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Harlyn Sands Holiday Park
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

This our second visit to the site, a beautiful location, not such a beautiful site. This however is fine and prices reflect this however the service in the reception & take away was shocking, people not only disinterested but ignoring you and walking by. The having baulked at the prices we decided to go for a take-away, however the food was inedible, actually inedible how that can happen to chips is beyond me, how anyone has the audacity to serve food like that is beyond me, flabbergasted and amazed I assume the person who served and cooked this food has never eaten or cooked food before. I would advise other campsites in this area that show courtesy and an ability to cook.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
6  Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed in a 2 berth privately rented caravan with our friends and their small dog and all had a great time. Really good location right at the heart if 'The 7 Bays' and only a few miles to charming Padstow. Lots to see and do locally or just explore the stunning beaches

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Nick F
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Campsite facilities are poor and need updating - no investment has been put into the site to improve it since we visited last year :( toilet areas stink and my 12 year old boy was disgusted to find faeces on the toilet wall !! Takeaway and shop are overpriced and their customer service leaves a lot to be desired. To top it all had to pay to use the showers which were filthy and for the use of the pool. We will not be going back which is a shame as the location is excellent. The owners of this site need to take note as people will not return to a campsite stuck in the 80's ....

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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6  Thank Jrk55
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

If you are looking for a good old English family holiday this is the place to go! We have been twice now, June 2012 and April 2014. They can't cater for families enough, the staff are really polite and very hard working!! And not to mention down to earth which is a good thing, all they want is the kids to have a good time and the parents to enjoy themselves. From 2012 to 2014 we have seen many improvements and it seems they really listen to the feedback. There are lots of places to visit 1 I would recommend is Trethoren farm, it is well worth the drive, there is so much to do you could spend all day there! Anyway back to Harlyn Sands, the caravan we had was great really lovely and the kids loved it. The only down side is we didn't stay long enough, we weren't ready to go home after a week next time we book it will be for longer!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Heather M
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MJA78, Manager at Harlyn Sands Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Hi Guys. Thank you very much for your review. Its lovely to hear that you have had such a great time, and can see the effort we are making into improving all areas of the site! We look forward to welcoming you on your next holiday.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Upside is the proximity to Harlyn and (bigger upside) Constantine and Booby's bay. Being charged for showers which switch off when you covered in soap is insulting given the rates you pay for staying in a field. Also being charged to use swimming pool compares with Trenance. Refused to put on the cricket

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank roytheryder
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Just arrived back from a lovely week-end with 3 of my femail friends.we had a 3 birth caravan looking right across the headland.The weather was lovely for walking & the staff were very friendly.They even let us dance on the stage with the children even though we are all in our 50's.Shame we didn't win the bingo but Thankyou to the family who gave us the bottle of wine(well we did help them with the quiz).Sorry to Saturdays master of ceremonies for us girls smelling of garlic.Certainly be back

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank kirkySaltashCornwall
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Hello every body

Durung the week starting the 9th September, we all ( Four Adults and two grand children, one nearly three and a one year old) went to Harlyn Bay holiday park, we had two caravans next to each other, one with full central heating.

It was not expensive, the caravans did the job adequately, the beach and bay was great, we had a few trip all within 39 minutes and it all went well.

In the evening we eat at 5 o clock in the restraurant, after which we went to the kids 6.30 scramble supervised by Zed, who did a great job,

One day it rained so we went to the on site pool.

Good value for money and great time had by all.

Our thanks to the staff.


Best regards

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Harlyn Sands Holiday Park

Address: Lighthouse Road, Trevose Head | Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8SQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow > St Merryn
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 14 Speciality Lodging in St Merryn
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Harlyn Sands Holiday Park Cornwall/St Merryn

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