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General

  • Family-friendly park within easy reach of St Ives and Land's End
  • Around 20 minutes' walk from the golden sandy beach of Portheras
  • Nature walks and birdwatching in the neighbouring 12-acre woodland

Wild Camping is a family-friendly site set at the edge of a protected 12-acre wildlife site that comprises a coppice woodland, a natural pond and lowland wetland on the wild western Cornwall coast, between St Just in Penwith and St Ives.

Activities at Wild Camping include weekly bushcraft and traditional archery sessions (pre-booking essential), and you can go on nature trails and wildlife-spotting walks through the neighbouring woodland to see rabbits, badgers and foxes. Home to owls, buzzards, Canada geese and goldfinches, the forest is a good spot or birdwatching too, and as Wild Camping also sits in a designated dark skies area, there's no light pollution so plenty of serious stargazing can be done.

Amenities include two composting toilets, two hot showers and a covered communal kitchen space with a dual-ring gas stove and a washing-up area.

Barbecues and campfires are allowed.

You're a 20-minute walk from the golden sandy beach of Portheras, and there's a café within walking distance too. The shops, restaurants, pubs and local supermarket of St Just are around 10 minutes' drive away, and you can buy local produce such as fruit and veg, beef and eggs from local farms.


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Having a stove in the tent was lovely! Greg did ... 10/09/2017

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    Having a stove in the tent was lovely! Greg did a great job of greeting us as well.

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Beautiful place warm welcome 17/08/2017

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    The location and the bell tent was so pretty and had everything needed

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    Car had to be parked a distance away

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Gypsy caravans

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Location

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  • Penwith Heritage Coast, St Just, Cornwall, England, TR19 7TS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1549°N 5.6443°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 5.5 miles
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
St. Ives (Cornwall): Bus Station — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 5.5 miles
St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Carbis Bay Rail Station — 8.5 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 5.7 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 23.0 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 23.2 miles
Airports
Land's End St Just Airport — 3.8 miles
Penzance Airport — 5.9 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Directly above Wild Camping lies an expanse of moorland that's home to several historic sites such as Chûn Quoit – one of western Cornwall's best-preserved Neolithic quoits – and the standing stones of Mên-an-Tol.

The cliffs of the South West Coast Path are a 20-minute stroll from the park, and the 12.5-mile St Michael's Way hiking route is within easy reach. Also around 20 minutes' walk away you'll find the quiet local beach of Portheras, while the beaches of Sennen and St Ives are a short drive away.

St Ives, Land's End and St Michael's Mount are around half an hour's drive away.

Must see

  • Land's End (6.9 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (7.8 miles)
  • Tate St Ives (8.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Levant Mine and Beam Engine (1.8 miles)
  • Trengwainton Garden (3.8 miles)

Cycle routes

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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 7 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 7 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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