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Seaview International Holiday Park
St Austell
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL26 6LL
Tel: 01726 843 425
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Pitches: 189
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
           01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 93 Reviews
                8/10 from 93 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tdan0504 3 reviews from this member

 We have been to this site many times, staying in the static vans and touring caravan when the kids were little and most recently in our tent.

If you've not been there before, finding the place can be a bit of an adventure and the narrow, twisting, high banked single track road leading there can prove a challenge for touring caravans.

The site is immaculately tidy and very well tended and has probably the cleanest showers and toilets of any camp site I've ever been on. There is a separate dog walking area, kids play area and a quiet area, well away from the main site.

Staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming.

The pool area is very nice and a great facility, the shop is reasonably well stocked with the essentials and thankfully also had an inflatable double mattress when ours decided to expire one night.

The local beach is a short walk from the site but isn't great. Far better to go to Caerhays beach a few minutes drive away where there is a beach shop, toilets and ample parking. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Isnsrti 2 reviews from this member

 Toilet blocks very dated. Showers cubicles very slippery. Can't wash your face in the sinks because the soap dispenser is in the way! Wildlife and local flora and fauna are terrific, beaches great fun, and super local real ales. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jeffersskate 11 reviews from this member

 Friendly staff - especially in the shop/ café

Pool area lovely and clean and sheltered

Nice, but dated, but lovely and clean facilities - however the facilities on the 'super pitches' are new wet rooms (went for a nosy) and these are up to date.

Good flat pitches, easy to pitch in

Play area - wooden 'fort', lots of swings, great courts, lots of space which was very safe for the kids - all off the road in its own separate field.

Café/shop was well stocked with what you needed.

Extra games space with giant chess, ping pong, shuffle board is great too.

You can hire equipment to play tennis, ping pong, badminton and lots more for a nominal deposit for your stay.

Disliked: Not the campsites fault, and to be expected if you stay in the country side, but the field next door (so just over a small lane) to ours was being muck spreaded continuously all day on the Saturday, and phew! what a stink! Didn't spoil the last afternoon/ evening, but definitely had an impact, what a shame and were still a bit fragrant now haha. But again what do you expect if you stay in the country side. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Donna44 4 reviews from this member

 Plenty nice things about this campsite and some negatives too.

The showers, loos, washing up facilities are really good although I'm not sure if it would still stand up to a 'loo of the year' award. Whilst everything is clean and tidy looking, there are tell tale signs of wear and tear - the plugholes of the toilet sinks are a bit blackened for example. This could mean that they haven't had a decent bit of bleaching in a while.

The staff on site are helpful and chatty, the café area is sweet with plenty space to hang out if it's pouring rain.

The campsite itself seemed to be full of really nice, sociable campers who were really laid back and happy to chat to one another. The kids play area is large. One eve we took our bbq stuff to the play area and prepped a nice meal while the kids played. You'll still need your bbq kit here though as there are only chimney oven areas with no grills or containers for the charcoal.

Now a couple of negatives.

The local farmer is a rather large landowner (the size of his land, not his physique!) who also owns the caerhays castle down the beach. It's our opinion that he has some kind of 'beef' with the campsite as for 3 days solid during our stay, he was muck spreading in the fields next to the campsite. It was really nasty, noxious chemically stuff and I have to say it was almost unbearable.

We did talk to the reception about it but there was nothing they could do to stop it. They did tell us that this had not happened in years but I'm not so sure.

We used our tent again to camp in the newforest just a few days after our trip to seaview and I'm glad I did, as it still absolutely stank of the muckstench and really needed a good airing.

This has put me off returning to seaview next year.

The only other negative is that each morning around 10 am, there's a tractor/grass cutting vehicle which whizzes round the campsite to prepare each pitch for the next set of campers. The chap on the vehicle is nice enough but I'm afraid I found his activities really intrusive. In fact on the day we were packing up to leave he was buzzing round and I eventually told him he was like a wasp - certainly an irritant. It's pretty hard to get packed up and gone by the 10am check out time and they hassle you in such a subtle way but it's rather intimidating. I was the only adult to pack everything away and I really felt the pressure.

