National Trust, Teneriffe Farm Camping & Caravan Site

Teneriffe Farm Camping & Caravan Site now managed by the National Trust, is situated on the stunning Lizard Peninsula.

Ideally located near the South West Coast Path, Predannack Downs and the Lizard National Nature Reserve, it is perfect for those who enjoy walking, bird watching, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. There are numerous, excellent and award winning beaches, beautiful coves, fishing harbours, villages and local attractions only a short drive away. With no passing traffic and associated noise, the campsite is just that little bit off the beaten track, but easily accessible by road from Mullion village.

The site itself commands a delightful sea view. In our main field there are 24 pitches, 14 with electric hook-up, for tents, touring caravans, motorhomes, campervans and trailer tents, all with generous spacing between each pitch. Pitches are located around the perimeter of a 3 acre field, leaving the centre area free for recreational purposes. A children’s play area has swings, slide and climbing frame. An additional 3 acre field is put into use for the high summer period which provides an additional 29 pitches, 12 with electric hook-up; again all pitches located around the perimeter.

Facilities are provided for the washing of crockery etc. and for washing clothes. Hot water is free of charge. New for this year will be an additional outdoor wash area. No more queuing while waiting to wash your crockery and great for having a chat with your fellow campers! There is a shower and toilet block. Hot water is provided for the wash basins. A small charge of 20p is made for the showers. A hair drier is provided in the ladies and razor points in the men’s. New launderette facilities are to be installed for 2013.

Barbecues are allowed on site. Please ensure they are lifted off the ground so that they do not scorch or burn the grass. If you choose to use a disposal barbecue then blocks are provided. We are sorry, but open fires are not permitted under any circumstances.

The site is managed as a traditional campsite, kept and maintained for everyone to enjoy a great camping experience. There are no entertainment or clubhouse facilities. The campsite is situated in a stunning area and visitors stay with us to experience this beautiful outdoor location. To help protect the peaceful nature of our site, we have a ‘no noise’ request between the hours of 11.00pm and 8.00am. Please note you will also need to bring torches with you as the only lighting is situated around the toilet and shower block.

With very little light pollution the area is great for star gazing. On a clear night the views are truly amazing. You’ll be surprised how many stars you can see with the naked eye: even more through binoculars. Check out Discover the wonders of our dark skies for an insight into star gazing and for more information about our solar system.

New for 2013 are our Family Camping Pods. They are generously sized and can accommodate up to 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 children and are a great way to experience the enjoyment of camping but with a little luxury of a warm, dry place to sleep. Built in solid treated timber and insulated with sheep’s wool, each pod

is equipped with lighting, an oil filled radiator, power supply and French doors that lead to a lovely outside wooden decking area: perfect to sit out on to have your meals or just to enjoy a lovely evening and watch the sun go down. Each pod also comes with sleeping mattresses for 4 people. They can then be stacked during the day for seating. You need to bring with you everything you would normally need for camping; you just don’t need the tent. But don’t forget your sleeping bags! We now have them in place and they are available to rent from 22nd March. If you would like any further information then please ask us.

We welcome you to bring your dog, but please ensure he is kept under strict supervision at all times, always tethered whilst on-site (there are no exceptions to this), and taken off-site to be exercised. There is plenty of open countryside to be found with easy access immediately from the campsite. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details regarding our dog policy.

The village of Mullion itself is only a short distance away. It offers numerous facilities including a selection of shops, chemist, post office, café, restaurant, bistros and family pubs. You will pass through the village on your way to the campsite. It therefore makes a good stop-off point for obtaining your supplies and in helping to support local businesses.

There are numerous lovely beaches and coves close by. Mullion Cove is within easy walking distance from the campsite in one direction along the coastal path; the other direction takes you towards the very picturesque Kynance Cove and then to the Lizard Point itself - the most southerly point in Britain. Only a short drive away is Poldhu Cove. With a beautiful beach accessible at both low and high tide, this is great for kids and those who enjoy a refreshing swim. With a café and toilet facilities, this is a lovely cove in which to spend a great day out. Other fantastic coves include Gunwalloe Church Cove, easily accessible from Poldhu Cove or a 20 minute drive from the campsite. Discover the church close to the beach with the bell tower built into the cliff side. The cove also has a small takeaway café and toilet facilities. A 15 minute drive from the campsite can also take you to Kennack Sands. With a lovely beach accessible at all times, this is great for families. The area has 2 cafés and toilet facilities.

But of course the spectacular Kynance Cove only a 10 minute drive away, is a must for a visit. Park at the National Trust car park at the top. Have a chat to the chaps in the car park about where to go, how to get down to the cove and hear their stories of the sea, rescues, folklore and the area. Then enjoy the fantastic walk down as the cove gradually reveals itself to you. You cannot but be amazed. Down in the cove is a fantastic café, (the water for your tea or coffee having been heated by solar power) and bio-toilet facilities. The cove is managed by the National Trust. Continue a little further through Lizard village and you will arrive at Lizard Point. Park here at the National Trust car park to visit the lighthouse or spend a few hours walking the coastal path or walk down to Lizard Point. There is a lovely cove to visit (not suitable for swimming), visit the old lifeboat station and have your photograph taken at the most southerly point in Britain. With cafés that have spectacular views out to sea, what better place to have a Cornish cream tea! Chat to the National Trust chaps in the car park or at the Information Hut at Lizard Point for stories and information about the area.

There are lots of other things to see and do. For those interested in aircraft, RNAS Culdrose, a naval helicopter training base, is situated near Helston and has a public viewing area. You may also see training taking part from the old World War II Predannack airfield. And should you want an adrenalin fix, particularly if you have children, then a visit to Flambards in Helston is an obvious destination. Driving towards St. Austell will take you to The Eden Project. You’ll have a great day out here wandering around the bio-domes. With Poldark Mine on the other side of Helston, Levant and Geevor mines on the north coast, visits to these will satisfy all curious minds as well as educate and give an understanding about Cornish tin mining. The area has numerous National Trust places and properties to visit, and so your first port of call should be the National Trust website. However, we should mention here, situated in Mounts Bay, the spectacular rocky island crowned by a medieval church and castle of St. Michaels Mount. This is a must for all ages, but can be a bit of a climb to the top. Look out for the giant’s heart on your way up!

But if you are feeling more adventurous why not try your hand at kayaking, coasteering or cliff climbing? Hire a kayak, or take an organised trip and discover coves not accessible from the coast path. For the thrill seeker amongst you, coasteering or cliff climbing is great fun and a fabulous adventure. There are places close by where you can hire bicycles: great for discovering hidden gems off the beaten track! Fancy fishing for your supper? Fishing trips are available from Mullion Cove. Or you can fish from the harbour walls or other numerous places in the area. Do you like taking great days out walking but would like to know more about the area? Then there are people who can take you out whatever your walking capabilities. They will be a day full of discoveries.

For those needing a little more relaxation, then why not spend a few hours discovering the beautiful villages that the Lizard has to offer. Visits to Cadgwith, Coverack, Porthleven, St. Keverne and those along the Helford River are a must. Just perfect to while away lovely days.

So, lots to do for the adventurous and energetic or just to burn off that excess energy the kids have. But if all this seems too much, then why not just relax, take it easy and soak up the atmosphere of this stunning area. All from the campsite. The Cornish way!

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