Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle Cornwall

Beachside Holiday Park Review

Hayle, Cornwall

We were invited by are good friends Tony and Tina to spend my birthday weekend at the Beachside Holiday Park. They have been visiting this park for many years and had always sung it’s praises. As avid travelers, we find ourselves staying in mesmerising and Unique Holiday Cottages throughout the year, so we jumped on the chance to head down to Cornwall and experience the city in another light (a caravan).

This was the first time we had visited this area and the park was really easy to find. Through the main entrance from the main road is a long winding lane that does have passing lay-by’s.

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The entrance to the Beachside Holiday Park

As you enter the park there is a large grassed area with pitches with hook up and water, this area did get very busy and had the majority of the pitches. would be great for families and groups of friends travelling together.

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Entrance to the park from the lane

Our pitch was located further into the park turning right past the swimming pool and up a small hill. Our pitch 54 was ideal with only one other pitch next door and all the other pitches separated by large grass areas. Hook up and water was readily available. We can see why our friends always choose this one as it is secluded but within a short walking distance of the amenities. A good spot with sea view and sunset views.

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Looking up to pitch 54

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Sunset view from pitch 54



Facilities at the Beachside Park

Toilet and shower block

There is only one Shower and Toilet block at the Beachside Holiday Park that does get very busy. Really with the size of the park a second block would be useful. It was clean, functional and had an accessible shower room too. There was also an area with multiple sinks for washing up too.

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Toilet and Shower block at the Beachside Holiday Park

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Looking towards the pool and reception area from the toilet block

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Reception, shop and entrance to bar area

Reception and shop

There is a shop with a selection of provisions on their shelves and we did see an Asda delivery van dropping off shopping to people staying on site. Asda and Lidl are a short drive away. There is a small selection of take ways foods on site and we also noticed many Chinese, Thai and Indian takeaways in Hayle which would deliver to the Beachside Holiday Park. You won’t go hungry here! At the Beachside shop you can also hire Kayaks, paddleboards, and wet suits.

Bar area

In the bar area it was quite strange to have an area right by the big screen for the kids to play which could be a little distracting. However the bar area was a decent size and had a really cute nautical theme. Paul watched some football in the bar, it had a good selection of beers, friendly staff with basic plastic chairs to sit on.

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The bar area at the Beachside Holiday Park

Outdoor heated swimming pool

The Beachside holiday park facilities are really family friendly. They include a children’s adventure playground, games room, outdoor boules and table tennis. The outdoor heated swimming pool was very popular and you need to get there early to get a bed. It was good to see a lifeguard on duty too.

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Heated Outdoor Swimming pool at the Beachside Holiday Park

If you walk towards the sea past the chalet accomodation, you come across a huge grassed playing area which had goal posts and plenty of room for the kids to run around. There was also a large play area to the right. Something to consider, if you are booking a sea view chalet or bungalow to bear this in mind, great if you are travelling with kids but is very noisy if you are not.

There are multiple benches at the edge of the park all with beautiful seaviews. There is a sandy path that leads directly onto Hayle Beach, this was easy to walk down, but very challenging to coming back up. We were very happy to see these benches so we could get our breath back!

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Path leading to the beach from the Beachside Holiday Park

The benches are a great place to sit and watch the sun go down too!

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Sunset views from the Beachside Holiday Park

There are various other types of accommodation at the Beachside Holiday Park and we will include a link at the bottom of this post so you can see the options that are available to book.

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Chalet accomodation at the Beachside Holiday Park

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Bungalows at the Beachside Holiday Park

A Motorhome service point is also available just to the left of the main reception building should you need it.

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Motorhome Service Point

Location of the Beachside Holiday Park

The location is excellent, walking distance to the beach and a 20 minute walk into Hayle. We had heard that Hayle beach was beautiful but we were still surprised at how stunning it was, we were blessed with excellent weather and we both thought we could of been walking on a beach in Thailand not the UK.

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Hayle Beach

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Hayle Beach

Hayle beach is stunning in the sunshine but we had been warned about the Weever fish that can be found in shallow waters and have spines that can impale the soles of your feet so beach shoes are really recommended. Some parts of the year too jelly fish can be seen but we only saw a couple during our stay.

Treat yourselves to some beach shoes here.

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Estuary leading to Hayle Beach

We loved this beach and spent a lot of our time here, if you turn left on the beach you can walk all the way into Hayle town via the estuary in low tide. You will pass a pub called the Bluff Inn which is great for a refreshment break and has great views over the beach too, another great spot for a sunset.

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The Bluff Pub

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Hayle Beach

If you are travelling with your dog do be aware that dogs are not allowed on the beach during May to September.



What to do in the surrounding area

Sample the local Cornish food delights!

We were told by so many people to try the Philps famous pasties of Cornwall. Coming in standard and extra large size, I am sure you can guess which one Paul picked. I chose the standard one, it was filling but so delicious I struggled through!

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Philps Pasty Shop Hayle

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Pasty time!

We also tried Warren’s pasties which were excellent too!

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Steak Pasty from Warren’s Shop in Hayle

Paul loves Fish and Chips and these from Lewis’s in Hayle were particularly good, succulent white fish with lashings off salt and vinegar, delicious!

