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Editor's Pick - The Best Campsites in Cornwall

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Our selection of the best campsites for exploring one of England's most popular counties

Meadow Lakes is set in 56 acres of Cornish countryside between the town of St Austell and the fishing village of Mevagissey. There is a wide range of holiday accommodation options including; camping, touring, caravan and motorhome pitches, camping pods, garden cottages, static caravans and lodges with hot tubs. (Including pet friendly accommodation). Amenities include; four coarse fishing lakes (free fishing for customers staying overnight), a heated outdoor swimming pool and toddler pool (open end May to early Sept), licensed shop, cosy café, indoor and outdoor play areas. The park is situated within beautiful meadows, woodlands and lakes, with a large dog exercise field and farm animals too. 

Globe Vale Holiday Park is a quiet, family run countryside park, accredited with an AA five Pennant Platinum Award. It is set in 20 acres with far-reaching views across rolling fields to the coast. Mature trees characterise the park, which offers plenty of open space for walking. There are excellent modern facilities with a fantastic touring area with fully serviced pitches and great views. There are modern shower facilities and a laundrette and for all guests there is a bar/restaurant (open during peak periods). For little ones there is a play area and recreation area – great for ball games! Nearby there is a nine hole golf course, pubs, shops, plus local beaches just 10 minutes' drive away. The park is open all year round and is within easy reach of many of Cornwall's major attractions such as the world-famous Eden Project, Land’s End, St Michael’s Mount and Newquay.

Set in beautiful countryside, just a one-mile walk from St Ives, Polmanter combines award-winning facilities with a warm Cornish welcome. Polmanter Touring Park has been run by the Osborne family for over 50 years. This experience, along with their own love of camping, means that they know about all those little touches that make a holiday extra enjoyable. Whether you've spent every summer under canvas, or are just introducing your family to the fun of camping, you can create your ideal holiday at Polmanter, which includes the choice of luxury self-catering apartments and a cottage. The five star facilities include a choice of pitches and services with a seasonal outdoor heated pool, bar and restaurant. Other facilities include treatment rooms, two playgrounds, indoor soft play, tennis courts and a putting green. All this set in a stunning location with a regular shuttle bus into St Ives.

Wooda Farm Holiday Park is set in 40 acres of parkland with stunning views of Bude Bay and countryside inland, with many safe, sandy beaches within two miles. The campsite caters for motorhomes, caravans and tents and has excellent facilities with plenty of open space, colourful flowerbeds, well kept lawns and peace and quiet. Onsite is the Courtyard Bar and Lodge Takeaway, shop, children’s play area, tennis and badminton courts, fishing lakes and a caravan servicing and accessory shop. You can also enjoy the wellness barn, yoga sessions and The Loft Cocktail Bar. WiFi is available throughout the park. An ideal base for exploring the delights of Devon and Cornwall.

Situated within the original Heligan Country Estate, Heligan Caravan and Camping Park is a magical destination that can be enjoyed by everyone. Perched above the picturesque Mevagissey Bay, this five star park offers you all the peace and tranquillity you could wish for – you’ll be just a step away from losing yourself in acres of magnificent woodland and world-famous gardens. Bring your tent, motorhome or caravan and you’ll have a choice of pitches to suit all your needs – from grass to hardstanding gravel pitches, as well as use of their brand new amenity block, complete with a laundrette, drying room and dog shower! Alternatively, experience a taste of camping at its most luxurious by staying in one of their deluxe holiday homes.

Celebrating 75 years, this award-winning holiday park is perfect for that special family holiday. Situated on its own private beach, overlooking the idyllic waters of Mevagissey Bay, teamed with picturesque countryside views, Pentewan Sands is one of the finest parks in Cornwall. Sandwiched between two headlands, the bay is blissfully sheltered, suitable for little paddlers. Family-friendly and packed with variety, it is home to a whole host of fabulous activities; from an indoor water world, to tennis courts and a Watersports Centre. After a long day on the beach, pick from one of their three onsite eateries, or relax on the upper deck of the Seahorse – the entertainment venue. Whether you stay in a luxurious holiday home, pitch a tent or bring your touring caravan, you will be waking up to the sound of waves, sparkling sand and blue skies!

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