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“GREAT PARK FANTASTIC LOCATION” 4 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Kennack Sands, Lizard TR12 7LT, England   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
devon
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“GREAT PARK FANTASTIC LOCATION”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just returned from a great break at sea acres on a 4 day sun newspaper special.
Was just myself and poorly hubby with our young german shepherd dog.
We realised we would be allocated one of the cheapest dog friendly caravans on arrival but had a real problem with the one we were allotted when we arrived.it was one of the 10 or so caravans which are situated across the road separate from the rest of the park.fair enough we thought but then realised would be very hard for my husband - isolated from all the facilities on the main camp, especially as it was hilly to walk up.although the caravan was older, it WAS really nice on checking.
After explaining the problem at reception, we were given a lovely van on the main park .
Lanarth number 84. Both delighted as was a great van with views of the sea AND a verandah which was so nice for my husband to sit and chill.the dog thought it was great as it was extra space for her to roam and watch all the passers by!
A big thank you to the said reception staff and manager who handled things for us at a busy time for dog owning guests!
This is a fantastic park for dogs. I have never walked so much in my life. The views are completely breathtaking and the beach great.this is real rugged cornwall.
Anyone with a dog, looking for a great place to stay would do no better than here,although it is miles from anywhere really, but we like that.
Pool looked good, and i was annoyed i forgot my cossie!
There are many facilities for kids which all looked to a high standard.
Would give this a 5 star rating were it not for the limited wi-fi access.my husband missed this, although you could get wi-fi in and around the bar area (which was dog friendly in one bar and very nice and comfortable) but this bar was only open after 6pm which meant sitting outside on decking area in the wind, not nice. This is the only fault i could find, otherwise cannot recommend this place enough.
It would not be everyones cup of tea, but perfect for a chill- out away from the rat-race.
Would love to return

Room Tip: Really try and get a sea view, and rec. a verandah if dog with you
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Smaller quieter park with wonderful seaviews from the cliff top. Caravans are spaced out better with more room. Scuba Diving can be booked onsite. We went last year in May and are returning at the beginning of June. Last year the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside if your interested is that the entertainment was very poor at that time of year.

Room Tip: Get a caravan with a seaview
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Worthing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

After reading the reviews I decided on Sea Acres for our end of April break.
We arrived in thick fog and had to wait until morning to see the promised views. In the meantime we were greeted with a welcome pack (including vouchers to local attractions) and a smile and after finding a couple of minor glitches (extra linen and gas fire not working) these were sorted out very fast and efficiently.

However, the shop staff only saw us once. Not because it is badly stocked – it has all the essentials. The staff however went down in estimation as soon as my husband (70 this year) had part of a fridge fall on his head leaving him dazed and a bleeding cut. One member of staff seemed more concerned he could not replace this rusty cover although he did say a brief "sorry about that". The other member of staff was not at all concerned and informed us we had to spend more to be able to use our card to pay! We paid cash, went back to the van where I had a first aid kit and had to use Steristrips after cleaning the wound and never went back to the shop again – there is a store in Lizard and a Sainsbury's (cheaper petrol than Tesco) in Helston (about 20 mins away)!

The pool is a good size and there are times to swim with or without children. Changing rooms with showers and a dryer is welcome. A guard is on duty in the pool at all times.
The facilities on the park seem to be good enough but the bar was not open until 6pm during the week so we only actually went in once (on our last day) preferring to eat a larger meal at lunch time and a snack in the van at night. There is a small restaurant with an extensive menu and pub prices and a take away facility to the back of the complex.

The van (Cadgwith van 20) was not either too clean or too dirty, it was cold because of the weather but also because it had just a small gas fire in the lounge and air heaters in the bedrooms. The bedroom heaters were on timers (2/4 or 6 hours) and also controlled the bathroom heater. This system was the noisiest I had ever had in my life!!!

There is a small double beach at the bottom of a narrow road (with some passing areas) and there is a parking area at the bottom (with charge) or another part way down (free). Two cafes at the bottom serving hot and hold snacks, with inside and outside seating.
The first bay is sandy with rock pools when the tide is out and no dogs allowed but the next cove is dog friendly but there is a steep climb to get to it.

