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East Crinnis Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A rural retreat in the heart of Cornwall, where time stands magnificently still

Ask ten different campers to explain their favourite thing about East Crinnis Farm and you’ll probably receive ten different answers. Some like its peaceful rural setting, others might opt for the sparkly-clean facilities, while a few may even choose the tasty Cornish pasties, served along with a night of storytelling round the campfire. Whichever aspect of this family-friendly campsite takes your fancy, you will undoubtedly enjoy this rustic retreat in the heart of Cornwall, where time seems to stand magnificently still.

The range of camping experiences on offer is pretty impressive. Traditionalists can pitch on one of the large, flat, grassy spaces, which are secluded by hedges. For those in search of creature comforts, log cabins and geodesic glamping domes are also available. The domes are situated in an exclusive area of the site (catching the best of the afternoon sun) and come equipped with log burners. What’s more, a six-metre transparent allows for unimpeded star-gazing come nightfall.

Although this is essentially a rural location, East Crinnis is only a short jaunt away from the beaches, ice cream kiosks and breathtaking scenery of the southern Cornish coast. It takes 45 minutes to wander the coastal path to Charleston harbour (of the BBC’s Poldark fame), following the high cliff edges above nearby Crinnis beach, while cyclists will enjoy the moors and mineral trails inland. But it’s not all about the Great Outdoors. The nearby traditional fishing ports of Mevagissey and Fowey both offer a pleasing variety of food and drink, activities and shopping, plus their very own summer festival season.

After a busy day discovering the ancient kingdom of Cornwall, switching off the car engine and wind down at East Crinnis is a joy. Despite the farm’s wide range of facilities, the general ambience of this place is far away from the ‘holiday park’ vibe you might expect: as the night draws in, parents sweep up their offspring and head for a sing-song and snacks round the campfire. Glampers, meanwhile, head back to their geodesic cocoons to watch the skies in comfort. Whichever route you pick, this is camping as it should be, with a lovely atmosphere in a truly special location.



Shower block facility offering unlimited hot water, private areas, separate changing rooms, family bathroom, baby changing facility, hair dryers and individual showers. Disabled bathroom designed for ease of access with modern facilities and personal key access. Kitchen with freezers for ice packs, kettle, microwave, washing-up facilities and lots of fresh water points. Office/reception with small shop selling fun products for kids and some groceries. Laundry room with sink worktop, free ironing facilities, kettle, coin-operated washing machine/tumble drier and Wi-Fi. Weekly story telling around a camp fire during summer school holidays and free pasty super, giant chess, children's play area with slide, climbing frames, swings, see-saw, balance beams and nets. Waste recycling centre, chemical disposal and nature reserve with pond.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, glampers, families and dogs (must be kept on a lead at all times) – yes.


A 15 minute walk takes you to the South West Coastal footpath, towering above the high cliffs of Crinnis beach. By car the wonderful Eden Project (01726 811911) is close by, whilst within 30 minutes you can reach the Atlantic surf of the north coast of Cornwall, the Duchy capital of Truro, The Lost Garden’s of Heligan (01726 845100) and the Roseland Penisula.King Arthur’s Castle (01840 770328) at Tintagel, Lands End, St Ives and The Minack Theatre (01736 810181) are also easily reached for a great day out.

Food & Drink

In Cubert, The Smugglers Den Inn (01637 830209) is a charming thatched-roofed pub with a friendly atmosphere, traditional food and local ales. More good eateries include: Sam’s (01726 832273) a cool 60’s style joint serving fish and famous burgers, The Old Quay House (01726 833302) with its award-winning restaurant and The Lifebuoy Café (07715075869), its welcoming staff and quirky surroundings ensuring a memorable experience. For that special occasion Austell's (01726 813888) offer 5 courses of sumptuous food matched with 5 finely chosen champagnes from the Deutz champagne house.


March - October

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Contact East Crinnis Farm, East Crinnis Holiday Park, East Crinnis, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SD

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Getting There

The site is situated about half a mile from the A390 taking the Fowey turning by the Britannia Inn roundabout. Follow the A3082 finding us on the left hand side. You’re best driving to Cornwall on the A30 then take the A391 to St Austell then left at traffic lights on the A390 turning right at the next roundabout on the A3082. Sat Nav - PL24 2SD.

Par railway station is only 1.2 miles away with trains arriving from London Paddington, Exeter and Plymouth, before continuing to St Austell, Truro and Penzance.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews


Strange experience but might be the fault of CoolCamping

A very strange, eerie campsite with road and train line noise. We booked 3 days but left after 1. On arrival, they couldn’t find our booking. I appreciate IT glitches occur but how he then dealt with the situation was very strange. The nicer part of the site closer to the entrance with very clean toilet/shower facilities had empty grass pitches but we were not invited to use one. Instead we were taken to the ‘meadow’ at the rear where there was an array of caravans that were uninhabited surround with plastic plant pots and makeshift OSB board decking. We were offered a site looking directly into the eyesore. We were told that the campsite was nearly closed and they weren’t taking anymore bookings so I thought it very odd when I asked for a nicer pitch further up the hill they couldn’t accommodate this as ‘someone might turn up that has booked that pitch.’ Then, 10mins after arrival a big motor home pulled up inches away from us when there were 15 other empty pitches that would have offered us both more privacy. In short a very strange experience.
Oct 3, 2020 by Kit

Beautiful spot with easy access to great sights in Cornwall

My husband, dog and I have just come back from a week at East Crinnis and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The campsite was beautiful, very safe, easy walks to local highlights such as Charlestown and Eden Project. The only element which can't be changed was that you could hear the road noise, easy to drown out with music playing but not quite as silent as we would have normally gone for - the flipside of having great access.
Sep 27, 2020 by Laura Capell-Abra

Tranquil spot ideal for exploring Cornwall

Just got back from a two week stay at East Crinnis. The staff were fantastic, always ready to help and offer great advice on local beauty spots. Facilities were great and the 'quiet night' policy was perfect for us as a family. Great campsite!

