Local places to stay and a guide to our local beaches…
Holywell Bay Fun Park is ideally located just 4 miles from Newquay and approximately 6 miles from Perranporth. We’re fortunate to be located in one of the most idyllic parts of Cornwall (if not the UK) and there’s always lots to do in the area.
Places to stay
Trevornick Holiday Park is located next to our Fun Park and offers excellent leisure passes for its guests. Find out more about five-star campsites in Cornwall at www.trevornick.co.uk
We recommend two luxury self-catering cottages near to the Fun Park. Sleeps 4 and 6 the cottages are ideally located for year-round holidays at Holywell Bay Beach. Visit www.trevornickcottages.co.uk for more information.
Local Beach Guide
With two miles of sheltered soft sands, great waves, fascinating caves, sand dunes and a slow flowing stream to paddle in Holywell Bay has it all. But don’t just take our word for it, in 2013 the Daily Telegraph voted Holywell Bay second in its Top Five Holiday Beaches in
Cornwall, stating: “The soft sand and rolling dunes at Holywell Bay are perfect for exploring or playing hide and seek with the children.”
The car park costs around £5 for the whole day, alternatively a scenic walk across the dunes takes about 15 minutes. On the beach there’s an ice-cream van during the summer, and just off the beach there’s a couple of pubs, a shop and toilet facilities. Holywell Bay is dog friendly.
A favourite with surfers and families alike Crantock boasts soft sands, sheltered dunes and at low tide the pools along the Gannel are perfect for small children to splash around in (but please take care when the tide turns as the water comes in quickly). The car park is National Trust owned and during the summer there’s a cafe, ice-cream hut and good toilet facilities.
Turn right at the dunes, pass Kelsey Head and you’ll come across Porth Joke (or Polly Joke) Beach. An attractive narrow cove, this quiet, sandy beach is one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets. Access is limited and there are no facilities but if you’re looking for your own piece of paradise this certainly comes close.
A short drive away, Perranporth is a great day out. There’s a good number of shops for souvenirs, goodies and beach wear within walking distance of the beach itself. The famous Watering Hole sits directly on the beach and serves a cracking pint of Rattler.
The other side of Crantock’s Gannel lie Newquay’s seven beaches, offering everything from world-famous surfing at Fistral to laid-back vibes at Lusty Glaze and fishing boats and Seals down at Newquay’s working harbour.