Tremorvu Campsite

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthleven

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
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.



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 an outside washing up area, freezers for ice packs. Bricks for BBQs are available to borrow. There is a rubbish and recycling point, Free Wi-Fi and chemical waste disposal for motor-homes. Fire Pit hire, logs, kindling can be purchased on site.

Suitable For

Families, couples, tents, camper-vans, caravans. No groups. No stags or hens. We no longer accept dogs.


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), while nearby Porthleven has the greatest number of bars, pubs and restaurants with some of the best chefs in the county.



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The Owner Says

Tremorvu is a friendly family run holiday park offering spacious camping & touring pitches across four fields. Bell Tents, beautifully furnished, fully equipped and pre-erected provide a Glamping option, along with 2 x Luxury Glamping Pods, sleeping 4. There is a bespoke cosy Shepherds Hut for hire sleeping two. The campsite sits in seven 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, a disabled/baby changing/ family wet room, fire pit rental, laundry room with 2 washing machines and a tumble dryer, a separate washing up room with 2 sinks and several freezers for storing ice packs, an outdoor washing up area, chemical disposal point, electric hook ups, free wi-fi covering the entire site, drinking water taps, rubbish and recycling facilities and staff on site 24 hours a day.

Social Distancing Measures

Reduced capacity to enable increased spaces between pitches, regular deep cleaning of communal facilities throughout the day,  markers for showers/toilet queues, deep cleaning of Glamping units between stays.


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

Grass pitch with electric

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 31 Available
Spread across four fields so there is space to enjoy peace and quiet, unwind and allow children to play.

Grass pitch without electric

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 11 Available
Spread across four fields so there is space to enjoy peace and quiet, unwind and allow children to play.

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 5 3 Available
Beautifully Furnished Bell Tent with it’s own Dining/Kitchen Shelter & Fire Pit, fully equipped & pre-erected, bed linen hire available

Demelza Luxury Glamping Pod

Pod Sleeps 4 2 Available
Luxury Glamping Pod Sleeping 4 with Sea Views

Luxury Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Luxury Shepherd's Hut with Private Wetroom

Walker/Cyclist Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 1 7 Available
Grass pitch without electric for one person

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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 80 reviews


Wonderful campsite

Lovely campsite, very quiet but well placed for exploring the area. Excellent facilities, always hot water and very clean. The washing up facilities were also really food. Will certainly stay here again

Quiet site in a great location

Quiet site, good sized pitches and well spaced out. Plenty of hot water in the showers. Great location for exploring the Lizard peninsula, friendly pub at the end of the lane offering some vegan and vegetarian options. Generous portions. Fabulous wildlife around the coast and lots of great coastal walks/runs.
Sep 12, 2021 by Avril Butler Verified Review

Glamping Pod, very impressed

Clean and tidy Pod for four nights. Plenty of room for two and a small dog. Everything we needed was there. A quiet campsite but probably due to the time of year we visited (schools had started to return, so less families about)
Sep 10, 2021 by Heidi


A delightful campsite with plenty of space, good, clean showers, toilets and washing up facilities and level pitches. An hourly bus service half a mile away takes you to several nearby beaches. Highly recomended.

Restorative holiday in a beautiful spot.

We have just returned from a week in the glamping pod, and are missing it so much! We were a family of 4 with two children aged 6 and 9 and the pod was just right and we had all the advantages of camping (outside space, BBQ, fire in the evening) with none of the downsides. The setting is gorgeous and we loved the glorious sunsets every night, and star gazing on clear nights. The location is really good as well with the children really enjoying spending time at Praa Sands and exploring other beaches. The pod itself was really well equipped and the kids enjoyed the games that were in there. We had to use the car as additional storage space as it was pretty compact, but that was ok. Lee was helpful and friendly when we arrived but not intrusive. Would really recommend and would love to return.
Sep 5, 2021 by Jude Verified Review

Brilliant Bell Tent, well equipped, good facilities and location.

