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General

  • On the Fowey estuary, with adjoining slipway
  • Launch your own boat from the slipway or hire kayaks close by
  • Pub and waterfront café a short stroll away

Simply messing about in boats is a breeze at Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park, on the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. Lucky enough to have your own boat? Launch it straight onto the sparkling waters from the slipway adjoining the site. More cabin boy/girl than captain? Test your sea legs by hiring a kayak nearby, or jump aboard one of the scenic ferries to Fowey and beyond.

Even if you're a confirmed landlubber, you’ll like the cut of this site's jib: the pitches are generous enough to give everyone a wide berth, and the facilities are most definitely shipshape; most guests wax lyrical about the clean and comfy amenities (as well as the 'very friendly' vibe, helpful owners, splendid location and all-round locale).

The park shop is chock-a-block with kit and vittles at reasonable prices (also hailed as most excellent by chuffed guests), plus there's wifi (free for the first 20 minutes), immaculate showers and toilets, a laundry room, and an information centre to help you fathom out all the local attractions.

A good pub and a waterfront café are a stroll away so you can go with the flow when it comes to the catering too.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 42 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site walking distance to Fowey using small ferry 29/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly staff clean showers well stocked shop delightful small campsite no complaints from us

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Really good stay, will return 22/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location
    Large well maintained pitches mostly with great rural views
    Good, if hilly, access to Bodinnick, Fowey & Polruan
    Great walking country
    Lovely & quiet
    Clean, well maintained toilet & shower facilities
    Very good pub, Old Ferry Inn in Bodinnick half mile walk

    Disliked: 

    Wardens smoking around reception / shop area

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Excellent site with clean facilities 26/09/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy site

    Disliked: 

    Walking back up the hill from the pub

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Friendly staff & clean & tidy site 25/09/2018

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  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful & quiet campsite

    Disliked: 

    No grey water disposal that you can drive over, hose use only

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Clean and friendly 22/09/2018

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  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Walk into Fowey. Steep hill but doable across the ferry.

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Toilet and shower facilities, location and the shop 11/09/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Toilet and shower facilities, location and the shop

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Excellent site, clean facilities friendly and helpful staff 08/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was perfect, very quiet and relaxed and near to where we wanted to be. The shop was handy, helpful and open when we needed it to be

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with very friendly staff, very clean facilities & site 05/09/2018

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    Very friendly and helpful staff, very clean site.

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Very friendly staff, beautiful setting and very spacious pitches. Clean ... 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louise C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly staff, beautiful setting and very spacious pitches. Clean facilities.

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nice park , good facilities , enjoyed our stay. 23/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom william l. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    nice park , good facilities , enjoyed our stay.

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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

Local produce

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Bodinnick by Fowey, Fowey, Cornwall, England, PL23 1LZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.3443°N 4.6227°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Fowey: Safe Harbour Hotel Bus Stop — 0.9 miles
Par: Rail Station Bus Stop — 3.7 miles
St Blazey (Cornwall) Church Street Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Train stations
Par Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Lostwithiel Rail Station — 4.7 miles
Luxulyan Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 0.5 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 0.6 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 0.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 18.3 miles

Directions


From the A38 westbound, at the roundabout after Liskeard, take the A390 towards St Austell.

At East Taphouse turn left onto the B3359 towards Looe/Polperro.

After 5 miles, turn right towards Polruan/Bodinnick. The park is on the right after a further 5 miles.

(These directions are on good two-lane roads - satnav is not recommended after the A390.)

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

Guests often give the car a few days off at Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park and leg it around the alluring coastal paths instead: there are some gorgeous coves, cliffs and bays in the immediate vicinity. With excellent beaches within easy reach, this is prime territory for sea fishing trips and watersports of every description too.

Alternatively, it takes just a few minutes aboard the ferry from the neighbouring village of Bodinnick to reach the pretty town of Fowey, veritably buzzing during its annual regatta week in August, but a lively spot at any time of year with its cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants, and a popular family beach at Readymoney Cove.

The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are the closest of the top attractions, both just a few miles away, but you’re really well placed at Penmarlam to reach all the top stuff of Cornwall: animal sanctuaries, historic homes and gardens, theme parks, castles, museums, and scenic towns such as Polperro and Looe.

Must see

  • Eden Project (6.5 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (9.3 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (16.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Trerice (18.6 miles)
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (20.2 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 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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. Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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MasterCard
Visa

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The grocery shop is open between 30/03 and 27/10.
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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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

Additional terms

In addition, all equipment and vehicles must be accommodated within the limits of the pitch without obstructing the required firebreak of 3m between adjoining pitches.

Motorhome awning is included unless you bring a car as well as the motorhome.

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