Cornwall needs very little in the way of introduction. This stunning part of the United Kingdom is famous for its beautiful heritage coastline and world-class surfing beaches. It is, therefore, no surprise that it is such a popular choice with both Brits for a staycation and tourists from abroad.
Are you planning on spending your holidays in Cornwall? If so, here at Breakfree Holidays we’ve compiled a list of the best holiday parks in the south-west, to help you decide on where to have a Cornwall holiday to remember.
On this list, you’ll find a selection of award-winning and five-star holiday parks with a mixture of accommodation options, ranging from luxury holiday homes with expansive sea views, to cosy caravan parks nestled among the trees. Each park caters fully for both adults and children, taking care of everyone’s needs and desires.
So whether you are looking for a cheap caravan holiday in Cornwall, where you can hire a static caravan or a touring caravan site in Cornwall where you can bring your own caravan, you’ll find the best holiday park Cornwall has to offer you right here.
12 Best Holiday Parks in Cornwall You Need To Visit In 2021
- Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay
- Haven Perran Sands
- Parkdean Resorts Looe Bay
- Seaview Holiday Village
- Parkdean Resorts Lizard Point (Mullion)
- Parkdean Resorts Sea Acres
- Parkdean Resorts St. Minver
- Trevella Park
- Parkdean Resorts Newquay
- Haven Riviere Sands
- Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach
- Parkdean Resorts White Acres
1. Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay
Location – Near Newquay, Cornwall
Best for – Surfing and visiting the North Cornwall coastline
Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay lies just outside of Newquay, within walking distance to Holywell Bay beach. Here there is a range of accommodation options for touring and camping, including safari tents for a luxury glamping experience or beautifully furnished static caravans.
The best thing about this holiday park is the fact that it has a surfing academy, perfect for if you want to try surfing for the first time. Holywell Bay is also home to an interesting grotto (be careful not to get cut off by the tide) and the famous Gull Rocks – twin islets sitting just off the coast, which you may recognise from the popular television series ‘Poldark’.
This family-friendly park features a water slide, heated outdoor pools, adventure playground and soft play area.
2. Haven Perran Sands
Location – Perranporth, Cornwall
Best for – Dog-friendly accommodation and dog-friendly beaches
Spend your holidays at the friendly and award-winning Haven Perran Sands holiday park, and you’ll be able to choose between a homely caravan or one of the parks luxury lodges, all with direct beach access to one of the finest beaches in Cornwall. This is truly one of the greatest holiday parks in Cornwall – it even made it onto our list of top 15 caravan parks in the country!
Perran Sands is a gorgeous sandy beach with a dune system, making it a Special Area of Conservation. Despite it being one of the most popular beaches to spend a Cornwall holiday, it is usually fairly quiet in comparison to some others in the area. Dogs are allowed all year round, which is great news for those spending their holidays with their dog,
Here there plenty of activities and sports equipment to help you enjoy your holidays, as well as a variety of toys and inflatables which are for use in the swimming pool. There are both heated outdoor and indoor family swimming pools on-site, complete with a water flume, lazy river and paddling pool.
3. Parkdean Resorts Looe Bay
Location – Looe, Cornwall
Best for – Rockpooling on the beach and relaxing in Looe town centre
This holiday park has a selection of caravans and lodges, sleeping 2-8 people with many pet-friendly options.
Here you are well located for visiting Looe Island marine nature reserve, where you can discover some exciting wildlife. It is one of the best places in the county to see black-backed gulls and grey seals. Here you are also only a 15-minute drive from the quaint fishing village of Polperro, where you can learn its mysterious past at the Polperro Heritage Museum of Fishing and Smuggling.
At this holiday park, you’ll find an indoor swimming pool, wildlife trail, a multi-sports court, crazy caves indoor soft play area and a selection of food and drinks venues.
