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Porthtowan Tourist Park

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Porthtowan Tourist Park is a 5 acre touring site which is located only 1 mile from Porthtowan beach, the beach has achieved Blue Flag status for a number of years and is one of the most spectacular beaches on the North Coast. Well known for its surf and surf school, it is also very family friendly with a large expanse of sand and plenty of rock pools and caves to explore. New for the 2018 off peak season ( Adult only area ) We are pleased to announce that pitches 4 to 15 which has been known as the “quiet area” by our regulars for many years has now been dedicated for exclusive Adults only use during our off peak times. To book please select your chosen pitch when making a booking of 7 nights or more, alternatively for shorter stays please request “Adult only” area when making your booking. As a base for visiting Cornwall there is plenty to do in the area with a variety of beaches, gardens and attractions within easy reach and only eight miles from the cathedral city of Truro.
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Free parking
Paid wifi
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Billiards
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-serve laundry
Table tennis
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queenlouofhelsby wrote a review 12 Apr
Frodsham, United Kingdom163 contributions41 helpful votes
Absolutely fantastic! Spotlessly clean! Super friendly and helpful staff as always! This is my 7th year here and it gets better every single year! Highly recommended!! Angie, Andy and James are absolutely incredible people! They go above and beyond!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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RMLI84 wrote a review Aug 2023
Whitby, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely welcoming site which is very clean and tidy. Spacious pitches. Nice games room and park for the kids, there is also a bigger field for ball games. Showers and toilets immaculate. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Krishna M wrote a review Aug 2023
33 contributions22 helpful votes
From the very beginning the communication from this site owners was amazing. They really value feedback and were quick to respond to any issue and always asked how we were getting on. When we arrived there was a minor issue with our pitch and they were quick to provide a solution / alternative- which suited us perfectly as it was nearer the play ground. The pitch was a good size and flat. We loved the central play area where we could see the children but they could have a little independence. Rules around noise were enforced in the evenings, but kids could play nicely together during the day. The facilities were always spotless and I never had to wait for a shower or toilet cubicle. I really liked the wash basin cubicles for privacy when brushing teeth. The coffee and pizza vans were amazing, as was the on-site shop. There was only one washing machine in action, so that meant a bit of a queue/ planning but not a major hinderance. On our final night we decided to pack up early due to the storm and had planned on going to a hotel - but due to my mix up ended up having to return to the site and they were very accommodating by letting us back in in the evening! Overall really recommend this site.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Helen T wrote a review Aug 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow! This is by far the best campsite we have stayed! Facilities are excellent and everywhere is clean and tidy! The owners are lovely and friendly and so helpful. We stayed for 5 nights but could have stayed longer! The football field and tennis court were a hit with my son and the showers were absolutely spotless. Shop on site sells all the essentials and there was also coffee and crepe vans one morning which was a great touch! Would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zoe Clark-Coates wrote a review Aug 2023
2 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our favourite campsite in the UK. The owners are unbelievably helpful and kind and make it a home from home. This is our 4th time visiting and it’s a highlight in our calendar. The site rules make it a safe haven for families, and ensure peaceful holiday is had by all. The pool and table tennis room are a hit with young people and the new additions of a football pitch and tennis area, ensure all young people are kept well entertained. If we could give the site more than 5 stars we would.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Book well in advance, this site is extremely popular and to get a pitch in summer holidays you...
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Phil R wrote a review Jul 2023
Barnsley, United Kingdom58 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a great place to stay, we have been here 4yrs in a row as the shower block is extremely clean and the site well presented. We will be exploring other parts of Cornwall the next couple of years but we'll be back again in the future I'm sure...
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jools R wrote a review Jul 2023
Launceston, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed for a week in July 23 with family (3 - 63 years). This is an excellent site clean, organised and the owners are supper friendly. Even offer to loan me a couple of cans of beer the evening we arrived. Would absolutely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: The walk to Pothtowan is a bit scary. No footpath.
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HonestOpinions100 wrote a review Jul 2023
Abergavenny, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
Andrew, Angie and James are the perfect hosts - friendly and helpful! The site itself is immaculate. Pitches are a great size. We were on pitch 23 (all gravel) with a large caravan and awning and had plenty of room. All the facilities are excellent and are kept spotless, and the grounds are so well kept, There’s an enclosed dog exercise area where pooches can be let off lead without fear of escape. The site is well located for Perranporth, St Ives and a host of other fab places to visit. During our week there, 3 different hospitality companies visited, offering pizzas, crepes and coffee and croissants. A number of takeaways also deliver to the site. Perfect site to relax or to visit the many attractions Cornwall has to offer! Will definitely return at some point. Thanks for a lovely week!!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris H wrote a review Jul 2023
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Absolutely fantastic site. Very warm welcome, large well kept pitches, exceptionally clean facilities. In fact the whole site was beautifully clean and tidy, it is the only site we’ve used that we wouldn’t hesitate to return to. Thank you so much to all the staff for making our holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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SueT69F wrote a review Jul 2023
Wakefield, United Kingdom34 contributions54 helpful votes
This site is an absolute 5 star hidden gem and the owners are so welcoming and personable. The pitches are a great size and the park and its facilities are immaculate. It's easily located about 3 miles from the A30 and just a short walk to Porthtowan beach. It's also an ideal location to explore Cornwall. I'd definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Porthtowan Tourist Park
Which popular attractions are close to Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Nearby attractions include Xtra Dimension VR (2.1 miles), Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre (2.4 miles), and Wheal Coates Tin Mine (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and paid wifi.
Is parking available at Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Q, Miners Arms, and The Red Lion Inn.
Are pets allowed at Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Porthtowan Tourist Park?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wheal Coates Tin Mine (2.2 miles), Cornwall Gold (1.5 miles), and Bassett Monument (3.7 miles).
Is Porthtowan Tourist Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.