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Campsites in Gwithian for brill beachy times in Cornwall

Stay at campsites in Gwithian for days filled with watersports and sunbathing sessions alike – this Cornish resort and its surrounds please even the pickiest coastal connoisseur with its gold-sand beaches, top-notch water quality and excellent surf. 

There’s also an ace array of traditional pick-your-own-pitch campsites in Gwithian, with plenty of caravan rentals and glamping accommodation to choose from too. Bag yourself a place for the tent or motorhome in a pretty meadow, opt for a comfy lodge or cabin with sea views, or browse the more unusual options like yurts, wigwams and domes.

Whatever you settle on, the blue waters and golden sands of Gwithian won’t disappoint (well, unless it’s absolutely tipping it down...). 

Campsites in Gwithian: from tents to touring pitches to prime pods and huts

Let’s kick things off with the classics: if you have a tent and don’t need much more than a bit of grass and access to loos, look out for a stripped-back campsite in Gwithian. There are also touring caravan and campervan pitches up for grabs in many of the parks around town.

After a few more facilities? Sites with on-site cafés serving breakfasts, lunches and (more importantly) cream teas will keep you well fed, while games rooms and play areas are grand for immersing the nippers.

Filter for Gwithian campsites including your must-have amenities (psst – options are on the left of this page), then decide whether you want to be right by the beach or inland. Opting for a spot by the A30 is a good shout if you’re planning on doing lots of exploring by car, while settling in as close to the sand as you can is a better option if you’d rather ditch your vehicle for the whole hol.

Got a sagging tent that’s way past its sell-by date? Or aren’t interested in any of that sleeping on the floor malarkey? Take a look at glamping in Gwithian – think tipis, huts and bell tents with real double beds – that you can immediately move into. 

How to have cracking Cornish days when camping in Gwithian

Which way to the beach? Gwithian is known for its stunning stretch of sand, so this is where visitors usually head towards first. In summer, lifeguards man the water, making it a safer spot for families, and rockpools are revealed at low tide to plonk the kids in.

While surfing is king in Gwithian – schools are here if you want lessons – kitesurfers and paddleboarders share the waters of St Ives Bay too.

When dusk starts to fall, your best bet for seeing a spectacular sunset over the Atlantic is up by the lighthouse around Godrevy – the inspiration behind Virginia Woolf’s famed book, fact fans – or from The Towans sand dunes.

The latter area, along with the cliffs to the east from Gwithian towards Godrevy Head, are also fab for a wander whatever time of day. Walk onwards to Tehidy Woods for leafy lopes or go west when the tide is out for sandy strolls leading all the way to St Ives, about three miles away.

Staying at a dog-friendly campsite in Gwithian? Canines are welcome to wander along The Towans stretch of the coast.

Dreaming of flitting off on more weekends away in the south west? Have a look at our campsites around the English Riviera resort Brixham in Devon for inspiration.