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Polruan Holiday Park

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Townsend, Polruan PL23 1QH England
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Polruan Holidays is a delightful family owned exceptionally well maintained exclusive camping and caravanning park with a very convivial atmosphere, no overcrowding and well-spaced pitches, with no club or evening entertainment on site just peace and quiet, all set within a splendid unique location of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by National Trust and farmland, with the most fantastic panoramic breath-taking sea views. Whether you are looking to stay in one of our Holiday Homes or within the Camping field, we are sure you will find Polruan Holidays to be a kind of magical place, an area of tranquility and inspiration, with the sheep and the cows gracefully grazing on the rolling Cornish countryside and headland, the singing of birds and the welcoming nature of wildlife nestling within our hedgerows, you may see a rabbit or two and a occasional sighting of a fox or even a deer, all this with miles of the most magnificent astonishing panoramic sea views and this picturesque stretch of the rugged Cornish coastline from Dodman to the Lizard right here from the parkPolruan Holidays is situated at the very top of Polruan village just metres from the south west coast path and the famous Hall Walk. Within the village you will find two pubs serving real local ales and good home cooked food, both offering a takeaway service. Also a grocery store, a gift shop and a café. From the quay a passenger ferry (a short, but very pleasurable trip) takes you across to the well-known adorable harbour town of Fowey with plenty more shops, including bakers, butcher, a chemist, restaurants, more pubs, and takeaways. Fishing trips and boat hire are also available here. All set within an idyllic location for the Eden Project, Looe, polperro, The Lost gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock, Mevagissey, and much more......The perfect place for Walkers, Photographers, Artists, Fisherman, and Bird watchers a like or just relax and unwind and enjoy this extremely unique un-spoilt charming Cornish location, and if you should feel the need to venture further there is also a bus service available from the park
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Bruce C wrote a review Aug 2020
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The perfect location Taking a staycation due to current circumstances we decided to take the plunge and travel from Edinburgh to Cornwall - somewhere that had always been on our to do list...... and was my wife’s first time camping.... so it had to be right! And The boy done good In choosing Polruan Holiday Park to pitch our tent. I can only describe the location as a perfect base whether it be to relax, visit picturesque villages or walk to stunning (and I mean stunning) beaches. It was idyllic - it’s right on the coast and a short walk  from the village of Polruan where you can enjoy fish and chips sitting round the harbour.The sun shone and to pitch a tent in a location overlooking the sea with the sun shining was more than we could have wished for. Like everyone we were concerned about Covid 19 but we had nothing to worry about. The site was spotless and had adapted everything accordingly. We felt safe and very comfortable. The family who run it were extremely welcoming, very hard working and everything was catered for including a very well stocked shop reflecting realistic prices on all products. We had electricity which made a big difference. The site grounds are manicured to perfection and coastal walks easily accessible. If you like the outdoors and are looking for peace and relaxation in an idyllic, quite stunning location Polruan Holiday Park is a must. 
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil A wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom3 contributions
We spent 5 nights here, with our tent, at the beginning of August. We had pitch 7 in the upper field (also with use of pitch 8 as it was not in use during the current Covid crisis to allow more spacing). We had lovely sea views in a couple of directions from the tent. The site is immaculate with super clean showers and toilets. The owners had worked hard to install hand sanitizers etc. during the current health crisis.This is a small site and other occupants were friendly and polite. There is a very well stocked shop at reasonable prices, a great information room with books to borrow, good washing up facilities, room with freezer, fridge and ironing facilities and the free WiFi was excellent. The grounds are immaculate with the grass kept cut short. There are strict rules regarding behaviour and noise in the evenings, but this was one of the reasons we chose this site! No loud music and other campers were very respectful of each other. Polruan village has a couple of pubs. The Russell was our favourite, but the Lugger was good as well.Just a quick hop on the passenger ferry across to Fowey from Polruan. Other people have mentioned the steep hill down to the village, but honestly the walk back was not that bad (I'm 65). Furthermore if you used the coastal path for part of the way back to the camp site it was less steep than using the road the whole way. The last few kilometres to the site is by single track road with passing places. A little daunting, but stick to the directions given to you by the owners and you will be OK. If you are looking for a peaceful camping holiday in beautiful surroundings this is the place for you! Neil and Bobby from Edinburgh, August 2020.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kyla_pain wrote a review Aug 2020
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We had hired a motor home and visited in July 2020. We had a fantastic grass pitch (11) with plenty of room for the motorhome and a pop up gazebo. It was a very relaxed, quiet setting with beautiful views and easy access (path direct from campsite) to Polruan . Polruan quite quiet but great food in the Lugger pub and ferries running every 15 mins across to Fowey, which was bustling and can hire boats and kayaks etc here. The whole site was immaculate and clean, with the owners doing this themselves. The shower and toilet blocks were spotlessly clean and modern. The owners were welcoming and had put lots of safety measures in place due to the current COVID situation. There was an information room with books and information on local ferry and bus times, as well as local/coastal walks. The shop was well stocked with groceries as well as camping items that you might need. The opening hours were also good and longer than a lot of other sites we have been to. We enjoyed it so much we returned 10 days later and will be booking again for next year. Would absolutely recommend for a chilled break.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tracey B wrote a review Aug 2020
