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  • Small, friendly and rural site just outside Stithian village
  • Family and dog friendly, on four acres of countryside
  • Ladies' and gents' showers, springwater standpipes and guest kitchen

It's all as natural as possible at Penhalvean Pottery Campsite just outside Redruth: this Cornish countryside setting is so handsome the site owners sensibly leave it to do its own thing.

Grass is kept neatly mown so guests can pitch up with the minimum of fuss, but everything else around these four scenic acres is left alone – ensuring a wildlife haven and secluded rural setting for all sorts of roaming and play. And walkies: Penhalvean is firmly (well behaved) dog friendly and the owners will happily share details of local walks and dog-friendly beaches.

Penhalvean is a small, friendly and relaxed site on the edge of a Stithian village, almost exactly halfway between Cornwall's north and south coasts (you'll need to arrange days at both...). The Stithians Lake watersports centre – and pub serving food – is within half a mile and another pub open for lunch and dinner is within walking distance. Portreath is the nearest beach, just under six miles away.

The site is gently sloping, with a good range of amenities including toilets, wash basins, chemical disposal and ladies' and gents' showers with free hot water. There's also a small kitchen with a microwave, kettle and washing machine; two standpipes with fresh springwater are in the camping field, and the Stone Circle firepit is your nightly spot for communal campfires.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



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


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Remote location

Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby


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  • Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 6TQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.1973°N 5.2095°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 2.6 miles
Alma Place — 2.6 miles
Post Office and Stores — 2.7 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.8 miles
Penzance Airport — 14.5 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 19.5 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.4 miles


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

Spectacular surfing beaches are all around the Cornish coast, but watersporters seeking activity with the utmost ease should start off at Stithians Lake within easy walking distance, for watersports as well as fishing all year round. Windsurfing, sailing, rowing and kayaking are all up for grabs on the water; on land, take the trail around the lake for nature spotting and birdwatching from one of the three hides.

Heading northwards, Portreath is a popular place for kayaking and surfing, and like most in the area is lifeguarded in the summer months. If you're up for a (somewhat steep) hike, take the South West Coast Path east from here to Porthtowan, or west to Godrevy via the famed lighthouse, or use Portreath as a starting point for scrambles around the old mines of St Agnes. Also going north from the site, Newquay and St Ives are each within 35 minutes.

To the south, fab Falmouth is about 15 minutes' drive away: arrange at least a couple of days here for trips on the Fal river, idle times on the beach, a trip to the National Maritime Museum and a cold pint of Cornish cider in one of the old and excellent pubs around the quay.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.2 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (7.1 miles)
  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall (7.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.2 miles)
  • Glendurgan Garden (7.4 miles)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Penhalvean Pottery Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • When can I check in and check out of Penhalvean Pottery Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

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

The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..