Seaview Tipis

UK England South West England Cornwall Padstow

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Adult-only tipi glamping atop the cliffs, within strolling distance of Cornwall's famous Bedruthen Steps

You’ll be looking at the world from another point of view after you visit this secret clifftop spot, overlooking Cornwall’s renowned Bedruthan Steps. Legend has it that a giant called Bedruthan used the beach stacks here as stepping stones to take a short cut across the bay. Whether fact or fiction, you can’t help but marvel at the scale of this majestic scenery. And, at night, the sea view turns to sky view, as the stars reveal themselves. It was the place's designation as a 'Dark Sky Discovery Site' that first inspired owner, Sarah, to turn the place into a glamping site so that others could come and enjoy the view too.

Set a few hundred yards back from the cliff edge, the 14-foot Native American Sioux-style tipis are visually stunning, with their wooden poles and taught canvases creating a tall and airy feel. Eight tipis in all, adorn the meadow, each furnished with beds, rugs, low tables and lanterns and a handy torch – although you may choose the Milky Way to guide you to the loo at night. Every tipi, has it’s very own fire pit and seating area, too, so you can catch the sunset over the Celtic Sea as you toast marshmallows or watch it rise over the eastern end of the meadow with your morning coffee. With sea views and star gazing like this on your agenda, you’ll wonder why you haven’t always lived off grid (and you'll realise why the giant Bedruthen claimed the cliffs all to himself for many years).

Facilities wise, there are composting loos, hot showers but no electricity – so bring a decent cool box for your beers and battery packs for your phones. But the upshot is additional peace and quiet and a good break from the gadgets and emails, something only accentuated by the fact that children aren't permitted on the site, so it really is a chilled out affair.

If you haven’t yet been to Cornwall, then you’ll find out why its one of the UK’s most popular destinations. Seaview Tipis seems custom made to really show the place off. The famous South West Coast Path is at practically at the end of your tipi-toes and it's a half-hour walk to the nearest beaches, including the likes of Porthcothan, Park Head and Mawgan Porth. Magwan Porth’s in particular is home to a couple of excellent surf schools, which help first timers take to the waves or can rent you boards if you've already got a bit of experience.



Tipis are furnished with beds, rugs, low tables, soft furnishings and lanterns, with a fire-pit and seating area outside. Bedding packs can be hired as optional extras and firewood can also be purchased in advance. The site has two brand new compost toilets, urinals and two showers, as well as washing up facilities and access to fresh drinking water. Your stay essentials include a torch, comfy bed, soaps, toilet roll, furnishings and fire-pit. There is no electricity at Seaview Tipis, however, the neighbouring campsite in the field next door does offer a very limited number of power sockets.

Suitable For

This an adults-only campsite (20 years+). Glampers, couples, groups, (well behaved) dogs – yes. Caravans, tents and children – no.


The tipis sit in a "Dark Sky Discovery Site" which means the lack of light pollution allows for some of the best star gazing in the whole of the UK. For those who love outdoor activities this site is at the hub of some of North Cornwall's best beaches and National Trust sites. From the site you can join the South West Coast Path and stroll to three of the local beaches – Porthcothan, Park Head or Mawgan Porth which are 20–30 minutes away by foot. The Booby's Bay Walk is a National Trust-recommended route starting in Porthcothan, which offers views across Constantine Bay and onwards to the lighthouse at Trevose Head (1 hour and 20 minutes). You wouldn’t be on holiday in Cornwall if you didn’t give surfing a go – the site has access to some amazing surf beaches and schools, including The Surf Club or Kings Surf School in Mawgan Porth. Fistral Beach in Newquay is also only a 30-minute drive away, with its world renowned surfing and extensive sandy beach. The Eden Project is a 35-minute drive away (booking in advance is recommended), where attractions include the two biomes, The Giant Bee, outdoor gardens and a good café.

Food & Drink

There's no electricity at Seaview Tipis, so we recommend you bring a long-lasting cool box for beer, wine and perishables. They provide basic utensils to use on their firepits and watch this space for more information on pre-ordering 'make your own breakfast' boxes. Off-side, a new pop up kitchen called Stacks By the Sea is just next door, a few minutes walk away, offering takeaway coffee, hot food and snacks throughout your stay. Otherwise head over to Catch Seafood Bar and Grill (01637 860372) in Mawgan Porth for epic sunsets and amazing seafood. Treadrea Inn in Porthcothan (01841 520276) or The Merrymoor Inn (01637 860258), also in Mawgan Porth. Further afield, Newquay and Padstow have endless options.



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The Owner Says

Welcome to Seaview Tipis, a collection of 8 traditional tipis nestled on a cliff top above the stunning Bedruthan Steps, North Cornwall - near the wonderful beaches of Mawgan Porth and Porthcothan. New for 2021, we have different tipis sizes perfect for couples or groups of friends, all with unrivalled views of the Atlantic ocean and direct access to the South West coast path. We have comfortable beds, fire pits and hot showers - all you need for a perfect, off grid stay.


