Campsites near Falmouth, Cornwall

Historic fishing port, student hub, and beach resort—this Cornish Riviera town does it all.

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Cadgwith Wild Camping

21 units · Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Porthleven
A dog-friendly campsite on a farm in Cornwall where every pitch offers a sea view
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Chycarne Pastures

2 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · England
A three-pitch campsite in Cornwall between north and south coast beaches
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Mount Pleasant Eco Park

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

8 units · Glamping9 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Falmouth
Self-contained luxury lodge and pods in a tranquil waterside setting close to Falmouth and the River Helford
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Sunny Corner Campsite

10 units · Tents10 acres · Saint Agnes, England
Back-to-basics camping with views of the sea in walking distance of St Agnes
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Coverack Camping

107 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · South West England, Cornwall
Traditional family camping near Coverack, with the promise of coast, countryside and Cornish ice cream
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Whimsical Wagon

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Porthleven, England
Welcome to Lowen Abode - our charming ‘Whimsical Wagon’ with an enchanting twist! The perfect spot for a cosy break year round in Cornwall. It is unique, relaxing, romantic, and certainly a stay to remember. Also great for a chilled ‘girly getaway’... Slip into your swimsuits and enjoy a drink in the giant outdoor bathtub. Why not book ‘HomeSpa Cornwall’ and enjoy a pamper day from the comfort of the wagon - perfect for a rainy day! | Adults only | No pets |
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Belle Camping Cornwall

5 units · Glamping7 acres · South West England, Cornwall
Belle Camping is an off-grid spot located just a couple of miles from the village of Lizard, the southernmost settlement in mainland Britain. With a central location on the Lizard Peninsula, the site is within easy reach of many of the best parts of Cornwall's south coast, with Porthleven to the west and Falmouth to the east. Belle Camping has a handful of well-maintained five-metre canvas bell tents, each of which is smartly furnished with colourful décor and comfortably set up for families or couples. All of the tents have access to shared facilities, including a clean toilet and shower; there is also a communal firepit and seating area where you can sit back and relax in the open air. Other than that, there's no internet access or electricity here, but there is good phone signal. Although the weather in this part of the world is generally mild thanks to a southerly location, you might want to bring along some blankets for those nights when it does get chilly. All tents come with basic cooking equipment, dinnerware, cutlery, BBQ, bed linens and Towels Breakfast and an evening meal available just a stones through away from Birdies during peak season
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Elm Farm Camp, Cafe & Cycle hire

26 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · South West England, Cornwall, Redruth
Quiet camping meadows and a friendly café located beside some of Cornwall's most popular cycling routes
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Polgwedhen Lodge

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · England
Polgwedhen is the only lodge in these magnificent lightly wooded gardens, on the edge of an ornamental lake, home to wild ducks, moorhens, little grebes, dragonflies and damsel flies and a variety of pondlife. If you're quiet you may catch sight of deer, foxes and badgers wandering through at dusk as well as bats and owls. The bird watcher will not be disappointed; songbirds, woodpeckers, buzzards, swallows and herons are regularly sighted. From Polgwedhen it's possible to walk or cycle and join up with the Bissoe Trail which runs from Devoran to Portreath, and there are many other surrounding tracks. Both the north and south coasts are a short drive away, as well as many National Trust properties, the Eden Project, and the Great Gardens of Cornwall. Although Polgwedhen is surrounded by farmland it's a short drive to Threemilestone which features two convenience stores, a chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop. A couple of miles further on is our city of Truro. Whatever, your interests are there's something for you to do here at Polgwedhen.
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Peaceful, Spacious Site

8 units · Tents4 acres · England
Spacious, peaceful site just 5 miles to the beach. Far from the crowd but close to everywhere A small number of pitches over 3 meadows where you choose where your pitch when you arrive, being assured of a private space for your stay Great facilities Dogs welcome and quiet children over 8yrs only
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Roskilly Camping

20 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · 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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Campsites near Falmouth guide

Falmouth’s picture-perfect location is befitting of its popularity. Verdant headlands slope down to a trio of sandy beaches, cobbled lanes lead the way to artisan shops and cafés, and fishing boats line the marina. Explore the seafront Pendennis Castle, visit the National Maritime History, then cruise over to St Mawes in a water taxi. There are plenty of ways to get outdoors, whether walking or cycling along the coast, fishing or bird-watching around the Fal Estuary, or coasteering, kayaking, and surfing at the beach. Campsites dot the surrounding countryside, making it easy to escape the crowds.

Where to Go

Along the Cornish Riviera

East of Falmouth, the South West Coast Path takes hikers on a thrilling tour of the Cornish Riviera, passing rocky coves, traditional fishing villages, and seafront castles. Beach lovers can choose from some of Cornwall’s sunniest shores—Carlyon Bay, Par Sands, and Porthpean are all popular choices, and campsites pepper the seaside. Don’t miss a visit to the Eden Project, just outside of St Austell.

West Cornwall

Venture west of Falmouth and Cornwall’s coastal scenery becomes even more dramatic. Hike along windswept sea cliffs and discover hidden coves along the Lizard Peninsula, walk the causeway to St Michael's Mount, then check into a beachfront campsite in resorts like Helston, Hayle, or Penzance. A visit to Land’s End, the westernmost point of mainland Britain, is also a must.

North Coast

The wind-ravaged shores of the Atlantic coast are a mecca for surfers, and you’ll find the best waves in Newquay and Bude. Look out for dolphins as you drive along the St Agnes Heritage Coast, visit the beaches of Perranporth and Port Isaac, then discover the legend of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle. For foodies, a pitstop in Padstow is essential—the town is renowned for its seafood.

When to Go

Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s most popular summer vacation spots, so book campsites and holiday parks in advance if visiting in July and August. There’s always something going off in this student town, especially on weekends and university holidays, and the annual Oyster Festival (October) draws a crowd. Winter weather can be wet and windy in Cornwall, but Falmouth’s student population means it’s still one of the liveliest places to visit in the off-season.

Know Before You Go

  • Falmouth has a few camping and outdoors stores where you can pick up supplies for your camping trip. 
  • Falmouth has public transport links to many of the surrounding towns, but it is handy to have your own transport, especially if staying at rural campsites.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment in advance. Be sure to check opening dates, as many campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Cornwall.

Things to do in Falmouth

You’re unlikely to run out of things to do while you’re on a camping holiday in Falmouth. The beaches alone can keep you occupied for days: there’s Castle Beach with its rock pools at low tide, Gyllyngrase and its crescent of golden sand and Swanpool on the edge of a nature reserve—and they’re just the beaches within walking distance of the town. You can, of course, take to the water; swim, surf or SUP to your heart’s content and, if you haven’t got your own gear for watersports, there are plenty of outdoor companies with equipment to hire and the expertise to teach you the ropes. There’s more sea-salt flavoured fun to be had in taking a boat trip out to sea, visiting the National Maritime Museum and eating out – perhaps at one of Rick Stein’s eateries. In town, you can browse the independent shops, visit the Falmouth Art Gallery and stroll through the sub-tropical plants of Kimberly Park Gardens.

There are more impressive and exotic plants at Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens in nearby Mawnan Smith and, on the outskirts of town, you can visit Pendennis Castle. You can take a boat to the town of St Mawes, where there’s another castle on the other side of the estuary, or go up-river to the Cornish city of Truro with its Gothic cathedral. Lizard Point, the most southerly point of England, is about 20 miles west of Falmouth and the Eden Project is 30 miles northeast of here.

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