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Namparra Campsite

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General

  • Near Kennack Sands on the Lizard Peninsula
  • Campfires allowed: kindling and logs for sale
  • Bar with carvery, all you can eat deals, beer garden and bouncy castle

'I’m free, to do what I want, any old time...' Free spirits will enjoy Namparra Campsite, near Kennack Sands on Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula: visitors are at liberty to light their own campfire and can pick their perfect spot within the lush six-acre camping meadow to get the best of the gorgeous sea views. Fellow residents include a handful of friendly goats and a pondful of ducks and moorhens.

With the Cow Shed Bar just a short stroll away, guests can also freely sample the local cider and scrummy homemade cocktails over a game of pool, without any arguments about who is designated driver.

The Shed serves all you can eat breakfasts every day during school holidays, all you can eat curry once a week and a carvery on Sundays. It also has regular entertainment and the beer garden has been extended to house the free bouncy castle assault course for the kids to bounce around at.

Wooden cabins house the showers and loos, and there’s a sheltered washing-up area and a small laundry room. You can get kindling and logs for your campfire on site, or dig your own firepit.


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7.4

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77% would recommend this site to a friend.

77% would stay here again.

 

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PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE AWESOME PHOTOS FOUND ... 17/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martin k. Confirmed

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

    PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE AWESOME PHOTOS FOUND WITH THIS LISTING....SOMEONE HAS VERY SUCESSFULLY MANAGED TO TURN A PIGS EAR INTO A SILK PURSE...HOWEVER THE REALITY IS VERY DIFFERENT.
    IMAGINE A THEME PARK -- FORGOTTON AFTER A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST AND YOU WOULD GET THE PICTURE......WALKING DEAD........28 DAYS LATER.....EMPTY BOTTLES AND MUD.
    I CANNOT BELIEVE A POSITIVE REVIEW WOULD EVER BE POSTED UNLESS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF .......HAY MAN....GROOVY.....LAID BACK...ETC...
    ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE..TYPE OF AN APOLOGY.

    Disliked: 

    THE POT-HOLED TRACK
    THE MOULDY CARAVANS
    THE SHEDS PRETENDING TO BE SHOWERS
    THE MESS EVERWHERE
    GRASS 4 FOOT TALL HIDING MUD 4 FOOT DEEP
    THE 60S FESTIVAL THEME
    THE FACT I PAID YOU MONEY FOR WHAT.

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excellent family campsite 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    everything :)i found this campsite fantastic welcoming and very friendly it had all the basics you needed perfect for a family camping trip definitely be returning next year

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The vibe was so friendly, chilled and relaxed!! Loved the ... 28/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The vibe was so friendly, chilled and relaxed!! Loved the pub on site with live music and they will even charge your phone for you!! Loved it and would 100% recommend!!

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Lovely family and dog friendly site that's very well priced. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mike M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Really nice campsite. Relaxed and easy going and yet not noisy at night. Dogs are welcome, which was good. No light pollution so you can clearly see the stars at night, weather permitting. Camp fires allowed, if wanted. Little shops on site selling sweets, milk, tea bags, logs, charcoal, gas, etc that were not over priced (which was nice). There was a bar too which was also reasonably priced and provided nice meals.
    Camp showers were clean and there was plenty of hot water as was the washing up room too, although the hot water did seem to run out in the evening.
    Very large Washing machine and tumble dryer were available, no laundry detergent was required as it was automatically added as part of the wash.
    We camped at the bottom of the field near the stream which now and again got a bit whiffy, don't know why but it didn't last long and was liveable with.
    Beach was close enough to walk to, however the road down was steep and very narrow (usual for Cornwall).
    This campsite is in a beautiful part of the country and was excellent value for money, we'll definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Not much to dislike really. Potholes on path to pitches were awful, but these were being filled in during our stay.

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I had booked 3 days here !! Spent one day and left ! That says it all 23/08/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The owners were nice !

    Disliked: 

    There was to many tents on the site. Plus if you like to get to bed at 11.00 you have no chance here. Groups of pissed up people coming back from the bar late on causing a right noise. Plus having a dog there and all that late at night does not help it.

