CAMPSITE REVIEW: Henry’s, The Lizard, Cornwall

***Please note this review was based on our last visit in 2019 (Pre-covid) ***

Driving through the gate of Henry’s you are transported to a tropical Shangri La. Sunsets, sea views, incredible landscaping, flora, hippy vibes, free range ducks and chickens. When the sky is blue this truly is a heavenly place to be. Henry’s is very high on our list of top campsites. Be prepared to get seriously chilled here.

The Lizard is the most southernly point of the UK and we think its a very special place. Henry’s campsite is slap bang in the middle of The Lizard village, but somehow feels like you’re on a secluded Island. Everything is on your doorstep; coastal walks, pubs, ice creams, fish and chips and the best Cornish pasties ever. Being so spoilt for choice, I don’t think we’ve ever actually cooked while staying at Henrys.

The drive in

👍

  • Sea views
  • Sunsets
  • Location in Centre of The Lizard village
  • Beautifully maintained flora and design around campsite, tropical landscape
  • Footpaths to coast from site

👎

  • Pre- allocated pitches mean it’s luck of the draw if you get an ‘amazing’ one or an ‘ok’ one.

SURROUNDINGS

  • It’s a short walk from from the campsite (roughly 15 mins) to the lighthouse and Lizard point, which is the most southernly part of the UK
  • 7 mile circular walk to Cadgwith, where you can stop for a seafood lunch. There’s a seasonal dog ban on beach 1st July to 31st August
  • You can walk from the campsite to all the following coves and beaches:

Kynance Cove (40 min walk) beautiful white sand, tidal beach, has a beach cafe. Seasonal dog ban on beach 1st July to 31st August (10am -6pm). Can get very busy in the summer.

Pentreath beach (20 min walk) – dogs allowed, but its very hard to scramble down to the beach, no official path

Caerthillian Cove (15 min walk) dogs allowed, its a rocky cove, very little sand

Polpear Cove (15 min walk) dogs allowed all year, its a small cove with the old lifeboat station on. Not suitable for swimming, but nice to take, dogs if you are walking down to Lizard point.

FIRES

  • Fires: Yes, you can hire braziers
  • BBQ’s: Yes, you can even borrow one

The Witchball

FOOD & DRINK

  •  Witchball Inn pub in the village has nice seafood and a sunny garden
  • A trip to the Lizard would not be complete without sampling one of Ann’s Pasties Buy them from the little bakery at the side of her yellow house
  • Smugglers fish & chips is footsteps away from the campsite and very delicious
  • Always a friendly welcome at The Tophouse Inn, lovely traditional pub in the centre of the village. We’ve heard its sadly closed since our last visit. We’re really hoping this isn’t the end for the Tophouse.
  • If you can be bothered to cook, or want to stock up, then you are in for a treat. C& E Retallack is the most amazing butchers and deli right in the centre of the village
  • Tregullas Farm shop and cafe serve and sell local produce. We were lucky enough to visit on a open farm Sunday (mid June) and had a lovely look round the farm, with activities for kids.
  • You can buy freshly caught lobster (they pre-cook it for you), crab and other fish and seafood from in Cadgwith Cove Crab shop in Cadgwith, which is a short drive or a 7 mile circular walk, see above.
  • Cadgwith Cove Inn has generous portions of delicious food

The lounge and piano

FACILITIES

  • Not much phone reception or signal
  • Freezer blocks for a charge
  • Charging for a charge
  • Shop with local cider and lots of useful bits, like single sausages, bacon, eggs etc
  • Cafe on site with evening street food, breakfast bacon & egg baps.
  • Animals- guinea pigs, free range ducks & chickens, goats, alpaca
  • Kids play field with football net and big tunnel
  • Pay shower 20ps
  • Unisex facilities
  • Covered outdoor Lounge area and piano
  • Free WiFi in lounge area
  • Extensive recycling including food waste
  • Thursday night campfire kids stories
  • Hot washing up

OUR TOP TIPS

  • Pitches really vary, we love all the pitches at the bottom especially gull rock for its space and sea views & bumble for privacy. We’re not so keen on any of the pitches close to the facilities
  • Book as early as possible, this place is understandably very popular.

Henrys Website

Map of all Campsites

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