With us being camping novices we opted for a bell tent, and were really pleased. The site was easy enough to find. On arrival we were directed to the tent and found everything we needed. The bell tent was beautifully furnished, and perfectly clean. The covered cooking/dining area was excellent, with plenty of cooking equipment. The addition of a proper under-counter fridge-freezer, and electric points was great. I think they could make more of that by mentioning in the details, as we would brought more had we known. The camping stove not having a working igniter was a tiny negative, as we struggled to keep the matches dry. Showers were great, and kept clean and tidy enough. Would definitely consider returning in future.
Aug 23, 2021 by Tom Ruddock Verified Review

Quiet, good location and facilities with large pitches

Stayed for 7 days August 21. Good Location for exploring south west Cornwall. Campsite location set a way back from main road so was lovely and quiet. We had a corner pitch with good protection from high hedges and dry stone walls on two sides which was a bonus. Lots of space between pitches meant you never felt massively overlooked by other campers but could still nose their set-up and kit! Facilities were clean and did what they said on the tin. Only small quibble was toilet cubicles were not the biggest. Good pub and chippy all 5 minutes down the road just after Praa sands. Would recommend and will hopefully get back next year to further. Explore the area
Aug 16, 2021 by Ace face

Beautiful setting , open space , clean , quiet , superb . Will definitely return. Lovely friendly relaxed owners. Just a small field or area for the dogs to do their thing would be great

Clean toilets, warm showers, great location,
Aug 11, 2021 by Emma Mccabe Verified Review

Fantastic Spot

We absolutely loved this spot. Great location, the owners are lovely. The facilities are clean and close by. Just an all round great experience. They are also expanding and bringing more type of accommodation so I imagine it's going to be just as great during Winter.

Lovely site, quiet and spacious

The site is well laid out with hedging and trees providing shelter and privacy. All very clean and well maintained, and space for kids to play safely. Firepits are available which makes for the true camping experience, and facilities are kept very clean. We had a lovely week and the site is a good location for exploring west Cornwall and the lizard.
Aug 8, 2021 by A.J. Verified Review

Lovely 4 night stay

The site is so well laid out with small fields and privacy by careful placing of hedges and trees. Beautiful location with lots of wildlife the kids loved seeing the rabbits in the evening. great facilities, very useful laundry room. We enjoyed Praa Sands and Penzance..we will definitely come back thank you.


This is our fifth year at this gem of a campsite with my two kids. The campsite is always spotless which is a big plus in COVID times. The owners are always welcoming and create a family atmosphere. It’s a Perfect location for the nearby beaches. We will be back next year for our Cornwall fix!
Jul 19, 2021 by Sarah Verified Review

Gorgeous little tucked away spot

We arrived at the campsite (which was easy to find) and we’re greeted by such a friendly chap. He showed us where we were going to be and ran through the various facilities, with the additional covid safety measures. We felt so safe and looked after. The best but was watching my 2 year old run around with no shoes or trousers on squealing “this is amazing”. Although our stay was very short it will always be a special trip for us as it was our first as a family of 4! We will definitely be back!

Great campsite

Great campsite with all you need and everything you don’t. Very friendly and helpful owner’s, they had no problem letting me stay on my pitch a few hours more on the last day to finish drying out my tent and even lent me a leaf blower to help it along. Toilets and washing up area were clean, showers were great and the pitch I chose (after being given a choice) was well spaced and an ideal size for my 5M bell tent, with an ocean view it was a great spot to watch the sunsets. If you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, no fuss site I highly recommend Tremorvu.

Friendly, everything you need, great spot

Such a lovely campsite! The family who run it are super friendly and helpful on arrival, the facilities have all you need and nice hot showers, we were given a lovely spot that felt quite private and could peek a view of the sea too! We had a lovely small fire that we cooked on every night, and the campsite owners were kind enough to even let us borrow a picnic bench as there was a spare one. The location is great, we popped off on a motorbike each day to different beaches, and there was plenty to visit in this area! If you like a no-fuss campsite that has everything you need but makes you feel as if you are actually camping, this is a really lovely choice. Would visit again!

Relaxed and spacious

We're not the most experienced with campsites, but felt the site was spacious and comfortable. The facilities were suitable and generally well maintained. Whilst chilly and pretty windy while we were there, we enjoyed lovely views and sunsets. Ours was just a short stay (3 nights) with 6 adults and 3 children (all under 4, including 2 under 1). We had a coastal walk and a trip to Praa Sands beach for a dip (lifeguards there). Otherwise afternoons and evenings spent playing games in the space and relaxing. We were offered a fire-pit, which we would have loved, but we were too frazzled to deal with that on night 1 - great idea and I'm sure it would have been enjoyed! Freezer facility was great and a milk saver! Overall, all great and enjoyed. Thanks


We stayed in one of the pods for 3 nights last week. This is a beautiful site with very welcoming hosts. The pod was absolutely lovely, spotlessly clean, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Comfortable bed and a large sofa bed, good sized shower room. I will definitely be returning.
Jun 21, 2021 by Yvonne Crane Verified Review

Absolutely perfect!