Eight tipis (two different sizes) which can accommodate either four adults or two adults.

Mawgan Porth

Tipi Sleeps 2 6 Available
2 person 14ft tipi with double bed


Tipi Sleeps 4 3 Available
4 person 18ft tipi with double bed

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Contact Seaview Tipis, Bedruthan, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7FS

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Getting There

From Mawgan Porth, take the B3276 road towards Padstow. Keep going until you pass the National Trust turning for Carnewas. The Seaview Tipis entrance is accessed via the Bedruthan Campsite turning, in the next field on the left-hand side of the road.

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington to Newquay six times a week (the journey takes five hours) as well as from Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth. From there it's a 20-minute taxi journey. Or the number 56 bus route runs from Newquay, via Newquay Airport to St Mawgan and on to St Eval, Constantine Bay and Padstow. Newquay Airport is a 10 minute drive from the campsite.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews



We stayed here for 3 nights- it was absolutely amazing. Never stayed in a Tipi before and it definitely went above and beyond our expectations. The views in the morning were incredible; all the facilities were just perfect. Sarah was more than helpful to accommodate us and our needs. I will definitely be coming back next year.

Perfect Family Get Away.

Seaview tipis was a wonderful get away and experience. The views every morning and evening made the whole trip perfect for us. Sarah was an absolutely amazing host, so friendly and welcoming, we had everything we needed. Hot showers 24/7 and clean toilets! Battery packs for phone charging and tea and coffee if you wanted. Easy access to beautiful bays, Sarah told us all the best spots! The tipis were fantastic in any weather, we had some wind and rain however the tipis made it very comfortable. It was the perfect location for our dog to run around as he pleased and socialised with Sarah’s dogs. Would definitely recommend to anybody who is looking for a glamping experience with perfect views and gorgeous sunsets.

Glamping in a relaxing beautiful location

Fabulous tipi with wooden furniture overlooking the Southwest Coastline. You can see the waves from your bedroom door! Hot showers available 24/7 and very clean compost toilets and washing up facilities. Each tipi has its own outdoor space with a wooden table and benches and an easy to use firepit. It is camping in comfort. Mawgan Porth is easily walkable along the coastal path and there are several food and pub options. The nearby Trevibban Mill Vineyard is excellent, taxi's available if booked in advance. A great base for a trip away to Cornwall in a beautiful relaxing setting.

Beautiful glamping experience

This was my first time glamping, and it was simply wonderful. Sarah was a fantastic host - welcoming, friendly and super helpful. Everything was so well thought out and also thoughtful, with lots of little 'touches' to make it feel luxurious (even the compostable toilets felt fancy!). The location is amazing - right on the cliff edge overlooking the sea to watch the sunset and hear the waves. A 2 minute walk to the Coastal Path, and a 45-walking/5 min drive distance to several beaches. There's lots of amenities on site available - washing up facilities all provided, shampoo/conditioner/body wash in the showers (2 hot and 1 x cold outdoor shower), tea/coffee at Sarah's shepherds hut in the morning, plus torches and lanterns in the tipis. The tipis are magical - big, comfy bed, with table and chairs inside, plus a private picnic table and firepit just outside. With only 8 tipis on the site, it felt very 'exclusive', though super friendly. My dog and I had a fantastic time and will most definitely return again!
Jul 26, 2021 by Liz Walmsley Verified Review

Incredible location and beautiful tipis

We had a wonderful time here, coming away to celebrate our anniversary and recent engagement - it was the most beautiful place to celebrate, with a huge star-filled sky, stunning sunsets and the Cornish coastline stretching out for miles. Sarah went above and beyond to make our stay special and made us feel really welcome. We recommend for anyone to stay here (approaching the tipis standing tall on the cliff is worth it in itself!) and we’ll certainly be revisiting. The facilities were spotless and the outdoor shower was very welcome during the heatwave. All in all, the most magical place to celebrate and somewhere which will hold a very fond place in our hearts. Thank you Sarah! Amy & Ben

Stunning location, the perfect getaway

We had an incredible stay at seaview and only wished we'd booked for longer! Every detail was thought of and the site was lovely. Look forward to booking again

Stunning location & 5* facilities

I couldn't recommend this place more if you're after total escapism and stunning coastline without having to completely 'rough it'. The Tipis are decked out with lovely little homely touches and the toilet/washing facilities were excellent. The site is walking distance to various beaches, including a wonderful secluded option for people who are OK with clambering down some [small] rocks in the name of avoiding the crowds. The views are stunning throughout the day and night - waking up to sea views was incredible - plus Sarah is a lovely host. Book now before more people find out about this place!
Jul 20, 2021 by Emilie V Verified Review

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