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Pentewan Sands Holiday Park
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 6BT
Tel: 01726 843485
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Pitches: 500
Open: 22 March - 2 Nov

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 139 Reviews
                9/10 from 139 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 On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <1 mile   Tennis On Site 
 Beach On Site   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cornishartist 2 reviews from this member

Amazing site with some impressive tents, motorhomes, etc. The most upmarket site we have been. So close to the beach which was fantastic for the children. Friendly, clean and our pitch site was massive. We had gale force winds with rain yet no problems at all.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: The Dutchess 1 review from this member

What a great site and so well placed to visit lots of interesting places. The facilities are excellent and the on site burger place Hubbox does burgers to die for. The pub in Pentewan sells great ale and tasty pub grub. Pitches are a bit dis-organised but plenty of room and no pitch is far from the beach. Great walk into Mevegissy which has become my favourite seaside place. Had crab at the Wheelhouse - it comes with the body prepared/dressed but the claws and legs you do yourself - great fun and so tasty. Cornish pasties in on site shop delicious.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Explore with Dora 16 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: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Family mac 1 review from this member

This is by far our favourite holiday destination! The pitches are very generously sized compared to many sites, enabling you space to bring your own boats and other water sports equipment, and wherever you’re pitched it’s no more than a couple of minutes’ walk to their privately owned beach. For us as a family this is a huge bonus as it saves the hassle of packing the car for a day at the beach, finding somewhere to park, paying to park the car for the day and staggering to find a spot like a pack horse with everything in tow. There really is nothing nicer than wandering down to the beach without the military precision of packing everything you could possibly need for a day’s visit – instead we take the basics, and when it’s time to eat, a quick game of “stone, scissors” decides who will amble back to the van and get food for lunch, a refill of drinks and anything else we need! The beach has dedicated areas for swimmers, paddle boarders etc. Separate from the motorised water sports, and the very gently sloping sea bed makes it possible to wander quite far out and still just be up your knees in water! Knowing we have this great beach on our holiday doorstep leaves us more eager to jump out of the car and explore lots of other different coves and beaches that we pass while out and about, but rather than staying for the day, we have a quick wander and paddle knowing once we’re back to the campsite we can settle with everything we need on our beach! Equipment can be hired for water sports on site as well as life jackets and we’ve always found the staff helpful and nice!

Pentewan Sands is a dog free site (except guide dogs) which also appeals having one child who is terrified of them, giving us all a relaxed week in the knowledge that no one will be scrambling up our bodies and trying to balance on our heads to escape from an excited canine running around at the sea front!

We spend many an evening on the beach playing ball games, trying a spot of sea fishing and collecting shells. All of which is our idea of a perfect family holiday evening! If you need to be entertained however, then the clubhouse is the perfect place to go where you can also order food, use the wifi and join in with the fun and games!

The site also has 2 indoor pools, tennis court, pub, Hubbox diner, large shop, Chippie and laundrette. Toilet and shower blocks are situated around the site, and the power of the showers is second to none! The Ship Inn located in Pentewan village has a great menu for the whole family, does a lovely Sunday roast, and is just a stone’s throw from the campsite.

If sitting still isn’t for you, The Pentewan Cycle Trail is a great way to burn off a few holiday food calories while taking in your surroundings and bikes can be hired from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire which is just outside the campsite. Failing that, you can take to the coastal path on foot and explore!

When the weather is on our side, most of our time is spent on the beach! However we always take a few trips to the harbour town of Mevagissey which is just a few minutes’ drive down the road, or if you’re wanting some exercise and fantastic views, there’s a coastal path which requires some sensible walking footwear! The kids love Crabbing off the harbour walls in Mevagissey and we’ve taken the odd boat trip to Fowey and back – well, excluding me as I’m not partial to boats and I’ve used the time to look around all the lovely little souvenir and local shops while the rest of the family sail the seas. They’ve also enjoyed a couple of sea fishing trips with Aquila Charters and had a brilliant time as well as bringing home mackerel for tea!

Cornish Market World is the biggest indoor market in the southwest and is only 6. 5 miles from Pentewan. It’s definitely worth a look round although the rest of the family don’t always agree (more shopping!) The incentive however, is that its right next to Kidzworld which is a fantastic place for the children to let off steam! It has a huge indoor soft play area including a roller-skating rink as well as things outside like dodgems, crazy golf and a skytrail. For one price you can revisit for 7 days making this a popular stop off on our way home from days out. A quick cuppa for us and the use of their free wifi while the kids have umpteen goes on the dodgems, yet another round of crazy golf and a quick skate before we head off home via the supermarket to stock up on food for the barbeque!

*Football Golf (6 miles) was a great few hours of exercise, fun and laughter as we all did our best to get the ball into the holes with the least kicks possible. With obstacles on the way it’s not as easy as it sounds, and with a broken toe I was bound to loose, although I think I would have lost anyway!

Other places close by include

*The Lost Gardens of Heligan (2 miles)

*The Eden Project (8 miles)

*Wheal-Martyn China Clay Museum (6 miles)

There are so many places to visit while staying at Pentewan Sands

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 30 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.

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