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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 133 Reviews
              9/10 from 133 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ghart386 16 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 The shower blocks, though clean, are woefully outdated and not up to the capacity of the site.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 11 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 5 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.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Matt4666 7 reviews from this member

Other than the tail end of a tropical storm coming across the Atlantic and hitting landfall on our 1st night, I can say this is a spacious site offering a lot of facilities and activities for the camper. The pitches are large and flat in the main. The evening entertainment is as expected for such a site, but the kids stuff is a bit dreary even our 2 gave up on it after the 1st night in favour of the soft play area. The beach gently slopes down towards the sea, and there are some varying difficulties of walks for the avid hiker in the immediate area. The sites shower and toilet blocks are spotless and well maintained, but the site could do with a few more. The pool's only downside is the lack of adequate showers (Only 2 cubicles in the changing rooms and 3 open ones poolside, we worked out that the best time to use them was approx 30 mins before the pool shuts. The bar is pleasant enough but if you want character walk into Pentewan Village and enjoy one of the vast range of St Austell Brewery's real ales in the Ship Inn. If you are planning on visiting book early to avoid disappointment at this highly popular site!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Paul+kate s-o-t 14 reviews from this member

Well this is our 5th visit to pentewan sands and we love it

It's not our normal campsite that we visit but for a week or two week stay we like somewhere a bit bigger and a bit busier

The site is big and holds around 500 units which include statics, tourers, motorhomes, campervans and tents of all sizes.

The average pitch size is around 14mtrs x 14mtrs so there's plenty of room on the pitches.

The facilities are quite good considering the amount of campers on site there are three toilet and shower blocks which are quite big. One is quite old but the other two are quite recent there is also a laundrette but we've never used it so can't comment.

The beach is great I would guess at 1/2 mile long and sandy with clear water it also boasts it's own boat launch so if you own a boat then this is the place to be.

The beach bar is excellent with great views and amazing food and drink.

There's also the seahorse bar and restaurant we only had breakfast here twice which was really nice with good views over the campsite.

There's also 2 indoor pools, indoor children's play area and a beauty salon.

The on site shop stocks everything you may need we even ordered fresh croissants for breakfast a couple of days.

There's also a takeaway and ice cream kiosk

All in all a great place to be in summer and have already booked for next year

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