Tremorvu Campsite

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthleven

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A quiet, family-run, Cornwall campsite situated in the hamlet of Tresowes Hill, between the beaches of Praa Sands and Porthleven

The perfectly flat grass pitches at family-run Tremorvu belie the fact the landscape all around is actually sloping. Follow a footpath North East from the campsite entrance and you’re wandering up Tregonning Hill, a natural viewing platform for watching Atlantic sunsets. Head in the opposite direction, meanwhile, and you’re tumbling down to Cornwall’s coast where multiple beaches await. Either route is a good choice; in all directions the unspoiled countryside is magnificent.

Yet despite its flat, green setting within walking distance of the coast, Tremorvu has more to boast than just location. This is a place that has honed its camping credentials over the years and not by installing endless playgrounds, parks and facilities. Tremorvu is a site that knows the simple essentials and does them well. Beyond that there’s little more you could want.

There are 40 pitches across the eight-acre site. Half have electricity and the other half are spread around the grass, where families can pitch their cavenous tents and children play ball games. Traditional Cornish hedges provide some shelter from the wind and also help attract wildlife, while an ancient stone barn with a corrugated roof houses a farm shop during peak season. Top quality meat from the Helston village butcher is ideal for your BBQ – the campsite have bricks you can borrow to prop aluminum disposables above the grass.

Not everyone has to bring a tent. Lazy-bones and luxury seekers can pluck for one of Tremorvu’s pre-pitched options. Bell tents are fully furnished with a double mattress, bedside tables and tealight chandeliers and accompanied by a separate dining shelter where you can cook and eat nearby. There are also larger ‘Euro tents’, family sized structures with a slight 70s look about them. They can be comfortably stood up in, even if they’re not the best looker on the site – a prize which instead goes to the single shepherd’s hut with it’s own private garden and far reaching views right down to the sea.

Porthleven is the beach of choice for surfers. A reef to the right hand side of the harbour is considered one of the best breaks in the UK and attracts top surfers from across the country. Adjacent Praa Sands is equally popular, particularly with families who can also explore the shops and restaurants that overlook the beach. Both are just a mile and half from the campsite.

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Facilities

Ablutions block housing showers, toilets, a disabled and family wet room, baby changing facilities, hair dryers and electrical shaving sockets, a washing up room and laundry room. There is a small shop open during peak season and freezers you can use for ice packs. Bricks for BBQs are available to borrow. There is a rubbish and recycling point, pay-for-use Wi-Fi and chemical waste disposal for motorhomes.

Suitable For

Families, couples, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (on leads) – yes. Large groups – no.

Nearby

The beaches are the main attraction; Praa Sands,Porthleven and Rinsey are the nearest – all are popular surf spots, with Praa Sands ideal for families, while Porthleven can have stronger currents so is sometimes best left to the pros. RNLI lifeguards are on watch throughout summer holiday season. It's around a mile and a half to the South West Coastal Path, from which all beaches can be reached or, of course, you can continue along miles of the coastline. For a little culture, two of the best National Trust properties are within easy reach – the tidal island of St Michaels Mount (01736 710507) and grand Godolphin House and Gardens(01736 763194) – both 15–20 minutes by car.

Food & Drink

A small onsite shop sells local bacon and sausages, bread, eggs, milk and other essentials during peak season. There is a pub in Ashton (01736 763227) – serving traditional pub grub – that's about a 15 minute walk away. There's another in Breage (01326 564229), about 30 minutes' walk or a 5 minute drive. Amenities at Praa Sands beach include the Sandbar (01736 763516) and Beachcomber Cafe (01736762977), while nearby Porthleven has the greatest number of bars, pubs and restaurants with some of the best chefs in the county.

Opening Times

March–September.

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The Owner Says

Tremorvu is a friendly family run Campsite offering spacious camping & touring pitches across four fields. Bell Tents beautifully furnished, fully equipped and pre-erected provide a Glamping option. There is a bespoke cosy Shepherds Hut for hire sleeping two. The campsite sits in eight acres of beautiful countryside bordered by Cornish hedges filled with flora and fauna attracting an abundance of wildlife, including foxes, badgers, rabbits, buzzards, owls and swallows. There are distant views of the Atlantic Ocean to the South and Penwith Peninsula to the West showcasing spectacular sunsets. North of the site is Tregonning Hill, a rewarding climb, with panoramic views of the surrounding areas and further afield to Mounts Bay, Falmouth, St Agnes Beacon & St Ives. Our nearest beach is at Praa Sands. We are several miles from the harbour village of Porthleven with its award winning restaurants, famous clock tower and surfing reef. We are close to many of the coastal film locations featured in BBC's Poldark. On site facilities include toilet and hot shower facilities, hairdryers in the ladies, a disabled/baby changing/ family wet room, a shop open from mid July to end of August selling basic essentials, local produce, logs, charcoal, bbqs and fire pit rental, there is a laundry room with 2 washing machines and 2 tumble dryers, a separate washing up room with 2 sinks and several freezers for storing ice packs, a chemical disposal point, electric hook ups, mobile device charging, free wi-fi covering the entire site, drinking water taps, rubbish and recycling facilities and staff on site 24 hours a day.

