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Visitor Reviews - Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park

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Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park
Bodinnick By Fowey
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1LZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 870088

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Pitches: 63
Open: April - October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 70 Reviews
              9/10 from 70 Reviews

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Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Alex0076 3 reviews from this member

A nice small site, but with all the facilities you need. Good sized pitch, EHU, ablutions were always clean and the showers hot, a well stocked small site shop that was reasonably priced. Great location for walking around the Fowey estuary. The Hall walk via Polruan and the 2 ferries is a must. Some great eating to be had in the local pubs, especially The Lugger in Fowey. Be warned the walk back up the hill from the village is a killer!

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Petetheteach 1 review from this member

Warm welcome from owner and site managers, spacious pitches and modern, clean, warm toilet block and facilities. The site is situated near to the 'Hall Walk' - one of the best walks in this part of Cornwall. All pitches have an electric hookup, and not too far from a tap.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 149 reviews from this member

Stayed here during the last week of their season. We hadn't booked although I had called ahead to make sure they had pitches.

We arrived in the afternoon, booked in and had a choice of pitches. We were with our friends so managed to bag a couple of secluded, hedged off pitches together, all for £20 per night all in. We both went for their fully serviced pitch which included EHU, water and waste drain. All pitches here are grass and ours was sloping so chocks were required. We were in the first field with the views over the Cornish countryside but there is also a sheltered field.

The central facilities block houses ladies and gents toilets/showers which were always very warm and clean. There is also an extensive shop on site (used by the locals as their store) and is open at various times of each day. Also in this area is an under cover washing up area, information room and bins (recycling included).

A short walk from the site is the Penmarlam boat yard which also has a small café with a very entertaining owner.

The 'local' pub is in the small village of Bodinnick (Old Ferry Inn). It's about a 15/20 minute stroll away but on the way back it's all uphill and it's pitch black at night so take a torch! Food was OK in there, although expensive. Staff could be a bit more cheerful!

From Bodinnick you can take the path onto the Hall Walk which takes you 4 miles around the estuary to Polruan. Lovely pub there (The Lugger). From Polruan you can catch the river taxi (£2 per adult single) across to Fowey, a lovely place to stroll around. We had fish & chips in the Globe Restaurant and it was delicious and not over priced. We also sat outside the Galleon Inn and had a drink overlooking the water. From Fowey take the car ferry (as foot passengers) back to Bodinnick. This costs £1. 80 per adult single. It's a cracking walk and well worth the hilly bits just for the stunning views of both Polruan and Fowey. Don't forget the very steep walk back up to the campsite from the last ferry though!

The warden (Malcolm) was superb on site, always had a smile and time for a chat.

This is a lovely little site out of season. It could do with the addition of some hardstanding pitches for those of us who prefer them but other than that it's top notch and the four of us will definitely be back.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kaz + Dave 12 reviews from this member

We found this to be a really lovely campsite. Previous reviews had helped us to pick this site & we weren't let down at all. Good facilities & shop well stocked. Shower & toilet block very clean and did not have to cue, even though it was peak time. Owners & staff were very friendly towards ourselves & our two dogs. Pitch sizes were good - ours had a small edge either side for a bit of privacy. Lovely location & walks on the doorstep. There seemed to be an equal mix of tents, TT's, caravans etc. Would like to return next year.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Slinkymn 10 reviews from this member

Small pitches, tired looking facilities, no dog walk area, no kids play area. Close to water but limited water access. Boat yard/slip way does not belong to the site and costs £10 per day to use. Bodinnick is close and worth a visit and there is a nice walk via Polruan, and Fowey via the two ferries.

We have visited dozens of sites across Devon and Cornwall with little or no complaints but at £35 a night it is very over priced for what it is. This site would be better priced around £20.

This is the first site ever that we definitely will not be returning to.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Butterflies 52 reviews from this member

Our friends have been recommending this site to us for years and we finally made it down to Cornwall to spend a weekend here. This is a lovely site and one we would definitely return to. The toilets and showers are spotless and overall the site is very well kept and clean. There is also elsan disposal and a laundry. The site shop is more like a village shop and has pretty much everything you would need, including real ales, and ciders & wine, plus fresh veg etc. At the end of the lane (down a very steep hill) there is a boat yard on the creek, with a small café which also does meals. From here you can also walk to the car ferry at Bodinnick (back up the hill a way and a permitted path across a field) to go over the estuary to Fowey. There is also a great walk from the camp site (the Halls walk) and you end up at Polruan, and you can get also a small ferry from here to Fowey. We found plenty to do from the site on foot, and it will be on our list for a weekend away again next summer.

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