Camping is always a great family focused activity any time of year, and with summer holidays coming up soon, you might find that you want to get to it with your camping plans. Cornwall has some of the most picturesque campsites in the UK, with rolling green hills, rugged coastlines and small back country villages just waiting to be explored, it is one of the most popular summer destinations for holidaymakers. If you want to explore the region for yourself this year, check out this guide to Cornish holidays.
The best campsites in Cornwall are a great place to start your Cornish holiday. The likes of Perran Springs in Perranporth is ideally located and central to the county, making it easy driving distance for those wanting to explore all of Cornwall over their week or two in the region. Camping is an amazing family friendly activity that will get everyone out and about, back to nature and away from video games, the internet and unhealthy habits. What’s not to like about camping?
St Ives is one of the most beautiful towns in the county with cobbled back lanes, amazing cafes and beautiful sandy beaches. With arcades, seafront cafes and a number of impressive art galleries, St Ives boasts a beautiful harbour front as well as welcoming locals who will be happy to tell you about the history of the town. St Ives is probably one of the most ideal places to stop for a pub meal on your way along the coast towards Land’s End, with a number of back alley pubs offering up everything you could hope for.
The coastal regions of Cornwall are the major draw of course, but some of the other unique destinations you don’t want to miss include the likes of Boscastle – a small village on the north coast, famed for its witchcraft museum featuring different artifacts from around the world, having belonged to famous witches like Alex Sanders. Boscastle is near to Tintagel, making both an easy day out when coupled together. Land’s End is probably the most popular site in the area and a bit like a theme park with amusements and shops, but still interesting nonetheless with coastal walks and photo opportunities with the famous ‘Land’s End’ sign to be had.
Arguably the best place in the county to stop for a cream tea, the Lizard is a rocky outcrop of land lined with coastal walks right on the very southern tip of the whole of the UK, a famous point due to this fact. Be sure to stop at the cafe at the southern tip for possibly what can be described as the biggest cream teas you will ever come across. The Lizard is also known for its hiking and scenic drives through small villages with lots of opportunities to stop in local pubs for traditional pub grub type meals, with each pub being unique and welcoming. The landscape is lined with flower farms which bloom in the spring and summer, a beautiful sight to see if you happen to time it right.
With so many amazing things to see and do in Cornwall that you may not have expected, it’s no wonder it continues to be one of the most sought after summer destinations in the United Kingdom. Whether you’re travelling with friends, family or just you and your partner, there’s something for everyone here, and it will keep you coming back time and again.