Top 10 Places to Visit in Cornwall in Your Camper This Summer

Top 10 Places to Visit in Cornwall in Your Camper This Summer


Summer is the perfect time to explore the stunning landscapes and charming towns of Cornwall in your camper. At our store in Connor Downs, we stock all the camping supplies, motorhome, and caravan parts and spares you need to ensure your journey is smooth and enjoyable. Here are the top 10 scenic spots in Cornwall that you must visit this summer.


1. St Ives

St Ives is a gem on the Cornish coast with its breath taking beaches and vibrant art scene. The roads leading into St Ives are wide, although the town's narrow streets can be a bit challenging to navigate in a larger vehicle. Park at Trenwith Car Park and take advantage of the shuttle service to the town center. Ayr Holiday Park offers excellent facilities and spectacular sea views for campers. Be sure to indulge in fresh seafood at The Seafood Café and savor a traditional Cornish pasty from The Cornish Bakery. With its rich artistic heritage, including the Tate St Ives art gallery, this town is a cultural delight.



2. Land's End

 Journey to the westernmost point of mainland England and experience the dramatic cliffs and iconic signpost of Land's End. The roads here are good, and there's a spacious car park at the visitor center. Trevedra Farm Caravan and Camping Site is nearby, offering stunning coastal views and easy access. Enjoy local dishes at The Land's End Restaurant and Bar while taking in the breath taking scenery. Known for its dramatic landscapes and the famous Land's End signpost, this spot is a must-see.



3. The Lizard Peninsula

 Explore the most southerly point of mainland Britain, the Lizard Peninsula, known for its unique geology and rare plant species. The roads are generally good, but expect some narrow lanes as you approach remote spots. Parking is available in multiple car parks, including a National Trust car park at Kynance Cove. Henry's Campsite provides eco-friendly camping with beautiful surroundings. Treat yourself to delicious seafood at The Witchball in Lizard village. This area is a haven for nature lovers and offers stunning coastal walks.



4. Tintagel

 Tintagel is steeped in history and legend, famed for its castle ruins and association with King Arthur. The village roads are narrow, so larger vehicles should navigate with care. Park in one of the village car parks and take a short walk to the castle. Trewethett Farm Caravan Club Site is close to the coast and offers great facilities. The Cornishman Inn serves hearty meals and local ales, perfect after a day of exploring. The mystical ruins and dramatic cliffs make Tintagel a captivating destination.



5. Padstow

 Padstow, with its picturesque harbour and culinary delights, is a summer favourite. The roads leading to Padstow are good, though the town can be congested in peak season. Utilize the several car parks in town or the park and ride service. Padstow Touring Park, just a short distance from the town center, provides excellent facilities. Don’t miss dining at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, renowned for its fresh and flavorful dishes. Known for its harbour and the annual Obby Oss festival, Padstow is brimming with charm and history.



6. Porthcurno


 Famous for its beautiful sandy beach and the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno is a coastal paradise. The roads are good but become narrow closer to the beach and theatre. There's a large car park near the Minack Theatre for convenient access. Treen Farm Campsite, with its beautiful coastal views, is a great place to stay. Enjoy a meal at The Cable Station Inn, known for its great pub food. The Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre carved into the cliffside, adds a touch of drama to this serene spot.



7. Newquay

 Newquay is the UK's surf capital, offering stunning beaches and a lively town atmosphere. The roads are wide and accessible, making it easy to navigate in a camper. Multiple large car parks are available in the town center. Newquay Holiday Park offers fantastic facilities and entertainment options for campers. The Fish House is a must-visit for seafood lovers, providing amazing dishes with sea views. Famous for its beaches like Fistral Beach, Newquay is a vibrant destination for sun and surf.



8. Falmouth

 Falmouth boasts a rich maritime history and beautiful coastal scenery. The roads and parking facilities are excellent, ensuring easy access to the town and its attractions. Penwarne Farm Touring and Camping Site is conveniently located nearby. Enjoy a meal at The Shed or The Stable, where you can savor local dishes and delicious pizzas. Home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth is perfect for history buffs and sea lovers alike.



9. Polperro

 Polperro is a historic fishing village with narrow, steep streets that can be challenging for larger vehicles. Park at the main car park at the top of the village and take the shuttle bus service down. Great Kellow Farm offers scenic camping with excellent facilities. The Blue Peter Inn serves up fantastic seafood in a cozy setting. With its smuggling past and picturesque harbor, Polperro is a delightful blend of history and charm.



10. Bodmin Moor

 Bodmin Moor is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known for its wild landscapes and ancient stone circles. The roads vary, with some narrow lanes, but are generally accessible. Various small car parks and lay-bys are available around the moor. South Penquite Farm offers eco-friendly camping in a stunning setting. The Jamaica Inn, steeped in history, provides hearty meals and a fascinating past. With panoramic views and rugged beauty, Bodmin Moor is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.



Cornwall offers an array of stunning locations perfect for exploring in your camper this summer. From picturesque coastal towns to rugged moorland, there's something for every adventurer. Before you set off, make sure to visit our store in Connor Downs for all your camping supplies, motorhome, and caravan parts and spares. Happy travels!


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