Camping in Cornwall

Camping in Cornwall

Welcome to Cornwall

Cornwall is a destination defined by its spectacular twin coastlines which spill out into the Atlantic Ocean. With the dramatic granite cliffs of Land's End, picture postcard harbours, stunning beaches, picturesque villages and unique architecture, camping in Cornwall makes for a scenic experience. This far-flung jewel of the southwest is blessed with unmissable wildlife and some of the best surfing spots in the UK. 

There are lots of things about Cornwall that may surprise you like the wilderness of charming Bodmin Moor with its landscape of big skies, mesmerising prehistoric remains and great walking trails. The home of various events and festivals and the land of the Cornish pasty, it’s no wonder that Cornwall has been a holiday favourite for generations.  
 

Why you should use our YHA campsites in Cornwall:

  • Beautiful gardens and grounds
  • Perfect panoramic sea views
  • 24-hour access to hostel facilities
  • Close to many Cornish attractions

YHA hostels with camping in Cornwall

YHA Treyarnon Bay

YHA Treyarnon Bay

Sleeping under the stars, getting back to nature...sounds idyllic doesn’t it? This campsite has it all - it's spacious and flat with a beautiful sea view and year-round amazing sunsets. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being part of the great outdoors and spending time with friends or family in this beautiful camping location in Cornwall.

This Cornish campsite has space for 40 people and campers have 24-hour access to all hostel facilities including: the self-catering kitchen, toilets/showers, lounge and BBQ area. You can also park your car next to your pitch, so you don’t have to struggle carrying your belongings.

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YHA Perranporth

YHA Perranporth

YHA Perranporth offers one of the most idyllic bases for camping in Cornwall. The camping area is on the edge of the clifftop in an exposed location and when it’s windy and the sea’s rough it can be a rather extreme camping pitch, not for the faint hearted but perfect for wild camping in Cornwall. 

Campers are welcome to use the hostels facilities including our self-catering kitchen, lounge and showers and toilets.

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YHA Eden Project camping

YHA Eden Project

This unique location for camping in Cornwall is situated within the magical grounds of the Eden Project - a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes with a worldwide reputation. The eco-friendly surroundings provide camping for approximately 80 people on-site, just outside the hostel - a great camping location for families and groups.

There is a separate heated shower and toilet block exclusively for campers to use. Food and drink is also available from within the Eden Project grounds during standard opening hours.

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YHA Lands End camping

YHA Land's End

Camp out on the front lawn of YHA Land's End surrounded by breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. This small campsite in Cornwall is well sheltered with 24-hour easy access to facilities and the main Youth Hostel building with its lounge and dining room. The site can accommodate up to 12 people and is suitable for organised groups, individual travellers and families.

Campers can use all the Youth Hostel's facilities and have an extra toilet, sink and shower closer to the camping ground. YHA Lands End camping facilities are in a one-stop location for paradise and a perfect spot from which to explore a beautiful part of the UK.

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YHA Coverack

YHA Coverack

If you love spectacular coastal walks and secluded beaches, head for this beautiful location for camping in Cornwall with panoramic sea views - perfect for a great value family holiday. The campsite is situated in an enchanting 100-year-old orchard located close to enjoyable walking routes along the beach. There is room for up to 35 people in small tents and the site is suitable for use by both families and organised groups.

Campers have 24-hour access to all hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, toilets and showers, and the lounge.

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YHA Penzance camping

YHA Penzance

YHA Penzance has a sheltered and south-facing campsite with stunning views across Mount's Bay to the Lizard Peninsula. Just a 10 minute wak from the nearest bus service and 15 minutes from the centre of Penzance, this campsite in Cornwall is ideally places for a family break. 

Campers have 24-hour access to all hostel facilities including the self-catering kitchen, toilets and showers, and the lounge.

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Things to do in Cornwall 

Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

Dive into a 3D underwater world to watch some of the planet's most fascinating creatures at Blue Reef Aquarium. Home to 40 naturally-themed habitats, you’ll also can come face-to-face with freshwater turtles and much more!

Cornwall Surf Academy

Cornwall Surf Academy

Don't miss out on something the area is famous for! Try an action-packed surf lesson and take to the waves at the Cornwall Surf Academy. If you are looking for things to do, it is activity for families and is great for both wet and sunny weather conditions.

Lands End

Land's End

Discover a place of spectacular scenery and natural beauty at Land's End. The designated pathways will lead you to discover some truly breath-taking views and historical landmarks, including splendid granite cliffs, the famous Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly. 

BF Adventure

BF Adventure

Get outdoors and have fun at BF Adventure. As a charity, they help hundreds of disadvantaged children in Cornwall too. With adrenaline-fuelled activities, it's fun for all the family.

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Campsites in Cornwall