I stayed in one of the bell tents with my two small children for three nights - I know I'm mad. Tremorvu was absolutely perfect in every way; the tent and facilities were clean and convenient, the hosts where friendly and very helpful, and the location is beautiful. I will definitely be back, perhaps when the boys are a little older!

Fantastic location and great facilities

We stayed at Tremorvu campsite from 30th May until 6th June. From pitching the tent to packing away it was a fantastic experience. The owner Lee greeted us on arrival asked what size our tent was and showed us to an appropriate pitch and even explained about the fantastic sunset views facing west. Lee also explained the facility set up around Covid which was clear to us that alot of thought had gone into the, which made us feel really safe. There are plenty of close walks to go on and an abundance of tourist attractions close by. Praa sands beach is wonderfully secluded and really close by. I can't thank Lee enough for the welcome he and his partner gave us ( apologies I have forgotten her name Lee). We will be returning next year for 2 weeks hopefully.

Peaceful and relaxing in great location

We have just returned after a weeks camping. Loved spacious pitches and layout of campsite. Facilities cleaned regularly. Situated in a great spot near praa sands beach but also in easy reach of other tourist areas. Kate and Lee onhand if needed which was helpful. Had a peaceful and relaxing break in a beautiful location.

Great place to stay

We really like this place. The pitches are well spaced out, the facilities spotless and the hosts are really friendly, luckily we were able to extend our stay, as we just didn't want to leave, there are so many great places (and beaches) nearby, why would you.? 10 out of 10 from us.

Wonderful setting, great campsite!

Just got back from a 3 night stay at Tremorvu and we absolutely loved it. A great setting, friendly welcome and a really lovely and clean campsite and facilities. Will definitely return and would highly recommend. Great beaches nearby too.
Jun 4, 2021 by SAM GIBSON Verified Review

Fantastic Time

Our first time in a POD and would throughly recommend it. The campsite is well run and maintained and is in a beautiful setting. There are so many places to visit and so much to do. We had a fantastic time and will be definitely going back - Thank you to all at Tremorvu

Lovely little site in a beautiful apart of Cornwall

Beautifully situated in the hills of Tresowe. Close to St Michael's Mount and the amazing Porthlevan. Ran responsibily in these difficult times. Showers were amazing and great other facilities including the he useful freezer for blocks 😄 (annoyingly we left a bag of blocks in there, so if the owners read this, please keep for camp use, they're in a bag labelled Paul Wickens ) Overall enjoyable few days so Thank you 💕
Sep 22, 2020 by Paul Wickens Verified Review

Lovely pretty, quiet campsite

Had a great couple of nights Camping at Tremorvu. Tall hedgerows and reeds were brilliant for keeping out the wind and there was loads of space between tents. Clean, modern bathroom facilities too and a great location for exploring West Cornwall. Friendly owners too.
Sep 21, 2020 by Robin Sayles Verified Review

Peace, quiet and what a night sky!

Very friendly and helpful couple running the site. Extremely quiet and peaceful. BBQ's and Fire pits no problem. Level pitches, and Toilet/Showers very clean and hot! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend this site to Campers and caravanners that like a simple and relaxing break. The shop was closed, but plenty of places out towards Penzance and Helston nearby. One of the highlights was the night sky with millions of stars visible. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Sep 21, 2020 by Johnny19 Verified Review

Quiet and clean

We stayed here at both ends of our holidays in our van and its one of the quietest places we've stayed, lots of space between you and other campers. The toilet and shower blocks were also very clean and spacious and showers hot and powerful. 20 min walk to local pub and short drive to do many great parts of cornwall to visit its beaches and other attractions.
Sep 20, 2020 by Cat Verified Review

Loved this campsite

Great views, nice and quiet, large areas, perfect for what we were looking for. Clean facilities.

A Brilliant Quiet Site and Excellent location

Tremorvu is a lovely camp site with great hot showers and plenty of them. We borrowed a fire pit from the owner at no extra charge and had some lovely nights huddled round the fire looking at the stars. The location is brilliant for exploring both peninsulas and yet off the beaten track to feel quiet and secluded. We would definitely visit this campsite again.

