Q. Do I need to book in advance? 

A. We strongly suggest that you do as we are usually full for the school holiday weeks. 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 10am to 6pm during July and August 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! The Red River Inn has been fully refurbished and boasts an excellent menu. Fraser and his team have been busy serving guests in the beer garden and are looking forward to welcoming small groups inside from 17th May.

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 should be booked ahead at busy times as they are limited in number. Our son Finn will be selling wood, fire lighters and matches this year so we can provide everything you need. He only accepts cash payments though! You are allowed to use your own fire pits but they must be sturdy permanent ones, not the collapsible ones as we have found they are prone to burning the grass. We just ask that you fully extinguish any fire or BBQ 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 I bring a camper van or caravan?

A. We are very happy to accept tents, camper vans and motor homes of all types. However, our licence does not allow us to have caravans on site. Please be aware we have simple facilities so there is no hard standing, hook up or specific chemical loo emptying stations. You can top up your water though and are very welcome to empty chemical toilets into the loos, as long as all precautions are taken.

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. If you need to cancel then deposits are usually non refundable. However, if we are able to fill your pitch then we are happy to transfer the deposit to another booking. If we need to cancel your booking for any reason, we can transfer your deposit to another booking or refund you if you prefer. We cannot refund if you choose to leave early due to weather or personal circumstances.

Q. Can we reserve a particular pitch?

A. We are happy to take pitch reservations and will always attempt to accommodate them. However, all reservations are subject to change as sometimes the only way we can accommodate everybody on site is to move someone from their requested pitch. Likewise, if you’ve booked pitches next to each other, we will do everything we can to keep you on them, but as the site is small, it’s not always possible to fulfil every request.