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Teneriffe Farm Campsite FAQs

Children strolling through Teneriffe Farm Campsite, Cornwall
Kids strolling through Teneriffe Farm Campsite. Cornwall | © National Trust Images / Chris Lacey

‏Here are some answers to the frequently asked questions about the campsite and visiting this area of the Lizard Peninsula.

Booking with us

Do I have to be a member of the National Trust to stay with you?

No you do not have to be a member. Everyone is welcome to stay but you may wish to join us when you see this stunning stretch of coastline and beautiful countryside of which the management and care is partly the responsibility of the National Trust.

I am already a National Trust member, do I get a discount?

A special note to our Members: unfortunately, we are unable to offer a reduction on our fees. But please note that profit generated from the campsite helps support and finance our conservation projects. We thank you enormously for your continued support.

Do you take bookings?

Yes we do; advance bookings can be made using our online booking system. Please note that there are minimum night stay restrictions at certain times.

Can I just turn up?

Yes you can, but at peak times we strongly advise that you call us first to check on availability.

How can I pay?

We accept most credit and debit cards (with the exception of American Express and Diners Club). You can use your card to book online. Cash is accepted on the campsite.

Are you open all year round?

Our camping & touring fields are closed for the winter months. We are open from 1st April until the end of October.

Can I bring my caravan, motorhome, campervan, trailer tent, tent?

You can; we can cater for all of the above accommodation types. Alternatively if you want to travel light we also have our pods.

Can I book a particular pitch?

We will always allocate an appropriate pitch for you based upon your booking preference and accommodation type. But we will always attempt to provide you with a particular pitch if requested. Please speak to us at the time of booking.

Can I book adjoining pitches?

If available, then yes you can. Please speak to us at the time of booking. But please note we are unable to accept bookings for large family/friend groups.

Can under 18s stay at the site?

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. There are a few exceptions to this rule, for example, Duke of Edinburgh, Scout, Guide, school or other educational groups. In every case you must speak with our bookings office for advice.

Do you accept dogs?

Teneriffe Farm is a dog-friendly campsite and all well-behaved dogs are welcome at no additional charge. They must be kept on a lead at all times and exercised away from other campers. Please pick up after your dogs right away.

Staying with us

Do I have to pay for the showers?

Use of showers is included in your pitch/pod fee.

Do you have laundry facilities?

There is a washing machine and tumble dryer available 24 hours a day. They are coin operated.

Do you have a freezer to freeze ice packs?

A freezer is provided for you to freeze your own ice packs. Space may become limited in peak season. There is no charge for this service. Ice packs are available to purchase from the shop.

Do you exchange gas cylinders?

No, however there is a stockist approximately 3 miles away, please ask at reception.

Can I have a fire or barbecue?

We do not allow fires, but you are welcome to use a barbecue as long as it is raised off the ground. Disposable barbecue stands are available to hire from reception.

Do you allow fire baskets or braziers?

No. We are sorry, but fires even in a fire basket or brazier are strictly forbidden.

I am staying in a pod, what do I need to bring?

Think of the pod as a replacement for your tent. You therefore need to bring with you everything that you normally bring when camping except your tent. However we do provide four adult size sleeping mattresses in your pod.

Can I park my car by my tent/caravan/pod?

Yes if staying in tent/caravan, although if you have more than one car there is a parking area close by for additional cars. Guests in pods park a short distance away as the pod area is car free.

Do you have WI-FI?

No, we do not have WI-FI.

Do you have a children’s play area?

Yes we do. Situated in ‘Lower Predannack’ camping field, children will have fun on the swings, slide, climbing ropes or climbing frame.

Do you have bicycles for hire?

Unfortunately not as yet but we hope to do so soon. However bicycles can be rented from Porthleven Cycles and delivered to you on the campsite. Please ask us in reception for further details.

Do you have a shop?

Yes we do. In our reception building you will find a range of items available to purchase: a small range of household & personal items, maps & guide books, charcoal, fire starters & matches, camping & walking accessories, beach accessories, toys, summer games & gifts and National Trust branded products. Unfortunately we do not sell food items.

Holidaying with us

Where is the nearest bus stop?

The nearest bus stop is at Mullion village, 2 miles away. The service number is L1 and operates between Helston and the Lizard.

Where is the nearest food shop and pub/restaurant?

The village of Mullion itself is only a short distance away, 2 miles. It offers numerous facilities including a selection of shops, chemist, post office, café, restaurant, bistro and two family pubs. You will pass through the village on your way to the campsite. It therefore makes a good stop-off point for obtaining your supplies and you will be helping to support local businesses.

Where is the nearest bank?

The nearest bank is in Helston (approx. 8 miles) and the nearest free cash machines can be found in the shops in Mullion village.

What beaches are there to visit nearby?

There are numerous lovely beaches and coves close by. Mullion Cove is within easy walking distance from the campsite in one direction along the coastal path; the other direction takes you towards the very picturesque Kynance Cove and then to the Lizard Point itself, the most southerly point in Britain. Only a short drive away is Poldhu Cove. A 20 minute drive from the campsite can also take you to Kennack Sands. With a lovely beach accessible at all times, this is great for families. The area has 2 cafés and toilet facilities.

The spectacular Kynance Cove is only a 20 minute drive away. Park at the National Trust car park at the top; have a chat to the chaps in the car park about where to go, how to get down to the cove and hear their stories of the sea, rescues, folklore and the area. All National Trust car parks are free to NT members.

Where are some good walks for families?

There are many walks starting from the campsite which are suitable for families to the Lizard Downs and various amazing beaches on the Lizard. Our campsite staff will be more than happy to offer any advice they can. Maps and guides can be purchased from the campsite shop.

What National Trust places are there to visit nearby?

Godolphin House near Helston is only a few miles away. A little further you will find Glendurgan Gardens; the kids will love the maze. All National Trust places are free entry to NT members.

Teneriffe Farm Campsite, Cornwall

Teneriffe Farm Campsite information 

A green campsite surrounded by nature reserves on the Lizard, a ten-minute walk from the South West Coast Path.