A lovely spot!

We had a brilliant time at East Crinnis Farm. We loved being close to the South West coastal path and to some gorgeous beaches, the Eden Project and Charlestown. It was a great site for our 8 year old with the storytelling and music nights and shop, and we felt she was safe cycling around exploring the site. It's a lovely balance of convenience and nature... so we loved the abundant wildlife around the campsite and beautiful pond (including the bats and occasional owl) but also loved the pizzas and clean, hot showers :) The staff are welcoming and friendly and keep the site really clean, and the plots are spacious and private.
Aug 18, 2020 by Katy Verified Review

Super friendly site

We booked a non-electric tent pitch for a week and had a lovely time. We left a couple of days early, but that was because our plans had changed in the months since we had made the booking. Our couple of minor niggles were the result of Covid-19 restrictions and entirely understandable.

My first experience of an RV holiday and East Crinnis has set a high standard

Secluded and private. Spotlessly clean. Friendly and welcoming. Helpful staff who live on site and care about keeping the campsite in perfect condition. Well located for lots of local beaches, pubs and other attractions. Bring a pushbike to get around but be aware that there are some challenging hills to climb.

Clean and comfy and convenient

Really easy going and friendly. "10 second Dave" is there literally 10 seconds after you call to say "hi! we're here! wherez it to?" Loos/ bathrooms are super clean and have hot water power shower lovliness.
Jun 30, 2019 by Rosie Dixon Verified Review

Lovely site

We stayed for one night and had a great time. The site is very well maintained and the shower blocks were very clean. Good facilities for laundry and dish washing. The pitches were large and level. It is well located just outside St Austell and a five minute drive to the beach. No complaints whatsoever with this site but be aware, it’s very dark at night as the are no lights so a torch is definitely required.
Apr 1, 2019 by Finlaysfolks

Idyllic and convenient!

We just finished a relaxing week of camping in the Summer Meadow with our little one. We aren’t seasoned campers so we were a bit nervous, but needn’t have worried. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities are spotless, the showers are warm, and there are microwaves, kettles, hairdryers etc. The shop stocks prosecco, G&T, local bacon and sausages and they make a good cappuccino as well. The pitches on the Summer Meadow are spacious, pretty and peaceful. We enjoyed the fireside storytellers on a Tuesday night. To top it all off, it is only a 20minute cycle ride to the Eden Project (there’s a “green” discount if you leave the car) and Charlestown. The Fowey Regatta was good fun, and St Ives a reasonable car drive away. There are plenty of shops a short drive from the campsite, but you would never know it sitting by the fire next to the tent. We will be back!
Aug 25, 2018 by Barbara

Great little site in good location for exploring

Just back from a week at East Crinnis Farm, and all the family enjoyed the stay. Bathrooms were really clean and convienently located in the centre of the site, the pitch (no. 30) was the perfect size for bell tent and had a great outlook across the cornfields, and the kids loved the outdoor chessboard, small play park and grumpy's pond where they had a go at fishing. The location is great for exploring Par, Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissy by car, and Newquay is only 45min drive away and even though the main road to Par is close by the traffic noise was minimal as it isn't too busy a road. The other campers and caravaners were all pretty chilled out and the owners friendly and accomodating and the shop (open in morning and afternoon in peak season) had a good mix of hot food and essentials, and the supermarkets in St Austell are only 5 mins away in car for anything more substantial. We will hopefully visit again as it ticked all the boxes for a family of 5 with 3 kids under 10. If your looking for more of a camping / glamping feel I'd opt for staying over on the Summer Meadow part of the site near to the field, yurts and pods.... but if you don't mind the odd caravan the pitches next to cornfield were great for a bit of peace and quiet.
Jul 29, 2018 by Pete F

Cute and convenient

Pretty campsite with really good facilities. Including access to washing machine, microwave and kettle. Very clean loos and showers with a fixed hairdryer in the women's - one in the men's would be appreciated for men with longer hair :) We were in the meadow with plenty of space for each tent/ group. South-facing and protected from wind. Nicely squishy and flat pitches. Loads of birds - Don't disturb the nest of wrens which is in the rafters near the communal outdoor sink :) - can spot the babies beaks cuuute! Convenient for exploring the area by car and using as a base just for sleeping but not much in the area. 20 min walk to Carlyon Bay and £10 taxi up to Eden (maybe 25-30 back but downhill). Having a map for both of these included with the welcome info would be great - just a suggestion! Lovely welcome and the onsite shop/ food place is very reasonable though would be fab if they opened in early mid-eve rather than just the morning so you could get beer/ milk/ bbq/ a cuppa/ a bacon sarnie on arrival after a long journey. Personally I prefer more remote sites (quite a lot of background traffic noise here) but will definitely use again as it's the loveliest site I've found near to so many things.
Jun 18, 2018 by Rosie Dixon Verified Review

Great place!

We have just spend 4 nights at East Crinnis and have nothing to complain about, it's a very clean campsite with everything on site. The little shop provide everything from toothbrush to wine, and all the essentials if needed. Clean toilet and lots of hot water for the showers. Everyone makes you feel welcome straight away. It's the perfect stop for people who wish to visit the Eden project only 7/10 min drive away, around 20 min of Charlestown, Fowey, Megavisey all full of charms 😀 Highly recommend we would come again, no problem.

Jun 3, 2016 by Myriam

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