    Do not come here if it's going to rain !! I lost a days kayaking because the campsite was flooded and starting to look like the Somme ! It would help if there was at gravel track around the fields. It took 5 hours wait for the field to dry out to get up it. The owner did offer us a tow ! But my point is I should not need one.

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Lots of hot water, good washing machine and dryer, friendly ... 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Janet H. Confirmed

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

    Lots of hot water, good washing machine and dryer, friendly owners, not deliniated pitches, plenty of space, lovely walk to the beach (20 mins away)

    Disliked: 

    very steep slope in places, the stream was difficult to cross and could do with a boadwalk over it.

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I would definitely recommend this site to everyone 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maria H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, the lovely, family friendly Cow Shed bar on site with excellent quality food, from breakfasts to snacks and delicious fish and chips. Free phone charging, lovely hot showers, spacious site with trampoline and play areas for kids. Camp fires allowed.

    Disliked: 

    The on-site shop only sells milk, sweets and toys - no problem if you can drive to Helston for supplies but not great for a hiker like me whose budget doesn't stretch to having the delicious pub food every day (sadly!).

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More TLC needed around the place but all in all would go back. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Great spot , very friendly staff , facilities basic but showers were warm. Loved the cow shed for breakfast and curry night. Could have open fire and pitch your tent pretty much anywhere in the field

    Disliked: 

    Found the residents very noisy till early hours in the morning. Some campers actually complained to there faces getting up to tell them to be quiet. A little more TLC around the place would make it a more pleasant place to be.

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Would definitely return 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom samantha_p565183 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    It was our first time here and we enjoyed our stay, kids loved meeting new children and playing on the trampoline, on arrival to check in I was met by friendly faces and a loving dog, plenty to do around that area but plenty for the kids to do on the grounds if you liked to stay on site,

    Disliked: 

    I disliked the fact that no one told us about the bad patch of mud of the far right corner, after going to pitch up there we got stuck in mud, the lovely people next to our tent helped us out and informed us that the people who where there before us got stuck there, so the owners were aware of this. Maybe put some tape or something around that part,

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Good basic facilities and very friendly staff 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David B. Confirmed

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

    Good basic facilities and very friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Was hoping for a sea view - only possible from one corner of the field, the corner with the entrance gate !!!!

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Parent & baby washroom

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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Climbing nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

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Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

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Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • Kuggar Helston, Cornwall, England, TR12 7LY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.0064°N 5.1747°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Helston: Coinagehall Street Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
Train stations
Penmere Rail Station — 10.8 miles
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 11.3 miles
Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 6.4 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Custom House Quay — 11.2 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 17.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 22.9 miles

Directions


From Helston head towards The Lizard. Go all the way to the end of Culdrose Air Base and turn left at the roundabout heading towards St Keverne. Keep going on this road to go past Goonhilly Earth Station with its giant satellites, then take the first right towards Kuggar/Kennack Sands. Drive on through Kuggar and you will find us on the left. Follow the track until you get to The Cow Shed Bar. You've made it!

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

About 20 minutes’ walk from Namparra Campsite you’ll find Kennack Sands, a fantastic family beach with a great café; a similar walk in the other direction takes you through a picturesque valley to Poltesco, a hidden cove with a pebbly beach and the photogenic ruins of an old serpentine works, and the Lizard Point with its iconic lighthouse.

This part of Cornwall is peppered with enchanting fishing villages, including nearby Cadgwith: if you’re lucky enough to be here on a Friday night (known in these parts as Saint Inebriatus’ Eve!), you can join the renowned Cadgwith Singers for a singalong of sea shanties in the local pub.

There are loads of good days out for the family, too: the seal sanctuary at Gweek; Cornish Camels for tractor rides, a giant sandpit and lots of animals, including, of course, camels; the Flambards Experience theme park; and the Poldark Mine, for a glimpse into the life of a tin miner and a wide range of fun activities including gold panning, candle dipping and pottery throwing.

Must see

  • National Seal Sanctuary (6.3 miles)
  • Flambards (7.0 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (7.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (7.3 miles)
  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (7.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11:30 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

Namparra Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Namparra Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £20 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Additional terms

During July and August and other busy times we expect dogs to be kept on a lead.

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