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Our History

Once upon a time an annual Scout Jamboree camp was held in the dunes behind Holywell Bay.

But when the new owner of Trevornick Farm, Mike Hartley, realised what a plum spot he’d landed nudging the beach and the burgeoning surf town of Newquay, he beckoned the first paying customers to camp here in the summer of 1963.

More than 50 years later his nose for enterprise has turned Trevornick into a five-star camping and touring haven and is today run by his son Robert, whilst his other son Richard runs the immaculate golf course next door. Its location is a key pulling point: footsteps from the iconic, surf-lashed sands of Holywell Bay, which plays a huge part in the current BBC Poldark series.

Yet the success of Trevornick can also be attributed to The Hartley family’s dedication to putting memorable family holidays at the heart of his campsite, and growing the business around his customers’ desires: qualities that are still at the core of Trevornick half a century later.

Where once it was supplying barbecues, converting the stable block to a restaurant and creating an 18-hole golf course, more recently it has included providing fully-equipped Eurotents, a heated swimming pool and in the last couple of years, a teenagers’ hangout and a funky upgraded toilet block, leading the way for the rest to be upgraded in the coming years. We’ve also extended the season for 2018 and introduced static caravans to accommodate family groups who are not keen campers and to make holidays a little more weather proof!

At Trevornick we’ve thought of everything you need to enjoy an extraordinary family camping holiday in Cornwall.

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