Higher Penderleath Resort

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Camping field (added by manager 11 Jun 2024)
Camping (added by manager 11 jun 2024)
Camping field (added by manager 11 jun 2024)
Sunset (added by manager 19 may 2023)

  • Back-to-basics camping five minutes’ drive from St Ives in Cornwall
  • Marazion and St Michael’s Mount 20 minutes’ drive; 35 to Land’s End
  • Dark skies site with spectacular rural views; pub 10 minutes’ walk
When you’re looking for a base close to big-hitting attractions in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (and there are plenty, after all), consider settling yourselves down at Higher Penderleath Resort. In 10 acres of landscaped parkland with spectacular views over hills and valleys, the park is close to St Ives (five minutes’ drive), Land’s End (35 minutes) and Marazion (20 minutes). What could be handier for Cornish jaunts? So you’re all set for a nearly-wild camping adventure – ‘nearly wild’ because there are hot showers and toilets on site, but otherwise it’s down to you and your tent. Find your favourite spot on the level and tree-sheltered camping field, and get on with pitching up. Parking is allowed right next to your tent, so you won’t be needing to lug heavy gear across the field. Please bear in mind that there is no electricity on site, but there are phone-charging facilities available nearby. Barbecues are allowed on the pitches – but if you’re not into outdoor cooking, the local pub is roughly 10 minutes’ walk away. And – thanks to the zero light pollution in these parts – it's likely you’ll be amazed by the after-dark display of stars on clear nights.

Site type

Tent pitches 25
Motorhome pitches 8
Open now
Please note
  • Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.
  • Units longer than 5.5 metres are not allowed.
  • There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

73%

would recommend this site to a friend

73%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

The facilities were great quality, and the views were lovely.…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: The facilities were great quality, and the views were lovely.

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Well kept and quiet site, clean amenities set in a lovely area. Site…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Well kept and quiet site, clean amenities set in a lovely area. Site owner was very helpful and very friendly. We Would love to stay at this gem of a site again. Very highly recommend.

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Good site with good facilities

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Nice site with good views/sunsets. Decent facilities including a bus service right out front.

Disliked: Unfortunately the onsite shop was shut.

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brilliant quiet campsite, beautiful veiws and facilities were very clean.…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: brilliant quiet campsite, beautiful veiws and facilities were very clean.

Disliked: the grass is too long and our feet were wet for the entirety of our stay because of the dew.

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Nice enough but too expensive

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Facilities were clean. Spacious pitch.great location for st Ives 5 min drive away

Disliked: The price of £25 for one person for one nights camp with no electric is expensive. The toilet block is too far from the actual tent pitches

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The staff was incredibly nice also very well maintained site

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: The facilities was absolutely brilliant everything you needed

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Quiet…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Quiet

Disliked: Basic camping, not much to do around. The campsite was on a hill and there was thistles everywhere.

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Great site

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Great site, very clean and easy to find

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Ok site but a bit pricey for what it is.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Lovely location and quite site. The woman who checked us in was lovely.

Disliked: Field is not on flat ground. Facilities are very good and not well maintained.

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Tom was very helpful & the camping area is exactly what you…

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (sloping)

Liked: Tom was very helpful & the camping area is exactly what you need back to basics 👍

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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 Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Remote location Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Location

Higher Penderleath Resort

Towednack

St Ives

Cornwall

England

TR26 3AF

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.18391°N
-5.50904°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.1 mi Richmond Way
2.2 mi Longstone Cross
2.3 mi Bus Station
Rail
2.2 mi St Ives (Cornwall) Rail Station
2.2 mi Carbis Bay Rail Station
3 mi St Erth Rail Station
Ferry
4.7 mi Penzance Ferry Terminal
17.7 mi Helford Village Ferry Landing
17.9 mi Helford Passage Ferry Landing
Airport
3.8 mi Penzance Airport
9 mi Land's End St Just Airport
28.8 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

Most lovers of contemporary art will probably want to spend a day at Tate St Ives (five minutes’ drive). For an alfresco arty experience, check out the eccentric installations on sculpture trails at Tanglewood Wild Garden (20 minutes) or Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (15 minutes), with its dramatic views over the sea to medieval St Michael’s Mount. To see St Michael’s Mount close up, head for pretty Marazion (20 minutes) and walk across the sands at low tide to climb up cobbled streets to the hilltop castle and wander around the sub-tropical gardens. When you’re done exploring, don’t miss the chance to potter around the boutiques and arty shops of Marazion itself. Keen hikers can access the South West Coast Path at sheltered Carbis Bay beach (10 minutes), while those of you who prefer less energetic activities can linger on the sands and splash around in the sea. Other local beaches include popular Porthgwidden (15 minutes), backed by a fishing harbour and lots of cafés, or – for a change of vibe – the near-deserted sandy expanse at Hayle (20 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Carbis Bay 2.2 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 2.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Porthkidney Sands 3.2 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tate St Ives 2.4 mi

St Michael's Mount 4.8 mi

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 11.2 mi

Land's End 12.2 mi

Flambards 12.8 mi

National Trust

Trengwainton Garden 4.8 mi

St Michael's Mount 4.8 mi

Godrevy 6.2 mi

Godolphin 7.7 mi

Levant Mine and Beam Engine 8.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

BARBARA HEPWORTH SCULPTURE GARDEN 2.4 mi

St Ives - Bosigran - Penzance: Part 1 2.4 mi

HAYLE ESTUARY (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 15/08/1996) 3.3 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 27.1 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Higher Penderleath Resort have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Penderleath Resort dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Penderleath Resort? Most lovers of contemporary art will probably want to spend a day at Tate St Ives (five minutes’ drive). For an alfresco arty experience, check out the eccentric installations on sculpture trails … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Penderleath Resort?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Higher Penderleath Resort? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.