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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 would make a great base.

It’s just a one kilometre skip down a pretty wooded path through the Lizard Nature Reserve to glorious Kennack Sands, a wonderful 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.

It 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

Please note

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.

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

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

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.

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


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9.5

Overall rating based on 60 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site, very clean, owners very friendly, and well worth ... 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Excellent site, very clean, owners very friendly, and well worth going to have a peaceful rest, will definitely go again

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excellent i would recommend to anyone 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mariusz S. Confirmed

  • Carn Kennack 3 bedroom lodge
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    nice people, great views, great accomodation, clean and modern lodge, very good size, comfortable

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Great site in a perfect location 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom melanie_b874275 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site, staff very friendly and welcoming.
    The location is perfect, a short walk to Kennack Sands beach or a short drive to Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Mullion Cove and Cadgwith.
    Facilities were clean and had everything you needed.

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    The toilets and showers were nice, didn't really like how they had been built though as it was easy for insects to come in.

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Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great facilities, clean site. ... 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda M. Confirmed

  • Summer field non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Great facilities, clean site.
    Great area for kids to play and make new friends
    Pitch was good and level.

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The site was easy to find, We arrived very late ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neville R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The site was easy to find,
    We arrived very late and the owners were very pleasant did not seem to bother them
    The site was very well kept and clean.
    This is a site for couples with children.
    The beach is a short drive and very nice there are two beaches of witch dogs are allowed on one of them.

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    Nothing

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Lovely friendly site with well looked after grounds 22/08/2017

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

  • Summer field non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The site was very nicely laid out and very well looked after.

    Disliked: 

    The slight slope our pitch was on was a bit of a pain at night but not enough to put us off booking again (it was only the non electrical pitches that were not flat pitches)

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Excellent site, well positioned for exploring southern Cornwall 18/08/2017

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

  • Summer field non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The standard of the holiday park was exeptionally high. Well maintained grass, gravel over parts of high use so no mud, well looked after communal areas, very helpful owners.

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    Nothing!

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Excellent site, friendly staff, great pitches 29/07/2017

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    Campsite was very well kept and had some lovely scenery around. Facilities were well kept and well sign posted. Members of staff were very accomodating and let us enjoy pur stay. There is some great vouchers and discounts in their information hut and borad games. Bar in campsite over is fab and friendly.

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A gem of a campsite. Immaculate. Great sized pitches. Really lovely. 22/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Beautifully maintained site. Lovely location. Immaculately clean and tidy. Very good facilities. Nicely landscaped with attractive plants, trees and shrubs. Excellent sized pitches. Peaceful family and dog friendly site. Beautiful play area for children.....and adults! Very pleasant 10-15 minute walk from site to beach. I'm not a dog owner but was very impressed by how responsible and thoughtful the other dog owning campers were. No noise, no mess, no stolen sausages!
    Wonderful welcome on arrival.The owners are fantastic. Lots of visitor information available. Love love LOVED it. If you want a relaxing holiday where you can hear the bird song and the wind in the trees rather than the dull thumping bass eminating from a noisy club house then this is the place for you! Will definitely go back. Thank you Silversands for a great little holiday.

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    There isn't anything to dislike

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Great place to enjoy Cornwall 19/07/2017

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  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Great place to enjoy Cornwall

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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, 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 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.

Visitors can explore Cornwall’s mining heritage at the Poldark Mine as well as trying their hand at panning for gold or candle-making.

The fishing villages tucked along the local coastline - Mullion, Porthleven and Cadgwith - are tasty in terms of both scenery and food, with esteemed eateries serving up menus of many flavours but especially of local fresh fish and seafood. And don’t miss a trip to one of the local farms or garden centres for a Cornish cream tea either...

Finally, for a special evening, you could book in advance for a concert or play in the uniquely atmospheric setting of the clifftop Minack Theatre.

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.

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

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

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

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.

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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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