Welcome to Mousehole Camping

Welcome to Mousehole Camping and Glamping, a small, family and dog friendly camp site based at local football club Mousehole AFC, which is situated near the village of Paul, Penzance in beautiful West Cornwall.

Our summer camping season runs from April to mid-September. Our site is ideal for campervans, tents and small motorhomes (7m max) but please note that we do not accept caravans and we are NOT suitable for larger motorhomes as the approach roads from Penzance are narrow and there is a short steep ramp at the site entrance. 

We welcome small groups, walkers, cyclists and campers looking for a quiet ‘Cool Camping’ campsite in a great Cornish location. We’ll behaved dogs and their well behaved owners are welcome! Please note that we are a family campsite and operate a ‘quiet campsite’ policy between 11pm and 7am – so if you want to party through the night then please look elsewhere for a busier site!

Facilities on site include free wi-fi, tiled solar-powered showers and washing-up area, a community freezer, a Freecycle area, free phone charging points and ample car parking for additional vehicles. We provide 35 pitches, 24 of which are large, flat grass pitches and 11 are all-weather hardstandings. All of our pitches have the option of an electric hook up for your convenience at an extra £5 per night. The shower, toilet and washing-up facilities are a short walk around the football pitch. The camping showers are in the football changing rooms and the showers are separated by shower curtains to provide privacy. 
We provide an accessibility toilet / shower / wet room that can be accessed but be aware that some of the access surfaces around the ground are uneven which does not make it ideal for wheelchairs.
We provide pre-erected Boutique Bell tents (sleeping 4 persons) as a family Glamping option. Pitched on flat and spacious plots our Bell Tents are ideal for families or for couples wanting that Cornish Glamping experience! 
All of our Bell tents come with raffia carpets, flocked inflatable mattresses, electric sockets, bedside light, fan heater and personal outdoor A table. Please bring your own bedding, towels and cooking equipment. 
You can borrow a BBQ and small fires are permitted as long as they are raised off the ground. For your convenience we keep a stock of firewood on site that we sell to raise funds for the local RNLI Penlee Lifeboat station. We have a fully licenced clubhouse which is open on matchdays’ and a tea-shack open for breakfast baps and refreshments in the peak holiday period.
We share our facilities with the up and coming football club – Mousehole AFC of the Western Premier League – and all of your camping fees go back into the club including support to over 150 youngsters in the youth development section. There are occasional football matches that begin in mid-July and all campers get free entry to all home matches. The showers are out of action for a short time whilst the matches take place but there are toilets that are always available for use and the clubhouse is open for pasties and pints!
Summer 2022 Season – 11/4/22 to 11/9/22.
Motorhome pitches from £30/night; Campervan pitches from £25/night; 
Grass tent pitches from £20/night; 
Walkers and cyclists from £10 per person. 
All pitches have the option of an electric hook-up at an additional £5 per night.


From mid-September and through winter 2022/23 we make 11 hardstanding pitches available at low season prices to give self-contained campervans touring Cornwall a place to stay with an electric hook-up.      

Note, however, that our facilities are limited for the off season period.


A 500 metres walk takes you into the heart of the traditional village of Paul, which has a historic Church, an unspoilt pub with great food, drink and weekly live music, and a bus service from Penzance to Lands End.

A short downhill walk, giving you spectacular panoramic views over Mounts Bay, leads to the iconic and much-photographed harbour-side village of Mousehole, with its bustle of small boats, fascinating narrow streets of centuries-old stone cottages, an interesting range of small shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs, easy access to the south-west coast path in both directions, as well as various festivals and events in the summer months.

The larger town of Penzance is a couple of miles away, providing the usual array of ‘High Street’ retailers, including supermarkets, food outlets and banks, together with many local independent shops, a regular ferry-boat as well as a helicopter service to the beautiful Isles of Scilly, a main-line railway station, plentiful taxis and bus routes to most parts of West Cornwall, a recently refurbished sea-front open-air pool with a heated section, and a short walk across the causeway at low tide to St Michael’s Mount.  There’s also a 24-hour ‘urgent care’ Hospital, GP surgeries, pharmacies, a leisure centre and cinema. 

