Camping in Cornwall is great fun! You can either pitch up amongst the gorgeous rolling hills or head for the coast and be walking distance from world famous beaches. There are plenty of campsites throughout the county which offer top facilities at great prices, providing the perfect setting for a holiday to remember. Unsure where to book? Check out these ten suggestions from our loyal social media following, who know what they’re talking about!
Carlyon Bay Camping Park, St Austell
Carlyon Bay Camping Park is situated in the heart of ‘Du Maurier’ Country on the south coast of Cornwall, between the beautiful estuary town of Fowey and the charming and historic port of Charlestown. Their large, level pitches are suitable for even the largest of caravans, tents or motorhomes, coupled with first class on site facilities for the whole family including heated outdoor swimming pools, play areas, luxury toilet and shower amenities and crazy golf, all of which are free to use.
Globe Vale Holiday Park, Near Redruth
Globe Vale are a quiet countryside park, set in 13 acres with far reaching views across rolling fields to St Agnes Beacon and the coast. Mature trees and shrubs complement the scenery along with plenty of open spaces for walking or playing ball games. The owners have been making improvements at Globe Vale since they arrived in October 2003 and are are continuing to invest in developing the park’s facilities. You will receive a warm welcome on your arrival at the park, whether you are camping/touring, hiring a caravan or indeed, purchasing your own permanent on site luxury holiday home.
Chy Carne Campsite, Helston
Chy Carne camping and touring park is a small family run holiday park set within the Lizard Peninsula overlooking Kennack Sands. A sandy beach Set within a designated area for outstanding natural beauty and of scientific interest. They welcome all Touring Caravans, Motor Homes, Tents, Camper Vans, Trailer Tents, and Folding Campers of all sizes and shapes. They have a number of areas designated away from their 2 and 3 bedroom static caravans, and also welcome well behaved dogs and pets.
Watergate Bay Touring Park, Newquay
This campsite is an AA 5 Pennant graded park, a David Bellamy Gold Award park, a Visit England 4* park, and a Green Tourism Silver Award park. They’re set in beautiful countryside designated by the National Trust as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Their aim has always been, as a family, to achieve a holiday for everybody that they themselves would wish for. They are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and beaches that compare to any in the world and aim to match the very high standards provided by their surroundings.
Churchtown Farm Caravan and Camping Site, Gwithian
Churchtown Farm Caravan and Camping Site is situated close to the church in Gwithian, overlooking St. Ives Bay. They are a quiet, family-run site set in 6 acres, with spacious pitches of which 75 are serviced pitches, adjacent to Gwithian sand-dunes. From their site it is approximately a 300-metre walk to Gwithian Beach, with its famous three miles of golden sands stretching all the way into Hayle. Never crowded, the beach is excellent for bathing and surfing, while younger children can enjoy paddling in the rock pools.
The View at Watergate Bay, Newquay
This campsite gives you the advantage of a tranquil, smaller campsite just a short walk to the beach with a dynamic holiday park nearby. Watergate Bay Touring Park is just 300 yards along a quiet road and all the facilities of the park are available to the customers of The View. These include: indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, skate park, pirate ship play area, arcade, pool tables, the Park Market, mini bus to the beach (only during the summer holidays) and the Cribbar with free entertainment every night during the summer holidays.
Tollgate Farm, Perranporth
Tollgate Farm Caravan & Camping Site is a quiet, family run site set in acres of tranquil countryside, ideally located for all of Cornwall, with easy access to both north and south coasts, the Lizard Peninsula, Land’s End, and all the attractions Cornwall has to offer. The site offers generous pitches situated within four enclosed areas, offering panoramic coastal views. As they are less than 1 mile to Perranporth’s shops and beach, it is only a short drive. There are also three walks to the beach, the quickest being 15 – 20 minutes, with spectacular views.
Trevellas Farm Campsite, St Agnes
A family run campsite, open Easter to October with stunning views of the Cornish coastline and countryside. Ideally placed for walking the coastal path, surfing at the local beaches or just having a relaxing holiday. They are half way between Perranporth and St. Agnes in Cornwall. New facilities from 2017 include showers, toilets, hair dryers, family rooms with baby changing, disabled facilities as well as raised toilets available with grab handles in ladies’ and gents’ toilets.
Trevornick, Holywell Bay
From exceptional, friendly service and five star facilities to the joy of running barefoot on the beach, a Trevornick holiday is a reminder of how much fun life can be. They aim to make every holiday as memorable as the last by remembering what makes them special. Roll down sand dunes until the world spins. Build dens in the woodland and castles in the sand. Sleep under the stars with five-star facilities at your fingertips. What are you waiting for? Visit Cornwall and experience a fun-packed family holiday at their campsite near the beach.
Treloy Touring Park, Newquay
Treloy Touring Park is a beautiful campsite in the Cornish countryside, conveniently close to the busy town of Newquay and some amazing beaches, but tucked away from the crowds. At Treloy Touring Park, they cater exclusively for families and couples looking for a camping holiday, with their own touring caravan, motor home or tent. They are big enough to offer comprehensive amenities, but small enough to care. Their sheltered location, only 3 miles from Newquay, makes them an ideal base to explore the stunning beaches and coastal paths, picturesque villages and Cornwall’s top attractions.