4. Seaview Holiday Village
Location – Polperro, Looe, Cornwall
Best for – Panoramic sea views and countryside walks
Situated a 7-minute drive away from the pretty village of Polperro and its heritage coastline, Seaview Holiday Village is a fantastic choice for your holidays in Cornwall. Here you can stay in one of the parks beautifully presented caravans, bungalows and chalets – many of which are dog friendly. In fact, this is one of the best dog-friendly holiday parks Cornwall has to offer, with a designated dog area and even a doggy bar and drinks menu!
The holiday park has sea views across to Talland Bay, where after a short drive, you can splash about in its turquoise waters before grabbing some ice cream from the waterside cafe.
This park has a games room, playground and a heated indoor pool where the kids can play with the ‘water walkers’ while you relax in the steam room and spa bath.
5. Parkdean Resorts Lizard Point (Mullion)
Location – Helston, Cornwall
Best for – Exploring Lizard Point and St Michael s mount
Parkdean Resorts offer a range of luxury lodges and holiday caravans in Cornwall, in a variety of locations, to suit every budget. Located a 25-minute walk or a 3-minute drive from Mullion town centre, this park is a great place to base yourself for exploring this part of Cornwall.
From here you can easily explore the peninsula and visit all the best fishing villages, beaches, secret coves and caves that Cornwall is famous for. On your list, you should definitely have St Michael s mount, which is reachable by car in half an hour. This stunning tidal island, topped by a castle, is only accessible via boat, sea tramper or via the causeway at low tide.
There are plenty of family-friendly activities and facilities at this park including, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a high ropes course, arcade, soft play area and mini-golf. If this isn’t enough to keep you entertained, Flambards Theme Park isn’t very far away.
6. Parkdean Resorts Sea Acres
Location – Near Helston, Cornwall
Best for – Learning how to Scuba Dive and walking the South West Coastal Path
Looking for a holiday park set upon the clifftops overlooking the sea? Look no further. This park offers all you need for a holiday in Cornwall. Here you can choose between a well-equipped and comfortable caravan or a luxury lodge, with views across to the sea.
Parkdean Resorts Ses Acres is the only holiday park on this list which has a PADI scuba diving dive centre, making it a fantastic choice if you’ve always wanted to try this most special of activities and get closer to all the vibrant sea life that lives off the Cornish coast.
The nearest beach to the park is Kennack Sands, where you can swim, surf or explore the cliff tops by walking along the South West Coastal Path.
This park offers a variety of activities to help you make the most of your holiday. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, pitch and put green, adventure playground and plenty of on-site eateries, whether you want a quick snack or a long relaxing dinner.
7. Parkdean Resorts St. Minver
Location – Wadebridge, Cornwall
Best for – Its leafy woodland setting and family-friendly activities
This resorts’ caravans and lodges are nestled among the trees, giving this park a cosy countryside feel. With plenty of dog-friendly accommodation options and local walks, it’s an especially good choice for a family holiday with man’s best friend.
The facilities here are perfect for family fun, with plenty of indoor and outdoor options to choose from. Inside you’ll find a games room with both pool and table tennis tables, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Outside, you’ll find crazy golf, an adventure play area and a sports court.
8. Trevella Park
Location – Newquay, Cornwall
Best for – Outdoor Activities, Fishing and visiting Newquay
Trevalla Park in North Cornwall is a multi-award-winning, five-star holiday park with facilities and accommodation options for everyone. It is set up for touring, camping and glamping, in addition to the luxury lodges and caravans you’d expect to find at a park such as this.
It is also located within walking distance to Crantock beach and in very close proximity to perhaps the most popular destination in the county – Newquay., making it one of the best holiday parks in Cornwall.
In addition to the two fishing lakes for any anglers in the family, you’ll find plenty of other outdoor family-focused activities, suitable for both adults and children. You can relax in the heated outdoor swimming pool – which also has a paddling pool for younger children or play crazy golf. There are not any clubs for children here, but there’s an adventure playground for the little ones, and plenty of green space for outdoor activities such as football, cricket, rounders and whatever else takes your fancy.
