We have just returned from a week’s camping during the Whit Week break and what a gem of a site. One of the owners, Kell greeted us with a warm welcome and both she and Husband Nick were always available to give help or advice on local areas.
The site has one area with static rental caravans and touring caravans and the other area for camping, both were well maintained. The camping area had about 18 larger than normal pitches (with plenty of electric hook-ups), these were located around a large grassed area. This area offered an ideal safe and secure area with swings for the children to play and proved very popular; there is also another play area with a sandpit on the Caravan area for younger children.
Centrally located are the amenities; the shower blocks consist of 3 showers with free hot water and 4 toilets, there is an excellent laundry and indoor washing up area with freezers for those of us without electric hook-up points. We never had to wait to use any of the facilities which were always spotlessly clean!
For those without electric hook-ups or a TV, close the main entrance is a cabin which is used as a TV and internet room, adults however do need to accompany children and obtain the keys from Kell or Nick. But to be honest, if you need to watch the TV, what are you doing holidaying in Cornwall?
There is no shop onsite but basics like; eggs, mile & bread can purchased from the reception or alternatively there are large Sainsbury and Tesco in Helston about 10 miles away.
The site is definitely family and dog friendly and there is an adjoining field to walk dogs and they do offer a kennel facility too, however we never took advantage and I have no idea on the cost.
DO NOT follow the SatNav once you’re past Helson or you’ll end up in Kuggar (which is no issue but not the site), we had direction given to use once our booking had been accepted and if you follow those you cannot go far wrong. (Do not be put off by the track that runs off the main road to the site). Silver Sands is ideally situated to explore all the attractions the Lizard has to offer and there is easy access via a footpath at the main entrance of the site down to Kennack sands 15 mins away. There are 2 lovely beaches with good facilities, the East beach dog friendly. If you don’t feel like the walk from the site you can drive through Kuggar onto a carpark on the West beach and walk the dog on the Coastal Path to get to the East beach.
The site is visited by Cornish people too, you know the saying “if it’s good enough for the locals…”
On the downside we had some noisy neighbours who felt it was ok to allow their noisy children on the playground at 06:45 (even though it official opened at 09:00) and the next morning hold a full blown load conversation at 07:00, believe it or not these were actual Cornish people too!
We WILL be coming back and in my book that's as good a recommendation as any, well done to Nick and Kell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Silver Sands Holiday Park offers you a choice of static caravan holiday homes, lodge, touring and camping pitches in Cornwall in a mature parkland setting. Set in the dramatic and beautiful countryside of the Lizard Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Silver Sands Holiday Park is ideal for families, couples and singles alike, whether you want "away from it all" relaxation or a more active sightseeing and touring holiday in Cornwall. From Silver Sands it is just a short 1km woodland walk through the Lizard Nature Reserve to clean sandy beaches of Kennack Sands. The stunning Kynance Cove, the Lizard-the most southerly point in Cornwall and the unspoilt Helford River are all within easy reach. The rugged coastline of the Lizard Peninsula nestling many secret coves, sandy beaches and pretty fishing villages are all waiting for you to explore. As Silver Sands is a small family run holiday park, we know how important all the little touches are that will make your holiday experience a truly good one. Nick & Kell Whittle look forward to extending a warm welcome to you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Silver Sands Holiday Park Helston, Cornwall