Wheal Rodney Holiday Park

From £15 For 1 night, 3 adults 9.3 187 reviews
Spacious grass pitches (added by manager 16 Aug 2022)
Lovely pitches (added by manager 16 aug 2022)
Camping field (added by manager 10 feb 2016)
Camping meadow (added by manager 10 feb 2016)

  • Small, cosy and family-run park a mile from Marazion
  • A short walk from St Michael's Mount
  • Free pool and spotless amenities
Sites near the coast are rather special. Particularly when they’re Cornish, less than a mile from a beauteous bay, and with a heated indoor pool in which guests can wallow wrinkedly all the winter day if the mood so takes them – for free… Drive down a country lane surrounded by fields to reach small, family-run and exceedingly esteemed Wheal Rodney Holiday Park, a mile from Marazion and a short saunter to St Michael's Mount. It’s easy to drive to the other attractions of west Cornwall from here (the Lizard Peninsula, Land’s End and Penzance are all close by), but the kids won’t have time to say they’re bored before you’re at arty St Ives and the north coast, Helston and Flambards, or the Isles of Scilly from Penzance or Land's End. The majority of Wheal Rodney’s guests are families, but their welcome extends to all, dogs included, who’ll probably wag their tails at the countryside walks straight from the site and the list of dog-friendly Cornish beaches available in reception. The spotless facilities building has the site reception, shower blocks with free hot water, launderette and the aforementioned free swimming pool, open from 9am daily. Ice pack freezing and phone and gadget charging are also gratis for guests. Other facilities on site include an Elsan point, recycling and a shop for essentials: if your holiday equals not having to cook, the Fire Engine Inn with a temptingly tasty menu and beer garden is under 10 minutes’ stroll from Wheal Rodney. As with the site, dogs and children are whealy welcome too...

Site type

Tent sites 22
Travel trailer sites 12
RV sites 12
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 10
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, RV or accommodation hire) traveling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No bachelor/bachelorette 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.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Units longer than 7.5 metres are not allowed.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Languages spoken

English

French

Open from Thu, Mar 14 to

Open from Thu, Mar 13 to

AA 3 pennants

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely little campsite. Good location for seeing South west Cornwall…

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

# 1 powered grass travel trailer campsite (large)

Liked: Lovely little campsite. Good location for seeing South west Cornwall

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Friendly reception staff who helped us change pitch when it became too…

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite (large)

Liked: Friendly reception staff who helped us change pitch when it became too muddy for our van. The showers had good pressure and temperature. In door washing up area was good and kept clean. Good location.

Disliked: Some sort of mesh should be put down in the grass to make it easier to drive on when it's muddy.

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Staff, pitch, cleanliness, facilities and location are excellent.…

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite

Liked: Staff, pitch, cleanliness, facilities and location are excellent.

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This is our first time camping, the park is I would say…

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite (large)

Liked: This is our first time camping, the park is I would say clean, quiet, and facilities are good. The swimming pool is a bonus. The location is nice as central to different destinations.

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Extremely good location

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

Powered grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Plenty of space and good location

Disliked: Too much rain, made it a bit messy

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Excellent camp site with all facilities needed and great price…

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

Powered grass tent campsite (small)

Liked: Excellent camp site with all facilities needed and great price

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Small site friendly helpful staff good size pitches…

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite (large)

Liked: Small site friendly helpful staff good size pitches

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Nice large pitches.Pool warm.Pleasant staff.…

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite (large)

Liked: Nice large pitches.Pool warm.Pleasant staff.

Disliked: Only two showers.Not enough.

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Would visit again - the facilities were very clean

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

Powered grass tent or campervan campsite (large)

Liked: The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful and ensured that we got the best out of our stay

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Lovely site with good, clean facilities and welcoming, friendly staff.

Overall 8/10
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

Powered grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Friendly staff, who went out of their way to be helpful. Lovely clean facilities. Peaceful location.

