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7.5

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General

  • Only a short walk to the local pub and a mile from the harbour
  • Only a mile from a quaint fishing harbour
  • Conveniently located to explore Cornwall

Mousehole Camping is a family- and pet-friendly site based at a local football club in Paul, Penzance, only a mile's walk (downhill) from the famous Mousehole Harbour.

Facilities on site include newly tiled solar-powered showers, and wash basins supplied with hot water, a clubhouse (open during busy times) selling soft and alcoholic drinks, a pool table, table football, television and ample car parking. There is a large stainless steel sink for washing up your pots and pans.

The campsite is just 500 metres from a local pub serving great food and beers and wifi is available on site at a small charge.


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7.5

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75% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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Close proximity to Mousehole, great Pub nearby,food service, atmosphere excellent. ... 16/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter W. Confirmed

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

    Close proximity to Mousehole, great Pub nearby,food service, atmosphere excellent. Facilities at campsite very clean, caretaker a really friendly and helpful man with a lot of interesting local knowledge. We would definitely stay here again.

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Mousehole camping was a lovely spot and facilities were good ... 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tracey_p142852 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Mousehole camping was a lovely spot and facilities were good had a good stay

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the showers and facilities friendly volunteer staff beautiful view and ... 06/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Polly K. Confirmed

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

    the showers and facilities
    friendly volunteer staff
    beautiful view and great location

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We were impressed with the cleanliness and facilities the clubhouse ... 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jacqueline W. Confirmed

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

    We were impressed with the cleanliness and facilities the clubhouse offered and were thankful to all the friendly volunteers who support the site.
    It's location is great whether you want to drive, catch the local bus service in Paul or walk to enjoy this beautiful area in Cornwall - we managed all three!! :-).
    Regular visits from the organiser of the site to welcome newcomers or update existing campers was a reassuring gesture.
    Loved the idea of clubhouse providing breakfasts, although, we were not able to stay long enough to enjoy.
    Great local gastro pub in Paul if you feel like spoiling yourself and, if you're really lucky, you may be entertained by the local male voice choir - an absolute treat and joy to experience.
    Nothing to dislike at all and cant wait to rebook once family holiday dates have been agreed.

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Local pub had great food sensibly priced and not far ... 28/08/2017

tina_l336461 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Local pub had great food sensibly priced and not far from site.

    Disliked: 

    A barebones campsite is just a small field with inadequate facilities for peak season. No one on site to receive us when we arrived at a full campsite. Phoned site manager on arrival but said he was having his tea. Did see him next morning where our booking was challenged, which was done online. Whilst site was full on arrival more arrivals throughout the day and site became crammed full and busy like a car boot sale. Cheep price reflects facilities which are poorly maintained and a long walk around the football ground to get to. Don't forget your torch. I imagine it may be barely acceptable out of season when not busy if you can put up with the long trudge to toilets.

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Very good communication. 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gillian_a926012 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Very good communication.

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Hot showers! Relaxed and quiet. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Hot showers! Relaxed and quiet.

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Much cheaper than other sites and very friendly and helpful ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Much cheaper than other sites and very friendly and helpful manager.

    Disliked: 

    Mud and high winds at the top of a hill.

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Plenty of hot water, Well run site 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alison_j2 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Plenty of hot water,
    Well run site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing other than the poor weather!

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Cheap as chips bare bones camping what more do you ... 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Cheap as chips bare bones camping what more do you need in Cornwall. The guy who runs it is excellent. He couldn't do enough for us great fella. Showers are clean as are toilets.

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    The weather

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking 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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Mousehole AFC, Trungle Parc, Paul Penzance, Cornwall, England, TR19 6XB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.0903°N 5.5475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Penzance Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Crowlas (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
St Erth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 7.2 miles
Train stations
Penzance Rail Station — 2.3 miles
St Erth Rail Station — 7.2 miles
Lelant Saltings Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Ferry ports
Penzance Ferry Terminal — 2.0 miles
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 18.4 miles
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 18.6 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 3.0 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 5.4 miles

Directions


From Penzance, head towards Newlyn. At the crossroads go straight across and up the hill. Continue to the top of the hill for approximately one mile until you reach a T-junction (signposted Mousehole and Paul). Turn left and in half a mile before Paul church, turn right. The entrance is at the end of the road, next to Paul Cricket Club.

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

Mousehole is not only an attractive village but also has a beautiful harbour for fishing, a beach, coastal walks, pubs and great restaurants.

Wander the cobbled streets to see the many art galleries and local shops. Mousehole is famous for art and fishing and there are places to learn and do both. Visit the bird sanctuary and eat at the Coastguard Inn. In the winter, the Ship Inn has local stargazey pie. In the summer the streets are full of onlookers who come to see the historical beauty of this popular village.

Penzance is a short bus ride away. Chapel Street is steeped in history dating back to the Armada where a lookout on top of the Admiral Benbow pub (still there today) rushed to the Union Hotel from where Nelson's return and success in thwarting the Spanish was announced. As well as the traditional pubs on Chapel Street there are some very nice restaurants. Try the Bakehouse for good dining, or the Mackerel Sky Café for traditional fish dishes and enormous breakfasts. The Yacht Inn towards the Jubilee Pool or the Lugger Inn across the road serves good food all day long, and do good Sunday roast lunches. By the harbour you will find the traditional Medieval Meadery where you can eat from a platter without the luxury of knives and forks.

The walk past the harbour will take you past various gift shops and cafés and eventually bring you to the bottom of the town centre where you can find high street shopping. St Michael's Mount is a 20-minute walk along the seafront and across the beach where you can walk the causeway in low tide or take the boat at high tide.

Newlyn, one of the UK's biggest fishing ports, is in walking distance going right across the promenade. If you like to cook, see if you can buy some local fish fresh direct from the busy fish market.

The Eden Project is just an hour and a half's drive northeast - perfect for a day trip. Seafarers can hop on a ferry and venture to the Isles of Scilly from the terminal at Penzance, or for something closer to the campsite but still perfect for ocean lovers, the beach at Sennen (just a 20-minute drive away) is very popular with surfers.

Nothing is far away, so get out and explore and enjoy!

Must see

  • St Michael's Mount (3.6 miles)
  • Land's End (7.5 miles)
  • Tate St Ives (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Trengwainton Garden (2.7 miles)
  • St Michael's Mount (3.6 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. –  Anytime
Depart:  12 p.m.

Guests must provide their estimated arrival time at least 24 hours before arrival. Please contact the campsite by using the mobile phone number provided in your booking confirmation.

Mousehole Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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. Mousehole Camping will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 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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Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

Guests must provide their estimated arrival time at least 24 hours before arrival. Please contact the campsite by using the mobile phone number provided in your booking confirmation.

Please note that the clubhouse is only open depending on campsite occupancy. Opening times are determined at the discretion of the campsite manager.

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