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

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 249 Reviews
                9/10 from 249 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 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport   Dog Walk 

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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.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Steandjen 1 review from this member

We've just returned from a 2 week holiday at Gwithian Farm Campsite and I think we can honestly say that it was one of the nicest campsites we've been to in a while. After travelling 400 miles to get there, it was nice to find that it was very reasonable (only £9 a night) and the facilities were spot on. New, clean, free and plentiful! Lots of daddy long legs though, much to the disgust of my fiance, but hey, you can't have everything.

Access to the beach was good and perfect for an evening stroll. Also, as it was towards the end of the season there was plenty of space to fly our kite from Cornish Kites in Mullion. We were even allowed to take up 2 pitches, mainly so that we didn't have to camp on the less grassy, worn areas. Nice beer from the pub just outside the campsite and even some great live entertainment in the pub too. One benefit to the site were the high hedges near the edge which we tucked our tent behind to hide from the wind. One lightweight nylon tent pitched in the middle was not so lucky. Definitely a good idea having an old yet trusty cotton tent. All in all there isn't anything particularly bad to say about Gwithian as it was peaceful (in the main - only the last night did we have a bunch of roudy surfers who I politely told to shut up), spacious, well located for access to south west cornwall and very well looked after. We'll definitely be visiting again in the future. Thanks for a lovely holiday!

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Abimarauder 2 reviews from this member

Once again after our fourth visit can we say Claire & Mike what an excellent job you do in making our stay on your site so good . The facilities are very good & the site is always clean & tidy. We could not ask for any more to make our stay more enjoyable I mean you only have to read the previous reviews to see that this is the best campsite we have been to, WELL DONE. P.S. We are already planning our next visit as I write this review.

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lisaj33 1 review from this member

Nice site but expensive for what it is. (a big field) Nice shower block and toilets, washing up facilities lots of sinks but luke warm water. The washing machines are rubbish so don't bother.

Also if you are in the non electric field it is pitch black on a night and I mean pitch black make sure you take a torch.

As someone else said there are no facilities for kids which we knew we chose this site because we could take our dog but the only downside of this is dogs are supposed to be on leads at all times unfortunately 99% of the owners ignored this which spoilt it for us.

Lovely quiet site if you don't have kids this is ideal. If you have kids st ives bay holiday park (just down the road) where we normally go has 2 clubs a swimming pool and kids playgrounds plenty of shower blocks and is half the price.

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

Just spent a week at the campsite and found it excellent in all its facilities from pitches to the shower blocks that where constantly cleaned, to the the shop, which was well stocked with hire equipment and groceries, all of Cornwall's attractions are very accessible and the beaches are as good as any you will find abroad(Praa Sands 10/10).
Only thing to watch out for is "The Monster Stunt Show" we had four children with us and decided that for the last day we would head off to Flambards(Excellent), visit the Travel lodge in Hayle for a family meal then finish our last night with the monster show, What a disappointment this should be called the great rip off show as there was no trucks or motorbikes and it consisted of 3 kids on bmx riding over wooden ramps.  

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

Well a very enjoyable holiday !  Just spent 2 weeks at the site and thoroughly enjoyed it !
Great facilities and loved the family shower and bath rooms!  Very strict noise rules which was nice !
Great idea with the food trucks visiting!  Fish and chips on Sunday, Pizza on Tuesday, Curry on Wednesday, Spaghetti Bolognaise on Friday and Bacon rolls on Saturday morning!  All very nice and mostly cooked to order !
Walk to the beach is ok if you don't have a pushchair or v young children.
Def recommend the site and my son loved the surfing !

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mzzy 10 reviews from this member

First went here in 2004 and we liked it then, but now with all the new improvements - new loo block and better marked pitches, we love it!
There is a short path to the nearby beach, as long as you can clamber over the wall! Or a short drive with large car park to Godrevy beach which is just like being abroad!
Nearly every night there was some kind of takeaway van, fish and chips, pizza, curry we decided it would be rude not to test the food out! It was all nice and not too expensive either.
Just down the road in Hayle you have lots of supermarkets for any shopping you need and a new M & S, Next so no need to worry if you have forgotten anything!
Definitely recommend a visit and we will be going back again soon!

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Maxandpaddy 12 reviews from this member

Shhhhhhh ! we have all found a perfect site!  if we don t tell anyone else no one will come and clutter up this more than perfect site!
Joking aside, having just pitched the caravan on my drive back I felt driven to put a glowing report on this heavenly site having done a 8 hour journey home!  
Again a long journey down,  but after 20 odd years of hayle and the surrounding area,  a change was in need on site  choice. and oh what a site !.  Firstly a M&S food-hall! on approach,  do things get any better! sorry lilde! the site, lets get detailed now. Slight slope but with a caravan not an issue,excuse to get out the level chocks. Reception was friendly, professional and informative, "obviously waiting for the change in tempo once leaving!" , chilled. Clear indication on the main feature, the direction to beach, a small walk and then onto the most glorious of views to Godfrey lighthouse. ( a view that has never changed in 20 years but never fails to move me, from a little lad to, a grow man with his own caravan) the electrics worked superbly and the overall ambiance on site was of family s /surf doods/ surfdood dads escaping the grinding nine to five! stressed out scousers and anyone else that owned a tent or van , quite , well lovely and uplifting."We hasten to add that we had spent a week in Skegness before so this was a vast improvement!"  loos and amenities were exceptionally clean functional, and well designed. The site was not too big to be intrusive and pitch size over the norm that we have been to. the area well I would if kids involved , take them to the beach and just enjoy time together,we  had horrendous weather throughout but the place and pitch as I allways said made the difference!  company as well of course! 
Negatives:Thinking i,m quite a jolly old soul by now eh! a small critique on parents with small kiddies! I have a very heavy a dangerous BMW that can kill ,i was doing 5mph and kids on bikes in the dark on site don't mix. I m a"VERY"careful driver but not interested in "SO" Chilled out parents that they forget childrens saftey
weather, the site IS windy if the Celtic sea at full-mast but due to the superb owners informed us every day of the changing weather, DO peg things down as the lovely people from Devon found out ! gazebos dont mix with the site when windy!
if I dont stop typing the site will give me a free week!hint hint!seriously take the family and go, its simple we have already booked for 2008 ,they havent started booking for 2009 but we would if we could!   xx max and paddy, pitch 33 

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