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Chy Carne Camping and Touring Park

8.3
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General

  • Relaxed family park 10 minutes' walk from Kennack Sands
  • Licensed shop, pizza takeaway, fire baskets and chimeneas on site
  • Three amenities blocks with well-kept toilets and hot showers

If your camping and caravan checklist includes gorgeous Cornish sea views, quick access to golden beaches and so much to do for mini campers that you can fine the kids if anyone dares utter the phrase ‘I’m bored’, seasidey Chy Carne Holiday Park will tick all your holiday boxes.

This is a relaxed, spacious and spankingly clean site with a strong family focus, dog-friendly and close to acclaimed beaches like Kennack Sands as well as many of the main attractions and towns of Cornwall: Helston, Falmouth and St Austell are all within easy reach.

The kids can go Aaaarrr and clamber around the play pirate ship, get competitive at the outdoor games or kick a ball around the grassy open space, while the bigger folk can sit back and prepare the barbecue, have a campfire on one of the Chy Carne chimeneas or fire baskets, or sit back with a nosh or a sip from the newly built licensed shop (opening times and stock limited out of season).

There’s a pizza takeaway on site too if you can’t be bothered cooking (open until 11pm in peak season), so you can polish off a pepperoni before moseying along to sit over a real ale or local cider in the summer marquee bar: with its lighting, seating and cosy atmosphere you may decide to linger for a while…

The first-class facilities here have plenty of hot showers, toilets, washbasins and washing-up sinks (four, to be exact) so queues are unlikely even in peak season, and as the three amenity blocks are in different areas of the park there’ll be no need for long hikes to the toilet at night. There’s a launderette on site too with two commercial washing machines and two driers.

Chy Carne welcomes well-behaved pets.

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Please note

A charge of 50p applies for the use of shower.

Group bookings, single-sex groups and under 18s accepted. For static bookings by under 18s, a parent must book the caravan and provide emergency contact details. No loud parties are permitted.


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8.3

Overall rating based on 257 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

 

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Stellplätze z.T. mit Meerblick; gute Infrastruktur 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany martin_b170564 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stellplätze z.T. mit Meerblick;
    gute Infrastruktur

    Disliked: 

    Personal am Wochenende etwas überlastet

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mustafa a. Confirmed

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

    It is a beautiful camping area, the sea is 15 minutes from the doorstep but worth seeing, the beach and the nature are wonderful, the campsite is fine clean definitely definitely recommend ed, hot water, toilet,You can even see the stars at night.

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Good site. Not enough toilet/shower facilities. 19/08/2017

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

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

    The site was friendly and safe. Dogs are allowed. Access to two beaches (one dog friendly) about a 15-20 minute walk. Sea views only at the top end of the site, but lovely if you're able to get one.

    Disliked: 

    The site really is under-facilitated. There's not enough toilets, showers or washing up spaces. It really needs another toilet/shower block at the very least.

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Very good with lovely staff 17/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities. Especially a well stocked shop.
    Good idea with renting fire pits

    Disliked: 

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Beach was amazing staff helpful showers great lovely people camping ... 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah G. Confirmed

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

    Beach was amazing
    staff helpful
    showers great
    lovely people camping and very friendly

    Disliked: 

    Almost all pitches seemed to be on a slope and its not comfortable sleeping and cooking on a slpe, bit of a rubbish dump at the end of the campsite, no-one could seem to find the gate to the beach.
    The weather didn't help unfortunately

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments.

We think your overall score is a bit harsh however it would appear that you enjoyed your stay.

There are 150 pitches at Chycarne and 70 are level and a the remaining are on a slight slope with around 6 on a slope. To many not ever really a issue.

We too equally dislike campers that do not discard their waste refuse correctly into the bins that are provided on site.
However staff are always on hand and will remove items left.
Correct the weather has been challenging this summer and as caused a few headaches on site with changing ground conditions and as forced us to re-allocate a number of pitches on arrival but we will endeavour to get back track as soon as possible.

The gate you refer is still there that leads to the footpath and in turn will lead you to the beach The other option is out through the entrance and turn left all the way to the beach can not miss it.

We thank you for your visit

Chycarne

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Excellent site with clean facilities. Friendly staff 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly site staff were happy to help and answer questions, I also liked that the beach was a 10 minute walk away. Toilet and shower block were kept clean.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were not aloud to recover and we're very muddy due to rain.

