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Sennen Cove Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Higher Tregiffian Farm
St Buryan
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR19 6JB
Tel: 01736 871588
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Pitches: 75
Open: 01/04/2021 to 02/11/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 27 Reviews
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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <5 miles   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <5 miles 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Cathry 1 review from this member

 An excellent site In a beautiful location for a get away from it all break.

The facilities are immaculate and Covid procedures are in place. It is more suited to adults rather than children in due of the location and steep access to the beach.

The sunset on a clear day is absolutely stunning. 
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Date of Visit: June 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 13 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Sam 8 reviews from this member

 Have a folding camper:

Went end of June beginning of July. While parts of the UK baked in 26 degrees + we had cooler conditions which was great. When the sun came out it was fierce.

The campsite is an open field with hard standing pitchers around the edges. More than previous years. Just hope they donít add anymore. This means if you want a grass pitch it will either be in the field near the dog walk or in the middle. We did have 2 days of high winds Max 60mph. A couple of awnings and tents were taken down as they would have been damaged. We had a storm strap on the main cabin and awning and she was ok. A bit battered but ok. It is an open campsite and not a lot of shade or relief/cover from winds.

We went in June and didnít have to queue for showers but I did go in the evening.

All are cleaned each day and do sparkle.

Both sets of managers will help and are really nice people. Assistant manager Jim was brilliant and he was always happy to help and really cared if you had a great holiday/time. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him.

St Just isnít too far away and has a co-op, pastie shop and deli shop that do fab takeaway salads. Itís past the airport.

You can see the airfield from your pitch and There isnít that much noise.

Minack theatre 🎭 is quite near but if you do go during the day. There is no shade and take a cushion as the seats are stone!

St Ives isnít too far away and is lovely to visit. Quite a few steep hills if you're unsteady on your feet.

Loads of little beaches and coves a short drive away. Praa sands is especially lovely which has lifeguards.

The chip van will visit the site twice a week but you can also go into Sennen over the roundabout and there is a post office/shop and chippy next door.

Sennen beach is beautiful a no sandy and is also lifeguarded. Marizion beach is pebbles and hurt your feet so I took shoes I could wear to swim.

There a 3 major supermarkets within shirt distance from each other in Penzance. You can eat at the cafe at Sainsburyís and sit on the veranda and look out over St Michealís Mount.

Penzance town is ok but tired. I would drive around to see if itís worth parking and paying car park fees first.

This is our 4 time and is well worth the very long drive from Berkshire.

Would highly recommend and weíll definitely be going back.



Ps. Donít have children so lowest rating. There is a playground but I really didnít pay any attention to it. 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Damaca 49 reviews from this member

 This is a pleasant medium-sized site, with all the facilities (which are very good) that you could need, and friendly helpful staff. Everything is well cared-for and clean. New, I think, this year, is site-wide free wifi which at our pitch was of excellent strength.

It is very exposed though, being essentially one large field high up on a hill, without any hedges or trees to break up the wind - and it can be very windy- it is near Land's End after all. The field is just surrounded by a low-ish wall with far-reaching views over the countryside and the sea.

The walk down to Sennen Cove itself takes about an hour, whichever of the 2 or 3 available routes you use. Sennen Cove is lovely when you get there, and it is an easy half-hour walk onwards to Land's End, which is well worth going to and much less tacky than we had feared. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Margalot 1 review from this member

 We had a 2 night stop here in the heatwave! Beautiful clean and very spacious site. A really great welcome by the staff, we were a tad early but no problem. The site was a bit breezy but under the circumstances of it being the hottest few days it was welcome. We used the laundry facility which was good value.

The site has a walk down to Gwynver Beach, but be aware of the steep climb back up, we struggled in the heat! Bus services to and from Penzance at St Ives are frequent and there is an open top double decker that dares to take on the narrow lanes! Just hope you don't meet it on your way into the site like our neighbours did! Fish and Chip van visits. Lovely dog walk on site around a non mown field with a mown path cut into it.

Definitely a site to relax on and feel you can breathe with all the space around you 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: 6mantent 11 reviews from this member

 In summary an excellent, well run, if exposed, site in a prime part of the UK.

We have just returned from an excellent visit to this gem of a site. This is just a lovely site, in a absolutely beautiful part of the UK.

Arrival: Greeted warmly and shown to our pitch - we were suggested a pitch by the play park, but we preferred a pitch slightly further away which was accommodated after a check on bookings. We planned our journey to arrive as close to the 'Club' directive of 1pm; but we were later to find that the site is much more flexible with this policy which is welcomed given that many people plan to avoid the hordes descending on the county /area during the summer holiday period. The C&CC I feel need to have a policy review for sites such as these and booking arrangements to suit.

The site/facilities: Quite a small-med site by C&CC club standards. Just off the A30; near the lovely location of sennen cove. I have never seen such well trimmed grass. Play park available - hub of the site for children and my daughter made friends very quickly.

