What can be more liberating than feeling free in your own skin?
From feeling the breeze on your bare body to swimming in the sea the way nature intended, one thing’s for sure — there’s nothing quite like being a naturist.
If you’re more inclined to have a holiday where clothes are out of the question, you deserve a spot where you can be comfortable.
Fortunately, there are several naturist campsites in Cornwall that grant you the privacy and respect you need.
Here are five of Cornwall’s top naturist sites where you, your partner, and whoever else is joining you on your getaway can bare all.
If you have never been Naturist camping before check out our handy guide to Naturist camping.
Tresooth Cottages — Newquay
Our first choice of Cornwall’s top naturist sites is Tresooth Cottages.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel right at home.
You probably won’t want to leave.
Each cottage has a beautiful country view and enough privacy for you to enjoy yourself with or without your clothes.
With a range of cosy accommodations, you’ll have an abundance of choices.
From a snug one-bedroom to an intimate romantic cottage for two, there’s even an option to sleep up to 8 people for larger families or bigger travelling groups.
Each cottage is named after Cornish towns and villages, so you’ll learn more about the area.
You’re only a short distance away from Helford River, where all you walking enthusiasts can experience the breathtaking sweeping woodlands.
If you’re more of the beach type, you’re extremely close to some of Cornwall’s most stunning beaches and coastlines, such as Maenporth, Gyllyngvase, and Swanpool.
At Tresooth Cottages, the staff goes above and beyond to ensure you have an amazing holiday experience.
Each cottage comes fully furnished, with every essential you need already provided. All you need to bring is you.
Carnebo Holiday Barns — Near Newquay
Our Cornwall’s top naturist site list would not be complete without Carnebo Barns.
It’s the perfect spot for those looking for a naturist holiday.
Surrounded by Cornwall’s most spectacular country views, the barns sit on a great plot of land that gives guests plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.
During your stay, enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, BBQ and seating area, large picnic garden, and even a pond filled with fish.
The cottages are situated just under a mile from Goonhavern village, a traditional Cornish town, with the main attraction being a pub filled with local ales and home-cooked food.
Travel less than 10 minutes in the car, and you’re surrounded by miles of golden sandy beaches.
With Carnebo Holiday Barns located on the outskirts of Newquay, you’ll be extremely close to plenty of attractions, including Newquay Zoo, the Eden Project, and Blue Reef Aquarium.
Carbeil Naturist Caravan Park — Torpoint
This small family-owned business is nestled away in a picturesque valley.
It’s within walking distance of the beach, so you can experience both a naturist camping experience and a beach retreat in one holiday.
This is an ideal spot if you want to indulge in everything the Cornish coast offers.
The site also has a variety of facilities to enjoy.
From a bar with a pool table to a jacuzzi, showers, and even an outdoor pool, one thing’s for sure — you won’t be short of things to do during your stay.
Alongside the pristine pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, there is also an electric hookup.
There are options for seasonal pitches, as well as holiday homes up for sale.
Nearby attractions include Looe Island, also known as St George’s Island.
A true natural beauty, you should definitely make time to visit this small island nature reserve a mile from the coast.
There’s also East Looe beach, and for those who enjoy walking, why not try the Looe to Polperro walk?
What more could you want?
Stunning surroundings only a short distance from Carbeil — it’s another gem on our Cornwall’s top naturist site list.
Lower Poulza Post — Bude
A naturist campsite located on a working farm in the serene heart of North Cornwall, Lower Poulza Post is secluded but also close to the ocean.
The campsite has been running for over 20 years, with many campers returning year after year and becoming firm friends with the owners.
When you arrive at Lower Poulza Post, you’ll always be treated with a warm welcome.
It’s no wonder people keep on coming back.
We’re not surprised they ended up on Cornwall’s top naturist site list.
The site is open all year.
However, the owners do ask that you contact them before setting off on your naturist adventure.
After all, you probably don’t want to be frolicking around without your clothes during heavy rain or adverse weather conditions.
Lower Poulza Post permits you to go anywhere on the site as nature intended except the farmyard. Nearby, there is an “unofficial” naturist beach called Strangles –A favourite among the community.
The site and beach welcome families who are ‘first-time’ naturists, where not everyone (to begin with) joins in the naturist way.
Back at the site, enjoy an evening in the clubhouse reminiscing on the day just gone.
Or if the sun is still shining, why not light up a BBQ, sit around the picnic tables and make some new friends?
Carlyon Bay Caravan & Camping Park — St. Austell
This top naturist site in Cornwall has been managed by the same Cornish family for 3 generations.
With a safe atmosphere to enjoy, you and your party will feel secure on the large grounds.
Most notably known for its tranquility, the site is nestled amongst elegant chestnut and enchanting sycamore trees.
If the sun is getting too much for you, hide under the shaded oak trees, or if you fancy basking in the sunshine, there’s plenty of space for you to do so.
What’s more, just beyond the magical woodland is the beach.
A great open bay will greet you once you emerge, creating the most amazing contrast for a peaceful yet absorbing getaway.
Back at the site, enjoy free Wi-Fi, an inviting outdoor heated swimming pool, and showers.
If you intend to be in the nude throughout your stay, you shouldn’t worry about laundry.
However, several units are available for your convenience.
Plan Your Naturist Cornwall Holiday Today
Whether you’re a “first-timer” or have been practising the art of going without clothes for as long as you can remember, one thing’s for sure — you’ll enjoy every minute of your stay at one of these sites.
Each of Cornwall’s top naturist sites has something unique to offer, from Tresooth’s intimate cottages to Lower Poulza Post’s friendly community.
Ready to book the Cornish camping holiday of your dreams?
First, you’re going to need the best gear, especially if you’ll have fewer garments to keep you warm,
Click here to get the best camping gear for naturists.
While you’re there, check out the tents category page.
If you decide to go for the full camping experience and sleep under the stars, you’re going to need the warmest tents the UK has to offer!
Still want to visit Cornwall, but not sure a Naturist site is for you, why not join a camping or caravan club and get discounted campsite fees or why not check our the best campsites in Cornwall.
Hi, I am Amy I have two loves in my life camping and writing. When I am not writing for The Expert Camper, I am usually camping. Lake District is one of my favourite spots, but really anywhere in the UK under canvas I am happy.