You’re about to head to south and you’re looking for a Campervan guide to Cornwall.
We asked one of our Dubbed Out Community members to to give their suggestions while on their 2 week trip so that we could share with you a campervan guide to Cornwall. They’re driving their VW T6.1 and their Journey begins in Bude.
“Here you go guy, our campervan guide to Cornwall. I’ve put together a list of spots and stopovers that we really enjoyed. We started in Bude and visited somewhere different every day.
We didn’t follow any particular route as the driving and the views are all part of the fun and crossing back and forth from coast to coast ensures you see plenty of the country side. To be honest you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to campsites but I’ve included a few of our favourites. I hope this helps!”
John – Birmingham
1. Start your adventure in Bude, a popular seaside town on the north coast of Cornwall. Our day visiting Bude in our campervan was absolutely amazing! The picturesque coastal town offered so much to see and do. We started our day admiring the panoramic views of the sea from the clifftop walk. Then, we headed down to the beachfront and spent hours surfing, soaking up the sun and playing in the sand. We also visited the charming village with its little shops, cafes and restaurants, where we had some of the best seafood we’ve ever tasted. Our adventure in Bude ended with us watching the sunset over the ocean, making it a perfect day for our family.
2. Head west to the village of Tintagel to visit the famous castle ruins and King Arthur’s birthplace.Visiting Tintagel for the day with my wife and children was an unforgettable experience. We were thrilled to explore the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, and the ancient castle ruins did not disappoint! As we made our way through the historic site, we learned about its fascinating history, myths and legends. The views of the rugged coastline from the clifftop walk were simply breathtaking. The kids had a great time around the quirky shops and cafes in the village, which had a lovely, laid-back atmosphere. Altogether, it was a fulfilling day out. that we’ll always remember. Definitely a must see location.
3. Stop for a night at Sun Haven Valley Country Holiday Park in Mawgan Porth, a peaceful and relaxing location with stunning views
4. Continue south to the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, known for its narrow streets and colorful houses. Our day visiting Mevagissey was pretty special. This charming fishing village offered us some of the most picturesque views we have ever seen, with its colorful boats and historic stone houses. We enjoyed taking a stroll through the narrow lanes filled with shops and restaurants, and we savored some of the freshest seafood we have ever tasted. Spending the day in this idyllic town felt like a true escape from reality, and we cannot wait to come back soon!
5. Spend a night at the nearby Heligan Woods Campsite, surrounded by lush woodland and wildlife. Staying at Heligan Woods campsite with my family was an absolute delight. The campsite was set in a beautiful woodland and felt like a true escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
The facilities were spotless, and we could not have asked for better staff. The location was perfect, allowing us to explore the stunning gardens of Heligan and
the charming village of Mevagissey. We loved the peace and tranquility of our surroundings, and we felt so refreshed and relaxed when it was time to leave. We will definitely be back!
6. Visit the iconic Eden Project in St. Austell, a collection of bio-domes showcasing diverse ecosystems and plant life. My visit to the Eden Project in St Austell with my wife and kids was truly a unique experience. The biomes were impressive, and we learned about plants and ecosystems from different parts of the world. The gardens were well-maintained and offered a beautiful backdrop for taking photos. However, the ticket prices were quite expensive, and some of the attractions within the biomes had an additional charge.
The food options were varied but slightly overpriced, yet the quality was good. Despite the drawbacks, it was still a memorable day out and an interesting educational experience. I am glad we didn’t miss it.
7. Move on to Fowey, a charming harbor town with quaint cafes and shops, set on the River Fowey. My day spent exploring Fowey was truly wonderful. We strolled along the scenic waterfront, admiring the quaint houses, and narrow streets. We enjoyed browsing the independent shops and watching the boats gently bobbing on the river. The scenery was quite breathtaking, especially the views looking out to sea. We stopped for a relaxed lunch at one of the local cafes where the food was delicious and generously portioned. The overall atmosphere was perfect for a chilled day out as there was no sense of rush or urgency.
8. Stop at the Carlyon Bay Camping Park, a family-friendly site overlooking the beach and sea. Carlyon Bay camping park was a great place for families. With plenty of activities like swimming pool, kids’ playground, and games room. The children were definately kept entertained.
