Ayr Holiday Park is the only Park in St Ives itself, a first-class holiday resort with beautiful scenery and a unique character. We are less than half a mile from sandy beaches, which provide endless fun for children and safe bathing for all the family. We have outstanding views across St Ives Bay and direct access to the coastal footpath, with all the attractions of St Ives just a walk away including all manner of watersports. All pitches have good views.
: August in 2008
This is a great campsite! The toilets and showers are clean and modern and free to use. You can see St Ives bay from the campite and the view out to sea is amazing.
We have been back for several years and have a great time every year, it was only this year that we went to another part of Cornwall and realised what a great campsite Ayr is!
Ayr Holiday Park, St Ives, Cornwall
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Practical Caravan Top 100 Parks Award 2008
Ayr Holiday Park is set right on the Cornish coast just west of St Ives. The site has stunning views out to sea and is less than half a mile from a safe swimming beach. It also has direct access to the South West Coast Path.
The harbour, beaches and attractions of St Ives are within walking distance, or you can catch a bus just outside the site.
Nearly all the pitches have electric hook-up and a water point. The hot water for showers and dishwashing is free, and the site has a launderette.
Children will be kept busy by the play area and games room. They will also love flying a kite
in the sea breeze that blows through the recreation field.
Though the site doesn’t have its own shop, the nearest is only
a few hundred metres away. In the evenings, head for St Ives and
its excellent pubs, bars and restaurants serving the catch of the day from the port’s fishing boats.
St Ives is on the southern tip of Cornwall, and is one of the county’s most popular holiday spots. The town is bursting with character but is best known for its modern art galleries. Tate St Ives is just out of the town centre by Porthmeor beach. However, you can discover a local artist or boutique gallery on almost every street.
To see the old quarter of the town, head for Downlong and get lost among the narrow stepped streets and alleys for a few hours. It can get busy in this part of town, so it is best to walk or use the Park and Ride bus service, rather than drive.
The beaches along this stretch of coastline are excellent for swimming and surfing. Just a short drive away is Land’s End where rugged cliffs plunge into the sea to mark the tip of mainland Britain.
4 Apr 2008