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General

  • Flat level grass pitches with easy access from the A30
  • A mile from a surfing beach; free shuttle available in school holidays
  • Adventure play area, swings, shop and games room

Small and friendly, family run and a mere mile from the first-rate Cornish beach of Porthtowan… this is a peaceful and well located place for Cornwall breaks.

Porthtowan Tourist Park is in a quiet countryside setting, on the edge of Porthtowan village surrounded by fields and country lanes – but is only a couple of miles from the A30 and has easy access to Truro, Portreath, Tehidy Country Park and the South West Coast Path. A free shuttle bus runs in school holidays.

This is an award-winning park, with modern facilities maintained to a high standard. There's a games room and adventure play area for leisurely times indoors or out; a tourist information room for plotting your next Cornish stopoff, and a food shop open daily – you'll be chuffed to hear that barbecues are allowed on site too...

Among the well-kept amenities are a launderette, a washing-up area and a disabled-friendly toilet and shower block.

Dogs are welcome on site.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of more than 4 under-25s are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

The free shuttle bus to the beach runs in peak season only.

Any groundsheets for tents or gazebos apart from those which are sewn-in, must be breathable.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 95 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

98% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent site with clean facilities All amazing 21/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lukasz L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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Would definitely book here again! Excellent location to visit Cornwall 20/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mandy4richmond Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Great site! Immaculate and well maintained.
    Lovely family run site who went out their way to make us feel welcome. Nothing too much trouble.

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Excellent site with clean facilities friendly staff and level pitches. 18/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything about this site.the showers and toilets were spotless.the site was immaculate and very quiet.all the pitches were level and a lovely size.you didn't feel cramped in.plenty of space around you.

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    Nothing.

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Fantastic clean site, staff extremely helpful, friendly, welcoming. 16/07/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything

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    Nithing

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Great clean, friendly site, already looking into coming back again 12/07/2018

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    How helpful and friendly everyone was and how clean the site as a whole was kept

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    None really

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apart from the aforementioned, excellent 07/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very nice site, very welcome as we arrived, nice pitch, very clean amenities

    Disliked: 

    Only dislike is the distance from our pitch to the toilet block , could do with another toilet block apart

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Lovely stay will definitely be back 07/07/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely well kept site, friendly staff and spotless facilities

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    Nothing

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Spotless, friendly, well-kept site, perfect for families & dog-owners 04/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jan F. Confirmed

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

    The owners, who were very helpful and friendly.
    The well-kept site, spacious pitches.
    The spotless dishwashing area, launderette, toilets/showers.
    The Games Room, with free mobile charging points, plus books/DVDs for sale (proceeds going to the Air Ambulance. Jigsaws and jigsaw mat available also.
    The security - key fob needed to enter - place to park outside the site inbetween 11pm - 7am.
    Very quiet site, with no rowdiness at night.
    Lovely play areas, plus dog walking field.
    No photos unfortunately, only stayed one night. Our reason for staying was to pick up our puppy from Helston. 🙂

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike, just a suggestion. Maybe the shop could have longer opening hours, and sell alcohol (but maybe it is meant to be an alcohol-free site, I can appreciate that for some people this would be a plus point). Would be nice to have a glass of wine with the barbecue food.

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Fantastic camp site staff very helpful 03/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Fantastic camp site staff very helpful

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Brilliant site - so clean with great facilities and the ... 03/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andy W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Brilliant site - so clean with great facilities and the staff are so welcoming. Would highly recommend!

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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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Mile Hill, Porthtowan, Truro, Cornwall, England, TR4 8TY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.2740°N 5.2379°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
St Agnes: Hotel Bus Stop — 3.1 miles
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Camborne Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Perranwell Rail Station — 6.8 miles
Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 10.1 miles
Trelisick Ferry Landing — 10.1 miles
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 10.2 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 15.8 miles
Penzance Airport — 16.0 miles
Land's End St Just Airport — 22.5 miles

Directions


Driving westbound on the A30, when you reach the Chiverton Cross roundabout, take the third exit onto another small roundabout and again take the third exit, direction St Agnes. After one and a half miles turn left at the crossroads by Sevenmilestone garage. Follow the coastal road just over two miles, then at the bottom of the hill go past the sign for the village and beach and continue up the hill. You will see the campsite after half a mile, on your right just after the small crossroads.

Caravans and towing route: westbound on the A30, pass the Chiverton Cross roundabout and the Falmouth exit, taking the slip road signposted "Redruth/Portreath/Porthtowan". Take the third exit from the roundabout and continue on a winding road for 2 miles into the valley. At the T-junction turn right and you will find us on your left at the top of the hill.

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

Stick to the north coast area, venture inland, or head down to Falmouth and the south coast, all within easy driving distance of here.

Within walking distance, the beach of Porthtowan is a popular spot for surfers and families, with plenty of rockpools and caves to explore around its scenic wide stretch of sand. The site is also a short walk from the South West Coast Path – hike the up and down trail to Portreath four or so miles west – and near the Mineral Tramways trail, 14 mostly traffic-free miles from Portreath to Devoran down on the south coast near Falmouth.

Shops, restaurants, bars and river boat trips are all at Truro a few miles away; also take time to see the museum, and, if you're around on Wednesday or Saturday, to mooch around the Truro farmers' market on Lemon Quay.

Gardens? Several are in the area, with the National Trust's Trerice and Glendurgan the closest to the site. Or gold? Take a trip to Cornwall Gold Centre on the Portreath Road, to pan for gold, have a go at pottery, or just look significantly at your significant other over the gold, silver and pearl jewellery for sale.

For family cycling or walking, Tehidy Country Park just outside Portreath is flat and buggy-friendly, and leads out to spectacular views for smashing picnics. More actively, try SK8 Skate Park and The Track, Sithians Lake for watersports and Camel Creek Adventure Park at Wadebridge.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (3.4 miles)
  • Truro Cathedral (8.3 miles)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (10.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (3.4 miles)
  • Godrevy (7.3 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:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Porthtowan Tourist Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £0.00 fee.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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. Porthtowan Tourist Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 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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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 28 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £0.00 fee.

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

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Group bookings of more than 4 under-25s are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

Please note a speed limit of 5mph applies on the site.

Mid July to end August - no bikes/scooters/skates/skateboards/etc allowed on the site.

Inner gates are locked between 11pm and 8am.

Dogs must be kept on a lead and are not allowed in the play area or any buildings.

In consideration of others - ball games in the play field only, no children in the play area after dark, no more than 4 visitors per pitch.

Parents are responsible for their children at all times.

Any groundsheets for tents or gazebos apart from those which are sewn-in, must be breathable.

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