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Little Trethvas Touring and Camping Site

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General

  • Small friendly site on the Lizard Peninsula
  • Two miles from Lizard Point and three from Mullion village
  • Café and outdoor pizza oven

If y'all would like some suggestions on what to see and do when scooting around the Lizard, ask the clan at Little Trethvas Touring and Camping Site.

Convivial owners Liz and Mike have been camping on this cracking Cornish peninsula for over 20 years and know very much what is what re where to go in the region, as well as what campers might like on a site... by which we mainly mean the outdoor pizza oven, baking to order every evening from 6 to 8pm. (And if you don't leave enough pizza over to have cold as a holiday breakfast, the Little Trethvas café to eat in or take away is open daily from 8 to 10am.)

All these marks of good camping taste are on a small, natural-looking site two miles from Lizard Point and Cadgwith fishing village, three miles from Mullion village and within walking distance of fair Kynance Cove.

It has showers, loos, a revamped undercover washing-up area, washing machine, tumble dryer, outdoor drying area and a fridge and freezer for campers' use.

Little Trethvas also has a tourist information room with a local attractions board updated daily – and if you want some more specific info, we suspect Liz and Mike might be able to let you know.


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9.1

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Brilliant located campsite with options of glamping. Lovely apmospher! 21/08/2017

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    We stayed at Little Trethvas glamming on the lizard for a week in the teepee. We loved it!! The owners, Mike and Liz are so welcoming, nothing is too much for them,they are so lovely and friendly! The campsite and facilities are great, clean and the teepee just brilliant, it’s in a lovely quiet location too. This camp site is definitely worth visiting! There is also the added extra of Liz’s chicken hugging most evenings which the children and adults love alike.

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    Nothing, loved everything

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Vriendelijke mensen, luxe tent 19/09/2016

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Sigrid B. Confirmed

  • Bell tent
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    I stayed at a Bell tent which was very comfortable. Liz and Mike are very friendly, helpful and relaxed. I loved the walks along the Coastel Path.

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Liz was so welcoming and friendly and went out of her way to help us a 24/08/2016

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    Welcoming and friendly. We turned up on the day and Liz really went out of her way to help us. We ended up hooking up for an hour and had a lovely shower and cleaned up. What we saw of the campsite was clean and well managed.

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Brilliant site 12/08/2016

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    the relaxed feel to the site, the chickens, the turtle painted on the toilet wall, the Almond Tree cafe, the location, close to lots of great places to visit.

    Disliked: 

    having to go home

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very nice owner ,kids loved the chickens ,near many beaches 10/08/2016

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Simone E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Large non-electric grass pitch
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    Chickens the kids could hug them in the evening,very friendly campsite ,near beautiful beaches

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Very friendly campsite. Good flat pitches and a decent size. 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katy N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The layout of the campsite with plenty of space in the middle. Our children loved the chickens! A great laundry room with fridge, freezer, washing machine, local information, reading books and beach toys to borrow.

    Disliked: 

    On our last night a very large group pitched their tents into the middle of the field rather than in the designated pitches which was a bit annoying.

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Loverly place to stay 18/06/2016

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    First time camping enjoyed it so much cannot wait to try it again, excellent place to stay so relaxing loverly little cafe good food . Good shower to better than some hotels we have stayed in . Met Mike & Liz very friendly couple I would reccomend to stay here oh and some fabulous walks and scenery Thank you both

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    Going home

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Lovely site, very homely feel, nice and clean, very friendly 13/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sandra W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The 'feel' of the place. Quaint.

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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

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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • The Lizard Helston, Cornwall, England, TR12 7AT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 49.9911°N 5.2076°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 12.3 miles
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 12.6 miles
Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 7.9 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Custom House Quay — 12.9 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 16.8 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.9 miles

Directions


From Helston, follow the Lizard Road, the campsite is 2 miles past the turn to Mullion. Turn down left onto a small lane signposted 'Cadgwith'. Little Trethvas is 100 yards on the right.

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

You'll be on the beach, cliffs and along the South West Coast Path first, we reckon... after that, there's loads to do around Little Trethvas Touring and Camping Site from fishing and sailing to horse riding and off-road biking.

As with much/most of Cornwall, the surf is pretty spectacular around this part of coast too, but it's quieter here than more famed surf spots like Newquay: try Kennack Sands or the surf school at Poldhu Cove.

Kids will likely love a whirl around Flambards theme park at Helston and have a hoot at Gweek's Cornish Seal Sanctuary; Falmouth Maritime Museum and the 650 birds and animals of the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary at Hayle should also be hits.

One of the most popular places to stop off around the Lizard is the country's tip at Land's End – be sure to get your pic snapped at the iconic signpost – and another is most lovely St Michael's Mount, the tiny island with medieval church and castle, reached across the water from Marazion.

Must see

  • National Seal Sanctuary (7.2 miles)
  • Flambards (7.3 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (7.5 miles)
  • Glendurgan Garden (8.8 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.

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Additional terms

We have minimal rules as we are a friendly campsite.

Please note that we only accept dogs with responsible owners. If your dog is left to roam and annoy other campers or defecate on camping pitches you will be asked to leave. Dogs are not allowed in the tipi and bell tent.

Please respect other campers by minimising noise and leaving bathrooms in a clean condition.

Depending on occupancy, we may require you to park your extra car elsewhere on the property.

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