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Rough Guide To Camping

View from top of Campsite looking towards Godrevy

Gwithian is a small village situated in St Ives Bay, with 3 miles of golden sands. There is a church, chapel, and pub in the village which serves food and Real Ale, there are also several other licensed places to eat all within easy walking distance from the campsite. Gwithian beach is well known for its fishing, beach and water sports facilities. A bus service runs through the village to Newquay and St Ives.

Hayle Harbour

Hayle is situated amidst St Ives Bay's three miles of golden sands. 'The Sand Dunes' area which stretches from Gwithian to Hayle, is the second largest in Cornwall and is enjoyed by many walkers. Hayle has a brand new Retail Park which includes M&S, Boots, Next and Costa Coffee. The town itself has supermarkets, numerous shops, restaurants, takeaway facilities and a main line train station.

Aerial View of St Ives

St Ives is situated at the other end of St Ives Bay from Gwithian. Its cobble streets are filled with art galleries, restaurants, shops, and the Tate Gallery over looking Porthmeor beach. The town also has a modern leisure centre and a multi screen cinema. St Ives is easily accessible by car, bus or by scenic train which leaves Lelant Saltings every 30 mins.

View of Mounts Bay looking towards St Michael's Mount

Mounts Bay stretches from Marazion to Mousehole with the towns of Penzance and Newlyn in between. St Michael's Mount dates back to the 12th century a popular tourist attraction and is reached from Marazion by foot or boat. Penzance is a busy town offering varied shopping, amusements and a new leisure centre.

Local Attractions

Paradise Park & Jungle Barn

Hayle Golf Driving Range

Penwith Pitch & Putt


Lands End

Eden Project

Trengwainton Garden

Trelissick Garden

Trebah Garden

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Trevarno Garden

Glendurgan Garden


Royal Cornwall Museum

Barbara Hepworth

The National Maritime Museum

The Tate

The Minack Theatre

Hall For Cornwall




Porthminster Beach Porthmeor Beach St Ives Leisure Centre St Ives Island Godrevy Lighthouse Gwithian Beach St Michael's Mount Newlyn & Mousehole in the Distance