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Great site, highly recommended. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very relaxing and chilled out.

    Disliked: 

    The slope on the pitches

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Very good site 100 point 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jose-luis_m103584 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very good site 100 point

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Good site. Good value & excellent staff within easy reach of beach. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gareth F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    *Friendliness and Helpfulness of site staff
    *Excellent facilities on site - shop, laundry, kids areas, snack bar, pizzas.
    *Short walk to beach 10-15 mins
    *Good value
    *Bar on site
    *Plenty of showers & toilets
    *WiFi on site

    Disliked: 

    *Can get crowded at busy times - potential for noise
    *Showers are pay only & non temperature adjustable
    *Lack of green space amongst the pitches for children to play
    *WiFi is inconsistent at peak times of the day
    *Bins do get full quickly at peak times

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can't wait to get back there 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    great place to stay with 10 minutes walk to the beach massive pitches shop with reasonable prices and great pizzeria with tasty pizza fantastic people from the staff great service clean showers and toilets 5* campsite

    Disliked: 

    weather 🌧💦💧☔️💨🌪🌫

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

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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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Dogs allowed low season only

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis 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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pub campsite

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Kuggar, Ruan Minor, The Lizard Helston, Cornwall, England, TR12 7LX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.0053°N 5.1753°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 8.0 miles
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 11.4 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 6.5 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Custom House Quay — 11.3 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 17.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 22.9 miles

Directions


Follow the A3082 from Helston towards The Lizard, and pass RNAS Culdrose. At the roundabout, turn left onto the B3293 St Kerverne road. Continue on the St Kerverne road until you pass the Goonhilly earth station. After 600m, turn right at the crossroads signposted to Kennack Sands. Proceed for 3 miles to the T-junction in Kuggar, turn left, and Chy Carne Holiday Park is on the left.

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 clean, safe and award-winning Kennack Sands (with lifeguards on duty during the summer months) is a 10-minute walk from Chy Carne, and has shops and cafés as well as a dog-friendly stretch on one side: hum the theme from Jaws as you spot a basking shark, or clamber up the coastal path for scenic walks in both directions.

A quick drive away is Kynance Cove which is one of the most photographed spots in Cornwall: fool folk that you’re in the Med by snapping a pic here or at postcard perfect Mullion Cove on a sunny day.

The Site of Special Scientific Interest Goonhilly Downs is on the doorstep, best known for its Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, once the biggest in the world and still with satellite dishes that can be seen for miles: the building of a new space science centre on the site was announced in 2011.

Let the kids loose too at the Lizard Point Lighthouse, the last manned lighthouse before automation and now with a heritage centre with exhibits, displays and some of the original engines, or take them to drool over the dromedaries at Cornish Camels.

As it’s Cornwall, holidaymakers of an amphibious disposition will be in heaven with top sailing, surfing, scuba diving and other watersports along this stretch of Cornish coast, and several surf and scuba schools in the area for both newbies and water experts. Landlubbers will find plenty to do too: horse riding, bird (and shark) spotting, golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and more are all within reach.

Day trips include squawking at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, flying at the thrill rides of The Flambards Experience and Crealy Great Adventure Park, or browsing around the towns of Falmouth, St Ives, Penzance and Truro for seafood, shopping, more beautiful beaches and a boat ride to the ancient harbour at Marizion’s St Michael’s Mount.

Finally, round off your trip with an afternoon or evening at Penzance’s clifftop open-air Minack Theatre – squint a little bit at the amphitheatre and you could almost imagine you’re in Roman Britain…

Must see

  • National Seal Sanctuary (6.3 miles)
  • Flambards (7.0 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (7.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (7.4 miles)
  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (7.7 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:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Camping and touring can arrive from 2pm from 21st July to 1st September. For early arrivals during the rest of the year, please contact the campsite with the details provided with your booking confirmation.

Chy Carne Camping and Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

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. Chy Carne Camping and Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Holiday homes: a £50 damage/cleanliness deposit is required on arrival for accommodation hire and will be refunded within 10 days of departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Hired accommodation: £50 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.

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

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Extras
A charge of 50p applies for the use of shower.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50 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.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

All pitches must be vacated by 12 noon. We reserve the right to charge for an extra night for late departures. If you would like to leave later than 12noon, please speak to us - a further charge may be required.

Caravans available from 4pm on date of arrival until 10am on day of departure.

If you are booking a pitch you must specify type and size of your unit.

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