Clean facilities, spacious pitches, fantastic location.

The site was clean and tidy with a mix of conifers and more natural edges to pitches, breaking up different small paddocks, with much of the camping areas hidden from view where ever you were. The showers and loos were cleaned regularly throughout our 4 night stay, and the showers were good and hot. The site was quiet at night and the small number of pitches in each area minimises car movements. The location is brilliant. A short drive to Praa sands, easy drives to the Helford river, Penzance and the south west cliff path. We visited several national trust gardens and Trebah gardens all within easy reach. Another drive took us down to the Lizard to Mullion, Poldu and Church coves, all beautiful and quiet, clean beaches.
Sep 8, 2020 by Charlotte Jones

lovely few days camping in a field

Really pretty setting with lots of space between pitches and different fields rather than just one large open space. Showers and toilets were well maintained and there were a good number of them, so no need for lots of waiting in line. Beautiful sea view from our field. Peaceful quiet site more suited to families. Incredibly helpful owner who gave us a brazier for fire and jump-started our car!
Sep 8, 2020 by Jelena Lee Verified Review

Loved our stay!

We had an absolutely magical stay here, in such a beautiful setting. There are views of the sea from the campsite, and if you do the short hike up the hill behind you can see both coasts! We stayed here for 9 days and did not run out of coves to explore or things to do in nearby St Ives and Penzance. Lee and family were excellent, hard working hosts who were always on hand to help with anything we asked and were managing the Covid precautions very effectively, including keeping the campsite at only 50% capacity which must be incredibly hard after not being open for such a large part of the summer. The whole site had a sense that it was incredibly well looked after which we really appreciated. We would definitely stay here again!!
Sep 7, 2020 by shermer75 Verified Review

Super stay, clean, only one thing..

Great location! Clean bathrooms. However finding the camping is sometimes difficult as the GPS Always bought us to the wrong location, therefore I believe signs would be needed, other than that, it is perfect
Sep 3, 2020 by Thibaut Desfoux

Awesome long weekend

Fantastic weekend with my best mate & his family. Demelza was well equipped and perfect for our needs. Lots of space on the campsite. Local beaches were fab. The owners were friendly & helpful. We ended up staying an extra night. Would highly recommend!

Lovely spacious campsite with some sea views

Really enjoyed our stay. The owner is great, really friendly and gave us a warm welcome. The pitch was great! We had a sea view and lots of space - absolutely not crammed in at all. The owner looks after the site really well and each pitch is mown, ready for the next guests. There’s grass that’s not mown in a circle around your pitch which was nice and a bit more private. The shower was hot and toilets clean. They have done a good job with the social distancing and there are friendly posters around reminding people only one family to use the facilities at a time. I only queued once - for less than one minute!! There’s also washing up areas and a freezer for ice packs for campers. We walked to Porthleven and Praa Sands. Walking along the coast to Porthleven was fabulous. We will most definitely be returning- highly recommend. Enjoy!
Sep 1, 2020 by Katie

Lovely, friendly campsite...super location

We had a fab few days here. Super helpful & friendly owners...nothing was too much trouble. Very clean shower facilities, constantly kept Covid Safe which was much appreciated. The site was smaller than quite a few we have stayed at in the past, but so lovely and quiet. Really excellent large pitches. The glamping tents/huts looked amazing...another time!

Great Campsite

Campsite is in a good location for all the South coast of Cornwall has to offer. It is well spaced out and all important sheltered (we survived Storm Francis there). Facilities are good for families, we will definitely be back.
Sep 1, 2020 by Stuart Foreman


Beautiful location, COVID safe, all the facilities were clean and accessible, staff were lovely and accommodating. Was just a short journey away from some really nice places to visit. I had a really lovely holiday and would 100% recommend.
Sep 1, 2020 by Maya

Lovely site with enclosed spaces. Great location for walking.

We were helpfully allocated a sheltered position given the windy weather and enjoyed the privacy provided by the well spaced sites. We walked to Praa Sands a couple of times and also to Porthleven in the three days we were there. Having a dog, we were pleased that this could be done entirely on footpaths and very quiet roads. You do need good maps and sturdy footwear for some of the paths however. Facilities fine although would be rather limited if site was full.
Aug 25, 2020 by Fay

Beautifully peaceful rural campsite

Really enjoyed our time at Tremorvu. It was lovely and quiet, and well spaced out. The different areas of the site are separated by thick hedgrows so it feels quite private without blocking views of the surrounding countryside. You can walk up from the campsite to the top of a nearby hill which is blanketted in gorse and affords huge views out over the Cornish landscape. Friendly welcome on arrival and well looked-after facilites. Pub within walking distance! Will definitely be back soon.

