If you're looking for a site that offers direct access to sandy dunes and the delights of Gwithian Beach, then you'll want to head for Atlantic Coast Park, which offers both touring pitches and static caravans to hire or buy.
The touring area has its own dedicated field and is shielded from coastal breezes by the tall sand dunes that form the backdrop to the site. Serviced pitches with 16A electric hook-ups are offered, while the toilet and shower block has recently been refurbished. Also on-site is a laundry room and a well-stocked shop offering all your camping basics.
The touring area is an ideal base for all lovers of the sea and is popular with surfers, but the site also offers a wide range of contemporary holiday homes. These are available in Bronze, Silver and Gold grades, with the poshest versions having their own verandas, double glazing, central heating and TV and DVD systems. With beds made up on your arrival and even towels provided, it's an easy way to visit the site.
Cornwall is famed for its lively cultural attractions and the towns of Hayle and St Ives are nearby and often have some festival or special event on during the summer months. From flower shows to Rio-style carnivals and steam rallies, there's usually something going on in the peak season.
The site is also a handy base to visit some of Cornwall's more famous tourist attractions, such as Land's End. Or you could head over to the delights of the Lizard Peninsula, the UK's most southerly point (and famed for the first radio broadcasts across the Atlantic).
If this all sounds like hard work, you could just potter around the many cafes, tea shops, restaurants and pubs that are around the area. And if you don't fancy leaving the site at all, there's also a licenced shop that offers a wide range of camping staples including freshly-baked bread, newspapers and most daily essential items.
53 Upton Towans, Hayle, Cornwall, South West
We stayed here the first week in April in the pet premium caravan with our 2 dogs. The caravan was really clean and located next to the sand dune entrance to the beach. The walk over the dunes to the...
Stayed here many years ago and it has changed slightly since then (improved). Very nice location next to the dunes and a ten minute walk across these to Gwithian Beach which is beautiful...
Stayed a couple of weeks ago with our touring caravan (we are new to this lark) and was very happy with our stay. We don't like the big sites,with club houses and all that stuff and this suited us...