Each camping site, caravan park and holiday park is shown on the map below. Click on a pin to see the full information about the site. If there are circles with numbers in them that means there are several sites close together, so zoom in on the map to see the individual pins.
Gold pins represent Premium Listed Parks.
Below the map is the list of the sites and parks. Please click on the names on the individual listings to see a street view map.
Events, Attractions and Places to Visit in Cornwall (West)
Click the names for more information.
There is an array of places to visit in West Cornwall or also know at Southern Cornwall.
This area not only offers extraordinary beaches like Perranporth and Portreath - both very popular with the surfers. Holywell Bay is also a great treat for a family day out.
On the non-beach weather days you could visit Marazion and St Micheal's Mount or the Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery in St Mawgan.
These are just a few ideas to taste your appetite
by Nina Blanchard
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Dog Friendly Beaches in Cornwall
Here a link to dog friendly beaches
St. Mawes Sailing Club - 1st Annual Boat Show
St. Mawes Sailing Club is putting on it's 1st Boat Show
on 25 July 2015 at The Quay, St. Mawes, TR2 5DG Truro, Cornwall.
Weekly racing combined with regattas and championships keep sailors busy on the water...
Jamica Inn Cornwall
Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall,
Jamaica Inn is set in one of the most breathtaking locations in Cornwall and we welcome locals and travellers alike. We are an ideal stop off point on the way to Cornwall's attractions such as the world famous Eden Project and Falmouth's National Maritime Museum. Who knows, you might even see a ghost in the bar or your room!
The Eden Project is an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location; a global garden; a place of beauty and wonder. Our world famous architecture and art draws inspiration from nature, our educational work is about creating a positive future in a world that is going to go through radical change, and we try to ensure everyone who visits Eden leaves knowing something more about their connection to the world.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
Open Daily from 10am to 4.30pm - Last Entry 3pm
Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend to end of August
September - Mon to Fri only - CLOSED at Weekends
October - Half Term week to 1st November
December - Most weekends
Check website for Steam and Diesel train service days.
National Trust Places to Visit
Check out the website for National Trust places to visit in the area.
Screech Owl Sanctuary
There's always something new and interesting going on at the sanctuary – take a look at their website for details.
Flying displays take place daily, weather permitting.
Open Daily - 10am until 5pm from end of March to early November plus Feb Half Term week.
Shore Surf School
Shore Surf is a British Surfing Association Approved Surf School. They are not only one of the the most established mobile surf school in the area, but also run daily lessons from their Surf Centre of Excellence at St. Ives Bay Holiday Park and their Surf Camp on the beautiful National Trust beach of Godrevy.
Holywell Bay Fun and Golf Park
OPEN AT 10.30A.M
Late March to end of October Half Term week.
Open Every Day from Beginning of May to end of September
St Ives Boat Services
St Ives Boat Services offer 2 hour Sea Safari boat trips departing from St Ives Harbour on their vessel, Isla Bea.
Historic Houses Association
Over 315 properties throughout the UK to visit.
Check website for current opening hours and tariff.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Set in the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley.
Open from end of March to end of Oct Half Term week
- plus Santa Specials in December.
See website for full details.
Trelawney Garden Centre
Trelawney Garden Centre provides for all gardening needs and is now recognised as one of the top garden centres in the country.
Check website for opening hours.
King Edward Mine Museum
King Edward Mine is the oldest complete mine site left in Cornwall and specializes in the mining history of Cornwall.
OPEN May to September 10am to 4pm - Last entry 4pm
May - Weds, Thurs, Sat and Sun
June - CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays
July - Open Every Day except Tuesdays
August - Open Every Day
Sept - Open Every Day except Tuesdays
Visits by organised groups and education organisations can be arranged outside normal times.
Footsbarn began life in Cornwall in 1971, rehearsing in a barn owned by the Foot family, hence its name. In 1984, the company left Britain to take its brand of theatre to international audiences and remained without a base until 1991 when a farm was purchased in central France, La Chaussée.
Check website for details of UK dates.
Treasure Park, one of Cornwall’s leading free entry and free parking attractions, offering the best combination of unique shopping experiences and hands-on activities for the whole family, whatever the weather!
