Salty Dog Friendly Campsites – CORNWALL

On a recent short trip around Cornwall we decided to turn our unofficial bedtime ratings of each site into full reviews for our like minded beach-loving, dog-loving, van-life-loving friends.

We’ve rated each criteria from 1 paw (Not Great) to 5 paws (Great)!

All these reviews are our personal opinion and intended to give people a feel of the sites we have been to, they are all listed in order of our trip.

Basic Camping at Tregella Lane

We found this gem by chance in the old school way driving down a lane and pulling up. This is a very basic site, actually just a field with one portaloo and a cold shower, however, more than adequate for those with a tourer, van or if you don’t mind sticking to the basics.


Less than 30 minute walk to Padstow along a public footpath makes it great for those looking to head into town or the beach, and some nice doggy walking.

Trevisker garden centre with a cafe serving excellent breakfasts just a 5 minute drive away. We did walk there but wouldn’t recommend as you have to walk on the main road which is quite busy.

Several surf beaches located within short driving distance.


Very basic with just one portaloo (although very clean and had soap), and a cold shower shack. Fine for one night’s stay.


Turn up and pitch up without booking so that you can pull up wherever you fancy which is great. The field does have a slight slope and is grass only of course.

Dog Friendliness

Very quiet so dog was able to roam freely (as long as an eye was kept for toileting).


Owned and run by a friendly guy who came to greet us and collect our £10. Stopped for a chat and gave us a few tips about the location and walks etc.

Spider Rating

Quite a spidery feel to the portaloo and shower (although none were seen) but that’s to be expected!

Luxury Camping at Padstow Touring Park


Great location, only 20 minutes walk along a nice footpath into Padstow town, and past a supermarket which is handy.


Two separate shower and toilet blocks either end of the park. Lovely and clean with lots of separate cubicles, music playing and heated which is a nice touch. Plenty of room in the shower cubicles and space to keep your clothes dry. Kids play area on site. Super clean and well kept. Very nice and clean washing up area. Shop on site with the basics. Well lit across the