As of 21st March we have taken the decision, along with all other campsites and letting agents in the area, to close all our self catering properties and both campsites until at least the 4th July due to the government advice regarding non essential travel and safe distancing for everyone. Anyone who has a booking between now and then will be contacted .
Balance Payments
We would therefore advise people not to pay any balances by the usual 28 days prior to arrival, until it 100% confirmed we will be able to open for the dates your holiday covers.

Bookings for Summer 2020
We are hopeful that we may be able to open in-line with government guidelines from approx. 4th July. In order to do this we must first work out how we can keep everyone safe and at a social distance. This will inevitably mean fewer pitches than normal. Whilst we work out the best way to do this we are suspending any further bookings for July/August as we will need to re-allocate the many of hundreds of bookings we already have for this period.
Once we have a clearer idea of the way forward we will of course update the website and inform existing customers how it will affect them.
Thank you for your patience
Our number one priority is to keep the local residents and staff as safe as we can so we can all come back stronger and ready to welcome all our valued customers back to Cornwall when this crisis is over.
We strongly urge everyone to follow the government advice and not to visit Cornwall or indeed any other part of the UK at this time to help prevent this virus spreading.
Thank you all for your co-operation and see you all the other side. #staysafe #bekind



2020 Online Bookings are now LIVE! Prices Held at 2019 Rates

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.

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 (coin operated 50p)

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


Click Site Plan to Enlarge



2020 Tariff

High Season = 22nd May to 31st May inc & 17th July to 1st Sept inc

Mid Season = Easter  to 21st May inc & 1st June to 16th July inc & 2nd Sept to 20th Sept inc

Low Season =  27th March to 2nd April inc & 21st Sept to 31st Oct inc

Download a PDF of the tariff’s here.

Prices Held at 2019 Rates

Our full terms and conditions can be found 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.
IMG_1890We 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