Stretching Westward, Cornwall is defined by its dramatic geography – this is the county with the longest coastline in the British Isles. If you’re planning to visit this beautiful part of the UK this year, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying at the best caravan park in Cornwall.

Cornwall is a region with something for everyone, whether you want to find breathtaking beaches, visit characterful fishing villages, soak up some history or simply enjoy the superb surfing. It’s a dream for walkers who want to venture into glorious scenery, including the beauty of the South West Coast Path and atmospheric Bodmin Moor.

Explore the charming coastal towns, take to the waves, or relax on a picture-perfect beach. Attractions aren’t limited to the coast though – ancient moorland also provides evocative locations, such as Jamaica Inn, and the iconic former tin mines. It’s not surprising that such a stunning part of the country features in our Top 100 Sites Guides, where we reveal the UK’s best caravan parks.

Is Cornwall on your list of places to visit in 2024? Then you’ll want to take a look at this guide, where we’re revealing the best touring caravan sites in Cornwall, including the number one campsite in the area.

What is the best caravan park in Cornwall?

Our Regional Winner for the third consecutive year and the best caravan park in Cornwall is Silver Sands Holiday Park. Set in the Lizard Peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to a number of stunning coves, beaches and fishing villages – Silver Sands is well situated for taking in the many wonders of Cornwall.

The site is also committed to preserving the natural environment – it has won a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award, as well as badges for Wildflower Habitat and Hedge Habitat in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

The best caravan sites in Cornwall:

Silver Sands Holiday Park
Killiwerris Touring Park
Polruan Holidays
Tehidy Holiday Park
Trethem Mill Touring Park

The best caravan parks in Cornwall:

Silver Sands Holiday Park

Gwendreath, Lizard, Helston TR12 7LZ,

Silver Sands Holiday Park
  • Tel: 01326 290 631
  • Open: Mid March – early November
  • Pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £23.50

Best caravan park in Cornwall overall

Congratulations to our Regional Winner for Cornwall, now reigning supreme for the third consecutive year! Set in nine acres of fine countryside on the stunning Lizard Peninsula – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Silver Sands offers a peaceful environment for taking in some of the many highlights of the region.

Site facilities include a shower and toilet block, a launderette, a play area for children, and a one-acre dog-walk. Pitches come with electric hook-up and water connection, with young trees or shrubs marking them out. Small campfires are permitted on touring and camping pitches. The site works hard to help the environment and has won a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award, as well as Wildflower Habitat and Hedge Habitat badges.

For 2024, the dog friendly caravan park has refurbished its reception and is now providing free Wi-Fi across the site. There is also the option of bike hire, for easier exploration of the surrounding area. From the site, embark on the 1km woodland walk through Gwendreath Valley to reach beautiful Kennack Sands. Visitors will be able to stroll to the local bar for refreshments, while the many towns and villages to see include Falmouth, Porthallow and Porthleven.

You said…

  • This is the best campsite I have ever been to. I’ve been a regular there for over half my life.
  • This is a very well-run site in a great location.
  • It’s a place where you really feel you are getting away from the stresses of day-to-day life.

Killiwerris Touring Park

Penstraze, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8PF,

Killiwerris Touring Park
  • Tel: 01872 561 356
  • Open: 28 March – 26 October
  • Touring pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £35

A peaceful adults-only site, Killiwerris offers a mix of fully serviced hardstanding and grass pitches, all with 16A hook-up and drinking water connection. The site has a purpose-built amenities building, which has central heating, privacy cubicles and free hot water. Reception is stocked with essentials such as milk and bread, with free Wi-Fi, too.

Guests can stroll into nearby Chacewater village – less than a mile away, it has a fish and chip shop, a post office and a pub. Alternatively, head to Truro, St Ives or Newquay.

You said…

  • The site is peaceful and all of the facilities were immaculate. We’re going back there!
  • The site owners are very welcoming and always go the extra mile to help.

Polruan Holidays

Townsend, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1QH,

Polruan Holidays
  • Tel: 01726 870 263
  • Open: 29 March – 30 September
  • Touring pitches: 18
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £29

This three-acre park enables guests to unwind in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with breathtaking sea views. The site plants seasonal and wildflowers to encourage local wildlife. Nesting boxes and bird feeders are dotted around, too, and it has won numerous David Bellamy Conservation Awards.

The amenities building has hot showers, a launderette, free Wi-Fi and a play area. The best caravan parks in Cornwall are well-placed for exploring the many delights of the region – in the case of Polruan, it is just 200m from the South West Coast Path, as well as being ideally situated for visiting Polperro, Looe, The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

You said…

  • The hosts are very friendly, the site has a great location and the facilities are excellent.
  • The people who run this site are amazing and so helpful.

Tehidy Holiday Park

Bassett Road, Harris Mill, Illogan, Redruth TR16 4JQ,

Tehidy Holiday Park
  • Tel: 01209 216 489
  • Open: 30 March – 2 November
  • Pitches: 27
  • Pitch+2+hook-up From £24

Tucked away in woodland in the picturesque Tolskithy Valley between St Agnes and St Ives, Tehidy provides a tranquil base for exploring Cornwall. The carbon-neutral campsite works very hard to support the environment, with wildflowers, hedging and an orchard. It has won Green Tourism and David Bellamy Conservation Awards. Mature plantings separate many of the pitches, with Wi-Fi provided throughout.

Facilities include a shop stocking local produce, a games room, EV charging and a play area. The sandy beach at Portreath is nearby; alternatively, head for Porthtowan or Truro.

You said…

  • A friendly, well-cared-for site with excellent facilities.
  • This was our third stay – it’s the perfect family campsite.

Trethem Mill Touring Park

St Just in Roseland, Nr St Mawes TR2 5JF,

Trethem Mill Touring Park
  • Tel: 01872 580 504
  • Open: 1 May – 1 October
  • Touring pitches: 80
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £33

Covering some 12 acres, this adults-only site on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula focuses on allowing its guests to get away from the hustle and bustle. Individually hedged pitches offer 16A hook-up and a picnic table. EV charging, a shop, an amenities building, a dog-walk and a launderette are among the facilities provided onsite.

Walk into St Just in Roseland, only 1.25 miles away, or head for the nearby villages, such as St Mawes or Portscatho. Visitors will also be well placed for visits to Falmouth, St Austell and Truro.

You said…

  • This is my favourite campsite and the only one I try to return to every year.
  • This is a very dog-friendly site in an excellent location. A true home from home.

Are you touring with your family? Then take a look at our guide to the best family caravan parks.

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