After visiting Perran Sands in Cornwall for the first time last summer, we were quite impressed. We had glorious weather, spent everyday on the beach and I have to say the Haven caravan impressed me. I’ll be honest and say I was sceptical not having holidayed in a caravan for years, but it was almost brand new, modern decor, en suite toilet etc.
So as soon as we got back, we booked again for this year without hesitation. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite as sunny this year, but we did manage most days on the beach and the caravan surpassed itself. We believe we were probably in an upgrade to the level we booked and I reckon we had the best view on the whole site as we had a full on sea view and our caravan jutted further onto the cliff then any others so it felt very private. We had a decking balcony with table and chairs, not to mention a bath with shower over, as well as an en suite shower room off the main bedroom and washing machine in the kitchen.
Here’s the view from standing on our decking outside the lounge of our caravan:
So aside from my amazing caravan, the children couldn’t wait to get exploring. Not knowing that their cousins were due to arrive in another caravan, we headed to the central area where they had a play before we surprised them with my brother and his family.
Most days where then spent on the beach. Both my children just adore the sand, although Miss M has become a total water babe, she spent most of her time body boarding in the sea with daddy whilst Mister B and I played in the sand.
Mister B’s beach dumper truck was a big hit as usual, creating all sorts of imaginative play, it kept him occupied for hours!
Miss M opted for some beach gymnastics, to practice her cartwheels and handstands and I can definitely say she’s improved.
There is a steep cliff face coming down to the beach and with some water trickling though which made a river right across the beach. The children loved this and collected water there as well as making dams out of sand across the river, and having “sandball” fights against the cliff!
What I like about the beach at Perran Sands is that it is vast, so much room that you don’t feel cramped and they children had plenty of room to play. I’m pleased we had some good weather days where the sky was blue and the beach was sheltered, so the children could run around to their hearts content.
One day we went down quite late in the afternoon, not realising that the tide was on it’s way in, but that just provided extra entertainment with the children digging holes to sit in, and wait for them to fill up with water, before running inland a bit more and starting again!
When we weren’t on the beach, we made good use of the indoor pool, with Miss M enjoying one of the junior pool parties. She also had an archery lesson which she really enjoyed although I was surprised to see the bow was almost as tall as her!
The bungee trampoline was a big hit with Miss M where she could bounce up as high as the sky! She also successfully attempted some backflips which were amazing to see her twirling round in the air.
It was soon time for our holiday to come to an end, and typically we woke up to an exceptionally sunny day when we were due to leave, so once we had packed the car up and handed in the key, we walked down to the dunes overlooking the cliff and finished our ice lollies, threw some whistling foam javelins between us and played in the sand bunker behind a huge dune. It was so peaceful, warm and sunny I could have stayed there all day, but it was time to say goodbye to another wonderful family beach holiday at Perran Sands…