Main Camping Field Large Pitch with Hook up

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
A hardstanding and grass pitch with views across to the Atlantic Ocean including hook up.

The Owner Says

These pitches are for either a tent + car (tent up to 5m x 9m), campervan with awning or a motorhome and includes electric hook up. If you would like to pitch more than one tent you will need to book an additional pitch for each tent.
From the Eco Park, our wild camping area has spectacular views down to the beach at Porthtowan and over to the Atlantic Sea, as well as to St Agnes Beacon and the copper mining valley of Tywarnhayle.  From the naturally beautiful and peaceful site, a cleared mule track (used in mining times) leads down the valley towards the beach, so you can spend the day surfing, lazing and enjoying all the local area has to offer without needing to jump in the car.

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About Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Suitable For

Everyone! Glampers, campers, tents, campervans, caravans, kids, dogs... but it books up fast and those in the know book in advance. With many pitches only available for Saturday-to-Saturday, week-long bookings, however, there's often availability if you look for the right dates!

Nearby

For all the superb activities on the campsite, people don’t come to this neck of the woods to stay put. With sea views from your tent there’s no doubt that one of the first places you’ll be heading is to the beach. A sign on the campsite points you in the right direction, down an old mining path that leads through the picturesque valley to Porthtowan Beach (about a 15-minute walk). Porthtowan is wide, sandy and popular with surfers (you can book a lesson at Porthtowan Surf School or hire a bodyboard from Tris Surf Shop; 01209 890990). At the very lowest tides of the year you can walk along the sands to the next beach north, Chapel Porth, which is owned and run by the National Trust (car park right on the beach) and is overlooked by the famous Wheal Coates Mine. Both beaches have good cafés, where you can watch the sun go down and you can walk between them via the South West Coast Path (along with many other beaches along the coast). Those on the hunt for a more dog-friendly option should try Trevaunance Cove, while, from here, at low tide you can also get round to Trevellas Porth, the smallest and quietest beach in the area (but there is no lifeguard, so it’s not recommended for families and you must stay aware of the tide).

Away from the beaches, the campsite is just up the road from the Mineral Tramway cycle path, which runs all the way between the north and south coast and takes in the areas mining history with good signage and information. It’s an easy flat ride and is almost entirely on purpose built cycle paths making it perfect for young children and families. If you don’t want to bring your own bike, you can hire one from Aggie Cycles – a great range of bikes and they’ll deliver them right to the Eco Park. Good local walks can be found on the St Agnes Forum website, while sea kayaking is also popular – Koru Kayaking (07794 321827) run guided tours and know all the secret spots.

Food & Drink

Mount Pleasant Eco Park is home to the excellent Cabana Kitchen & Café. The food is vegan and vegetarian, with produce grown in the site’s allotments on the surrounding organic farmland or sourced locally. The café is only open Tuesday–Friday, 10am–3pm, though it does sometimes extend outside of this in peak season and the park hosts a number of special foodie events on weekends and other dates. Elsewhere, walk down to Porthtowan for a drink at shabby-chic Blue Bar (01209 890329) or a bite at the beach café (01209 899016; BYO booze permitted) – there’s another good café at the next beach up the coast too, Chapel Porth (01872 552487). If you’re enjoying keeping all things local, head a tad further north for a tour of Driftwood Spars Brewery (01872 552 591), just outside St Agnes, finished with a well deserved pint at the end.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 86 reviews

★★★★★

Great campsite, clean, tidy, quiet

We really enjoyed our stay. The campsite is clean, tidy and the facilities were really good. We had a good pitch, the only draw back was how many stones were in the ground, I bent every peg I put in! However, the ground was stone free and as comfortable as ground gets. The walk to the next was steep but short, the beech was worth it. We had a few good swims there. Definitely worth a visit, we'd go back.
★★★★★

What a find!!!!!

We got given Cool Camping vouchers and as a consequence found this gem of a site . Stunning location and we parked our Motorhome with a view a die for. All the facilities were outstanding and lovely to find a site where it uses its natural beauty in its surroundings. There is A lovely walk down to the beach and this whole Area of St Agnes is of outstanding beauty Truly fabulous stay
★★★★★

Lovely atmosphere and great location

Stayed in the Beacon hut - it was really spacious and cosy with the sheltered, private decking. There is basic kitchenware as well as tea, coffee and a cafetière. Need to bring your own BBQ tools and oil, salt, pepper, washing up liquid etc.. The site itself is so nice and we were pleasantly surprised by the bar with live music, food and drinks. My partner isn’t vegan but he thought the Thali food was amazing!! The site is in a really good location being approx 15 mins from perranporth which is one of the nicest towns around in my opinion… would definitely come again. Thank you 😊😊
Sep 19, 2021 by Mia Graham Verified Review
★★★★★

Awesome campsite with extras

What an amazing place to stay. The campsite is spotless, ablutions clean and well designed. Everything you need. The cafe is right there and the added bonus was the live music. Really highly recommended.
Sep 18, 2021 by Jacqui Miles Verified Review
★★★★★

First Time in Cornwall

What an amazing introduction to Cornwall. We glammed with our dog. Very happy with the families; beautiful views, friendly, like minded people, and we wouldn’t have missed Thali night for anything. It would be helpful to have the bell tent pitch numbers marked please-the downloadable map didn’t seem To match the pitches and it’s useful if you arrive after 5pm. We will definitely be rebooking
Sep 11, 2021 by Angela Hart Verified Review
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Location

Mount Pleasant Eco Park is located at Chapel Hill, Porthtowan, Cornwall TR4 8HL

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Getting There

With a SatNav, the site's postcode should bring you directly to the entrance. Follow the A30 straight into the South West and exit left at the Blackwater Bypass, where you see signs for the A3047. Follow this right over the bypass and continue straight on Westway until you reach a T-junction with Rose Hill just outside Porthtowan (roughly two-and-three-quarter miles). Turn left here, choose the left hand fork onto Chapel Hill and the site will be on your left shortly after.

On arrival, you will find the reception at the far end of the car park on the right, above the barn. To access the campsite, drive to the left of the building at the far end, and follow the path and signs round to the left. Hook-up pitches are clearly marked on the right side of the camping field. All tent and car pitches are on the left of the camping field, and bell tents are situated at the bottom of the field.