What They Said

“Breath-taking views, falling asleep to the sound of the ocean, woodfire cooking, clean facilities, spacious camp site, and friendly hosts; all a walk away from the beach. An amazing eco-camping experience!” Jo – Aug 21

“This is a lovely little camping spot with great facilities and a very friendly host. You can reach Mawgan Porth in around 10 mins on foot by walking through the adjoining fields, which is great for surfing and cliff top walks. The campsite is amongst a small farm so it was nice waking up to horses in the next field. The pitches are nicely spaced out and there are only five in total, which means you’re not sharing the facilities with loads of other campers and have space to breathe. The bell tents are spacious, with double beds and basic seating, plus a fire pit per pitch.” Emilie – July 21

“This really is an exceptional place. An oasis of calm and tranquility a stone’s throw from the busy resort of Mawgan Porth, you can be as isolated or as connected as you like. The site is immaculate but basic, with beautifully levelled individual pitches well spaced from each other. The compost toilet is spotlessly clean and the gas shower is a pleasure to use. We loved the fire pit we were supplied with. Liz was a fabulous host with a wealth of local information and time to get to know all her guests. Highly recommend this place to anyone who loves simplicity and tranquility.” Rachel – July 21

“Fantastic small campsite, well run, quiet and has great views. Location is also perfect for those looking to do outdoors activities. We loved this campsite. Liz was a great host and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely go back!” Omar – July 21

“We had a lovely time at Higher Pendeen Camping. Liz is a very helpful host. She met us at our late arrival and showed us around the camping site. The site is very well organized, clean and has all facilities for us. It has a very nice view: a lovely place to see both sunset and sunrise. It also has a lovely walk path on the side of the farm to the beach. If you are looking for a quiet place to be close to nature, this place is for you!” KHP – June 21

“Perfect spot for back-to-basics simple and sustainable camping. Small site, fantastic location (10 min walk to the beach with surf hire) with some local pubs and bars all within a short walk through the fields. Fantastic hosts, super friendly and helpful with great local recommendations.” Cal – June 21

“Really wonderful stay, 10/10 site. We came as a couple and it was remote, beautiful views and such a perfect location. Lovely 15 minute walk to the beach, and right on the coastal path to enjoy some long walks. Liz was great, dropping off eggs, lettuce and local steaks for us to cook on our fire-pit! Would highly recommend.” Henrietta – June 21

“This campsite is AMAZING!! If you love staying on super quiet sites with great quality facilities & service then look no further! The views are outstanding, the place is super clean and well maintained, you can tell lots of love & care goes into this site! Liz is super accommodating and welcoming, you can order local logs, kindling kits, eggs and even order meat from the butchers, via Liz – she also drops everything off at your pitch! Can’t wait to visit again!” Ellie – June 21

“Such a lovely campsite & the beds are very comfy! The walk to the beach is short & you can see some amazing views. Highly recommend.” Amelia – June 21

“Lovely campsite in a lovely location. Simple but great amenities. Friendly hosts and idyllic views. Would definitely stay again.” Natalie – June 21

“We stayed at Higher Pendeen for 3 nights in the bell tent, it was a fantastic experience, Liz was there on arrival to run through everything, she is very friendly and helpful. The beach was only a 10 minute walk which was ideal for our two boys who are 8 and 5. I would definitely recommend this campsite.” Vanessa – June 21

“Lovely place to stay, site has everything you need and so close to the beach. Would 100% stay again!” Harrie – May 21

“Higher Pendeen is situated in an idyllic location just 10 minutes walk from Mawgan Porth beach and is perfect for exploring the north Cornwall coast. Very clean composting toilet and a lovely hot shower which was much better than the offering on a lot of other sites I’ve stayed on in the past. Liz was very welcoming and helpful with some great recommendations for local pubs/bars etc. We were even lucky enough to have the whole campsite to ourselves for the weekend. It is rare nowadays to be allowed fire pits etc and I was impressed with the fire starter kit that the site supplied for a small charge which kept us warm on what was an unusually cold May evening! Would recommend this site to anybody travelling to the area and will definitely be returning.” Ben – May 21

“Perfect location for exploring North Cornwall and for all the surfing beaches. Lovely site on a quiet hillside with huge amounts of space, big flat pitches, good quality facilities. Hosts are very helpful and friendly and have a great eco friendly ethos.” Eric – May 21

“Really lovely campsite, very peaceful and a super location for visiting beaches such as Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay and Porth.” Camilla – April 21

“The most incredible views!!!” Matt – April 21

“Great site away from the crowds but within walking distance of the beach. Liz is very helpful and friendly. The Bell Tents are spacious with comfortable beds and the facilities are close by and clean. Great base for exploring Cornwall. We had a great stay and would come again.” Paul – April 21

“Liz and her family could not have been friendlier or better hosts! Their campsite is utterly gorgeous, tidy and fits our eco-friendly requirements. Plus it is only a short walk to the beach, which is gorgeous in itself. Our daughter loved their goats and horses and playing with her new friend Monty. We shall definitely be returning soon!” Cindy – Oct 20

“Absolutely brilliant campsite. Facilities were fantastic and Liz was especially accommodating and attentive. The campsite was very cozy and communal, and the basket of vegetables was a delicious addition to our grill. The location of the site is ideal – a short walk down to the beach but still tucked away from the busier caravan parks in the area. There was barely any light pollution giving us amazing night skies. The bell tents were very spacious and comfortable, would definitely recommend. We’ve just left, but we’re already thinking of when we can go back.” Jon and Belinda – Sept 20