Brilliant! Beautiful location & hot showers.

Lovely pitches, pretty flowers & vegetation. Well spaced out. We had a distant sea view. Great facilities. Hot showers every time. Helpful owners. You can have a fire in a fire pit. There is a laundry room, great to dry towels and there is a freezer, you can borrow an ice pack while yours freeze. Also great to have an electric hookup and you can borrow a lead if you need to. Camping made easy. Very picturesque and quiet. Walking distance from the beach - 20 mins.
Aug 21, 2020 by Juliet

Quiet and private

A quiet simply campsite with clean share facilities near the Lizard and many other beauty spots of Cornwall. The site felt well run and the owner/manager seemed to have a good handle on what was happening on the site. Fellow campers were quiet and respectful and the pitches were sizeable by comparison making this a very attractive place to be and stay. Would really recommend this place as a tucked away site with no fuss and no commercialisation. Perfect to get away and to access the more southerly parts of Cornwall.
Aug 20, 2020 by Lisa Panting Verified Review

A fabulous hidden gem!

An absolutely lovely campsite, great for everyone, with or without families! We stayed at Tremorvu in July having found this campsite almost by accident and we were so pleased we had! Beautifully set out with lovely plantings and so on throughout the site, which is a number of fields and felt very spacious. The facilities were beautifully clean with plenty of hot water for showers (best we've ever experienced!). The site, who are operating at 50% capacity, were encouraging everyone to be really careful covid wise - with only one family or bubble allowed in the loos/shower rooms at any one time. We rarely had to queue, perhaps once or twice during our six day stay and only for a few minutes. They provided hand sanitiser outside the bathrooms and disinfectant spray inside the bathrooms - the bathrooms were cleaned throughout the day. We were SO impressed. The owners were really relaxed, welcoming and very friendly. After the year we've had, we were so happy to be away - this site felt like a God send! We will definitely be back!
Aug 17, 2020 by Rachel Agnew Verified Review

Lovely glamping pod

Stayed in one of the new Glamping pods- very comfortable and luxurious- central heating as well as a wood burner. Decent bathroom and shower, full electric oven too. Nice and quiet. My only observation is that we had a caravan next to us ( may have been there a while) that left a real mess around them. Cardboard boxes from new bikes just strewn around, chemical bottles, waste tanks etc and no real concern for impact on neighbours- shame that some people just don’t care how they impact their surroundings. No reflection on the site owners and didn’t want to say anything whilst there.
Aug 13, 2020 by Andrew

Cornish haven

A peaceful site which Makes the most of the lovely, natural surroundings. Ideal location for exploring the beaches and coves in south Cornwall, many accessible by foot or bike. Clean facilities and good space between flat pitches. We enjoyed our stay here and hope to return.
Aug 4, 2020 by Beth

Clean, peaceful and well located

Had a great few days here. Facilities kept clean and had detergent in each unit so you can clean before / after using. No waiting to use toilets or showers even though currently only used by one family at a time. Loved the privacy created by the wild hedgerows. Saw lots of wildlife on site. Walked to the beach (45 mins there). Well located to explore all south Cornwall and lizard. Highly recommended.

Great place to stay

We stayed in the new glamping pods and they were great, really comfortable with all the necessary luxuries! The location was stunning with amazing views down to praa sands and we loved the calm and peaceful environment of the site. We will definitely be returning.
Aug 2, 2020 by Stephen Kennedy

Large, peaceful and clean site

We liked the large pitch sizes, the fab showers, peace and quiet. For us, the fact that the focus is on camping rather than on things to do on site, is a great bonus. We had a wonderful 5 day stay and the owner was very present and helpful and chatty. The site is divided into multiple fields, which supports the feeling you aren't anywhere crowded. Fully Covid secure for us.
Jul 26, 2020 by Wendy Newman Verified Review

Fantastic location & very helpful owners

We had a great family holiday at this campsite. Lovely spacious pitches and a great location. We really enjoyed having a campfire and the campsite has good facilities, including hairdryers! Owners are incredibly helpful and welcoming. We would definitely return.
Jul 23, 2020 by Jo H

