Devon and Cornwall is definitely one of the most scenic areas of Britain, and one of the best ways to explore it is via a camping trip. There are several forms of camping available in this lovely area with Whitsand Bay Holiday Park being one of the most popular campgrounds for families due to its rental lodges.
This site offers some of the best views of the region as it’s situated high above the sea. It’s located inside a 19th-century coastal fort which offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including the Tamar Estuary, Dartmoor, and Plymouth. Much of the immediate surrounding area is unspoilt land which is run by the National Trust.
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The campground is in southeast Cornwall just 8 miles outside Plymouth and a dozen miles from the charming Cornish port of Looe. The park is an ideal base for those who’d like to explore the fascinating beaches, dales, cliffs, and hills of beautiful Cornwall and Devon. The sandy, golden Whitsand Bay beaches are just a few minutes hike away where you can take in some of the world’s most dramatic sunsets.
You’ll also be able to camp here with motorhomes and caravans, but if you’d like to experience something different there are 2, 3, and 4-bedroom lodges for rent as well as chalets which offer breathtaking views from the clifftops of the wonderful Rame Peninsula. The modern lodges come with patios, plasma TVs and ensuite bathrooms.
The holiday park is open all year and has an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, family bar, poolside café, showers, a laundrette, electric and water hook-ups, a chemical disposal point, a children’s play area, and a camp shop. If you’d like to explore Plymouth you can reach it in just 10 minutes by ferry. The location makes it easy to explore the countryside as well as the Tamar and Lynher Rivers, which are ideal for fishing.
The beaches are excellent for surfing and scuba divers can be found here while exploring local shipwrecks. There are plenty of hiking trails which allow you to enjoy the nearby coast, and cyclists will find numerous local roads and lanes. Paragliding, kayaking, climbing, caving, and gorge walking are also quite common in the area. There’s an abundance of things to see and do within 10 miles of the holiday park in this forgotten corner of England.
There’s a lot of history in the region as well as picturesque seaside fishing villages and ports. Some of the most popular local sites include Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Kingsand, Cawsand, Adrenalin Quarry, Antony House, Blue Reef Aquarium, Geevor Tin Mine, the National Aquarium, Torpoint, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Living Coasts, the Eden Project, the National Museum of Gardening, the Royal Cornwall Museum, Paignton Zoo, Kartworld, and a local monkey sanctuary. Many of the villages tell historical tales of pirates and smuggling from years gone by.
The area allows you to discover the unique culture of Cornwall all the way from the historic past up to the present day. Whatever you choose to do or see, there’s no escaping the magnificent natural beauty of the area. It’s an ideal location to just relax in the sand by the seaside or discover the region’s cultural and historical delights.