One of my fondest memories as a child was going on our annual family camping trip down to Cornwall and it was a tradition which I wanted to continue once I had my own family. We don’t make it down to Cornwall every year admittedly but at least once in every two we reserve a bank holiday weekend to take a camping break in this beautiful part of the UK. Family camping in Cornwall is incredibly popular and it is easy to see why when you get here. I personally adore this corner of the world and if you have never been there here are just a few reasons why you and your family will adore a trip down to the south west.
More often than not we think of camping as taking place in a remote woodland location and whilst that is what you can expect when you go to Cornwall, you can also expect to be super close to the coast. This means everything that you could hope for, beautiful long sandy beaches, coastal walks across the cliff tops, not to mention all the things which we love abut the seaside such as ice cream, swimming and amusements.
Fish and Seafood
If you like fresh fish and seafood then you are going to be in the perfect place for it. Each morning the trawlers land in Cornwall with some of the freshest fish and seafood which you are likely to find. I particularly enjoy the scallops, oysters and fresh sea bass, but there is a huge range on offer to you.
The Cornish really are the warmest and most welcoming people who I have met in the UK, with the exception of those up in Newcastle. The locals here generally have a basic way of life which pays particularly close attention to the small details such as being kind and helpful. This is something which you’ll notice from the moment that you arrive.
Activities and Adventure
Whether you are up for a bit of surfing, hiking, cycling, climbing, caving or kayaking, you will find it all here in Cornwall. Most campsites offer a wide range of activities and if you want to enjoy some watersports then you can simply head down to the beach where you’ll find an array of opportunities to do just that. This is why this is such a popular location for family camping trips, because there is plenty to keep adults and kids busy for their entire trip.
If you take a summer trip to Cornwall then one of the first things which you will notice is just how much warmer it is down there than in the rest of the UK. Because of its proximity to northern France the weather system in Cornwall differs greatly from anywhere else in the UK which means that you can really enjoy being outdoors, you may even get a tan!
If you are looking for a UK break, look no further than Cornwall.