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Pentewan Sands Holiday Park
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 6BT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 843485

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Pitches: 500
Open: 22 March - 2 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 135 Reviews
              9/10 from 135 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Explore with Dora 4 reviews from this member

It would be difficult to better the location of this site especially if you visit 'out of season' when you can have the pick of pitches with fantastic, uninterrupted sea views - it is only literally a stones throw away. The site is easy to find and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Our pitch was on grass but it was plenty firm enough and there were units there a lot bigger than ours so I can't see the lack of hard standing would ever be a problem. The facilities are clean and warm and there is a really good on site shop which we used for the good offer on local beers! On the drink theme, there is a lovely pub in the village which is a few yards from the site. There is also a pub on site but we used the village pub. There is plenty of walking from the site and several gardens nearby including Eden Project and Heligan. I ran in the Eden Half Marathon and would certainly use this site as a base again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Faberje 1 review from this member

Welcome pack ready and waiting on arrival. Staff friendly, helpful, cheerful and knowledgeable.

Grounds beautifully kept, grass neat and tidy. ( flowers around reception beautiful)

Electric hook up and water on each pitch.

Waste water and chemical disposal point within easy reach.

Masses of room for each unit.

Showers etc. , clean at all times.

Garden/park wardens always working. And it shows!

Beach clean and tidy and massive amount of space. ( sand a little 'course' in places. )

Nowhere on site is more than 2minutes stroll from the beach. Flat and level walk.

Pub and restaurants good.

Entertainment for adults ( evening) and children. We did not use personally but reports from neighbours was excellent.

Pools excellent.

Shop has a good range of essentials and gifts.

Mevagissey 5mins by car or bus ( bus stop right outside park main entrance)

Very quiet, so probably not for those wanting a more ' boisterous ' holiday.


Already booked to go again!

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ghart386 22 reviews from this member

Just got back from an absolutely marvellous week at pentewan sands. The location is well worth the price in my opinion. Bars on site very good, but tended to close early on occasions, but staff friendly. The Ship in Pentewan Village worth a visit, good food and beer, also Jude's Brasserie for excellent food within easy walking distance.

Food of a good standard at The Seahorse and the Hubbox / Driftwood Bar on beach also.

We were lucky and had good weather, this made sitting on the beach outside the Driftwood at a lunchtime a pleasure watching the kite surfers traverse the bay.

On site shop good, though St Austell offers Asda, Tesco, Aldi etc.

Mevagissey is only a stone throw down the road and is delightful.

The only downside is the lack of shower blocks and chemical and waste water emptying points. The shower blocks, though clean, are woefully outdated and not up to the capacity of the site. Waste water and chemical toilet emptying are all reliant on the physical ability to lift them up off the ground. Most modern sites have them sunken.

We stayed on H field on a very sizeable and level pitch, this meant that we had to lug our waste up numerous steps to enable us to empty them. Not good.

Moaning about waste aside, we had a great time and will definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: LSMITH29 12 reviews from this member

We booked this site after reading lots of different reviews, and I don't think we'll be returning.

Positives-clean, tidy site, very friendly staff, lovely area. Fish and chips are lovely, nice clean pool.

Negatives-pricey! We paid nearly 800 for 2 weeks. We have a caravan, small awning and pup tent. I refuse to pay an extra 75 to put a pup tent up on the pitch when others have huge awnings with bedroom annexes on each end, plus a boat at no extra charge. We were in the field nearest the very busy road. However, the pitches by the beach are even pricier and are more packed in-looked very tight to get a large 'van in. The toilets and showers nearest to us needed work-the hand drier in the toilets was out of use for most of our stay. The showers smelt damp constantly-there are no windows in there, and a plastic corrugated roof so absolutely no ventilation.

The beach is nice, however the prices in the beach bar are high-nearly 10 for a pint and a glass of wine. Wifi has to be paid for-and it's not great. However it's free in the clubhouse (because they know you'll spend money while you're in there). Phone signal is practically non existent.

The shop sells more beach and gift tat than it does food, so the nearby asda was handy!

My major complaint with this site is this-it's expensive-partly because it has it's own 'private' beach, which it boasts about constantly on it's website. However, there is a constant stream of people walking in from other sites/B&B's in the area to use the beach. Some days it was heaving. To me, this is extremely unfair, when we paid probably double what they are paying on their campsites because we had the use of a private beach!I did speak to the manager about it, but he wasn't bothered-probably because they would be spending money on his site while they were there!

This is a premium site with premium prices, but they don't offer premium facilities. I've stayed on better sites that were cheaper and we won't be going back.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sue warner 6 reviews from this member

Just back for 13 night stay at this lovely site. Although the site is very big it was very quite and very clean. The site was easy to find on the main road into Mevagissey. Also liked the fact you can pitch any way you want within you pitch and as we went with friends we were able to set up a cosy camp. Toilet/shower blocks were a bit dated but clean and water was a nice temp but it would help is there was a shower curtain to stop you cloths from getting wet and mop and bucket so you could wipe them over before and after use. A few days the showers were very sandy where they were used following a visit to the beach.

It is also nice to be able to walk to the beach and being able to pop back to our van to make lunch was an added bonus. Also easy for our friends who used their kayak.

The Swimming pool was very nice and even had adult only times in the large pool. The shop was well stocked a little expensive for some items but Asda and Tesco were not that far away.

The Jolly Roger bar opened during our stay and we spent a couple of evenings enjoying a quiet drink. We found the Sea Horse Bar a little noisy for us. Food was also good in the beach bar. We had a meal in The Ship pub which was fantastic.

All members of staff on the site were friendly and helpful. We would definitely be returning to this site.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: DAZ248 6 reviews from this member

Just had 2 weeks at Pentewan Sands (but that should be stones) as the beach is horrible. The pictures on their website are misleading. The site itself is very large with statics and touring. The site is in a nice location. However it seemed to be well looked after and clean. Showers/toilets were shut at certain times for cleaning however they closed them to clean when they felt like it. One of the new shower blocks the showers only stayed on for 3 seconds!.

Our first week was quieter than the second and that's when we noticed the pitches were smaller than we first thought. Either side of us was large twin axle caravans with awnings which made us all cosy! I wouldn't like to be there at peak times.

They say the beach is private but anyone can walk on from the village side of beach. And be aware the indoor pool and other on site activities are open to the public. On a rainy day we went to the pool only to find a long queue as the public were using the pool and they had a one out one in policy so we left as not wanting to queue for an hour with 2 small children.

Beach was popular with water sports and boats.

There is very little phone and TV signal and forget internet unless you pay for Wifi.

On site shop was expensive and we thought the bar on the beach was expensive for food. On site chippy was ok though.

Pentewan village has a pub and a couple of cafes. You need to travel to St Austall for Asda/Tesco and Aldi.

We thought that there was not enough for the kids on this side of Cornwall so travelled to New Quay area a couple of times. Wouldn't stay here again or the area.

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