Mousehole Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Penzance

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A basic but spectacularly located campsite on Cornwall's Penwith Peninsula, built on the resources of Mousehole's local football club
You’ve heard of campsites with a football pitch on offer, but how about the other way round? Tucked in the far southwestern corner of Cornwall, Mousehole Camping offers exactly that – a great non-league football club that has a handy campsite adjacent to their top quality pitch.
Trungle Parc is home to Mousehole AFC of the Western Premier League. The essential facilities have long been in place - hot showers, toilets and sinks inside the main changing rooms with a well drained flat field providing the ideal conditions for camping. They have 34 good sized pitches, some hardstanding with electric, some grass with electric, some just grass. If you’re a fan of that slightly makeshift, pop-up campsite feel then you can’t go far wrong here.
The main camping season runs from mid-April to mid-September but self-contained campervans and smaller motorhomes (max 7m) can book a hardstanding pitch all year round. And there might even be a free game to watch - the season generally begins in mid-July and ends in early May.
The campsite is well laid out and the facilities are very well maintained but a real benefit of the campsite is it’s wonderful location near Mousehole Harbour and just 10 miles from Land’s End.

A stroll away from the campsite entrance, the tiny village of Paul has all the endearing characteristics you’d expect of a village with the same name as your mate from down the road. Paul’s local, the Kings Arms, is a cosy, old stone haunt, with a couple of picnic benches outside, looking across to the parish church opposite. The centre of the village’s history, this towered old building is said to have been founded in the year 409 by the Welsh saint, Paul Aurelian... though a further two Saint Paul’s are also disputably it’s rightful honouree. Today’s structure actually dates to the year 1600, after the invitingly isolated Penwith Peninsula was sacked and burned by marauding Spaniards five years earlier.

The campsite or, more accurately, the football club, takes its name from the next village over, a tiny cluster of houses encircling a beautiful old harbour. It was here that the Spanish first landed, with a plaque outside the only surviving building that reads "Squire Jenkyn Keigwin was killed here 23 July 1595 defending this house against the Spaniards". Today the picture-perfect spot, speckled with colourful dinghies, boasts a sandy crescent beach when the tide is out and excellent crabbing opportunities from the far harbour walls. It’s your first discovery of many along this stretch of heritage coastline; a peninsula on the very edge of the country with all the drama, history and intrigue that you could ask for.



Facilities on site include 24 large flat grass pitches and, new for 2022, all have the option of a 16 amp electric hook-up. There are also 11 all weather hardstanding pitches (also with electric hook-up), pitches for glamping Bell Tents, excellent free wi-fi, tiled solar-powered showers and washing-up area, a community freezer, free phone charging points and ample car parking for additional vehicles. The glamping Bell Tents are available for the Whitsun Bank holiday and for the peak season (July and August).

All campers receive welcome information on arrival. BBQ’s and small fires are permitted as long as they are raised off the ground.

The shower, toilet and washing-up facilities are a short walk around the football pitch. Mousehole Camping  provide a disabilities toilet / shower / wet room that can be accessed but be aware that some of the access surfaces around the ground are uneven which does not make it ideal for wheelchairs.

Also please note that a few football matches take place in April and from mid- July onwards but all campers get free entry! The showers are out of action for a short time whilst the matches take place but there are toilets that are always available for use.

Suitable For

The site is ideal for campervans, tents and small motorhomes (7m max). It is NOT suitable for larger motorhomes as the approach roads from Penzance are narrow and the entrance to the site itself is steep. The site is not licensed to accept caravans.

Mousehole Camping  welcome families, small groups, walkers, cyclists and campers looking for a quiet ‘Cool Camping’ campsite in a great Cornish location. Well behaved dogs and their well behaved owners are welcome!

The campsite operates a ‘quiet campsite’ policy between 11pm and 7am so please book elsewhere if you think that you would prefer a busier site.


Walk the 15 minutes to picture perfect Mousehole, an attractive fishing village centred around its beautiful old harbour. Wander the cobbled streets visiting the art galleries and independent shops or catch a bus from there to Penzance, the most well known spot on the Penwith Peninsula and just 3 miles from the campsite. St Michael's Mount (01736 710265) is then just a 20-minute walk along the seafront and across the beach – you can walk the causeway at low tide or take the boat when it's high. Elsewhere, you can't come this far and not go all the way out to Land's End, the UK's most south westerly point. Just a couple of miles to its east Porthcurno Beach is extremely popular, though its surprising treat is actually the overlooking Telegraph Museum (01736 810966), marking what was once the world’s biggest submarine telegraph station. Step inside to find family quiz trails, secret WWII tunnels and interactive exhibits. The adjacent Minack Theatre (01736 810181) is also a must-see. Take a blanket and picnic and watch a play at the ocean’s edge.

