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.

Our good friends at The Cracking Crab Cafe are handily situated next door to the campsite and they have a fully licensed bar. They offer a stunning menu for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for more info on the Cracking Crab and to Book your table!

Please Note: We are unable to Pre-Book for a 1 night stay, however the majority of the time we will be able to slot you in somewhere for an odd night on arrival. Please call the day before to check current availability.

Tristram Campsite & The Cracking Crab Cafe are now closed for the winter and will reopen on the 23rd March 2018 ready for Easter. We hope to see you all then!

Building Works

We are pleased to announce that we have an extension to the Toilet & Shower Block behind reception underway. This will increase the number of showers in this block from 2 per sex to 6 per sex.

We started this work in November 2017 when we closed, with the intention of being completed in time for Easter 2018.

Unfortunately due to the challenging weather conditions its looking likely that we will have to run until May with only the top toilet/shower block. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause


2018 Bookings

Are Now Live!


Pitch Guide

Budget Area

Unmarked area in center of Pentire Field for small 2 man (hiking) tents or a VW camper van. No awnings or electric available. Max occupancy 2 people.

Bronze Pitches

Suitable for medium size (4 man) tents, or caravans, camper vans & motorhomes up to 6M in length. Space for awnings on vans. Parking for 1 car & EH included.

Silver Pitches

Suitable for family sized tents, or caravans & motorhomes or family (6-8 man) tents. Space for awning on vans. Parking for 1 car & electric hookup included.

Family Pitches

Our longest pitch up to 10m in length ( X 8m wide) so ideal for larger caravans, motor-homes or family (6-8 man) tents. Space for awning on vans. Parking for 1 car and electric hookup included.

Gold Pitches

Suitable for the larger (6-8 man) tents, or caravans and motorhomes up to 8M in length. Space for awning on vans. Parking for 1 car & EH included. Great sea views, nice and flat.

The Terraces

Terraced and individually fenced off leading down to our private entrance to the beach. Suitable for the larger family sized tents, or caravans and motorhomes up to 8M in length. Space for awning on cans. Parking for 1 car & electric hookup included. Great sea views, nice and flat.

Arrival time for all pitches is 2pm onwards

Departure time is by 10.30am


Camping-Icons-1Stunning Sea Views with direct beach access and Wetsuit/Surf Hire on-site

Camping-Icons-2Fully Licensed “Cracking Crab” Beach Café

Camping-Icons-12Two Modern Shower Blocks

Camping-Icons-11Two Laundry Rooms with Hair Dryers

Camping-Icons-3Shaving Points

Camping-Icons-8Electric Hook ups included (Ex Budget Area)

Camping-Icons-6Calor Gas Exchange

Camping-Icons-5Dogs on leads Welcome

Camping-Icons-4Wi-Fi Available



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2018 Tariff

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High Season = 25th May to 2nd June inc & 20th July to 1st Sept inc

Mid Season = Easter & 27th April to 24th May inc & 3rd June to 19th July inc & 2nd Sept to 16th Sept inc

Low Season =  15th April to 26th April inc & 17th Sept to 28th Oct inc

For full details on our 2018 tariff, including the costing of extras – please download it Here.

Our full terms and conditions can be found Here.

If you would like to download our booking form instead, please click here.

Sat Nav Direction type  PL27 6TP.

The Cracking Crab Cafe

The latest addition to The Winking Prawn Group is the Cracking Crab in Polzeath, Cornwall. With a name like “The Cracking Crab” you can guess what we do? Crab and a lot of it! There’s seafood by the bucket load and juicy West Country steaks off the grill, so why not check out the menu? The bar is always fully stocked with chilled local beers, ciders and wine, perfect out on the sundeck soaking up the views.

We are so close to the beach you can practically feel the sand between your toes as you tuck in, and the breathtaking panoramic view of the beach and surf is equal to any. The Cracking Crab can be whatever you want it to be; fun for the whole family (including the dog), a hot spot for breakfast, a leisurely lunch watching the surf, a resting place for a cup of tea after a walk along the coast path or an awesome place to watch the sun setting over sundowners before supper.
Please book for dinner and keep an eye on seasonal opening times

To View our Menu’s Please Click HERE