If you’ve decided to camp in Cornwall then you’re in for a treat. It is a breathtaking location that is brimming with natural beauty, and definitely the perfect location for any camping trip.
Assuming this is going to be your first visit to Cornwall and you’re not sure what to expect – you needn’t worry too much. Generally Cornwall is a welcoming place that makes camping easy – and there’s just a few things that you should know:
Overall the climate in Cornwall tends to be mild, though it can get cold in the autumn months as winter approaches. Also the occasional shower is to be expected, which when combined with colder weather can leave the ground damp for long periods. With that in mind it would be best to make sure your tent is in good condition and waterproof, and packing some warm sleeping bags and waterproof clothes might not be a bad idea.
All around Cornwall there are numerous camping sites available, and choosing one will largely be a question of budget, location, and amenities. Finding the right site that has everything you need could make a world of difference to your experience when camping. If you plan to take pets along with you, be sure to check that the site you choose is pet-friendly.
Getting around Cornwall on public transportation is certainly possible, and should more than suffice for the occasional trip into town for supplies or to explore the area near the campsite. However if you plan to be travelling back and forth through the countryside it may be best to rent a car to make it more convenient.
When it comes to activities there is something for everyone in Cornwall. Whether you want to spend hours fishing, hike along the coastal cliffs, explore the picturesque sights, or enjoy Cornish delicacies – there is definitely going to be something that suits your tastes. Just research any activities beforehand, as some are seasonal and it may help influence your choice of campsite too.
Some of the more popular tourist attractions in Cornwall are known to get a bit crowded – especially during holiday seasons. If you’re looking to avoid crowds then going during off-peak seasons is often best if at all feasible – and may help you to stretch your budget at the same time.
As you can see there’s really nothing too outlandish or challenging about camping in Cornwall. In fact now that you know what to expect, it should be easy enough for you to be fully prepared beforehand so that you’re able to enjoy everything that Cornwall has to offer without any issues cropping up.