East Crinnis Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall St. Austell

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A rural retreat in the heart of Cornwall, where time stands magnificently still

Ask ten different campers to explain their favourite thing about East Crinnis Farm and you’ll probably receive ten different answers. Some like its peaceful rural setting, others might opt for the sparkly-clean facilities, while a few may even choose the tasty Cornish pasties, served along with a night of storytelling round the campfire. Whichever aspect of this family-friendly campsite takes your fancy, you will undoubtedly enjoy this rustic retreat in the heart of Cornwall, where time seems to stand magnificently still.

The range of camping experiences on offer is pretty impressive. Traditionalists can pitch on one of the large, flat, grassy spaces, which are secluded by hedges. For those in search of creature comforts, log cabins and geodesic glamping domes are also available. The domes are situated in an exclusive area of the site (catching the best of the afternoon sun) and come equipped with log burners. What’s more, a six-metre transparent allows for unimpeded star-gazing come nightfall.

Although this is essentially a rural location, East Crinnis is only a short jaunt away from the beaches, ice cream kiosks and breathtaking scenery of the southern Cornish coast. It takes 45 minutes to wander the coastal path to Charleston harbour (of the BBC’s Poldark fame), following the high cliff edges above nearby Crinnis beach, while cyclists will enjoy the moors and mineral trails inland. But it’s not all about the Great Outdoors. The nearby traditional fishing ports of Mevagissey and Fowey both offer a pleasing variety of food and drink, activities and shopping, plus their very own summer festival season.

After a busy day discovering the ancient kingdom of Cornwall, switching off the car engine and wind down at East Crinnis is a joy. Despite the farm’s wide range of facilities, the general ambience of this place is far away from the ‘holiday park’ vibe you might expect: as the night draws in, parents sweep up their offspring and head for a sing-song and snacks round the campfire. Glampers, meanwhile, head back to their geodesic cocoons to watch the skies in comfort. Whichever route you pick, this is camping as it should be, with a lovely atmosphere in a truly special location.



Shower block facility offering unlimited hot water, private areas, separate changing rooms, family bathroom, baby changing facility, hair dryers and individual showers. Disabled bathroom designed for ease of access with modern facilities and personal key access. Kitchen with freezers for ice packs, kettle, microwave, washing-up facilities and lots of fresh water points. Office/reception with small shop selling fun products for kids and some groceries. Laundry room with sink worktop, free ironing facilities, kettle, coin-operated washing machine/tumble drier and Wi-Fi. Weekly story telling around a camp fire during summer school holidays and free pasty super, giant chess, children's play area with slide, climbing frames, swings, see-saw, balance beams and nets. Waste recycling centre, chemical disposal and nature reserve with pond.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, campervans, glampers, families and dogs (must be kept on a lead at all times) – yes.


A 15 minute walk takes you to the South West Coastal footpath, towering above the high cliffs of Crinnis beach. By car the wonderful Eden Project (01726 811911) is close by, whilst within 30 minutes you can reach the Atlantic surf of the north coast of Cornwall, the Duchy capital of Truro, The Lost Garden’s of Heligan (01726 845100) and the Roseland Penisula.King Arthur’s Castle (01840 770328) at Tintagel, Lands End, St Ives and The Minack Theatre (01736 810181) are also easily reached for a great day out.

Food & Drink

In Cubert, The Smugglers Den Inn (01637 830209) is a charming thatched-roofed pub with a friendly atmosphere, traditional food and local ales. More good eateries include: Sam’s (01726 832273) a cool 60’s style joint serving fish and famous burgers, The Old Quay House (01726 833302) with its award-winning restaurant and The Lifebuoy Café (07715075869), its welcoming staff and quirky surroundings ensuring a memorable experience. For that special occasion Austell's (01726 813888) offer 5 courses of sumptuous food matched with 5 finely chosen champagnes from the Deutz champagne house.


March - October

The Owner Says

A rural camping and glamping retreat in the heart of Cornwall, where time stands magnificently still. Although this is essentially a rural location, East Crinnis is only a short jaunt to the beaches, ice cream kiosks and breathtaking scenery of the Cornish coast. And the world renowned Eden Project is only 2 miles down the road!


Contact East Crinnis Farm, East Crinnis Holiday Park, East Crinnis, Par, Cornwall PL24 2SD

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Getting There

The site is situated about half a mile from the A390 taking the Fowey turning by the Britannia Inn roundabout. Follow the A3082 finding us on the left hand side. You’re best driving to Cornwall on the A30 then take the A391 to St Austell then left at traffic lights on the A390 turning right at the next roundabout on the A3082. Sat Nav - PL24 2SD.

Par railway station is only 1.2 miles away with trains arriving from London Paddington, Exeter and Plymouth, before continuing to St Austell, Truro and Penzance.


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