Local Area

Closed 2020 Due To Covid-19

Based almost equidistant from both the north and south coast of Cornwall we’re in a great spot to access all over the county. The site offers long distance views of Falmouth bay and St Austell’s ‘Cornish Alps’, the deposits from the China clay industry.

Campervan Hire:

If you fancy visiting all of the local attractions, why not do it in style? Rent a classic VW Campervan from our friends Happy Days Camper Hire and stay with us here at Penhalvean Pottery Campsite!

Immediate Area:

We’re situated approximately 1/2 mile from Stithians’ Lake Watersports Centre and The Golden Lion Inn (great for food), 3 miles from Redruth (local ammenities & train station on Penzance to Paddington line), 9 miles from Truro (Cornwall’s only city with stunning Cathedral), 7 miles from Falmouth (south coast town with beaches) and 6 miles from Portreath (north coast fishing village with beach).  We’re also only 8 miles from Helston & Flambard’s offers a great family day out!

We’re within half an hour’s drive of the Helford river and the Lizard peninsula which offer beautiful countryside and stunning coastline. Several places to go swimming, fishing and catch a boat trip.

Food & Drink:

RJ Trevarthen’s Butcher – fresh meat, eggs and some dairy (most things for a BBQ) and you can order a pasty (by 10am) for it to be cooked by lunchtime! 100 yards from campsite entrance (8-4 Mon – Fri, 8-12 Sat). 01209 860081


Golden Lion Inn – traditional British food and real ales (& Cornish Rattler, of course). 1/2 Mile Lakeside. 01209 856488


Fox & Hounds (Comford) – excellent, locally sourced food and drink. 3 Miles 01209 820251


Lanner Fish & Chip Shop – excellent local chippy. 01209 215526 2 miles.

Cornish Attractions:

Marazion & St Michael’s Mount are approximately 14 miles away.

We’re within an hour’s drive of the world famous Eden Project.

Lost Gardens Of Helligan is approximately 45minutes drive and offers a great day of exploring for all the family.

For hundreds of great places to visit and things to in Cornwall see also: