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Whatley’s Rest Campsite

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General

  • Rural pop-up site with views of Cornish countryside and coast
  • A 15-minute walk from the coast path and beach at Porthtowan
  • Dogs welcome on site; campfires and barbecues allowed

Whatley's Rest Campsite is a pop-up site on the edge of the village of Porthtowan, with gorgeous Cornish countryside views all around and pubs, restaurants and local shops all 15 minutes' walk away.

This coastal park is around a 15-minute walk from the South West Coast Path and Porthtowan's sandy beach, and is surrounded by plenty of footpaths and bridleways for those who'd like to mix up coast and countryside views. Surf lessons and play parks are also in the village, so activity is on hand for all ages.

Getting out and about to the rest of Cornwall should be quite easy from here, as it's only about 10 minutes' drive to the A30 for jaunts to the county's further reaches. When planning days out, ask the site about discounts on lessons at a surf school in nearby Gwithian; you can also nab a voucher for money off at a seafood restaurant at the fishing harbour in pretty Porthleven (half an hour's drive away).

All essential facilities are provided at this four-acre site, including hot showers, compost toilets and a communal washing-up/sink area. Dogs are welcome to join you at this park, but you’ll need to keep them on a lead while on site and make sure you clean up after them.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 3 reviews

 

67% would recommend this site to a friend.

67% would stay here again.

  56% described as Peaceful ?

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Loved our stay in the shire hut!08/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOlivia P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Shire camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities in shire hut, easy access to lots of places, Hannah was lovely, plenty of space in the pitch

    Disliked: 

    Perhaps another shower would have been useful, but I understand we went in August so it was peak time!

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From start to finish a great experience , the showers and toilets made08/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRupert V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean spacious showers with constant hot water.
    Clean toilets with plenty of loo roll.
    Large pitches.
    Well managed
    Great value for money.
    Attentive polite staff on site at all times.
    Fantastic communication throughout booking with Hannah.
    Will definitely book again .

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Location and coffee van that came every morning at 8am.08/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlie D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and coffee van that came every morning at 8am.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloos and noice at night.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Location

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  • Factory Lane, Porthtowan, Cornwall, England, TR4 8AX
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.2791°N 5.2475°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Railway Station — 5.3 kilometres
Alma Place — 5.3 kilometres
Cornwall College — 6.0 kilometres
Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Camborne Rail Station — 8.4 kilometres
Perranwell Rail Station — 11.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Trelisick Ferry Landing — 17.1 kilometres
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 17.1 kilometres
Tolverne Ferry Landing — 17.3 kilometres
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 25.4 kilometres
Penzance Airport — 25.6 kilometres
Land's End St Just Airport — 35.9 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

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Wheal Coates Tin Mine: 10 minutes' drive

- Godrevy National Trust beach: 15 minutes

- Healy's Cornish Cyder Farm: 15 minutes

- Hayle (five-mile-long sandy beach): 20 minutes

- Gwithian beach and surf school: 20 minutes

- Perranporth beach: 20 minutes

- St Michael's Mount (island and stately home): 25 minutes

- St Ives (resort town with art galleries and beaches): 25 minutes

- Porthleven Harbour: half an hour

- Flambards Theme Park: half an hour.

Must see

  • Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (5.8 kilometres)
  • Truro Cathedral (14.0 kilometres)
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway (17.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cornish Mines and Engines (5.9 kilometres)
  • Godrevy (11.4 kilometres)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • Does Whatley’s Rest Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Whatley’s Rest Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Whatley’s Rest Campsite? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Wheal Coates Tin Mine: 10 minutes' drive - Godrevy National Trust beach: 15 minutes - Healy's Cornish Cyder Farm: 15 minutes - Hayle (five-mile-long sandy beach): … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Whatley’s Rest Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 1 metres between pitches.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The park will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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