Food & Drink

Just 500 metres away, the tiny village of Paul has a great local, The Kings Arms (01736 731224), serving hearty pub meals and a wide range of beers. We are a short downhill stroll to the village of Mousehole with it's amazing harbour and more options when it comes to pubs and restaurants.
The main town of Penzance is less than 10 minutes drive away with more wide-spread amenities, such as major supermarkets (Tesco, Lidl, Sainsburys and Morrisons), fast food outlets and a great range of take aways and restaurants.

Other useful amenities in Penzance include a 24hr urgent care Hospital, numerous doctors and chemists, a main line train station, regular buses and taxis, a leisure centre, a cinema and a unique ferry service which will take you to the beautiful Isles of Scilly.


Mid-April to mid-September for tents.
Whitsun Bank Holiday, July and August for Bell Tents/glamping.
Campervans and motorhomes (max 7m) all year round.

Why book with I Love This Campsite?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

Mousehole Camping is a small, family and dog friendly campsite based at a local football club in the quiet village of Paul near Penzance.

Our full 2022 summer camping season begins on April 11th and then runs to mid-September. Throughout the winter we make a few hardstanding pitches available to give self-contained campervans touring Cornwall a place to stay with an electric hook-up. Please note, however, that the facilities are understandably limited for the off season period.

For summer 2022 we will provide 35 flat pitches, 24 of which are on the grass. A new addition is that ALL pitches will have the option of an electric hook-up. The site gets quickly booked out throughout July and August - so book early to avoid disappointment!

The campsite operates a ‘quiet campsite’ policy between 11pm and 7am so please look elsewhere if you prefer a busier site.

 Bell Tents sleeping 4 persons are available for Whitsun Bank holiday, July and August.

The campsite is just 500 metres from the Kings Arms, a local pub serving great food and beers, a mile from the famous Mousehole Harbour.

The traditional and iconic fishing harbour at Newlyn is less than 10 minutes drive away as is Penzance itself which provides a wide range of local amenities including supermarkets (Tesco, Co-op, Sainsburys, Lidl and Morrisons), fast food outlets and great restaurants serving a wide selection of food and drinks.

Local attractions include Porthcurno beach, the world famous open-air Minack Theatre, St. Michael’s Mount, Lamorna Cove, the South West coast path and, of course, Land’s End.

Video Tour

Virtual Tour


34 pitches in total. 11 are All Year hardstandings for campervans and motor homes (max 7m) with the rest being large flat grass pitches with the option for electric hook-up.
Pre-erected glamping Bell Tents (sleeping 4 people in each) are available for Whitsun Bank Holiday and for the July and August peak period.

Grass Pitch with electric option

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 15 Available
Suitable for 1 large family tent, for 2 small tents or for a campervan with standard awning. NOT FOR MOTORHOMES.

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 6 Available
Boutique 4m Bell Tents (up to 4 persons). 5 night minimum booking*. All Bell tents are equipped with inflatable beds, bedside light, fan heater, electric sockets & outdoor picnic table. Bring your own bedding / towels. *we can occasionally accept bookings for less than 5 nights - e.mail to discuss this possibility.

Check Availability


Contact Mousehole Camping, Trungle Parc, Paul, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6AZ

Show Map

Getting There

Drive to Penzance and head towards Newlyn. Do  NOT take the coast road to Mousehole as the harbour roads are too narrow - ignore your sat nav if it sends you via Mousehole! From the crossroads at Newlyn go straight across and continue up the steep hill following the sign to Paul. Please note that this road narrows in places. Continue to the top of the hill (approximately one mile) until you reach a T-junction signposted Mousehole and Paul. Turn left and in half a mile, before Paul church, turn right (the campsite is signposted). The entrance to the campsite is at the end of the road next to Paul Cricket Club.

There are good bus and train services  to Penzance and there is a local bus service from Penzance to Paul. The open-top double decker ‘Land’s End Coaster’ is easily accessible from the campsite with regular services around the peninsular to St. Ives, Penzance and, of course, Land’s End itself.


Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

Why book with I Love This Campsite?

  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

Related Guides

See Campsites in Penzance

Book campsites near Mousehole Camping