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Stithians Lake Campsite

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General

  • Pitches overlooking Stithians Lake
  • Fishing, sailing, windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding available
  • Pub/restaurant 100 yards away

You’ll get stonking great views at this site, where the pitches look out over the 275-acre Stithians Lake.

There’s loads of space around the site for family games and picnics, as well as a pirate-themed children’s playground, walking trails around the lake and a bird hide for confirmed and wannabe twitchers. Dogs are welcome on site as long as they're kept on leads.

The range of activities on offer at Stithians Lake Campsite makes the site ideal for groups: the limpid waters have excellent sport for fly fishermen, who can cast from boat or bank for sizeable brown and rainbow trout (just note that Environment Agency rod licences are required for over 12s and you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

If coarse fishing is more up your street, Argal lake is about 10 minutes’ drive from Stithians: purchase a day pass for fishing and enjoy the great café on site. Pedal-driven recreationalists can cycle along the off-track road to the dam.

Visitors can also try out a wide range of watersports with the help of the jovial, qualified instructors at the Outdoor Active centre. Windsurfing, sailing, rowing, kayaking and walk-on-water balls are all on offer.

Feel free to bring your own kit or rent it on site (however, guests must have third party insurance for their own water craft and those using their own equipment must pay a small charge on arrival. You can find out more about prices and policies in the Terms and Conditions). And as tempting as it might be to take a refreshing dip in the lake, swimming is not allowed...

Rid yourselves of the rumbles at the on-site café and refreshment kiosk, or have some of the homemade specials on the menu at the Golden Lion pub, a mere 100 yards away.

For further activities, check out the local indoor swimming pool and gym, the crazy golf at Swanpool Beach, and the energetic escapades to be found on the many other golden sands nearby, from coasteering to scuba diving.

The shower and toilet facilities are shared with the watersports centre and are a very short walk from the camping area. Both the men's and women's facilities are a changing room layout, with two small cubicles and four communal showers. There's also a shower room for guests with reduced mobility. The facilities can get pretty busy when the watersports centre is open so plan your showers accordingly.

Stithians village is within easy reach of the campsite to stock up on supplies.

Please note

Facilities/activities including fly fishing, boat hiring are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Watersports and other activity prices fluctuate depending on activities and experience/number of participants for lessons. Charges to use/store your own equipment are payable on site.

On the 12 August and 26 August there are events happening on site . There will be some additional noise and live music until midnight on the Saturday nights. On the 26 August there will be an option to join in the festivities by buying a ticket on site.


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8.1

Overall rating based on 81 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Nice area and staff 19/09/2017

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

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

    Nice area and staff

    Disliked: 

    Loud music couldn't sleep they said they but a nights stay in my bank but it's not the point

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Lovely place to camp with lovely views 10/09/2017

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

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

    Clean showers and toilets

    Disliked: 

    No plugs in sinks

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Quietness Location Friendly helpful staff Cafe Clean facilities Option of ... 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lydia W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Quietness
    Location
    Friendly helpful staff
    Cafe
    Clean facilities
    Option of activities
    Local pub

    Disliked: 

    Fresh molehills under the tent on a daily basis

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Will definitely go again 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david C. Confirmed

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

    Location, location, location
    The views, walks, and scenery were great.

    Peaceful, and very quiet at night.

    Really helpful staff.
    Electric hook up a bonus.

    Disliked: 

    Water tap coming away from the wall. Toilets a wee dirty.

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Very good 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Eleanor C. Confirmed

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

    The staff were friendly and helpful. The site itself is beautiful, lots of space and plenty of activities

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excellent site 01/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom linda p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    everything
    lovely views,staff,facilties
    very large pitches plenty of room for everyone. It was busy but relaxing plenty to do for those that wanted to be active.
    Watersports walking running cycling stargazing reading or just dreaming.
    Will be going back soon.

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Great views over the lake . Nice little coffee shop ... 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom harvey_w139806 Confirmed

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

    Great views over the lake . Nice little coffee shop and very close to the Golden lion Pub

    Disliked: 

    As we had a bit of rain gaining entry into the pitch was difficult as there is no tarmac inside the site. i got stuck in my motorhome , but luckily there were people on hand to give me a push.

    Facilities get very busy as they are shared with all the watersports bods. Get in early for your showers etc.

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The lake is beautiful and peaceful, even with the hustle ... 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kathryn H. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The lake is beautiful and peaceful, even with the hustle and bustle of the sailboats and windsurfers during the day. Evening walks are a must. The cafe was lovely and had gluten free and vegan options - star for that little extra! The toilets and showers were clean and available and staff very helpful. We will definitely be back and continue to come...stellar little gem for campers.

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Good site, would recommend it. 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean and tidy, quiet site. Well maintained.

    Disliked: 

    Showers are not very powerful or hot.
    Cafe has changed hands and now doesn't offer a breakfast menu, which was a shame.

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Openness, friendliness of everyone there even if you were not ... 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brenda K. Confirmed

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

    Openness, friendliness of everyone there even if you were not taking part in water activities. Wide variety of water activities with quiet polite instructors. Helpfulness of office staff who went beyond the necessary. Trusting.
    Compactness of site and all efforts to keep it clean, tidy and welcoming despite bad weather. Quiet, even from the children. Would use again..

    Disliked: 

    Café rather expensive for anyone on a tight budget.

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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

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school 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

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Stithians Lake, Menherion Redruth, Cornwall, England, TR16 6NW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.1882°N 5.2103°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rame Cross (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 2.2 miles
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Penryn Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 5.7 miles
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 6.4 miles
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 6.6 miles
Airports
Penzance Airport — 14.3 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 20.1 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 21.2 miles

Directions


From Redruth take the B3297 towards Helston, Stithians Lake is signposted from here. Follow the brown signs to the entrance by the Golden Lion Inn.

From Truro/Falmouth take the A394 towards Helston and follow the brown tourism signs to Stithians from Rame. Continue to follow the brown signs to the lake.

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

Stithians Lake is very close to funky Falmouth, where guests can continue the watery theme with a visit to the dockyards and National Maritime Museum, take a tour of Henry VIII’s seaside cottage, Pendennis Castle, or just indulge in some retail therapy.

Horticulturalists will find plenty of inspiration at the nearby Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens, and animal fanciers will go barking mad over the seals, sea lions, otters and penguins at the National Seal Sanctuary in Helston.

Under an hour’s drive is Penzance and Cornish beach towns Newquay and St Ives.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.7 miles)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (6.4 miles)
  • Trebah Garden (6.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.6 miles)
  • Glendurgan Garden (6.9 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:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Supervised arrivals from 1pm to 4.30pm except during the dates below where guests will need to find their own pitch. The site will contact you providing the relevant information. Reception is closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays between 31/03 and 16/04, Tuesday/Thursday between 17/04 and 26/05, Tuesday/Wednesday between 11/09 and 30/10.

Stithians Lake Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 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. Stithians Lake Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 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.

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

Extras
Facilities/activities including fly fishing, boat hiring are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
Swimming and dogs in the lake are not permitted.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Shower and toilet facilities for the campsite are shared with the watersports centre and are a very short walk from the camping area. The centre can be busy during the day so there may be groups of people using these facilities. After 5pm campers have access to the toilet and shower facilities by way of a keypad door. Access is available 24 hours.

Boat masts must not be erected within the campsite, due to overhead electric cables.

To use your own watersports equipment (windsurfing, sailing, kayak, stand-up paddle) on the lake you must have valid third party insurance for your equipment and purchase a launch permit from the watersports centre.

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