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Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site

8.2
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Stunning views across Praa Sands and the beach below

General

  • Relaxed, back to basics camping overlooking Praa Sands beach
  • Beach pub serving food five minutes' walk away
  • Shower and toilet block, washing machine, phone and laptop charging

As family-friendly and back to basics activities go, building sandcastles on the beach is at the top of many lists. And what could be better than the beach being a gorgeous mile-long stretch of golden Cornish sand, in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and less than five minutes' walk from a family-friendly rural campsite overlooking it all?

A few minutes' walk above the beach at Praa Sands, between Penzance and Helston on Cornwall’s south coast, is Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site, which prides itself as a park offering camping – and memory making – as it used to be. It’s a spacious park that’s been family-run since the 1950s and the committed team prides itself on keeping guests relaxed – probably not too difficult on a park overlooking Praa Sands…

Higher Pentreath has space aplenty for kids to run around, and a shop on site for basics (and ice cream). Facilities include a toilet and shower block with free hairdryer, washing machine (small charge applies), covered washing up area, phone and laptop charging at reception, and ice pack freezing or supplying.

A garage is half a mile away and a 24-hour supermarket within 10 minutes’ drive; there's also a pub, the Sandbar, right on Praa Sands, serving home-cooked Mediterranean-style meals and Sunday carvery alongside food theme and regular music nights.

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

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8.2

Overall rating based on 275 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

  64% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Stunning views and the sunset/sunrise is a must.20/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We stayed here for 5 nights and it was a lovely peaceful setting with a stunning view over the sea. The sunset and sunrise was spectacular and turned the sky purple and pink. Just a short wLk to praa sands and only a short distance by car/campervan to St Ives, Helston and even nearer St Michael's Mount. There are washing facilities for pots and pans and laundry. Lovely hot showers and clean facilities. I am going to miss that sea view.

    Disliked: 

    Floors in showers need a spruce up but the hot shower makes up for it.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, so pleased you managed to capture some of these lovely views! Glad you had a nice time. I do hope you come back and visit us again. We are looking on plans to update the shower block etc over the winter, we had the windows done this year, so hopefully more improvements for next year.

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Excellent site, very peaceful and such a lovely view.19/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful. Lovely view.

    Disliked: 

    Showers could be a bit bigger for changing.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, we do take your ideas on board and look into what we can do.

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enjoyed our stay, but would not visit again17/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    location, fantastic view, facilites were clean, plenty of hot water, short walk to beach and pub.

    Disliked: 

    road in and out of site very rough, pitch was on quite a slope

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, we do take on board your comments and will be looking at improvements for next year regarding the road. Thank you again.

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Great views with clean facilities!16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great view over the bay and beach, which was 6 minutes walk to. Big toilet and shower block which was a very short walk to get to. Lots of toilets and sinks and the showers are electric so plenty of hot water. Good washing up area and free wifi.

    Disliked: 

    The showers are tiny! You can barely get in and out of the and no room to change. There was no hot water for washing up. The pitches are also on a slope.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, im sorry that you found there to be no hot water, I wasn't aware this was reported, so unfortunately we weren't able to do anything about it. But so glad you had a nice time and lovely hot showers, etc. Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View

    Disliked: 

    Poor condition of shower block

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, we are slowly making improvements to our shower block, although we do advertise as a back to basics campsite. We do however have clean facilities and hot running showers, which is our priority. Glad you liked the view though.

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Great views and good facilities. All in all, good value ...12/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomE S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great views and good facilities. All in all, good value for money.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, thank you for your kind words, we try to ensure we are good value for money.

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Great site, basic but clean facilities with free hair dryers04/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClare R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely view, relaxed atmosphere, arrangements in place so able to arrive late after ferry.

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, your photos are stunning!!! Thank you for staying with us and your kind words!

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Not bad for the price paid. I recommend12/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice view to Sidney Cove, essential things but clean. Very polite campers

    Disliked: 

    Sloping site and windy

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Great stay06/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSophie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, facilities

    Disliked: 

    Weather!!

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well. Thank you for your kind words! Hope the weather didn't ruin your holiday too much.

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Quite03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Quite

    Disliked: 

    The man at reception was rude and not at all welcoming. Made my and I feel uncomfortable and uneasy rude responses..we needed a favour but got scared to ask

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, its a chance to see where we can improve and what we do well, I am so sorry to hear this, and confused, I don't think ive ever heard anyone describe our receptionist as rude, but I will have a chat about this to him. We obviously don't expect this from our staff. So sorry again.

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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

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire 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

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Praa Sands, Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR20 9TL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1060°N 

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Porthleven: The Square Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
St Erth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Train stations
St Erth Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Lelant Saltings Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Hayle Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 6.0 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 11.6 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 11.8 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 5.7 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 12.1 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 29.2 miles

Directions


Satnav: please note that the site postcode will bring you closer to the area rather than to the site itself. You will need to look for the Higher Pentreath signposts on the side of the road.

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

This is such a lovely part of Cornwall, on the south coast with the pristine beaches of Land’s End and the Lizard Peninsula, but also close to the big family attractions: the theme park Flambards and the National Seal Sanctuary are both within 10 to 15 minutes’ drive.

Praa Sands West is the closest of the two Praa Sands beaches to Higher Pentreath – within a third of a mile – but the other, Praa Sands East, is still well under a mile’s walk away and very doable even if you’re carrying your surfboard.

Nearby Prussia Cove and Kenneggy Sands are quieter coves, Kennack Sands has a nature reserve to its east, and a must is Marazion, sheltered by the National Trust-managed island of St Michael's Mount 10 minutes’ drive from Higher Pentreath and looking over stupendously good-looking Mounts Bay. Take a boat from here to the island or go around the harbour and village on a guided tour (held on Tuesdays and Fridays).

Once off the beach, the towns and villages of Cornwall are close to hand: the nearest to Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site is the ancient market town of Penzance (about 15 minutes' drive), home of the Penzance pirates in Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera (try and sing their shanties after a scrumpy).

Must see

  • St Michael's Mount (3.8 miles)
  • Flambards (6.0 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (8.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Godolphin (2.8 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (3.8 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:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks 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. Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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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
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
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.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 15/07 and 05/09.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 15/07 and 05/09.

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

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