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Penmarlam Caravan and Camping Park

Located high above the Fowey Estuary, on the edge of Bodinnick village, Penmarlam Caravan & Camping Park enjoys spectacular views across the hills and valleys of Southern Cornwall.

The Park has been fully redeveloped with the construction of a new Reception with Shop and Off-Licence, modern ladies toilet and shower block including baby changing facilities, disabled facilities, and additional electric hookup points.

All our pitches have an electrical hookup point and there are also 14 fully serviced pitches with their own water and drainage points in addition to an electrical hookup.

Bodinnick village is extremely picturesque and calm. You can walk into the village from the Park, perhaps enjoy lunch at the Old Ferry Inn, part of which is built into the rock face.

Daphne du Maurier's House 'Ferryside' is across the road where she wrote 'The Loving Spirit' set in nearby Polruan. The annual Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature is held in Fowey each May.

There are many varied and interesting walks around, including the famous 'Hall Walk', but plan carefully as some of the hills can be steep.

From Bodinnick walk to Polruan crouched behind the head of the Estuary via the tiny hamlet of Pont where you can watch the hummingbirds, catch the passenger ferry to Fowey and return on the Bodinnick ferry which appears in records as far back as 1344 (though not the current ferryboat).

Fowey Town (a short ferry ride across the river) hosts the famous Fowey Regatta in August, a glorious celebration of racing, feasting and high spirits, when some 2,500 visiting yachts boost the substantial resident yacht population.

Enjoy the action safe in the knowledge that you have a peaceful enclave at Penmarlam Park to return to.

The beautiful and ever popular Polperro and Looe are within easy reach to the east. The Eden Project is just a short drive away, as are the many houses, gardens and attractions of Southern Cornwall.

For the more energetic a wide range of water sports are available on the Estuary, and for the children there are theme-parks, animal sanctuaries and many other attractions nearby.

Sea Fishing is available from Penmarlam Quay, or you can launch from Penmarlam Slipway.

Broadband Internet now available - either through the Kiosk in Reception, or hook-up your own laptop to our wireless network.

Most of the coastline of the Fowey Estuary and around is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with rocky bays, picturesque villages, and is of course a boat lover's paradise.

Fully redeveloped the Park now offers:

* Reception / Shop/ Off-licence at the entrance to the Park with Broadband Internet Access via WiFi to your own Laptop
* Immaculately clean and heated toilet / shower facilities
* Toilet / shower facilities for disabled visitors
* Baby changing room
* Electric hookup points on every pitch
* Fully serviced pitches with electric, water and drainage on-pitch

The Park is divided into two areas. The first offers miles of stunning views across the Cornish hills, the second is screened, lawned and sheltered.

Being in an elevated location our 65 grass pitches are well drained even in the most inclement weather, virtually all have a 16 amp electric hookup point, with numerous drinking water points around the Park as well as in the central amenity areas, so you will never have carry water very far. Choose your own pitch from those available on arrival.

Mini-Market, Off Licence & Internet Access

Our brand new Reception / Shop stocks an extensive range of groceries, provisions, fresh fruit & vegetables, beers wines and spirits, confectionary and ice creams, local guide books, maps, gas, camping and caravanning accessories and other seasonal items. Mobile phone eTopUps are available. We also provide an ice pack freezing and battery charging service. A wide range of Tourist Information about the local area and attractions is available in our Information Centre.

Keeping you in touch is our Broadband Internet Access, hook-up your Laptop directly to our wireless network to keep in touch with loved-ones through email, or just browse the web.

Animals under control are very welcome on the Park. There are many lanes & pathways adjacent to the site to exercise your dog, including the famous Hall Walk starting in Bodinnick itself, and the spectacular Coastal Path.

Contact Details

Telephone 01726 870 088

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This page was last updated: 27 September 2011

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