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Direct beach access

St Ives Bay Holiday Park > Activites > The Beach

We are lucky that the park has direct access to one of the finest sandy beaches in the UK. There is also a beach car park for our customers. The walk down to the beach is via sand dunes or a set of steps located below the pool and sands bar. The beach is life guarded by the RNLI usually between Whit weekend and the August bank holiday. The lifeguards will fly flags when on duty and will designate areas for swimming and for surfing. Please obey the lifeguards at all times.

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Have been going to this site since early 70’s with my parents in a touring caravan and later with my children in a static caravan. My husband and I went for the first time on our own this year and it seems to get more beautiful every time. Why go abroad when you can have such a beautiful beach on your doorstep and beautiful views from your window. Cannot recommend it highly enough. August 2015

- Valerie Gardner

Fabulous sandy beach with lifeguards whit to early sept.

- C T Harvey

This was my first holiday as a child around 7 years old and I’m now 35 and still holidaying here, this year I’ll be taking my own daughter. It’s such a great site for couple and families. The beach is stunning and we love having a drink in the bar watching the sunset. It’s so affordable and the chalets are great value…sitting outside with a BBQ in the evening drinking Lidl wine, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This is somewhere that I’ll always return to, I just love it!

- Kirstie Lawlor

We stayed in our motorhome for a week on a fully serviced pitch. The pitch was a very good size, level and not far from the shower block. Unfortunately the fully serviced pitches do not have sea views. We love this site, and first started coming here 25 yr ago, but have not been able to visit for a number of years since they stopped taking dogs, so it was so good to get back. The park is not manicured but nestles amongst Hayle Towans in a natural way. The view of the whole bay from Godfrey lighthouse to St Ives is spectacular. 10 stars for that. On the seaward end of the park is a complex that houses a swimming pool, a very reasonable priced bistro and an adult only pub. Families are catered for in the conservatory attached to the pub. The pub doesn’t open in the day which is a shame, as it’s a great place to sit on the terrace outside and watch the sea, but you can get a drink or a coffee, from the bistro. I must say it’s not that well stocked as they had run out of a lot of drinks by the Wednesday. The walk to the beach is very steep, I cannot do it anymore but my husband managed it. The club nearer the entrance to the park is ok, if you like bingo!!! We did see a band called Rocket men, after bingo of course, they were brilliant. The prices are not extortionate, which makes a change as most of these parks take advantage of holiday makers. The only drawback to this park is if you are camping you have to vacate by 9am on day of departure. This is very early and many campers in tents were forced to leave the night before. One family I spoke to were very disappointed with that as it meant cutting their holiday short, hence 4 stars and not 5. All in all a very good park for a quiet peaceful holiday. ( Review left on tripadvisor)

- Anthony S

Stayed here for May half term with my husband and two daughters (aged 10 & 8). We had an A6 chalet as that was the only accommodation left available when we tried to book and we are so glad we got this!
The chalet was huge!
My girls had a room each bigger than they have at home and we had a good sized double room.
The lounge was spacious with a comfortable corner sofa, TV with free view and a dining table. There were large patio doors leading out on to grassy area just shared with the chalet next door.
The kitchen was a good size also, with a modern cooker and microwave and oceans of cupboard space! Only suggestion is that it would have been useful to have had a toaster.
The site itself is just perfect for a laid back, peaceful retreat. There are numerous play parks spread around the parks for the children, as well as a tennis court and pitch and putt.
This is also the perfect base for those who like cycling. My husband is a keen mountain biker and spent many hours exploring the coastal paths and sand dunes – only occasionally finding himself a bit off course and on the beach!! Although we took our own bikes there are many places locally that hire bikes at a low cost.
One of the best aspects of this site is that they are not money grabbing as you see with some of the chains I.e haven, park resorts. There are no ‘camp characters’ that they have soft toys/merchandise of that they constantly advertise and market to the children – limiting the amount of pestering to buy things!
There are two little arcades which just have low cost machines for the children and even have little tuck shop so they can get some cheap goodies for 10, 20 or 30p with their pocket money – much cheaper than the shop! The two main bars are only open in the evening, although the Bay Bistro which serves food from morning til night has a limited amount of wines, cans and bottles if you fancy an afternoon tipple!
The pathways to get to the beach are a little challenging but it is so worth it, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, including abroad, definitely worth the walk. I have mobility issues but just about managed to get up and down- the path by the Bay Bistro was easiest for me. I think my will to see the beach was too strong to let my disability get in the way!
I have to say though, our favourite part of the whole holiday was being able to sit outside the Sands Bar/Bay Bistro in the evenings watching the sun set over the ocean, with a view stretching from St Ives one end to Godrevy Lighthouse the other, the colours in the sky providing a different backdrop every night – just magical.
Altogether an unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to go back again!

- Sarah Jenkins

Best place in the world

- Lewis Bell

Beach at St Ives bay holiday park

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