Cornwall LivingIssue #71
Camping and glamping escapes
Check out some of our favourite camping and glamping escapes in Cornwall!
Cornish Tipi Holidays
Glamping, camping, sleeping under the stars – you can pick and choose to suit your style and budget at Cornish Tipi Holidays. The site’s fully equipped tipis and tents are dotted around a wooded valley that boasts meadows, streams and a glorious fresh water lake, all just five minutes from fishing village Port Isaac, of Doc Martin and Fishermen’s Friends fame.
Take a canoe or rowing boat out onto the water, enjoy a spot of wild swimming or catch a delicious rainbow trout to cook on your campfire. Those looking for a little more adventure can enjoy sessions with local company Cornish Rock Tors, who specialise in activities like stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and coasteering.
Alternatively, if relaxing with a cold beer or great coffee and cake is more your style, simply head up the meadow and visit the Gastropod – the quirky onsite café run by the team from well-known Camel Trail café, Snails Pace. The team there offers a fantastic full Cornish breakfast, with vegetarian and vegan options to boot, as well as wood fired pizzas, perfect for the kids when you get home from the beach.
Heligan Caravan and Camping Park, Mevagissey
On the south coast of Cornwall, perched above the picturesque Mevagissey Bay lies the five-star, dog-friendly Heligan Caravan and Camping Park. Nestled within the original Heligan Estate and surrounded by natural beauty, Heligan Caravan and Camping Park is a magical destination that’s there to be enjoyed all year round, with seasonal colours and charming wonders to inspire and excite visitors of all ages.
Adjoining the world-famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, you’ll be just a step away from losing yourself in over 200 acres of magnificent gardens, ancient woodlands and rare wildlife. Whether you pitch a tent, bring a caravan or stay in one of the team’s well-equipped holiday homes, you’ll be ideally placed to relax, explore or simply enjoy time spent with family and friends.
All your daily essentials can be purchased from the well-stocked onsite shop, and the amenity block includes a laundrette with drying area. There are also plenty of dog walks nearby and the children’s play area is perfect for stretching little legs and engaging their imaginations.
The area is rich in attractions and activities for all ages, including cycle trails, breath-taking walks along the South West Coast Path, beautiful beaches and world-class gardens, all on the doorstep.