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Gwithian Farm Campsite
1 Churchtown Rd
Gwithian, Hayle
St Ives
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR27 5BX   See Map
Tel: 01736 753127
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Pitches: 130
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 246 Reviews
                9/10 from 246 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach On Site   Watersports On Site   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Seaside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport 

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Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: HIER 3 reviews from this member

My husband, my 7 year old son and myself have just returned from a week at this campsite and will definitely be returning asap!

On arrival we checked in and were shown a map of the site which gave all info of pitches, showers etc. On site there is a small shop selling daily newspapers with basic groceries and gifts all reasonably priced. Nearby there is a Lidl and Co-op supermarket. You can also hire wetsuits from on site shop. They also have in the window the daily and 7 day forecasts for you to keep check of. There are a few goats and guinea pigs to see and a table tennis table for the kids also an enclosed gas bbq section with picnic benches to hire. The pitches are well spaced out so although the site was full you dont feel on top of each other. There are also some scattered lattice fences around the site with plants and shrubs surrounded which just adds to a bit of privacy.

Showers are free and very clean especially as the site was full, only had to queue the once which was between 6-7pm and my only grumble would be, is that when everyone was in the showers at this time the water pressure wasnt particularly good. Family shower room available with 2 showers sink and toilet. Also a separate room with a bath in which is great for little ones.

On sunday evenings a chip van comes to site and cooks to order. 2 days a week there is a lady who sells her own made jewellery which was beautiful. Tuesday evening is fresh fish for sale and Wednesday evening it is homemade curries for sale which smelt delicious! There is also an ice-cream van which comes around every night. So mums you can take a night off from cooking! Opposite the site is a pub which we didnt try but serves breakfasts and evening meals also the farmhouse sells cornish cream teas in the afternoon but with the weather so warm we didnt get back from the beach in time to sample these.

We had a fabulous time and the site is ideally placed to get around and about. Will definitely be going back.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tarquin_rach 4 reviews from this member

Upon arrival was made to feel immediately welcome by Clair who gave us a map of the area and details of where to eat / visit, etc.

Pitch was spacious, toilet & shower block immaculate and showers free, also family shower room and a bath. There is a small shop on site stocking basics but you can also hire wet suits and body boards for a small fee (very reasonable). There is also an area to shower off wetsuits.

Campsite did not a have playground, but did have a large area where you could play ball, cricket, etc. And also had goats, guinea pigs (kept my 2 amused for hours) and a table tennis table. A gas BBQ was for hire with several picnic tables although we didn't try this out preferring to opt for a bbq by our tent.

Across the road there was a pub but we didn't try and at the farmhouse cream teas were offered between 3 & 5pm. We always intended to go for cream tea but sadly never got back to the site in time as there is so much to do in the surrounding area.

The beach is accessible from the campsite and is approx. 15 minute walk. All beaches in the area are fantastic and immaculate. Lots of cliff / coastal walks. We were lucky with the weather and spent a lot of time down on the beaches.

There is a well stocked information room and facility to freeze ice packs for free. Campsite is suitably placed to visit majority of Cornwall's attractions.

All in all we had a fantastic, relaxing time and will definitely be revisiting in the near future.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Mooby 1 review from this member

Literally just back from a week at this campsite - we're definitely going back!

The ground is very well tended and drains well, although the trees and shrubs recently planted haven't matured and it's a tad windy when it gets up. The facilities are new and spotlessly clean, the showers are hot, free and roomy although don't put your bag on the bench close to the shower as they do spray a bit! The shop is great for stocking essentials and we even bought a bag of ice for £1.50. There are goats and guinea pigs for the little ones to look at and the gas BBQ can be hired for £5. Didn't have the cream tea in the garden though as the weather wasn't co-operative!

The Red River Pub is just across the road, well sited as the only pub in the village. It's largely very quiet at night (neighbours permitting) although there is a road that runs alongside the camp that can be busy. You can access the beach from the site - up through the top gate and round the field, but you can also go through the village and across the dunes each way takes about 15 minutes.

It's close to all the major towns to visit and we travelled to Eden Project in less than 45 minutes.

Simply amazing.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: The Badgers 12 reviews from this member

I love reading the reviews sooo much that I decided it's about time I joined up!

What can you say - the site has a lovely welcoming feel as you drive on. The owners are friendly & helpful, giving us a map of the area and info on where we could go to eat/drink/walk etc with our dogs.

Pitches are spacious, well laid out and well tended. Even though site was busy when we arrived it didn't have that 'cramped' feel. Facilities are spotless, no matter what the time of day and there are plenty of them so us ladies don't have to queue! A separate area is provided to wash your wetsuits. There is a communal BBQ and seating area available for use for a small charge and a shop on site, although we didn't use them. There is also a lovely garden area to enjoy a cream tea, but the weather changed before I got the chance to sample one!