Football park away from the main site - nice touch. Sunsets are amazing if the weather is good. Be warmed that there can be winds on a fine day and also mist - very changeable conditions even within a few miles of here. Expect wind, drizzle, mist, blazing humidity and lots of sunshine and change ! The beaches are BEAUTIFUL in good weather.

Often had to queue to shower and for toilets. But this is peak season - so cant comment at other times. Washer/drier (single one of each) is available - but heavy queuing experienced at our stay. Also miffed at the smart arsed lady who washed her pots in the laundrette sink despite the VERY clear notice. Whilst others had the decency to queue. All I can say is I hope no one has been washing their smalls after a bout of Norovirus ;)

Pack suncream, waterproofs as well as delta pegs if you are a camper! I wouldn't recommend blow up tents at this site - I saw first hand 2 destroyed and crippled by the moderate winds. Come prepared people!

We have a expensive polycotton tent but the relentless winds drove some water through on 1-2 days of our 10 night stay.

Food & provisions: Site sells limited provisions, but there is a cost cutter at Sennen and also a shop at St Just. Be aware on busy periods that at busy times parking is limited at the cost cutter and essentials such as milk, cheese, bread and BBQ provisons/beer can often be in short supply so get there early folks ! Longer drive (30 min round trip drive) into penzance gives you access to 3 major brand supermarkets.

Things to do:

Must to walk to the beach locally noted in Gwyver - id say half an hour. Be prepared from a steep climb at the end of the day back up and across fields, so one for the fit and able and pushchair less.

Nice gallery in sennen as is a couple of pubs/resturants.

Recommend an evening summer walk across the coastal path to 'proper lands end' (drive to the sennen harbour carpark) after the crowds have gone. Lovely walk with some great views.

If you have money to burn and appreciate poor value for money then recommend a photo at the 'moved' lands end post and 'shaun the sheep experience'. Otherwise just walk and get some exercise and take some great photos of the coastline / Dr Syntaxs head etc and get the best experience for nothing. :) 


Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Johnny78 2 reviews from this member

 I arrived late afternoon on a Monday the first week in July, by myself for a quiet 9 day break, the welcome from the couple running the site was very professional and friendly.

After setting my tent up, I had a wonder round the site to familiarize myself with the facilities. All was in great working order and clean. The site grounds were beautifully kept and maintained.

The location is spot on for peace and quiet, even the airport nearby was seldom used, so didn't interfere with relaxing.

Although they do have a fish & chip van turn up twice a week, I would suggest a trip to 190 Degrees West chippy further towards Lands End, next door to this is a Post Office and cost-cutters with surprisingly inexpensive supplies.

Sennon Cove itself is a small beach 'village', (good luck if you can get a parking space at peak times) it seems to offer the minimum facilities, and offers a good clean beach.

If you prefer a supermarket, Penzance isn't far to drive, but the town itself is a little run down

Overall I would highly recommend this site and location, and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

I would agree with the comment about the exit of the site by 'SAM', be attentive and cautious of traffic when leaving the site 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Lms0110 50 reviews from this member

 A fantastic site close to the coast path. Great wardens, flat pitches where we had the sun all day long. Good dog walk and dog friendly beach close by. Buses stop at site entrance that will take you to St Just or Lands End, no charge for dogs. Dated but spotlessly clean amenities block. Fab fish & chip van visits on a Monday. Will definitely return to this site, one of the best 

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Dubdogs 147 reviews from this member

 We pulled in here for one night whilst touring Cornwall. We had driven in to the site previously, but on that occasion it was very busy, so we left. This time thought it was nice and quiet and we had a very friendly greeting the wardens. It was also before the club directed check-in time of 1pm, but the wardens were thankfully flexible about this.

It was a very foggy Cornish couple of days so we didnít get to see the views, but were told they were very nice! There's a footpath from the site which takes you down to the Coastpath and beach, so we got a nice walk in.

The facilities were very clean and tidy and site was well kept. There was an on site dog exercise area for the late night trip. The on-site shopped stocked some basics.

At the time of year, the site was nice, quiet and relaxing which is just what we were after. 

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ell63 5 reviews from this member

 My partner myself and Lucie our Parsons Jack Russell have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Sennen Cove site, the site itself is lovely, maintained to a high standard and very clean. There is a large field with hard standings situated on the road (which is strictly one way) surrounding the large field, the grass is like a bowling green and flat, the pitches are all marked out for the 6m rule

On our arrival we were met by friendly member of staff and was offered a pitch but he joked don't ask for a sheltered spot as they don't exist. We soon found this to be very true, the winds here can be very strong even in good weather while we we there 2 tents had to leave, we waited until our fifth night and as the wind was due to drop we decided to move on to our next site in Bude earlier than planned, so my advice is, if your in a tent be aware. The staff were excellent and arranged for us to transfer our 2 nights lost here to Bude site another C&C site so we didn't lose any money at all, a fantastic help. On the other hand if you are in a mobile home or caravan I cannot fault it. The shower area is very clean and of a good standard, there are numerous showers, sinks toilets etc but they are closed for cleaning from 10. 30am Ė 12. 00pm. The washing up area is small and indoors There is wifi on site which yo have to pay for but is accessible in all areas of the site

The site is close to Sennen Cove and provides a lovely, if steep, walk down to the cove along the path. There is a reasonable dog walking area at the front of the site.

