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Getting out and about from Atlantic Coast Holiday Park

Walk, drive, bus or train ride? 

Atlantic Coast is the perfect starting point for a stroll over the dunes, whether it is for a peaceful walk in the fresh air with stunning sea views or heading towards the sandy beaches with the family. 

For family fun, Gwithian Sands and Godrevy beach are ideal for building sandcastles, rock pooling, swimming, body boarding, surfing and beach games. These beaches are manned by Life Guards throughout the Summer. 
Upton Towans is the most local Pet Friendly beach with plenty of space for dogs to run, play and splash in the sea. 

For venturing further afield, there is a local bus service from 28th May until 16th September 2017. The open topped double decker bus runs three times a day from Atlantic Coast to St Ives - feel free to pop into reception for timetables and more information.

Alternatively, to experience one the most scenic train rides in England there is the Park and Ride service from St Erth and Lelant train station. Pets are welcome on this service and great value family tickets are available. The train service runs until 10:30pm giving many opportunities to wine and dine in one of the popular restaurants in St Ives. 

Easter Fun and Sales Event at Atlantic Coast

With Easter just around the corner, Atlantic Coast have lots of fun activities and events planned on Thursday 13th April and over the Easter weekend.

 Between 10am and 1pm on 13th April, the team at Atlantic Coast host their annual Easter event. There will be a traditional Easter Egg hunt, Easter Bonnet making and lots of other fun activities. We will be hiding Easter Eggs around the Park so let's hope the Rabbits don't find them first!

Mary from Children's Hospice South West will joining the team to help with the activities, cake stall and raffle raising funds for our chosen charity for 2017. We also have a 'Guess the number of Easter Eggs in a jar' for 50p a go - the winner gets to take home all of the eggs!

The perfect finish after a busy and active morning having fun, would be to indulge in a cream tea for those with a sweet tooth or a Proper Cornish pasty for those who fancy something savoury. All available from our shop for you to take away.

During the Easter holidays from Wednesday 12th April until Tuesday 18th April, the Pemberton Abingdon Holiday Home will be open for viewing. 

Pemberton Abingdon 2010 for sale. This stunning 2 bedroom Holiday Home is on a Super Premium pitch looking out to the dunes. The wraparound decking and French outlook doors are perfect for relaxing on during the long Summer evenings. The high quality of the furnishings, fixtures and fittings really do make the Abingdon home from home. For more information and details of special offers available with this sale, please contact our reception on 01736 752071

Things to do whilst staying at Atlantic Coast

At Atlantic Coast we have a wide selection of Tourist Information in Reception and in our Games room. With many attractions offering discounts, there won't be a shortage of places to visit whatever the weather. 

Angus from The Hoxton Special Kite Surfing School based in Gwithian, Hayle and Long Rock, Penzance called in to see us with new flyers about his popular Kite Surfing School. Angus told us that the School had now been running for 2 years and is rapidly growing. The School offers Kite Surfing, Power Kiting and kite buggying for beginners. Taster sessions are also available. Just down the road from Atlantic Coast, Angus says "Kite surfing is seriously good fun". 

Paradise Park is an awarding winning wildlife sanctuary with JungleBarn play centre. Just 2.5 miles away from Atlantic Coast Holiday Park, there is plenty to do and see with over 650 Birds and Animals. Lots of activities and daily events run throughout the year including Otter and Penguin feeds daily and Flying Bird shows from Easter to September. 

Dolly P of St Ives offers trips to Seal Island. Spectacular views of Godrevy Lighthouse and the beautiful scenery of St Ives Bay. An opportunity to try out Mackerel fishing or for the more adventurous, they also offer a 4 hour wreck fishing trip. For those wildlife lovers, Dolphins and seals are regularly seen in St Ives Bay and Bird watching trips prove popular. 

Tate St Ives has been closed for refurbishment for a while and re-opens on 31st March. This iconic gallery overlooks Porthmeor Beach (The Surfing Beach) and houses international modern and contemporary art. A range of activities and events take place throughout the season with educational and fun things for all of the family to do. The Barbara Hepworth Museum is also a 'must see' in St Ives and is not far from the Tate. 

For more information about booking a holiday at Atlantic Coast Holiday Park and things to do during your stay, contact Melissa or Pat on 01736 752071 

Local Cornish Event coming up in April

With Spring fast approaching, planning for local events and festivities are already underway. The first popular celebration will on 29th April 2017 in 
Camborne, Cornwall - Trevithick Day

Richard Trevithick was a British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall, born 13th April 1771. He performed poorly in School but went on to be an early pioneer of steam powered road and rail transport. He developed the first high pressured steam engine and then went on to build the first full scale working railway steam locomotive.  He was born in Illogan and went to a local village School in Camborne.

This picture shows the replica of Captain Dick's (as he was also known) Puffing Devil, the first passenger carrying vehicle powered by steam, made its debut on a road outside Redruth in Cornwall on December 24th, 1801. Stephen Williams one of the 7 passengers recalls "Twas a stiffish hill going from the Weith up to Camborne Beacon". The Puffing Devil turned around to complete its first journey. Unfortunately, a few days later the engine caught fire and was destroyed. A replica of the Puffing Devil is a sight to be seen on the day!

All over the town of Camborne, the streets are vibrant with local trade stalls, choirs, bands and dancers. Children from local Schools are traditionally dressed as Bal Maidens and Miners as they dance through the streets followed by the adults dressed in traditional Cornish black and gold. 