The whole area is fab for walking, either over the dunes or across the beach. Hayle is a walkable 3-4 miles away and St.Ives approx 15 min drive but beware of the seagulls - everything you have heard about them is true!

A good, dog friendly pub is literally across the road at the entrance to the site serving decent food - if maybe a little over priced but then they do have the manopoly! There are a couple more 'trendy' bars just a short walk over the dunes for the younger visitor and plenty of places to eat and drink in Hayle.

So, would I go back? Yeah I would, my kids(4 legged kind!) had a fantastic holiday so that's good enough for me!

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Taurus 2 reviews from this member

This site is truly superb in everyway. Location, access to beaches, well maintained facilities, a local pub which serves very good food at a reasonable price with a selection of cask ales. What ever the weather you will be sure of a good time. A credit to the owners Mike and Clair.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Nicholafisher 12 reviews from this member

Stumbled upon this site while touring Cornwall in a hired campervan. Very friendly staff, the site is very well kept in a lovely location. The facilities are excellent, very clean, modern and lots of space. Showers and hairdryer are free. Nice walk through the dunes to the beach.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lindaq 2 reviews from this member

This is our third visit to Gwithian and again we can not fault it, if you don't need bars/discos then this is the site for you. The showers and dishwashing areas are second to none, no need to bring your 20ps! We still haven't tried the cream teas, but it is always busy between 3-5.
As another reviewer commented there is nothing better than listening to the sound of the waves and the birds - so true. The best time for my girls was playing in the sand pit and trying to count the guinea pigs - what more can you ask for?! Will be back soon! :)

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Tristin H 2 reviews from this member

Loved this site,first time here this year and was not disappointed. We used to spend a lot of time down this end of Cornwall (pre-kids) and we thought it time we re-visited and aren't we glad we did.

The site is perfect, no noisy bar (although there is a lovely place to eat and drink just opposite the entrance), no club house (brill), the best toilets, showers I have seen for a long time - if ever.

Spacious, clean pitches and a what feels like a safe site. Claire and Mike were great, very friendly and accommodating.

Beaches very close. Dog loved it. For the first time we felt our dog was welcome. He loved the sand dunes and beach and long coastal path walks we done.

We have booked to return at the end of May for another week. Can't wait.

Good points include, St Ives, Penzance, Lidl, Tesco, beaches, walking and cycling and of course peace and quiet.

The Huq's, the ones with the mad Pointer!

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Alamo1953 1 review from this member

Well where do I start, our first visit to Cornwall and we couldn't have picked a better location. Upon our arrival Claire and Mike were very helpful and selected a pitch for us that was perfect. So having set up our 'quite large' tent with electric hookup we both set out to look around and get our bearings. The facilities are second to none and together with a lovelly area, we knew straight away that we had discovered a little piece of heaven, why we'd not been down here before is beyond me. The short walks to the 'immense' beaches were awesome, sometimes we'd go late in the evening to watch the surfers and to see the sunset and sometimes early in the morning, to just sit and watch the world go by and dream about staying for good.

A short drive away (10 minutes) is St Ives, with a fanatastic chippy on the way (massive portions) and a Tesco's store a bit further on for all the other requirements, although the bread we got from the site shop was fanatastic and we're now buying the same back home. It was lovelly to lay in our tent and listen to the waves breaking on the beach during the night, and to hear the early morning birdsong, together with regular visit's from a pair of Robin's and the occasional baby rabbit. All in all, my wife and I absolutely loved the place and having only been back in Nottingham (yes, Nottingham, 325 miles and 6 hours away) for a day, we're already looking to return in June or July or August, and if my wife gets here way, all three of them.

To some up:

Site - 10/10, Claire & Mike - 10/10, Amenities 11/10, Area 10/10 & Value for Money 10/10.

Thanks for a brilliant 4 days. We will be back, armed with some 'surfing' gear, and to coin a commercial TV phrase.

'If Carlsberg made Camp Sites .'

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Simondiablo900xp 1 review from this member

Visited this site 4 times over last 2 years and have never been disappointed. The last visit was in August this year, and as always, had a great time.

The facilities on the site are second to none. The shower and toilet block is great…. It is almost on an industrial scale! There are also family rooms which are great if you have little ones. Again, the washing-up area is also really good with plenty of sinks.

Mike and Clair, the owners, run the site really well. The whole atmosphere is really relaxing and very laid-back and they just let you get on with it. However, they will not take any cr*p, which is very re-assuring.

You are only a 10 minute walk to a flat, massive, fantastic beach which is great for surfing and body boarding or just having fun on the sand. You can also hear the waves breaking when you are laid in your tent at night………….It sounds fantastic!

We have never had a bad meal in the pub across the road (Red River Inn). Can definitely recommend a restaurant in Hayle called Pizza Patio. However, we don’t rate the fish and chip van very highly that visit’s the site. The cream teas that you can buy on the site are really good.

All in all, a fantastic site and can’t wait until we visit again.

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