More about Cornwall
Cornwall forms the tip of the south-west peninsula of mainland Britain, bordered only by the county of Devon. With the longest stretch (almost 300 miles) of continuous and wildly diverse coastline in Britain, there is so much to see, do and explore.
There are plenty of places to go camping in Cornwall, and by choosing a camping holiday in this beautiful part of the world you will discover turquoise seas, stunning beaches, spectacular cliffs, picturesque fishing villages, smuggler’s coves, ancient stone circles, holy wells as well as beautiful moorland and glorious open countryside.
The north coast, on the Celtic Sea, is exposed to prevailing winds that blow in from the Atlantic Ocean. It is much wilder in nature with sheer cliffs that plunge deep into the sea hundreds of feet below. There are also miles of clean, golden beaches with azure bays welcoming gigantic Atlantic rollers; a magnet for surfers and families alike. Campsites in Cornwall, on the north coast, include Sennen Cove, Tregurrian and Bude. A few miles off shore from Cornwall’s most westerly point – Land’s End – lies an archipelago of tiny islands which form the Isles of Scilly.
The south coast, dubbed the ‘Cornish Riviera’, is more sheltered with several broad estuaries including Falmouth and Fowey. Beaches here usually have coarser sand and shingle, and the climate is generally milder. Choose to camp in this area at picturesque Veryan.
The interior of Cornwall is home to glorious countryside and wild moorland. Today, Cornwall’s economy is based on tourism, yet up until the early 20th century it was the most important mining area in the whole of Europe. It is thought that tin was mined here as early as the Bronze Age, with copper, lead, zinc and silver all being mined too. Recently awarded World Heritage Site status, the landscape is generously sprinkled with remnants of its mining past demonstrating the county’s enormous contribution to the Industrial Revolution.
Cornwall is famous for many things; from surfing and surf schools, beautiful gardens, areas of outstanding natural beauty, boat trips and scuba diving, to coastal walks and moorland walking trails. As well as this, Cornwall is renowned for its delicious food; from fresh fish and Cornish pasties, to sumptuous cream teas, as well as boasting a multitude of award-winning local food producers and star chefs. Combined with popular attractions such as St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, Tintagel, the Eden Project and the Minack Theatre, plus surfing beaches like Sennen and Newquay, camping in Cornwall makes the perfect holiday for all the family.