Facilities at Carlyon Bay Camping Park

The Carlyon Bay Camping Park is an ideal base from which to enjoy all the delights of the surrounding area, but we also cater for our guests on-site as well, children's playgrounds, kiddies corner, the inviting swimming and paddling pools, table tennis, crazy golf, pool, it's all here, and of course with so much space the children are welcome to bring their bicycles as well. 

FREE WIFI... We have free wifi available on the park

  • Shop available all season (hours vary) 
  • Free ice pack freezing service
  • Choose an all grass pitch or a hardstanding/grass pitch with 10 amp & 16 amp electric hook-ups, or we have some all service pitches including hook-up, mains water and grey waste drainage.  
  • We don't have a food outlet onsite but there is a bar and various food outlets on the beach and the Britannia Inn with excellent food is just a few minutes walk away. 

Rated AA 5 pennant Platinum Park 

  • Excellent public transport connections, bus stop at our entrance. 
  • Heated Outdoor swimming pools **
  • Free showers, dish washing and laundry hand wash facilities.
  • Laundry room and Ironing facilities.
  • *Fully stocked licensed shop for all your needs including Gas, Gaz and camping requisites.
  • * hours variable in low season
  • **usually from end May - Sept)  
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Facilities at a glance

Facilities FAQ

Our swimming pools which are all outdoor pools are always open and heated from the end of May half term school holiday till mid September each year.

In the event of a sustained period of warm weather we may open them earlier in the year and/or keep them open later into September but this is entirely weather dependent.


Currently EV charging is not permitted on site. Due to the high amperage demanded by EV charging there is the risk of excess demand accross the hookup supply causing tripping out and in some instances overheating.

It is our intention to install a dedicated EV charging point as soon as practicable


There are a number of Public EV charging staions in the area. Here is a link showing the closest ones.https://www.zap-map.com/locations/st-austell-charging-points/

Our family rooms are provided so that parent/s with infants & toddlers under five years can go in together. (A refundable key deposit is required) We only have two, so we ask that families with older children do not ask for access to these family rooms.

Yes. We are a very child friendly site and there is plenty of room for bicycles and general play. We ask car drivers to observe the 5mph speed limits and to be aware that children on bikes, skateboards, rollerblades etc are around. In return we ask parents to ensure that their children are riding/skating sensibly and not at excessive speeds, and are careful when playing near pitches with footballs etc. No motorised or electrically propelled boards or hoverboards are permitted.

No the Wifi is free, and we now have coverage over most areas of the park, although with so many trees and shrubs we are not able to guarantee every pitch can receive the wifi signal. Please Note: the wifi network is designed for general web browsing, email and social networking usage. We are unable to guarantee that it will support high bandwidth applications such as gaming, video calling, streaming and catchup programmes requiring large file downloads, especially during busy periods such as early evening and when the park is full. 

Yes. The nearest beach is approx 10 minutes to walk at a leisurely pace. Dogs are permitted all year. The beach access road is a Public Right of Way and you will follow a wide path down onto the sands. There are some lovely summer seasonal  'pop up' types of businesses (usually from Easter to September) offering a variety of local foods, a beach bar with seating and a shop selling beach goods. There are public toilets which are clean and well maintained. The beach is also being kept clean, and previous visitors will know that the sea water quality is excellent.  

Sorry, no, this is not permitted. There are major supermarkets within 3 miles of the park and we have a well stocked shop on site. It also helps to reduce the unnecessary movement of large vehicles around the park. 

If you need a doctor during normal surgery hours, the number of the local surgery is kept at reception or in the telephone kiosk. Outside surgery hours, by ringing the NHS 111 number you will receive a recorded message with options and you can select to be put through to the out of hours service. Usually you will be seen by appointment at one of the local hospital units either at St Austell or Bodmin. For dental issues call the NHS 111 number. There is minor accident and emergency unit at St Austell, all major incidents would be sent to Treliske Hospital Truro.