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Trevalgan Touring Park

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Ives

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Spectacular views anda wonderfully peaceful atmosphere, located just two miles from the sandybeaches of St Ives

Whether you’re a bird, human or semi-aquatic marine mammal, everyone returns to Trevalgan. This family-friendly site is a favourite summer spot for dolphins, seals and peace-loving campers who fall in love with the dramatic north Cornish coastline. Trevalgan Touring Park has a particularly welcoming feel, largely thanks to owners Neil and Annette, who give the site a deserved dose of TLC (and investment): modernising the facilities, adding homely touches and generally being on hand to cheerfully dispense local knowledge.

Trevalgan’s 135 pitches are only a kick of a beach ball from the Cornish coast, albeit a rather big kick! Campers have three options: non-serviced pitches are ideal for basic camping, serviced spots include a 16-amp electric hook-up point, whilst fully serviced pitches come with electricity, a fresh water tap and a water drainage point. The majority of pitches are level with defined access routes for vehicles. Yes, there may be a lot of caravans, but Trevalgan has plenty of space for kids to run free, whilst adults can easily find a quiet corner to kick back and enjoy the nearby coastal scenery.

And what scenery it is. Visitors can choose from safe bathing at Porthminster (which inspired Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘To the Lighthouse’), the award-winning Carbis Bay, or Porthmeor, where surfers flock year after year for the world-class waves. The soft golden sand of this harbour beach is also popular with families, and is a wonderful spot for puddle jumping and splashing at low tide. The former fishing village of St Ives (2 miles) is nowadays a chic holiday destination. The quaint cobbled streets are home to a variety of interesting galleries, cafes and restaurants, all surrounded by glorious beaches and crystal clear waters.

Boasting a rugged coastal footpath, secluded coves and numerous world famous attractions (Land’s End, The Minack Theatre and St Michael’s Mount spring to mind), Trevalgan is ideally situated for families to explore the many delights of the Penwith peninsula. Youngsters may well find this is the place they look back on in years to come and realise that’s where they fell in love with camping.

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Facilities

Free underfloor heated showers, family shower rooms, baby baths, disabled shower facilities, indoor dishwashing sinks, a fully-equipped laundry room, disposal point for chemical toilets, gas exchange and freezers for customer’s own ice packs. There is a separate area for ball games complete with goal posts for a friendly game of football and younger guests will love the amazing new pirate play ship complete with monkey bars, slide and fireman's pole. The games room is equipped with table tennis, air hockey, table football and a pool table. The reception has a selection of tourist information and Trevalgan’s friendly staff are always happy to help and advise.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, motorhomes, families, couples and dogs (maximum of two) – yes. Groups – no.

Nearby

Wildlife lovers young and old will enjoy a visit to Paradise Park (01736 751020) to watch flying bird displays and get involved with feeding the penguins, while you can get a real taste of Cornish heritage at the nearby Geevor Tin Mine (01736 788662). Many artists are drawn to nearby St Ives by its unique light and visitors to the town can enjoy numerous galleries including the world-famous Tate St Ives (01736 796226). Golfers can try out their swing on the stunning links course at The West Cornwall Golf Club (01736 753401), whilst keen fishermen and anglers are well catered for too. There’s mackerel fishing with St Ives Boats (07773008000), coarse fishing at nearby Amalwhidden Farm (01736 796961), or why not try your luck crabbing off Smeaton’s Pier. Kayaking is a great way to explore the bay and the Ocean Sports Centre (07533695031) on Carbis Bay caters for first time paddlers as well as more experienced watersports enthusiasts. For those who prefer to sit back with someone else at the helm, then a one hour trip to Seal Island on board The Dolly P is not to be missed.

Food & Drink

The on-site shop stocks a selection of local produce, freshly baked bread/pastries and groceries to cater for every campers basic needs. Additionally St Ives has a well stocked Co-op, where the Trevalgan bus picks up and drops off, plus you’ll find a larger Tesco in nearby Carbis Bay and an M&S Simply Food a short drive away at Hayle. Fresh fish and locally sourced produce feature on most local menus, and a traditional pasty or fish and chips on the harbour followed by a Cornish cream tea or ice cream is a must. Here is a small selection of Trevalgan’s favourite foodie places: The Tea Room St Ives (01736 794325) offers a fine selection of loose-leaf teas plus sandwiches, cakes and scones all made daily on the premises; it's simply the best Cream Tea in town! Situated on the harbour, The Lifeboat Inn (01736 794123) is a family-friendly pub that serves food all day and has a fine range of cask-ales and live music most evenings. Finally, for some multi award-winning seafood head to the Porthminster Café (01736 795352). This relaxed and friendly restaurant has unbeatable views across St Ives Bay.

Opening Times

April – October.

Family Friendly

Arrgh! There be pirates at this campsite. Ohh Arr, and there be farmers too. And, when you leave the imaginative playground, there be a fair number of beaches on the doorstep as well.

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Location

Contact Trevalgan Touring Park, Trevalgan Touring Park, Trevalgan, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3BJ

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Getting There

Exit the A30 towards St Ives and take the first exit at the second mini roundabout following directions for ‘St Ives (day visitors)’. At the T-junction turn right onto the B3311 and drive through Halsetown. Turn left at the next T-junction on to the B3306 towards St Just/Morvah/Zennor. After 1/2 mile turn right at the brown tourist sign. Follow this single track lane (there are a number of passing bays!) for 1/2 mile to a small triangle in the road, keep right and Trevalgan Touring Park is located a short distance on the right.

St Ives railway station is less than 2 miles away, with all trains operated by First Great Western. Most operate to and from St Erth where connections can be had to trains on the Cornish Main Line. A regular bus service runs from the site to St Ives and back from Whitsun until mid-September and takes dogs, pushchairs and surfboards. In high season the bus service runs hourly throughout the day and evening.

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Wonderful place!! The best place we ever where!

We staied there in Juin 2017 for 4 days! It was amazing! The staff was so friendly and helpful and the sanitary was perfect and clean! As it is so far from switzerland, we will come back again! A big thank you to the whole staff! Marianne and Rolf
Oct 13, 2017 by Marianne Fröhlich

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