Monday, February 03, 2014

Top places for camping in Cornwall

If you’re thinking about camping holidays in Cornwall, you might want your site to be conveniently located for close-by attractions.

Here are just a few of this county’s great tourist sites that you might want to put onto your camping in Cornwall holiday itinerary:
  • Polperro. This is a truly beautiful little fishing village nesting in the cliffs on a rugged coastline. A quaint harbour and surrounding streets are picture-postcard quality and you’ll find a range of very nice pubs and restaurants. There’s also some marvellous coastal path walking;
  • Tintagel. In the north of Cornwall, this boasts a castle precariously built on a narrow cliff-top towering above the sea.  It’s been long-associated with the legends of King Arthur and is even a reputed site of Camelot.  Although archaeologists have found no such evidence, its mediaeval splendour and wild surroundings are worth a visit.
  • Newquay. For a complete change of holiday emphasis, why not try Newquay and surrounding areas on the north coast? Famous for its charming setting, it’s a popular traditional holiday resort with some great beaches.  It’s also known as the UK’s surfing capital;
  • Bodmin Moor. This is a location in central-east Cornwall that’s rightly famous for its incredible rugged and wild beauty. Barren and forbidding in winter, in summer it comes alive with all sorts of flora and fauna.  It was first farmed by humans well over 4,000 years ago and you can see some signs of that habitation even today.  It’s great walking and exploring country but be sensibly cautious about the dangers of sudden changes of weather outside of the summer months;
  • St. Michael’s Mount.  This is a very beautiful little islet located just offshore (connected by causeway at low tides) with a stately home sitting atop. It’s great to explore and a sort of miniaturised version of the rather better-known Mont St. Michel in Normandy;
  • St. Ives.  Sitting in the far west of the north coast, this is one of the UK’s most loved resorts. Originally a major fishing town, today it is a centre of tourism, the arts and culture.  Some interesting galleries and great restaurants are enhanced by some lovely nearby beaches;
  • Mullion Cove. This is a small cove and offshore island, located on the Lizard peninsula.  There’s a very small harbour but the scenery is fantastic and it’s also marvellous walking country.
  • Padstow.  This is a very nice smaller town situated on the River Camel on the northern coast. It’s surrounded by some lovely coastline and countryside and has a history going back to Celtic times.  Today it’s famed for its picturesque harbour and having a nationally famous fine food fish restaurant. It also has some very ancient parades and traditions that are still practised today.
Of course, wherever you’re exploring in Cornwall from a camping holiday base, you’ll want to know that your campsite offers facilities designed to make your stay comfortable.
Fortunately Cornwall has many excellent sites to choose from and many will be within reach of the above attractions and many others.

About The Author:

Andrew Thomas is owner of the Perran Springs Holiday Park based in Cornwall. Set within twenty-one acres of a luscious, tranquil, sheltered countryside valley. We offer a friendly, safe and relaxing holiday environment for families and couples. Find out more about them on their Google + Page
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