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Camping Inspiration: North Cornwall

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What makes North Cornwall so special? Is it the sea and the sand, the surfing, the dramatic coastal walks and the pretty fishing harbours? Or is it the countryside, the picturesque villages and the great food? Well it’s all of them of course.

Cornwall is as popular now as it’s ever been, particularly for campers. And there’s no doubt that camping is easily the best way to enjoy a stay in the West Country. There are sites everywhere – from tiny corners of muddy grass at the back of country pubs to massive holiday parks with every facility you can possibly imagine.

You can’t go to this part of Cornwall without giving surfing a try. For the beginner, Holywell Bay School of Surf is the place to go. The National Trust owns the sandy beach at Holywell Bay – get there early in the day if you want a space in the car park. They are based right on the beach and the expert instructors will have you hanging ten in a matter of minutes.

Even if you don’t fancy catching some waves, the beach is the place to be in the summer. Just up the road from Holywell Bay, Newquay boasts 11 golden beaches for families. It’s also a lively tourist resort with loads going on throughout the summer.


MUST SEE
Despite its reputation as a hedonistic haven for stag and hen parties, Newquay hasn’t lost its family appeal. It boasts a really friendly zoo, that makes up in atmosphere for being relatively small in size. Other attractions include Blue Reef Aquarium and the WaterWorld Swim Park.

You tuned into the BBC’s remake of Poldark and swooned over the rugged good looks of Cornwall’s landscapes, so you might want to visit some of the beautiful filming locations. The series was filmed in various locations across the county including the stretch of coast around St Agnes Head, where you can see deep mineshafts cut into the cliffs, along with the scattered remains of engine houses above. There are endless footpaths of different lengths that will get you to the former tin mine at Wheal Coates, though they all end up on the stretch of coast path between St Agnes and Porthtowan.

Further afield, the Eden Project is a must-visit, no matter where you are in Cornwall.

DID YOU KNOW?
Hundreds of Lego pieces are still being washed up on the beaches around Cornwall, almost 20 years after a container carrying the toys fell from a cargo ship into the sea. Scouring the sands for the little pieces of plastic has become a big thing – you might not find any but it’s a good way of helping clear other rubbish from the beach.


STAY AT
TREVORNICK HOLIDAY PARK
Holywell Bay, Cornwall, TR8 5PW
01637 830531
trevornick.co.uk

Trevornick is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family holiday as the park offers a range of things to do. For starters the sandy beach is within walking distance of the park, so children can build sandcastles and play in the sea. On site there are a multitude of facilities and activities (some of which are seasonal) which include a heated swimming pool, health spa, kids club, golf course, fishing lakes and outdoor play area. The swimming pool is fully enclosed and manned by lifeguards so you can be assured that children can enjoy the water safely. There’s also a splash pool for the younger children to enjoy too. The Jacuzzi, spa, sauna and solarium provide somewhere for adults to relax too.


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