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Fish and Chips from Lewis in Hayle

Walk to the Bucket of Blood Pub

Walk down the driveway, turn right and just past the church you will come to the Bucket of Blood Pub. The name came from an old well that was present in the grounds where the water was red tainted from the tin of the local mines.

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Bucket of Blood Pub

We spent a few nights here, had a great time with the Cornish hospitality and some superb food. We would definitely recommend a visit for a meal, they currently only serve food between 6-9 pm but do check out their opening times on their website here.

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Delicious lamb at the Bucket of Blood Pub

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Rack of Ribs at the Bucket of Blood Pub

Go bird watching at the Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve

From the Bucket of Blood you can walk down Phillack Hill and go bird watching at the Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve. It is a site of special scientific interest, noted for it’s biological interest including wintering and migrating birds. Wander down King George V Memorial Walk into the town. If your a twitcher then this is the place to be. This is tidal however, on a Sunday the area is flooded and the lock gates used. Regatta’s and other water based events are then held here.

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Hayle Nature Reserve

Go for a dip at Hayle’s outdoor swimming pool

At the end of King George V Memorial Walk you will find the outdoor swimming pool open during the summer months. For more information check out Hayles Council Site here.

Go for a swim or grab a snack at the Black Lobster

Walk to the right from the pool and you will come to the beach on the estuary. This was a popular spot for families to take their kids and dogs for a swim. There is also a little cafe here called the Black Lobster that serve drinks and snacks, with bean bags and deck chairs to relax on and watch the world go by.

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Black Lobster Cafe

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Black Lobster Cafe

Jump on the local bus and visit St Ives

Buses go regularly from the main road to St Ives. It only takes about 20 minutes and is a beautiful place to explore. Wander around the harbour then head to Porthmeor Beach for a sunset drink, a great day out. We found taxis easy to find and reasonable too.

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St Ives Harbour

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Sunset on Portmoer beach

Our verdict of the Beachside Holiday Park

The Beachside Holiday Park is in a perfect location, and Hayle Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen in the UK. The facilities on the park are good with lots of options of camping through to private bungalows depending on your budget. We would definitely recommend a stay here and we are sure that we will return.

Our video of the full tour of the Beachside Holiday Park.

We had a wonderful time in Cornwall and have put this video together for travel tips on what to see in this beautiful part of the world. Do make sure you watch this too so you can make the most of your stay.

For more information about the variety of accommodation available and prices do visit the Beachside Holiday Park Website here.

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18 Responses to Beachside Holiday Park Review Hayle Cornwall

  1. Cornwall in the sunshine is just the best! Admittedly Cornwall is lovely anytime, but when the UK is blessed with sunshine, it’s the perfect place to be. Hayley is lovely, I have been there many times and yep, the beach is stunning. Got to have a pasty in Cornwall as well, it’s traditional! Sounds like a great caravan park as well, we used to love our long weekends in a caravan! Pinned! #feetdotravel

    • We had such lovely weather, and can’t believe the warm weather has continued, unheard here in England as you know! We have booked to stay in St Ives for November for the Shanty festival, so the weather will be very different then!

  2. Shona says:

    So that’s where the awesome pasty with all that meaty goodness came from. That beach looks like you could be in Australia! What a lovely park with great facilities. A heated swimming pool! LOL. 😉

  3. Anna says:

    Beachside Holiday Park looks like a perfect location indeed: would love to visit St Ives! Hayle beach must be awesome (good to know about the Weever fish) Pinned for my future trips! #feetdotravel

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    • It was all over the local news about the Weever fish as there had been so many incidents, good to be prepared! Hope you get to visit this part of the country as it is beautiful particularly when the sun is shining!

  4. Tracy says:

    Great weather and a fab part of the world too! I love Cornwall though the last time I was there was for my daughters 5th birthday and she is now 22! We had beautiful weather then too! Have yet to visit St Ives!!
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    • We were so lucky with the weather, the summer here has been very unusual! It really is a fab part of the world look forward to some more visits as so much more to explore. Thanks for commenting.

  5. What a great place to stay. Lots of amenities, with the beach close by, restaurants, pool and more. My favorite is all the sunsets you can see from there. Love the restaurant name Bucket of Blood. Happy Belated Birthday! I pinned for later… #feetdotravel

  6. Kreete says:

    Who would have though UK has such nice beaches! I would certainly consider staying in this holiday park as we have strayed in many similar ones in Australia. None of which have a grocery shop delivery though haha! I appreciate your honest review and yes, a second toilet block would be recommended if this one gets busy!

  7. Travel Lexx says:

    Have never been to Cornwall but it looks so pretty in the summer. I would never have guessed that those beach photos were taken in the UK! Sounds like you guys had a great time! Think I am due a roadtrip!

  8. Great place for holidays, camping and relaxing Paul. Unfortunately, it’s in UK, haha. May visit it some day. Anyway, safe travel and wish you all the best!

  9. Megan Jones says:

    I’ve never been to the Beachside Holiday Park but you make it look like a wonderful place to add to my bucket list. Both the beaches and the food (ok especially the food) look AMAZING!

    Thanks for sharing.
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