The fun filled day culminates with the parade of steam engines around the town with the Mayor of Camborne taking the salute at Trevithick's statue outside the towns library. Trevithicks Puffing Devil inspired the Cornish folk song 'Camborne Hill' still sung today.

Going up Camborne Hill, coming down
Going up Camborne Hill, coming down
The horse stood still;
The wheels went around;
Going up Camborne Hill, coming down. 

Camborne is only 7 miles away from Atlantic Coast Holiday Park in Hayle, Cornwall and is easily accessed by car or public transport. This makes it the ideal base for enjoying the spectacle of steam and being part of local Cornish traditions. 

2017 and Atlantic Coast Holiday Park are back on the scene!

Spring is on its way and the fields around Atlantic Coast are blooming with a sea of yellow Cornish Daffodils. We support our local farm shops by taking a trip once a week to buy these beautiful flowers to brighten up our Reception and Shop. A variety of flowers are beginning to blossom around the Park, adding colour and fragrance!

A nearby dairy supply our shop with some essential fresh produce. Milk, eggs, butter, clotted cream and yoghurts are all made in Cornwall. The perfect opportunity to start a holiday at Atlantic Coast with a true taste of Cornwall. Not forgetting our 'Proper Cornish' Pasties packed full of locally sourced ingredients and baked fresh to order on the premises. 

Our small shop has a selection of gifts, toys, sweets, crisps and tasty Cornish Clotted Cream fudge. We also have a small supply of toiletries, cleaning products and camping equipment. Daily newspapers can be ordered on arrival to help while away the long relaxing days at Atlantic Coast.

We have just stocked our shelves with local popular beers and cider. Granite Rock supply Atlantic Coast with three of their microbrewed ale - Summer Solstice is a Golden Ale perfect for a Sunny day, Bronescombe Vision, a dark bitter with multi fruit dedicated to Walter Bronescombe, a 13th century Bishop of Exeter and Penryn Company, a commemorative centenary ale to remember local people who served in the Great War. For each bottle sold there is a donation made to charities helping veterans and their families. All three beers are bottled conditioned. Rattler Cider is an ideal refreshing drink for those long summer evenings. Atlantic Coast have a good stock of Original, Pear and Berry flavours and in the words of Joe and Sam Healey, the local brewers
'Chill it, Sip it, Love it!'

Caravan and Camping Show at NEC Birmingham

On Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February, the Willerby Holiday Home team invited Melissa from here at Atlantic Coast Holiday Park in Hayle, Cornwall and Kayleigh from Garreg Goch Holiday Park in Porthmadog, Wales along to join them on their stand.

Atlantic Coast are expecting delivery of a brand new Willerby Avonmore and Willerby Canterbury for sale on the Park, at the beginning of June. It was good to have an opportunity to enjoy the comforts of these two luxurious caravans and appreciate the smaller details in each caravan such as USB ports in electric sockets, deep comfortable sofas and space saving storage. 

Lounge has wraparound seating with a sofa bed, electric fire, freestanding TV storage unit and a coffee table.
Kitchen has an integrated fridge/freezer and microwave, gas oven and grill with a glass splashback and extractor fan.
Dining area has freestanding table and chairs and a feature pendant light.
Main bedroom has a double bed with a lift up storage area, mirrored dressing table and stool and en-suite WC.
Twin bedroom has 2 single beds and a bedside cabinet
Family shower room includes a thermostatically controlled shower and circular wash basin mounted on a vanity unit.
The Willerby Avonmore is 35ft long and 12ft wide.

Lounge has a freestanding sofa with a fold out sofa bed, large TV storage unit with an integrated electric fire, coffee table and mirror.
Kitchen has an integrated fridge/freezer and microwave, gas oven and grill with a glass splashback and extractor fan.
Dining area has freestanding table and chairs with faux leather seat pads.
Hallway has a full height storage cupboard, wall mirror and coat hooks.
Main bedroom has a double bed with a lift up storage area, full height wardrobes, mirrored dressing table and stool and en-suite WC.
Twin bedroom has 2 single beds, overhead storage and a bedside cabinet
Family shower room includes a thermostatically controlled shower and a mirrored storage unit.
The Willerby Canterbury is 38ft long and 12.5ft wide.

Thank you to Theresa and the Willerby team for making us feel so welcome!

Own your Holiday Home at Atlantic Coast Holiday Park

The Pemberton Abingdon 2010 - 2 bedrooms

Considering the Abingdon is almost 7 years old, the interior is very modern and has been extremely well looked after, therefore in excellent condition.

At 38ft long and 12ft wide this is one of our larger holiday homes on the Atlantic Coast site, in a prime position looking out towards the sand dunes.  This 2 bedroom unit has a very spacious wrap around decking, with direct access from the lounge through double patio doors, making it the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the afternoon sun.

The open living area offers home comforts as well as stunning views, with the option to sit outside on the veranda during long sunny evenings.

The master bedroom is tastefully decorated with a large walk-in wardrobe and it's own access to the shower room. This room also benefits from a dressing table and stool, as well as a TV aerial point. 

Atlantic Coast Holiday Park re-opens for the 2017 season on 1st March. However, the staff are in our office on 01736 752071 and will be happy to answer any questions or arrange a viewing. 
Don't delay - View today!