Think of Cornwall and you’re likely to conjure up images of sweeping coastlines, big skies and picture-perfect beaches. Yet this is a region with so much more to offer, as a stay at one of the best motorhome sites in Cornwall will allow you to discover.

Wildlife lovers will be spoilt for choice, with the South West Coast Path providing plenty of idyllic walks. The area is rich in history too, including the magic of the Arthurian legend at Tintagel, the atmospheric coves that provide reminders of Cornwall’s smuggling past, and the many coastal villages and towns.

It’s undoubtedly an area that has a lot to offer, and it’s not surprising that it features in our Top 100 Sites Guide, where we reveal the best motorhome sites in the UK.

If you’re planning to head to this picturesque part of the country, look no further than our guide to motorhome sites in Cornwall. You can also check out our guide to the best motorhome sites in Devon if you’re in two minds as to which of the two beautiful counties to head to.

Motorhome sites in Cornwall – our pick of the best:

Silver Sands Holiday Park
Killiwerris Touring Park
Polruan Holidays
Tehidy Holiday Park
Trethem Mill Touring Park

The best motorhome site in Cornwall is:

Silver Sands Holiday Park

Gwendreath, Lizard, Helston TR12 7LZ,

Silver Sands Holiday Park
  • Tel: 01326 290 631
  • Open: Mid March – early November
  • Pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £23.50

Best motorhome site in Cornwall overall

Well done to Silver Sands, our Regional Winner in Cornwall for the third year in a row! The campsite, which also features in our best campervan sites in the UK guide, is set in nine acres of parkland and provides 17 pitches, offering guests a tranquil environment for exploring the region.

It’s a site that is well situated for taking in Cornwall’s many delights. It can be found in the Lizard Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is home to a number of fishing villages, coves and beaches.

Visitors can stroll to the picturesque Kennack Sands, only 1km away, with the walk taking them through Gwendreath Valley. Cornwall is known for its characterful villages and towns, and there will be plenty to visit in the surrounding area, including Porthallow, Porthleven and Falmouth. The site offers bike hire too, to make exploring simpler.

The site’s environmental efforts have resulted in a David Bellamy Gold Award and both Wildflower Habitat and Hedge Habitat badges.

Facilities include a laundrette, a children’s play area, a one-acre dog-walk, and a shower and toilet block, while pitches come with electric hook-up and water connection – visitors are also allowed small campfires on touring and camping pitches.

You said…

  • This is the best campsite I have ever been to. I’ve been a regular there for over half my life.
  • This is a very well-run site in a great location.
  • It’s a place where you really feel you are getting away from the stresses of day-to-day life.

Killiwerris Touring Park

Penstraze, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8PF,

Killiwerris Touring Park
  • Tel: 01872 561 356
  • Open: 28 March – 26 October
  • Touring pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £35

This tranquil adults-only site is only a mile from the village of Chacewater, providing visitors with fully serviced hardstanding and grass pitches.

Wander into Chacewater to find a pub and a fish and chip shop, or explore some of Cornwall’s most popular tourist destinations, such as Truro, St Ives and Newquay.

A purpose-built amenities building comes with privacy cubicles, free hot water and central heating, while ‘van owners can stock up on essentials such as milk and bread at the reception. Each pitch comes with 16A hook-up and drinking water connections too.

You said…

  • The site is peaceful and all of the facilities were immaculate. We’re going back there!
  • The site owners are very welcoming and always go the extra mile to help.

Polruan Holidays

Townsend, Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1QH,

Polruan Holidays
  • Tel: 01726 870 263
  • Open: 29 March – 30 September
  • Touring pitches: 18
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £29

Offering guests a great location for visiting attractions such as The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Polruan Holidays is a three-acre site set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Only 200m from the South West Coast Path, guests can soak up stunning coastal views or alternatively, head to Polperro and Looe.

Polruan has won numerous David Bellamy Conservation Awards, with nesting boxes and bird feeders dotted around. The site also does its bit to encourage wildlife by planting seasonal and wildflowers.

The Cornish motorhome site provides a modern facilities block with hot showers, while a laundry room, free Wi-Fi and a children’s play area are also on offer.

You said…

  • The hosts are very friendly, the site has a great location and the facilities are excellent.
  • The people who run this site are amazing and so helpful.

Tehidy Holiday Park

Bassett Road, Harris Mill, Illogan, Redruth TR16 4JQ,

Tehidy Holiday Park
  • Tel: 01209 216 489
  • Open: 30 March – 2 November
  • Pitches: 27
  • Pitch+2+hook-up From £24

Sitting between St Agnes and St Ives, Tehidy is a carbon-neutral campsite which is set in the beautiful Tolskithy Valley. Guests will find themselves well situated for trips to Truro, Porthtowan, and the sandy beach at Portreath.

Tehidy prides itself on its environmental credentials, having won Green Tourism and David Bellamy Conservation Awards. Many of the pitches are spaced out by mature plantings. Guests can make use of facilities including a games room, a play area and a shop where local produce can be bought – EV charging is also available, as is WiFi.

You said…

  • A friendly, well-cared-for site with excellent facilities.
  • This was our third stay – it’s the perfect family campsite.

Trethem Mill Touring Park

St Just in Roseland, Nr St Mawes TR2 5JF,

Tehidy Holiday Park
  • Tel: 01872 580 504
  • Open: 1 May – 1 October
  • Touring pitches: 80
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: From £33

A 12-acre adults-only site set in the Roseland Peninsula, Trethem Mill looks to provide a peaceful setting for guests who want to get away from it all. St Just in Roseland is only 1.25 miles away, while visitors can explore villages such as St Mawes or Porthscatho – other destinations include Falmouth, Truro and St Austell.

Facilities include a shop, an amenities building, a dog-walk and a laundrette, while EV charging is also available. The site’s individually hedged pitches all come with 16A hook-up and a picnic table.

You said…

  • This is my favourite campsite and the only one I try to return to every year.
  • This is a very dog-friendly site in an excellent location. A true home from home.

Thinking of heading to another part of the country? Take a look at our guide to the best campervan sites in the Lake District to see our top picks in this picturesque part of the world.

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