Cornwall, a country famous for hundreds of sandy beaches surrounded by incredibly beautiful nature, is a great place for holiday camping. When in St. Ives, you can be sure to find lots of great camping sites that will meet your expectations and requirements. There are more than 20 wonderful camping sites in the town and the surrounding area. So it does not really matter if you are looking for bay camping or farm camping – in St. Ives, you will be able to find a campsite for your needs. So if you are planning your camping near St. Ives, we provide you with the information about the best camping sites situated in the area. The list below is based on the TripAdvisor rating of campsites in St. Ives and the surrounding area.
1. Trevalgan Touring Park
Trevalgan, situated just two kilometers from the St. Ives’ town center, is considered to be one of the best campsites in the area. An award-winning, luxury, five-star, family camping and touring park owned by Neil and Annette Osborne is surrounded by open farmland. The park provides its guests with incredibly beautiful views of the hills covered with gorse and heather and the dramatic north Cornish coastline, as well as quick access to the center of the St. Ives town and rugged and beautiful South West Coast Path. From the nearby clifftops, you can watch a variety of birds, seals, and even dolphins!
The park is ideal for families and couples who are in Cornwall to explore its delights, including award-winning beaches and world-famous attractions such as Land’s End, The Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives and St Michael’s Mount. If you are staying in Trevalgan, you can be absolutely sure that your stay will be a memorable one.
2. Polmanter Touring Park
Polmanter Touring Park offers spectacular views of the Cornish coastline and quick access to the beautiful town of St. Ives. There are lots of leisure facilities to keep you occupied throughout the day, including outdoor heated swimming pool, spacious terraces, two hard tennis court, shop and shallow childrens’ play area. In other words, every detail in the park reflects its five-star grading.
The location of the Polmanter makes it an ideal base from which you can explore the West Cornwall peninsula. If you are staying in Polmanter Touring Park, you can be sure that your camping will be as good as you planned it. This park is just ideal for families with children. Also, it welcomes well-behaved dogs. So there is no problem if you want to bring your furry best friend with you. Just note that most of the beaches in the St. Ives are off limits to dogs from Easter Day to 1st October.
3. Ayr Holiday Park
Ayr Holiday Park is the only camping site situated right in the charming town of St. Ives. Its great location provides park’s guests with lots of benefits, including quick access to the town’s shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as all the attractions of this beautiful Cornish resort. Also, the park offers such important things as a playground for children, games room, clean and well-maintained showers and toilets, hot and cold water, and the ability to enjoy central heating in winter.
The park with excellent views of the sea has pitches for tents, motor-caravans and touring caravans. Despite the fact there is no shop in the park, there are some local shops within a walking distance of a few minutes. What is more, the park provides its guests with the access to the coastal footpath through its own fields which can be used for ball games, kite flying or just relaxing.