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Namparra Campsite
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR12 7LY   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01326 290040

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Pitches: 50
Open: Easter Until Oct 31st

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 40 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Smokey-is-no-more 1 review from this member

What a great field site. With our 26ft caravan and full awning, we booked an electric pitch of which there are only 9. It was a very large pitch as promised. The site is laid back and relaxing. Not one of those sites that has a thousand 'Do Not breath' rules. Best thing was the price - they charged us £19 a night for caravan, awning, 2 adults, 2 teenagers and 3 dogs with electric. Bargain.

Facilities are basic but that's all you need as a camper. If not then you best just book into a hotel and forget camping. There are toilets and decent FREE showers in little sheds with a great amount of FREE 24 hour hot water. There is a good washing up and also a freezer provided on the field for campers. They also have a nice bar area called the cow shed that do nice food. All has been great staying here.

The beach is a 15 minute walk or a 3 min car ride but we always venture further afield everyday for variety.

Phone reception was zero as was wifi but then again for a camping holiday that's perfect. Certainly recommend this site as a relaxed and care free place without the thousands of rule signs and twee picket fences.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: CornishMaid63 2 reviews from this member

Another lovely relaxing stay at this site that I have been to a number of times - just a lovely atmosphere. Its nice to see the owners are now offering food in the CowShed a bonus.

This is a basic site in that facilities are functional, but have improved to earlier visits with soap dispensers in the loo.

My one gripe is the fixed pitch price, I paid £16 per night for just myself - a single occupancy reduction would be nice.

I will be back though!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sarah and Andy 1 review from this member

Just returned from this little gem of a campsite having spent a very happy week there with our dog. What we need most from our holidays is a complete relaxation and get away from 'real life', and this was it.

What we loved was the combination of quirky, relaxed, laid back style yet with provision of all the things we really needed.

The site is not manicured and is a bit scruffy round the edges, but we had a lovely pitch in the corner of the field with plenty of space round us - the pitches aren't marked out, just pick your spot (unless you want hook up). Camp fires allowed too which is huge plus point to us.

There were 2 toilets and 4 shower 'sheds' also with loos in which were perfectly adequate for us outside of school holiday time anyway, though Andrew, the owner said that he planned to provide more toilets on site as they could get busy. There was a wonderful woman called Denise there who cleaned the showers and toilets about 3 times a day and every time we used them they looked and smelt very clean.

There was also a washing up 'shed' with 2 sinks, a freezer and washing machine which we didn't use but it said it didn't spin which I guess made it rather useless! Also plugs where you could charge your phone etc.

The Cow Shed Bar was great too. Also very laid back feel, lovely local beer, food and some great combinations - bacon bap and a cup of tea for £2 (a total bargain and delicious), fabulous milkshakes in little milk bottles with a straw and a pool playing dog called Charlie! It also sold a couple of basics, but there was a shop round the corner in another campsite which sold more. Probably worth doing a basics shop in Helston on the way!

A variety of animals to enjoy, including a particularly tame chicken who popped up on Andrew the owner's lap for a stroke before Charlie the dog attempted to herd him (the hen not Andrew!)

Our children are grown up so can't really comment on facilities for children other than the animals. From a glance I though that the trampoline was probably in need of some maintenance work to make more health and safety friendly, but generally I could see myself bringing grandchildren back here some time in the future!

If you need to be in constant contact on your mobile this won't work for you as there is no signal (or actually in most parts of The Lizard as far as we could tell!) but it just added to the 'get away from the rat race' feel for us. Phone mostly useful for taking photos!

We love walking and had several beautiful coast path walks on The Lizard. We also enjoyed NT properties at St Michael's Mount and Trewaignton Gardens (which was very dog friendly). The east beach at Kennack Sands is dog friendly but we did struggle a bit to find many dog friendly beaches.

We had a delicious and rather posh meal out one night in the dog friendly Mullion Cover Hotel and watched incredible lightening all around the 180 degree view - amazing.