9. Parkdean Resorts Newquay
Location – Newquay, Cornwall
Best for – Sandy beaches, outdoor swimming and visiting north Cornwall attractions
Parkdean Resorts Newquay is one of the finest Cornwall holiday parks there is, with all the accommodation choice you could ask for. There is something for everyone, as the park welcomes touring caravans and campers, as well as families looking to hire a caravan. If you want something a little more luxurious, you can choose to stay in the brand new lodges that were added to the park in 2020.
If you’re looking for a park near Cornwall’s best beaches, this park’s location makes it easy to choose from all 11 of the beaches around Newquay, making it perfect for activities such as surfing, horse riding and sea swimming.
When you’ve had enough of the beach, you and your family can enjoy the on-site facilities this park has to offer. If you were hoping for at least one outdoor swimming pool, this park has three! As well as an additional pool for younger children and a 200ft water slide. There’s also a 9-hole golfing pitch, archery area and a nature trail. For evening family entertainment, you can spend some time in the arcade or visit the bingo hall.
10. Haven Riviere Sands
Location – Hayle, Cornwall
Best for – Exploring Land’ s End and visiting St. Ives
This award-winning caravan park just had to be on our list of best holiday parks in Cornwall. One of only two Haven holidays Cornwall has for you to choose from, it is situated right next to the beach in St Ives Bay and only a short drive away from the town itself. You can choose from three standards of caravan – standard, deluxe or prestige, making it easy to suit your budget.
Of all the holiday parks on this list, this is the closest to St Ives, where you can find some of the best cultural attractions in Cornwall such as the Tate St Ives gallery with modern art from some of the best British artists. Boat trips are also available nearby, taking visitors to the aptly named Seal Island.
Like most holiday parks in Cornwall, Haven Riviere Sands has a vast array of family-friendly facilities and activities for guests to enjoy on-site, making for fun-filled holidays without even needing to leave the boundaries of the park. Here you will find an indoor pool, outdoor pool, surfing, paddle boarding and archery lessons, bungee trampolines and more.
11. Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach
Location – Near Newquay Cornwall
Best for – Surfing at Crantock, exploring St Austell and visiting the Eden Project
If you are looking for a caravan holiday in north Cornwall, then Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach is as good a choice as any. Their well equipped holiday homes, close to one of the nicest beaches in Cornwall, offer the perfect accommodation for the whole family, sleeping up to 8 guests comfortably.
Crantock Beach is only a 15-minute walk away and is one of the finest stretches of sand in the country. Here you can swim, surf, go horse riding or sunbathe if the weather is right. The park is also just north of Truro, Cornwall’s only city, where you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and visitor attractions.
This park caters for children of all ages, with an adventure playground, nature trail and crazy golf course to name some of the activities available here. However, unlike most holiday parks on this list, this park doesn’t have a swimming pool.
12. Parkdean Resorts White Acres
Location – Newquay, Cornwall
Best for – Visiting St Austell and the Eden project
Parkdean Resorts White Acres is located just 5 miles away from the town of Newquay but is more inland than most other Newquay parks making it well located for visiting both the town of St Austell and the Eden Project.
St Austell is one of the biggest towns in Cornwall, making it worth a visit on your holiday. The town is known for china clay mining, which has shaped much of the landscape here. Head to the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum to discover why so many lakes around St Austell glow an almost luminous emerald green or visit famous Eden Project which is built in an old china clay pit. It now houses thousands of rare and exotic plants underneath its geometric domes – creating the largest indoor rainforest in the world!
Within driving distance of this holiday park, you can wander among beautiful gardens complete with massive living sculptures at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, no longer lost, but one of the most popular garden attractions in the country. On the way back, don’t forget to visit the gorgeous Pentewan Sands for a stroll along the beach before dinner.
Here there are 13 fishing lakes! Perfect for anglers in the family to get back to nature and enjoy this relaxing pastime. Children are easily entertained here with on-site facilities such as an adventure play area, arcade, climbing frame and indoor activity playroom. If that’s not enough, there is plenty of water-based family entertainment at the indoor swimming pool.
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