St Austell – Find Out More
St Austell Luxury Villas can be found near a wide selection of top Cornish attractions. The resort is a close proximity to an array of quaint Cornish villages and bustling market towns along the unspoilt and breathtaking coastline.
Fowey (pronounced Foy to rhyme with Joy) is situated on the South coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. Fowey boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, many exhibiting local works. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), this quaint harbour town has a unique charm all of its own.
Nearby is Mevagissey, an attractive old town which was once the centre of Cornwall's Pilchard fishery, and still boasts a working harbour with a few dozen small fishing boats. In the narrow streets there are gift shops, craft workshops, galleries, cafes and pubs, not to mention several great fish restaurants and fish & chip shops!
Par, Cornwall is only a short distance away, nestled in the shores of St Austell Bay. This picturesque village and fishing port comprises several friendly pubs, shops and restaurants and offers a beautiful scenic coastal walks and cycle paths.
Just outside of St Austell is the spectacular Eden Project. Educational charity, world-class visitor attraction, botanical garden, unique regeneration venture. The Eden Project is all of these things, and more. It truly is a fantastic place to visit.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Also nearby you can find the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most mysterious estates in England. This award-winning garden restoration is already internationally acclaimed and promises to be a fascinating day out.
Near Helston you'll find the fabulous Flambards Experience. Described as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the South West of England, this is a theme park and fun-packed family day out with a difference! Offering rides, entertainment, activities and exhibitions, the Flambards Experience has something for everyone.
Flambards Experience is filled with unique undercover exhibitions including the Flambards Victorian Village, Britain in The Blitz and Memory Lane exhibitions. There is a fabulous undercover soft play area for young children - The Cool Zone, which is now open separately during the winter season. Flambards offers a great value day out for the whole family, whatever the weather. There is a fantastic variety of rides for all ages and entertainment for all the family during the Main Season.
Camel Valley Vineyards
Finally, a holiday in Cornwall is not complete without a visit to the renowned Camel Valley vineyards. Here they have been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall for twenty years, and today they offer fantastic wine tasting tours and the opportunity to take home a souvenir bottle (or two!).
If a recreational activity holiday in Cornwall appeals to you, then below is a list of some of the activities available for you to take part in while you are staying at Par Sands Holiday Park.
There are 35 golf courses in Cornwall to choose from, all offering a unique challenge from Parkland courses to Links courses. Below is a list of the golf courses within a close distance to St Austell;
• Porthpean Golf Club - Porthpean Beach Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AU
01726 64613 - http://www.porthpeangolfclub.co.uk/
• Carlyon Bay Golf Club - Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3RD
01726 814228 - http://www.carlyongolf.com/
• St Austell Golf Club - Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 7DS
01726 68621 - http://www.staustellgolf.co.uk/
Walking / cycling
If you fancy a rewarding cycle or walk in St Austell, then why not visit the Coast and Clay Trail. The Coast and Clay Trail is a part of the Sustrans National Network, and makes up a number different trails from Bodmin to Truro via St Austell. These trails take you from Bodmin, passing through famous attractions like the Eden Project and China Clay Trails, towards St Austell. The trail passes through Pentewan Valley towards the coast, passing through further attractions such as Heligan Gardens and Mevagissey. The route then follows through quiet lanes of the Roseland Peninsula to cross the River Fal at the King Harry Ferry before finishing in Truro.
The Coast and Clay Trail is made up of a number of smaller trails including Pentewan Trail, St Austell Trail, China Clay Trail, St Blazey Trail, Bugle Trail and wheal Martyn.
There are a number of horse riding stables in St Austell offering a range of outings and riding instruction for anyone from the novice to the experienced equestrian.
• Barguse Riding Centre – St Austell, Cornwall - 01208 831 817
• Boskell Riding Centre - Boskell Farm, Trenance Downs, St Austell – 01726 73049
• Lanjeth Riding School - Coombe Road, Lanjeth, St Austell – 01726 74633
If you fancy trying your hand at sailing in St Austell, there are two sailing clubs to choose from which are in close proximity to Par Sands, these are;
• Porthpean Sailing Club – Porthpean Beach Rd, St Austell - 01726 66266
• Pentewan Beach Sailing Club - The Harbour, Pentewan, St. Austell - 07963 686236
Both Pentewan and Porthpean Sailing Club offer good sailing and always welcomes new crew members.
The length and breadth of Cornwall’s North coast is over flowing with spectacular surfing beaches. Cornwall's Atlantic coast is famous for high drama and breath taking beaches, if you choose not to surf, why not sit back and enjoy the scener
Only a 10 minute drive from the Luxury St Austell Villas is Kidzworld, a perfect retreat for the entire family with 54,000 sq.ft of fun! With activities from Dodgems to mini golf and no height restrictions, even Mum and Dad can join in!