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Cadgwith Wild Camping

· Ruan Minor, England
7 acres hosted by Catherine B.
6 motorhome pitches · 15 tent pitches
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A dog-friendly campsite on a farm in Cornwall where every pitch offers a sea view

Camping on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall doesn’t get much better than a stay at the small, relaxed, dog-friendly site at Gwavas Jersey Farm. Christened 'Cadgwith Camping' for its position on the cliffs above the Cornish harbour village of the same name, this is a simple site which offers sea views from every pitch with campfires allowed. There are beaches and coves within easy reach and there’s glorious coastal walking on the South West Coast Path, just a five-minute stroll away.

The majority of the pitches here are reserved for tent campers, who are welcome to park up next to their tent. But there are six spots that specifically cater for campervans and motorhomes too. In short, all are welcome here, including your dogs. And it’s a particularly nice place for animal lovers as the campsite is part of a working farm. As the name suggests, you can expect to see Jersey cows in the fields around you. You may even get the chance to sample the deliciously creamy raw milk they produce too.

The campsite fits well into the rural surroundings and there’s little to distract you from the views of green fields in one direction and turquoise seas in the other as facilities are fairly back to basics: just a couple of compost loos and a couple of hot-water showers. And how could we forget Birdies? This seasonal vintage catering van serves food at breakfast and dinner times on site during peak season – handy if you don’t fancy cooking on the campfire. Alternatively you could take the 10-minute stroll down to the Cadgwith Cove Inn for fish and chips. It’s particularly atmospheric on a Friday when the sound of sea shanties rings out from the patio – book your table and your pitch well in advance.

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101 Ratings · 44 reviews
Lachlan H.recommends
September 21, 2023
Site 1 - Cadgwith Camping
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cadgwith. It was the best campsite we have stayed in during our time in the UK. Beautiful location, really helpful host, and amenities are great. Would definitely recommend for anyone considering staying here!
Alisdair W.recommends
September 18, 2023
Site 1 - Cadgwith Camping
Amazing view! So nice first thing in the morning to wake up to ! And all very convenient and well organised hot shower cubicles and compost loos..
Andrea L.recommends
September 5, 2023
Site 15 - Cadgwith Camping
Brilliant campsite, owners are lovely and the views are incredible! Great facilities, lovely to see the cows wandering about. Had a fantastic stay and can't wait to come back!
May M.recommends
September 2, 2023
Site 14 - Cadgwith Camping
Simply wonderful
We had a wonderful time at Will and Catherine’s! They are the best of hosts and we loooooved the date they took to make sure we had everything we needed. You’ll never find a cleaner compost loo!! And what a view!
Thomas P.recommends
August 30, 2023
Site 12 - Cadgwith Camping
Fantastic no thrills campsite (exactly what wanted), great hosts, great views, great vibes. Couldn't of asked for more.
Becks C.recommends
August 29, 2023
Site 3 - Seaview pitches
Idyllic spot
Great hosts. All you could need. Perfect location.
Ruan Minor, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Catherine B.Joined in July 2022
From the host
We are a family farm and campsite, perched high on the cliffs above the sleepy fishing village of Cadgwith. The views are spectacular and every pitch overlooks the sea. We have hot showers, composting toilets and a catering van on site. Kynance Cove, Kennack sands and Lizard village are all a short distance away. We have a seasonal catering van that runs through the summer holidays.
Nearby attractions

Gwavas Jersey Farm is perched on cliffs above the harbour village of Cadgwith on the Lizard Peninsula. You can walk from site on to the South West Coast Path in five minutes and (if you don’t mind the ups and downs) to the harbour and cove in just ten minutes. Lizard Point, the most southerly point in Britain, is about three miles away and takes around an hour to walk to. There are plenty of coves and sandy beaches to choose from within a short drive too including Kennack Sands, Kynance Cove and Poldhu all within six miles of the campsite.

Food and drink

Cadgwith Camping is set within a field at Gwavas Jersey Farm. Home-cooked food is served from a vintage caravan, Birdies, on site at breakfast and dinner times every day except Wednesdays, when there’s a fish BBQ down on the beach. The Cadgwith Cove Inn is the village pub and the site of regular sea shanty singing sessions (on Fridays). The Witch Ball, mainland Britain’s most southerly pub, is another recommended spot for a drink or meal out and is a drive of around three miles from site – a shorter distance if you choose to walk there on local footpaths.

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