Dogs are very welcome in both inside and outside areas.
Truro Leisure Centre
The swimming hall features a main pool and teaching pool which are open for public and special sessions 7 days a week.
Please refer to the website for details.
Various art displays in 3 locations - Ilfracombe, Truro and Newquay.
Theatre under the stars or spectacular views in the daytime - take your pick, as they are both worthwhile.
Open Daily to visitors 9.30am - 5pm (Closing 5.30pm)
N.B. Please check for early closing times from middle of Sept to following March.
Also check times during Bank Holidays and the Summer, as the stage and main seating area may not be accessible to day visitors, when rehearsals and performance preparation is in progress.
Kingsley Village Retail Outlet
Kingsley Village has everything, from food and gift shopping, great dining and fantastic conference facilities, so why not make a day of it? Free Parking too.
OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm
Flambards - West Country's leading attraction
The Flambards Experience, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA
National Seal Sanctuary
Open Every Day - except Christmas Day.
Opening time - from 10am.
Please check with the centre for seasonal closing times, as these may vary.
Well-behaved dogs, on a lead, are welcome.
Trethorne Leisure Farm
Open All Year EXCEPT CLOSED 24/25/26 December
SUMMER Opening - 10am to 6pm from end of March to start of November
WINTER Opening - 10am to 5pm - every weekend and during school holidays
BOWLING is Open All Year round
Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 11.00pm
and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm
The Enterprise Boats
Linking Falmouth and Truro along the beautiful River Fal.
Sightseeing, Shopping, Great Days Out.
Sunday Sailings - June, July and August.
The year-round entertainment centre in the centre of town - Top Names - Top Shows - Great Times, plus a Free Summer Programme too.
Cornish Cyder Farm - Healey's
The largest Cornish Cyder maker and with the only distillery in Cornwall - the first in Cornwall for 300 years.
OPEN ALL YEAR except Christmas Eve to Mid January.
Carnglaze Slate Caverns
Open All Year but CLOSED on Sundays
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (Open till 8pm in August)
Mid Cornwall Galleries
One of the largest Art galleries in Cornwall, Mid-Cornwall Galleries was established in 1980 and is renowned for selling some of the finest contemporary arts and crafts in the West Country.
DairyLand Farm World
Enjoy the fun of an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages - So much more for the whole family to enjoy... rain or shine.
Opening Times - 10am to 5pm
February Half Term & end of March to end of October
Open All Year - The BullPen Massive Indoor Play Area
Charter yachts available from 26 to 50ft.
Practical Sailing and Theory courses available.
Check website for information.
St Clements Vets
Truro Tel: 01872 223400 St Agnes Tel: 01872 554456 Perranporth Tel: 01872 572572
If you are taking your pets on holiday in Cornwall West then you need this info just in case!
Hall for Cornwall
Entertainment for everyone - what ever the weather!
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.
Open Mid February to End of October
plus Santa Specials in December until start of January.
Great day out for families - Open daily 10am to 6pm
RCM - Royal Cornwall Museum
Free admission OPEN Mon - Sat 10am - 4.45pm
CLOSED Sundays and Bank Holidays. Registered Charity.
Check website for any early closing times.
Isles of Scilly Travel
You can fly ALL YEAR ROUND from Land's End & Newquay Airports & main season only from Exeter Airports (excluding Winter).
The ferry sails from Penzance to St Mary's - end of March to end of November (NOT Sundays).
During High Season Sunday sailings from July to Sept only.
Check website for further details.
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall.
Open March – October
Daily 10.00–17.20, last admission 17.00
Open November – February
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20, last admission 16.00
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
English Heritage - Pendennis Castle
For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.
Park for Truro
Why get stuck in traffic jams, visiting this beautiful city?
One Day Ticket for as little as £1.80 per person
Family Day Rover is £3.60 (max 2 adults plus 4 children ages 5-15, under 5s travel free)
Concessionary bus pass holders - £1.00 after 9.30am Monday to Friday and anytime Saturday.
Scott Mays Daredevil Stunt Show
Touring the UK since 1991.
See website for more information about dates and venues.
