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Marver Campsite

In Mawgan Porth, near Newquay in Cornwall. We stayed there for a couple of nights near the beginning of our holiday.

This campsite is right next to Magic Cove, and my advice would be to pass through Marver and go to that one. It has the same positive points that it is a flat site, and a level short walk to the beach of Mawgan Porth. It actually has more facilities that Magic Cove – a laundrette and sauna – but the toilets were badly in need on updating. You felt like you were doing your business in a brick shed. And they smelt really bad. We were only there for two nights, but in the 48 hours, the bin remained overflowing with paper towels and Chris said that the Men’s loos were really dirty and you couldn’t see a reflection in the mirrors.

Marver’s pitches are slightly bigger, which helped, but it is still a small campsite and don’t expect privacy in the summer holidays. If you still decide to go here, and book in advance, it might be worth asking to have a pitch that isn’t near the toilets. The site is small enough, so it won’t be too far anyway, and I really felt sorry for the people in the corner as they had everyone traipsing past their tent entrance to go up to the loo all the time. And if they were light sleepers, they wouldn’t have appreciated the very loud crunch of the stoney path either!

Showers were on a 10p meter (though they looked horrible, so no idea how long you get). We’d paid in advance and never saw the owners, so no idea if they were friendly or not. They left a piece of paper up so we knew where to pitch. It cost £32 for 2 nights on electric hook up for 2 adults and 2 children.

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