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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 

Reviews:  249 in total, now showing 51 to 60                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pepe la Pew 4 reviews from this member

What a lovely site. Eight of us stayed the week after half term and the site was fairly quiet. The owners were great and couldn't do enough to help. And there is no rush to pack up in the quieter periods.

The toilets are clean and the showers hot with no queues. The site was spotless and it was in a fantastic position, 10 minutes walk from a fabulous beach. We were lucky enough to watch the dolphins playing right in front of us.

There were good bus links from right outside the site to St Ives and Penzance and you can get a train from the local station to practically anywhere in Devon and Cornwall.

You could hire wetsuits and bodyboards from the little on site shop for a very reasonable daily rate. A fish and chip van visited a couple of times a week, along with a fresh fish van. The Red River Inn across the road holds a quiz and curry night on Wednesdays and we won 120.00!

The only very small down point was the only toilet block was a bit of a walk from the top of the field. Okay for us because we didn't have any children with us and we had fabulous weather all week, but I imagine it would seem a lot further if it was raining.

Can't rate this site highly enough. If you are thinking of going to Cornwall, you must try it!

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Renticular 4 reviews from this member

Spent a week on this site and walked onto Gwithians beach each day and off in car to Hayle and surrounding towns.

Nicely laid out site, very friendly and open looking as you come off the road,

At night its well lit, the toilet block spotless and modern, shop well stocked the staff and owners helpful with local advice.

I just wrote a review for the site we stopped of at on our way home, where almost every aspect of your stay was almost dictated by signage and dire warnings,

Gwithian Farm however (like the better sites it would seem) treat customers like grown-ups and they respond by not having wild parties in the middle of the night & celebratory gunfire

Would go again but for longer next time, loved it

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Jonford 19 reviews from this member

Stayed here again for 2 nights (first stay was May 2012). Great campsite - one of our favourites. Lovely walk to Gwithian beach to watch the sunset or surfers. Great pitches with fantastic shower block and washing area. Great location for bus or train to St Ives.

Fish n Chip van comes around on a Sunday offering Very nice food. Also good pitches for BBQs - nice and level. Good selection of hardstanding and grass

Very friendly warden/owner. Will deff return next year

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: HappyBears 3 reviews from this member

Booked in for 2 nights without a hook up in a tent. Due to the very windy weather the owners said we could pick a pitch providing it wasn't already booked.

It is a lovely little campsite, all the pitches including the tent pitches are divided by lovely flower/grass beds to give you some privacy. And the site is situated close to the beach one of which is dog friendly all year round.

The toilet block was clean with facilities to clean your wet suit, the shop well stocked and you can hire wetsuits and boards.

The staff are very helpful and friendly. Even check the windspeed and direction for you.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jonbott 2 reviews from this member

Just spent a glorious weekend here, lovely site, excellent showers, clean and tidy site

Very close to Gwithian beach and the dunes, which the dogs loved

Friendly owners, close to the local pub, nearest shop is Hayle about 10mins away or you could stroll across the beach for a scenic walk

Local bus passes the end of the campsite which takes you to StIves, which is a good idea as it gets busy there in Summer and parking is a issue!

We will be back!

Date of Visit: March 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Westcountrymaid 10 reviews from this member

Our first break of the season was to Gwithian Farm Campsite are reading reviews here.

First impressions were very good. Lovely landscaping and a warm welcome from the owners. We had booked for 4 nights but were only going to stay for 3 but wanted to leave late on the last day. The owner said that as they weren't full and as we weren't staying overnight, she would only charge us for 3 nights an we could leave as late as we liked.

We were offered a choice of pitches and chose a huge plot on the right hand side. This was behind a hedge which helped with the wind.

The site is immaculate with a shower/toilet block that was huge and looked like new.

There is a well stocked shop, small playground and washing up facilities too.

The site is situated right in the village, literally opposite the village pub. There was a beer festival on over Easter which was great if you wanted to attend but perhaps not so good, if you were pitched in the lower part of the campsite as it was a little noisy.

The campsite is great for dogs with endless walks directly from the site. You can walk to the beach in 10 minutes.

We really liked it here and we will return, hopefully when the weather is a bit warmer. It is a great spot for touring the West of Cornwall and is just minutes off of the A30.

