Wheal Rodney Holiday Park

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Spacious grass pitches (added by manager 16 Aug 2022)
Lovely pitches (added by manager 16 aug 2022)
Camping field (added by manager 10 feb 2016)
Camping meadow (added by manager 10 feb 2016)

  • Small, cosy and family-run park a mile from Marazion
  • A short walk from St Michael's Mount
  • Free pool and spotless amenities
Sites near the coast are rather special. Particularly when they’re Cornish, less than a mile from a beauteous bay, and with a heated indoor pool in which guests can wallow wrinkedly all the winter day if the mood so takes them – for free… Drive down a country lane surrounded by fields to reach small, family-run and exceedingly esteemed Wheal Rodney Holiday Park, a mile from Marazion and a short saunter to St Michael's Mount. It’s easy to drive to the other attractions of west Cornwall from here (the Lizard Peninsula, Land’s End and Penzance are all close by), but the kids won’t have time to say they’re bored before you’re at arty St Ives and the north coast, Helston and Flambards, or the Isles of Scilly from Penzance or Land's End. The majority of Wheal Rodney’s guests are families, but their welcome extends to all, dogs included, who’ll probably wag their tails at the countryside walks straight from the site and the list of dog-friendly Cornish beaches available in reception. The spotless facilities building has the site reception, shower blocks with free hot water, launderette and the aforementioned free swimming pool, open from 9am daily. Ice pack freezing and phone and gadget charging are also gratis for guests. Other facilities on site include an Elsan point, recycling and a shop for essentials: if your holiday equals not having to cook, the Fire Engine Inn with a temptingly tasty menu and beer garden is under 10 minutes’ stroll from Wheal Rodney. As with the site, dogs and children are whealy welcome too...

Site type

Tent pitches 22
Touring caravan pitches 12
Motorhome pitches 12
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 10
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Units longer than 7.5 metres are not allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

French

Open from Thu, 14 Mar to

Open from Thu, 13 Mar to

AA 3 pennants

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

A definite base for everything !

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

Electric grass tent pitch (small)

Liked: The camping area , facilities and location . Well maintained. Super clean ! Shop on site and very friendly helpful staff . Laundry facilities too !

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly staff. Well maintained. Good facilities, extras like microwave and…

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

Electric grass tent pitch (small)

Liked: Friendly staff. Well maintained. Good facilities, extras like microwave and washing up liquid provided. Lovely pool. Great location for visiting St Michael’s Mount. Easy to walk into town.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site close to some of Cornwall's beautiful beaches and walks.

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

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch (large)

Liked: Friendly helpful staff; Clean facilities

Disliked: N/A

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Best showers we have ever had in many years of camping. Staff…

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

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch (large)

Liked: Best showers we have ever had in many years of camping. Staff helpful and site clean , tidy and quiet

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice staff

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Seclusion. Pool.

Disliked: Showers not as nice as expected

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Good site

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Great area

Disliked: We have a 7.4 caravan and the road in was a little tight but ok with caution

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Pretty site, very clean

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Sweet campsite, nice staff and pretty pitches The location is great easy walk into town

Recommend to friends Visit again

Happy to use again

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

Electric grass tent pitch (small)

Liked: Good site, level camping area, good facilities including showers and toilet area, laundry/ wash up and a good indoor pool. There is a small shop in the reception and the the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Great place to stay

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

Electric grass tent or campervan pitch

Liked: Nice roomy area for Vw transporter and tent , staff very friendly and helpful. Very clean site and shower block and swimming pool clean

Disliked: It rained lol

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great place and convenient

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

Electric grass tent pitch (small)

Liked: Great place

Disliked: Need a Oven

Recommend to friends Visit again


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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

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

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Wheal Rodney Holiday Park

Gwallon Lane

Marazion

Cornwall

England

TR17 0HL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.13101°N
-5.46453°W

Route directions

If travelling in a caravan or large motorhome, don't try to reach the site by going through the town of Marazion. Instead, go through the village of Crowlas, pass The Star Inn (on your right) and then take a left at the crossroads (signposted Rospeath). Travel for 1.5 miles along the winding country lane without turning off. Pass under the bypass bridge and then bear a sharp left around the corner. Start going up the hill to Marazion and the site is just up the road on the right-hand side.