Accommodation

40 pitches (including 24 with electrical hook-ups) 4 of these are occupied by our 3 bell tents and our luxury shepherd's hut.

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Location

Contact Tremorvu Campsite, Tresowes Hill, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9TA

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Getting There

Following the A394 from either Helston or Penzance. From the Helson direction take the right turn signposted, "Tresoweshill, Godolphin, Balwest", which is just past the Lion & Lamb pub. Follow the lane approximately half a mile and the campsite entrance is on the left, there is a bench and a blue milk churn by the entrance. If coming from Penzance, as you reach the Watson garage on your right look out for the small church on your left, turn left here and follow the directions above. We do not recommend using SatNav as you near Ashton.  Buses run from Falmouth to Penzance and stop at the Lion & Lamb Pub (Ashton) and at Tresowes Green. Both bus stops around 15 minutes' walk from the site. The nearest train station is Penzance (0845 748 4950). Newquay Airport is approximately 40 miles and 1hours drive.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 23 reviews

★★★★★

Peaceful, well equipped and close to the beach

We have just spent a lovely few days pitched on the camomile field at Tremorvu. I’m glad we ended up here as the other fields are quite big and contain a lot of pitches and have the potential to be quite busy. Our spot was very tranquil but not too far from the facilities which were both plentiful and clean. Although someone did insist on doing there glass recycling at 7am which was quite an alarm call! A well stocked shop and delightful, helpful owners were the icing on the cake. Great beach at Praa sands and not far at all from St Michaels Mount at Marazion where we hired sea kayaks and had the most amazing time.
Sep 16, 2019 by Michelle Williams
★★★★☆

Friendly, quiet site, could do with more showers/loos

Quiet site (noise wise - was bank holiday week, so was busy with people). Owner happy to let you borrow his fire pits, so could do campfires at night. Showers and toilets need some attention. They were very busy and often had to queue for a while. I’m told that men’s showers had curtains not doors, so not creat for self conscious teenagers. However, they were all cleaned regularly and perfectly functional. Cute shop, only open 8.30-10am but owner happy to quickly open up if you need something urgently. Would have liked to see more local produce on offer. All in all, a nice site for the independent camper.
Sep 13, 2019 by Emma A
★★★★★

Lovely traditional campsite

So many campsites now are as busy and noisy as a Town and have in my opinion lost the the feel of what camping is about. Tremorvu is just lovely, feels very secluded even though there were a good number of campers. The owners are friendly and there is just a really relaxed feel about the place. Really close to some amazing places in Cornwall, so a great base!
Sep 3, 2019 by Olga Tomic
★★★★★

Lovely family camping experience

We stayed here for 4 nights in August. The layout made it feel fairly quiet despite it being school holidays. Lots of great features *Big but private feeling pitches *Able to park car next to the tent so no need to haul lots of stuff around *Flat pitch! *Great location with beautiful views *really quiet in the mornings (so rare for a campsite) and both our girls slept till 0800 which is unheard of! *Clean toilets and showers which never felt too busy *Family shower room was great as our youngest hates small cubicles. *Washing up room is a great addition (someone stole our freezer packs but a reflection on the person rather than the site). One tiny thing that would really help is to have a floor squeege for the showers, sometimes it felt like I was just swishing muddy water around and a squeege would help you get most of the water out before you mop. We'd definitely return again
Aug 28, 2019 by Emma Miles
★★★★★

Beautiful, calm campsite

We had such a great stay at Tremorvu, the location is so easy to get to loads of places - seemed like most things were half an hour or less away. The toilets and showers were clean and well kept, the hookups were right at the pitch and there was just a really nice chilled atmosphere to the whole site. Very friendly, and really enjoyed our time there (great first camping experience for me!).
Aug 27, 2019 by Alix Davis
★★★★★

