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!
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
Fantastic site, ample size pitches, nice to have private beach attached to campsite, well stocked shop, lovely bistro on beach, lovely pub just a 5 minute walk from campsite, loads of places to visit around this area, friendly staff, take away on site, clubhouse, indoor swimming pool, hair & nail salon also on site, toilet blocks with fantastic showers, always very clean, wardens checking site constantly but are very discreet, there is a childs play area on the beach, also has a launch site as well for those with boats, caters for all ages. Been to this campsite three times now, would definitely recommend.
I will not be returning to this site the the toilet block was an absolute disgrace. I paid £50 a night for this and had to use my own facilities all week. I've been had! The ceiling is mouldy sky lights growing all sorts of god knows what inside and out making a very dim and poorly lit environment. The showers were unusable for kids due to high pressure high temperature (high temperature water canon) which lasted 4 seconds & kept having to press it back on all the time. You had to wear crocs or flip-flops whilst in the shower cos floor was full of rust stains (hope it was rust!)
The access to the site is very easy, no narrow lanes to worry about. The pitches are huge. We were in H field, near the beach and the gate to the Village where we had a great meal in The Ship pub garden.
The toilet block nearest us was very dated and looking tired, but the actual toilets and showers were clean. The ceiling had loo roll/tissue wads stuck to it that looked like they had been there some time. Showers are a push button that needs pushing every few seconds, but hot water with good pressure. Toilet blocks elsewhere on site looked much better. For the price you pay you would expect all facilities to be top standard.
All the site staff we met, including security staff, were all extremely friendly and helpful.
The beach was beautiful and it was easy for us to use our kayak and canoe to Mevagissey as well as around the bay watching the fish.
A bus stop is just outside the site, with frequent buses to many places including Asda. We got the bus to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and most of the bus ticket price was deducted from the ticket price.
Free wifi is available at the Seahorse. We didn't eat on site but did have a great Pasty from the on site shop.
Can't comment on child friendliness as we didn't have children, but there was a playpark on the beach and soft-play in the Seahorse centre.
We will return if we can get the right pitch. We would not want to be central as site is huge, but on the edges of H field or a beach front pitch is great.
We stayed here for 11 nights in June 14. We were incredibly lucky because we had beautiful weather for the whole visit. The campsite is large and busy, but at no time did it feel too busy because the pitch was massive (g20). The toilet block in this field was modern and clean. The showers were hot and free and there were plenty of them. We never had to wait for a shower. There is a club house which has some entertainment, but that isn't really our thing. I believe there is much more entertainment in the school holidays. In the seahorse there are two swimming pools which are spotless. These are free to use and would have been very useful had the weather been bad! There was the seahorse restaurant which was ok food. We ate there once. There was also a beach restaurant which was really nice. We didn't eat there just had drinks, but the food looked really nice. The shop had everything you could need but it was expensive. A much better idea was to travel 5 miles to the ASDA, or even better ALDI. We went there a couple of times for food and other stuff we needed. Pentewan itself is a really lovely village with a nice pub and a disused harbour which was pretty. It was very close to Mevagissey, and we walked the steep coast path to the town. Mevagissey is lovely, we went there on several occasions for a look round, and an ice cream. On a cloudy day we went to the free aquarium, small but worth a visit and the museum which was also free and was excellent. On our last night we had a lovely meal there at the sharkskin pub on the harbour. It wasn't cheap but the food, drinks and service were excellent and the views over the harbour were lovely. We spent most of our time on the jewel of this campsite which was the beach. It was lovely. The water was crystal clear and turquoise blue, the beach was sandy and safe. The sand was a little stony in places so we took swimming shoes. We swam, body boarded, rowed an inflatable and just enjoyed every second on this lovely beach. This campsite is by no means cheap especially the pitches near the front which are literally two steps from the sand but where else can you open your tent and step onto a beautiful beach, but also have immaculate facilities and electric hook up? I don't know anywhere. The only slight complaint we had was that there was no freezer to use for ice blocks. We had to rent ice blocks off the shop and pay 40p each to have them frozen by the shop. This was a pain but not the end of the world. On the whole we all loved it and would not hesitate to recommend and return.
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