Grass Pitch

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthleven The Little Wild Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Large Pitch, can accommodate family of 6

The Owner Says

There are only 12 pitches available each week.  You may have a small fire by your own tent.

There will be a range of different activities available for you to book onto each week including forest school days.  Please see the activities page for details. There is no electricity on site so phones etc. will need to be charged in cars.

We have one composting toilet which is a beautiful wooden structure with a turf roof and a shower in a shed!

About The Little Wild Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, families, groups, dogs – yes. Motorhomes and caravans – no.

Nearby

Walk from the site directly up onto Tregonning and Godolphin Hill or take the longer walk down to the beach (30mins) and to the South West Coastal Path. The north coast is a 15 min drive away where you'll find dozens of excellent beaches. The Penwith Heritage Coast and Lizard Peninsula also boast particularly spectacular cliffs and coves. The old port town of Penzance is the largest local settlement and the place to catch ferries out to The Isles of Scilly. Closer to home, Porthleven and Marazion are smaller, equally pleasant spots, the latter opposite the fairytale island of St Michael's Mount (01736 710507).

Food & Drink

There are several local stalls beside the road that sell vegetables and the excellent Trevelyan Farm Shop (01736 710410) is only 3 miles away. The nearest town is Porthleven (2 miles) which boasts a delicatessen, a small supermarket, pubs and restaurants, including The Ship Inn (01326 564204), The Harbour Inn (01326 573876) and The Atlantic Inn (01326 562439). Helston and Penzance are both 15 minutes drive and have a major supermarket each.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 20 reviews

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Beautiful spot

Lovely small campsite with campers well spaced out, beautiful view of the coast, nice facilities including a really lovely hot shower! Plenty of space for children to run free and play with each other, and highly recommend the "forest school " which my daughter really enjoyed.
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Excellent little site, quite perfect for us.

Laid back, friendly, beautiful view. Everything we need from a site.
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Perfect Stay in a beautiful location

Would really recommend this pop-up wild campsite in Cornwall. Distant views of the sea, dog friendly, beautiful open fields and forests to play hide and seek in, lots of kids running around together and you can make campfires to toast marshmallows. We met one of the owners -James Who was lovely and very helpful and friendly. They run forest schools which I bet are great - we had to leave the day it was on. Very close to lovely dog friendly coves and other lovely beaches. Our daughter had a brilliant time running wild with all the children and foraging !
Aug 25, 2020 by Deb Verified Review
★★★★★

Loooooooved our stay!

Would really recommend this pop-up wild campsite in Cornwall. Distant views of the sea, dog friendly, beautiful open fields and forests to play hide and seek in, lots of kids running around together and you can make campfires to toast marshmallows. We met James one of the owners and he was lovely and really helpful - he also runs forest schools which I bet are great - we missed the day it was on. Very close to lovely dog friendly coves and other lovely beaches. Our daughter had a great time running free and playing with all the kids. Will definitely return👍
Aug 25, 2020 by Deb Verified Review
★★★★★

A little wild campsite

If you perfect campsite is one that is well organised with designated pitches, lots of strict rules and home from home facilities then I guess this place isn't for you. If however you prefer to turn up and pitch where there is some good space, unwind and enjoy some wonderful views, get back to nature, have adventures, watch the stars, become part of what this place is and take things at a slower pace then you'll love it here! This place is pretty much what it says on the hand painted sign as you drive in, it's little and it's wild camping. At maximum capacity there is probably space for 10/11 tents in a well spaced out layout over a couple of small fields. The place is beautifully set up.with lots of little hedges creating magical tunnels to places like the shower or compost toilet (more on that later). The trees and bushes divide the area in a great way to allow you to pitch is an area offering more privacy or a more communal area - still not crowded and it's this part that offers the best views over the bay and some incredible sunsets. The facilities are basic, but this is wild camping. The compost toilet is fine, in my opinion, others in our party would have preferred something more conventional. Either way it's quirky and unique and kept clean and tidy by the wonderful and friendly owners. This place is so small that the vibe and atmosphere is made up by those who stay here. All very like minded yet hugely different people while we were here and it was fabulous. Everyone was so friendly and keen to share recommendations for the wonderful beaches and coves that are within easy reach. This place is perfect for kids of all ages and for those without, although if you haven't got kids and want a more peaceful stay then perhaps the smaller, further field would be recommended. The only gripe would be that not everyone adhered to the request that cars are parked along the hedge by the entrance, most did But some didn't. Other than that this place is idyllic.
Aug 20, 2020 by Dan
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Location

The Little Wild Campsite is located at Germoe, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9TE

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Getting There

Follow A30 towards Penzance and come off at the Camborne exit. Then follow the B3303 toward Helston. After 6 miles, you reach Nancegollan, then turn right towards Godolphin Cross. At Godolphin Cross, go straight over at the junction past the pub and follow the road for 1.6 miles. Campsite is on the left, just after Chycarnne Holiday cottages.

If you are coming from anywhere further south than Truro, follow the A394 towards Penzance. Turn off at Ashton, just after the Lion and Lamb Pub, signposted Balwest and Godolphin Cross. Campsite is directly opposite the Balwest sign as you enter the hamlet.

Postcode for Sat Nav is TR13 9TE. This however, takes you to the village hall, 100m up the road.

The easiest train station to go to is Penzance (08457 484950). There is then a bus from the station that brings you to the end of the campsite road. The bus is the number 2 and leaves opposite the station. Get off at the Lion and Lamb pub in Ashton.