Trevella Park campsite in Crantock is rated within the top 100 campsites in the UK! And that’s a pretty big title to live up to. Located just on the opposite side of The Gannel River to Newquay, it’s ideal for families and couples looking to stay just outside of Cornwall’s most famous holiday town but still benefit from all it has to offer.
We drove about half an hour from our house to Trevella Park. So you could say it was hardly a holiday, but it felt like it!
We chose Crantock because it’s somewhere we never choose to visit on our days off. But it’s far enough away from home that we aren’t too familiar with the surrounding area.
So on a Friday afternoon we hit the A30 and headed East for Trevella Park. We were warmly welcomed by the staff, although they were quite surprised by the little distance we had actually travelled to reach them.
We found our pitch on a large grassy field and made our camp for the weekend. We are beginning to get the hang of putting up the tent and setting up our mini-home for weekend trips.
This time we opted not to cook our evening meals, and instead treated ourselves to a meal at The Bowgie Inn above Crantock Beach and Rick Steins Fistral. Read the blogs to find out about these famous spots.
Trevella Park offers two fishing lakes if you’re looking for a semi-active holiday, and place to relax and escape from the campsite. There’s also a wonderful trail walk around the lakes if you’re not into fishing but still want to appreciate the natural environment.
If you’re not so much into the DIY camping holidays then Trevella also offers ‘safari’ and ‘ready tents’ as well as ‘geodomes’ if you would rather roll straight into bed with minimal effort. There are also static caravans and lodges on site if you wanted to treat yourself to a more structural holiday home.
Trevella Park is a wonderful family retreat offering everything you could need. A heated outdoor swimming pool, crazy golf, on site cafe and shop, multiple parks and playing areas as well as being close to the beach! There’s even a pet corner where your youngsters can meet Trev and Ella (see what they did there…) the rabbits and Ollie the Owl.
They also organise ‘Ranger sessions’ during the school holidays where children can take part and learn about bug hotel building, crabbing, bat walks and pond dipping.
The campsite is located in a wonderfully quiet location on the banks of The Gannel River. You can take a easy walk from the campsite along the river out to Crantock beach and river mouth. It takes at least half an hour, so if you’re planning a day on the beach we recommend taking the car instead.
We took a peaceful walk in the evening as the sun was setting and the scenery was beautiful, a very stunning part of Cornwall indeed.
The following day we packed up the car with surf boards, wetsuits, windbreak and a picnic and made for Crantock beach with the sunny Cornish skies shining. There’s a National Trust car park right next to the sand dunes and the RNLI lifeguards patrol the sea and the river.
Being so close to Newquay we did have an explore on foot of the town and all it’s beaches. It was great that we were able to visit, but staying at Trevella Park meant that we could escape the crowds to the peace of a village setting within only a few miles.
Trevella is a wonderful campsite for couples or families and we would happily recommend to all. If you keep an eye on their website you can also pick up last minute deals. A great option if you’re waiting to see what the weather’s doing.
Read our camping review of Trevedra Farm campsite at Gwenver if you wanted to head a little further West.
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