Beaches, wilderness and Cornish pasties… the far south-eastern county has something for everyone to enjoy. It’s what makes camping in Cornwall such an attractive holiday option for couples, families, and general adventure-seekers wanting a balance of relaxation and thrill-seeking all in one location!
Cornwall has so many incredible experiences to offer that it can be hard to create a holiday itinerary! But fear not, because we’ve compiled a guide of our top 4 favourite things to do when camping in Cornwall.
So, if you’ve recently bought a campervan from us or you’ve chosen to hire a campervan with us and Cornwall is your first destination, you can be sure you’ve made the most of your time there thanks to our below recommendations!
1. Visit St Michael’s Mount
St Michaels Mount is a historic castle and grounds located on an island just off the coast of Cornwall.
As the island is subject to the whims of the sea tides, there are a couple of ways you can reach the island. Firstly, for a small fee, you can take one of the small boat taxi ferries a short distance from the coast to the island. Or, if you’re not a fan of boats, you can wait until the tide goes out and walk across yourself.
Once you finally arrive on the island, there’s plenty to see and enjoy.
In the castle, you’ll see the wonderful (if not bizarre at times!) trinkets and trophies collected by various monarchs over the centuries. You’ll learn how the castle was once used and enjoyed by the likes of Queen Victoria and other prominent Kings and Queens of British history.
On the grounds, you’ll discover the beautiful gardens and have the opportunity to walk around the island’s old fishing town.
It’s a truly unmissable place you must put on your to-do list for your camping trip in Cornwall.
2. Take surfing lessons in the best waves of the UK
When you think of surfing you probably have images of Australia and California in your head – not Cornwall. So you’d probably be surprised to learn that many pro surfers from around the world rate Cornwall highly as a place to catch a wave. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’ve just always wanted to give surfing a try, Cornwall is the perfect place to grab a board and dive in.
With so many beaches to choose from, you’ll find the place you need to finally give surfing a go. Not bad for a camping trip in Cornwall, huh?
3. Marvel in the wonders of the Eden Project
Perhaps the most famous spot in Cornwall, the Eden Project is a green oasis of biodiversity that not only looks beautiful but provides hard-hitting education on how we can protect our earth and nature for years to come.
From the Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes to the outdoor gardens, the Eden Project boasts the importance and beauty of biodiversity.
The location is enormous, housing thousands of different plant species, and it also houses the world’s largest indoor rainforest.
Not only can you enjoy the flora, but there are plenty of educational events for all ages that help unlock the true reality and potential of this eco-significant project.
So make sure you take your allergy pills because the Eden Project is not an experience you want to miss.
4. Explore the historic Minack Theatre
The Minack theatre brings a truly unique experience to the performing arts. Built on the edge of a cliff, this historic amphitheatre hosts open-air events with a view.
Explore the exhibitions, walk through the sets, and enjoy the views – this theatre is a one-of-a-kind experience you’ll never stop telling people about.
Be careful though, as a natural site on a cliff edge, it is at the hands of the weather conditions, meaning it can get slippery when it rains. And it’s important to note that while it does have step-free accessibility to the top level of the theatre, it is inaccessible at the lower levels to anyone with mobility conditions.
If you want to catch a show here, make sure to book your trip around the dates of their one-off performances. But even if the dates don’t coincide, you’ll still enjoy the tour!
Cornwall is the perfect camping location
So as you can see, Cornwall really has it all when it comes to activity options when camping. No matter how diverse your family tastes are, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re not fortunate enough to already own a campervan, be sure to check out our collection of campervans for sale, all with conversion packages available or bespoke conversions available so it’s tailored to your needs. Or, why not check availability of our campervans available for hire and start your camping adventure to Cornwall in comfort and style today!