pool is fine, little shop is expensive, food onsite wasn't great (but this was a few years back so may have changed), entertainment was <ahem> interesting . Nearest beach is pebbly and quite steep so we drove to a sandy beach that I can't remember the name of (helpful eh?).
My ds1 went there last week with his Nanny & they had a drink while he played on the beach with Tessiebears ds's.
There is a small sandy part to the beach as well, although it is mainly pebbles.
Only problem was that my Mum took him straight from school & allowed him to run into the sea with his school shoes on!
I still cannot get the salt stains off!!!
Oh my God, I used to live in Deal... my mum still does!
St Margates Bay is lovely too. Has a lovely private park called Pine Gardens with a lake, swans and beautifully kept gardens and trees. Can't remember how much the entrance fee is, but I went there last summer and thought it worth it.
Next to Tides are 2 indoor tennis courts, and if you ask in Tides they'll give you info about the baby gym across the road which is great...I think it's every Monday and Wed morning for under 4s and it's in a huge soft sprung proper gymnastics arena, DS loved it.
Yes I do live in Deal and its a fab place! Kingsdown village is lovely and the pubs are excellent, recommend the Kings Head, good food and garden, children very welcome, run by Amanda one of our Mums from school which is just up the road. If you check on the tides go to the furthest part of the beach at Kingsdown and when its low tide we do now get a large expanse of sand(none at one time) and the most fabulous rock pools, my three just love it there. A couple of weeks ago we went at 5pm and bbq`d and came home at 9.30pm, might see you there!