Tickets are ONLY available on the gate, 90 mins prior to the advertised show time - CASH ONLY, NO credit/debit cards - tickets sold on a 1st come, 1st served basis, so to avoid disappointment, please arrive early.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Open daily from 10am CLOSED Christmas Day only
March - October 5pm and November - February 4pm
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre
Open Every Day till End of September plus October Half Term week
from 10am to 6pm - Last entry at 4pm
October - Open 10am to 4pm - Last entry at 2pm
Weekends only plus Half Term week
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The Museum is open every day of the year
from 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The Bartlett Library is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Entry to the Library for research is free.
Wheal Martyn Museum & Country Park
Cornwall's China Clay Country Park - the UK’s only China Clay Museum and visitor attraction.
Country Park and Museum with Cafe and Gift Shop
CLOSED 25th December to Mid January
Ships & Castles Leisure Centre
One of Falmouth's premier attractions, the Leisure Pool at Ships & Castles provides daily fun for all the family, for visitors and residents alike.
Facilities include: free-form leisure pool; 70 metre flume; Rapid river ride; Ridewave machine and jacuzzi pools.
Open daily throughout the year.
Furthest point in England!
The Visitor Centre, shops and attractions are open daily from 10am.
Some attractions are now open until the end of October
Last Admission into the attractions is 4pm.
Every Tuesday & Thursday during the Summer School Holidays, all attractions, shops & restaurants are open late into the evening with entertainment from 7pm and fireworks at dusk.
The coastal paths and landmark are permanently open. Dogs on leads are welcome but not allowed into the attractions or restaurants.
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centr
Open 1st March through to 31st October (inclusive)
10am - 5 pm
DON'T FORGET - A child under 10 goes for FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult.
Ten Pin Bowling, Video Games and Pool Tables are some of the things you can do here.
There is a bar and food available too.
Open Daily from 11am to 11pm - Wednesday to Sunday
and Monday & Tuesday from 5am to 11pm
Experience the World's Wildlife.
1st April to 30th September 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
1st October to 31st March 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
NOTE: Last entry is 1 hour before closing time.
Information about Cornwall (West)
Some information about Cornwall (West) from Campsite Finder Online, your online guide to camping and caravanning.
Cornwall is the westernmost county in England with very different coastline to the north and to the south of the peninsula. The north of Cornwall is situated on the Celtic Sea and part of the Atlantic Ocean and is home to beautiful, golden, sandy beaches such as Newquay, St Ives and St Agnes, popular for surfing and water sports. Beaches found on the more sheltered southern coast of Cornwall are sandy, shingle beaches.
The most southern point of Cornwall is Lizard’s Peninsula, a unique, stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beauty of Lizard’s Peninsula has provided inspiration to authors and artists, and due to its warm climate, it is home to fifteen of Britain’s rarest plants. Attractions at Lizard’s Peninsula include Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station, The Flambards Experience (a family theme park), The National Seal Sanctuary Park, and Poldark Mine as well as a plethora of stunning beaches, coves and harbours.
The most well-known area in Cornwall is of course Land’s End and this is due not only to its location, but to its beautiful scenery. Make the most of the incredible views by taking long strolls along the coast. There are plenty of attractions in Land’s End, including Arthur’s Quest, The End to End Story exhibition, Greeb Farm, Geevor Tin Mine and shows such as Air Sea Rescue and a 4D family cinema showing the re-vamped “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.
The ancient market town of Penzance is another beautiful area to visit, with plenty to do, including cliff-top walks, sandy beaches, boat trips with Marine Discovery, the cliff-top Open-Air Minack Theatre and of course, St Michael’s Mount, the most famous of Cornwall’s landmarks. There are some great Holiday Parks in this area as well. Originally a Benedictine Chapel, St Michael’s Mount is open to the public from April through to October and can be visited on foot during low tide, or by ferry at high tide and offers unforgettable views of Cornwall.
There are plenty of attractions and things to do in other towns of West Cornwall such as St Ives where you can visit the Tate Gallery; Paradise Park; Wayside Folk Museum; and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens, or at Falmouth where you can enjoy the National Maritime Museum; Cornish Maritime Trust; Pendennis Castle; Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan Gardens
by Nina Blanchard