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 travelled with our camper van for a weekend away. The site is by the Hayle-Gwithian (St Ives bay) sand dunes. Quite, well maintained and clean. Good shower block and excellent washing up and...
Just back after a weeks stay. Very clean and safe quite site. Stayed in Hartland Lodge fabulous accommodation including hot tub. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. Value for...
Whilst some people may like a commercial campsite with no views this site was suggested by a friend but we obviously like different things. To be in 3 sided area in our motorhome with bushes on all...