Porthtowan Tourist Park

From £25.95 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.9 236 reviews
Rural retreat looking towards pitch 51 (added by manager 02 Jan 2021)
Porthtowan beach (added by manager 27 may 2019)
Towards main entrance (added by manager 18 jul 2017)
Aerial view (added by manager 01 may 2015)

  • Flat level grass pitches with easy access from the A30
  • A mile from the surfing beach of Porthtowan
  • 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. 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.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 80
Tent pitches 80
Touring caravan pitches 80
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • A cable measuring at least 15 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Units longer than 8.5 metres are not allowed.
  • Units heavier than 4500 Kgs are not allowed.
  • Group bookings of more than 4 under-25s are not accepted via Pitchup.com. Any groundsheets for tents or gazebos apart from those which are sewn-in, must be breathable.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 22 Mar to

Open from Fri, 11 Apr to

AA 5 pennants

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely campsite

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Absolutely lovely family run site, been here a few times now and going back again next month. Lovely facilities and really close to St Ives and Newquay.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very nice and clean site would definitely stay there again

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: *Lovely site *very clean toilet and amenities *very polite, caring and helpful owners

Disliked: The weather really wasn't the best and that is not the hosts problem and out of their control but they did everything we could ever have asked for to make our stay comfortable ❤️

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lovely clean site.. and well worth a visit

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: lovely clean site and a good games rooms with dvd to lend

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Site team had a wet weather plan in place to keep the…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Site team had a wet weather plan in place to keep the site open, keep vehicles safe and the ground intact. Good size pitches, clean facilities, hot showers. Nice walk into town via the coastal path. Walk into town via the road not as easy as quite a steep and busy road with few pedestrian pavements.

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Perfect facilities perfectly maintained. This place is beautiful, all the facilities work…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Perfect facilities perfectly maintained. This place is beautiful, all the facilities work and are properly maintained and cleaned to the nth degree. The pitches are the most level I've ever encountered: obviously the beautiful grass has been rolled. A great effort was made in horrible weather conditions to preserve the condition of the grass, but without any of the exasperated nastiness one sometimes observes in guardians of grass. I stayed with my 9 year old daughter and miniature dachshund for a rainy week and we were made to feel extremely welcome. My daughter enjoyed the play facilities very much and doggie enjoyed the canine facilities likewise.

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Spacious level site which is exceptionally well looked after. The facilities including…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Spacious level site which is exceptionally well looked after. The facilities including pool table, table tennis, tennis court and football field are wonderful. The walk along the lanes and down the cliff path to the beach is lovely.

Disliked: The site is quite exposed for those in tents or with awnings should you get any windy weather during your stay

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Excellent site in a great location. Facilities are clean, tidy, and well…

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Excellent site in a great location. Facilities are clean, tidy, and well maintained. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Tent pitches are well sized and level. Couldn't recommend more if you are looking to stay in the area - we'll definitely be back!

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Excellent Welcoming, clean, tidy and accessible.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Disabled facilities Cleanliness and tidiness of site Friendly, welcoming staff

Disliked: Nothing really. It would be nice to have a seat outside the disabled facilities in case there is a wait.

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Excellent site, spotless facilities, perfectly level, welcoming staff.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Loved the welcoming family who ran the park, our ten tear old was so pleased with park, tennis & games room. Lovely clean facilities, beautifully landscaped, seemed well designed & fekt spacious.

Disliked: Nothing

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Excellent site, pristine, friendly with level immaculate pitches.

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

Electric grass pitch

Liked: Pristine everywhere! Quiet, peaceful, friendly. I’ve never stayed anywhere so immaculate. It’s a beautiful walk (very steep but I don’t mind that) to the beautiful Porthtowan beach but if you want to drive, there’s a decent car park which isn’t extortionate, 2 nice pubs although I only went in The Blue Bar and there’s even some free parking if you get lucky. Perfect campsite in a perfect setting, would definitely return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone.

Disliked: Not a single thing

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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

Disabled facilities

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

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

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Location

Porthtowan Tourist Park

Mile Hill

Porthtowan

Truro

Cornwall

England

TR4 8TY

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.27404°N
-5.2379°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.9 mi Railway Station
2.9 mi Alma Place
3.6 mi Cornwall College
Rail
2.9 mi Redruth Rail Station
5.1 mi Camborne Rail Station
6.8 mi Perranwell Rail Station
Ferry
10.1 mi Ponsharden Ferry Landing
10.1 mi Trelisick Ferry Landing
10.2 mi Tolverne Ferry Landing
Airport
15.8 mi Newquay St Mawgan Airport
16 mi Penzance Airport
22.5 mi Land's End St Just 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

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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Porthtowan 1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Chapel Porth 1.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Portreath 2.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Trevaunance Cove 3.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Perranporth 6.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 3.4 mi

Truro Cathedral 8.3 mi

Lappa Valley Steam Railway 10.7 mi

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 11.5 mi

Tate St Ives 11.6 mi

National Trust

Cornish Mines and Engines 3.4 mi

Godrevy 7.3 mi

Trelissick Garden 9.8 mi

Godolphin 10.8 mi

Trerice 11.7 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth 0.9 mi

Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path 2.6 mi

St Agnes Beacon 2.9 mi

Hell's Mouth 4.7 mi

Hanover 4.9 mi

Local events

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

    Newquay, Cornwall 14.2 mi

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

    Par, Cornwall 22.6 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.

Offers

Tent pitchTouring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Electric grass pitch
  • 10% off Easter in Cornwall break special offer 10% off all bookings
Touring caravan pitchesMotorhome or campervan pitch
Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (premium)
  • 10% off Easter in Cornwall break special offer 10% off all bookings

Conditions apply - see pitch type section for details

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Porthtowan Tourist Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Porthtowan Tourist Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Porthtowan Tourist Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Porthtowan Tourist Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Porthtowan Tourist Park? From £25.95 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.