Par Camping

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  • Pet-friendly Cornwall site five minutes' drive from the Eden Project
  • Indoor market, food hall and play centre a short walk away
  • Retro American-style diner on site; food pub within walking distance
Finding somewhere special to settle down in Cornwall can be tricky, but Par Camping is a promising choice indeed. This spacious site is a convenient five-minute drive from every gardener's holy of holies, the Eden Project. The rest of southern Cornwall's offerings can be easily reached along the A390, whether you're heading for a swim at Carlyon Bay beach or fancy a day out in Fowey. This pet-friendly spot on the edge of Par has a dedicated dog-walking area as well as handy amenities like toilets and showers. The site is located next to the very popular Par Market and Food Hall, where you can pick up all sorts of souvenirs, fresh local produce and tasty meals from a wide range of food outlets. There’s a pub with excellent food and a beer garden a few minutes’ walk away too. If you’d rather stay on site to be fed, you might like to take a seat at Sam’s Diner, a 50s-style American eatery (all red-leather booths and period memorabilia) for a meal of juicy burgers accompanied by frothy shakes. If the kids need somewhere to blow off steam, that’s covered as well – Kidzworld, one of the largest indoor/outdoor play facilities in the area, is a mere two-minute walk from the site, with activities for kids of all ages (yes, parents included…).

Site type

Tent pitches 100
Motorhome pitches 3

Languages spoken

English

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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 TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches) Pop-up campsite

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Par Camping

Par Market

Par Moore Road

St Austell

Cornwall

England

PL25 3RP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.34399°N
-4.73471°W

Route directions

Please avoid travelling down Penny Lane enroute to the site as this is a narrow site not suitable for large vehicles.

Nearest transport

Coach
0.6 mi Four Lords
0.6 mi Four Lords
1.1 mi Holmbush Inn
Rail
1.5 mi Par Rail Station
2.4 mi St Austell Rail Station
3.2 mi Luxulyan Rail Station
Ferry
4.4 mi Fowey Ferry Landing
4.5 mi Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing
4.5 mi Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing
Airport
13.9 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport

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

It's a 20-minute walk (or a few minutes' drive) down to Carlyon Bay, the closest bathing spot on Cornwall's southern coast, where as well as swimming or paddling you can pick up the South West Coast Path for ambles down to the pretty village of Charlestown or the quiet shingle shores of Spit beach. A trip to the Eden Project (five minutes' drive) is another absolute must – and once you've finished touring each of its spectacular ecosystems, more plant-themed days out await in such spots as the landscaped green grounds of Tregrehan Garden (20 minutes' walk) or the lush landscapes of Luxulyan Valley Woods (10 minutes' drive). Being in such a central Cornish location opens up trips further afield too – follow the coast down to the pretty town of Fowey (a quarter of an hour) and its wildlife haven estuary, head out to the rugged Lizard Peninsula (an hour) or make your way to Falmouth (45 minutes) or Plymouth (an hour) for a spot of shopping.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Crinnis Beach 0.5 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Shorthorn Beach 0.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charlestown 1.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Duporth 1.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Par Sands 1.9 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Eden Project 2.3 mi

Lost Gardens of Heligan 5.3 mi

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 13.2 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 13.8 mi

Truro Cathedral 15 mi

National Trust

Trerice 13.8 mi

Trelissick Garden 15.9 mi

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 16 mi

St Anthony Head 17.7 mi

Tintagel Old Post Office 22 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

TREGREHAN 0.3 mi

Porthpean, Charlestown and Carlyon Bay 2.1 mi

Polkerris to Readymoney Cove 2.4 mi

Polkerris to Gribbin Head and Polridmouth 2.4 mi

Menabilly Barton - Gribbin Head - Polkerris - Fowey 2.8 mi

Local events

  • Eden Sessions (Wednesday 12 June 2024 – Wednesday 12 June 2024)

    Par, Cornwall 1.1 mi

  • Boardmasters (Wednesday 7 August 2024 – Wednesday 7 August 2024)

    Newquay, Cornwall 14.8 mi

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.

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Did not see any staff on arrival, but site with kept clean

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
mark j. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: good showers and close to l shops amenities

Disliked: toilets were a bit of a track a cross a service road

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay :)

How few People were staying…

Overall 4/10
Location 2
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: How few People were staying

Disliked: Situated right next to industrial estate and large car park, facilities were very basic

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We do try and advertise our site and its facilities as accurately as possible. However, we apologise you did not enjoy your stay.

Great experience, I will book again

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Fabiana r. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: It is a basic site with hot shower, washing base, and toilets ,what else do you need. The beach was 15 min walk, close to the Eden project . John was very welcoming and very helpful. Cannot wait to come back next summer

Disliked: The car park next to the site had a gate that was never locked with was access for the market hall and the night emergency (portal's wasn't clean as often.

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback Fabiana. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again next year :)

OK, but not a site we would make a detour to stop at in the future.

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Proximity to amenities. Cleanliness of facilities

Disliked: Very basic; a field with portacabins for loos and showers next to a public carpark. The site felt a bit abandoned. We tried calling to let them know we would not be arriving before 6pm, but could only leave a message. We arrived and couldn't see any instructions for us, so found a space and pitched up. The following morning we awoke to find a carboot sale setting up in the adjoining carpark.

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We apologise of any inconveniences you had during your stay.

Maybe ok for one night stop over, but not for a holiday

Overall 2/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass motorhome pitch

Liked: Close to the Eden project and restaurant (Sam’s diner) next door.

Disliked: The location and setup of the campsite is poor - it’s next to a set of industrial buildings and is a basic area of grass. The toilets are a walk from the campsite across a dark service road (wouldn’t let your children go alone), there is no security around the site and there is constant noise all night from moving vehicles or the busy road. We also woke up in the morning to find a car boot sale in the campsite car park which was out of place. Washing up facilities and showers are basic. Generally speaking, the entire concept needs redesigning.

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From the manager: Hi, we are sorry to hear of your troubles during your stay. There are pop-up toilet facilities on the campsite field for our customers convenience - the other toilet block across the road is just an additional, alternate option. Par Camping is a basic site and this is reflected in the price the best we can. We also do everything we can to not falsely advertise anything about our site online. However, we thank you for your feedback and apologise that you did not enjoy your stay with us.

Good site clean good access to various things

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Hollie C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The whole area near shops transport and different activities

Disliked: Portal loos

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback Hollie and we hope to see you again in the future :)

Staff .....10/10 cleaning/position......10/10 close to the beach....9/10 shower/toilet .......10/10…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Staff .....10/10 cleaning/position......10/10 close to the beach....9/10 shower/toilet .......10/10

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we are glad that you will stay with us again in the future :)

Clean and tidy granddaughter loved the dodgems and soft…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Allan B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Clean and tidy granddaughter loved the dodgems and soft play

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback Allan. We are really pleased you and your granddaughter enjoyed your stay :)

Clean site and friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Ian T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Site was clean. Second year staying here. Showers hot and clean. Kris was very professional and text me early for pitch. Very nice stay. Thanks.

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From the manager: Hi Ian, thank you and welcome back to our site! We are glad you had another enjoyable stay and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Great location and easy to access. Public can access site overnight

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Access and location of site.

Disliked: Open gates to main road over night

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay :)


  • Does Par Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Par Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Par Camping? It's a 20-minute walk (or a few minutes' drive) down to Carlyon Bay, the closest bathing spot on Cornwall's southern coast, where as well as swimming or paddling you can pick up … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Par Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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