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Porthcothan Clifftop Camping

9.8

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General

  • 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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9.8

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Welcoming owner and a fabulous site with amazing views! Easy …18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Welcoming owner and a fabulous site with amazing views! Easy access to the coastal walk and just 20 minutes walk from the gorgeous Porthcothan beach.

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    Be aware that it can be very windy!

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Off Grid camping with incredible views13/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    The spectacular views, the large fields with no allocated pitches, clean toilets and showers. Super friendly welcome from Jeff. Easy access to the cliff path and local coves.

    Bring your biggest levelling ramps, the lower field is relatively level at the top but if you want to be close to the edge there's quite a slope.

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Such a lovely stay, the views are amazing. Toilets and …12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Such a lovely stay, the views are amazing. Toilets and showers perfectly clean. This place is exactly what you expect and more from an eco camping holiday :)

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Absolutely stunning views from the campsite. Great eco toilets which …12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaisy V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Absolutely stunning views from the campsite. Great eco toilets which were cleaned regularly, hot showers and water points available. Chalk board with information on, Jeff came round to check on us a couple of times, very friendly and helpful.

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5 stars off grid campsite 💥💥💥💥💥 best views ever11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomArtur F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Location, price, views, everything

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    Nothing

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Amazing stay with amazing views!11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIndia H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Amazing views. Unreal location to the beach for an easy access walk. Super owners who welcomed us and made it super easy for us to set up. View was as promised. Eco facilities were just what we were after and the hot showers were excellent. Super clean site.

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Stunning spot for a quiet eco get away11/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMiranda C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Breath taking views over the sea and along the coast with direct access to the Coastal Path. Perfect place to sit and watch the sun set over the sea.
    Lots of space and able to pick own pitch from two fields with some areas flatter than others.
    Friendly and welcoming owner who was around three times a day to check the site and clean the eco composting toilets. Water taps available in both fields and great free hot showers.

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    Not a dislike but more advice to remember no sinks and you need to take all your rubbish off site to dispose of.

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Worth the trip. Fabulous views.07/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNatalia B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Everything. Amazing views. Spotless loos and showers.
    Brilliant and informative owner.

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Will definitely return next year05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass campervan pitch
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    Loved the simplicity of the site which gave an almost wild camping experience with stunning views.

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Fantastic quiet and easy to find04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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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

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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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

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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

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Carnevas Farm, Porthcothan Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, England, PL28 8PN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5124°N 5.0172°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Shop Corner — 6.7 miles
Porth Four Turns — 6.7 miles
Bus Station — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Newquay Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 7.5 miles
St Columb Road Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing — 4.1 miles
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 19.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 4.5 miles

Directions


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.

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

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.

Must see

  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (4.2 miles)
  • Rock Beach (4.7 miles)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (7.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (2.3 miles)
  • Trerice (8.8 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.

Policies

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.

Payment

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.

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Terms and conditions

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  • 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.
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