Would I return to Seaview? If I could be sure I wasn't going to be assaulted by the smell of farm chemicals and they changed their policy on the 10am check out then yes. If I were to read other reviews flagging the same issues up by next July/August then no.

Goran Haven, the nearest beach with a café and toilets was a joy. I'd highly recommend a day spent there. 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Josh2014 8 reviews from this member

 Just returned from Seaview International very disappointed. The site itself was very clean, toilet and shower blocks immaculate. The on site shop was pitifully stocked only ordering stock in on a day to day basis and if the shop ran out it resulted in a 10 mile drive to the nearest Asda. The site itself is very remote. The approach lanes to the site are horrendous and in our opinion unsuitable for large caravans if you were to meet another vehicle coming the other way the outcome would be chaos. The beach is not very nice very rocky and unsuitable for our boisterous son however there is another beach at Caerhays which is very nice. The swimming pool is very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed it can tend to get crowded but still enjoyable. The site staff are very friendly and helpful advising us to leave the site at 7am for home because of our large caravan and the problems with the approach lanes. The site is very remote and resulted in us doing a lot of travelling just to get into civilisation. The site would also benefit from a clubhouse as the nearest pub is an hour's walk away a lovely old pub with a gorgeous beer garden for children. We will not be visiting again, no reflection on the staff or cleanliness of the site, but for us the site is to remote and the lanes to it are just too dangerous. 


Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Harvey the RV 1 review from this member

 Getting to this site was an adventure in itself, the narrow lanes on approach were very daunting. We did go wrong by believing our sat nav, big mistake as it took us to Mevegissy town centre, if you reach the centre you have gone too far. Go back to the sign post up the hill (gorran highlands). Once we found our way we were welcomed by an extremely friendly lady who gave us a welcome pack with lots of useful information, and discount vouchers, these we used for the Eden project. The site itself was immaculate, pristine with large pitches, and each pitch was well marked out. The toilets and showers were clean and very well kept. The facilities around we're excellent a dog walk paddock with bins for the presents they tend to leave, a small putting green, a play area for children. Electric hook ups and water supply was on all caravan and motor home pitches, this saved so much time and effort on arrival, and whilst hubby sorted things I could make a cup of tea. There is a beach which is a 10 - 15 min walk down and 15-20 min walk back up, it does say no parking at the top of the hill and when you get down there you do see some cars parked. These must be locals as the steep incline and narrow access to this beach is not for the faint hearted driver. The beach itself is small but enjoyable and dog friendly.

I cannot fault this site, everything about it was delightful. The shop and cafe on the site were above and beyond. Fresh baguettes, baked on site with added extra's such as tiger rolls, cookies, also available was fresh salad items and various other produce milk, clotted cream ect. , also some souvenirs and the proverbial bucket and spade which were all priced very reasonably. We ate breakfast in the cafe, it was cooked fresh to order and well worth a visit, I can highly recommend this site. Our friends stayed in the static holiday homes which were excellent clean and just on the other side of the same park, quiet and peaceful. I can honestly recommend this site for all. I would recommend you have some transport ie car but the reception will call out the local cab company for you. Nothing appears to be any trouble for the people who look after you. They have a warden on site for any problems you may feel you have. 

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Awesome60s 12 reviews from this member

 Review by: Awesome60s Reviewer's Profile Date of visit: May 2014 Unit used: Motorhome

This is certainly a strictly run site and some would say the better for it. You'll have to go far to find another site quite like it. However it is remote and may not therefore be the best choice as a base for touring Cornwall. Every sortie requires a 9 mile drive to St Austell before starting the day - unless of course you enjoy navigating mile upon mile of single lane, blind bends!

If the weather is fine it would be hard not to enjoy a stay on the site. But when the weather is not so good it is a trek to get away.

Access to the site has not changed much over the last thirty years and the quite long single lanes approach is not for the feint-hearted. Large outfits skilfully driven can make the journey but we came across the most horrendous 'tangles' as outfits tried desperately to find a safe haven in one of the few passing places!

The facilities vary. In the new camping field where the splendid large all services pitches are found (naturally more expensive here) it would be hard to fault the toilets, showers etc. Unfortunately the press button showers get hotter and hotter until unbearable. This works OK if you are ' first in' but is a problem if you are not - especially so for youngsters. The facilities in the original part of the site are old but well kept although beginning to look a bit 'sad' now. The cleaning team were excellent and deserved five stars for effort and friendliness.

