A step-by-step guide to camping in Cornwall near the beach

Every year, Cornwall sees millions of visitors enjoy a fun, relaxing, and culturally enriching experience. One way to experience this for yourself is by camping in Cornwall with all the benefits of being near the beach! We’re sure you’re eager to learn more about the wonderful holiday camps in Cornwall which you could experience on your next UK beach staycation.

A couple enjoying the views once picthed up camping at East Fleet Farm, Weymouth.

Accommodation options for camping

Camping pods

A camping pod is the ideal option for those wanting a luxurious stay, without sacrificing the excitement of camping and the feeling of being one with nature.

Unlike traditional tents, your camping pod will already be set up at the Cornish camping site, ready and waiting for you to arrive. Each camping pod comes equipped with a double bed and bunk bed, giving you the perfect place to kick back and relax. Not to mention, there’s also a fridge and TV, so after those long walks on the beach you can come home and refuel.

Standard & electric pitches

Our standard and electric grass pitches offer a more classic style of camping. With the picturesque Cornwall coast as your background, you can pitch your tent in the perfect spot at one of our holiday parks and be close to the beach.

With a simple yet spacious design, our pitches are sure to give you the ideal camping in Cornwall experience. Any facilities you need, such as toilets, showers, and laundrettes, are only a short walk away. Our electric grass pitches also offer an electric hookup so you can still have the standard camping experience, just with a little extra spark.

Our top beachside camping & touring holiday park in Cornwall

If choosing the right accommodation is step one, the next thing to consider when camping in Cornwall is where you’ll pitch, especially if you want to be near the beach.

So where are the best camping spots in Cornwall?

That’s easy! Among the many holiday parks we offer across the UK, one of the best holiday camps in Cornwall is St Ives Bay. Take a stroll along the three-mile beach that’s a mere stone's throw from our camping site, or indulge in a variety of boat trips, beach cafes, and art galleries.

You could even venture into the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to make some new, finned friends, or visit St Michaels Mount for some historical wonder. On top of that, for you thrill seekers out there, why not visit Flambards Theme Park for an adrenaline-pumping day out? For the most fun-filled experience when camping in Cornwall, few places match up to the excitement of St Ives Bay, where you can enjoy camping in Cornwall with plenty of awesome facilities.

Find out more about all of our touring & camping options!

A dog sat on the beach on a sunny day.

Dog-friendly camping by Cornish beaches

When camping in Cornwall (and near the beach) at our amazing dog-friendly campsites, your four-legged friend doesn’t have to be left behind! For a small charge, you can bring your beloved pooch (or two) along and enjoy camping in Cornwall with dogs. Imagine walking along the Cornish coast watching your dog’s tail wag as they sprint across the sand!

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A view of the camping and touring pitches at St Ives Bay. There is views of the sea in the background.

Camping trips in Cornwall

For more information on how you could be camping in Cornwall near the beach for your next trip, speak to our friendly team today. Or, if you’re ready to dive right in, book your Cornwall camping trip now! What will it be? A camping pod or grass pitch? The choice is yours!

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Camping in Cornwall FAQs

Is wild camping allowed in Cornwall?

Wild camping is allowed in Cornwall but with very strict legislation, including the majority of places having a ‘no overnight camping’ rule. With things like clifftops and the potential for harming habitats, it can be much easier and safer to visit a holiday park with regulated camping.

Where can you legally wild camp in the UK?

The UK has strict rules surrounding wild camping, so there may be some spots you can do this but only by following the rules. However, with holiday parks, you can experience the joys of camping in a safe and legal environment. We also having camping in Dorset and the Isle of Wight as well!

How much does it cost to camp in Cornwall?

Camping in Cornwall is often cheaper than buying a holiday home or staying in a hotel. Check your chosen holiday park for a more accurate estimate of pricing.

How much does it cost to stay on a caravan site?

Costs for staying on a caravan site can vary depending on where you stay. With an Away Resorts holiday park, you can get the best value for your money with luxurious and unforgettable caravan homes, so speak to us today for more pricing information.

Is Cornwall good for camping?

Cornwall is one of the best places in the UK for camping. With such naturally beautiful landscapes, its own subtropical climate and a wide range of incredible beaches to visit, we highly recommend visiting a holiday camping park for your next trip.

Where are the best places for camping in Cornwall?

There are plenty of places for Camping in Cornwall where you can have the best experience. For example, you could try a camping site at St Ives Bay where you can experience exclusive camping pods for your stay away.

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