Emily Smith is a writer based on the Devon/Cornwall border and she has told us about her top five Cornish locations while staying in a VW from The Cornwall Camper Company.
Cornwall is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country which is why hundreds flock to the South West all year round to visit. While you’re enjoying your stay in Cornwall, in a VW (the only true way you can truly see Cornwall for all its glory) then I recommend you visit these five places.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Padstow, St Ives and Rock then I suggest heading down to Falmouth. Situated right on the River Fal and a short distance from Gyllyngvase, Meanporth and Swanpool beaches you can’t go wrong with this wonderful seaside town.
Dotted with an array of quirky cafes, seafood restaurants and independent shops you will instantly get drawn in and fancy a pint sitting outside The Front. Grab fish and chips and sit a while over their many guest ales. Or if it’s a lunch time cool down you want then I definitely recommend the Courtyard Deli and their pink lemonade, a perfect quiet spot just off the high-street.
For me this is one of the most amazing beaches Cornwall has to offer close by to the Lizard. There are a few steps to get down but once you’re there it’s amazing. Sit down a while on the sandy beach to be surrounded by Cornish ocean. Watch out though! It comes in from both sides and it’s easy to get caught! Plenty of campsites nearby to park your VW from The Cornwall Camper Company and stay a night or two.
This is something you must do while you enjoy your time in Cornwall – perhaps a perfect end to a wonderful week? Park up at Wadebridge, hop on a bike (plenty of hire places to choose from) and cycle the short distance into Padstow. Once there enjoy the array of seafood restaurants on offer, whether it’s Rick Stein or Paul Ainsworth you fancy, you won’t be able to leave without popping in one or the other.
The camel trail is a flat cycle route along the estuary with plenty of places to stop and take in the view. For me this is a perfect Sunday day out.
This has become one of the most popular destinations on the North Cornish coast and once you get there you will see why. This piece of coastline is well hidden but is one of the most stunning beaches Cornwall has to offer. Take a short walk from the car park and you won’t be disappointed!
If you’re a food lover then a visit to the Pandora Inn is a stop you must make on your time in Cornwall. After having recently been burnt down this idyllic pub has been restored and offers the most delicious food. Set on the Restronguet Creek this inn will not let you down on the location – eat outside on the wooden tables right on the waters edge or head inside for a beautifully designed Cornish pub.
but you can get there by boat, which allows you to enjoy a pint or two of their Cornish ales.The food will not disappoint and I highly recommend the fish pie. There is limited parking but you can get there by boat, which allows you to enjoy a pint or two of their Cornish ales.
There are hundreds of other beautiful locations to enjoy during your stay but I will let you discover those Cornish gems by yourself. Enjoy your stay with The Cornwall Camper Company!