Campsites in Cornwall
Cornwall forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of mainland Britain, bordered only by the county of Devon. With the longest stretch (almost 300 miles) of continuous and wildly diverse coastline in Britain, there is so much to see, do and explore.
There are plenty of places to go camping in Cornwall, and by choosing a camping holiday in this beautiful part of the world you will discover turquoise seas, stunning beaches, spectacular cliffs, picturesque fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, ancient stone circles, holy wells as well as beautiful moorland and glorious open countryside.
The north coast, on the Celtic Sea, is exposed to prevailing winds that blow in from the Atlantic Ocean. It is much wilder in nature with sheer cliffs that plunge deep into the sea hundreds of feet below. There are also miles of clean, golden beaches with azure bays welcoming gigantic Atlantic rollers; a magnet for surfers and families alike. Campsites in Cornwall, on the north coast, include Sennen Cove, Tregurrian and Bude. A few miles off shore from Cornwall’s most westerly point – Land’s End – lies an archipelago of tiny islands which form the Isles of Scilly.
The south coast, dubbed the ‘Cornish Riviera’, is more sheltered with several broad estuaries including Falmouth and Fowey. Beaches here usually have coarser sand and shingle, and the climate is generally milder. Choose to camp in this area at picturesque Veryan.
The interior of Cornwall is home to glorious countryside and wild moorland. Today, Cornwall’s economy is based on tourism, yet up until the early 20th century it was the most important mining area in the whole of Europe. It is thought that tin was mined here as early as the Bronze Age, with copper, lead, zinc and silver all being mined too. Recently awarded World Heritage Site status, the landscape is generously sprinkled with remnants of its mining past demonstrating the county’s enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution.
Cornwall is famous for many things; from surfing and surf schools, beautiful gardens, areas of outstanding natural beauty, boat trips and scuba diving, to coastal walks and moorland walking trails. As well as this, Cornwall is renowned for its delicious food; from fresh fish and Cornish pasties, to sumptuous cream teas, as well as boasting a multitude of award-winning local food producers and star chefs. Combined with popular attractions such as St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, Tintagel, the Eden Project and the Minack Theatre, plus surfing beaches like Sennen and Newquay, camping in Cornwall makes the perfect holiday for all the family.
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This campsite is situated near Bude in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; perfectly situated for glorious Cornish beaches, surfing, sandcastles, walking, exploring the legends of King Arthur, and all that wonderful Cornwall has to offer. From this beautiful campsite you can join the South West Coast Path, the longest National Trail in Britain spanning an incredible 630 miles of coastal walking. If cycling is more your thing, the Camel Trail cycle route follows a disused railway line from Padstow to Bodmin Moor. Other local attractions include Tintagel Castle, the Hidden Valley Discovery Park and the Launceston Steam Railway.
A quiet, yet dramatically scenic site close to the famous Land’s End where there is plenty on offer within easy reach for all the family. From spectacular cliff-top walks, to surfing at the family-friendly Sennen beach with its miles of golden sand, there are just a few miles between the north and south Cornish coasts at this most westerly club site. A bus service to the coastal town of St Ives stops right outside the campsite, while the local attractions of Trevarno Gardens, Levant Beam Engine and Mine, St Michael’s Mount, Paradise Park and Flambards Experience are all closeby.
A perfect hillside campsite for water sport and beach lovers alike on the north coast of Cornwall, with plenty of opportunity to be as active or restful as you wish on the miles of golden sandy beaches in this part of the region. This is a great base for exploring places of interest around the whole county. Local attractions include the Extreme Academy where you can try out watersports such as surfing and kite-surfing, the Lappa Valley Steam Railway, Newquay Zoo, the Bluereef Aquariam and Crealy Adventure Park.
Boasting gorgeous, tree-framed views, this wonderfully relaxing campsite is situated on the Roseland Peninsula in south Cornwall. This superb site has a field for ball games, a fully stocked and picturesque fishing lake, plus a spacious lodge for hire. The site is perfect for keen cyclists, who can join the National Cycle Network (Route 3) at the site entrance. Close to the site is Pendower Beach, whose cliffs and rock pools have been designated as Sites of Specific Scientific Interest, while local attractions include the Eden Project, the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre and the China Clay Country Park.