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Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site

7.6

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General

  • Back to basics family camping overlooking Praa Sands
  • 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 pray, 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 pipsqueaks 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 ten 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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7.6

Overall rating based on 141 reviews

 

81% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 
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Relaxed, friendly, spacious, very well situated, pretty, clean site 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sue_b194567 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We fell in love with this campsite as soon as we arrived. The owners and staff are friendly and relaxed. Our hedge-side pitch was level with beautiful views of the hills, village opposite and nearby Praa beach through the trees, a mere stroll down the lane with beach shop, cafe and bar restaurant (Sunday roast recommended!) as well as an all round view of the sky for stargazing. The site attracted friendly peaceful campers and we met some lovely people. The facilities were perfect for our needs with constant hot water in the shower block and utility room, cleaned regularly and stocked with complimentary liquid soap, toilet and hand drying paper. The washing machine, tumble dryer and washing up area were greatly appreciated.
    A bench was provided to sit in the sun for wifi use when low in the further parts of the field.
    The location was perfect for easy access to so many lovely places as well as resting and relaxing on site. Another bonus was that the campsite was never allowed to become crowded giving everyone lots of space. Basic shops and a fantastic fish & chip shop were nearby. We had a car but there were buses from the main road. We had a restful refreshing time with wonderful day trips and would definitely revisit.

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Excellent value. Highly recommend. 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nina O. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly and helpful staff. Nice toilet/shower block and washing room. Always hot water. Great location.

    Disliked: 

    Very slopey, there wasn't really anywhere flat to pitch our tent so we did end up sliding around a lot!

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Very basic site with friendly staff 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dan F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    +Close to a great beech 'Praa Sands'
    +Not far away from Penzance for all the shops
    +staff are very friendly and helpful
    +free wifi although can only get in one area

    Disliked: 

    -very basic facilities
    -very few flat pitches and ended up sleeping on a slop
    - not enough showers to cover the campsite
    - main entrance slip road full of pot holes and ditches
    -if it rains you will struggle to get to your pitch as on a hill

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Great campsite 13/08/2017

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

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

    Facilities were good, people friendly, location good, good value

    Disliked: 

    Busy so we had to camp on a slope, could be noisy at times, exposed so was quite cold

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Very cheap stay. Basic site with basic facilities. 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harley J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beach was 10min walk away. Low prices.

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Beautiful place 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dorota H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful place

    Disliked: 

    Toilets

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Exactly as described back to basics site great location and clean 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Natasha G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Perfect!!! We had such a lovely holiday cornwall is beautiful <3 camping was a first for my 2 daughters higher pentreath was perfect for the back to basics time out we wanted. Stayed 4 days all very clean and safe would 110% recommend. Good location for many little road trips to around the coastline. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Thank you see you again soon!

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    Nothing toilets shower facilities even the mini wash room all so clean! Very impressed

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Clean facilities, very friendly, supportive staff close to beach. 08/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The Praa Sands was 10 min walk away with garage services also the opposite direction 10 min walk. The view was beautiful. The receptionist was friendly, supportive and welcoming and the reception area sold a few bits ie milk, sweets, ice pack fridge available, etc. The cleaning area was good but clothes dryer needed to be a lot larger. Toilet area was good and was regularly cleaned with hand soap always available and free hair dryer. Showers were hit and miss on heat. Was a lovely treat to have a fish and chip van available on Wednesdays from 5-7pm. We all loved and were entertained by the tiny bats that visited night times. Bus stop in village nearby.

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Cheap site and very basic but good location 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane W. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Location and closeness to the beach. Reasonable prices.

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    Showers were very poor, either scalding hot or freezing cold and none of the dials worked so you had to guess which direction to point them as they didn't correspond to options. Wasted time and water trying to get them the right temperature.
    Lots of loud groups kept children awake until early hours.

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Nice friendly staff and good facilities 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michelle G. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Nice friendly staff and good facilities

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Drying room

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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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

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Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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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

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

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Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Praa Sands Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR20 9TL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.1060°N 5.3942°W

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 our postcode will bring you closer to the area rather than to the campsite itself. You will need to look for the Higher Pentreath signposts on the side of the road and follow the directions below.

We are 6 miles east from Penzance and 5 miles west from Helston. Follow the A30 nearly all the way to Penzance, then take the first exit off the roundabout on to the A394 to Helston. Continue for 3 miles until you come into the village of Newtown and then turn right towards Praa Sands just before the garage. Follow the road for a quarter of a mile before coming to a sharp left bend. We are on the right just up the lane.

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 sublime south coast and 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 ten 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 ten 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).

One of the oldest lidos in the country, the Jubilee Pool, is here, as well as subtropical plants at Morrab Gardens, and Poldark, the only complete underground tin mine in Cornwall. The museum and art gallery Penlee House has piles of paintings by members of the Newlyn School, and there are several art galleries in the town centre.

Artists should also make a beeline for St Ives on the north coast, Cornwall’s most famous arty area and home of Tate St Ives (if this is too yawnsome for little people, there are four beaches around the town too).

Or take the kids to Helston, to the east of Higher Pentreath and Praa Sands, for Flambards Theme Park; St Austell half an hour from Helston for the famed Eden Project; or one of the other big family attractions around Cornwall and its coast: Newquay Zoo, Crealy Great Adventure Park and the red pandas, Cornish choughs and other inhabitants of Hayle’s Paradise Park.

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

The reception is open between 8.30am-12.30pm and 4pm-8pm. If you are arriving outside these hours, please contact the campsite using the details provided in the booking confirmation email for more details about your pitch.

Higher Pentreath Farm Camp Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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

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

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.

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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.

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.
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 12:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. between 15/07 and 05/09.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 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.

Additional terms

Backpackers' pitch: strictly no cars permitted (near the pitch or at the campsite - no car parking is available on site). Please note, when booking this pitch, customers arriving with a car will be asked to leave.

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