Reception is friendly in a very business-like way and strictly implements all of the campsite rules and conditions. It might improve by exercising a modicum of discretion from time to time. For example to extend a stay for an hour or so beyond 10a. M. Incurs, without exception, half a days fee!(check out the small print!) Fair enough but when most of the pitches are unoccupied maybe just a charge for electricity might be more appropriate?

Absolutely no doubt the site is well maintained and there is a great playing field, with tennis nets, a little child's playground and a small crazy golf / putting area. There is a new small cafe area which has probably become essential to service the growing number of static caravans / lodges. We ate there once and found the scampi and chips, fish and chips and pizza quite acceptable along with the prices. Gorran Haven sports an excellent Gourmet Pub if you want something a bit special.

Hemmick beach is about 3/4 mile or so away down a very steep, very pretty, narrow lane. If you are fit you'll have no trouble making the return journey! The visit can be shortened by following a footpath through steep fields almost always grazed by frisky heifers. A good dog walking area is provided on site.

We have visited this site for the last thirty years and can understand the ecstatic comments made by many visitors. But do be very careful. Much could depend on how lucky you are with the weather and how lucky you are with not meeting oncoming traffic on the narrow lanes! If you want to see more of Cornwall this may not be the site to chose; if you're happy to stay put you'll stand a great chance of having a good time. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Gazal59 10 reviews from this member

 We spent a fortnight at Seaview and the weather was nice. The site is accessed down a typical Cornish single road with pass byes that stretches for about a mile or so. We arrived during the specified arrival time. My advice to anyone towing a caravan is don't try to access the site when people are leaving or you could meet a caravan being towed along the narrow road. You have to be off the site for a certain time which then allows the road to hopefully clear for those arriving. Anyway we stayed on a fully serviced pitch and I must say it was plenty big enough for our 6 birth caravan and awning. There is a shop on site that sells basics with a small cafe attached can't really comment on the cafe as we didn't use it but it looked ok. There is a outdoor heated pool which was very nice. The showers and toilets always appeared clean and tidy. There was a large playing field for family's with outdoor barbecues and swings etc. The only problem we had was with the park wifi and the reception staff were not too helpful. The signal was lost to the whole park for a few days and they should have taken more responsibility for it. We did enjoy our stay at Seaview International and we would return. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ben+nic 4 reviews from this member

 Just returned from seaview international we spent 7 nights here and was delighted with the site I really can't find fault we had a bay view perimeter pitch which had plenty of room for our tent plus porch and room to sun bathe! My 2 kids made plenty of friends and really enjoyed the playground kids are 9 & 6 and we felt this sight was safe enough for them to go on scooters and venture by themselves to the park cars are to go in one direction around the park at 10mph.

Toilets and showers were in separate blocks and was kept very clean and tidy even on the day it rained they wasn't dirty. Washing up area was inside and was never queuing always clean I really cannot say a bad word about the facilities on this site. Swimming pool was great kids had plenty of fun in there. Shop was well stocked and all staff was helpful talkative and friendly we didn't use the cafe but there was always a board up with tte today's specials.

The road to seaview is narrow but there are plenty of passing places and if you don't speed it can b easily passable. The beach a good walk down if you are fit coming back was hard going we only went to see what it was like I'm glad we didn't drag a load of stuff down as there is a few steep climbs back and I definitely wouldn't attempt it in the car nice beach though. For sitting and body boarding we went to the other beach turning left out the composite a 2 mile drive down carpark there and plenty of room very nice beach.

All in all we all loved this site and would return. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Dongle12 5 reviews from this member

 We re visited Seaview on our way back along the south coast. We started coming here in 1982 and have never been disappointed. The owners have changed but the facilities are second to none. Spotless. We were shown to our pitch very quickly. No messing. They told us what there was locally and further afield.

There are now super pitches which look nice and peaceful and away from the main camping area which are separated by hedges. We will definitely try one of these pitches next time.

We are so glad that it has kept up the high standards even after 31 years! 

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