Mount Pleasant Eco Park

UK England South West England Cornwall Porthtowan

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Eco-friendly camping with campfires, an excellent café and knock-out sea views, all within walking distance of the beach

Mount Pleasant Eco Park is perhaps the most quintessentially Cornish glamping site. Spacious, eco friendly and with views not just of the the sparkling sea but also of a historic Cornish copper mine, now re-wilded and a Site of Scientific Special Interest. There’s a handful of pitches for campers and a host of beautiful bell tents and shepherd's huts for those, like us, on the hunt for a little luxury. Plus, along with campfires permitted by your accommodation, there’s also a sheltered, walled courtyard with a pizza oven and communal fire. The only thing missing is a magic carpet to get you back up the hill from the beach. But it wasn’t always this way.

“In 2001 when we took over the 42-acre farm it was derelict; an old potato sorting shed was half collapsed and the land was exhausted by 37 years of intensive farming,” affable owner Tim explains. In the intervening decades, Tim and his team have steadily transformed the place, not just into a tremendous glamping site but also into an exciting hub of community life. The spirit of the old farm remains, even if the method has changed, with a vast allotment patch and well-stocked polytunnels. A local community group tends to the organic crop and the vegetables are used in an excellent on-site café, which also makes for a relaxed chill-out space and reading area. Through summer there are numerous courses, events and workshops too. The outcome is a glamping site that’s not just somewhere for holidaymakers to escape to but also a place to feel a part of the local community, eat the most local of local produce and find out beach tips and secret swimming spots from the people that actually live here.

As the name suggests, Mount Pleasant Eco Park is at the forefront of all things environmentally friendly. A wind turbine on the site provides some of the power, suppliented by a batch of solar panels on the café roof, and heating comes from a wood-chip boiler supplied by off-cuts from a timber business. Protecting the environment seems particularly poignant in a setting such as this. When glampers bed down in their bell tent in the lush green grass of the meadow they overlook the Tywarnhayle Valley, the SSSI and former copper mine where an old stone mining building still stands to tell the tale. Today it looks wild and overgrown but the old mule path once used by the miners is still clear and weaves its way down to the coast and Porthtowan Beach. Winding your way through the gorse, to the sound of the waves beyond, you feel utterly bedded amongst nature; stepping out of your dream atop Mount Pleasant and venturing down to the just-as-pleasant beach below.

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Facilities

From the Eco Park, our wild camping area has spectacular views down to the beach at Porthtowan and over to Atlantic Sea, as well as to St Agnes Beacon and the copper mining valley of Tywarnhayle.  From the naturally beautiful and peaceful site, a cleared mule track (used in mining times) leads down the valley towards the beach, so you can spend the day surfing, lazing and enjoying all the local area has to offer without needing to jump in the car.

The Mineral Tramway cycle path is just down the road, offering a great day out exploring the mining heritage of this stunning part of the world from the North to the South coast at Devoran.

On the park we have solar and gas powered showers, brand new toilet & shower block and a washroom for pots & pans – which also has plug sockets, a mirror and a kettle. We also have a freezer in the atrium for ice blocks.

Campfires are encouraged in the cob courtyard and fire pits and barbecues are welcome on the campsite as long as they are kept off the grass.

Whether you are looking for a laid back family holiday, participating in a course, attending a wedding or celebration or volunteering on one of our environmental projects, the wild camping here offers you a unique and affordable place to stay. We love having well behaved dogs on the park, and pets are welcome across our grounds. Please keep dogs on the lead.

Suitable For

We are open to everyone and anyone looking for a laid back, back to nature, eco escape.

Nearby

We are perched on top of the cliffs above Porthtowan beach with views towards the sea

Food & Drink

Wilder Allotment Kitchen, Blue Bar Porthtowan, Porthtowan Beach Cafe, Driftwood Spars Brewery St Agnes, Chapel Porth Cafe Chapel Porth, Wheal Coates Tea Room St Agnes

Opening Times

April–October.

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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The Owner Says

The Mount Pleasant Eco Park campsite near Porthtowan and St Agnes offers a beautiful, peaceful place to stay on the North Coast of Cornwall.  We offer spacious grass pitches for tents and campers or tourers (with or without hookup), as well as a glamping option with handcrafted Shepherd's Huts and fully furnished canvas Bell Tents.

Located in a huge field, surrounded by countryside and complete with a footpath to the beach, even in summer at full capacity there is plenty of space to get away from it all and immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

The Eco Park has many extraordinary spaces to explore and use. With a cafe serving delicious vegetarian breakfast and lunches, cob pizza oven next to the fire pit, under cover atrium and outdoor amphitheatre.

We love hosting events here, but don’t worry, our campsite is situated in the perfect spot in our 42 acre grounds, so it is always a restful place to stay.

Whilst our immediate surroundings are perfect for holiday relaxing,  with a footpath leading to Porthtowan Beach directly from the campsite and the picturesque village of St Agnes just a 5 minute drive away, we are also perfectly situated to explore the rest of Cornwall. We are more than happy to share our favourite spots and recommendations with visitors!

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Accommodation

17 pitches in the wild meadow with views across to Tywarnhayle Mine, 21 pitches in the main camping field closer to facilities (including five with electricity), four campervan pitches with electricity in the orchard, plus six furnished bell tents and two beautiful shepherd’s huts. At times, all of the pitches and accommodation can appear fully booked, but with many only available for Saturday-to-Saturday, week-long bookings, there's often availability if you look for the right dates.

Small Woods Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3
The Small Wood’s Shepherd’s Hut is a cosy romantic retreat, complete with it’s own log burner. Available for 12 months of the year and situated in it’s own small woodland area, the hut comes with a comfortable double bed and cooking facilities.

The Beacon Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 5
With it’s own private sunset deck, the Beacon hut is the perfect space for families looking for a Cornish adventure. The hut comes with a double bed and single bunk beds which convert into a sofa plus the option of an additional roll out mattress. Complete with sink, double hob and all the cooking essentials.

The Tye View Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3
The Tye View Shepherd's Hut is a comfy base for couples or small families looking to enjoy a Cornish adventure, complete with a cosy double bed and cooking facilities.

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Getting There

With a SatNav, the site's postcode should bring you directly to the entrance. Follow the A30 straight into the South West and exit left at the Blackwater Bypass, where you see signs for the A3047. Follow this right over the bypass and continue straight on Westway until you reach a T-junction with Rose Hill just outside Porthtowan (roughly two-and-three-quarter miles). Turn left here, choose the left hand fork onto Chapel Hill and the site will be on your left shortly after.

On arrival, you will find the reception at the far end of the car park on the right, above the barn. To access the campsite, drive to the left of the building at the far end, and follow the path and signs round to the left. Hook-up pitches are clearly marked on the right side of the camping field. All tent and car pitches are on the left of the camping field, and bell tents are situated at the bottom of the field.

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Why book with Glampingly?

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

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