Perfect sites for discovering Cornwall
Experience the best of the south-west with a choice of coastal and country sites
Hendra Holiday Park
Newquay TR8 4NY
Tel: 01637 875778
Open: 23 March – 29 October
Hendra is a multi award-winning site in the popular family seaside resort of Newquay. There's a ton of facilities and activities on park to keep every member of the family entertained.
The Oasis fun pools complex has an indoor pool, toddlers' pool, three water flumes and a heated outdoor pool. There are also plenty of outdoor activities (charges apply) including segways, archery and zorbing, and an outdoor gym, playground and amusements.
There are hardstanding and fully serviced pitches available set across 14 fields in 80 acres of landscaped parkland. Dogs are welcome in certain touring sections.
Depending on the type of holiday you want there are pitches further from the action in a more quiet and relaxed area, or closer to the facilities and ideal for families – the choice is yours!
Four touring customers there are toilets and showers, a laundry, supermarket and plenty of options for food and drink.
Carlyon Bay Camping Park, St Austell
Cypress Avenue, Carlyon Bay, St Austell PL25 3RE
Tel: 01726 812735
Open: 30 March – 23 September
With 30 acres of meadow and woodland Carlyon Bay is a campsite ablaze with colour in season, from borders full of hydrangeas and rhododendron.
The site is located on the south coast of Cornwall, between the town of Fowey and the historic port of Charlestown. You can walk for 40 minutes along the coastal footpath and be in the town admiring the Tall Ships in the harbour.
The site is a peaceful place for those wishing to relax but there's also plenty available for those with children or keen to keep busy. There is an outdoor pool, table tennis, crazy golf, a playground, plus entertainment in peak season.
Other facilities include toilets and showers, a shop, WiFi and the Country Kitchen offering sit down and takeaway meals. Pitches are grass or hardstanding, with electric, and some with full services.
Tehidy Holiday Park, Redruth
Harris Mill, Illogan, Redruth TR16 4JQ
Tel: 01209 216489
Open: 30 March – 3 November
This is a family-owned, award-winning site with less than 30 pitches, making for a haven of peace and tranquillity midway between St Ives and St Agnes.
There are 11 hardstanding pitches, there's electric available, and the pitches are surrounded by wildlife areas, hedging and shrubs. There are woodland walks direct from site, with the Tolskithy valley having a network of footpaths tracing the course of the stream and meadows.
You will find footpaths starting in the village leading down through the woods to the local beach, and cycle routes also starting in the village. The Camel Trail is only 35 minutes away providing great cycling along a disused railway line.
On site, you'll find a shop stocked with basic groceries and local produce, a play area, games room, showers, laundry, a disabled and family room and WiFi. Please note no pets are permitted at Tehidy Holiday Park.
Heligan Caravan & Camping, St Ewe (PREMIER PARK)
Heligan Woods, St Ewe PL26 6EL
Tel: 01726 842714
Open: 5 January – 18 November
You'll be hard pushed to find a campsite with a more prime location than this – perched above Mevagissey Bay and adjoining the famous Lost Gardens of Heligan where there's over 200 acres of gardens, woodland and wildlife.
Heligan Caravan and Camping is a beautiful floral site itself, just two miles from the coast, with 29 hardstanding pitches and 25 grass pitches, most with electric hook-up.
Dogs are welcome on site and there are walks available. The site's facilities include toilets and showers, a disabled wet room, a shop, laundry and play area.
Guests at Heligan are welcome to use the facilities at nearby sister park, Pentewan Sands, where there are indoor pools, and restaurants. You can also hire bikes there.
Dolbeare Park, Saltash
Landrake, Saltash PL12 5AF
Tel: 01752 851332
Open: All year
Dolbeare Park is situated in nine acres of parkland, surrounded by countryside. At reception there is a small shop selling essential groceries along with an off-licence.
The park is dog friendly, with a small dog walk on site and many of the local beaches have no dog restrictions.
Hardstanding pitches come with 16 amp electric for vehicles up to a maximum of 38 feet. Large caravans must be booked and allocated pitches in advance.
Site facilities include toilets and showers, with family rooms, a disabled room and a laundry. For any youngsters in your group there is a 40-metre adventure play area and a separate area for ball games.
Further afield is the fishing village of Looe and Bodmin Moor, both a 20-minute drive.
