The British summer can be notoriously unpredictable. Many a tale of wind and rain battered campsites often come back with people following camping holidays to the South West coast of the country and I must admit that I have also been subjected to some quite cold and unsuitable conditions for trip to the beach.
It’s not always like this though and in this article we are going to take a look at some of the wonderful beach side resorts that Cornwall has to offer and the type of fun that can be had in this part of the world when the sun is shining.
Entertainment in Cornwall
Cornwall plays host to some of the most delightful rolling hillside scenery that the United Kingdom has to offer. Lush green fields that rise and fall next to the hilly cliffs are strewn with campsites that during the warmer summer months at least are usually packed with tents. So what is the big appeal? Cornwall boasts some of Europe’s finest beaches, between Newquay, Bude and St Ives you will find over 30 fantastic sandy areas that meet the refreshing Cornish sea. On these playgrounds surfers, windsurfers & swimmers of all ages enjoy the wild Atlantic Ocean under close supervision from the Cornish coast guard.
Away from the beach Cornwall still has a great deal to offer. Culinary delights such as the Cornish pasty, clotted cream ice cream, a huge variety of sea food and of course fish and chips will keep any food lover more than happy.
Camping Holidays: Resorts
Holiday parks and camping facilities is something that the British do really well. World class facilities for camping parks can be found within reach of and every town in the county. Four and five star resorts are common and these include such luxuries as swimming pools, children’s clubs and evening entertainment.
Picking a resort near to one of the vibrant towns is usually the best course of action. The most popular destinations to visit on the South West coast are;
Newquay – a hugely popular with the 18-30’s crowd and also stag and hen parties (families be warned!).
Bude – A surging hotspot that has managed to keep more of its small town sea side charm than the busier and rowdier Newquay.
St Ives – A medium sized town that has many great restaurants and plenty of things to do away from the wonderful beach that it boasts.
Padstow – Home of the successful British TV chef Rick Stein, this quaint little fishing village becomes very busy during the summer months and we advise that you make a reservation if you would like to book in at one of the restaurants.
If you prefer something a little less busy then you should head to South West corner of the county. There are many small villages within 30 miles of Lands End that have many remote yet beautiful camp sites to pitch your tent within. Be aware that Lands’ End itself does get very busy during the months of June and July and rightly so, it’s an interesting land mark which is well worth visiting.
There is a wealth of activities and experiences to be had in Cornwall so don’t use the intermittent weather as an excuse, take a chance and you might just have one of the best camping holidays you have ever experienced.
Tom Watson rights travel blogs for a wide range of websites and he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his family in new and interesting surroundings. Image by audi_insperation