Editor's Pick - Top Sites in Cornwall
Our selection of the best campsites for exploring one of England's most popular counties
- Heligan Camping & Caravan Park, St Austell
Situated within the original Heligan Country Estate, Heligan Caravan and Camping Park is a magical destination that can be enjoyed by everyone. Perched above the picturesque Mevagissey Bay, this five star park offers you all the peace and tranquillity you could wish for – you’ll be just a step away from losing yourself in acres of magnificent woodland and world-famous gardens. Bring your tent, motorhome or caravan and you’ll have a choice of pitches to suit all your needs – from grass to hardstanding gravel pitches, as well as use of their brand new amenity block, complete with a laundrette, drying room and dog shower! Alternatively, experience a taste of camping at its most luxurious by staying in one of their deluxe holiday homes.
- Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, Mevagissey
Celebrating 75 years, this award-winning holiday park is perfect for that special family holiday.
Situated on its own private beach, overlooking the idyllic waters of Mevagissey Bay, teamed with picturesque countryside views, Pentewan Sands is one of the finest parks in Cornwall. Sandwiched between two headlands, the bay is blissfully sheltered, suitable for little paddlers. Family-friendly and packed with variety, it is home to a whole host of fabulous activities; from an indoor water world, to tennis courts and a Watersports Centre. After a long day on the beach, pick from one of their three onsite eateries, or relax on the upper deck of the Seahorse – the entertainment venue. Whether you stay in a luxurious holiday home, pitch a tent or bring your touring caravan, you will be waking up to the sound of waves, sparkling sand and blue skies!
- Tehidy Holiday Park, Redruth
This centrally located site gives easy access to all the main tourist attractions in Cornwall. Rated four stars by the English Tourist Board, Tehidy is holder of a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for 10 years. Voted Regional Award Winner of Cornwall for six years running and also Best Holiday Caravan and Lodge Site in UK 2018 and 2019. Tehidy is nestled in a wooded valley, surrounded by World Heritage Sites and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to the stunning north coast beaches. The campsite itself lies alongside a stream and offers woodland walks and has easy access to surrounding cycle trails, including the coast-to-coast Tramways Route. On site you’ll ﬁnd a modern toilet and shower block, a laundrette, shop, and both an indoor and outdoor play area.
- Trevalgan Touring Park, St Ives
Surrounded by open farmland, Trevalgan is nestled between gorse, bracken and heather-covered
granite hills with stunning coastal views. It is another campsite which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet only two miles from St Ives. There are many walks from the park into St Ives or Zennor via local footpaths which join up to the South West Coast Path. If you prefer not to walk then there is a regular seasonal bus service and dogs are welcome (there is also a dog-free camping area). The touring park itself has free, underfloor heated showers, family rooms, facilities for the disabled, a laundry room, play area and games room. There is also an on-site shop with a selection of fresh bread/pastries, local produce, groceries and camping goods. While in St Ives enjoying this pretty harbour town, why not head to the Tate St Ives gallery, or take the short drive to the south coast to St Michael’s Mount.
- Meadow Lakes, St Austell
Meadow Lakes is set in 56 acres of Cornish countryside between the town of St Austell and the fishing village of Mevagissey. There is a wide range of holiday accommodation options including; camping, touring, caravan and motorhome pitches, camping pods, garden cottages, static caravans and lodges with hot tubs. (Including pet friendly accommodation). Amenities include; four coarse fishing lakes (free fishing for customers staying overnight), a heated outdoor swimming pool and toddler pool (open end May to early Sept), licensed shop, cosy café, indoor and outdoor play areas. The park is situated within beautiful meadows, woodlands and lakes, with a large dog exercise field and farm animals too.
- Globe Vale Holiday Park, Redruth
Globe Vale Holiday Park is a quiet, family run countryside park, set in 20 acres with far-reaching views across rolling fields to the coast. Mature trees characterise the park, which offers plenty of open space for walking. There are excellent modern facilities with a fantastic new touring area with fully serviced pitches and great views. There are modern shower facilities and a laundrette and for all guests there is a bar/restaurant (open during peak periods). For little ones there is a play area and recreation field – ideal for ball games! Nearby there is a nine hole golf course, pubs and shops, plus local beaches just 10 minutes' drive away. The park is open all year round and is within easy reach of many of Cornwall's major attractions such as the world-famous Eden Project, Land’s End, St Michael’s Mount and Newquay.
- Polmanter Touring Park, St Ives
Set in the beautiful countryside, just one mile walking distance from St Ives, Polmanter combines award-winning facilities with a warm Cornish welcome. Polmanter Touring Park has been run by the Osborne family for almost 50 years. This experience, along with their own love of camping, means that they know about all those little touches that make a holiday extra enjoyable - and effortless. Whether you've spent every summer under canvas, or are just introducing your young family to the fun of camping, you can create your ideal holiday at Polmanter which includes the choice of luxury self-catering apartments and a cottage. The five star facilities include a choice of pitches and services, a welcoming bar and restaurant, a large heated outdoor pool, treatment rooms, two playgrounds, indoor soft play, tennis courts and mini golf. All this set in a beautiful countryside location with a regular shuttle bus into St Ives.