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Recommended campsites for Cornwall

Posted on: Monday 9th of December 2019

A selection of great customer recommended campsites for Cornwall, as well as things to do & useful tourist information links.

Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park, Bodinnick by Fowey, PL23 1LZ
Located high above the Fowey Estuary – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park has spectacular views across the hills and valleys of Southern Cornwall.  It is a perfect place to explore Daphne du Maurier Country.  Her house Ferryside is a short walk away in the village of Bodinnick. There are many varied and interesting walks around, including the famous “Hall Walk”.   The site has a shop, off licence and exceptionally clean facilities.

Padstow Holiday Village, Padstow, PL28 8LB
A trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without eating Rick Stein’s fish & chips in Padstow.  Stay at this Caravan & Camping Club Site – it is graded 5 pennant with AA and 4 star by Enjoy England.  The park has panoramic views of the surrounding beautiful Cornish countryside with direct access to a public footpath leading to the heart of Padstow.  Padstow is a quaint and historic Cornish fishing harbour town on the Camel Estuary with spectacular views, excellent walking and cycling, bird watching and beautiful sandy beaches.

Porth Beach Tourist Park, Newquay, TR7 3NH
If you are heading to Newquay, Porth Beach is a good family site to stay at.  This well maintained site is secluded in a quiet valley surrounded by open countryside and yet close to the glorious golden beaches and surf of Porth Beach.  The beach at Porth is ideal for families – very wide with lots of room to build the biggest and best sandcastles and then to explore the many rock pools. Porth beach is regarded as one of the safest beaches for swimming in the Newquay area.  Although the park is quiet and relaxing we are still within easy reach of all the amenities, theme parks and history that Cornwall has to offer .

Trethem Mill Touring Park, Truro, TR2 5JF
Trethem Mill won the Enjoy England Caravan Park of the Year in 2010 and it is loved by both couples and families.  The beautiful gardens – especially when in full bloom – wouldn’t look out of place in Kew Gardens.  They have a fantastic web site with lots of local knowledge so that you can plan trips to the local attractions, visit gardens and buy the best local produces and eat at the best restaurants.

Sennen Cove Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Penzance, TR19 6JB
“A campsite dramatically located right on the edge of the country, on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall.” Sennen Cove is in a great location for visiting Land’s End, St Ives and St Michael’s Mount.  The site is close to the coastal path and the Tourist bus stops right outside the campsite.  To complete the package there is a small shop, well keep showers and toilets and a pretty good fish and chips van that stops on a Monday.

Eden Valley Holiday Park, Lanlivery, PL30 5BU
Visiting the Eden Project?  This is a great little camp site just 5 miles away.  Eden Valley Holiday Park is located in a secluded valley.  It has around 50 pitches nicely spaced out around a number of paddocks.  It is good for a family or couple who want a quiet and peaceful time.  This campsite is usually in the Top 100 UK campsite lists and has a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.

Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Mevagissey, PL26 6BT
8 miles from the Eden Project, this campsite is a total contrast to the Eden Valley.  If you are looking for a great beach site with plenty of entertainment and activities, this is the one for you.  The slipway takes you straight onto the beach.  The Seahorse Centre has two indoor swimming pools one with a flume and a jacuzzi. There is a beauty parlour, restaurant with uninterrupted sea views plus free WiFi.

Trewethett Farm Caravan & Motorhome Club Site, Tintagel, PL34 0BQ
This Caravan & Motorhome Club site is a good base for exploring the north coast of Cornwall – including Boscastle, Port Isaac, Tintagel Castle and Padstow.  Set at the top of the cliff above Bossiney Cove, this campsite gives stunning views across the coast to the north and south.  The coastal path borders the site and there are spectacular cliff top walks to be enjoyed along footpaths to Tintagel and Boscastle.

Tristram Camping, Polzeath, PL27 6UG
The best located campsite for Surfers – Tristram Camping is located on the mouth of the Camel Estuary.  On the edge of the campsite is a path that takes you into Polzeath village or onto the cliff top with a path down to the beach.  There are some good pubs, restaurants and food shops nearby.  Plus a ferry takes you to Padstow.  Wetsuits and surfboards are available to hire on site.

Henry’s Campsite, The Lizard, TR12 7NX
The most southerly campsite in Britain.  Henry’s Campsite is a couple of minutes walk to the village and ten minutes from the Lizard and the coastal paths.  Added to the great location, this campsite is very different from the norm.  Each pitch is privately screened by walls and surrounded by exotic plants that thrive in this climate.

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, PL15 7TS
We love pubs where you can buy a drink or have dinner and then stay in the car park for free for the night.  One such place is the Jamaica Inn used by a number of LandCruise customers.  Also on site is the Smugglers Museum.

Heligan Woods Caravan & Camping Park, St Austell, PL26 6EZ
This Enjoy England 5 star campsite is small, secluded and set in the heart of the Cornish countryside adjoining the world famous Lost Gardens of Heligan and less than two miles from the coast. It is open eleven months of the year and has open views over countryside toward the sea and the fishing village of Mevagissey. Through an adjoining gate, visitors are able to access the entrance to Lost gardens of Heligan a garden lovers paradise at any time of year.

Marazion Caravan & Motorhome Club Site, Penzance, TR20 9DU
Just a few miles from Marazion one of Cornwall’s oldest towns with its charming small cottages.  From here you can look across to  St Michael’s Mount. Cross to the island by ferryboat or walk the causeway at low tide. Explore the village then climb up to tour the castle.  This Caravan & Motorhome Club site is also a good base to explore the southern tip of Cornwall from Lands End to the Lizard.

Tencreek Holiday Park, Cornwall (East), PL13 2JR
Tencreek Holiday Park is a fantastic option for great value touring near Looe and Polperro, on Cornwall’s stunning south coast. Tencreek is the perfect place to see all that this magical region has to offer and is packed with on-site facilities and entertainment for all the family. Open all year round, it’s location offers stunning walks on golden, sandy beaches, discover picture postcard destinations or visit some of the UK’s most iconic attractions.

Travel Guide Cornwall

Recommended Attractions:

  • Land’s End
  • The Lizard
  • Kynance Cove
  • Bodmin Moor
  • St Michaels’s Mount
  • The Eden Project
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Minack Theatre
  • St Ives

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