Facilities at St Ives Bay, Cornwall

Whether you’re coming for a romantic couple’s getaway or taking the whole family, there’s something to make every trip special at St Ives Bay Holiday Park.

The outdoor eating area of our restaurant at St Ives Bay Holiday Park, with views of the sea.

Facilities at St Ives Bay

We’re perched right on the shore-front, with access to a 3-mile stretch of sandy beach that’s completely private, making it the perfect place to soak up the sun and go for a dip. You can also dive into our large indoor pool or take your kids for a paddle in the children’s pool – there’s plenty of choice at our holiday park!

When you’re not in the water, spend your time at one of our many activity spots. You can have a laugh with your little ones at crazy golf, ride the waves at our surf school, and enjoy the thrill of the arcade games before finding the swings and slides at our play park. End your day with a drink at one of our on-site bars and enjoy the nightly entertainment.

Or, take your family out for a meal at the Sands Bistro, where our chefs prepare fresh meals using local ingredients, and you can catch a gorgeous sunset over the sea.

Opening times for our facilities may vary depending on the time of year. Please check our seasonal opening times page for more information.

What's on park?

Sands Bistro

There can’t be much to beat sitting out at Sands Bar and Bistro watching the sun set over the sea, with a drink in your hand. This is what holidays are made of and it gets better. Enjoy amazing views of the beach and beyond, sit in or out, and bring everyone – not forgetting the dog - together. With a tempting menu prepared by our team of talented chefs, Sands Bistro is the perfect venue for memorable meals.

Dogs allowed: Yes


Dynamite Bar

A large family area with a whole host of entertainment suitable for all the family. A range of drinks and locally sourced tapas style, small bites are served daily. Entertainment and rainy-day activities also take place in the Dynamite Bar.

Dogs allowed: No


Indoor Pool

Take a dive into our large indoor pool or take your kids for a paddle in the children’s pool. Swimming does not need to be booked and operates on a first come first served basis. During busy periods we will run swim sessions to help manage our pool capacity for guests.

Dogs allowed: No

Children under 14 and non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult. Please read our pool terms of use and ratios below.

Park Shop

Forgotten an important ingredient or just need some milk for your morning cuppa? We have a well-stocked independently run shop on site where you can find all the essentials including newspapers and gift ideas.

Dogs allowed: No


Coin pushers, colourful lights and a noisy blips and beeps, our arcade has everything from the classics to the latest video game technology. So pop a fiver into the change machine and try to beat the claw!

Dogs allowed: No

Play Area

Play areas are scattered around the park and perfect for kids to enjoy whilst adults can sit by and supervise.

Dogs allowed: No

Our play areas are not supervised by staff. All play equipment is used at your own risk by children under your supervision.

Crazy golf course

Grab a ball and putter and get around the course in as few attempts as possible to compete for ultimate, crazy golf glory!

Dogs allowed: No

£2 per person with a £5 deposit. Golf clubs and balls collected from Guest Services.


Sports court

Grab your friends for a game of football, tennis or basketball on our outdoor sports court.

Dogs allowed: No

Court hire costs £5 for a 45 minute slot with a £5 deposit, inclusive of equipment which is collected from Guest Services.


Shore Surf School

St.Ives Bay has a resident surf school which is independently run by Shore Surf. Instructors Lawrence & Pete have 50 years experience between them and offer group and individual lessons which include the use of high quality equipment. All instructors are British Surfing Association level 4 qualified and fully insured. Shore Surf have a huge selection of wetsuits and boards for hire and for sale.

Please check website for times and prices.


The Beach

We are lucky that the park has direct access to the number 1 best beach in the UK by the Sunday Times Best Beach Guide. There is also a beach car park for our customers. The walk down to the beach is via sand dunes or a set of steps located below the pool and sands bar.

Towans beach is the perfect location to relax and soak up the sun. There are also plenty of stunning coastal walks for you to enjoy in this beautiful area.

The beach is life guarded by the RNLI usually between May and the August bank holiday. Please obey the lifeguards at all times.

Guest services & holiday home sales office

Looking to purchase your very own Holiday Home or get in touch with our friendly guest services team? We have the answers to all your holiday questions.

Facility Contact number  Opening times
Guest Services 01736 697401 Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Holiday Home Sales  01736 697400 Mon - Sun: 9am - 5pm
Out of Hours 01736 751609 Once Guest Services has closed
Views of the sea from our stunning holiday park in Cornwall, St Ives Bay. The perfect coastal holiday destination for all the family.

Seasonal opening times

Check out our seasonal opening times at St Ives Bay, Cornwall.

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Pool Terms of Use & Ratios

Indoor and outdoor swimming pools are subject to seasonal opening times and pool rules, which must be adhered to by all Guests.  Please check with Guest Services upon arrival at the Park for details of opening times during your stay and applicable pool rules. The supervision of children on the Park is the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times, including in swimming pool and changing areas. For swimming, children aged 0-3 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person in the same body of water on a one to one basis. A maximum of two children aged 4-7 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person in the same body of water. Children over 8 years of age who are competent swimmers (can swim unaided 25m or more) can use the pool independently provided there is a lifeguard present. For Parks where the pool is not lifeguarded one responsible person must supervise a maximum of three children aged 8-15 years old in the same body of water. 

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