I suspect some people would find Namparra too laid back and be put off by the cars being worked on on the drive in and the rather unfinished edges, but for us it was just great. Everyone who worked there was part of the family in some way and this just added to the happy laid back family feel.

For us the only slight downside of the area was that the village seems basically to be made up of caravan parks, so it did feel a bit outside our campsite like a great big summer metropolis - so glad we avoided the school holidays! However on site was great.

Finally the other massive plus point is the price. £16 all in seemed excellent value to us. No checking you had 20p for each shower, paying to have your freezer blocks frozen, paying extra for the dog, for a bigger tent, for borrowing of fire-pits, for charging your phone etc. Just a very good value up front price. Bring your cheque book or cash though - no card facility.

We did visit a couple of other sites for comparison while we were there but definitely felt we had chosen the best one for us.

Conclusion? We highly recommend this site :-)

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SKY1986 2 reviews from this member

Great campsite if you are looking for the basics and want a true camping experience. However I did struggle to use the shower huts, on reflection I should have brought some bleach, although friends that we camped with didn't find it a problem so maybe it was just me! I did notice cleaners attend to the facilities a couple times during our stay. I liked the way in which the atmosphere was relaxed to a certain extent. You could light a bonfire without any hassle which was great and the field itself was nice. There is access to the beach through a cut through in the hedge which takes about 15 minutes walk. The campsite next door was very noisy/busy on the Saturday night when we arrived but calmed down as the week progressed. The one thing that did leave a bad taste in the mouth was the atmosphere caused by the fellow campers. I have been camping before and always experienced really friendly people staying on site although maybe it was because of the high season but there seemed to be a certain type of people staying at the camp which made it uncomfortable playing on the equipment as my child didn't like the attitude of the children and I even witnessed an argument from a couple of the parents regarding some of the children's unsavory behavior. So regarding the facilities for the children the trampoline was a good idea in theory but it usually became too crowded to play on and the park across from the cow shack was also in need of some tlc with a rusty trampoline and a huge hole in the ground not very safe but ok if you are forewarn your children beforehand. The best bit was Marks Ark which came in to the shack on the Sunday which was a great idea to entertain the kids and definitely a big thumbs up from us. Overall you pay for what you get, if you want something a bit more up market go next door although if you don't want too many rules and regulations then Namparra would probably do just fine.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: J0GG 6 reviews from this member

Just returned from a lovely few days at this site. This time of year was perfect for a short stay with our family. Close enough to walk to the beach, a shop and pub nearby and the main bonus for us is the chance to have a fire to roast marshmallows before bed. (we used the sites chiminea but you can build your own pit). Beautiful views, quiet this time of year and some friendly animals that children enjoyed petting each morning. A lot of things were not ready so would not be fair to rate them but had they been done we would have given 10 out of 10! We will definitely be coming back as another bonus is the price-certainly one of the lowest in Cornwall for a family. (We had a large tent, awning, electric and family of five and the price is only £15 per night in April) The site has a lot of potential and the owner was updating the cow shed bar located on site which looks like it could be a lot of fun when finished. This is still a back to basics site which is something we prefer when choosing a place to stay. (AND the trampoline kept all three of our children occupied for hours-a brilliant idea!)

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HappySpaniels 2 reviews from this member

This is about the 6th/7th time I have camped at Namparra and still love it. Relaxed but each time I come the owners have made little changes to improve things. The facilities are basic, but that's all you really need in my opinion - I'd rather be left to camp away happily without being regulated. Most other campers also show respect for each other, some music, and chatting noises etc, but just low key and what camping is all about (and we no doubt added our own bit to it as well).

The bacon rolls served at the CowShed in the morning were freshly cooked and very welcome and very tasty!

The site is very dog friendly and a nice stroll down to nearby Kennack Sands which is dog friendly on the left hand side.

Great place

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