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Polruan Holidays Camping & Caravanning
Polruan By Fowey
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1QH
Tel: 01726 870263
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Open: 01/04 To 01/10

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 115 Reviews
                9/10 from 115 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Wild boy 1 review from this member

Just wanted to tell everybody and to say thank you to the owners for making our stay so enjoyable.

In over 25 years of enthusiastic caravanning, Polruan is the best site we’ve ever stayed on. The constant dedication from the owners to keep this site in tip-top condition deserves every success.

Toilets, showers and everywhere immaculate. Good laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing facilities, also a nice little touch, a drinks machine with fridge and a microwave for the campers. Superb information room with internet, reading books, and a payphone. Sheep and cows in the surrounding fields, fantastic sea views from the camping field, but not from the touring field, still all superb. This park should be 5 stars we will be back thanks again.

Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sennen63 5 reviews from this member

What a lovely site - it's immaculate, the owners are friendly and do not stop. Facilities all kept very clean.

Lovely quiet site so relaxing when we were here -nice pitch with the added bonus of a sea view.

Polruan is small but you can use the pedestrian ferry over to Fowey if you want more selection of bars shops etc. Cost of ferry is £1.20 and the last ferry from Fowey is 11pm.

Would not hesitate to use this site again

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cerisjones 10 reviews from this member

This is a wonderful campsite. We do plan to return, as unfortunately our stay was cut short by the terrible British weather!

The toilet and shower block were immaculate at all times and there is a well stocked shop on site and an information room where you can access the internet (for a small fee) and pick up leaflets which detail local attractions.

The village itself is lovely, especially the harbour area. A day trip to Fowey on the ferry is a must. We took the passenger ferry to Fowey and the car ferry back to Bodinnick and returned to Polruan via the fields.

The only negative aspect of the site are the timed showers which I've never before encountered at a campsite. Perhaps they are commonplace elsewhere? You get seven minutes, which if you've got a lot of hair to wash like me can be a challenge!

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Harebell 4 reviews from this member

The site is family run and is situated high above the cliffs giving sea views from most of the pitches. On arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner Kevin who emphasized their (the family) commitment to make our holiday an enjoyable one, which, they clearly did. The friendly atmosphere, which we feel, is part of a camping holiday was very evident and this to some extent reflects the smooth running of the site. We met a couple from Holland who for the last 20 years have travelled to this site for their annual camping holidays.

The site is clean and tidy with nice touches like bird feeders, loads of flowering plant containers and flower beds. There is a well stocked shop at reception, which stocks most needed food items, fresh milk etc. and camping items. There is a pay phone, hot drinks machine and computer for internet hire - for geeks like me there are plans to introduce site Wi-Fi in the next couple of months.

All facilities were kept very clean and Trudy was always nearby with her tray of cleaning equipment at the ready. Showers are free and give a very generous 7 mins.

Close by is the costal path with fantastic walks. We did research some walks before leaving but found there is a free leaflet at reception detailing the local walks. We did walk to Polperro and then caught the bus back to Polruan. (Free time-table leaflet in reception.) The bus passes the camp site and the driver was quite happy to stop there.

Not too much more to add because previous reviews say it all. This is another gem of a site which UKCampsite.co.uk helped us find.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ben_and_Gem 2 reviews from this member

Whilst travelling to the campsite we wondered what we had let ourselves in for as we manoevered down many narrow single track roads but it was well worth it all once we got there. The campsite is reasonably small and saves the best views for the campers which makes a refreshing change! The site has a well stocked shop selling all that you could need at very reasonable prices. The toilet and shower blocks are code protected and were cleaned several times a day.

Location is perfect for visiting Fowey, Looe and St Austell with both pedestrian and car ferries taking you accross the harbor, at very reasonable prices.

We can only think of 2 downfalls to our stay. 1. The hill back up to the campsite is not for the unfit! and 2. That our stay hadn't been longer.

We would definetly return here if in the area.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Andrewgallears@btin 1 review from this member

We have recently stayed at this gorgeous campsite, and just had to tell everyone how GORGEOUS it is. We were down visiting relatives who live nearby (lucky devils) and we were blown away by this truly gorgeous part of Cornwall, which we visited for the first time.
Forget Newquay, it is a dump, compared to this lovely area, and this campsite is just fantastic, and cost us a lot less than another site we stayed at in Perranporth, last year. Everything about this site is fantastic. It's clean, comfortable, quiet, it has a play area for the kids, and gorgeous views. We will DEFINITELY BE BACK! Thankyou Polruan for giving us the best holiday ever!

