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Henrys Campsite
The Lizard
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR12 7NX
Tel: 01326 290596
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Open: 01/03/2021 to 30/11/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 56 Reviews
                9/10 from 56 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
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 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <1 mile   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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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 58 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 24 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. 

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: RalphPorter 1 review from this member

 Excellent location and the pitches are very nicely done, the owners were very friendly, helpful and laid back. The fees are very expensive though, for a tent and two people it was 22 or 26 with hook-up, you can camp for half this price if you look around. If you want to have a fire then it's 3 to hire the fire pit and then you have to buy their logs at 5 a bag so again it's 8 just to have a fire for a night on top of the 26 to pitch up! so we went without a fire even though the idea was very appealing. The amenities were pretty basic but clean and certainly adequate for us. Parts of the site are like an eccentric junk yard (in a good way) with all sorts of bits and bobs strewn around.

All that said we had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the site, it's got a great feel with chickens and ducks running around and little nooks and crannies. The local area is fantastic for walking and the two village pubs both do food, in our opinion the Witchball was far better than the Top House, better still if you want a lovely walk around the coast is the Cove Inn at Cadgwith.

Would probably go back, put off somewhat by the pricing but really not by anything else. You can pay less for a pristine site with immaculate facilities and lots more amenities but then again you wouldn't get what Henry's has to offer and that alone might just balance the books. 

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Tazsmum 25 reviews from this member

 Quirky is a word, much used about this site and it is! Totally individual and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had our own 'garden' with hook up and picnic table. Everything you could wish for on the site including basic shopping, hot drinks, cider and breakfast croissant if you want them!

Near the coastal path, and even nearer the village, with basic shops, tourist shops pubs and a great chip shop 2 minutes from the site! What is not to like? Even entertainment for the dog who thought the wandering chickens were there to entertain him! 

Date of Visit: February 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Gingawarrior 82 reviews from this member

 Henry's has a certain charm and has a lot going for it, but there are also a few aspects that need a little attention.

The good points are wonderfully friendly staff and owner, relaxed and laid back and flexible on arrival and departure times. Location wise it's right in the heart of the village with a couple of pubs, a shop, butchers and bus stop all less than five minutes walk.

The site is quirky and different, has sea views and generally feels very Cornish and very reasonably priced.

The down side is that it is a bit rough round the edges and whilst the toilets were perfectly clean with very hot showers, other parts such as the wash up area I would not have wanted to use.

I would however, happily stay again and will hopefully return one day. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Missfi 7 reviews from this member

 I stayed here with my partner Mon-Thursday, I wish it was longer.

Our pitch was beautiful, sea view, cornish walls, honeysuckle round top.

We even had room for a cooking area.

The site is laid back, calm and lovely, the chickens and ducks wandering round add to the lovely atmosphere.

Wildlife is at a high too, bats, foxes and hedgehogs.

The unisex loos and showers didn't please my partner, he likes things sterile and brand new.

I loved it all tho, the quirky, happy and jolly time was second to none.

We heard the sea in our tent all night. No other noise.

Wish we had stayed much longer. 

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