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Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park

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General

  • On the Fowey Estuary
  • Slipway adjoining the site
  • 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 most definitely shipshape.

The park shop is chock-a-block with kit and vittles at reasonable prices, 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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8.8

Overall rating based on 60 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Near ferry harbour pretty place 02/10/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Near ferry harbour pretty place

    Disliked: 

    Only grass and very unhelpful when I asked where drier ones were no help
    Yappy dogs on site(resident) and no facility for touring dogs

From the manager...

It was hammering down when you arrived for your 1 night stay, so very difficult to suggest a dry pitch without being sarcastic (Spain). Sorry but weather happens - we don't like it either.
PS: If you can let us know what a Touring Dog is we will look into providing the facilities it needs - we like dogs!
Sorry you didn't enjoy it

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Sure clean tidy friendly shop is well stock and close ... 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phil l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Sure clean tidy friendly shop is well stock and close to fowey.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you - very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us

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Excellent site with clean facilities 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rachel_w141902 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    A lovely site with amazing views across the country side, my husband and I stayed for two nights in August 2017. It's a short downhill walk to the ferry across to Fowey (which takes minutes), but be prepared for the walk back up the hill on the way back (or take the car). The campsite was lovely, well maintained and the facilities were really clean. I would certainly stay again if I was ever in the area.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thanks for the review - yes the hill is steep unfortunately (after 14 years climbing it I still struggle)
but thank you for the kind review of the park.

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A great site , we will return 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kathryn_q Confirmed

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

    Friendly service, the pitch ( nice and spacious) , the location (close to the ferry and to Fowey), and the huge and well thought out variety in the shop.

    Disliked: 

    The weather this year as it was cool wet and chilly!!

From the manager...

Many thanks - we do our best in the shop - unfortunately the weather won't.....

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Super Platz 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Nina K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Sehr sauber und gepflegt, ruhige Lage, Shop mit großer Auswahl

    Disliked: 

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From the manager...

Vielen Dank! We're happy that you're happy :-)

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Avoid 13/08/2017

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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Dated and dirty showers and toilets, warm water only.
    We were promised ( and paid for ) a sea view, you would have to be travelling with Nelson and his column to see the sea or estuary from this tired site, would be a good site if your in the local boat crowd, alot of resident pitches, not a real touring site.

From the manager...

I'm not sure who you are as you didn't book though PitchUp - we would never offer you a sea view as we only have beautiful rural views - see the photos on our listing. I understand you are unhappy, but you didn't let us know, otherwise we could have hopefully resolved issues, other than the sea view, at that time.
We are a touring site, I am the only "resident" with my dogs - we will work very hard to help you - just let us know if something is not to your liking and we'll try our best to help!

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Great site and only 10mins walk into Fowey 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dave M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location is great
    Staff really friendly

    Disliked: 

    Toilets very dated (but clean)

From the manager...

Thank you for your review - we would be very pleased to under stand what you mean by "Toilets very dated" - please do let us know as if there is something we could do to make them better we would very much like to. We just don't understand what you mean. Please email us or call us - this will help us make a better experience for future guests - thank you

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Ideal for child free campers 05/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Terri S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Small site with reasonable sized pitches, nice in site shop

    Disliked: 

    The shower blocks are in need of updating, no local supermarkets or garages, we thought our pitch would be hedged like in the photographs but it wasn't, this was disappointing. No child play area either

From the manager...

I am very sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us.
I'm surprised you think the shower blocks need updating, unfortunately you don't say how, we have great reviews about how nice, clean and up to date our amenities are - please do email us to let us know what part you think needs updating and we'll re-look at it.
We are an Adult orientated site which welcomes children - we do not have play areas or entertainment - we're a little old fashioned in that way, but we do say we are quiet and country.
We host our village's convenience store - big Supermarkets are in the nearest towns (6 miles) - nearest garage 1.5 minles with ferry or 8 miles road.
We are a rural site.
Hope this offers an explanation for future visitors - please also read the other reviews.

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Lovely stay on a lovely site 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Beverley L. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A lovely site and the staff were fantastic, helpful, friendly and very accommodating. We stayed 5 nights for our sisters wedding. A picture is on the web site. We all had a fabulous time. The facilities were very good and the pitches spacious. The shop was very well stocked and reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Really happy you enjoyed your stay - and thank you for taking the time to review us
Hope to see you again soon

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Large well spaced pitches, clean and welcoming site 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janie B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Stayed in July 2017, extremely peaceful and relaxing holiday, Wardens on hand if needed but left you alone otherwise. Showers and toilets very clean. There are only 3 showers in the ladies when we stayed the site was not full but you did sometimes have to wait to use the shower.
    Shop was extremely well stocked and reasonable prices.
    We BBQ'd most evenings and were visited by hedgehogs and rabbits.
    Penmarlam is an extremely good base for exploring the area and Fowey was a delight.
    Pitches are massive we have a large tent and the pitch accommodated it with lots of room to spare.

    Disliked: 

    Barking dogs at night but this was due to dogs owners not the campsite

From the manager...

Sorry about the dogs - it's a problem with being dog friendly (as I am always telling my dogs - shut up! - I do let them bark at customers who haven't yet paid - ha ha)
Thank you for the review and glad you enjoyed your stay with us

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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.

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 cornucopia of cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants, and a popular family beach at Readymoney Cove.

With many other excellent beaches within easy reach, this is prime territory for sea fishing trips and watersports of every description.

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 delights 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.

July/August/Bank holidays: arrivals from 12 noon to 9pm, Departures by 12 noon. Outside of peak dates: we can be flexible on the 12 noon arrival/departure time subject to pitch availability.

Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

If a booking is cancelled more than 15 days prior to the arrival date, the deposit may be transferred to a subsequent date in the same year for the same customer, subject to availability.

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. 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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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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Additional terms

The customer confirms that all vehicles and other items of equipment brought on to the park are maintained to proper safety standards and that the customer holds appropriate insurance including third party cover.

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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