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Visitor Reviews - Chy Carne Camping & Touring Park ( Chycarne)

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Chy Carne Camping & Touring Park ( Chycarne)
Ruan Minor
The Lizard
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR12 7LX   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01326 290200

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Pitches: 90
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 82 Reviews
              9/10 from 82 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Manm 3 reviews from this member

Large site with views over the sea. Some areas quite muddy after rain. Bar tent has music, which could bother you if you are nearby. Good Toilets, Showers (coin operated) and washing facilities (extra cost). Wi-Fi available at an extra cost. Electric hook up also available at extra cost. Main shops about a couple of miles away. Plenty of sightseeing and walks around. Child friendly, especially with their static caravans.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy-nicki2014 1 review from this member

We loved it here the facilities were excellent plenty of toilet and shower blocks and wash facilities. We had a hook up pitch that was great. There were play areas for kids

We picked our pitch when booking on line that was a bonus although we were on a slight hill

The beer tent was great but not rowdy at all

We didn't eat from the bar hut or pizza place on site but people were recommending them

We hired a fire pit and got logs and kindling from the shop on site

The shop is well stocked and quite reasonable for a convenience store in Cornwall

The views were amazing

Wifi was reasonably priced

Can't wait to visit again

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: FlisKirk 1 review from this member

We had an absolutely brilliant stay at Che Carne!

We arrived and headed straight to reception, where we were quickly 'checked in' and given directions to our pitch. Yes, it was on a bit of a slope but nothing that careful pitching can't work around and not a problem for us. Electric hook-up was right next to our pitch.

Toilets and showers were super clean every time we visited and we never had to queue, which was brilliant for August! The temperature of the shower was consistently warm.

The shop was great and had everything we needed, including camping gear, gas and basic food & drink. The snack shack hot dogs were great and service was fast and efficient. We drank in The Marquee Arms, the on site pub, on a number of occasions and found staff friendly and drink prices competitive.

On the Thursday night we went along to the pub quiz and had a really good evening; a great atmosphere. There were no problems during our weeks stay and we always found the staff approachable and helpful.

Our dog was welcomed on site and the whole place had a lovely, relaxed atmosphere, which considering we were there in August, is pretty amazing. Lovely area with lots to do and see.

Wouldn't hesitate in visiting Che Carne again and would definitely recommend it to friends.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pamplona 1 review from this member

Our family stayed at Chy Carne in the first two weeks in August and it has to be said, the site was fantastic! Not only does the site have great views, but is very well maintained, with spotlessly clean toilets and showers, (yes, even in August!)and the owners and staff are very friendly and cannot do enough for their guests. We were in a touring caravan, our son and his family were in a Static van and our daughter and her family were in a tent, so a good all round site for every outfit, we were all very happy with our pitches. The marquee bar is a great idea and promotes a friendly atmosphere. The snack shack was well used for fabulous fish and chips and the pizzas were delicious! Clearly the best site we have been to for a long time for cleanliness and friendliness. We will definitely return next year. The Lizard area is a beautiful place with something for everyone.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: TheGlovers 1 review from this member

Pros: Good level of amenities, Nice Site, Friendly Staff, Good Food, Close to beach, Clean facilities, Wifi Option, Pit Fire Hire, large Pitches

Cons: Majority of pitches are on a slope, not enough toilets/showers for peak season, Bin/skip placement, Washing up hot water not hot enough, Showers could be very hot, adjoining campsites had ability to wonder on at any point

All in all we were reasonably happy with this site but in our opinion there are area's where it needs to be improved. At the point of reservation it was confirmed where our pitch would be but upon arrival this wasn't the case, it would also appear we weren't the only ones who this happened to as several parties who wanted to be side by side who were told that it was fine when booking but when it came to it couldn't be.

While there were a good level of amenities it would be better if there was more, we were in the field with the new showers/toilets and to only have 2 toilets and 3 showers(males) 3 toilts and 3 showers (females) when there was at least 30 tents if not more is just not enough. Our general feeling was they were trying to get as many people on the site as they could and I think this was confirmed when several of the electrics points having extensions for another 3 or 4 hook ups instead of the norm.

The majority of the pitches were on a slope and a reasonably steep one so not the best when trying to cook.

The facilities were clean but again could have done with being cleaned and checked more often, this may coincide again with the amount of people staying there.

Big Daddy's pizza served good quality food that was well priced as well as the Shacka Carne. Not sure on the bar as never used it.

The staff were all polite and very helpful but potentially rather thin, as you have to be shown to your pitch we had to wait a good 10-15 mins before he was free to do that.

The pit fires that you can hire are a great idea but I do think they are over priced, certainly when buying the wood etc from the shop.

Wifi works, not the best and rather expensive but in fairness no more than other places, but does need to be improved with the level of communication that people require now a days.

Bins outside the showers and toilets weren't in the nicest place to be fair.

Also on the last day we were questioned by a family over pricing which seemed odd until they told they were from the campsite over the way and had used one of the dog walks to enter the site and use the facilities, I suppose this just begs the question around security for me.

The site is a dog friendly site which is great but at times I did feel there were to many of them, may be if they limited the number that would be better. Oh and make sure you take several 50p's for the showers as we did have issues getting them to accept the coin.

For the kids - Swings, play area so no complaints there.

Good location with good beach near(walking distance) and close to places of interest.

Would we go back - No, not in current format, would need to see improvements in the site first.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: BaileyBilly 1 review from this member


Really friendly and helpful staff, large pitches, sea views (from some pitches), good location for coastal walking. Marquee-bar with seating and entertainment, on-site choice of food, chimnea hire, Flambards less than 10 miles away


Most pitches are on slopes, not enough toilets/showers

(new ones on way? new sheds on site but not open. In high season), 'Pay for' showers that don't take 10p coins, Expect to pay top dollar for food and drink. And anything from shop. Local beach small and rocky with broken glass/rubbish on it, 'dog beach' not ideal either.

Summary:- Not fantastic value. High price then charges on top for everything. Showers, sketchy expensive Wi-Fi,

NOTE - little or no mobile signal in this area.

Being from Cornwall and a fairly seasoned camper I feel that there is better camping available in Cornwall for less money, in better locations. To clarify we look for a nice base where we can explore on foot then chillax with a beer or bottle of wine or a quieter drink in the bar. We wouldn't need more than fresh milk from a shop. But that's us and our opinion only. If you want a base to explore this end of Cornwall by car then let somebody do all the cooking in the evening then this is site will be ok for you.

How they could improve the site? Maybe they should stop trying to do everything and get the basics right first. Don't change the staff though!

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