Holywell Bay Holiday Park

View prices & book 7.6 62 reviews
View of the pool from the slide (added by manager 15 Jul 2022)
Touring and camping (added by manager 22 feb 2023)
Touring and camping (added by manager 22 feb 2023)
Touring and camping (added by manager 22 feb 2023)

  • Direct access to the golden sands, surf and fun park of Holywell Bay
  • Pool with huge waterslide
  • Nature trail, restaurant, adventure playgrounds and indoor soft play
Legend has it that mothers used to visit Holywell Bay to bathe their ailing children in the healing waters of the sacred spring hidden in the rocks, but whether or not you believe in ancient myths, you’ll most likely find a stay here restorative. It’s one of the best beaches in Cornwall, with jawdropping views, golden sands, good surf, and rockpools that make for perfect paddling – and lucky guests at Holywell Bay Holiday Park have direct access down a short path through the rolling dunes. Holywell Bay Holiday Park offers great facilities for its size: a whopping 300-foot waterslide for a screamworthy splashdown into the heated outdoor pool (open from May to mid-September); a toddlers’ pool; all-weather sports courts; adventure playgrounds for different ages; and an indoor soft play area. Pint-sized campers will be enthralled by the Starland Krew, who lead the lively kids’ club activities for tots to 10 year olds. Have a wander along the nature trails to make the most of the spectacular surrounds, then reward yourself with a Costa coffee on the outdoor terrace of the Ellenglaze Bar and Grill, which dishes up a range of grub to suit all tastes. Singers, magicians, stand-up comedians and quizzes will keep the whole family entertained during the evenings.

Site type

Tent pitches 5
Touring caravan pitches 20
Motorhome pitches 20
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Single-sex parties of three or more people under 25 are not permitted on site. Swimming pool access is included: please show your Entertainment pass.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 15 Mar to

Parkdean Resorts Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA Holiday Centre
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Reviews

66%

would recommend this site to a friend

58%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Clean and lovely site well maintained 👍

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Karen L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Lovely clean site and dog friendly, the staff are so friendly and lovely, would definitely stay again, thank you for a lovely stay x

Disliked: WiFi poor

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Good site

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Lovely site well maintained, close to beach (5 mins walk) all facilities you need, ladies shower/ toilets were ok, done the job. Ladies serving in the shop we’re absolutely lovely, friendly informative and couldn’t have been more helpful ( they deserve recognition 100%) Beautiful thatched pub almost next door and also one on the top of the beach with a cafe attached to it as well. Site was quiet ( touring) at the time we went . Fair sized outdoor pool water was very warm , sunbeds available and life guards on duty. No phone signal at all, this made a lovely change our phones not ringing at all, added to the rest we needed

Disliked: Club house serves food , they advertise on the menus on most tables, breakfast lunch and dinner , also advertised on the app, but no lunches served at all and 1 bar staff member couldn’t cared less when asked about this or what type of curry was available out of interest.Quite pricey for drinks too. Pitches were level and spaced apart just right .

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Lovely staff, tired site, looks better on the ad.

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The staff were all very nice and it’s a short walk to the beach, which was gorgeous.

Disliked: The site is run down, it could do with a few pennies spent on it. The wi-fi is difficult to get on and there is no signal if you did need to stay in touch with anyone.

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Great site to stay on and heated pool was amazing. Would stay again

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Shaun S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The site was kept clean, good facilities, 5/10 minute walk to a beautiful beach, heated pool was perfect, slide was ok and good for kids, night entertainment was good enough for us

Disliked: No phone signal, WiFi on site was terrible and only available down at the bar. Mainly because the kids go on their phones. The mens toilets smelt really bad of urine (they were clean but just stank) and the kids arcades could of had some better games to play instead of just ticket machine based games. But still a great site to stay on and would stay again

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Site was ok

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The pitch was great . Shop was ok Pool great but have to book

Disliked: Bar shuts early. Showers have to keep pressing to stay on. Path to beach is not the best. Entertainment very poor No internet WiFi very poor No phone signal anywhere on site

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Highly Recommended, Superb staff and clean accomodation

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Deena V. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: I stayed in my camper with a girlfriend, The grass pitches are ample big enough and well maintained. The facilities are clean and we really enjoyed the entertainment. We joined in at Bingo and enjoyed a Chicken Burger and a couple of drinks. Highly recommended. Love the short walk to the beach.

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The site was clean, the pitch was huge and they were spaced…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jenny C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The site was clean, the pitch was huge and they were spaced out, the beach is really close.

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Very good and peaceful…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Very good and peaceful

Disliked: Very confuse the best Beach I’ve ever seen

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Good pitches well laid out and flat.…

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Good pitches well laid out and flat.

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Don't go there

Overall 2/10
Location 2
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Freda M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything, pitches were water logged, mud everywhere, no phone signal at all, no atmosphere in the club house, toilet and showers disgusting,no wifi, the holiday from HELL.

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Surf school nearby

Location

Holywell Bay Holiday Park

Holywell Bay

Newquay

Cornwall

England

TR8 5PR

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.3839°N
-5.1397°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3.1 mi Bus Station
4.4 mi Porth Four Turns
4.8 mi Shop Corner
Rail
3.6 mi Newquay Rail Station
5.1 mi Quintrell Downs Rail Station
8.8 mi St Columb Road Rail Station
Ferry
12.3 mi Tolverne Ferry Landing
12.6 mi Trelisick Ferry Landing
12.6 mi Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing
Airport
7.4 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
24.3 mi Penzance Airport

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

There’s a small fun park in Holywell Bay itself, with bumper boats, karting and the like, plus an 18-hole pitch and putt course. A short drive inland will bring you to the popular Dairyland Farm World, which also has good indoor facilities for rainy days, and the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, where three miniature railway lines wend their way through pretty parkland. Seven miles along the coast from Holywell Bay Holiday Park is Newquay: not just for surfers, it’s stuffed with fun things to do for the whole family, including a good zoo and aquarium. Otherwise, you’re well placed to explore some of Cornwall’s top attractions, such as Tintagel Castle, the Crealy Great Adventure Park, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. For souvenirs that are guaranteed to go down well with the folk back home, try Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, where you can take a tractor ride through the beautiful orchards before stocking up on scrumpy, jam and other goodies in the farm shop.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Holywell Bay 0.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Perranporth Penhale Sands 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crantock 1.8 mi Estuary N/A Good Good Good
Perranporth 2.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fistral South 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Fistral Beach 3.1 mi

Blue Reef Aquarium 3.3 mi

Newquay Zoo 3.6 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 4.3 mi

Truro Cathedral 9.2 mi

National Trust

Trerice 4.4 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 8.3 mi

Cornish Mines and Engines 12.1 mi

Trelissick Garden 12.4 mi

Godrevy 15.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Holywell Bay to Penhale Sands and the Lost Church 0.2 mi

Holywell Bay - Cubert Common 0.3 mi

Perranporth - Trevaunance Cove 2.8 mi

Newquay - River Gannel - Crantock - Polly Joke - Newquay 3.2 mi

Hanover 3.8 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 5.7 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Holywell Bay Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Holywell Bay Holiday Park dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Holywell Bay Holiday Park? There’s a small fun park in Holywell Bay itself, with bumper boats, karting and the like, plus an 18-hole pitch and putt course. A short drive inland will bring you to the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Holywell Bay Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Holywell Bay Holiday Park? From £17 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.