The only reason it didn't get full marks is because the shower block isn't heated and it was a cold Easter - brrr.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: 2pateys 3 reviews from this member

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The site was large but divided into sections making it feel friendly. Owners extremely friendly and helpful. The toilet block was large and very clean. Plenty of hot water and never crowded even though the site was quite busy. Pub across the road was amazing. Needs to be booked though and dogs are made welcome. Bus stop at the gate making it easy to get to St Ives, Hayle etc. The dunes and the beach were heaven to our dog. Would come back any time.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Chelsea girl 56 reviews from this member

Arrived on a Sunday in late September to find the site heaving. We hadn't booked but was told a week earlier that we would have no problems getting in but we were very surprised to see how busy it was. Owner said they had a surge on late bookings because of the lovely sunny weather.

Site easy to find, rather a sharp left hand turn into the campsite. We found it difficult to park outside reception in our motorhome as there were about 4-5 cars randomly parked there (with no owners or caravans) so space was a bit tight. Booked in and given a choice of pitches, only a few grass pitches remained. We found a lovely pitch surrounded by shrubs and quite sheltered - probably one of the best things about this site is the thought gone into the pitches and planting as you are not pitched in boring rows and some pitches do give a great deal of privacy.

A lot of the grass pitches at the top of the site are a long walk from the shower block, luckily our walk wasn't too bad but I would have hated being up the top. There is a slight slope up to these pitches.

Showers/loos - ample space in both shower cubicles and toilet cubicles. Shower block is modern with free hairdryers, they were not the cleanest I have ever been in (there was a dirt ring around a sink tap that remained there for the duration of our stay) but were adequate. The most annoying thing with the showers was there was no shower curtain and the gap between the shower & the drying area in the cubicle was quite wide so everything in the drying area got soaking wet (husband found this also a problem) Also the shower head was quite high and only the outer spouts of the shower head were producing water so I was stood under the shower head with no water coming out the middle of it and all the water spraying around, really frustrating.

We didn't try the pub opposite but it looked popular with campers and really handy as only a very short walk. Chip shop van called and they were delicious. You must try Philps pasties in Hayle.

Motorhome owners - be careful of parking down at the Godrevy lighthouse car park, the National Trust wanted 7 to park our van (which we refused). Plenty of other free car parks around on the Portreath road if you want access to the coastal path.

To sum up - nice little site and we can see why it is so popular. This site is much better than the CC site down the road, handy for the pub & beach and for visiting St Ives, Penzance and most of West Cornwall. We would return if shower curtains installed!

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 169 reviews from this member

A return trip to Gwithian Farm for us and just as good as the last time.

Nice, friendly booking in, and even though we arrived before noon we were allowed to pitch up. Nice, tidy hardstanding pitch separated by small hedging and plants.

Central toilet and shower block with plenty of everything (I just wish some campers would look after things like they would at home and not expect the next person to clear up after them!). Washing up sinks (6 sinks but only 2 plugs - who would pinch them?!) to the rear of the building. Dustbins and recycling at the rear of the shop. Good supplies in the shop too, nothing overpriced and daily papers always available. Water points dotted around the site but only one chemical disposal point near the reception so it can get busy! Good information room with plenty of ideas of places to visit and eat, etc. free Wi-Fi too and doggie friendly.

The site is situated in the centre of the village right opposite the Red River Inn - doggie friendly, great food and plenty of real ales and ciders on offer. We suggest you book if you want to eat here, it was heaving - even on a week night in the middle of September! They now also have a village shop housed in the pub courtyard!

There are fantastic walks from the site over the dunes to the golden sandy beaches and up along the coastal path to Godrevy lighthouse. Take the coastal path a bit further around to see the seals in the cove too - well worth the walk!

We had lunch in the Sandsifter at Gwithian Towans (short walk, near to the National Trust cafe) and it was lovely! Recommended.

You have to be off your pitch at 10am but we asked for a short extension (as our next site wasn't too far away!) and it wasn't a problem even though the site was pretty full.

I have no doubts we will be back again and again. Gwithian Farm is a lovely place to stay and not too far from home for us (bonus!).

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ged120 5 reviews from this member

We were lucky enough to find a space due to a cancellation at Gwithian Farm Campsite last summer during the school holidays. It was our first trip with the new caravan; it had been several years since I last had one! We were very pleasantly surprised to find the pitch in a really nice spot, but most other serviced pitches were really good also.

The owners really made the stay for us; whilst it was busy, they still had time for us and helped with our trip planning with a disabled person in mind. They were really helpful, enthusiastic and lovely people. We had a great time and will be visiting again sometime, maybe even this summer if we can get in!

The location of the site allows a short walk through some sand dunes to a beautiful beaches. To the left is a section for dogs that is lovely but a difficult decent down a steep stepped path to gain access. To the right is an easier to get to beach for families without dogs.

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