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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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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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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Leave the car at home


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


Medium (26-50 pitches)


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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
Penzance Airport — 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.

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

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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.