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Surf's up at Gwithian Towans

General

  • Simple site in south Cornwall, five minutes' drive from a surf beach
  • A 20-minute drive from St Ives, Scilly ferries and St Michael's Mount
  • A five-minute drive from a pub and a farm shop

Surf beaches? Coast walks? Simple outdoor down time with peace and seclusion thrown in? Ride up to The Old Stables Campsite, a back to basics and back to nature spot in Cornwall, five minutes’ drive from the top surf beach of Gwithian Towans.

There's plenty of wide open space here, so guests can laze about and take in the views towards St Ives Bay. Amenities include showers, toilets, a washing-up area and a tap for water; apart from that, it’s you, the sky and the sea... what a combo.

However simple you like your stays to be, it’s handy to know that the site's a five-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from the village of Connor Downs where there’s a pub with food. A farm shop and restaurant selling and serving up fresh local produce is two minutes’ drive away; for more serious stocking up, it’s a 20-minute drive to Penzance.

Hit the beach five minutes’ drive away for surfing, bike hire and to join up with the mighty 630-mile South West Coast Path.

Please note

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 177 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

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Friendly host and very clean facilities.22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Friendly host and very clean facilities.

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Great welcome, lovely site, plenty of room, facilities fine for …21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Great welcome, lovely site, plenty of room, facilities fine for a 'basic' campsite, will definitely be back.

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Perfect site for what we needed. Thank you18/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Open space, the simplicity, the friendly hosts and the firepit option.

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Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you liked our open space and the simplicity of our site along with the fire pits. We look forward to meeting you again.
Jayne and Mike

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Friendly, informative check in, good location , quiet site17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly, informative check in, good location , quiet site

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found us friendly and our check in informative. We look forward to meeting you in the future. Jayne and Mike

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Simple, basic15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Simple, basic

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you liked our basic site and would visit again.
Jayne and Mike

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Level pitch good location for touring15/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Level pitches clean tidy site good location

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all the feedback that we receive.
Jayne and Mike

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Very friendly staff and clean facilities14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Very friendly staff and clean facilities

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our facilities clean and will recommend us to your friends.
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simple, clean and staff helpful. Good flat pitch. Even in …14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomian c.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    simple, clean and staff helpful. Good flat pitch. Even in high season would never feel crowded due to space left for pitch and large open area with no pitches.

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    Has surrounding hedging but could benefit from a few trees??

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked our open spaces. We plan to plant some trees over the winter to provide additional shelter once established.
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The owner was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Perfect location …14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHannah B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    The owner was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Perfect location for a surf trip. The facilities were basic but just right! Great value. Definitely will go again.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all the positive feedback that you have given. We look forward to meeting you again in the future.
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Clean facilities. Open space. Friendly staff.13/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomVenus H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
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    Clean facilities. Open space. Friendly staff.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found our facilities clean and you enjoyed our open space. We hope to meet you in the future.
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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Single sports (e.g. singles tennis) only

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

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • 5 Gwithian Road, Connor Downs, Hayle, Cornwall, England, TR27 5EA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2089°N 5.3635°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Copperhouse (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.8 miles
Camborne Bus Station — 2.9 miles
Hayle Coach Stop — 3.1 miles
Train stations
Camborne Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Hayle Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Lelant Rail Station — 3.7 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 9.7 miles
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 12.6 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 12.9 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 8.8 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 15.4 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 22.9 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

The beaches along this stretch of Cornwall’s coast are top spots for watersports, nature walks and the simple pleasures of splashing in the sea. Walk the coast path up to the more secluded sands at Godrevy (a 10-minute drive), then onwards to spot seals from Godrevy Point.

For days away from the waves, there’s go-karting to be had at Hayle as well as animal encounters and indoor play at the Paradise Park and Jungle Barn. For something more artistic, make for St Ives (20 minutes) for a wander round the Tate Gallery and the studio of sculptor Barbara Hepworth or go underground on a walk through Cornwall’s industrial history at the Geevor Tin Mine (half an hour).

Penzance is your place for boat trips: fishing, seal spotting and dolphin watching as well as the daily ferries to the Scilly Isles (you can take the helicopter for a quicker trip). Day trips to this subtropical island group are very doable, many visitors hiring bikes to explore the beaches or go snorkelling with the friendly grey seals.

For a closer island experience take a 20-minute drive to Marazion then walk the cobbled causeway to St Michael’s Mount. It might involve a boat ride at certain times of day, so check ahead, but however you arrive you’ll find a treat on this island with its medieval chapel and castle, winding paths and nature-filled gardens.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (4.6 miles)
  • Tate St Ives (5.3 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (8.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Godrevy (1.9 miles)
  • Cornish Mines and Engines (4.6 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:  8:30 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

The Old Stables Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Old Stables Campsite will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does The Old Stables Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Stables Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Stables Campsite? The beaches along this stretch of Cornwall’s coast are top spots for watersports, nature walks and the simple pleasures of splashing in the sea. Walk the coast path up to the more … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Stables Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Stables Campsite? From £17 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

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

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 25/07 and 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by 9:30 p.m..

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