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Where to camp in Cornwall

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stuntman07 Wed 08-Jul-09 09:11:05


We are planning on going camping at the end of August in Cornwall.

Can anyone recommend a good area to stay, we have never been there before. Son is 2.5 yrs and very energetic!

Trying to keep it cheap and cheerful.


HolyGuacamole Wed 08-Jul-09 20:59:41


zisforzebra Thu 09-Jul-09 19:30:44

We've stayed down by St Austell and up near St Ives in the past. This one is near St Ives and very nice. No shop but there is an out-door pool.

This one is near St Austell It's a nice site and you get a pass to use the facilities at their near-by sister site Pentewan Sands

JRocks Thu 09-Jul-09 19:35:31

If you want something basic and cheap treen farm is nice. No pools or anything like that, it's just a campsite, but we went down there with DS (3.7) and enjoyed it.

moopymoo Thu 09-Jul-09 19:36:54

we have stayed here better get booking though as it looks like its full! The north coast between St Ives and Porthtowan is where we love. Depends what you like - we love small sites without clubs etc, plenty of choice to suit all but get it booked!

JRocks Thu 09-Jul-09 19:43:49

moopymoo you have great taste in cornish coast grin In the same area there's cambrose It's near where we live, not too busy a part of Cornwall in comparison to the more well known areas.

moopymoo Thu 09-Jul-09 20:28:05

oh am very jealous that you live there jrocks. We are seriously considering moving down there in 5year plan type of way. We have stayed at the site you linked to as well.

MrsMichaelSchofield Thu 09-Jul-09 20:32:48

gwithian farm is really nice, probably the nicest campsite I've stayed at. Really close to beach, nice, clean facilities, pub across the road

stuntman07 Fri 10-Jul-09 18:24:22

Thanks for all your help! Looks like a weekend of ringing around.

MadBoysMum Fri 10-Jul-09 19:43:26

Went to Old Macdonald's Farm at Porthcothan (between Newquay and Padstow) last weekend. Two mums, two three year olds and an 11 month old. Hubbies were working and we wanted to go somewhere where we wouldn't have to think of stuff to do - just sit around, drink coffee, and supervise.

We got it. Absolutely fabulous, especially if you are under about 6 years old (older children will be fine too, but I reckon optimum fun for the littlies). Campsite level with spacious pitches, decent loos (individual bathrooms so plenty of room to wrestle with children), "farm" access from dawn till dusk if you are camping (useful if your children are awake at 6 and still awake at 9.30!!). Loads of ways to burn off energy. Have a look at the website

If the campsite is full, or you are staying elsewhere, PLEASE make sure you include it as a day visit. We loved it and will be going back often. Apart from a couple of hours walking to the beach, sitting in the rain, and coming back again, we stayed on site from Friday afternoon till Sunday afternoon and they loved every second.

FrazzledFairyFay Fri 10-Jul-09 21:10:22

Tregarton Park is very nice. It has a heated outdoor pool and a playground. It's near the Eden Project and about 5 mins drive to a nice beach.

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