PLENTY of coves and places to visit within a short time but read info about the coves before trying them – some are VERY steep and others are best visited with the tide out. Some have National Trust car parks and so are free to members.

Flambards is worth a visit for any age but make sure you go early on in your stay because you get a free entry within 5 days. Use the vouchers given in the welcome pack on arrival at Sea Acres!
In all, it was a good stay though and if we ever went to that part of Cornwall, we would choose this site - just different van type.

Other attractions/coves I will rate under each one separately on Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Very friendly staff.....had a minor problem with caravan allocation, we had not realised some caravans were over the road.....and we were not happy as we had our toddler grandson with us....so asked about a possible change and they swifty obliged.....this made our stay perfect.......everything a 2 year old could want..........3 parks, nice warm toddler pool, indoor soft play area, crazy golf, on site shop and then the kid's entertainment. Sid the seagull and Lizzie the lizard were wonderful..........they knew exactly how to talk to kids and worked very hard to make sure they went back to the caravan tired out after all the dancing and fun games. Great walks from the site...down the road to the beach or along the footpath to Carleon Cove and Cadgwith. We only live in North Cornwall and it took less than an hour to travel to Sea Acres..but it felt like we were miles from home............alot of guests had travelled relatively short distances for their week-end break too. Park was spotless and litterfree which was a tribute to the groundsmen as it had been very windy just before we arrived. We will definately come back to Sea Acres again.....if you want a smaller, family friendly site, but in a great position the this is for you.

Room Tip: If you have toddlers....best to be on the main site and not across the road.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Just enjoyed a lovely stay at Sea Acres in Helston with my wife and two kids Lucy 8 and Thomas 4 really impressed by everything.The caravan was cosy and the kids loved it.very clean and great views.The staff were very good and the kids entertainment although on a smaller scale than we are used too was very much enjoyed by all .even the wife went up on stage.Everyone staying seemed to be having a great time despite the slightly dodgey weather would loved to stay on a totally clear and sunny week.Stayed at the sister park in mullion a few years back but much preferred this park for its friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What an absolutely gorgeous unspoilt coastline! We stayed in a brand new caravan (a Helford) number 57, which had fantastic sea views. Even though we were on the second row the caravans are tiered and so have uninterrupted views. The site is also spotlessly clean and tidy. We loved our Easter week there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We are a family of 4 with a 4 year old and a 6 year old. We stayed in a Poldhu caravan (45) which has the most breathtaking views of the coastline and Kennack Sands. Most caravans have sea views, and the particular caravan we stayed in was large, clean and perfect. Central heating was brilliant and the shower was better than at home -no fault found. We were very lucky with the weather which was a bonus, and Sea Acres is a perfect base to explore the surrounding area. The site is small and quiet but everything our children wanted - the pool is clean and warm, even though changing rooms are a little on the small side - there is an indoor soft play area, 2 great outdoor play areas - and of course the mini disco and games at night with Lizzie Lizard and Sid Seagull. The children's entertainers are completely on the kids level, and every single staff member we came across was ultra friendly and welcoming. I actually cannot fault the site, which is very unusual for us as we are VERY fussy!

Don't miss a visit to The Seal Sanctuary, Lizard Lighthouse, Kynance Cove, St Michael's Mount, Minack Theatre. Flambards.....hmmmmm we were not so sure for the entry price.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kennack Sands, Lizard TR12 7LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Lizard
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Lizard
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkdean - Sea Acres Holiday Park 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea life differently...Wake up every morning to stunning sea views. Spend the day on the golden Kennack Sands. Dine out on freshly caught fish at a quaint harbour village. Or dip into rock-pools dotted along the rugged Lizard Peninsula. When you stay at Sea Acres you'll see life differently - and it's a life you won't want to leave.* Set in a stunning cliff top location * Short stroll to Kennack Sands beach * Park access to the South West Coastal Path * 5-Star PADI Scuba Diving centre on park * Lots of green space with adventure play ... more   less 
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Sea Acres Holiday Park Hotel The Lizard
Parkdean - Sea Acres Holiday Park Lizard, Cornwall

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