9. Next, visit the stunning St. Michael’s Mount at Penzance, a medieval castle and church set on a tidal island. Our visit to St Michaels Mount in Penzance was awesome! To see the castle and church sitting atop the island surrounded by crystal-clear water makes you realise what a beautiful and historical country England is. The walk up to the castle was picturesque and worth the effort, the architecture and the stunning views from the top of the
castle were unforgettable. We also had the opportunity to browse the various historical artifacts and exhibits on display, all of which were fascinating. The provided guides were knowledgeable and offered plenty of information. Overall a great day.
10. Stay overnight at the Trevedra Farm campsite, with panoramic views of the coast and access to the South West Coast Path. Our one night stay in our campervan at Trevedra Farm campsite was lovely. The facilities were clean and well-maintained, with plenty of space for our vehicle. We loved walking along the South West Coast Path, which was just a stone’s throw away from the campsite. The views of the rugged coastline were stunning, with the crashing waves and salty sea breeze making us feel alive. We saw a good bit of wildlife along the way and enjoyed exploring the nearby coves and beaches. The whole experience was peaceful, rejuvenating, and a lovely adventure.
11. Explore the charming town of St. Ives, renowned for its art galleries and beaches. Our day visiting St. Ives was nothing short of ideal, with so many intriguing spots to visit. The town boasts a range of art galleries and studios, showcasing local artists’ vibrant work, especially the Tate St. Ives. The town center is bustling with independent shops, cafes, and pubs, which are worth exploring. We highly recommend taking a walk down to the St. Ives Harbor, a hub of different shops, cafes, and leisure facilities serving up snacks and drinks while admiring the picturesque scenery. Lastly, a stroll down Porthmeor Beach or leisurely taking in the breathtaking views of the coastline is vital when in St. Ives.
12. Spend a night at the Polmanter Touring , a 4-star park with fully serviced pitches and excellent facilities. Our stay at the Polmanter Touring Park in our VW T6.1 camper was truly memorable. The campsite was immaculate, offering excellent facilities that catered to our every need. The friendly staff were always on hand to answer any questions and offer help. We loved taking advantage of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, which were perfect for keeping cool on hot days. The site also offered a games room, playground, and a dog walking area which was great for anyone with a furry friend. The location was perfect, with stunning views of the countryside and the coast just a short drive away. Overall, a fabulous stay and highly recommended.
13. Discover the rugged beauty of Land’s End, the westernmost point of England, with scenic walks and stunning views. I wasnt sure what to expect at Lands end. I was told it was very commercial. It was a little but our day was filled with plenty for our whole family. The magnificent scenery along the South West Coast Path was stunning, with spectacular views of the ocean and dramatic cliffs. The family-friendly attractions also kept our children entertained, from the “Arthur’s Quest” trail to the “Giant’s Playground” and the “Aerial Postbox” – each with its own unique story and legend. The 4D cinema experience was a fun treat, complete with special effects that brought the stories to life. The various cafes and restaurants were also perfect for a mid-day snack or a leisurely lunch, serving up delicious meals and beverages. However, it’s worth noting that the entrance fee may seem a bit steep for some, but the overall experience will quickly make up for it. Overall, Lands End was an excellent location for a family day out, offering entertainment and stunning natural beauty.
14. We ended our trip in the coastal town of Newquay, famous for its surfing beaches and nightlife, staying at the popular Treloy Touring Park. Our visit to Newquay on an unfortunately rainy day did not dampen our spirits or ruin our experience. While the weather was not ideal, the town still offered plenty of things to do and see. We enjoyed exploring the charming shops, cafes and restaurants along the high street, which were perfect for a cozy stop and a warm cup of tea or coffee. We also visited the interesting Blue Reef Aquarium which was both educational and entertaining, and a great way to escape the rain for a bit. The stunning coastal path walk along the coastline was also worth the occasional rain shower, as the view of the ocean and landscape were fantastic.
Overall, we still had an enjoyable day in Newquay despite the weather, and it is a location that we would revisit even on a rainy day. We stayed at the Treloy Touring Park in Newquay, which was amazing. The campsite was clean and well-kept, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The site offered a range of modern facilities including a well-stocked shop and on-site dining, which made our stay more comfortable.
The location was perfect, providing easy access to Newquay’s attractions and the local beaches, which were perfect for surfing and swimming. The campsite also provided entertainment for children, allowing us to relax a bit while they play. Overall, it was an excellent location for a family camping adventure with good value for money.