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Henrys Campsite
The Lizard
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR12 7NX
Tel: 01326 290596
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Pitches: 56
Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 60 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   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   No Golf   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Castle Rocks 1 review from this member

 We have been to Henry's campsite so many times. We love it so much. We've taken a tent, camped in their bell tent and also their star gazing hut. It has the most incredible views.

The atmosphere is beautiful. I've never met one person there with an attitude. Common sense prevails at Henry's.

There are many 'rules' as such. Lots of animals, lots of Old Rose cider and a covered fire pit area for gatherings.

They have an annual little big gig too. If you go, you won't be disappointed. The Lizard is a special place in Cornwall. We HIGHLY recommend it.

I'm excited to take our new (old) caravan this year. We'll wait for the quieter months because usually, Henry's is fully booked the previous year for camping in July and August. 

Date of Visit: May 2022  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Collyer 1 review from this member

 Absolutely gorgeous

So quirky

So close to beautiful walks on coast path

Quiet and cosy

Lots of animals

Would definitely go again and highly recommend 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jaybe5 1 review from this member

 Great location for walks in all directions. Arrived on a ceilidh night, great fun!

Camping area is sheltered in lovely landscaped gardens with lots of quirky arty buildings, loved the creaking galley kitchen!

Owners and staff very friendly and helpful.

Looking forward to returning for longer. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 9 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: JussyB 1 review from this member

 Love this site! It is the perfect place to relax and unwind! Great for children too with animals and birds around the site.

Occasional live music is a bonus. Can buy most things that you may have forgotten for your trip on site, including fresh produce daily. The Old Rosie by the jug is a must at Henrys.

The communal firepit is a lovely area and perfect for evening get togethers with other campers! Even the storms we seem to encounter every year cannot put us off this site!

Looking forward to pitching up again in 2022! 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Happykampers 1 review from this member

 Hands down. This is the greatest, quirkiest campsite we have ever visited.

We stayed for 3 rainy days and nights and had a wonderful time. The owners were lovely, helpful and willing to share a lot of local knowledge.

This site is reminiscent of our days of *wild* camping. You feel like you are on your own, not sardined into regimented row upon row of other campers.

Facilities were basic, but clean and well maintained.

This is a gem of a campsite. We'll be going back for sure! 


Date of Visit: April 2019 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dennykp 1 review from this member

 Just got back from the best weekend camping at Henrys. Wonderful spot with masses of easily accessible walking in all directions on the Lizard. No problems with showers. Very friendly and helpful owners.

Very quirky and interesting site. We had a very quiet weekend, lots of choice of sites, each one giving privacy but allowing you to chat with neighbours if you feel inclined.

Pubs and small shop within easy walking, (just watch out for the Cornish Rattler) and discovered a garden centre that must be Cornwalls best kept secret. We will be returning 

Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Maudie57 3 reviews from this member

 Interesting campsite in fantastic location. Friendly owners. The site is really designed for campervans and tents. Though it says it takes motorhomes the entrance is narrow, and potentially you could damage your motorhome. We did on leaving, when a homemade speed bump at the entrance smacked our waste pipe breaking the bracket.

Situated in the village it has the perfect location. It has an interesting website which strangely does not give prices. Which is understandable once you find out what they are.

The campsite itself has a very eclectic decor, which gives it a hippy commune feel.

The toilets are unisex and basic, as are the showers, which you have to pay for. A communal circular earth floor hut is provided for campers with sofas. When we visited some of the sofas were threadbare and the hut filled with rubbish, so unusable. Facilities are not particularly good, and I would suggest are inadequate if the site were full.

The customer service is relaxed/ non existent, our emails didn't get answered, phones were not answered. Having visited once we are unlikely to use it again. 

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Clemina2002 2 reviews from this member

 Fantastic campsite. This place is a little bit of heaven on earth. Great little shop that has most things you need. They even sell ice cubes for your G&T at night :)

The owners take great care of the site and they even have lamas! How great is that

I would highly recommend this campsite. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Catarinabod 75 reviews from this member

 I agree with RalphPorter's review. We had 5 nights over the school hols 28/night for 2 with ehu. As girls, we were not happy with the unisex toilet/shower arrangements but did find that the ones behind the wash-up area were generally not used by the fellas. Not enough really for the size of the site but the 20p charge for shower for 2 mins did mean that people didn't hang around too long.

Very attractive site with lots of nooks and crannies and also a fantastic animal field with alpacas, goats, pig, chickens (and noisy cockerel) - alpacas would often peer at us over the hedge. Walks galore from the site.

Cadgwith Cove and the Inn worth a walk, and also the beautiful Kynance Cove although this is very popular with tourists and gets too busy + the beach is not dog friendly. Other shorter walks from the site. Weather forecast didn't often get it right - we had quite a lot of mist and it was quite humid, even without much sign of the sun.

Our pitch was a good size. Free wi-fi available in the grass-hut type lounge area (with lots of old sofas) and the pitches nearby. Quick turnover of campers - empty spaces were soon filled up. Access quite tight. We could hear acoustic music and singing a couple of nights from the fire-pit area which was great. Anyone with a musical ability appeared to be encouraged to perform.

Good butcher/deli in the village which we used for bbq supplies and good bread if you get there early enough. Would also recommend Ann's Pasties for a takeaway - gorgeous, fresh and hot. Overall, fabulous site but would have been 10 stars with separate facilities. 

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Mikede 31 reviews from this member

 Difficult to know where to start describing this site. Firstly it is very very expensive for what is provided- For 26 a night I would at least expect the showers to be free ! We didn't use them as although clean(ish) they were - like the rest of the site 'tatty' and charging for a shower on top of the high site fee is well OTT.

Location is good- close to village/ shops/ pubs/ bus stop/ coast path.

Access is tight and can be tricky for larger units.

The site is best described as a cross between Steptoes Yard and a Hippy Commune. Staff are friendly enough and helpful if required.

WiFi is free but only available close to the 'hut'- this a thatched/ corrugated iron roofed structure reminiscent of a iron age 'round house' furnished with tatty sofas.

In summary. If this site was 15-18 a night it would be ok but at 26 it is poor value for money. 

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