“Thank you so much Liz and Mike for providing such a great camping experience. We were warmly welcomed even though we arrived very late ! Sorry… the composting toilets were the cleanest I’ve seen ever. The outside shower clean/hot and felt great after a few hours in the surf. We really appreciated being able to order eggs, logs etc in advance and was lovely that they were on the pitch waiting for us… would highly recommend staying here and will definitely be back ourselves…” Jen – Sept 20

“Couldn’t ask for more! Idyllic spot just 10 minutes stroll from the beach, spotless and good Covid precautions. Very clean composting toilet and nice hot shower. Liz made us feel so welcome and there was even a basket of goodies from the vegetable garden. We’ll definitely be back!” Claire – Sept 20

“Onsite services provided are really well thought through and our host really made us feel at home. Clean compost toilet, and even hot showers. Wood fire is really affordable and added to our camping experience.” David – Aug 20

“COVID secure, Quiet, Friendly, helpful host. Great shower” Helen – Sept 20

“A Hidden Gem! Fantastic little campsite. Chilled vibes with uncrowded pitches, friendly owners and only a short walk to the beach. We will be back for sure!” Casper – Sept 20

“Amazing campsite, perfect for escaping from the world and enjoying the beautiful Cornish coast. Located within a 10 min walk to the beach, you can enjoy a morning swim in the sea as well as watch the sunset on the beach without worrying about parking/getting back to camp. Liz was so accommodating and thoughtful, making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The facilities are always clean and Covid safety has clearly been well thought out. We will definitely be returning next time we visit Cornwall!” Athina – Sept 20

“We were lucky enough to stay at Higher Pendeen on their opening weekend and had an awesome time! The site is immaculate, peaceful, and offers a convenient walk to the beach which was awesome. Toilet and shower were both incredibly clean, warm and reliable. Would definitely be back to stay again” Johnny – Aug 20

“Truly awesome location, people and facilities. This is such a great find. Intimate with an exclusive feeling but very much down to earth. It’s also in a great position with just a 10 min walk down to the beach/bars etc. Lots of great extras such as the fresh veg basket and VERY dry affordable wood. Thanks Liz and everyone at the campsite. We all had a great stay and will definitely be booking back in.” Marty – Sept 20

“Looking for a place to stay, look no further. Great atmosphere, lovely clean site and so close to the beach. Highly recommend! 5 * all the way” Richard – Sept 20

“Higher Pendeen was a lovely campsite. Overlooking views of the surrounding hills and a short, mostly private walk to Mawgan Porth beach past a horse pasture, it was just what we were looking for in a weekend down in Cornwall. The site was clean and tidy, with one composting toilet and a shower with hot water. The host, Liz, was quick in her communication during our booking, and gracious and welcoming throughout our stay. Her friendly nature set the tone for the site, and she introduced us naturally to some other campers. When we booked, she sent us the link for an app that had all the campsite information easily laid out. I would highly recommend.” Connell – Sept 20

“Great little camping site on top of a hillside. Strongly recommend the 10 min walk down to the village/ beach, as the landscape is breathtaking. Being an eco-site, the infrastructure is minimalistic, yet fully functional and surprisingly confortable to use. There is also a complementary basket of locally grown veggies for all campers to help them selves to! Lovely hosts, Liz and Michael are tirelessly making sure the campsite is always in pristine conditions and all campers have all they need. Thank you! We had a great long weekend there and will definitley return asap. Highly recommended!” Nelson – Aug 20

“Brilliant campsite and Liz was a fantastic host; we had fresh logs and kindling each night for the fire pit, our bell tent was large enough to fit 2 x double beds comfortably and had beautiful views over the valley. It’s a small campsite with loads of room between pitches so it felt as private as you want it to be. The fresh veg from the allotment was a really welcome surprise, and we were able to buy some fresh eggs from the farm too. We were provided with a camping stove and kettle along with the tent- it was so comfortable, we felt right at home. Eco loo and shower were great facilities for the 4 nights we stayed here. As for the surrounding area- it’s a short walk to the beach from the site where you can rent wet-suits and body boards ( and brilliant Cornish ice-cream for afterwards!). Really picturesque walks nearby too, and there’s a lovely independent coffee place up the road serving amazing veggie breakfasts and hot sandwiches. Can’t wait to come back!” Caroline – Aug 20

“My partner and I stayed 2 nights in a Bell Tent for his birthday and it was such an amazing experience. We love the eco ethos and this was one of the main things we loved about the site. The pricing was really fair and we were also given a fire pit to use over the weekend, including enough wood to make two fires. We were also given free fresh produce from the vegetable patch on site which was a really special touch. The location is stunning and peaceful surrounded by greenery, natural landscape and some of the resident farm animals which I adored. The pitches are spaced out really well which we really appreciated. Often with Cornish camping you are packed in, but Higher Pendeen was the complete opposite so you feel you have your own personal spot to unwind. Liz our host was such a kind chatty soul and we loved seeing her in the morning as she made her way around site for her morning caretaking. Liz had such amazing knowledge of the local area and she made us feel so welcome, thank you Liz! We can’t wait to stay here again and we hope it’s not too long again before we do. We are locals and this has to be one of our new favourite spots” Caoimhe – Aug 20

“We had a great time at Higher Pendeen, we arrived in gales and pitched up our tent, Liz was very attentive to make sure we were OK. The site sits at a top of the valley with sea views and an easy 10 minute walk on a mowed path to the beach which is great as you avoid busy car parks. The facilities are basic but very clean.” Kate – Aug 20

“Easily the best campsite I’ve ever stayed at. It is a small, intimate site but there was a real sense of community, plus this meant it was very quiet. The site was clean, easy to locate and not too far from the beach. Liz was extremely attentive and tried her absolute best to make sure we had a great experience. Whether that was providing info about the area or keeping us updated with the weather. Eco camping done right.” Marie – Aug 20