Zoar Campsite

View prices & book 8.3 6 reviews
Centre of campsite (added by manager 29 Mar 2023)
Electric pitches (added by manager 29 mar 2023)
Spacious pitches (added by manager 29 mar 2023)
Picnic tables and plenty of space (added by manager 29 mar 2023)

  • Small, simple family-run site on the Lizard Peninsula
  • Five minutes' drive to Coverack; 10 minutes to Kennack Sands
  • Spacious, level pitches with campfires allowed; dogs welcome
Life on the Lizard Peninsula is pretty sweet, with all sorts of beaches, little coves, classic fishing villages and attractions close by to explore. You’ll be right in the thick of it all when staying at Zoar Campsite – this small family-run site is in a handy central spot close to the villages of Coverack and St Keverne (both a couple of miles away and good places to find pubs, cafés and takeaway fish and chips) and within easy reach of the area’s best beaches, watersports and coastal walks. There may be plenty of action all around but it’s a simple setup on site, with only a small number of pitches to ensure plenty of space and peace for everyone. Pitches are nicely level and have access to a good cluster of essential facilities including a shower/toilet block (with separate ladies’ and gents’ areas), outdoor washing-up areas and a chemical toilet disposal point. Having plenty of space to spread out also means kids can have a good run around, and you’ll have space to set up a campfire or barbecue safely without the two getting too close. Dogs are welcome on site as well, and there are several beaches around where they can splash in the sea all year round.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 3
Tent pitches 12
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Units longer than 6 metres metres are not allowed.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Wed, 1 May to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

A quiet, peaceful site with a simple but very clean shower and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Ian R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch (large)

Liked: A quiet, peaceful site with a simple but very clean shower and toilet block. Lovely central spot for anywhere other Lizard peninsula. Will definitely go again.

Disliked: My only negative about the site was the weak Wi-fi signal. The whole local area is pretty poor in terms of Internet signal strength, so it would have been helpful if the Wi-fi on site was strong. Sometimes it would connect and hold, sometimes it wouldn't. Glad I had a good book with me.

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Pleasant, low key, quiet site, with responsive and friendly owner.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Wendy S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Easy check in - pitch number sent by email on the morning of arrival. Nice balance between natural-looking and well maintained pitches; site mowed at least once during our stay. Plenty of space the middle of the site, so we didn't feel like we were on top of other people. Wasn't fully booked, and had a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. A number of taps, so not too far to go for water. Good recycling facilities. Owner was quick to respond to an email sent during our stay. Four minutes from Coverack - fishing village with beautiful sandy beach, gentle waves and ample free parking, great fish & chips and cream teas by harbour. Easy access locally - Kynanace and Lizard 20min, Falmouth about 35min. Free WiFi access was a boon. Struggled to connect initially, as I couldn't get signal, but once I'd connected by the shower block, could get signal enough back at the tent to stream films with no problem. Relatively few insects/wasps!

Disliked: The site was quite quiet when we were there - perhaps would struggle for access to facilities if it was more crowded (one shower for men and one for women, one washing up sink), but we didn't have any queues during our stay. Some road noise - individual cars rather than constant hum. But on the flip side, no noise from other campers.

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The site is beautiful with wide Cornish skies and plenty of space…

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Helen S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The site is beautiful with wide Cornish skies and plenty of space for each pitch

Disliked: Only one shower which had a push button tap which made any kind of cleaning yourself a challenge

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Basic campsite but value for money. So good to have a fridge freezer

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Loved having a fridge and freezer. Decent washing up space.

Disliked: Not having a socket in the toilet block as was unable to dry hair.

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Basic, simple, clean, friendly.

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Nigel C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch (large)

Liked: Basic, simple, clean, friendly. Facilities are basic: There is a toilet and shower block. Reasonably, clean and well kept. There is a sink and fridge for public use, drain for grey-water and toilet-cassette, bins for waste and recycling. The ground is generally flat. Grass well kept. Owners are friendly and helpful. Lovely to sit and watch the sunset over Goonhilly downs.

Disliked: Single shower per gender. Floor is flat, so drains slowly. Not enough hooks or storage for dry clothing and wash-kit. It works, but could be better.

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Very good value clean quiet site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Alan D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch (large)

Liked: Friendly owners and staff. Large pitch with water & ehu at pitch. Loo's cleaned at least twice a day. Short drive to nice beeches and towns.

Disliked: Not dislikes....more possible improvements... Only 2 loo's for gents and one shower. only a small site so I'm sure that's enough for 95% of the year. Elsan point at ground level would be good as grey water waste-hog too heavy to lift up to where it is. Trees on entrance to the camping field / area could do with a prune to avoid scraping taller motorhomes (like ours).

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Zoar Campsite

Liz Land

St Keverne

Helston

Cornwall

England

TR12 6RH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.0394°N
-5.12102°W

Nearest transport

Coach
8.1 mi Seven Stars
8.1 mi Blue Anchor
8.2 mi The Moor B
Rail
7.8 mi Penmere Rail Station
7.9 mi Falmouth Town Rail Station
8.2 mi Falmouth Docks Rail Station
Ferry
3.9 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
4.2 mi Helford Passage Ferry Landing
8.2 mi Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing
Airport
18.7 mi Penzance Airport
24.7 mi Land's End St Just Airport
28.7 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport

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

Walks along the local stretches of the South West Coast Path are pretty spectacular, so it’s certainly worth getting out to see some of that scenery on foot. If you’d rather get out onto the water, head to the watersports centre in Coverack (five minutes’ drive) for paddleboarding, windsurfing and kayaking or don your scuba gear for an outing with Porthkerris Divers (10 minutes). Beaches? Kynance Cove (25 minutes) is the star of the show with its white sand, glimmering sea and rock towers – it can get pretty busy in high season though, so for quieter spots you might like to try Poldhu (15 minutes) or Gunwalloe Church Cove (20 minutes). Kennack Sands (10 minutes) is another lovely spot to seek out. Over on the east of the peninsula, the Helford estuary is the place for gentler days of kayaking and snorkelling, or the scenic ferry ride from Helford (15 minutes) to Helford Passage. For some different outings, check out the gorgeous displays at Trebah Garden (half an hour, or walk from Helford Passage), meet the residents of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary (15 minutes) or get set for the thrills of Flambards Theme Park (15 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Coverack 1.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthallow 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthoustock 2.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Kennack Sands 3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Maenporth 6 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Trebah Garden 4.6 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 5.4 mi

Flambards 7.1 mi

Pendennis Castle 8.1 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 8.2 mi

National Trust

Glendurgan Garden 4.6 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 8.4 mi

St Anthony Head 9.5 mi

Godolphin 12.2 mi

Trelissick Garden 12.8 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Helford - St. Anthony-in-Meneage - Gillan Creek - Manaccan 3.7 mi

TRELOWARREN 3.9 mi

TREBAH 4.4 mi

GLENDURGAN 4.7 mi

Church Cove and Lizard Point 6.6 mi

Local events

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 27.6 mi

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 27.7 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Zoar Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Zoar Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Zoar Campsite? Walks along the local stretches of the South West Coast Path are pretty spectacular, so it’s certainly worth getting out to see some of that scenery on foot. If you’d rather get … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Zoar Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Zoar Campsite? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.