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  • New Perran Holiday Park, Cornwall

    Date: 2010.08.14 | Category: Been there, Review 3 star | Response: 0

    New Perran Holiday Park is on the north coast of Cornwall close to the popular beaches of Newquay and Perranporth.

    The first thing you will notice about this park is the view.  Situated in an elevated position you have a terrific view of un-spoilt countryside in all directions.  In fact it is so completely  surrounded by countryside and farm land, that New Perran has no traffic or car noise near by so you can really feel away from it all.

    Of course an elevated position does mean that you notice the windy days more but most of the site is bordered by hedges which provide some protection.  We would still recommend that you take along a wind break or two to give yourself some extra sun trap areas.

    New Perran has caravan accommodation as well as touring and camping pitches.


    New Perran is ideally placed for Newquay, with the popular surfing and body boarding locations of Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay just 5-6 miles away.  Even closer is the beach at Perranporth which is just 4 miles from the site entrance.

    Touring caravans, motor homes and camping pitches

    The pitches are large and well spaced around green central areas meaning that the park feels open and spacious.  We visited this park in the school summer holidays and the site was busy but did not feel crowded and was not noisy.

    The are a number of toilet blocks that have showers, washbasins and toilets. These are  cleaned daily and during our stay were clean – although after everyone gets back from the beach they can get a bit sandy.  There are also family rooms that include a baby bath.

    Washing up facilities were located in the same blocks and these were adequate.


    There is a good sized ‘heated’ swimming pool on the park but during our stay the children found the pool very cold – although this was not helped by the wind.

    There is a shop on site for your basic needs but this is open between 8am to 11am and 4pm-7pm so you need to be organised to be there before lunchtime.

    There is a also a Cottage Inn on site but on our 2010 summer stay this remained closed.  So it is worth checking before you book if you were expecting to have this bar facility.

    For children there is a good adventure playground in the middle of the park that our children spent quite a lot of time on.  There is also a toddlers play area and games/TV room.

    For those traveling with pets their are large dog exercise areas at each end of the park.

    Caravan accommodation

    The park has a number of luxury holiday caravans catering for 4 to 8 people. Each comes with a shower, toilet, hot and cold water, tv, full sized cooker, microwave oven, fridges, gas fires and electric heaters. Some also come with central heating.

    For more information about the accommodation>

    Review scores

    • Pitch sizes: 4 stars
    • Washing and toilet facilities: 3 stars
    • Entertainment facilities: 2 stars
    • Swimming pool: 3 stars
    • Overall score: 3 stars

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