I stayed at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park in peak season, August 2011. It is a site which has a combination of static caravans, camping pitches, and caravan pitches. We were recommended the location by a friend.
+ Great location right on the beach. Also you can walk to the pub in Pentewan village through the far side of the holiday park.
+ Good quality carvans. We were in a mid-range caravan and it was good quality.
+ The central facilities are new, and there are 2 swimming pools (slightly cold), a nice bar with a great view, and a free soft play.
+ Pentewan is a good central location to visit the usual tourist destinations in Cormwall.
+ Nice 2 mile walk into Mevagissey.
+ Evening entertainment was great. I went last year (just catching up on reviews!), but Jenny Trenelly who was responsible for compering the evening entertainment programme was fantastic - (in a slightly un orthodox way...).
+ Pentewan is not part of a big chain (Parkdean, Haven etc.) so it has a very different feel to it.
+ Pasties (the steak ones) in the onsite shop were great.
POINTS TO BE AWARE OF
+ The weather - it rained a lot.
+ The soft play, if you have young children, beware, as the entrance is upstairs and most of the play area downstairs, so you will spend a lot of time finding them.
+ The daytime childrens' activities were not great, and seem to involve Jenny's 2 helpers handing out some pens and papers, and putting a cartoon on the TV. My children did not participate in these, but I did see them.
+ Bar prices are steep, as with many holiday parks. Surely making them a bit cheaper may mean people spend more?
I had a great time at Pentewan, and was keen to leave a review, albeit slightly late, as I felt the "2 stars" left by another reviewer was not representative. I would definitely consider going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently named one of the top Holiday Parks in the South West, Pentewan Sands is a Five Star Holiday Park in Cornwall with a privately-owned beach, two indoor swimming pools, excellent family facilities and a range of holiday accommodation. So whether you choose to bring your own Motorhome, Touring Caravan or Tent, or stay in one of our modern and well-equipped Holiday Homes, you can be sure that you are staying in one of the most popular, privately owned and family-friendly five star holiday parks in Cornwall. Our beautifully kept camping and touring pitches are mostly electric, and no more than 3 minutes’ walk from the beach - some of our Beach Front and Grand Premium pitches are just a few feet from the sea. The modern two and three bedroom Holiday Homes are laid out in various areas of the park so you can choose between stunning sea views, or the seclusion of our woodland Willows. ... more less