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Swans on the adjacent river

General

  • Small family-run site by the West Looe river, three miles from Looe
  • Half an hour's drive from the Eden Project
  • Direct access to the river for fishing, paddling and canoeing

Paddling and campfires and wildlife watching… what a fab collection of outdoorsy antics can be had at Watergate Camping, a small family-run site three miles from the beach and harbour of Looe.

Settle in at this peaceful place and you’ll be right on the banks of Cornwall’s West Looe river, with direct access for walks, paddling and pottering about in canoes or small boats. Keep your eyes open for movement at the water’s edge: kingfishers and herons love this place, and all sorts of small mammals and pretty moths frequent the site too.

Bring your rods along too, for you can also fish in the river; if you’re successful, you’re welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire to cook your catch, collecting firewood in the woods or gathering by the communal firepit. For an easier way to snag eats, there are plenty of shops, cafés and pubs in Looe, which can be reached with a 10-minute drive or a 45-minute amble along the lovely riverside path.

To preserve the peaceful vibes, facilities have been kept to a minimum, but the site has been kitted out with a smart modern toilet and shower block, and there’s a washing-up area to deal with the remnants of your alfresco feasts.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

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100% would stay here again.

  91% described Watergate Camping as Peaceful ?

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Basic but great little quiet site 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Angela K. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    A Lovely location with the river running through the site and some great walks in the woods and into Looe, the facilities are basic but clean with scented loo roll in the loos! BBQ’s and campfires are allowed (in fact positively encouraged) and the owner is friendly and relaxed. We will be back!

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Peaceful natural simple location 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sophie C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peaceful natural simple location

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The walk to Looe was a sheer delight. The location lovely for explorin 14/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It was basic but very clean. The owners were very helpful

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    Nothing

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Great place for complete relaxation 12/07/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Fantastic location, out of the way in a beautiful valley, very peaceful and relaxing, had everything you need, the owner is extremely friendly and I definitely would stay there again. Be aware because it’s a valley you will be unlikely to have any phone service.

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It was quiet and very friendly with beautiful surroundings! 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    It was quiet and very friendly with beautiful surroundings!

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just got back from a 2 week camping trip at ... 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom dawn c. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    just got back from a 2 week camping trip at Watergate camping.lovely site in a perfect setting away from it all.Bob met us and showed us round the site.You can put your tent up in a place that suits you,clean toilets and showers,2 for girls and 2 for boys and plenty of hot water.lovely walk into Looe.lovely fresh fish ect in looe to bring back to camp to cook on your fire ...yum

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Friendly host, peace and quiet, beautiful scenary 03/07/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Friendly host, peace and quiet, beautiful scenary

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The location was absolutely stunning and Bob our host was ... 02/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul n. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The location was absolutely stunning and Bob our host was so kind and amenable. We particularly enjoyed the ability to have fires/barbecue and enjoy the natural sights and sounds of the area especially at night. It was only a 10 minute drive to Looe and 15 minute drive to Polperro and we really had a sense of being in the wild. The showers and washing facilities were a bit rough and ready but was kept very clean and tidy and also added to the whole atmosphere. I would recommend taking a saw for the purpose of collecting wood for fire in the nearby forest.

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    No complaints at all.

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Really nice campsite, lovely and quiet. 45 walk in to ... 02/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Really nice campsite, lovely and quiet. 45 walk in to Looe from the campsite. We ended up staying an extra night. Would definitely go again.

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Excellent site 01/07/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Lovely quiet site, it was amazing watching the owls swooping over the campsite when the sun was setting. We camped rite on the river and the views were absolutely stunning. The campsite is right out in the countryside so it was so peaceful but it was only a 5 minute drive from the town and beach so it is still really close. The site owners made lots of effort with my little boy always trying to make him smile. Just a genuine lovely place. See you again next year.

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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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Golf nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Lower Bracken, Watergate, West Looe, Looe, Cornwall, England, PL13 2NE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3669°N 4.4859°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Liskeard: Barras Street Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
East Taphouse (Cornwall): Bus Stop — 6.3 miles
Dobwalls (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Train stations
Looe Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Sandplace Rail Station — 1.7 miles
Causeland Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Ferry ports
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 6.9 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 23.6 miles

Directions


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

If your on-site fishing has you angling for more action, take the 10-minute drive to Looe harbour for sea fishing trips – pollack, cod, mackerel and plaice are among the swimmers you may snag. Prefer to leave them in the sea? Clamber onto a glass-bottom boat for a trip around Looe Island, with a window into what’s going on below.

Back on shore, the kids can go crabbing along the harbour walls or poke about in the rockpools at the beach – the sandy beach here is also fab for sandcastle building and safe swims in shallow waters. If you’re up for a seaside stroll, pick a suitable stretch of the South West Coast Path, which runs through Looe.

Beasts big and small can be seen on visits to the Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary (15 minutes’ drive), the Wild Futures monkey sanctuary (20 minutes) and the Fowey Aquarium (40 minutes), where there’s a focus on local and native species. To take a look at nature from all around the globe, it’ll take you just over half an hour to drive to the famed domes of the Eden Project.

Must see

  • Eden Project (12.3 miles)
  • Lost Gardens of Heligan (15.5 miles)
  • National Marine Aquarium (15.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Cotehele (14.4 miles)
  • Cotehele Mill (14.4 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:  Anytime –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

Watergate Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 days of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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. Watergate Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/05 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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