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- Clifftop eco camping in Cornwall with stunning sea views
- A mile from Porthcothan Bay via a footpath; Padstow 15 minutes' drive
- Back to basics site on a working farm by the coast path; dogs welcome
Based on a working beef and sheep farm just off the South West Coast Path, Porthcothan Clifftop Camping likes to keep things simple. After all, why would you want to complicate life when you have a spacious grassy field, spectacular views out to sea and a top Cornwall location?
This friendly and laidback site crosses the cliffs and looks out over the golden sands of Porthcothan Bay (roughly a mile away). Sea views are visible all around the site, not to mention the gorgeous sunsets that light up the sky on regular occasions.
This is a spot for those with an adventurous side – facilities include three hot showers, four composting toilets and multiple water points. You'll need to source your own food, equipment and waste disposal elsewhere (all rubbish to be taken home, please), but there are also cafés that can be reached within a mile's walk of base.
The sizeable village of Saint Merryn (five minutes' drive) has more amenities, and the larger town of Padstow (a renowned foodie spot) is an easy 15 minute-drive down the road.
Those of you who never leave your dogs behind for an adventure will also be happy to find that well-behaved dogs are also welcome at Porthcothan Clifftop Camping.
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Fantastic quiet and easy to find
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Porth Four Turns — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Bus Station — 7.5 miles
- Train stations
Newquay Rail Station
— 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles St Columb Road Rail Station — 8.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 19.8 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport
— 4.5 miles
The gateway for the site is 20 yards along on the left just past a grey cottage (on the right) called Carnavis Cottage. It is clearly marked with the logo and the name Porthcothan Clifftop Camping. Please do not continue up to Carnevas Holiday Park, which is a separate business.
With direct access to the South West Coast Path, reaching Cornwall’s coves on foot has never been easier. Once you’ve ticked off seeing beaches like Porthcohan Bay and Treyarnon Bay a short walk along the coast, further afield are the bigger towns. Padstow (15 minutes’ drive), in particular, has lots to like: access to the Camel Trail, a busy harbour, a ferry to Rock and Prideaux Palace.
To the south of Padstow is Trevibban Mill Vineyard (15 minutes) and its Cornish cider and wine tasting activities. Wadebridge (25 minutes) also has bicycle hire for the Camel Trail if you want to end your route in Padstow. Port Isaac (40 minutes), further afield, is a historic place with rows of cottages, a historic harbour and kayaking, coasteering or speed boat trips.
If you’re looking for more entertainment of the active sort, Newquay Activity Centre (30 minutes) runs surf lessons, paddleboarding and other watersports. Kids are also likely to enjoy Newquay Zoo (30 minutes) and near Wadebridge, the Camel Creek Adventure Park (15 minutes), which has rides, small animals and a 5D cinema.
- Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (4.2 miles)
- Rock Beach (4.7 miles)
- Blue Reef Aquarium (7.3 miles)
- Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (2.3 miles)
- Trerice (8.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||10 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Porthcothan Clifftop Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Porthcothan Clifftop 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, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Porthcothan Clifftop Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Porthcothan Clifftop Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Porthcothan Clifftop Camping? With direct access to the South West Coast Path, reaching Cornwall’s coves on foot has never been easier. Once you’ve ticked off seeing beaches like Porthcohan Bay and Treyarnon Bay a short … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Porthcothan Clifftop Camping?
Camping and touring Arrive: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.