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Trelispen Caravan and Camping Park

Trelispen Caravan and Camping Park is set in beautiful south Cornish sea and landscape. Several safe sandy beaches are within a mile of the site. Fishing and boating facilities are available at nearby Gorran Haven(three quarters of a mile) and Mevagissey (2.5 miles)  There is impressive cliff scenery in the neighbourhood, notably Dodman Point, with a continuous coastal footpath. The Park makes an ideal centre for touring Cornwall, with easy access to the Lost Gardens of Heligan (3 miles) and the Eden Project (14 miles). AA, RAC listed and in the Guide European "a quiet rural site, friendly and welcoming"

The site, of about one and a half acres, is level and well drained and is screened by shrub and Cornish hedges. Though comparatively high - 330 feet above sea level - the site is well sheltered and is surrounded by farm land. There is good access from the main Gorran Haven road and a tarmacadam entrance road within the site


The toilet block is modern and clean and there is free hot water to basins and showers. The laundry room is equipped with washing machine and tumble drier, sink for washing dishes and deep freeze. There are electric hook-ups for caravans. Shops for necessaries are available at nearby.Gorran Churchtown and Gorran Haven. The site is a quiet one without a club house though there are pubs at Gorran, Gorran Haven and Portmellon.Under the same ownership is a private nature reserve which campers can visit by arrangement.
The area around Trelispen is wonderful for bird life. On the camp site in a quiet June last year a visitor noted over 20 different birds ...
There were plenty of blackbirds and some song thrushes, collecting worms etc. for their young. In the fir trees at the top of the site there were chaffinches and their young. On the site she also saw robins, blue tits and their young, pied wagtails, their young following them around, dunnocks, house sparrows, green finches, a goldfinch and its young eating sorrel seeds in the hedgerows, wrens and a linnet. There was a pheasant on the camp site and in the field next to it and some magpies. Flying over at different times were crows, which landed in the fir trees, jackdaws also there, swallows, housemartins, herring gulls, black headed gulls, on one occasion seven buzzards soaring above, and one kestrel. Near the camp site she saw two peregrine falcons over the sheep field near Gorran Haven and, when on a walk to Dodman Point, yellow hammers and stone chats in the gorse on the east side. You can see the area is an attractive one for people who love bird life and the countryside.
This information supplied by Shirley Cattley.


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