Lake camping near Porthleven

Set in a vast, sweeping bay and home to one of the most impressive harbours in all of Cornwall, beautiful Porthleven is a camping paradise and a must-visit for every camper taking a holiday on the South Cornwall coast.

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12 top lakeside campsites near Porthleven

Little Menherion

2 units · Glamping12 acres · Redruth, England
A magical log cabin in Cornwall with a wild jacuzzi, luxurious amenities, and nature galore.
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£125
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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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Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

67 units · Glamping, Tents9 acres · St Austell, England
Lakeside camping with streams, rope swings and farmyard animals in rural Cornwall
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Trecombe Lakes

8 units · Glamping9 acres · Falmouth, Cornwall, South West England
Self-contained luxury lodge and pods in a tranquil waterside setting close to Falmouth and the River Helford
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£155
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Glamp or Camp at Magical Mena Farm

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Bodmin, Cornwall, South West England
Easily accessed camping on a 15-acre farm, with family facilities and a vast amount of wild space to explore
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£18
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Polgwedhen Lodge

1 unit · Glamping10 acres · Chacewater, Truro, 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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£75
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Seaview Tipis, Cornwall

9 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Padstow, England
Tipi glamping atop the cliffs, within strolling distance of Cornwall's famous Bedruthan Steps
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£135
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Elmar's Place

2 units · Tents1 acre · Bude, England
Nearly wild camping on the border of Devon and Cornwall
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Spring Lakes Campsite and Fisheries

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents43 acres · Kilkhampton, England
Spring Lakes, 43 acres of beautiful and tranquil space with a large fishing lake, a natural woodland to enjoy and explore set within the hamlet of Eastcott, 6 miles North of the stunning coastal town of Bude, Cornwall. With easy access to some of the most beautiful parts that Cornwall has to offer as well as being a short drive into North and Central areas of Devon. With a drive towards environmental sustainability, our aim at Spring Lakes is to always consider our impact on the local environment wherever possible. As soon as the opportunities align to “going green” Spring Lakes will take the required steps to “do the right thing”, to help future generations of campers. We are passionate about green space and considered development, but also need to balance this with commercial realism. We have created a local business with an aim to creating local employment and supporting other local business in a sustainable way. Spring Lakes is not just for today, it’s a long-lasting leisure location that offers everyone who interacts with it the great benefits a UK local leisure business can offer. Visitor health and well-being, locally sourced supply chains, local employment, local skills training, use of renewables, recycling, green initiatives, management of woodlands and hedgerows, re-wilding … The list goes on … A stay or visit to Spring lakes is a stay or visit that contributes to its localised objectives and our success will filter into the local community it acts to enhance and serve. Spring lakes welcomes everyone with an outdoor enthusiasm be it a camper or glamper, a caravan or motorhome tourer, an angler, a hiker or rambler, mountain bike, gravel bike, road bike enthusiast, a day visitor, coffee connoisseur or wild ride surfer. You are all welcome and will be treated to a break and experience to remember. On Site facilities include, composite toilets, outdoor shower shack, dish washing area, Drinking Water Tap, Wash down tap/hose, Chemical disposal point. Refuse bins. (General & Mixed Waste) Dog waste bin. Non electric site. We allow off the ground BBQ’s and provide a communal campfire. We do not allow fires at the pitches, we have created a communal open fire zone where you can light a fire and congregate there as a social meeting point, this is open to all so please accept other people could join you when in this location. We sell camping basics onsite such as firelighters, matches, charcoal, and fresh free-range eggs to assist with provisions for you whilst with us, equally feel free to ask and we will be more than happy to accommodate for any reasonable requests.
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Wild Swim2Sauna Safari Tipis

35 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents6 acres · Devon, South West England
Wild swimming and off-grid living in tipis and tents on the banks of Devon's River Avon
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£32.50
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Dartmoor Domes

4 units · Glamping4 acres · Plymouth, England
Geodesic glamping domes with a ceiling that lets you stargaze and a dark-sky setting on the edge of Dartmoor
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Eversfield Safari Tents

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Okehampton, England
Lakeside safari tent stays on an organic farm just north of Dartmoor National Park
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£275
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The miles-long sandy beach is a boon for families, while its southwest-facing aspect make it a serious swell-catcher for surfers too – in stormy weather the Porthleven harbour walls are a spectacular place to watch the waves. Locally, there are plenty of good Porthleven campsites so, whether you're pitching your tent or parking up a campervan, take your pick and get on down to the south west. Fresh fish on the quay and a healthy serving of Cornish cream teas awaits!

Lake camping near Porthleven guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping in the UK! If you're looking for a camping experience near Porthleven, England with a beautiful lake as your backdrop, you're in luck. We have over 370 options available in this area that cater to your preference. Whether you're interested in pitching a tent or glamping in style, we've got you covered. Some top campsites to consider include Cornish Tipi Holidays & Camping (18 reviews), Glamp or Camp at Magical Mena Farm (10 reviews), and Wild Swim2Sauna Safari Tipis (6 reviews). Plus, with prices ranging from as low as £10 to an average of £38 per night, you're sure to find something that fits your budget. Don't forget to take advantage of popular facilities like potable water, pet-friendly accommodations, and proper waste disposal. And if you're up for some adventure, you'll love the range of activities available, from whitewater paddling to boating and horseback riding. Happy camping!

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