Waterside campsites 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.

98% (236 reviews)
98% (236 reviews)

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4 top waterside campsites near Porthleven

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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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£25
 / night
91%
(65)

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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£15
 / night
Booked 4 times

Elmar's Place

2 units · Tents1 acre · Bude, England
Nearly wild camping on the border of Devon and Cornwall
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£10
 / night
89%
(14)

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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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!

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In a vast, sweeping bay that's home to one of the most impressive harbours in all of Cornwall, beautiful Porthleven is a camping paradise and a must-visit for anyone taking a holiday on the South Cornwall coast. Checkout the best Porthleven campsites from the Hipcamp collection here.

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