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Penwarne Campsite: Blue skies and level grounds

General

  • Quiet Cornish farm site with spectacular sea views
  • A mile from Mawnan Smith; 15 minutes' drive from Falmouth
  • High season café and play area; footpath to the beach, 1.5 miles away

'The best of Cornwall at your fingertips' is how the Penwarne Campsite team describe their patch. A description that you'd be hard-pressed to quibble with given its stunning sea views, easy access to Falmouth and area of outstanding natural beauty location.

Penwarne Campsite makes a credible claim to being one of the oldest in all of Cornwall, having welcomed guests here since the 1920s. The site grounds have been worked by the Mann family since 1886, so your hosts are long-standing locals with lots of insider tips about the surrounding area.

Although the farm is located inland, Maenporth beach is a mile and a half away and can be directly accessed via a well-maintained footpath. Walks in local woodlands are also within easy reach, and when it's time for a pint you're also just a mile from Mawnan Smith's village pub.

On-site facilities are another of Penwarne Campsite's strong points: guests have a café serving fresh farm-inspired bites plus a play area, toilet block and shower. Well-behaved dogs are allowed here too, and you're more than welcome to set up a barbecue and campfire (as long as a few simple safety rules are followed, of course).

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 205 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  66% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly helpful staff.14/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRihanna N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean facilities, excellent food at cafe, well maintained pitches. Helpful friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely site, spacious, amazing view, lovely breakfast08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet site, lovely friendly ladies who do a wicked breakfast, spacious site with a spectacular view! And friendly sheep!!

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    Nothing

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Very quite and had warm showers06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very quite and had warm showers

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very friendly loverly atmosphere11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly loverly atmosphere

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Loved our stay! Friendly staff, very relaxed atmosphere.08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMel C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Super relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Sheep, calf's, kids play area & well stocked shop. Great views. Clean facilities. Felt very safe.

    Disliked: 

    It's on top of a hill so a bit windy. No communal fridge/ freezer accessable for campers to keep milk cold or refreeze ice packs etc. Hour walk down to the beach.

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Honestly had a perfect experience on this site.06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsasha a.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The setting , the onsite farm animals which live on the farms camping feild which are free to roam all lovely and very rural for kids which is great. The friendly and extremely helpful staff . Showers were warm and free often. Great location for travelling around falmouth and its many beaches. Good onsite drinks and food . We plan to come back as soon as we can next year. Best camping experience ever had thanks to penwarne campsite and its staff in charge and fabulous ladys.

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We loved it.06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarry G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We loved it. Such a friendly and open site with beautiful views, basic, but ideal for a grounding, picturesque escape.

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    Nothing! X

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Views Size of pitch On site shop/cafe Quiet02/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Views
    Size of pitch
    On site shop/cafe
    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Site could have been cleaner. Our pitch had bits and pieces of rubbish on it from previous people, and as much as I love sheep, their poo surrounded the entire pitch so have to be careful where you walked when you stepped out of your camper. Shame really as a beautiful spot.

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Not bad place to stay but facilities are basic01/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Availability and friendliness of staff, views, remote location but close to some amazing beaches (Grebe), prices at farm coffee shop

    Disliked: 

    Toilets (newish building but open to elements so can be cold inside, full of insects and spiders), dish washing sinks (only cold water)

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Nice site with lovely sea views01/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatt P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Sea views
    Excellent location for visiting Helford Passage and The Lizard Peninsula
    Quiet at night
    Lovely night sky and sunrise over the sea

    Disliked: 

    Exposed, so quite windy at times
    A bit messy in places, rubbish bins in a prominent position and broken frame of old marquee left out.

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Penwarne Barton Farm, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, England, TR11 5PH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.1293°N 5.1155°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Moor B — 2.6 miles
Bridge — 2.7 miles
Rame Cross — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 2.0 miles
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Penryn Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 2.1 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 2.5 miles
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 2.7 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 17.9 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 24.6 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

It's a pretty place, is Penwarne. Located in a coastal area of outstanding natural beauty, this site has plenty of choice for excursions around and about. Sticking locally, you might like to sail by ferry over the Helford (five minutes' drive) for trips to secluded spots like Bosahan Cove, or to stay on the north bank of the river to survey the seasonal blooms at Trebah Garden (also five minutes).

Green-fingered guests have lots more foliage to take in around this part of the coast – there's Glendurgan Garden (five minutes) next to the South West Coast Path and the jungle-like oasis at Penjerrick (five minutes), both of which can be comfortably reached on foot from base if you fancy a stretch of the legs.

Of course, peaceful days homing in on all that horticulture might not be the best of bets if you've got kids to entertain. Handily, this part of Cornwall is also full of family-friendly attractions like Flambards Theme Park (25 minutes) and the Lappa Valley's steam railway (45 minutes), which can be easily interspersed with the calm and quiet of Kynance Cove (40 minutes) or ice creams on Falmouth seafront (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Trebah Garden (1.6 miles)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (2.8 miles)
  • Pendennis Castle (3.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (1.6 miles)
  • St Anthony Head (5.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Penwarne Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Penwarne Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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  • Does Penwarne Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Penwarne Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Penwarne Campsite? It's a pretty place, is Penwarne. Located in a coastal area of outstanding natural beauty, this site has plenty of choice for excursions around and about. Sticking locally, you might like to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Penwarne Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Penwarne Campsite? From £30 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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