Nearest transport

Coach
1.2 mi The Star Inn
1.2 mi The Star Inn
2.9 mi Railway Station
Rail
2.9 mi St Erth Rail Station
3.1 mi Penzance Rail Station
3.5 mi Lelant Saltings Rail Station
Ferry
3 mi Penzance Ferry Terminal
14.9 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
15.1 mi Helford Passage Ferry Landing
Airport
2.4 mi Penzance Airport
9.2 mi Land's End St Just Airport
29.9 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

There are so many top-notch beaches around west Cornwall (25 within easy reach of Wheal Rodney) that it can be hard to pick where to stretch out on the sand/rookpool/surf at first… Marazion is a bonzer beach startoff point from Wheal Rodney, as not only it is a piffling mile away, but it has two beaches: the main Town Beach and a much quieter and hidden one at Steps Beach (the latter is dog-friendly all year round). Overlooking Town Beach is the medieval castle on St Michael’s Mount, the rocky island halfway along Mount’s Bay and now managed by the National Trust. Both are within strolling distance of Wheal Rodney: sail out to the island from Mount’s Bay for a harbour tour and a gawp at the subtropical gardens, viewable when peering down from the castle battlements. Fishing villages, clandestine coves and golden sands are speckled along the Cornish coast from Wheal Rodney: take a day at each if you can (the boss will understand) for fishing in Mullion and Porthleven, surfing at Sennen Cove and Praa Sands, diving and shipwreck hunting at Falmouth’s Porthkerris Beach, or just having a gape at the celebrated scenery of the Lizard’s Kynance and Kennack Sands. When sand is dusted from toes, Marazion town centre is a gem for art galleries, antiques and jewellery: Penlee House at Penzance three miles away and Tate St Ives seven miles north are also a big draw for artistes. Both towns have several other art galleries, more beaches (of course) and the opportunity to sing very loud and tuneless sea shanties with pirates at Penzance. The St Ives Bay Line from Penzance to St Ives is one of the most scenic you’ll see anywhere in the country; for added viewsomeness, walk to Penzance from Marazion along the South West Coast Path, stopping very frequently to snap the scenery at Mount’s Bay, Mousehole and the Lizard. Thirteen miles from Wheal Rodney towards the southwest, have your photo taken at the famous signpost at Land’s End, where also cordially recommended is partaking of a Cornish cream tea at the Land’s End restaurant. And while you’re in the area, stick around into the evening for a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, 11 miles from Wheal Rodney in the direction of Land’s End. Its season runs from May to September, but theatre fiends can take a guided tour any time of year, something that also comes cordially recommended…

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Marazion 0.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Perranuthnoe 1.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Long Rock 2.4 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Penzance 3.3 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Praa Sands West 3.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

St Michael's Mount 1.1 mi

Tate St Ives 5.8 mi

Flambards 9.5 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 11.1 mi

National Seal Sanctuary 11.7 mi

National Trust

St Michael's Mount 1.1 mi

Trengwainton Garden 4.6 mi

Godolphin 5 mi

Godrevy 7.6 mi

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 8.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

MARAZION MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 30/08/2000) 0.7 mi

ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT 1.1 mi

MORRAB GARDENS 3.4 mi

Penzance - Land's End 3.7 mi

THE DOWNES (ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT) 3.8 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 28.2 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 Wheal Rodney Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Wheal Rodney Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wheal Rodney Holiday Park? There are so many top-notch beaches around west Cornwall (25 within easy reach of Wheal Rodney) that it can be hard to pick where to stretch out on the sand/rookpool/surf at first… … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wheal Rodney Holiday Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wheal Rodney Holiday Park? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.