Cockles Caravan Park

North Pill, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6LQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

Your Gateway to SE Cornwall, SW Devon and Plymouth.

The Location:

  • The perfect base to explore the truly glorious Tamar Valley, Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the Coast, as a stop before heading further West or simply as an overnight stay before joining the Roscoff Ferry to the continent.
  • A small site situated in the country side adjacent to the impressive China Fleet Club golf course and country club with spa, restaurant and riverside walk.
  • The Cornish gateway town of Saltash on the banks of the beautiful River Tamar is home of the world-renowned Royal Albert Bridge (IK Brunel 1859) and iconic Tamar Bridge.
  • 5 minutes from the A38 with good access for larger outfits.
  • Most of Devon and Cornwall within day trip distance.

The Site:

  • Each pitch has an electrical hook up.
  • Services point for water, waste disposal and recycling.
  • Honesty box stall for fresh eggs and home-grown vegetables.

Local Shops and Services:

  • Town centre including a Co-op, Post office, Newsagents, pubs and railway station.
  • Retail parks with Waitrose, Lidl, The Food Warehouse (Iceland), McDonalds and Costa Coffee.
  • Don't miss a coffee in Ashtorre or a glass of wine in Just Be on the Waterfront.
  • Nearest caravan spares are at Tamar Trailers Plymouth.

Things to See and Do:

Walking:

  • Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the SW Coastal footpath are all easily accessible within a 30 minute drive.

Plymouth Shopping and Attractions:

  • Plymouth City Centre is 15 minutes away with the historic Hoe, Barbican & Royal William Yard.
  • Attractions include the Theatre Royal and "Messenger" statue, The National Aquarium, Vue and Imax cinemas, tenpin bowling, Drake Circus indoor shopping mall and a varied selection of restaurants.

Beaching:

  • East Cornwall - Seaton, Looe, Whitsand Bay, Lantic Bay, Lansallos cove
  • South Devon- Bigbury, Thurlestone, Bantham, Soar Cove

Heritage:

  • Cotehele House (20 minutes); Saltram House (20 minutes); Pentillie Castle (10 minutes); Antony House (30 minutes); Mount Edgcumbe Country Park (35 minutes).
  • Tamar Valley Mining World Heritage Site.

Sport and Leisure:

  • Other Golf courses - St Mellion International (10 minutes); Whitsand bay (20 minutes); Moorland Links (15 minutes)
  • Sea Fishing from Looe
  • Paddle boarding and canoeing hire available on the River Tamar.

Recommended Trips:

  • The Tamar Valley Lin Railway Trip with riverside villages a walk and pub lunch.
  • The Looe Branch line via Liskeard with bus trip to Polperro
  • River Cruises up the River Ramar and River Yealm.
  • Ferry, The Red Pig and walking loop from Plymouth Barbican to Cawsand, through Mt Edgcumbe then the Cremyl ferry back to Plymouth with bus trip back to the Barbican.

For the Children:

  • Active-8 Cornwall for mountain biking, coasteering, climbing, abseiling, off-road driving, canoeing, surfing, horse riding and much more!
  • The Tamar Valley Donkey Park and all-weather attraction.
  • Adrenalin aqua park, karting, zipwire, coasteering.
  • Dartmoor Zoological Garden.
  • Just ask for the special local spots "just off the beaten track" or other interesting places to visit throughout Devon and Cornwall.

For more information please visit our Facebook page.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

Prices

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

0.75 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 16

Commercial site adjacent

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
PL12 6LQ
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GPS:
Lat 50.417899 / Lon -4.217233
OS field ref:
SX427599
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Mount Batten, Penzance, Looe/Polperro, Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Callington, London
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (6 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Saltash
  • Park and ride goes to Plymouth City Centre and Derriford
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Wonderful week stay on great CL.

Cockles Caravan Park
We stayed for 7 nights at this CL and we found it to be fabulous. Plenty of room for five units with marked pitches but enough room to pitch in any direction. Slightly sloping pitches but nothing problematic. Facilities kept immaculate and owners very friendly and helpful with lots of information provided on site and on webpage. Great to be able to walk to Salt Mill just at bottom of hill to exercise both our dog and me and then only a short further walk to he Waterfront area and up into the town. Regular buses from the town and regular trains to London / Penzance. Again a short walk, 20 minutes, to Waitrose / Lidl. There was some slight road noise from the A38 but nothing intrusive and within a day I couldn't hear it! Lots to do nearby, open air theatre at Pentillie Castle, Looe Valley Vineyard tours, sea swimming and many beaches such as Seaton, Malllendreth, Looe etc plus all the attractions of Plymouth on the doorstep. The beautiful weather certainly helped us enjoy our stay but it would have been great in any weather. Many thanks to Emily and James.

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Reviewed on 11/08/2022 17:58

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Cockles Caravan Park
We stayed for 2 nights, visiting family who live close by. The site was easy to find & not far from the Tamar bridge. Despite easy accessibility the site was beautifully peaceful. A slight sound of traffic in the distance but nothing to disturb our time. Clean & pretty field, very organised with water, toilet disposal, bins & recycling all well placed but not imposing. Cute info area that fitted into the surroundings. Spacious pitch with hook up. We had a stroll with the dog to the park just down the hill, OH had a run whilst I strolled around enjoying views of the river. Can highly recommend a trip to The Bookshelf in Saltash - tasty food, a warm welcome, takeaway savoury afternoon tea and books to buy! What more could you want. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend. Sharon F

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Cockles Caravan Park
We stayed for two nights as wanted easy access to a friend in Plymouth. Facilities were advertised and cleaned twice a day due to Coronavirus outbreak. Good directions given, easy access and secure site on a very slight slope. There was a sound from the nearby A38, but not enough to disturb. Great communication with owners and online payment available. I will certainly be back.

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Reviewed on 06/08/2020 00:31

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