Back to Nature: Camping in the Fal River region Back to Nature: Camping in the Fal River region Back to Nature: Camping in the Fal River region Back to Nature: Camping in the Fal River region

Back to Nature: Camping in the Fal River region

31 August 2023

Keep the summer going, take advantage of the Cornish micro-climate and book a camping trip! This corner of Cornwall has it all...

The Fal River area is a paradise for nature lovers and camping enthusiasts alike. With its stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and many outdoor activities, camping in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty promises an unforgettable adventure. 

Here are some handy tips for a memorable camping experience.

Choosing Your Campsite

The area offers a variety of campsites to suit everyone, whether you prefer a few nights under canvas, your own motorhome, or a chalet. 

Trethem Mill is a luxury 5-star, award-winning touring park for adults only, ideally situated near the pretty fishing village of St Mawes and the coastal village of Portscatho, offering a haven of peace and tranquillity and the perfect rural retreat.


King Harry Glamping nestles alongside the stunning woodland walks of the National Trust Trelissick Estate and overlooks the King Harry Ferry on a private and peaceful site with breathtaking views, whatever the season.

Accommodation consists of an eco pod and single-room cottage, and being south-facing is blessed by the sun for most of the day.


Pennance Mill Farm and Camping Park is a family-run, family and dog-friendly site in Falmouth, with a footpath to Maenporth Beach and a small farm shop selling groceries and Cornish delicacies.


Other popular campsites include Merrose Farm Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite near Portscatho,  Trewince Farm Touring Park on the Roseland, and Veryan Campsite.  

Be Prepared

For all your camping needs, Penryn-based and ideally situated for the area,  Leisure Vehicle Accessories offers a range of accessories for motorhomes, campers and boats, including interior and exterior equipment and fittings and Renewable Energy solutions.  


Embrace the Scenic Beauty

One of the most remarkable aspects of camping in the region is the breathtaking scenery, whether that be coastal views or lush woodlands. Spend your days exploring the South West Coast Path, which offers panoramic views of the coastline and access to hidden coves and beaches.  

Explore Picturesque Villages

While camping, take the opportunity to explore the charming villages on offer to get a slice of Cornish culture and delicious seafood. With its historic castle and quaint harbour, St Mawes is a must-visit. You can also visit Portscatho, a traditional fishing village with a great beach and charming gallery.

On the Water

The region is a fantastic location for water sports enthusiasts. Sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are popular activities in the crystal-clear waters. You can rent equipment locally - try St Mawes Kayaks or Loe Beach Watersports - or get onboard Enterprise Boats and cruise the Fal River in style. If you need a new wetsuit or fancy a surfboard, call into Sessions Surf and Skate shop in Falmouth for great advice and products.


Wildlife Encounters

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the diverse wildlife on the Roseland Peninsula. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of seabirds, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of dolphins or seals along the coast, making it an ideal location for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.


Camping can be a rewarding experience, and this wonderful area has something for nature lovers and adventurers alike, from the stunning landscapes to the rich wildlife and charming villages.

Whether you're seeking relaxation, outdoor excitement, or a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, pack your camping gear, embrace the natural beauty, and create lasting memories on this enchanting peninsula...