Polmanter Touring Park

St. Ives, Cornwall

4.5 stars out of 6 reviews

Open from
April to October
St. Ives, Cornwall, South West England, TR26 3LX
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Last updated
31 Mar 2022
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Bring along your caravan, motorhome or tent for a relaxing holiday in Cornwall at the welcoming family-run Polmanter Touring Park, which boasts a beautiful countryside setting overlooking the popular seaside town of St Ives, with spectacular sea and countryside views.

The site has everything you could want to make your holiday in Cornwall one to remember, including a range of great amenities. In the warmer months, you can take a dip in the heated outdoor pool which is open from May until September. An on-site spa offers health and beauty treatments, and you can stay active with the on-site tennis courts and playing field, while kids burn off their energy in the indoor soft play area. There’s also family fun with a mini-golf course.

For refreshing drinks and delicious meals, The Stable Bar and Takeaway has a cosy bar area and a bright conservatory space, with tasty food made from local produce. A superbly stocked on-site shop is also provided for your daily essentials.

If you’d like to book accommodation on-site, several luxurious properties are available, including two modern 4-person apartments and a welcoming cottage which sleeps up to 6 guests and has its own private hot tub in the garden.

The site is pet friendly and there are plenty of great facilities to ensure you have a great holiday in Cornwall with your four-legged friend, including a dog exercise area, a doggy shower area, and water bowls and tethering points outside the shower blocks.

If you’re bringing along your own tent, touring caravan, or motorhome for a holiday in Cornwall, there are a variety of pitches to pick from to suit all needs and budgets. There’s everything from non-serviced grass pitches suitable to tents, all the way up to multi-serviced pitches with electricity, a TV socket, fresh water, and a drainage connection. For your convenience, there are 3 heated shower and bathroom blocks on-site, each of which even features underfloor heating, well-lit mirrors and shaving points. Family shower rooms and disabled suites are available.

Please enquire now if you’re interested in enjoying a scenic holiday in Cornwall at this superb park.

More about the parkHide
  • Disabled access
  • Pets allowed
  • Children's play area(s)
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Drainage hook-ups
  • Electric hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Sanitary block(s)
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Take away food
  • Washing up facilities
  • Water hook-ups
  • Wireless internet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

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Polmanter Touring Park (www)

Cornwall, South West England
United Kingdom
TR26 3LX


From the A30 take the A3074 to St Ives. turn left at the second mini-roundabout to St Ives via Halsetown. Turn right at the B3311 and right at The Halsetown Inn. Polmanter is on the left

Nearby attractions

  • Beach
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding holidays
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Snooker/Pool

There's plenty to explore nearby during a holiday in Cornwall. The cobbled streets and gorgeous beaches of St. Ives are within walking distance of the park, and a bus also runs from the park into town if you don’t feel like the picturesque stroll. As well as the Tate Gallery, there is a multitude of restaurants, craft shops and galleries to visit there.

Miles of the Cornish coast are on your doorstep begging for you to explore them, while Polmanter also gives easy access to some of the best tourist attractions in the area, including Land’s End and the world famous Eden Project.



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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 4 review(s)

West Yorkshire

4.0 stars

On arrival at the park the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had not used a serviced pitch before and were unsure about the waste water. One of the staff came and helped us set up which was great.
The pitches were nice but I would strongly recommend levelling blocks. Some of them slope quite significantly.
It was a lovely walk into St Ives. I'm not sure why people say it's a steep walk back. We didn't use the bus at all. It is uphill on the way back but it's more of a gradual slope rather than a steep hill. We managed it pushing a pram anyway!
Due to the weather we only used the pool once but it was warm and clean.
Having the option of a restaurant and take away was good and they were reasonably priced.
The shop was a little pricey but with Tesco within walking distance we didn't really need to use it. Gas was cheap however.
The toilet blocks were clean. I just found it a little annoying that the shower stayed on for only about 20 seconds at a time and there was no temperature control and they were quite hot! There was a lady showering her children in the cubicle next to me and they were complaining.
We walked round the site before we left to identify some pitches we might like if we stayed again. We requested a pitch at the time of booking but did not get it so it might be worth listing a few when you book. Also make sure you follow the travel advice that is on the website as there are some roads in the area that are definitely unsuitable for caravans.
Overall I would definitely return to this site. The location is excellent as were the staff and facilities.


5.0 stars

although living in Cornwall we like to camp locally and by far the nicest site in my opinion is Polmanter just outside St Ives.It is a pretty ,clean site with a well stocked shop,lovely restaurant and swimming pool and clean modern shower/toilet block and nice level pitches.It is just about within walking distance or a hop on the bus distance from St Ives which is a good thing to avoid the very expensive car parking.Be warned if you wish to stay here in high season,book up really early as it is a very popular site!!!


5.0 stars

Beautiful clean and modern site that caters for the whole family, while we were there, the weather was awful, but it didn't spoil things at all. However, we weren't able to use all the facilities ie tennis courts, badminton games but, still used the heated pool. Indoor games room kept the teenagers occupied, the night entertainment (bingo Bob) was basic but very enjoyable. The restaurant, was very reasonable and the food was cooked to order, it was really tasty. A fairly long walk into St Ives, but a very pleasant walk, although i wouldn't like to try it with young children. A really good bus service runs on the hour at 50p per child and £1 for an adult, so wouldn't attempt to walk back from the town as it must be a good mile and a half up a very steep hill. Booked again for may next year and hope for better weather, really brilliant family holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives, Cornwall

West Midlands

3.0 stars

We chose to visit Polmanter after seeing it in the best of British booklet & reading magazine reviews
Polmanter on paper is the perfect caravan & camping site it dose have excellent pitches, a well placed late arrivals area, excellent out door swimming pool & I have to admit the new toilet block was very modern & always very clean. The play area for younger children was also very good as for the view from our pitch it was priceless.
So what put us off this site?
On arrival at the site office the reception staff seemed very snobby & this seemed to be the attitude of most of the staff working their (we have never came across this type of attitude on any other site we have stayed on good or bad) I can only guess that the magazine’s reporters that reviewed this site was known to the site staff & did not arrive unannounced.
The take a way & bar was only open for what seemed to be about two hours a day
& The short walk into the town/beach was down a narrow steep road not ideal if you have a young family the only alternative was to get the bus into town or take the car to an alternative beach.
As it was about two years ago we stayed on this site we can only hope the staff have been retrained in customer relations

The Past

** This review was originally posted by David and Julie Hazeldine from Warrington. **

This site is very well maintained by the Osbornes. There is a real sense of family commitment to making sure that everything is looked after. The site has spacious pitches and there is on-going tree and hedge planting. The facilites are excellent and provide for all ages. The site is in an excellent location for visiting St Ives and the Lands End peninsula. There is a superb arrangement for over night arrivals with carefully managed access to pitches. You can arrive any time and stay over on the arrivals field.

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