Peaceful, scenic, beautiful

Lovely few nights at Tremorvu. Great location with beautiful views and well kept grounds. Clean, neat facilities and very well arranged for current restrictions. Very peaceful and pretty.
Jul 21, 2020 by Louise Hayward

Lovely peaceful site

Just returned from a wonderful 10 nights at this site. Feels very spacious at 50% capacity and although pitched are market out this is done with little trees which felt nice. Lots of lovely wild flowers and longer grass between the pitches and hedges helped with shelter from the wind. Couple that run the site are very helpful and visible for any issues you may have. Lovely hot showers too and little waiting time even with current restrictions in place. Praa sands beach is great with kids and we loved Porthleven for rockpools and crabbing as well as plenty of choice for food and drinks too Highly recommend!
Jul 21, 2020 by Joanna Manship

Lovely campsite, we'll definitely be back!

Just back from 9 days camping at Tremorvu and we can't fault it. Large pitches (also currently double-spaced because of Covid-19) and immaculate facilities. Plenty of showers and toilet facilities and not once did we have to queue, despite the number restrictions. The water in the showers is a fixed temperature which the little people did find a little warm but otherwise there is nothing negative to say at all. The location is fantastic, just a short drive to Praa Sands which is a gorgeous beach and Porthleven is a short drive the other way. We like to try new campsites each trip we make but we will definitely be returning here, it's fabulous.
Jul 20, 2020 by sarahyates98 Verified Review

What more could you ask for!

Love love love this campsite and it's huge safely spaced pitches!! The countryside is beautiful, and it's all kept very neat and natural. Super convenient electric hook up, immaculate showers, freezer/laundry room, plenty of facilities, so no needing to wait for showers, even during a pandemic! It is nice and close to everything driving, but also within walking distance of a pub. AMAZING!
Jul 20, 2020 by Samantha Reynolds


Our favourite campsite in Cornwall. This is our 4th year, as it’s got everything you could possibly want. Great location, lovely wild quiet campsite but with clean facilities. It’s run by the most lovely couple and nothing is to much trouble for them. The campsite was spotless and a definite Covid safe space which was reassuring. We enjoyed roasting our marshmallows on the campfire, the kids loved playing in the wild meadow field, and I enjoyed relaxing in the sunset with my G&T! We will be back next year for our fix again!
Jul 17, 2020 by Fizz14

Fantastic Site

This campsite is regularly reviewed as excellent and it’s worth every star. An excellently ran, friendly, spacious and well located site that doesn’t feel too commercialised or over-run. The owners are really friendly and helpful and created spacious pitches with natural privacy and cover from sea winds. Top field has amazing views but all fields had good pitches and wild meadow feel to them. The facilities are kept very clean and the site was reduced capacity because of Covid (all very well managed) which gave it even more of a peaceful feel for families and couples alike. Will definitely return either in a tent or to the shepherd’s hut! The local pub was friendly, good classic pub grub and the walk has lovely views. And a local business serving BBQ boxes, fresh fruit and veg just started - Wallow and Root, they deliver to site but it’s 5 min walk to pick up from them. Well worth supporting local!
Jul 17, 2020 by Clare Verified Review

Lovely stay in the glamping pod

This is a friendly campsite, well located for this bit of Cornwall. i can't comment much on general facilities, because we didn't use them. We stayed three nights in the Glamping Pod, which was very comfortable and well equipped - everything you need and nicely done. Nothing to moan about - but it took us longer than 15 minutes to walk to the pub!

A fantastic post lockdown getaway

The site is tucked away from main roads and is very peaceful. Well situated for getting to see the best Cornwall has to offer We loved the no frills and almost wild camping, electric hook up was a bonus. Huge area for the kids to run about and explore without worrying where they are Liked their Covid policy of only allowing 50% capacity for the remainder of the season. Shower blocks were clean and good hot showers, loved the rustic feel of the converted outbuilding. Good sized pitches in a natural setting and the sunsets were awesome. One of the best breaks away in a very long time. The kids didn’t need arcades and evening entertainment other than toasting marshmallows over the fire pit in the evening, other than that they made their own entertainment I’d recommend this site and definitely intend coming to stay again
Jul 11, 2020 by Phill Searle Verified Review

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 Verified Review

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 Verified Review

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 Verified Review

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 Verified Review

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 Verified Review

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

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.

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 Verified Review

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


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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