Disliked: Sharing facilities with pool users which at times was quite busy. No disabled facilities could be a problem for some people.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal freezer

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Wheal Rodney Holiday Park

Gwallon Lane

Marazion

Cornwall

England

TR17 0HL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.13101°N
-5.46453°W

Route directions

If travelling in a caravan or large motorhome, don't try to reach the site by going through the town of Marazion. Instead, go through the village of Crowlas, pass The Star Inn (on your right) and then take a left at the crossroads (signposted Rospeath). Travel for 1.5 miles along the winding country lane without turning off. Pass under the bypass bridge and then bear a sharp left around the corner. Start going up the hill to Marazion and the site is just up the road on the right-hand side.

Nearest transport

Coach
2 km The Star Inn
2 km The Star Inn
4.6 km Railway Station
Rail
4.6 km St Erth Rail Station
5 km Penzance Rail Station
5.6 km Lelant Saltings Rail Station
Ferry
4.9 km Penzance Ferry Terminal
24 km Helford Village Ferry Landing
24.3 km Helford Passage Ferry Landing
Airport
3.8 km Penzance Airport
14.9 km Land's End St Just Airport
48.1 km 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

There are so many top-notch beaches around west Cornwall (25 within easy reach of Wheal Rodney) that it can be hard to pick where to stretch out on the sand/rookpool/surf at first… Marazion is a bonzer beach startoff point from Wheal Rodney, as not only it is a piffling mile away, but it has two beaches: the main Town Beach and a much quieter and hidden one at Steps Beach (the latter is dog-friendly all year round). Overlooking Town Beach is the medieval castle on St Michael’s Mount, the rocky island halfway along Mount’s Bay and now managed by the National Trust. Both are within strolling distance of Wheal Rodney: sail out to the island from Mount’s Bay for a harbour tour and a gawp at the subtropical gardens, viewable when peering down from the castle battlements. Fishing villages, clandestine coves and golden sands are speckled along the Cornish coast from Wheal Rodney: take a day at each if you can (the boss will understand) for fishing in Mullion and Porthleven, surfing at Sennen Cove and Praa Sands, diving and shipwreck hunting at Falmouth’s Porthkerris Beach, or just having a gape at the celebrated scenery of the Lizard’s Kynance and Kennack Sands. When sand is dusted from toes, Marazion town centre is a gem for art galleries, antiques and jewellery: Penlee House at Penzance three miles away and Tate St Ives seven miles north are also a big draw for artistes. Both towns have several other art galleries, more beaches (of course) and the opportunity to sing very loud and tuneless sea shanties with pirates at Penzance. The St Ives Bay Line from Penzance to St Ives is one of the most scenic you’ll see anywhere in the country; for added viewsomeness, walk to Penzance from Marazion along the South West Coast Path, stopping very frequently to snap the scenery at Mount’s Bay, Mousehole and the Lizard. Thirteen miles from Wheal Rodney towards the southwest, have your photo taken at the famous signpost at Land’s End, where also cordially recommended is partaking of a Cornish cream tea at the Land’s End restaurant. And while you’re in the area, stick around into the evening for a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, 11 miles from Wheal Rodney in the direction of Land’s End. Its season runs from May to September, but theatre fiends can take a guided tour any time of year, something that also comes cordially recommended…

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Marazion 1.3 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Perranuthnoe 2.6 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Long Rock 3.9 km Sea N/A Good Good Good
Penzance 5.4 km Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent
Praa Sands West 6.1 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

St Michael's Mount 1.8 km

Tate St Ives 9.4 km

Flambards 15.3 km

Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre 17.9 km

National Seal Sanctuary 18.8 km

National Trust

St Michael's Mount 1.7 km

Trengwainton Garden 7.5 km

Godolphin 8.1 km

Godrevy 12.3 km

Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool 13 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

MARAZION MARSH (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 30/08/2000) 1.1 km

ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT 1.8 km

MORRAB GARDENS 5.4 km

Penzance - Land's End 5.9 km

THE DOWNES (ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT) 6.1 km

Local events

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

    Newquay, England 45.4 km

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.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Wheal Rodney Holiday Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Wheal Rodney Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wheal Rodney Holiday Park? There are so many top-notch beaches around west Cornwall (25 within easy reach of Wheal Rodney) that it can be hard to pick where to stretch out on the sand/rookpool/surf at first… … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wheal Rodney Holiday Park?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  9:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wheal Rodney Holiday Park? From $25.66 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.