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Penhale Caravan & Camping Park
Penhale Farm
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
PL23 1JU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01726 833425

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Pitches: 56
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 31 Reviews
              8/10 from 31 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Wsseaman 56 reviews from this member

A lovely, quiet site with fantastic views. Most pitches were laid to grass, with a few hard standing ones along one side. We had a serviced pitch and the site's wifi was free and we never lost the signal, even at night. The owners were friendly and non intrusive, we didn't see them very much during our weeks stay.

The village of Fowey was about a mile away and easily within walking distance. It has a harbour and some old fashioned shops, well worth the walk. We also did one of the trails which was on a map given to us by the site owners, a slightly longer walk to Par Sands. The beach is dog friendly and is very sandy. Our three dogs had a great time there, and there is a pub nearby with a huge beer garden, which is also is also dog friendly.

The local bus (Nr 25) picks up and stops just outside the campsite. Dogs can use the bus and are free. We used it to go to St Austell but it does go further. Unfortunately being a local bus it does go round the block and back a bit! There was a bus stop about ten mins down the road where you can get the Nr 24 bus which we think is a more direct one and goes to Truro. We used the train from Par Station to go to Truro. Dogs were allowed on the train and were free. Truro was much larger and had all the high street shops you would expect of a large town.

We would definitely stay here again as it was so peaceful. We didn't use the showers so couldn't comment on them. There was no play area or club house on site.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Waggyfromderby 27 reviews from this member

This site could easily be a top rated site but a couple of things let it down. The toilets were not cleaned daily and on Sunday I had difficulty finding a clean enough shower to use. It is obviously looked after but maybe a staff shortage. The other annoyance was the noisy cattle. They had probably had their calves removed. They were so noisy 24 hours a day. Obviously this won't happen year round but it was really bad for the four days we were here

The site itself is in a good location. And the terraced field means everyone gets a good view of the sea. Walk to par beach in about an hour. Long and short routes to Fowey _ the long route along the coast path is my favourite but it's up and down. Fowey beach is not dog friendly _ why as no one else was using it but the beach near Menabilly is and it was popular with dog walkers. Polkerris beach too was empty as no dogs allowed so the pub there didn't get our custom either whilst the Ship at Par beach was full and Par beach, with all it space and dunes was full of doggy types. Perhaps Cornwall should review it's beach dog policies just as Heligan an Eden have allowed dogs so as to increase their visitor numbers.

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

Brilliant. Easy booking. Warm welcome at reception. We pitched up in the smaller field. No electricity and most pitches a bit sloping, but all well drained, plenty of space and fantastic views across the bay. Facilities good on the whole. Washroom well equipped and kept clean. Plenty of hot water for showers except at peak periods. Dish washing room is too small so significant queues in evening. Only 4 sinks and not good that the friendly chicken was resident on the work surface. Children liked this but not good for hygiene, especially chicken mess by sinks!

Site v quiet at night, even when crowded. Great to see children having so much fun in all the space and campers all friendly and relaxed.

Wonderful coastal walks from the site, some great beaches within 20 mins walk and a good pub and cafe, as well as fin swimming at Portkellis. Fowey easy to reach on foot, too, as are walks across the estuary via the 2 ferries. All in all a really nice base for an active summer break.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Emwemcomo 2 reviews from this member

Great campsite with lots of things to do within a short drive. All in all a brilliant location with nice views. Staff were helpful and provided advice on local amenities and activities.

The 10/10 I've given for camp facilities is solely for people without disabilities;the bathrooms are doable at a push for a very skilled wheelchair user (e. G. Up a step and corner) but cubicle doors can't be closed and showers unfortunately weren't accessible either.

Having said that staff were very helpful and there shower stools are great for people with people with reduced mobility. It probably wouldn't take much to make the campsite a little more accessible.

Freshly cut flowers from the beautiful flower boxes in the bathrooms was a real plus, as was having removable shower stools in the showers. Having the library and the freezer with icepacks we could borrow was an absolute lifesaver. The cheeky camp chicken was an entertaining and kept all children highly amused!

Would definitely recommend.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Butterflies 50 reviews from this member

We chose this site as there was a group of us looking to find a site where we could all camp together in July for the weekend. In addition to plenty of EHU pitches, this site has a large sloping field, which is where we pitched ourselves. It was tricky finding a flatish spot, but we found ourselves an area away from everyone else. There are some facilities at this camp site, such as a tiny shop behind reception for a few essentials, and a games room. At the time of writing there wasnít a bus service which runs past the shop as unfortunately the bus company went bust, but itís not far to the park and ride for a bus to the centre of Fowey. At the bottom of the camping field there is a footpath which leads across fields and a path/road and eventually to the small beach of Polkerris, where there is also a pub. This site also allows contained camp fires, such as in a brassier. The toilets and showers were under a fair bit of pressure at this busy time of year and there were additional showers, however, these extra showers werenít great at temperature control. Would we come back Ė yes definitely!

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Hawcara 40 reviews from this member

Easy to book online and good directions sent with confirmation email.

Site seems expensive at first £41. 00 for 2 nights but when considering the inclusive element it puts many sites to shame.

Very good sized pitch, flat on grass for Motorhome, sea view, electric and water tap to each pitch and excellent free wifi.

Toilets look dated from the outside, but inside modern and very clean. The showers are large and with a decent movable seat to sit on, not one of those cheap stool type things, that you wonder which car boot they were acquired in. There's even live wild flowers in the gents. Also washing up area and laundry.

Along with the site info is a comprehensive list of walks. Polkerris beach is an easy cross country walk (1 mile) away, with pub and restaurant and cafe, though no dogs on the beach sign. Fowey is about 2 miles away.

Would come again, certainly.

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