Q. Do I need to book in advance? 

A. We strongly suggest that you do. We are only open for 5 weeks so we are operating during the school holidays when pressure on accommodation is high. However, if you haven’t booked and just turn up, we will happily accommodate you if there is space.

Q. Can I bring my dog with me?

A. Yes! We love dogs at Prosper House Camping and are delighted if people bring them to stay with us. Dogs are welcome on the site so long as they are kept on a lead, or inside a vehicle, at all times on the site, and owners must clean up after them. Please be aware that some of our campers are not fond of dogs, indeed some people are dog phobic, and we want them to enjoy our campsite. This means that even if you know your dog is friendly and fine with children you must not leave it off the lead at any time.

Q. Are there good dog walks near by? 

A. There are loads, for dogs and people alike. The closest beach is a dog free zone from 8am to 7pm but this isn’t a big problem as there are acres and acres of sand dunes before you get anywhere near the beach. From Peter’s Point, about a mile away, dogs can go on the beach at any time. Nearby Tehidy Woods are also fabulous for dogs and for older dogs who can’t manage a long distance, Gwithian Green in the heart of the village is ideal.

Q. Where is the nearest shop?

A. Gwithian Farm Campsite, just over the road, have a small shop for the essentials. Otherwise, Hayle has numerous supermarkets and other shops, and is a 2 mile drive away.

Q. Is there public transport nearby?

A. The nearest station is either Camborne or Hayle, both about 5-10 minutes away by car. There is a bus stop outside the campsite,  with buses to St Ives and to Newquay in summer, but they only go a couple of times a day.

Q. Where is the nearest pub?

A. Right next door! It’s a fabulous family friendly, dog friendly, real ale serving pub with superb food. It’s not noisy so it won’t keep you up if you fancy an early night, but if you do want a warm welcome and a couple of pints, it’s ideal.

Q. What time can we arrive and when do we have to leave?

A. Your pitch needs to be vacated by 11am on leaving day, and new arrivals are welcome from 12 noon. We ask that you don’t arrive after 9pm to avoid disrupting the sleep of other guests. We suggest that people let us know a rough arrival time a couple of days before, so that we can ensure that we are around to greet you.

Q. Do you offer electric hookups?

A. No, our campsite is for people wanting to be close to nature, and we do not encourage the use of power. However you can have your small appliances recharged at the amenities area (unsecured), airbeds can be pumped there, and you can refrigerate milk etc and re-freeze your freezer packs, all at no charge.

Q. Can I drive to my pitch? 

A. Yes you can. We have a couple of parking spaces near the field entrance that you may use on arrival, and also if you are coming and going without staying for long. There are no designated driving routes on the site as it is so small, so we ask that you move cars around the site as little as possible, to allow children to play freely.

Q. Can we have a campfire?

A. Sort of. We ask people not to set up a fire on the grass as it ruins it for other guests. We’re very happy with BBQs obviously, as long as they are off the grass. We have some bricks around if you need to prop up a dodgy BBQ leg! We also have some fire pits for hire which come with some wood and all the bits you need to light them, so if you want to camp fire experience, we can put all the bits together for you. We just ask that you fully extinguish it before you go to bed!

Q. Is there cellphone reception at the campsite?

A. In bits of it! It’s a little patchy and depends on your provider. Most people will get some reception in some part of the site. As soon as you leave the village you should have good reception.

Q. Can we hire bikes?

A. Yes you can, but we strongly recommend that you book in advance. We have bike hire on site through our sister company West Cornwall Bike Hire, but we do get very booked up.

Q. Can you teach us to surf?

A. Yes we can! Our sister company Gwithian Academy of Surfing, runs from premises just down the road. We offer all our guests a 20% discount on lessons and hire so it’s the ideal way to spend a few days. We recommend that you book at least one lesson in advance, as we do get fairly booked up, but can usually fit people in for subsequent lessons as required.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?

A. With a week or more notice we are happy to make any changes or cancel your booking with no penalty. Our deposits are not refundable with less than a weeks notice, but where possible we are usually happy to transfer your booking to alternative dates, if this can be arranged. Sometimes we simply can’t accommodate short notice changes, as we have such a small number of pitches.