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Yummy mummy 3 reviews from this member

I can't remember a nicer site. Camped with friends and just relaxed so well. Site clean, folk so friendly. Small and kinda old fashioned as in no hype, bar, etc but all facilities newly built or refurbed and lovely. Clean all working well.

Shop good and not a rip off. View from tents amazing. Sea, cows hills mmmmm. Veg van drives round in the morning and we liked that too.

Map from site office showed us a stunning walk from the site inland then along the river and over car ferry to Fowey. Good way to visit Fowey as pricey there. Fowey is well worth visiting.

Cannot fault site at all, will be back as only hour or less from home.

Local village old and pretty. Fab views and just amazing athmosphere of waterfront. Views from pub in quay good but dinner (Its the Lugger inn) was very poor. Fish cakes luke warm (hunt the fish) Peas tinned and stewed and still they served them cold, new pots reheated taste, scallops flotated in a bowl of butter, chewy and oily. No-one in our party happy with meal. Smiley waitress despite having to serve the food poor kid. Friends with us had eaten in the other pub before and wished we had gone there.

But campsite fabulous.

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Kc23462003 1 review from this member

My Husband and I, have just got back in our motorhome from a fabulous few days at this park. We had a very warm welcome from the new owners of this park who very clearly take great pride, everywhere was absolutely immaculate. The views were fantastic and we had some beautiful walks from the park, the village is very quaint, with two very nice pubs both serve good food. You can take a trip across to Fowey by the passenger ferry. Thanks for a lovely time keep up the good work, we will definitely be back, highly recommended.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: River-rat 14 reviews from this member

Great little site. Managed to get away for a couple of days after a hectic summer and this was spot-on.  Takes touring units and  tents and has  sited vans for rent.
Pros. Small, peaceful, everything very clean, tidy and organised (2006 Bellamy award). Site shop sells adequate range of goods and a local van comes round with fresh fruit & veg and more. The playground consists of a couple of swings (albeit with 40 miles of coastline in view), so children will need to be good at entertaining themselves while on site, and there are quite strict noise rules. Fantastic views from most of the site. Spend days without having to drive anywhere - Polruan village (2 pubs, shop and cafe) 5mins downhill walk, allow a bit more for getting up again! Ferry across the river to Fowey from Polruan, with more pubs and restaurants than you can manage in a week. Brilliant 'cos you don't have to drive so a couple of extra jars in the boozer won't hurt (but don't forget the hill) Boat trips a-plenty from Fowey. If you're Happy to drive around it's handy for the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the fishing ports of Looe, Mavagissey and Polperro.
Cons. The hill up from the river!  The only real problem I had with the site was the shower control - one of those mixers that goes side -to - side and in-and-out, kept knocking it with my elbow and getting an icy blast. Maybe I'm just clumsy? And the shower activating button is outside the cubicles.
Their website is not running at the time of writing so you'll have to get a brochure via snail-mail.
The only problem I have with recommending this site highly is that it's not very big and if too many of you book up there won't be room for me next time.  
P.S. My wife asks me to point out that she had no problem with the showers!

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Bluebananas 1 review from this member

Stayed here for a weekend with my best friend over the early May Bank Holiday.  This site is fabulous.  The owner was very helpful, he showed us where to pitch and how to do it, we had to keep within some posts but there was plenty of space. 
The shop was well stocked and not badly priced.  The owners even charged our mobile phones for us for a small fee that was donated to the local lifeboat charity.  The toilet and shower block was fantastic, spotlessly clean and well appointed. 
This site has spoiled me for other sites, I next went camping with my family somewhere else and the facilities were no way as good as this.  The walk into Polruan is lovely (on the way down).  There is a lovely pub and harbour with a little ferry that takes you over the water to Fowey which is loaded with shops and bars.  The walk back up to the campsite is another matter!  However, we did make it.  Not bad for a couple of fatties from the Fens.  I definitely want to come here again with my children this time, hopefully I will but the drive from where I live to Cornwall is a long one.  If you get the chance to stay at this campsite then do so - its brilliant.

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