Whichever part of the county you head for, the chances are you’ll find a handful of family attractions within easy reach of your caravan park. Caravanning in Cornwall is all about spending time together and making memories, so spend some time researching what it has to offer before you plan your trip.
Down in St Austell, you’ll find the Eden Project with its famous biomes, and the mystic beauty of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. If you want to fire up young imaginations with myths and legends, head to the north coast where you’ll find the windswept Tintagel Castle, the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur.
After the drive down from home, the kids will be keen to let loose and stretch their legs, and the wide-open spaces of Bodmin Moor could have been made for little ones keen to explore. You’ll also find the atmospheric Bodmin Jail in the town of the same name.
For many, caravan holidays in Cornwall wouldn’t be quite right without waking to a sea view. With over 250 miles of coast and 300 sandy beaches waiting to be discovered, there are plenty of resorts to choose from. Luckily, Cornwall’s coast is dotted with touring caravan sites that enable visitors to make the most of its spectacular views and welcoming beaches.
Oyster Bay is a boutique holiday park with its own concierge service, so you can look forward to a little luxury while you unwind. You'll find play areas, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and handy wetsuit and surfboard storage for water babies.
Newquay is one of Cornwall’s best-loved destinations, and you’ll find Park Holidays Trevella Park for touring caravans. This family-friendly park is home to a heated outdoor pool, fishing lakes, mini golf and playgrounds, and it’s close to the beautiful Crantock Beach.
Renowned for its spectacular scenery, St Ives sits on the county’s west coast. Polmanter touring park has the feel of being far away from the hustle and bustle and it’s just two miles from the scenic harbour town of St Ives. With cobbled streets lined with eateries service the fresh catch of the day, it’s easy to while away long lazy days in this much-loved corner of Cornwall.
Few regions are as welcoming to our four-legged friends as the South West, and most touring parks are dog friendly. If you’re planning on caravanning in Cornwall with your dog, take some time to check out the areas with dog friendly days out nearby, so you’ll have plenty to keep you busy during your stay.
The Minack Theatre is a beautiful amphitheatre carved into the cliffs near Land’s End. If you fancy looking around, dogs on short leads are welcome in the Minack during visiting hours, they’re just not allowed to the performances. The Lappa Valley steam railway is a great way to take in some of the county’s countryside, and dogs are welcome to ride with you for just £1.
If you’re near Truro, Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm sits in the heart of rural Cornwall, and it welcomes dogs on leads to explore its tranquil grounds and orchards. Entry to the farm’s restaurant, animal areas, courtyard and shop is free of charge, or you can opt for an Access All Areas + Tasting ticket and make a day of it!
Sometimes, the perfect day just means taking a long walk with your pet through beautiful scenery, and the Camel Trail is just the route to enjoy. This 18 mile cycleway is mostly traffic-free, and will take you along the shore of the shimmering Camel Estuary near Padstow.
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Date: August 31, 2023