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Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park

Par Beach, Par PL24 2AS England
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#5 of 7 in Par
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park really is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets! Located right on the dog-friendly Par Beach, yet just minutes from the quintessential Cornish coastal town of Fowey and the world-renowned Eden Project, the Park offers both Cornwall holidays and Cornwall short breaks as well as holiday home ownership in Cornwall. Our fantastic on-park facilities ensure you and your family will always be entertained. The Par Sands Leisure Complex boasts a luxurious indoor heated swimming pool, all-weather sports courts and adventure playground. You can also dine and socialise at our inviting café, situated looking over the stunning coastline. Sample our menu including light bites, mains, a dedicated kid’s menu and desserts. Par Sands is located just 1 mile from Par Railway Station which is on the main London to Penzance line, and the Park is easily connected to Cornwall's main roads. Fowey is 3 miles away and Eden Project is 3.5 miles. The nearest airport is Cornwall Airport Newquay which is 20 miles away. Popular places to visit include Fowey, Charlestown, Mevigissey and Truro. Attractions include the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Charlestown Shipwreck Centre and St Austell's Football Golf.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free wifi in the business center
Coffee shop
Tennis court
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Dining area
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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S J wrote a review Jan 2022
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Please be aware that this caravan park is nowhere near the standard it was a few years ago. Facilities are not as advertised, swimming pool closed for long periods and numerous excuses given. Italian restaurant is now gone, along with the decent Indian at the entrance to the park. Previous facilities in the park adjacent to the swimming pool building have been removed. This leaves it with little more than a small field with a swing. Poor swimming pool management in place, even given the difficulties of covid restrictions. If you want a bare bones place to base yourselves and get a reasonable deal, then fair play. If you are expecting a high standard of on site facilities then consider an alternative. Having spoken to several long time owners they all state a decline in overall standards, long serving staff leaving which for me is a red flag. Pity as it used to be good. I really hope they reassess what people want and improve facilities .
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Date of stay: August 2021
snowball1954 wrote a review Jan 2022
Bristol, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
The swimming pool is closed for at least 2months , for whatever reason nobody seems to know. The cafe on site is also closed for the foreseeable future. Again with no explanation. Local beach 2minutes away. Welcome Inn does lovely food, besides at least 3 other pubs, thank goodness. Local fishing tackle- wool shop. Hairdressers galore . Looking forward to when the caravan park is fully functional.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled
Martin W wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution10 helpful votes
As an owner (recently ex) on Par sands we have in the past two years been lied to and treated like a cash cow, the site fees are an astronomical £6000 pa, they'll tell you what you want to hear, paint a rosy picture for you until they've got your money then they couldn't care less, they sell vastly overpriced caravans and after you've been there a while and found out what a money grabbing organisation they are you'll want nothing more than to escape but even that's not easy, if you sell your caravan on its pitch they insist on dealing with your buyer so they can cream 15% of your selling price, money in my view they have no right to. If you sell it off site they won't get involved but they will charge money to disconnect and drag it off the park, they will not allow your transporter on the park. Anything you want doing you have to use their contractors, contractors who tell me Park leisure take a hefty commission. They say they're a five star park, there's no shop, no amusements, expensive badly run part time cafe, there is a small pool which is run with so many rules and regulations you'll think you're in the army, a tennis court which you pay for by the hour and hire rackets and balls from them. The beach is close, just over the road, blighted by the view of the China clay works, endless dog mess and occasionally the strangest seaweed which doesn't seem to appear anywhere else on the coastline, it's green, crusty on top but if you step on it you'll find it's full of green slime, the consistency of a cow pat, when it appears it's everywhere, the beach is covered in rubbish from twigs to litter, and twice in the past year thousands of tons of raw sewage have been released into the sea there. There's a cliff walk but that also tends to be a minefield of dog mess, if not on the path then hanging on the barbed wire fence in little black bags. My advice is to steer clear, what I have told you here is only the tip of the iceberg, look elsewhere, Looe, Polperro, anywhere but Par. We escaped, many want to but can't as they paid far too much for their caravans and would lose so much money. Park Leisure are only interested in making money and that's it. We used to let our caravan to holiday makers, they often said they found the Park leisure office and especially the pool staff rude and unfriendly, they get through staff like they're on a conveyor belt and managers don't seem to last long there either. Of course there are exceptions, one of the reception staff is lovely and the groundsmen are great. During lockdown most parks refunded part of their site fees, some even added a year to the caravan age limit, NOT Park leisure, despite many requests from struggling owners and the fact the park got financial support from the government they gave NO concessions at all. And I have no idea where the 5 star rating is from but it's certainly not deserved.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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stureview2014 wrote a review Nov 2021
Somerset, United Kingdom30 contributions12 helpful votes
Have have stayed here on two occasions. Both times the caravans have been excellent, very clean and well equipped. Very dog friendly. Ideal for a good value, out of season break in a great area of Cornwall. The staff were very nice and friendly and the check in arrangements if arriving out of reception hours was faultless. Definitely hope to stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Dande56 wrote a review Oct 2021
Crawley, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
We have just returned from a week at Par Sands and had a great time, we read the reviews before we went so were aware of the clay factory overlooking the beach but this did not spoil our enjoyment. We went with family who have a dog and enjoyed many walks on the beach. Lots of seaweed but its a beach - you expect that! Our Caravan was a private hire and was very clean and spacious and very well equipped. The only downside was the seating area had damp stains on the cushions which is due to people allowing their kids to sit on them with wet swimsuits. We did use the pool a couple of times and had it to ourselves, limited to 45 minutes but we have been to other places that have restrictions on pool use due to Covid and staffing issues so we were not surprised. The park is well maintained and the Cafe was good as we arrived early so stopped there for a drink, prices were as expected. There is a Co op a short walk from the site which stocked everything we needed, a good Chinese Takeaway and larger Supermarkets a short drive towards St Austell. This is a good site to use as a base to explore Cornwall.
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Date of stay: October 2021
US$107 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Par Sands Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free parking, and a tennis court.
Which room amenities are available at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Welcome Home Inn, Ramshackle Rosie, and Sweets Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry (10.8 km), Lanhydrock House and Garden (11.2 km), and Bodmin Jail Attraction (14.0 km).