Ryn Gwari Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Penzance

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A family-friendly, six-pitch campsite in Cornwall with big views, rustic facilities and a touch of magic

Hold the front page! We’ve found a quiet campsite in Cornwall within walking distance of a beach, standing stones, a wild swimming spot and a pub. Located on a six-acre smallholding with sheep, horses and a mule, it has views of the sea and beautiful sunsets. Campfires are allowed; tents, campervans and dogs are all welcome. If you’re wondering what the catch is with Ryn Gwari Farm, we’ll tell you: it’s only got six pitches. But, of course, that’s only a problem if you’re not fast enough to book one.

Before you get carried away though, there are a few things you need to know before you reserve your place at this site. Its rustic facilities and exposed location won’t be for everyone. There are just a couple of compost loos and a basic, but hot, shower as well as an outdoor sink for washing-up and, er well, that’s about it. This is camping like it used to be and should the heavens open or a Cornish wind blow in off the sea, it’s just you and your tent against the elements. There’s no under-cover area and little by way of shelter but Rebecca, who’s had the smallholding here for 14 years, will let you know if something’s brewing. And, if you’re here in good weather, the pay-off is as huge as the skies you’ll be camping under.

This two-acre field offers expansive views and ample room for the six families who’ll share it at any one time – and Rebecca’s animals, including an especially friendly farm-yard cat, will be a hit with the kids. The closest beach is just a mile-and-a-half away at rocky Priest’s Cove, where there’s a sea-water pool hewn out of the rocks. From there you can walk out on the glorious South West Coast Path for miles safe in the knowledge that you can ride the open-top bus back.

For sand and surf head for Sennen or Gwynver, about six miles down the road, stopping to pick up a pasty at nearby St Just. But, if you don’t fancy getting in the car, you can simply walk straight out the back gate and on to Truthwall Common to discover a little bit of Cornish magic. It’s a short walk to the ancient Tregeseal Standing Stones with a delightful little swimming hole nearby. While other parts of Cornwall are swamped with visitors in summer, it’s possible to enjoy a stroll and a swim here without seeing a soul. Did we say hold the front page? Scrap that; let’s keep this place quiet.

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Two composting toilets, one hot water shower, one washing-up sink. Campfires are allowed at the shared campfire area and wood is provided.

Suitable For

Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, groups (by prior arrangement), dogs – yes. Big noisy groups – no.


You can walk from the campsite out on to Truthwall Common, the edge of West Penwith Moors within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can see the Tregeseal Stone Circle and take a dip in a nearby pool. The moors stretch all the way to St Ives, more than 10 miles away. Cape Cornwall is a mile-and-a-half from from site. You can walk there or drive the short distance and park up at the National Trust car park. The stunning South West Coast path passes here and an open-top bus provides a service along the coast. The Priest’s Cove, just below, is a rocky beach with a small sea water pool carved out of the rocks and a slipway for local fishermen. Sennen Beach is six miles away Gwynver Beach, just before it. St Just (two miles from site) is a good spot for picking up supplies, eating out and browsing independent shops and galleries. The South Coast Beaches of Perranunthnoe and Praa Sands are within 20 miles of site too.

Food & Drink

Rebecca can organise deliveries of milk, bread and a few other basics from a nearby dairy. There’s a pub with a beer garden, The Queens Arms (01736 788 318), half a mile down the road in Botallack. For more places to eat out and pick up supplies, head to St Just (two miles away) where there’s plenty of choice; the Dog and Rabbit (01736 449811) café comes recommended.

Opening Times

Summer holidays only.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Ryn Gwari Farm. We a family run 6 acre small-holding with camping available during the summer holidays. Ryn Gwari is situated along a quiet lane 1 mile from the nearest small town of St Just. Our Camping Field is a 2 acre field, with panoramic sea views towards the Isles of Scilly. The 6 family-sized pitches are spread across the 2 acre field, with loads of room between pitches. On the small-holding we have sheep, ponies and a very friendly farm cat.

We are popular with people who love the rustic, simple nature of our farm and being away from the crowd. We are a quiet campsite, orientated towards families or adults that are looking for a relaxing time. We are pleased to offer a relaxed way of life up here, but we do love a gathering round the campfire and there is wood available for you to share a fire with other campers each night.

The area is the wild far-west end of Cornwall. Expect epic sunsets and big skies. We are close to the fantastic surfing beach of Sennen (6 miles) and Gwenvor and easy access to the south-coast beaches of Perranuthnoe and Praa Sands. Nearer to the farm and within walking distance (1.5 miles) is the cove of Cape Cornwall. We also love the moorland behind the farm, it’s possible to walk for miles without seeing a soul, even in August! From the Camping Field you can walk up to the moors without touching the road. Up here you will find a beautiful natural environment with a rocky carn, a stone circle and a pool that you can swim in. This moor links up to others that stretch all the way along the North Coast to St Ives. Less than a mile from the farm in the other direction, you reach the South West Coast Path. Here you can turn left or right and walk for miles. We can help you to plan circular walks from the farm, or for larger groups, we may be able to organise guided day walks. In St Just there are various cafes, pubs and takeaways, coop and local shops. There is also a pub about half a mile from the farm in the village of Truthwall.

We also offer the whole farm or Camping Field for hire for events such as weddings and large gatherings, please contact us if you would like further information on this. We can also offer exclusive use of the site for large groups of campers or camp groups including school groups.


Six spacious pitches.

Star Bell Tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 4
Pitched and simply furnished Star Bell Tent. Sleeps 2-4 people.

Camping Pitch in our Front Field

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 6 Available
Large camping pitch. Accommodates up to 6 people and 2 dogs.

Camping pitch in our Top Field

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
For up to 6 people, 2 dogs

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Contact Ryn Gwari Farm, No-Go-By Hill, St Just, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7PS

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Getting There

From the Mount Misery Roundabout on the A30, just past Penzance, turn right on to the A3071, signposted for St Just. After six or seven miles you reach St Just. Pass through the town staying on the road and at the bottom of a steep hill, there are two right hand turns separated by a pottery. Take the one that goes to the left of the pottery; No-Go-By Hill. Follow this for just over half a mile until you see a sign on the right for Ryn Gwari Farm.

The nearest train station is at Penzance from where you can hop aboard the A17 Atlantic Cruiser bus towards Pendeen. The closest bus stop is after St Just, about a ten-minute walk from site. The same route can take you to St Ives and be used to return after walks on the South West Coast Path.


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