Seaview Tipis

UK England South West England Cornwall Padstow

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches
  • Walking
Adult-only tipi glamping atop the cliffs, within strolling distance of Cornwall's famous Bedruthen Steps

You’ll be looking at the world from another point of view after you visit this secret clifftop spot, overlooking Cornwall’s renowned Bedruthan Steps. Legend has it that a giant called Bedruthan used the beach stacks here as stepping stones to take a short cut across the bay. Whether fact or fiction, you can’t help but marvel at the scale of this majestic scenery. And, at night, the sea view turns to sky view, as the stars reveal themselves. It was the place's designation as a 'Dark Sky Discovery Site' that first inspired owner, Sarah, to turn the place into a glamping site so that others could come and enjoy the view too.

Set a few hundred yards back from the cliff edge, the 14-foot Native American Sioux-style tipis are visually stunning, with their wooden poles and taught canvases creating a tall and airy feel. Eight tipis in all, adorn the meadow, each furnished with beds, rugs, low tables and lanterns and a handy torch – although you may choose the Milky Way to guide you to the loo at night. Every tipi, has it’s very own fire pit and seating area, too, so you can catch the sunset over the Celtic Sea as you toast marshmallows or watch it rise over the eastern end of the meadow with your morning coffee. With sea views and star gazing like this on your agenda, you’ll wonder why you haven’t always lived off grid (and you'll realise why the giant Bedruthen claimed the cliffs all to himself for many years).

Facilities wise, there are composting loos, hot showers but no electricity – so bring a decent cool box for your beers and battery packs for your phones. But the upshot is additional peace and quiet and a good break from the gadgets and emails, something only accentuated by the fact that children aren't permitted on the site, so it really is a chilled out affair.

If you haven’t yet been to Cornwall, then you’ll find out why its one of the UK’s most popular destinations. Seaview Tipis seems custom made to really show the place off. The famous South West Coast Path is at practically at the end of your tipi-toes and it's a half-hour walk to the nearest beaches, including the likes of Porthcothan, Park Head and Mawgan Porth. Magwan Porth’s in particular is home to a couple of excellent surf schools, which help first timers take to the waves or can rent you boards if you've already got a bit of experience.



Tipis are furnished with beds, rugs, low tables, soft furnishings and lanterns, with a fire-pit and seating area outside. Bedding packs can be hired as optional extras and firewood can also be purchased in advance. The site has two brand new compost toilets, urinals and two showers, as well as washing up facilities and access to fresh drinking water. Your stay essentials include a torch, comfy bed, soaps, toilet roll, furnishings and fire-pit. There is no electricity at Seaview Tipis, however, the neighbouring campsite in the field next door does offer a very limited number of power sockets.

Suitable For

Glampers, couples, groups, (well behaved) dogs – yes. Caravans, tents and children – no.

This is a child free campsite, offering adults a peaceful stay. Guests must be 20 years or over. They allow groups of up to 4 guests in the larger tipis and are open to large groups taking over the site, please see the exclusive hire option.

Well behaved dogs are fine (look out for the resident hound - Badger, a friendly Miniature Schnauzer) and let them know if you are bringing yours.  They suggest that if your dog is prone to barking a lot, or perhaps is a little nervous with strangers, this isn't the right place for them. There will be dog water bowls at the shower area. They just ask that your four legged friend is kept on a lead onsite.


The tipis sit in a "Dark Sky Discovery Site" which means the lack of light pollution allows for some of the best star gazing in the whole of the UK. For those who love outdoor activities this site is at the hub of some of North Cornwall's best beaches and National Trust Sites. From the site you can join the South West Coast Path and stroll to three of the local beaches - Porthcothan, Park Head or Mawgan Porth which are 20- 30 minutes away by foot. The Booby's Bay Walk is a National Trust recommended route starting in Porthcothan which offers views across Constantine Bay and onwards to the lighthouse at Trevose Head (1 hour and 20 minutes). You wouldn’t be on holiday in Cornwall if you didn’t give surfing a go! Or perhaps you’re a well seasoned pro - either way, the site has access to some amazing surf beaches and schools including The Surf Club or Kings Surf School in Mawgan Porth. Fistral Beach in Newquay is also only a 30 minute drive from away, with its world renowned surfing and extensive sandy beach. The Eden Project is a 35 minute drive away, booking in advance is recommended. Attractions include the 2 biomes, The Giant Bee, outdoor gardens and cafes and restaurants.

Food & Drink

Campfires at the site are encouraged, so bring your own food and drink to curate your own Cornish culinary adventure by the sea. Remember, they don’t have electricity - so we recommend you bring a long lasting cool box for beer, wine and perishables. They provide basic utensils to use on their firepits and watch this space for more information on pre-ordering 'make your own breakfast' boxes.

A new pop up kitchen called Stacks By the Sea are just next door to the site, a few minutes walk from Seaview Tipis Campsite, offering takeaway coffee, hot food & snacks throughout your stay. Otherwise head over to Catch Seafood Bar and Grill (01637 860372) in Mawgan Porth for epic sunsets and amazing seafood. Treadrea Inn in Porthcothan (01841 520276) or The Merrymoor Inn (01637 860258) in Mawgan Porth are both great too.

Newquay is only 20 minute drive South, which has hundreds of fantastic cafes, restaurants and shops. Along with the glorious Padstow, only 15 minutes North.



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The Owner Says

Welcome to Seaview Tipis, a collection of 8 traditional tipis nestled on a cliff top above the stunning Bedruthan Steps, North Cornwall - near the wonderful beaches of Mawgan Porth and Porthcothan. New for 2021, we have different tipis sizes perfect for couples or groups of friends, all with unrivalled views of the Atlantic ocean and direct access to the South West coast path. We have comfortable beds, fire pits and hot showers - all you need for a perfect, off grid stay.


Eight tipis (two different sizes) which can accommodate either four adults or two adults.

Mawgan Porth

Tipi Sleeps 2 6 Available
2 person 14ft tipi with double bed


Tipi Sleeps 4 2 Available
4 person 18ft tipi with double bed

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Getting There


Seaview Tipis, off the B3276, St Eval, Wadebridge, PL27 7UW

Seaview Tipis is located between Padstow and Newquay on the B3276 coast road. The campsite is positioned next to the Southwest Coast Path, right above Bedruthan Steps.

To find the site, from Mawgan Porth, take the B3276 road towards Padstow. Keep going until you pass the National Trust turning for Carnewas. The Seaview Tipis entrance is accessed via the Bedruthan Campsite turning, in the next field on the left-hand side of the road.

The site can be reached by public transport. Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington to Newquay 6 times a week. The journey takes 5h 17m. Newquay train station is a short 20min journey to Seaview Tipis campsite. There are regular services from Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth to Newquay as well.

Newquay Airport is a 10 minute drive from the campsite.

Bodmin Parkway train station is a 30 minute drive from the campsite.

The number 56 bus route runs from - Newquay - Newquay Airport - St Mawgan - St Eval - Constantine Bay - Padstow depart from Newquay on the hour.

If you are driving they have car parking in the field next to the tipis.


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