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General

  • Warm-blooded welcome less than a mile from Kennack Sands
  • Small and peaceful site with a relaxed family feel
  • Well-established parkland with plenty of open space

If your heart is set on some lounging around the Lizard (the peninsula at Cornwall’s most southerly point), hightail it down to Silver Sands Holiday Park, where you can expect a warm-blooded welcome and natural attractions on an epic scale.

Whether you plan on simply basking in the sun, or scampering about and getting your claws into Cornwall, this site is an excellent base. It’s just a half-mile skip down a pretty wooded path through the Lizard Nature Reserve to spectacular Kennack Sands, a fab family beach which allows dogs at its eastern end, and the area surrounding the park is full of hidden smugglers’ coves, scenic coastal villages and glorious beaches.

Silver Sands is a small and peaceful site with a relaxed family feel; canine visitors are welcome, provided they're properly supervised.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 3 pennants

Please note

The site only allows dogs up to 20kg.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Bookings for caravan holiday homes can only be accepted from persons over 21 years of age.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 44 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely place to stay, would defiantly stay again 19/05/2019

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  • 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely place to stay, friendly staff, caravan was what we expected, very cosy. Places to walk near by, haven't got a bad word to say

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Cleanliness, space, dog friendly, walk to beach, playground 06/05/2019

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    Cleanliness, space, dog friendly, walk to beach, playground

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    Nothing

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Amazing value for money for a clean and comfortable mobile home stay. 06/05/2019

Reviewer's country: Singapore Simon H. Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom static caravan
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    The overall ambience of the Silver Sands site was top notch. Clean, green and somewhere that you feel relaxed sitting outside with a glass of wine , watching the world go by. The owners have clearly taken a lot of time and trouble to landscape the site and, crucially, keep it looking tidy. The interior of the caravan we stayed in was spotless and we were especially impressed by the very clean toilet and shower area. There was always someone to answer our queries at the reception area – whatever time of the day - with a friendly smile and good local advice. It's a great location as the beach walk behind the campsite that takes you through a pleasant woodland walk to the dramatic coastline. If you have never liked the idea of staying in a mobile home campsite before, then a visit to Silver Sands will help change your mind about that misconception. Currently staying in a rubbish pub room in Saltash as I write this (where the staff here clearly hate their jobs as much as they hate their customers) and missing Silver Sands already.

    Disliked: 

    It's a fair drive to the nearest shop but in fairness, this is all about self-catering so get stocked up before you arrive. Also felt a complimentary wifi service would have been bonus given that my own mobile network was non-existent there. (Poor coverage apparently affects the length of the Gwendreath coastline). You can pay for a third-party wifi service there.

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Excellent customer care without you even realising. Lovely large pitch 05/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass and gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The large pitches, large dog walking area, the local area, all great.

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Fabulous place to visit if you are looking for a peaceful. 01/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rowena S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Fabulous peaceful Campsite. Lovely field dogs to have a run in. Facilities all clean and well looked after. Recycling facilities on site which I feel is important and the owner very helpful when we were trying to sort an issue we had with our car.

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    There is nothing to dislike here, we will definitely return!

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A good return to camping for us. 30/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorenzo S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly, spacious and clean

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Lovely site, big pitches and lots of space for kids ... 30/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, big pitches and lots of space for kids to play

    Disliked: 

    We payed £7 for 48 hours of internet so our children could watch a film at night in bed, but it did not work. It kept buffering and signal was not there. Also as we were very remote it would be good for a well equipped shop on the site.

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Lovely place to stay and relax. Friendly staff 26/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Melanie G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Views. Dog walking field. Clean and tidy. Lovely pitch. Good facilities for laundry etc. Clean showers/toilets. Close by amenities. Nice atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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A lovely welcome and level pitches and peace and quiet 25/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Edwina R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The quietness nice level pitches, and loved the dog exercise field

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    Not so much a dislike but an observation would have been good to have a mop or squeegee to clean the shower floor to get rid of the grass

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beautiful 25/04/2019

Reviewer's country: Germany Markus B. Confirmed

  • 3 bedroom static caravan (deluxe)
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    beautiful

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Gwendreath, Lizard, Helston, Cornwall, England, TR12 7LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.0093°N 5.1698°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 10.6 miles
Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 6.1 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 6.5 miles
Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing — 11.0 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 17.6 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 23.0 miles

Directions


From Bristol take the M5 to Exeter (approximately 70 miles). At Junction 31 of the M5, turn off on to the A30 and follow it along the northern edge of Dartmoor and across Bodmin Moor. About 15 miles beyond Bodmin, take the A39 for 10 miles, following the signs to Truro. Continue on the A39 towards Falmouth and then take the A394 to Helston. From Helston, take the A3083 Lizard Road, past RNAS Culdrose and turn left onto the B3293, signposted St Keverne. Follow the road for 4 miles, passing Goonhilly Satellite Station. Turn right at the next crossroads, signed Kennack Sands. Continue for 1½ miles to the first turning on left, signed Gwendreath, Silver Sands is 1 mile down the lane.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Aside from the beach within walking distance at Kennack Sands, Silver Sands Holiday Park is also close to one of the most stunning beach locations in Cornwall: Kynance Cove, whose turquoise waters could have been lifted from a postcard from the Med.

Water babies can make the most of the milder sea temperatures (thanks to the Gulf Stream) and try diving, surfing or windsurfing at any one of the tuition centres along the local coast. Porthkerris beach has a family-run dive centre that is particularly renowned for its shore dives, and boat dives to local wrecks or to swim with basking sharks; it also has a comprehensive range of PADI scuba instruction.

Walking enthusiasts can fill their boots with rambles along the stunning coastline to the Lizard point and beyond, or head inland, where a favourite expedition is along the banks of the Helford river, followed by a short hop on the ferry to the eponymous Ferry Boat Inn, for some well-earned refreshment overlooking the water.

There’s all kind of fishy business nearby for those angling for a bit of action: freshwater fishing at Garras, beach fishing or sea-fishing trips from one of the local ports.

Check out the iconic St Michael’s Mount or one of the other National Trust properties in the vicinity; garden groupies are spoilt for choice too, with many glorious green spots in the area including Glendurgan, Trevarno and Trebah Gardens, particularly spectacular in the earlier part of the year, when wild bluebells and primroses spring into bloom and there are breathtaking displays of camellias and azaleas.

The area around Silver Sands is stuffed with fab family attractions for all ages too, from the doe-eyed beauties at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek to the swashbuckling fun of Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum, the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary or the engineered thrills of The Flambards Experience theme park.

Must see

  • National Seal Sanctuary (6.1 miles)
  • Flambards (6.9 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (7.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (7.0 miles)
  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (7.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Silver Sands Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 42 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Silver Sands Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 42 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site only allows dogs up to 20kg.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Bookings for caravan holiday homes can only be accepted from persons over 21 years of age.

Any damage or breakages must be reported to the proprietors prior to departure. No attempt should be made to repair or replace items.

Under no circumstances should the soft furniture be moved outside the caravan holiday home.

Dogs must be exercised in the designated area or off the park.

Cycling around the park is not allowed, in the interest of safety of all and enjoyment of others.

The proprietors reserve the right to reasonable access of the property at any time for emergency maintenance, etc.

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