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Situated at the mouth of the Camel Estuary on the North Cornish Coast, Polzeath is Close to Rock, Padstow & Port Isaac.

July 4th Opening Update

Following the news from the government we will be re-opening both our sites from the 4th July.

We have decided that we won’t be taking any tents or Trailer tents this year however. Anyone with a tent booking will be contacted shortly.

No Pup Tents or Tents in lieu of an awning will be accepted this year

Only Self Contained (indoor toilet & Shower) caravans and motorhomes will be able to book, as to start with our toilet and shower blocks will remain closed. We are aiming to re-open them with reduced opening hours from approx. 18th July onwards. They will only be open between the hours of 7am to 10am and again from 5pm to 8pm, and we would advise that everyone uses their own onboard facilities as much as possible to help prevent the potential spread of Covid-19.  No Toilet Tents or Solar outdoor showers are permitted.

A maximum of 6 people (from the same family) may stay on any 1 pitch, and we remind you that all cars will be parked off site this season

Our chemical toilet disposal point and all our drinking water taps will be in use to enable people to be self-contained in caravans and motorhomes.

Please Note – We will only be accepting people with bookings, if you don’t book in advance you won’t be able to stay this year.

Balance Payments

Now we have confirmation we can re-open from the 4th July, we would kindly ask anyone with a booking in a caravan or motorhome to settle their balance online prior to arriving in order to assist with social distancing.

Social Distancing
In preparation for social distancing we have reviewed the layout of the site and have reduced our capacity  to allow for a 1+ meter socially distant “dead zone” in-between pitches. This will be roped off and must NOT be used by campers, so we ask you not to store surfboards etc. in these spaces which will help keep each family separate from their neighbours. These socially distant areas are fixed, and where families may have multiple pitches booked, the 1+ meter rule must still be kept.
To help with the social distancing we will be making it mandatory for all cars to be parked off site in the car park after unloading There will be no charge for the 1st Car, and additional cars will be charged as normal. There will be no exceptions. If this doesn’t suit your needs for this year we are happy to transfer your booking to next year so you don’t lose your pitch. (See below)
It will be down to each individual family to ensure they stick to social distancing rules wherever possible
Because of the reduction in pitches due to the social distancing measures, we will unfortunately being having to cancel some bookings for July & August in the next few weeks. We will prioritise the bookings to try to ensure those of you who booked before you went home last summer will still be able to come.
Transfer to 2021
Therefore if anyone was thinking of not coming this summer due to Coronavirus because they’ve been told to shield at home or are in the high risk category, or are indeed concerned about the virus in any way we’d appreciate if you could let us know sooner rather than later, as this will help greatly in re-allocating the bookings and ensuring we can accommodate as many of you that still wish to come as we can. Please do this via email
We are more than happy to transfer your booking forward to the same time next year so you don’t lose your favourite pitch or any money you may have paid. If you would like to do this please email us with your booking reference.
UPDATED – 20.06.2020 – we have taken the decision to not open any of our toilet & shower facilities for at least the first two weeks assuming we are able to accept guests from the 4th July. We will review this decision on a weekly basis and taking into account any future government advice regarding opening of communal facilities.

Checking In
We would ask that when arriving and coming to reception to check in that only 1 person, preferably the named person, who made the booking, comes in with the required information. Please do don’t bring the whole family in to reception; as much as we’d love to see you all we don’t have the space to keep people socially distant.
We would ask that any payments are made on a credit or debit card whenever possible and to use the contactless option if possible ( Card payments can be up to £45, but Apple Pay has no limit) We will have hand sanitiser for you to use and will wipe down our chip & pin terminal after each use.
We would remind people that this year more than ever, not to over crowd their pitch and to ensure only 1 unit per pitch. You will not be permitted to have any visitors or to add any extra people on to your booking this year in order to keep the number of people onsite down to a manageable level and not put a strain on the facilities. You must ensure that you don’t walk across or through someone else’s pitch.
Surf Hire
Please note that we won’t be operating our usual wetsuit and surf board hire this summer as we felt this was too greater risk to have people sharing wetsuits and equipment. If you need any surf equipment you’re sure to get a great deal down in the new Anns Cottage Surf Centre in Polzeath, or alternatively you can order online before your holiday at
We will provide a further update once the government have announced the date campsites are permitted to open. In the meantime we hope you are all keeping safe and well and hopefully see many of you in the summer. To those unable to come, we will look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

Polzeath is a truly magical place and home to one of the most spectacular surfing beaches in Cornwall.

Its award winning beach boasts a prestigious Blue Flag award and it is family friendly with RNLI lifeguards on patrol daily from Easter to September.

With two exceptional campsites to choose from in Tristram and Southwinds, you’re guaranteed to have an exceptional adventure and enjoy every moment.

Tristram is situated right on the front of the cliff top with access to the beach.

Southwinds is a short way outside the village on top of the hill, affording some stunning sea & countryside views.


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With excellent views and great facilities, the site is ideal for families and couples who wish for some peace and quiet after a long day on the beach.

It is made up of three spacious fields with ample parking facilitates for vehicles of all sizes.

Southwinds boasts the most beautiful panoramic views of both sea and countryside, situated on top of a hill.


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Tristram Campsite is positioned on the gently sloping and beautifully grassy cliff overlooking Polzeath Beach, the view really has to be seen to be believed.

The site itself is fenced off from the beach path providing both privacy and safety, especially for children.

Surf Hire Available and also next door to “The Cracking Crab” Beach Cafe

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5 Star Review – May 2016

“This was my third time in Tristram and I am already looking forward to my next visit! I love how organised & neat you are but at the same time nice and laid back. I appreciate how clean the facilities are kept and how friendly and welcoming the staff are. Thank you very much!”

K. Pawlak


4 Star Review – June 2017

I would like to say what a lovely campsite Southwinds is.  The whole place was lovely and clean and the staff were so friendly and helpful.

I will be telling everyone about this place and the lovely couple who work there. Thank you so much!

Mrs C Willis

5 Star Review – April 2016

Great location, awesome staff. The best campsite for families and surfing, whatever the weather!

S.  Herbert


5 Star Review – June 2017

“We received a very warm welcome from Sas, with an explanation about the facilities on site.

Toilets & showers were spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water. This has always been our first choice site when staying in Cornwall.

Looking forward to another stay at Southwinds!

Mr A Collins


5 Star Review – June 2016

Tristram campsite could not be better positioned. It is on the side of the cliff and has amazing views of Polzeath beach, the sea and the coast. It is the perfect camping holiday for surfers, families, dog walkers, cyclists, runners, kids & teenagers. If you camp at Tristram when it’s sunny, warm & clear as we did this last week, it is the perfect combination the UK has to offer!