We've just got back from a week's stay at Crantock Beach Holiday Park, one of Parkdean's sites.
Starting at the beginning, we arrived early and the caravan we had booked was not ready, which is no fault of theirs, but they took our number and told us they'd call when ready. The reception staff were very friendly.
Once in the caravan, it was clean and tidy, if a little dated, but we expected this as we had taken our dog with us, and were allocated one of the older vans. That said, everything worked and it fitted our needs so no complaints on that front.
The site itself is very clean and tidy, and all of the staff were pleasant and friendly at all times. Some of the newer caravans looked very comfortable indeed, so I think you'd have to have pretty high expectations to turn up having booked one of the higher spec vans and be disappointed.
The park is dog friendly, and has a field at the bottom of the site for exercising dogs. The short walk to the beach goes through this. Have to say the beach was really nice, and the general atmosphere around the site was very friendly.
The shop on site was more than adequate, although the bar and chip shop/diner on site weren't open until late afternoon, possibly due to it being early on in the season. what we did eat on site was decent quality though, if a little pricey. There are a couple of pubs in Crantock village though that offer a change, and both are only 5 minutes walk away.
Access to the site is via a single track lane, and we did have to back up a couple of times to let people pass, but it's not a s bad as we read on other reviews. Just take it steady, common sense really.
Ideally situated for exploring Cornwall. Only 10 minutes drive from Newquay, 20 minutes from Perranporth and less than an hour from St Ives.
Overall an enjoyable place to stay, but maybe a bit too quiet for those looking for action 24/7. Kids well catered for on the evening, with a Kids hour around 7pm, and entertainment from 9pm for the grown ups.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Peace, quiet and each other...Sometimes that's all you need. A chance to relax and watch the world go by, and there's no better place to do that than Crantock Beach. This peaceful park, with stunning sea views, is just a short stroll from a quiet, sandy beach, sheltered by dunes. It's also just four miles from bustling Newquay with its restaurants, shops and vibrant attractions. But hey, don't even think about that until you're fully relaxed, refreshed and recharged. * A peaceful park with stunning sea views * Just a 10 minute walk to Crantock Beach * Coastal paths to Gannel Estuary & Porth Joke Beach * Gift shop and tearooms at nearby Crantock village * Close to the vibrant resort of Newquay ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Parkdean Crantock Beach Holiday Park Hotel Crantock
- Parkdean - Crantock Beach Holiday Park Cornwall