We spent two nights at East Crinnis and had a wonderful time in our caravan. Our pitch was number 12 which was a hard standing with grass surrounded by hedges giving a good degree of privacy. We had electric hookup and the water supply was just metres from our pitch. The chemical disposal point was a minute or so away and had running water there so the toilet container could be rinsed out - always a bonus! The shower block was less than a minute away which had plenty of toilets, lots of toilet paper, soap and a hand dryer. The showers had lots of free hot water however they were a bit draughty (it was only mid March) so on the second day I used the shower room which was a lot more pleasant. A free hair dryer was also available.
A real plus point was the free wifi on site and the wardens could not have been more helpful or friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Our children enjoyed the freedom of the quite site, the children's play area was great and they had it entirely to themselves as they were the only children staying. We would definitely return to this site when we are back in this part of Cornwall again.
My wife and I returned for our second visit to East Crinnis at the begining of September. Our first visit was in 2011.
The pitches are very spacious and have privacy hedges between. On the pitch we were allocated there was room for our caravan plus awning and room to park the car across the width.
Since our first visit a new shower and amenity block has been built. The facilities in the block are first class. Roomy hot showers and plenty of basins. A plus point well worth a mention is the high quality toilet paper in the toilets. The block also includes a laundry room, separate disabled facilities, baby changing room and an information room with a detailed map and brochures of attractions in Cornwall.
The staff are very pleasant and helpful and every day they hang an information board outside the office giving details of the weather, high and low tides, sunrise and sunset times and details of any special attractions for that day.
This is definitely a site we will be returning to as it is well situated for the Eden Project and many other towns and attractions.
We loved this campsite. It is the kind of site I'd love to be able to pick up and move around the country, so that I could stay in it each time we explored a new area.
We stayed in the hedged area near the children's playground. There are some pitches that are smaller than others so it is a good idea to mention the size of your tent when booking.
The shower/toilet block was well maintained and an added bonus, the toilet paper they use is decent quality.
I gave the site location 8 of 10 because it is near a main road and you can sometimes hear the odd train. In truth the noise wasn't too bad and certainly wouldn't put me off visiting again. The bonus of the main road is getting to and from the campsite is easy and the supermarkets aren't too far.
The staff were all very helpful and friendly. The story telling evenings around the campfire with pasties were a lovely extra.
My children aged 8 and 6, loved the playground. When we got back from days out, they'd be off to play. The little tarred road around the pitches made a nice area for cycling.
I have and will continue, to recommend this site to friends and family.
Just had a lovely 10 day break at East Crinnis with, my wife and our sons, 8 and 10. We were camped on a field up from the main site, and due to our own late booking didn't get an electric hookup. However there is a microwave, freezer and electric kettle locate in the shower block a short walk away. The showers were cleaned at least 3 times a day, thought in the block nearest to us there was just 1 loo and 1 shower per gender. That said I never had to wait. There was also a washing up room. At the main block, about 1min away there were plenty of showers including a family sized cubical in addition to the baby one accessible to both genders, Loos, laundry (about £4 a load to wash), wifi hotspots (variable speed but useable) and another freezer, kettle, microwave - and 3 outdoor, but covered washing up sinks.
The grounds of the campsite are very pleasant though not quite as rural as the website suggests, there are a couple of houses mixed into the site, and it is sandwiched between a moderately busy road and a housing estate 1 field away. The lake is very picturesque, but you are aware of the road. There is also a very pleasant wooden playground with swing, fort etc.
On Monday evening we went to a free of charge story telling, with a pasty, I'm not a big fan of organised activities but this was really pleasant sitting round the campfire whilst being told some tall tales. Incidentally the Cornish storyteller also performs at the eden project and we did notice the same story being told - so if you do visit eden, you might want to save the story telling for the campsite.
The staff were universally pleasant and helpful, with lots of suggestions of things to do. Our boys were happy to run around, take fishing nets to the lake etc.
Weather was mixed (it is the UK!), but plenty of things to do in the locality. Obvious attraction is the the Eden Project, if you gift aid your ticket, you get a year pass at no extra cost - so worth going early in your hols, then a second visit towards the end for 'free'.
There are some lovely beaches within 5-10min drive, Tesco, Asda and Aldi are easily reachable in St Austell.
Overall then, a really good campsite - the only 'buts' are - The location is not quite a rural as you might expect (road and train noise - you can hear the sea at night as long as there are no cars or trains!)though the up side of this is convenience and we felt a bit cramped on our pitch, we have a Vango Vista 800, which is 7. 5m without guys, and had to pitch it diagonally to get it to fit, leaving little room for dinning, car etc. Other pitches were larger, some smaller, so I'm prepared to believe this was due to our last minute booking.
One last point, our previous camping expeditions with this tent have been in France. The norm on the sites we have stayed at is to of vacated the pitch by 12:30 or 1pm. At East Crinnis it is 11am. The problem with this is that the tent is still wet with dew as our pitch was also shaded. To add a bit of further pressure to trying to pack away a large tent and all the paraphernalia of a family outing, the next occupants turned up just before 11 and hovered. Surely it would make sense to have a vacate by 12, arrive after 1 type of policy to reduce the pressure a bit?
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