The gate is locked at 11. 00pm until 7. 00am but this signed and therefore I don't think is an issue.

The nearest shop is a Costcutter in Sennen and there is a Sainsbury and Morrisons in Penzance a short drive away. Over all the site is excellent and cannot be blamed for the weather, but if you are in a tent it is very open so if it is windy you will feel its full force. Hope this helps 

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Sam 8 reviews from this member

 We've just 'reluctantly' returned home after 13 nights stay. We were blessed with mostly fantastic weather and only had a day and a half of wet weather and a couple of days which were really windy.

We arrived and were met by the assistant managers who were very friendly, we were give a choice of 2 pitches as we had electrics and we were on pitch 53. The main camping field had pitches all around the edges with grass and hard standings and grass pitches in the middle where you could apparently pitch anywhere so long as your electric cable could reach the hook up. Our pitch was on the back row facing the sea, the field behind us was for non EHU. There were more campervans and caravans compared to tents but there was plenty of space between each unit.

The managers were also very friendly and helpful and will help you if you need assistance setting up your camp or anything else.

The site is very open and exposed and you can see for miles around as the site is up high compared to Sennen Cove Beach so usually there is a sea breeze on the site. Saying this, there is no shelter/shade so if you are on the back row the sun will be on you until it sets around 9. 30pm June/July so can be very hot.

Site was very quiet when we went and hardly any children were on site, but we did go end of June/July before kids broke up from school for summer. There is a little play area on the main field.

The site has a toilet blocks with wash rooms and next door are the showers and are separate for men and women. Washing room and dryer and pot washing area as well as the usual chemical disposal unit.

The toilet/shower blocks are closed daily from 10. 30am - 12pm which we did find to be a pain but not that much as the site was quiet and you can use the disabled toilet/facilities while the other blocks are being cleaned. I don't know what impact this will have during busy periods. I staggered my shower times and never had to queue. There are only 3 showers and you don't have to pay for them! (Assume the boys also had 3 showers). All were very clean as well as the site. Some mornings I did find it a rush if I wanted a shower before we went out.

The site does have Wifi and you can by vouchers for Wifi. I took my ipad which had various iplayers loaded on to it as well as Sky Go/Movies if you want to use wifi for TV depending on how long you stay, you can get a weeks voucher @ £10 or a years voucher @ £20. I bought the weeks voucher and it lasted me 4 days! If you're on O2 and have a smart phone, you'll lose your 3G signal on site and it'll be slow. Hubby had a 3 mobile and it worked perfectly with 3G.

If you're active you can cycle or walk locally near the site and there is a dog walking route on site. We went to the beach most days and Sennon Cove is beautiful but there is a very very steep hill to the car parks on the bottom but you can park all day right next to the beach. The beach is patrolled by the NRLI. It also has a cafe that according to hubby does the best hot dogs he's ever tasted.

The office is also a little shop where you can order newspapers for the next day but you can either go into Sennen to Costcutter or St Just for the Co-op. In Penzance there is a Tesco, Sainsbury's and a Morrison's all within close proximity of each other with their own petrol stations which are cheaper than local garages. Sainsbury's does a fab cheap breakfast and has an outside area that overlooks St Michael's Mount. Penzance has plenty of high street shops like Boots, Body Shop, Icelands and Costa Coffee etc and a car park located near to the entrance. As like most of Cornwall, lots of hills in and out of the town.

A fish and chip van visits the site twice a week, they cook to order and it's all fresh, you don't wait longer than 20 mins but that depends on how many campers place their order before you. There is also a fruit seller that walks around selling his fruit, again I think he visits twice a week but notices up in reception will tell you when both will visit. I did find the fruit expensive compared to Sainsbury's but it was from a local farm and had been picked that day so really was fresh.

The local airport near the camp site flies to the Silly Isles several times a day. Towards the end of our stay it had closed so the runway could be maintained.

We enjoyed our visit so much we stayed on for an extra week. There are loads of places to visit and lots of beaches/coves to be found. It ranks as one of the best camping trips we've ever had in the UK. It did help that we had mainly fab weather. Lands End was better than I expected.

Only grumble I had being in a tent, was the dryer. It is £1. 00 for 20 mins and I washed jeans and after 40 mins they were still damp. I'll definitely be taking a washing line with me next time as I had to hand damp washing on the guy ropes.

I would highly recommend this site if you want a quiet and relaxing holiday with beautiful scenery.

**Please be aware when you drive out of the site and want to turn right towards the A30, cars coming from the left don't slow down coming around the corner! 

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