A great first camping experience

It was my first family camping trip with my two young children and missus. I have to say we all really enjoyed it. We only spent two days at the site as I didn’t want to commit to a week in case the family didn’t like it but they loved it. Shower room and toilets were cleaned regularly and the showers were hot the entire time I was in them. There is a family room for families to change together which made things very easy. Electrical hook up was right next to the tent and the pitch was nice and flat. Would like to say thanks again to the owner who was very welcoming and made the stay really easy.
Aug 26, 2019 by Gary Smith
★★★★★

Quiet and lovely site

Just spent a week at Tremorvu and liked everything. Spacious sites, wonderful showers with just the right temperature. Always clean. Perfect location for exploring the Lizard, Penwith Peninsula and the Falmouth area. Thanks for everything!
Aug 17, 2019 by Silke
★★★★★

lovely site in great place

My son and I had a great 5 days here. Our pitch was really spacious, with bamboo between us and the next pitch. The toilet/shower block was always clean and presented well, I liked the deliberate rustic look. The owners were always on hand if needed and were happy to help, they made us feel very welcome. The site isn't right next to the beach but we enjoyed the walk down there, it's not that far, you can always drive if you have to. And what a beach it is, so much space, the waves were great! One of the highlights was meeting a family of stoats one night, crossing the site just by our tent. They were beautiful. Whether you stay local to the site or use it as a base for exploring this part of Cornwall, it's a great place to camp
Aug 11, 2019 by Benjamin Holt
★★★★★

Excellent facilities

Brilliant site. Facilities were clean and well maintained, and the family shower room was a god send with two children under 5! Pitches were very spacious; the site is split over various smaller fields so that although the site was near capacity, it didn’t feel really busy - there were only 5 tents in our field. Our field smelled divine too. We were in the chamomile field, which as the name suggests is a field of chamomile. Only very slight gripe was that the freezer was maybe over full and cool box blocks weren’t freezing, despite being in for 24 hours. Overall I would 100% recommend the site, welcome was very friendly, facilities were fab and the location was spot on.
Aug 9, 2019 by Natalie Jeffels
★★★★☆

Lovely site but not glamping

The site is situated in a great spot to explore Southern Cornwall. Close to the lizard and lands end so lots of beautiful beaches and scenery a short drive away. The site is quite small and quiet which we liked. The showers are warm and the facilities are kept clean. There is a decent pub 15 minutes walk away and the sandbar at Praa Sands is 5 minutes drive. The beach has a cafe and beach shop too. Definitely worth a visit. The couple who run the site are very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we ended our holiday early as the bed in the Glamping Bell tent was extremely uncomfortable. A mattress topper had been put directly on to a futon so it felt like we were sleeping on a plank of wood. We tried to pad it out with pillows but this did not help much. In retrospect I realise we could have asked the owners to source a mattress to go under the topper or for another topper but we did not do this. I expect he would have tried to help us as he was really attentive. That is my only complaint really and if u are pitching up your own tent it’s a really nice site. I just think they need to think about making the bell tents more comfortable but it is not their main business/income. On a positive note the BellTent kitchen was well equipped with a fridge stove and utensils. Unfortunately the weather was so wet and windy when we arrived that we could not light the stove. Our first camping holiday as a family so perhaps we have realised camping is not for us but if u r a seasoned camper I would definitely recommend the site.
Aug 8, 2019 by 3isthemagicnumber
★★★★★

Great little campsite

Good location near to the coast, close to lots of interesting places to visit, partial sea views, large pitches, gentle slope to the fields, has everything you need.
Jul 11, 2019 by Tom Webb
★★★★★

Delightful. Will certainly return.

Delightful. Will certainly return.

Apr 23, 2019 by Natalie
★★★★☆

Great campsite, lovely location.

We loved Tremorvu campsite which was ideally placed for exploring the South coast of Cornwall - we had lots of lovely days out near Lands End and on the Lizard. The welcome at the campsite was very friendly and our allotted pitch was spacious and in a really nice setting. Shame we didn't quite get a sea view! Facilities were very clean and well maintained and there was never a queue despite the campsite being almost full. We'd definitely go back to Tremorvu, and had a fantastic stay there, but if I had to find fault it would be that the sensors for the lights in the showers don't cover the cubicles so I was frequently plunged into darkness whilst showering....and that apparently it was impossible to shower in the gents without getting your clothes wet, although I can't comment myself! All round a lovely friendly campsite - highly recommended.
Sep 3, 2018 by Emma
★★★★★

Lovely camp site, not too big, great location.

