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Visitor Reviews - Pentewan Sands Holiday Park

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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 130 Reviews
              9/10 from 130 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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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: 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 8 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

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sparky66lane 1 review from this member

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.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ungawa 2 reviews from this member

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!)

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Merryways 6 reviews from this member

We spent 4 nights here and had fantastic weather.

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.

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