Easily reachable on foot, by car or public transport are the popular Sennen Cove, Lamorna Cove, Porthcurno and St Ives to name but a few.

Between Mousehole and Penzance lies Newlyn, home of a large fishing fleet, an annual fish festival and several fresh fishmongers, as well as cafes, pubs and restaurants.  The RNLI Penlee Lifeboat is situated here, its open days providing some hands-on experience and illustrating its remarkable and often tragic history.

And of course literally next to Mousehole Camping is Mousehole AFC, a friendly and progressive non-league football club, with a welcoming clubhouse and an increasing reputation as one of the best clubs, both on and off the field, in Cornwall!

Give us a call

We accept tents, campervans and motorhomes and since 2019 we have been offering glamping options.

Please call our site manager on 07470 920006 for more information.
All campers will receive an Information pack from the site manager on arrival.
We look forward to seeing you.  
Mousehole Camping
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Andy BurnAndy Burn
14:45 05 Jun 22
Well we had a fantastic couple of days at Mousehole camping thanks to Paul and Sue. We phoned on the day before we were due....on the Jubilee weekend and Sue found us a great pitch. The campsite is very well maintained and the owners couldn't do enough for us, even supplying us with some firelighters matches when we had run out. We were also impressed with the upcycling area and free mobile phone charging points.We would highly recommend the site and cant wait to return.Andy and Sam .
Isobel SmithIsobel Smith
14:29 05 Jun 22
Great little campsite! When we arrived the campsite absolutely shattered from a long day backpacking the coast path, it was a lovely surprised that the wonderful people who run the campsite let us use their bell tent for no extra charge! As I was hiking the coast for charity they only asked I pay the backpacking fee onto my fundraiser instead which was so nice of them! We had power sockets (which was needed!) and loads of room, was a lovely thing to do for us. Facilities were great and lovely warm showers. Highly recommend!
Dilorom RuzmatovaDilorom Ruzmatova
18:18 04 Jun 22
Would like to say a big thank you to Paul. We had an amazing time as a family of four. Kids enjoyed it very much.Lovely campsite and very Cousy. Paul was extremely helpfulHighly recommended
Calum LongCalum Long
12:18 03 Jun 22
Super clean showers, toilets and anything else you could think of. The showers were really hot and powerful - better than our ones at home! The people that run it are very friendly and although some people moan about the “hike” to the toilets, it takes like 2 minutes. There’s nothing that could be improved and it’s the best campsite we’ve ever been to
lily smithlily smith
14:56 20 May 22
Came it was a bit wet but it didn’t damper the holiday l. The stuff are lovely they check in on you L. They made sure we were ok as it was our first time camping in our own as teens. Highly recommend this place.
Malcolm CoadMalcolm Coad
10:05 27 Mar 22
Went down especially to watch the football, so being able to hook up on site easily absolutely perfect. Lovely are and all the facilities that I needed. Will definitely come again
Jane LawsJane Laws
10:12 24 Sep 21
Nice quiet campsite, but the facilities were rubbish. The one shower and toilet is shared with Mousehole Football Ground and is a long walk from the pitches. It was £25 with electric which in our opinion is expensive compared to some of the excellent sites we have stayed at with much better facilities.
Amy EarlyAmy Early
08:38 18 Aug 21
Lovely campsite. Facilities very clean and well maintained. Volunteers extremely welcoming and approachable. Had a brilliant stay at mousehole campsite and we will definitely be booking to stay here again. Thank you. The Early family
Alan AlcockAlan Alcock
13:43 27 Jul 21
Basic pop up site but clean and tidy. We hired a bell tent 🎪 with loads of room for 4. Facillicities are based on the club changing rooms! Hot showers washing facilities work. Welcoming and knowledgeable site team, so do ask if local info required. Dogs welcome on a lead.
U 96U 96
21:27 01 Jul 21
Very friendly site with the best vibe.Really friendly, happy staff make it a great place to stay.Location is wonderfulSharing football facilities make it quirky but everything is as it should be; hot water, toilets, washing up, Elsan, all present and correct.We had a great stay. Paul and Sue were lovely and I’d return in a heartbeat.Highly recommended.
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