Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts

UK England South West England Cornwall Newquay

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Cornish camping and glamping, with arts, crafts and activities on site and the beaches of Newquay just a stroll away

Coastal Valley isn’t just a campsite. Imaginative owner Tanya also bills the place as a ‘crafts site’, with an online calendar full of willow weaving, slate painting and fabric printing on offer. A blackboard propped up outside the reception-cum-farm shop is used to spell out any activities that day, swirled in neat, chalky handwriting.

What’s clear, though, is that the creativity of the owners knows no bounds. The philosophy behind their craftworks seems to extent to the campsite beyond – a veritable collage of the camping world. Around its borders young and mature trees combine, linked by colourful pampas grasses and the dusty yellow of gorse bushes, and a narrow stream gurgles along the southern edge. It all frames an eclectic interior where there’s something for every camper.

For ‘regular’ folk, follow the hard driveway past reception and an oval loop provides access to the 25 grass pitches. For maximum privacy pitch your tent closest to the stream or stay up near the driveway for access to electricity. Coastal Valley operates a traffic-free policy, so once you’ve pitched your tent or parked up the caravan, campers are requested to return the car to the main parking area. The result only accentuates the tranquillity of the setting. Children play safely, you can always sleep soundly and the stream and birds can all be heard.

Glampers, meanwhile, have a range of options. There's a safari tent, nudged against the trees in a far corner of the site, fully kitted out for up to six people, and there's a timber pod for couples. A ‘BBQ lodge’, meanwhile, sleeps a further four people, with bed fitted along four sides of the hexagonal structure all surrounding an inbuilt barbecue. Finally, for the really adventurous, Tanya and the team have recently parked up a converted mobile library that once rumbled down the lanes lending books to rural readers. It's a very quirky vintage find and, today, has a double bed, sofas (which can sleep an additional two children), and a small kitchen.

From the campsite it’s around a mile to surfer-central Watergate Bay, walking through the sheep dotted fields and following the gentle course of the stream. And the same distance to Porth Beach – flanked by rocky promontories making it an ideal location for safe family bathing. Popular Towan Beach, too, is within easy reach, with all three backed by cafés and waterfront bars. If you don’t stay down at the waterfront for a pint of the local bitter then be sure to wander up the slope behind the campsite for a view across the beach instead. The Atlantic sunsets are stunning.

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Platinum awarded toilet and shower facilities, 6 showers, 8 toilets, disabled facilities, hair dryers and shaving sockets. Picnic tables, water points, recycling everything possible. A chemical disposal point for the vans. A communal kitchen chalet has 2 gas hob cookers,  a small microwave, a double sink and drainer, 2 fridges and a small freezer. Basic surf wetsuit washing facilities and hanging space. Bring your own kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery (though a few pots, pans, plates and cups are available). A craft tent runs regular activities (especially on wet afternoons), including willow weaving, wet felting, silk painting, morsbag recycling projects and slate painting. This site is particularly focused on wildlife and looking after the environment

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs on camping field, couples, families – yes. Groups should ring in advance to discuss.


Nearby Newquay is the Cornish surf capital and to its north Watergate Bay is considered the key beach for hitting the waves. West Country Surf (07772 251 778) offer family friendly surfing lessons from Watergate Bay and you can also do coasteering, kayaking, paddle boarding at Fistral Beach (01637 498200), and expansive Crantock Beach. Busy Towan and Porth Beach are best for bathing.

Food & Drink

The site's farm shop sells essential, locally sourced produce, including excellent Padstow Chough Bakery breads, flans and pies; dry cured bacon, meats and homemade sausages from a local family butcher and free range eggs from a local small holding. There's also a pop-up craft marquee, Proper coffee, Cake and Tea mornings and specialist foodie nights during peak and July-Aug summer periods. For something in Newquay, try Fifteen Cornwall (01637 861000). Recently refurbished with a charcoal-fired oven and an antipasti bar, here you can enjoy Italian-inspired cuisine made from the best Cornish ingredients. Rick Stein artisan foods in Padstow and Fistral beach. Lots of artisan cafes and bars, which Tanya and Andy are a minefield of information on.

Opening Times

Easter–end of October.

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The Owner Says

The little campsite with a big atmosphere. Tranquil and relaxing, Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts is located in a secluded Cornwall valley, with a strong focus on art, crafts and wildlife. You're only a 20–25-minute walk from the fine golden sands and world-class surf of Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver's award-winning restaurant, Fifteen Cornwall. Kick your shoes off, sit back with a tea or coffee, unwind and recharge in a beautiful Cornish valley.


25 pitches (10 with electrical hook-ups), a safari tent, a wooden pod, a BBQ lodge and a converted mobile library.

BBQ Lodge

Cabin Sleeps 4
So cute everyone is immediately drawn to peep in! With twinkling fairy lights and a central fire for cooking this wooden lodge is cosy and provides total luxury, with a your own exclusive en-suite pod providing hot water, a sink and a flushing toilet.

Wooden Pod

Pod Sleeps 3
Nestled in the bottom of the valley, this picturesque wooden pod it is perfect for snuggling together after a day on the beach.

Electric Grass Pitch for Tent

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 3 Available
In the centre of the valley is our touring ring, a perfect, friendly atmosphere, catering for a total of 25 tents, motorhomes, VW's and caravans.

Standard Grass Pitch for Tent

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
Landscaped with Cornish palm trees and pampas grasses, this natural landscaped valley provides a tranquil haven for everyone to unwind. Half the pitches will be able to see and hear the stream down below when relaxing outside.

Safari tent.. Out of Africa experience

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Real wow factor... ultimate luxury in a canvas home from home. Bigger than static caravans

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Contact Coastal Valley Camp & Crafts, Lower Trewince, Trevelgue Rd, Porth, Newquay TR8 4AW

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Getting There

Heading away from Newquay on the B3276, Alexandra Rd. Turn right into Trevelgue Rd and then see below...

Heading away from Padstow/Watergate bay. Follow the coastal road. (If you are directed to go down the farm at Trebelsue (by a big wind turbine) ignore the SatNvand take the next left turn half a mile further down the road into Trevelgue Rd...

Then on the Trevelgue Rd travel for 2 miles, past Smugglers Camp site on your left and the Lighthouse Park, the hamlet of houses and horse stables. Ignore the No Through Road sign. The road narrows, 50m ahead, follow the road round to the right and down a single leafy road for 100 metres. Coastal Valley is right ahead of you signposted off the tarmaced road on the right by the stream.

Newquay centre train and bus station is around 4 miles away.


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