We stayed here for two weeks at the beginning of August in our tourer. Have to say that first impressions were a bit disappointing and even the children were asking to go back to the site that we had stayed at for a few days before going to St Ives. The site is full of statics/chalets and the touring/camping areas are dotted inbetween. There are a couple of negatives if you are touring! When camping etc. I am used to having space for the children to play, in most of the touring areas there is no spare space! We were really lucky where we were pitched (I had reserved a pitch in a particular area), but if I was sited in one of the other touring fields I would not have been impressed. The pitches seemed to be quite packed together and not very protected from the elements and believe me if you are in a caravan or tent when the wind picks up here you want some protection!! However, as the days went on and we explored the park we discovered that it really was quite good. The beach is amazing and you will never tire of the view from the Sandbar. The food and drink from the Sandbar is good too and not too expensive. They put on some outside sport activities (football, beach games etc.) on the evenings for the children which was good. There are two playareas, one either end of the park, however my two spent most of their time playing in the sand dunes. I can't comment on the evening entertainment as we stayed around the caravan and the children played with the neighbours children. If you are going to St Ives I would recommend the Park & Ride. We paid £8 for a family Ranger ticket return (this was from Cardigan Bay) and £5 parking but it was worth it not to have the stress of parking in St Ives!! We are talking about coming back next year as it is now a firm favourite!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run holiday park on fabulous sandy beach. Caravans Chalets and camping in the dunes. Bars, shop etc. Many units with fab sea views. Ideal for families and kids. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Ives Bay Holiday Park Hotel Hayle
- St Ives Bay Holiday Park Hayle, Cornwall