Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park

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  • A quick drive from St Ives
  • Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Family- and dog-friendly park
If you're after a Cornish holiday set in the county's southwest and within seriously simple reach of the arty town of St Ives, have a look at highly regarded and family friendly Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park: it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre and handily set for getting around the spectacular scenery of the Land's End peninsula. Nature, walks and calm quiet days are in these parts too, as Penderleath is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty among the microclimate of Penwith, with easy access to the South West Coast Path running along Cornwall's entire coastline. The site is easy to get to from the A30. The owners take pride in the clean and friendly atmosphere of their park, which has facilities including toilet blocks with free hot showers, a launderette and a washing-up room.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 75
Tent pitches 60
Motorhome pitches 75
Open now
Please note
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

AA 4 pennants

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

63%

would recommend this site to a friend

63%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Quiet, tidy site.…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Quiet, tidy site.

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Had a wonderful week here while walking stretches of the coast path.…

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

Non-electric grass pitch (large)

Liked: Had a wonderful week here while walking stretches of the coast path. Staff were really helpful and welcoming. Site clean and ran well. Will definitely visit again.

Disliked: Wonderful dawn chorus maybe a little too early 😀

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Excellent site well kept and clean

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Sarah B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: A lovely well kept clean sit. All amenities cleaned to a high standard. Tom & Harry very friendly and always at the end of the phone if needed.

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Nice site with adequate facilities for self contained units.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Tidy, quiet site near to St Ives. The small toilet block was well maintained and cleaned at least twice daily. The grass pitches were a good size with short cut grass and electric hookup easily reached. The owners/ staff we met were both polite and helpful during our stay.

Disliked: The site was pretty much empty, due to the time of year. This meant on site facilities like shop etc were not available during our visit. The nearby B3311 has a regular bus service passing by into St Ives. A walk or cycle along this road to get to St Ives is not recommended for the feint hearted , as traffic fast even around the blind corners. Plus there are very few stretches of footpath available along this route. Having to book a minimum of three nights not ideal for us, a two night option would have sufficed.

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Run down, dirty and not as advertised

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch (large)

Liked: Location

Disliked: Well where do I start, not that we were but if you are expecting to find the facilities as advertised like shop, coffee shop, games room etc nothing is available, its all run down, derelict and has been closed for sometime. Grass Pitches not cut, tall wet Grass. Main toilet block closed leaving small block with one shower and toilet for gents and two toilets and showers for ladies but not clean and had to provide your own toilet paper, notices on walls and doors to keep facilities clean or they would be shut. No mop or cleaning materials provided even if you were inclined to do the cleaning for the owner. Bins around site overflowing with fly infested dog bags and there was a fly infested dead rat in the road outside reception that was also closed. The washing up area, grey waste and chemical disposal were disgusting. The site appears to be busy but they look like seasonal or residential pitches, that's all that seems to be catered for here. This was one of the most expensive sites in the area and its a disgrace. I wish I had read the reviews before I booked as many like this but luckily we were only staying for 2 nights, any longer and we would have left early.

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Bus from outside camp site straight into St Ives…

Overall 2/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Bus from outside camp site straight into St Ives

Disliked: The worst campsite I have ever been to, no one on reception we had to ring the owner and wait for him to come down to check us in, we also booked the site as a shop and pub were shown on the pictures however we were told that this had not been open for a few year on arrival which was a disappointment as there was nothing about. We were then given a pitch however no one else really arrived during our stay so we could of been given a better pitch or chosen our own. Showers were cold and facilities were dirty, few times had no toilet roll. Also had to pay 50p to use the hair dyer, which was not a problem however to use my own hairdryer and straighteners I had to pay to. Very pricey for a very bad run down camp site very disappointed

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Tom who was in charge was very friendly. It was very picturesque…

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

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Tom who was in charge was very friendly. It was very picturesque

Disliked: Shower and toilet blocks where clean but needed updating, Tenting pitch was on a slope

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Definitely would go back.

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Good level pitch with very nice views. Showers and toilets kept clean, nice staff. Good location st Ives and penzance short drive.

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Basic facilities but clean, quite and ideal location to get about

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

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Quite, plenty of space, adequate facilities. Short drive to st Ives and Penzance. Reasonably priced

Disliked: Slugs cover anything not covered. Field infested with them. Shop not open for basics.

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Tom was a nice guy but run off his feet.

Overall 6/10
Location 4
Value for money 4
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Spacious and quiet.

Disliked: Lack of facilties such as bar, shop etc and showers were barely warm enough. Washing up water was luke warm and wouldn't remove grease from plates etc. Didn't ask for any refund as the sign stated no refunds given!

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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

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

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

Themes

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer 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

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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 Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Surf school nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches Tourer storage facilities

Location

Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park

Towednack

St Ives

Cornwall

England

TR26 3AF

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.18498°N
-5.50806°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.1 mi Richmond Way
2.1 mi Longstone Cross
2.2 mi Bus Station
Rail
2.1 mi St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station
2.2 mi Carbis Bay Rail Station
3 mi St Erth Rail Station
Ferry
4.8 mi Penzance Ferry Terminal
17.7 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
17.9 mi Helford Passage Ferry Landing
Airport
3.9 mi Penzance Airport
9.1 mi Land's End St Just Airport
28.7 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

The art galleries, craft galleries and inns and restaurants of St Ives are all easy to get to from the site, as it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre. Parking can be a bit tricky in town in high season, so save stress – and cash – by taking the bus, running five times a day from right outside the site. St Ives's beaches are among the many highly scenic swathes of sand around Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park and the Land's End part of Cornwall, almost all with easy access to spectacular walks along the South West Coast Path where short stretches or longer hikes in either direction are easy to find. Penzance five miles from base is a 20-minute walk from Cornish landmark St Michael's Mount, the tiny tidal island linked to the town of Marazion by causeway. Further along at 16 miles is Land's End, via Porthcurno and the smashing cliffside Minack Theatre.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Carbis Bay 2.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthminster 2.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Porthmeor 2.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthgwidden 2.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthkidney Sands 3.1 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tate St Ives 2.4 mi

St Michael's Mount 4.9 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 11.2 mi

Land's End 12.3 mi

Flambards 12.8 mi

National Trust

St Michael's Mount 4.8 mi

Trengwainton Garden 4.8 mi

Godrevy 6.1 mi

Godolphin 7.7 mi

Levant Mine and Beam Engine 8.2 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

BARBARA HEPWORTH SCULPTURE GARDEN 2.3 mi

St Ives - Bosigran - Penzance: Part 1 2.4 mi

HAYLE ESTUARY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/08/1996) 3.2 mi

THE DOWNES (ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT) 3.7 mi

MARAZION MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 30/08/2000) 3.8 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 27 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.

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Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park? The art galleries, craft galleries and inns and restaurants of St Ives are all easy to get to from the site, as it's only five minutes' drive from the town centre. Parking … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Higher Penderleath Caravan and Camping Park? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.