UK England South West England Cornwall Penzance

  • Campfires allowed
Relaxed, well established campsite with beautiful views.
It's a bumpy journey down a narrow winding track for a kilometre, maybe two to get you to this well established Cornish site, 40-50 years if I remember correctly! But in our opinion it's well worth the effort. Noongallas has a very relaxed atmosphere, no need to book just turn up. Beautifully breathtaking views of the Cornish countryside surround the gentle sloping camping fields but what seems like natural terracing means everyone enjoys the views, obviously more at the top, but as the wind was blowing slightly when we arrived protection from the hedges was the draw of the bottom of the field. The manager and owners couldn't be nicer or more relaxed, but living and surfing in that part of the world are probably to answer for that. Once or twice a week live music is put on in the converted barn, this comprised of a surprisingly good roots reggae band from up the road in Kernow, who apparently play fairly regularly. The vibes can be enjoyed in a happy, get involved, kind of atmosphere, in the barn or round your own campfire. The facilities are a little 'rustic' which isn't a bad thing in normal circumstances but on a busy bank holiday hot water and fresh drinking water did run out quite regularly but you can have everything! In our opinion a top place to spend some time, and I think our favourite camping experience in the UK, ever! If I remember correctly we paid £18 per night for a family of four in large tent.


A tent with 2 adults and 2 children costs £18 a night (plus £2 to charity if you want to stay past check-out time).

Opening Times

Aug (licence applied for, for longer).

Family Friendly

At the bottom of the hill in the trees there’s a little stream.



Noongallas, Gulval, Nr Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8YR

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Getting There

Follow the A30 from Hayle through Cockwells and Whitecross to Crowlas. At a crossroads after the pub turn right. Follow the road through Ludgvan and bear left after the sign to Vellanoweth. This road runs parallel to the A30 for 2 miles, when you come to Gulval Churchtown. Do not bear left at the church, but pass it on your left. You will soon come to a junction signed to the B3311. Turn left to Penzance, then immediately right, signposted ‘Rosemorran and Polkinghorne’. Noongallas is just over a mile up the narrow lane. Train to Penzance, walk 2 miles to the site, or catch the bus (towards New Mill) which stops near the site, or just hop in a taxi.


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