The camp site is subdivided into 4 fields so it has a small, intimate feeling. It's not like the larger touring parks. Our pitch was large and well landscaped, we did not feel crowded in with others, even during August. Facilities were all we needed, showers were good. Good access to lots of lovely beaches. There's a laundry room with dryers. If I were to make one suggestion it would be that it would be useful to have a room for hanging wetsuits overnight to dry. The site was peaceful and many pitches have sea views. We would definitely stay again.
Sep 3, 2018 by Emily
★★★★☆

The peace!

Great site for campers & motorhome owners. Plenty of space & privacy. 10 mins max drive to Praa Sands - one of the most beautiful beaches to walk, surf or body board at. Endless very hot water for washing up & showers. Always clean. Warm welcome from owners. We stay here often & always leave feeling relaxed.
Aug 31, 2018 by Sarah
★★★★★

Fantastic

Great location and facilities. Good value for money.
Aug 28, 2018 by Claire
★★★★★

Great location, all facilities needed and very clean

We had a fantastic time at Tremorvu campsite. The place is very well looked after and in a beautiful location. Very close to less sands beach that is amazing an amazing sea front
Aug 20, 2018 by Sebastien
★★★★★

Beautifully located, friendly staff

We loved our stay here! Proprietor was lovely, good hikes nearby and some beautiful views.
Aug 17, 2018 by Sander
★★★★★

Slice of Cornish heaven

Our year isn’t complete without our visit.. it’s a slice of heaven. Great location... friendly staff... little shop...lovely fellow campers (my kids made some great new friends) Marshmallows on the fire... twinkling stars... and the best beaches near by.. We will be back again!
Aug 7, 2018 by Fizz14
★★★★★

Beautiful and romantic place to stay

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in the shepherds hut this week and were blown away with this perfect getaway for two! If you're looking for peaceful and beautiful surroundings with the comforts of glamping I would recommend staying in the Shepherds Hut but did see see caravens, campers and bell tents also. The hut is a comfortable and quaint place to stay with everything you need and is perfect for a romantic trip with your partner. The location is excellent with easy access to other areas and beaches in Cornwall (via car) and there is a pub 15 minutes walk away if you fancy a quiet drink and some pub food with the locals. During our stay we visited the Seal Sanctuary, St. Michael's Mount and Kynance Cove (highly recommend) and relaxed in the evening with our own private BBQ next to the hut. We fell in love with the Shepherds Hut and Tremorvu campsite and will most definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Jun 8, 2018 by Jennifer
★★★★★

Good location, plenty of pitches, and great facilities

I stayed for a couple of nights just after the May Day long weekend and found everything I needed. Being low season, I had plenty of choice of pitch - all pitches are camper friendly. Facilities are good and central on the site. The showers are roomy and the water is a hot. It is easy to get to from the main coastal road and a good place from which to explore the area on foot, or on two or four wheels. I highly recommend Tremorvu, and will return myself, the next time I plan to be in the area.
May 12, 2018 by Tim
★★★★★

Great family site

We stayed at Tremovu in May for a family break, and had a lovely time. The children enjoyed exploring the different fields, and the site was quiet enough for them to play with they other children they'd palled up with without impacting the other campers. The showers and toilets were always clean and well stocked, and the owners were incredibly friendly and hospitable. The facility to have a small barbecue / fire pit at your pitch is great, as is the fact that the owners have firewood for sale. The site is in a great spot for visiting southern Cornwall, and I'd happily return, whether with my own tent or to one of their well provisioned bell tents.
Aug 8, 2017 by Jaine Stanway
★★★★★

Perfect quiet site - our fourth stay!

Another perfect stay at Tremorvu. With 4 fields to camp in there is enough room for kids to run around, but in the quieter fields there is room for people like us who just want a bit of peace and quiet. Since last year a new gent's shower and toilet block has been built and the former shared block is now just for ladies, increasing the facilities to 4 showers and 5 loos (plus the disabled/family room) which is great, didn't queue once. There is also a really lovely quirky hairdryer room with two free dryers and mirrors, really nicely done. Overall this is a site where the owners don't just provide facilities of a bare minimum standard to meet what their customers need, but go the extra mile to think about and then offer what their customers might actually like to make their whole experience better – little touches like the handwritten signs, the cleanliness of the facilities and the care taken over the landscaping and overall maintenance of the site show that the owners really take pride in their business – it is what makes the place very special. Ps – if you do stay at Tremorvu, do make the effort to wander down the country lane for 10 - 15 minutes from the site to visit the Lion and Lamb pub in Ashton. Unfortunately we didn't eat there this year but what we saw coming from the kitchens were large portions and the menu was really trying to champion local produce. The welcome was warm from our host and the locals, and we look forward to returning next year.
Jul 26, 2017 by Debbie

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