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- Dog-friendly site, 25 minutes’ walk to dog-friendly Perranporth beach
- A 20-minute drive to Newquay; 40 minutes to Eden Project and Flambards
- On-site bar and kitchen, plus acres of space for games
Keen to explore the north Cornwall coast? Anchor down at the family-friendly Anchor Barrow Campsite, with lovely views over the Cornish countryside and the coast a short stroll away.
This location is an excellent one for seaside stays – the three-mile beach at Perranporth is about five minutes’ drive away, or you can access the sands and the town’s amenities via three footpaths that run from the site (or from the bus stop just outside the site). Other Cornish hotspots like Newquay, Gwithian and St Ives are within easy reach too, should you fancy venturing further afield.
Back at base, there’s a fine collection of facilities to make life easy and comfortable. All the basics are covered here: the bathrooms are modern and immaculately kept, and guests also have access to a launderette, a washing-up area and a kitchen corner with communal fridges/freezers and a microwave. On top of that, there are secure device charging lockers, a car charging port (extra charge) and a large secure paddock where dogs can have a run around.
If it’s the kids that need a run around, that’s no issue – this site has acres of green space for playing, along with a full-size football pitch for more organised games.
Meanwhile, if it’s relaxation time that you’re after, that’s easily sorted too. Anchor Barrow has an on-site bar selling a range of Cornish ales, ciders and spirits, and a kitchen that serves up breakfasts and coffees and hosts fabulous feast nights several times a week. Local musicians perform on site from time to time as well, for a bit of entertainment while you sip your drinks.
If you’d rather go down the self-catering route you can bring or hire firepits, with wood available from the site shop (which also sells various essentials and Cornish goodies). A large indoor barn space has seating if it’s not outdoor dining weather.
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Excellent site with everything you need.
Nice modern facility, food and drinks sold there were amazing, …
Too much noise from a large group next to us. Went home a day early.
Lovely quiet clean site, great facilities, amazing food
Brilliant Facilities. Always something going on each night. Plenty for …
Wonderful campsite. One of the best
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
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
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Kings Head — 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Lay By — 5.9 miles
- Train stations
Truro Rail Station
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Newquay Rail Station — 6.9 miles
6.9 miles Redruth Rail Station — 7.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Tolverne Ferry Landing
— 10.1 miles
10.1 miles Trelisick Ferry Landing — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing — 10.4 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport
— 10.6 miles
10.6 miles Penzance Airport — 21.0 miles
21.0 miles Land's End St Just Airport — 27.4 miles
Once you’ve got to grips with the waves at Perranporth beach, make your way to Newquay (20 minutes’ drive) for some of Cornwall’s most famed surfing spots, including Fistral beach. While in town, you could also visit Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium for some animal encounters, or hurtle down some waterslides at Waterworld Leisure Centre.
If you’ve had your fill of ocean air, you can swap beach ambles for woodland wanders with a stroll around the 250-acre Tehidy Woods country park (20 minutes). Dogs are welcome here and, with more than nine miles of path to plod, there’s plenty of peaceful woodland and pretty lakes to explore. Dogs can also accompany you to Trelissick Garden (25 minutes) – while they’re not allowed inside the house or gardens, they can tag along on roams of the surrounding parkland, including the three-mile Woodland Walk circuit.
Speaking of gardens, a visit to the Eden Project (40 minutes) is a must while in Cornwall – the huge indoor rainforest has all sorts of spectacular greenery and plants to see, as well as exhibitions and events for the whole gang.
For more family days out, there’s Lappa Valley Steam Railway (20 minutes), Paradise Park and JungleBarn wildlife sanctuary (half an hour) and Flambards theme park (40 minutes). Closer to base, a trip to Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm (10 minutes) comes with tours, tractor rides, farm animals and, of course, tastings – there are fruit juices for the kids to try, while grown-ups can sample ciders and wines.
- Lappa Valley Steam Railway (5.9 miles)
- Fistral Beach (6.6 miles)
- Blue Reef Aquarium (6.7 miles)
- Trerice (6.7 miles)
- Cornish Mines and Engines (8.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Anchor Barrow Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Anchor Barrow Campsite will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks 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 parkApple Pay
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Anchor Barrow Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Anchor Barrow Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Anchor Barrow Campsite? Once you’ve got to grips with the waves at Perranporth beach, make your way to Newquay (20 minutes’ drive) for some of Cornwall’s most famed surfing spots, including Fistral beach. While in … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Anchor Barrow Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.