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
What makes site so very perfect is the peace, the views, the stunning and varied walking, the proximity to both Polruan, Fowey and many other lovely Cornish villages should you feel the need to get back in your vehicle, on your bike or on the local bus, which stops right outside the site, and explore. PLUS the huge efforts Kevin, Trudy and Barrie go to to make this site the perfect place to unwind, relax and watch the sun go down are just extraordinary from the perfectly clean, and I really do mean perfectly clean, facilities the brilliant on site shop and the staggering amount of local knowledge, advice and guidance make this site one in a million. We know that this is a site where we can guarantee an extremely warm welcome coupled with peace and quiet, exhaust ourselves on long walks with glorious views and trundle down the hill in the evening to one of the local pubs which serve a great pint and a splendid supper walking some of that off coming back up the hill. All in all we just couldn’t recommend this site enough we love it and shall be returning again and again and again. Thank you K,T & B don’t change a thing at Polruan Holidays it’s perfect as it is.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Neil R wrote a review Aug 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom14 contributions7 helpful votes
POSITIVES Very clean well maintained Easy to find Friendly staff ample space Beautiful sea views VERY VERY quiet ( see negatives ) NEGATIVES Cut off from just about everything Must walk down a 18% hill ( seriously ) to get to Polruan ( nothing really there when you get there ) TOO quiet, pretty much TOTAL noise curfew after 10.30 although campsite as dead as a dodo after 9pm Boring boring boring place to stay Miles of driving on very narrow B road in order to get anywhere more interesting such as Looe Badly stocked campsite shop ( nearest “ larger “ shop a small minimarket in Pelynt 7 miles away on narrow B roads ) SUMMARY IF you are happy sitting on a campsite in silence day after day very cut off from everything then go to Polruan. We’ve stayed on endless campsites in Cornwall for over 45 years now ...sadly would not return here .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from kevin cox, Owner at Polruan Holiday Park
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Thank you for choosing Polruan Holidays, although I am very mystified why you did. We make it noticeably clear on our website that one should read and take note as our park may not suite your requirements. You should make the effort to do your homework before making a reservation. We promote ourselves as being a place of tranquillity, a campsite to relax and listen to the sounds of wildlife whilst reading a book or just admiring the magnificent sea view with perhaps a drink or two. Like we say, “a unique location for relaxation”. The perfect place for walkers and explores, to add we have some of most recognised walks in Cornwall right here from the park. You mention Polruan is very boring, I am not sure what you expected as you do not mention that, perhaps you expected to find Brighton pier. Polruan is an unspoilt traditional boat building village with two pubs on the Quay, serving excellent food and local ales both pubs offer takeaways, you can take a seat on the quay with a drink and watch the boats go by, or you can take the ferry across to Fowey with plenty more pubs and restaurants or even take a boat trip up the river or do a spot of fishing. Take a walk to Readymoney cove or walk on to Polkerris where you will find the pubs on the beach. It would appear you did not know all events and social gatherings have been cancelled this year, there would normally be music, hog roast or some kind of an event on the quay and plenty of socializing and larger events in Fowey. The fact that you don’t like tranquillity and that you are not aware of the current restrictions due to covid-19, makes it all very hard to believe with your wife supposedly being a doctor, I would have thought what with the current situation a peaceful holiday would have been the best medication for her. Its ten miles to Looe and six miles to Polperro, hardly miles of driving, many visitors walk to Polrerro and even Looe if you do not like driving the local bus stops outside our main gate and will take you there. You mention our shop is badly stocked, now that’s weird, we are told by our visitors time and time again we have one of the best stocked campsite shops they have ever seen, (see the other reviews) we sell everything apart from alcohol, (not licenced to do so) and if you are looking for something a little exotic we can normally have it here the following day. If you like a holiday park with noise, clubhouse or swimming pools than try Butlins or Pontins or a large Haven site, that would indeed suite you better. You claim you have been coming to Cornwall for 45 years, yet you complain about the hills and the park being remote, unfortunately for you that’s why Cornwall is so special, full of unspoilt remote villages, a unique and beautiful place to visit, away from the rat-race of normal day life. Your fellow campers complained about your music, their words to me where can we book-in for an extra three nights now that the couple on pitch 5 have left. Perhaps next time try Blackpool or better still stay at home in Bournemouth.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Polruan Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Polruan Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Fowey Estuary (0.7 miles), Fowey Aquarium (0.7 miles), and Fowey River Gallery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Polruan Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Polruan Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Polruan Holiday Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quay Bakery, Kittows of Fowey, and The Dwelling House.
Is Polruan Holiday Park located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Polruan.
Are pets allowed at Polruan Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Polruan Holiday Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanhydrock House and Garden (9.0 miles), Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry (8.0 miles), and Restormel Castle (6.8 miles).