Pentewan Sands Holiday Park
Families and couples seeking the perfect Cornish holiday can enjoy excellent accommodation and facilities in unrivalled coastal surroundings at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. Literally located ‘on the beach’, Pentewan Sands offers a range of accommodation options and excellent on-site facilities, including two swimming pools, a poolside coffee shop, an amusement arcade, tennis courts and a watersports centre.
Pentewan’s range of accommodation includes over 120 Holiday Homes (with budget to luxury options available) and well-maintained grass pitches for camping, caravans and motorhomes.
The Holiday Homes offer two or three bedrooms with generous living and dining space. Ready-equipped with all the comforts of home, these offer the perfect option for families who want a fun-packed holiday just yards from the beach. With many of the holiday homes opening directly onto a generous sun-deck or covered balcony, they're the perfect place for sipping a sundowner or just watching the world go by. Laid out in various areas of the park, many have spectacular sea views and others enjoy the peace and seclusion of their woodland Willows area, cossetted by trees and flowers.
If you take your own tent, touring caravan or motorhome there are plenty of generously sized electric and non-electric pitches, some that are literally a few feet from the beach.
This five-star holiday park is home to a whole host of fabulous activities. Family-friendly and packed with variety, they'll keep everyone smiling from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave. Make a beeline for The Seahorse; a newly refurbished clubhouse with two indoor swimming pools: a fun pool with water flume and a lap pool for serious swimmers, an amusement arcade, fresh food and kids entertainment. There’s also an on-site shop, beachside restaurant, tennis courts, beach playground, laundrette and takeaway.
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park is situated on its own private beach, with half a mile of golden sand in a quiet, sheltered bay close to Mevagissey. Guests can enjoy a number of water sports activities under the expert eye of their resident watersports expert, including Kayaking, Surfing, Sailing, Water Skiing, Windsurfing and Paddleboarding. Alternatively, you could just sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Cornish countryside.
As well as these excellent facilities, Pentewan Sands offers all the practical essentials that make a holiday comfortable. Immaculately clean Holiday Homes come as standard and there are modern toilets and lovely warm showers to ensure campers get the best start to their day. As well as a range of locally sourced food and other practical items, the on-site shop also sells freshly baked croissants and stocks all the essentials for your stay.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are close by, along with the Eden Project. A short walk will take you to Mevagissey, a characterful fishing village. It's also worth checking out Charlestown on the other side of St Austell, especially if you enjoyed Poldark, as much of the BBC series was filmed in the historic harbour. Sightseeing over, head back to the park to relax – and enjoy.
For more details, please visit www.pentewan.co.uk
Celebrating 75 years!!
One of Cornwall’s best-loved holiday parks is already making preparations for next year when it will celebrate a major milestone anniversary after successfully establishing itself as a staple destination for holidaymakers visiting the south coast.
Family-owned Pentewan Sands first opened its doors almost three quarters of a century ago, with the five-star holiday park, based in an unbeatable location on its own, private beach overlooking Mevagissey Bay, due to mark its 75th anniversary in 2020.
John Tremayne Willis, Owner and Director of both Pentewan Sands Holiday Park and Heligan Caravan and Camping Park, said: “Both sites have been part of our family for almost three-quarters of a century, and, for us, that’s the draw. We are an independent, family-owned business, and our parks have a huge focus on being family-friendly, where everyone is welcome. I think that’s why people return time and time again, year after year, wanting to spend a summer with us in our own slice of paradise.
“Pentewan and Heligan are both in stunning locations, completely individual, offering something that little bit different for guests visiting Cornwall.”
Located between St Austell and Mevagissey, Pentewan was once home to a thriving harbour. The harbour fell into decline during the 1940s however, and a decision was made to transform the beautiful Pentewan Sands into a holiday destination.
The park was the brainchild of Air Marshal Sir John Tremayne, his World War One air force observer Sir Victor Sasson and submariner Cecil Malleson VC. Incorporated on 5 April 1945, the trio set out to welcome holidaymakers to their paradise by the sea and the holiday park opened later that year.
Situated on a privately-owned beach with unparalleled views of the beautiful Mevagissey Bay, it isn’t hard to see why Pentewan Sands was an instant success.
Almost 75 years on, the five-star holiday park is still under the ownership of the Tremayne/Willis family, relatives of the original founder Sir John Tremayne.
New modern amenities block opens at award-winning Cornish holiday park
A top-quality new amenities block featuring modern underfloor heating has just opened for campers at Cornwall’s award-winning Pentewan Sands Holiday Park.
The block has been specially designed for the resort in Mevagissey Bay by Cornwall-based architects, The Bazeley Partnership, and its design reflects the high standards of the five-star holiday park.
