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- 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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Liz was so welcoming and friendly and went out of her way to help us a
Loverly place to stay
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 8.2 miles
8.2 miles Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 11.8 miles
- Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 12.3 miles
12.3 miles Falmouth Town Rail Station — 12.6 miles
12.6 miles Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 12.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 7.9 miles
7.9 miles Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Custom House Quay — 12.9 miles
Penzance Airport — 16.8 miles
16.8 miles Land's End St Just Airport — 21.9 miles
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.
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.
- National Seal Sanctuary (7.2 miles)
- Flambards (7.3 miles)
- Trebah Garden (8.8 miles)
- Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (7.5 miles)
- Glendurgan Garden (8.8 miles)
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