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General

  • Youth hostel with pitches for small tents in a 100-year-old orchard
  • A 15-minute drive to Kennack Sands and 10-minute walk to Coverack Cove
  • Sea views, kitchen, dining room, barbecue area and wetsuit-drying room

Looking for a place to set up a small tent while off discovering Cornwall’s hidden coves and stunning beaches? Settle down on the century-old orchard in the grounds of YHA Coverack, a site on the Lizard Heritage Coast area that accepts tents of the four-man variety or smaller…

When staying at this scenic park with sublime sea views the hostel facilities – including a kitchen, dining area and an outdoor stone area for putting your own barbecue on – are free to use. Produce can be picked up less than a 10-minute walk away at a small shop in Coverack village, plus cafés and pubs are close by for snacks and meals.

If you’re using food to fuel your surfing, a roomy drying area is on hand at the hostel to hang up wetsuits after catching waves at Porthleven, the nearest beach with decent swell 30 minutes’ drive away. And if getting in the car too often on your Cornish expedition is a no? The South West Coast Path is minutes from this site by foot.

The small sand and pebble beach of Coverack Cove is a 10-minute walk and the whole area is prime for diving as The Manacles sit just off the coast, a cluster of dangerous rocks that have caused many a shipwreck.

A bigger nearby beach is Kennack Sands (15 minutes’ drive) if the kids are wanting space to build sandy forts, and pretty Lankidden Cove is reachable on foot from here in about a mile or so.

Tired out after days tramping in the sun, the site’s a scenic place to return to for a beer at the licensed bar.

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Pitch has very slight slope for good drainage, grass cut …09/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pitch has very slight slope for good drainage, grass cut to make pitching easy. Easy booking and pleasant reception at site. All facilities very clean and kitchen has everything needed for cooking all types of meals. Hot water in showers available 24 hours, toilets cleaned daily and same for campsite.

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Cute little campsite with everything you need.09/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKristina R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Good facilities for camping, fully stocked kitchen with everything you'd need to cook a full meal - including fridges and freezers. Shower and toilet block clean and what you'd expect.

    Receptionist really really lovely. Opens at 5pm, would recommend getting there at 5pm as the pitches will go quickly.

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    Most of the pitches we're on a slight incline (didn't massively affect our stay)

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Thanks for your review. Guests using the campsite can also use all of the facilities inside the hostel.

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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

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

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  • Parc Behan, School Hill, Coverack, Cornwall, England, TR12 6SA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.0218°N 5.0971°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Moor B — 14.9 kilometres
Seven Stars — 15.6 kilometres
Blue Anchor — 15.6 kilometres
Train stations
Falmouth Town Rail Station — 14.3 kilometres
Penmere Rail Station — 14.3 kilometres
Falmouth Docks Rail Station — 14.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Helford Village Ferry Landing — 8.6 kilometres
Helford Passage Ferry Landing — 9.0 kilometres
Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing — 14.7 kilometres
Airports
Penzance Airport — 32.4 kilometres
Land's End St Just Airport — 41.8 kilometres
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 47.8 kilometres

Directions


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

Kids on a Cornish hol with you? Treat them to a go on the rides at Flambards Theme Park 20 minutes’ drive away (or at least take them to the Roskillys ice cream farm 10 minutes down the road).

Post-sugar rush, journey down to the Lizard Peninsula (25 minutes) for a section of wild coastline with top views down to gorgeous beaches like Kynance Cove.

Pretty Porthleven, with yet another scenic sandy beach and a fishing port that’s the most southern in Great Britain, is also worth getting the camera out for.

For arty times in a tiny town, St Ives is 50 minutes from the site to see the paintings at the Tate gallery or visit a museum and garden filled by sculptures, drawings, photographs and documents by Barbara Hepworth.

Must see

  • Trebah Garden (9.6 kilometres)
  • National Seal Sanctuary (11.3 kilometres)
  • Flambards (13.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Glendurgan Garden (9.6 kilometres)
  • Penrose Estate: Gunwalloe and Loe Pool (15.9 kilometres)

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.

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
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  • When can I check in and check out of YHA Coverack?
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    Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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    Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 16 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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