Trethem Mill Touring Park, St Mawes
St Just in Roseland, Nr St Mawes, Truro TR2 5JF
Tel: 01872 580504
Open: 30 March – 30 September
As the only five-star park on the Roseland Peninsula, Trethem Mill is a popular choice for those looking for an uncommercialised site set within a haven of peace and tranquillity near St Mawes. On arrival, one thing that will catch your eye is the landscaped gardens ablaze with colour.
The park covers 12 acres, half of which is dedicated to a dog walk and recreation area. The dog and nature meadow is full of leisurely paths where you can walk your dog or just simply take a stroll enjoying the wildlife. For children there is an enclosed play park.
Pitches on site are hedged to provide privacy, all pitches have electric hook-up and TV point and there are fully serviced and all-weather pitches available too.
The site shop sells a range of essentials, and the amenities include toilets and showers, three individual shower suites including one for the disabled, and a laundry.
Budemeadows Touring Park, Bude
Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0NA
Tel: 01288 361646
Open: All year
Just one mile from the nearest beach – Widemouth Bay, Budemeadows is set in nine acres of countryside surrounded by trees and hedgerows, where there's lots of wildlife.
The beach is a wide expanse of sand, great for families and surfers. Shop and amenities in Bude are close by. In this seaside town you will find plenty of sandy beaches – don't miss the sea pool at Summerleaze beach filled at high tide and holds a pool of water after the tide drops.
Budemeadows is perfect for couples and families. Pitches are set out in small groups separated by picket fences and hedging to give a secluded feel.
Yet there's plenty to keep guests occupied on site – a heated outdoor pool, large playground, a bar, takeaway and games room. Practical facilities include toilets and showers, a disabled suite and a laundry.
Beacon Cottage Farm, St Agnes
Beacon Drive, St Agnes TR5 0NU
Tel: 01872 552347
Open: 24 March – 1 October
The perfect choice for walkers and nature watchers, Beacon Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the Heritage Coast as part of a family farm.
The farm spreads across around 650 acres, just 10-minutes' walk from the National Trust's Chapel Porth Beach. It is an unspoiled sandy cove with caves, rock pools and excellent bathing.
Beacon Cottage is a short walk from another famous National Trust attraction – Wheal Coates Tin Mine – a relic of Cornwall's mining heritage. The South West Coast Path runs by Wheal Coates and you can also walk along a scenic footpath to St Agnes Beacon, and the village with shops, pubs and restaurants is a short drive away.
Beacon Cottage comprises level grass pitches with electric, in six small, landscaped paddock areas with sea views. Facilities are housed in converted barns and include showers, toilets, a family shower room, laundry, small shop and dog exercise field.
Trewan Hall Camping and Caravanning, St Columb
St Columb, Cornwall TR9 6DB
Tel: 01637 880261
Open: 12 May – 11 September
Trewan Hall is a 17th century manor house between Newquay and Padstow. Run by the same family for over 50 years the campsite here is unique, being set among the woods, gardens and grounds of the hall.
The atmosphere here is welcoming and informal with pitches not allocated, and guests are welcome to explore the 36 acres.
On site is a 25-metre heated swimming pool that can be open air or covered by an inflatable dome, depending on the weather. Other facilities include a campsite shop, with fresh bread and cakes, along with groceries and camping equipment.
There are toilets and showers, with baths, and a wet suit wash area. In high season there is entertainment in one of the converted barns, and there are indoor and outdoor play areas.
Trewan Hall is just a short walk from St Columb Major, a historic market town, where you will find various shops and pubs that serve food.
Padstow Touring Park, Padstow
Padstow, Cornnwall PL28 8LE
Tel: 01841 532061
Open: All year
Voted AA Campsite of the Year South West in 2016/17, Padstow Touring Park has a luxury award-winning toilet block, with underfloor heating to keep you comfortable all year round.
The park has views over countryside and is only one mile from the fishing harbour town of Padstow – access is easy via a public footpath into the historic town.
The site's facilities include a disabled and family wet room, electric hook-ups and hardstanding pitches, a children's play area and a shop.
Padstow Touring Park is also dog friendly. A bonus is the on-site heated coffee lounge where you can relax while planning where to visit first. You could visit a different beach each day of your holiday as there are Seven Bays for Seven Days – Trevone Bay, Harlyn Beach, Booby's Bay, Constantine Bay, Mother Ivey's, Treyarnon and Porthcothan.
As well as exploring these beaches it is also easy to get to Wadebridge and Bodmin and the popular seaside resort of Newquay.