Campsites with swimming in Helford River

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12 top campsites in Helford River with swimming

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Coverack Camping

113 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Traditional family camping near Coverack, with the promise of coast, countryside and Cornish ice cream
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The Growing Circle

2 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Camborne, England
A three-pitch campsite in Cornwall between north and south coast beaches
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£26
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Tregella Place Camping

40 units · Motorhomes, Tents12 acres · Padstow, England
Tregella Place Camping offers a peaceful retreat in the quiet Cornish countryside. With lovely farmland views, this rural park provides a satisfying stay while still being close to necessary amenities. You can easily pick up fresh eggs from a nearby chicken farm, and a supermarket and a pub serving food are just a short drive away. Food enthusiasts will appreciate the gastronomic hotspot of Padstow, which is only a 10-minute drive from the park and offers a variety of highly rated restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, including those helmed by chef Rick Stein. If you enjoy walking, you can take a scenic route through the cornfields to reach Padstow. On-site, you'll find a bar housed in a converted bus, serving Cornish beers and ciders, as well as live music on weekends. During high summer, there is a pop-up street kitchen and a communal picnic area for family dining. The facilities at Tregella Place Camping are, including a shower block with family-size showers, changing areas, electric points for charging devices, hairdryers, and a washing-up area. The park also offers direct access to the South West Coast Path and is located near the Camel Trail cycle path for those who enjoy cycling adventures.
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Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping

127 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go swimming before breakfast in the clear water of a secluded lake. Cook your bacon and eggs over an open fire while you plan your day, or just laze it away in the peace and quiet of your own personal tipi. You can always go fishing tomorrow, and walk along the cliffs the day after that… The site is a unique woodland valley folded around a clear, spring-fed lake created from the old Tregildrans Quarry. Our tipis and tent pitches are dotted about this secret 20 acres full of ferns, bluebells, oak and meadowsweet. Left in peace for many years there's been no modern chemicals or poisons on the land, meaning we've got bluebells, dormice, Red Admirals and shy woodland Jays for you to spot. It’s a place set apart from the rush and clutter of the modern holiday experience, with an atmosphere that makes you forget the world outside, and just lounge, ramble, or potter about in a boat. We're committed to giving you a genuinely individual service from first contact to your time staying with us. We established CTH in 1996. This was the first and we believe still is the best tipi holiday site in the UK. We know our area inside out and can always help with local knowledge or contacts if you need them. We want to offer our guests a sustainable holiday. A return to real camping means the lowest possible impact on the land and environment - our tipi poles don’t even break the surface of the earth. Your footprint while here could only be bettered by a survival expert. You don't have to fly! a major bonus, and we source all our wood, fish and canvas locally and work with local people wherever possible.
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Belle Camping Cornwall

5 units · Glamping7 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Bell tents with sea views on the Lizard Peninsula
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£65
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Roskilly Camping

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Helston, England
A small family run campsite located on the famous ice cream farm, Roskilly’s. On the Lizard in South West Cornwall, the farm is remote and tucked away with a Cornish feel, yet there is plenty to do. The farm has a vast array of animals that you can feed, a large woodland and ponds walk where the cows may be grazing. There are also many stunning beaches and Cornish fishing villages a small walk or drive away. We have a restaurant offering lovely food all day from breakfast to dinner. During the summer season there is also live music performed by local bands on selected evenings. Our campsite offers large grass pitches for tents and camper vans as well as a pristine toilet and shower block and communal area.
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park

81 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents42 acres · Cornwall, South West England
Eco-friendly camping with campfires, an excellent café and knock-out sea views, all within walking distance of the beach
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£28
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Ryn Gwari Farm

15 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Penzance, Cornwall, South West England
A family-friendly, 10-pitch campsite in Cornwall with big views, rustic facilities and a touch of magic
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Lamarth Farm Campsite

45 units · Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Porthleven, Cornwall, South West England
We are a relaxed, spacious campsite on a quiet family run farm at the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula. Whether it is enjoying the local beaches, coastal walks, cycling trails, castles or attractions Lamarth Farm is a simple and uncomplicated site ideally situated to explore all these things. Whatever you get up to when enjoying your stay with us be assured there is plenty of space for you to relax and unwind in the Cornish countryside taking in the fantastic valley views across Mounts Bay. Our Pitch sizes at Lamarth Farm are unrestricted so you are able to spread out! We allow barbeques and campfires if they are raised off the ground so they don’t damage the land. We welcome well behaved dogs and ask that they are on leads around the campsite. We do have a designated dog exercise area and with 2 dog friendly beaches within 5minutes drive and an award winning dog friendly pub! Not only with you have a fantastic holiday your four legged friend will too. Our facilities have been kept to just the basics and they are well looked after. We have 2 shower blocks, WC’s and washbasins. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you make some wonderful memories that last a lifetime
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Tremanor Farm

90 units · Motorhomes, Tents70 acres · Castledore, England
Cornish camping with sea views, 5 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the Eden Project
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Cherry Masons Fruit Farm

45 units · Tents4 acres · Helston, England
A dog-friendly campsite that’s in a great spot for exploring southern Cornwall
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£14
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Higher Bochym Pasture

6 units · Motorhomes11 acres · Helston, England
A small dog-friendly touring site with spacious pitches at the heart of the Lizard Peninsula
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Campsites with swimming in Helford River guide

Overview

Riverside pubs, tree-lined canal ways, and secluded beaches tempt travellers to the Helford River estuary on Cornwall’s south coast. On the north shore, visit the National Trust gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan, paddle around the creeks on a kayak or boat cruise, then ride the ferry across the river from Helford Passage. Wildlife-watching is the main attraction at the estuary, and there are plenty of opportunities. Enjoy bird-watching along the beaches, spot crabs and other sea life at Nare Point or Prisk Cove, and visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. There’s no camping along the riverside, but country campgrounds lie just a short drive away.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time to discover the estuary, when it’s possible to swim at the beaches. However, the best wildlife-watching opportunities are in autumn and winter, when migrating birds flock to Cornwall’s south shores. Tent camping in Cornwall is best from late spring through early autumn, but year-round camping is still possible with a caravan or motorhome. Ferries run across the Helford River between April and October. 

Know before you go

  • The Helford River lies between Falmouth Bay and the Lizard Peninsula, along the south coast of Cornwall. The north shore is about 9 miles south of Falmouth or a 30-minute drive. Passenger ferries run across the river to Helford village on the south shore. 
  • Facilities are limited along the river, so it’s best to bring everything you need with you. There are restrooms, a café, and a general store in Helford Village, as well as a few pubs along the north shore. 
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment in advance. Be sure to check opening dates, as many close in the winter months.

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