Pentewan Sands offers 128 holiday homes in addition to well-maintained grass pitches for camping, caravans and motor homes. Most homes enjoy stunning sea views.
Already in use by campers at the park, the new facilities replace an outdated toilet and shower block and are fitted with solar panels to boost the park’s eco-friendly credentials. Natural ventilation and daylight is provided by high-level glazing around the building.
Nicole Murray, Marketing and Sales Manager for Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, said: “Our new toilet block is bang up to date with modern facilities as well as being eco-friendly. The underfloor heating will be more comfortable for guests, particularly during the colder months, and the PV solar panels will not only generate renewable energy to help power the toilet block, but will also help to power the park itself.
“We hope that our fantastic new amenities space will be welcomed and used by families for years to come.”
The changing and amenities facility includes four private family rooms and two accessible family rooms, which are each equipped with a toilet, basin and a walk-in shower, as well as male and female changing areas, each with three large showers, toilet facilities, changing benches and mirrors.
There are also two external showers and a washing up area to the rear. The new toilet block joins a number of other high quality amenities blocks situated around the park.
Find out more about our park facilities, here.
New beach-fronted cabins now open at Pentewan Sands
A brand new set of luxury beach-fronted cabins are now open at Cornwall’s five-star Pentewan Sands Holiday Park - just in time for the summer holiday season.
New for 2019, the Beach House pods occupy a prime position at the park, just a stone’s throw away from the sea, and offer uninterrupted views of the glorious half-mile, privately-owned beach at Pentewan Sands in Mevagissey Bay.
Each Beach House can sleep up to six people, with accommodation including a flexible bedroom, twin mezzanine and sofa bed. The cabins are purpose-designed for families with an innovative, raised bunk area that is an especially fun sleeping area for children and a cleverly compact living space.
Nicole Murray, Marketing and Sales Manager at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, said: “Our new pods look really smart and are in an absolutely fantastic location, overlooking our beautiful beach here at Pentewan Sands.
“The pods offer something for Cornish holidaymakers that’s just a little bit different, particularly for young families, and have already proven to be very popular with our guests. We have had some great feedback and we are thrilled with how they have been received.”
The new Beach House pods are just one way to experience Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. Also available at the park are a wide range of holiday homes, and a large number of pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes or tents.
As well as its own private beach and watersports on site, Pentewan Sands is home to top-notch leisure, eating and entertainment facilities, including leisure venue The Seahorse, which includes two swimming pools, a large soft play zone, a restaurant and an amusement arcade.
Take a look at our Beach Houses, here.
Accessible holiday home now available at top Cornish holiday park
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park has just got more accessible thanks to a brand new wheelchair-friendly holiday home available to hire.
The five-star family friendly holiday park based in Cornwall’s beautiful Mevagissey Bay, with stunning views across the park’s privately owned beach, now offers a completely accessible holiday home featuring all the latest home comforts for guests looking for a break by the sea.
The new holiday home has been thoughtfully designed to ensure it is easy for wheelchair users to stay in, and offers accessible space and comfort with a sense of style.
Roomy proportions and easy-to-access patio doors are featured alongside widened door frames throughout. The home also features a large wet room and 3ft divan beds in the bedrooms, sleeping up to six people.
Nicole Murray, Marketing and Sales Manager at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, said: “Our new holiday home offers complete accessibility and that extra bit of room for manoeuvrability should it be needed. On top of that, it looks stylish and is the perfect spot for a getaway from it all.
“We want to ensure that Pentewan Sands is accessible for everyone to enjoy a holiday on the Cornish coast, and are working hard to meet our guests’ needs. The new holiday home will be a great addition to our family-friendly park.”
Accessibility is hugely important to Pentewan Sands. In addition to the new holiday home, ramped decks have been added to 20 new holiday homes, and a new accessible toilet block available on site. A beach-friendly wheelchair is available, so that all visitors can enjoy the beautiful beach at Pentewan Sands, alongside a designated accessible van that is operated by the Scout Association. The site is on flat ground, making it easy to get around the park, and there are multiple disabled car parking spaces.
Disabled access is available to the park’s leisure venue The Seahorse with a wheelchair-accessible lift to access the upper deck and main dining area, and extra wide doors, as well as modern disabled toilets. There is also ramp access to on-site supermarket Pentewan Stores, the reception area and the branch of Hubbox based on the beach.
Pentewan Sands Holiday Park is home to a wide range of holiday homes and a large number of pitches for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. It also has top-notch leisure, eating and entertainment facilities, including The Seahorse, which includes two swimming pools, soft play zone, a restaurant and an amusement arcade.
Take a look at our accessible holiday home, here.