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Resources for motorhome and campervan users in Cornwall:

Including motorhome holiday parks, overnight stops, dining out, beaches, places of interest, historic buildings and much more.

Treloy Touring Park Newquay: Motorhomes & campervans are very welcome. Located close to the busy town of Newquay and some amazing beaches, but tucked away from the crowds. We offer fun and enjoyable holidays in a pleasant and relaxed setting with clean and modern facilities. Outdoor heated swimming pool, bar + evening entertainment, a children's play area, nature trail, café/takeaway and well-stocked shop. From £13.50  Tel:01637 872063 E:stay@treloy.co.uk Web: (www.)treloy.co.uk

Tencreek Holiday Park, the nearest park to lovely Looe, we welcome campervans and motorhomes. Tencreek is aimed at families and couples, and as such has any number of tiptop things to try on site: there’s a kids’ club and the Castaway entertainment complex with its large cabaret room, bar, Deano’s Diner and indoor sports room with darts, pool,… heated toilets and shower facilities. 6 and 8 berth fully equipped modern caravans for hire. Tel: 01503 262447  Web:(www)dolphinholidays.co.uk

Pensagillas Park, St Austell
: Pensagillas has had campers and caravanners staying since 1970; it’s all looked after and laid out to be tidy and attractive, with trees, hedging, shrubs and a tarmac roadway connecting with grass meadows. The tent, tourer and motorhome pitches are in a five-acre field at the end of a private drive, with Cornish countryside views to hand anywhere you pitch up. Pensagillas, Grampound, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4SR. Tel: 01872-530808  Mob: 07967827340 E:enquiries@pensagillas-park.co.uk

Motorhomes & campervans are welcome at Wooda Farm Holiday Park, Bude. Guaranteeing excellent facilities, Wooda Farm Holiday Park is set in 40 acres of parkland with stunning views over Bude Bay and coastline, and the countryside inland. Here at Wooda you will find everything to make a perfect Cornish family holiday. Badminton, tennis, golf, fishing beside the lake or relax in our peaceful our gardens, children's play area, farmyard animals, pixie hunt and nature trail. Tel:01288 352069  E: enquiries@wooda@co.uk

The English Surfing Federation Surf School in Newquay affiliated with Rip-Curl is the home of surfing in the UK. We are the only Surf School where you’re guaranteed to receive the industry’s best tuition and by learning to surf with us you’ll be actively supporting English surfing. We’re open all year round, currently enjoying our popular winter lesson programmes,Tel: 01637 879571
Gorran Haven Beach Mevagissey: A pleasant sandy beach just in front of the village. It is fairly sheltered, sitting in the lee of the 400ft high Dodman point just to the west. Along with all the facilities of the village close to hand this makes for a great family beach and despite the lack of lifeguard cover this is a safe beach for swimming.>>>>>

Cagwith: A small picturesque fishing village complete with thatched cottages and lots of charm has two small beaches. The main one is aptly known as Fishing Beach, or The Cove, where there are a number of working boats catching shellfish and wet fish that are winched up the beach on a daily basis. The smaller beach is known as Swimming Beach or Little Cove. Facing south, both beaches are very sheltered and secluded.

Kynance Cove, Lizard: this masterpiece of coastal erosion has attracted tourists since the 18th century. Large caves and stacks of red and green marble-like serpentine rock rise from a crescent of pale sand, revealed only at low tide. A 10-minute walk downhill from the clifftop National Trust car park (£4.50). There is a cafe with wireless access for people who can’t live without it.

Gwenver Beach: The name is though to be derived from Guinevere, the mythical wife of legendary Cornish King Arthur, the beach is located at the base of steep granite cliffs and with its difficult access stops the beach from ever getting too crowded. Providing some of the best surfing conditions in Cornwall, Gwenver attracts experienced locals with its ever present large waves and is a favourite haunt for dogs and their owners.

Watergate Bay: located two miles north of Newquay on the B3276 Newquay to Padstow road near the village of Tregurrian in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It faces the Atlantic Ocean. The two mile long, sandy beach and exposed north westerly location is a popular location for water sports, kite flying, and sand art. In May, 2007, it played host to the English Nationals Surfing Championships. Have lunch at the classy Beach Hut cafe there for a treat.

Dining out

The Crown Inn:
Located in the historic village of Lanlivery and one of Cornwall’s oldest pubs. It is known that there has been an inn on the site since the 12th century serving weary travellers using the ancient track known as the Saint’s Way. Much of the present building still dates from the 12th century although the pub was extended to house the stonemasons who built to charming church of St Brevita, which is located just behind the pub.Lanlivery, Bodmin, PL30 5BT Tel: 01208 872707

The Shack: A rustic shellfish bar in bustling Events Square, Falmouth, where the food is always fresh! The idea is simple: sociable food and a fun, hands-on approach to shellfish. We've got something for everyone, from shellfish of every variety to fish of the day, steak, vegetarian options and a children's menu./ 9 Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3XP Tel: 01326 212800. 

Giuseppe's Real Italian Restraunt: Offers only the best in fresh local produce cooked with Italian imagination and flair. It specialises in the finest seafood cooking, using locally caught fresh fish. Other tastes are also catered for. A warm welcome awaits you at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant in Mawnan Smith, just a short drive from Falmouth. The Square,Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, TR11 5EP Tel: 01326 250714 

The award winning ‘The Riverside’ is situated in the beautiful village of Boscastle in North Cornwall.Nestled in a secluded valley, we have a thirteen bedroom establishment catering for walkers, cyclists, day trippers or holiday breaks. In addition, overlooking the River Valency, the Riverside’s restaurant and tea garden is a great spot to relax with family and friends. We offer teas, coffees, lunches, homemade cakes, Cornish Cream Teas and evening meals. The Bridge, Boscastle, PL35 0HE, Tel: 01840 250216

The Inn on the Green: Our contemporary open plan kitchen allows you to observe our chefs as they create a mouthwatering choice of fine cuisine. Specialising in steak and fish dishes and using fresh local produce, the restaurant offers a varied menu ideal for lunch or dinner. Chef’s Sunday carvery is an experience, with prime choice cuts of local farm meats, traditional vegetables and chef’s specialities. Crooklets Beach, Bude, EX23 8NF, Tel: 01288 356013 

Ideally situated on the beautiful North Cornwall Coast, The Widemouth Manor Hotel is set within its own gardens, and stands high up near the cliffs that overlook Widemouth Bay near Bude. The hotel offers fine dining in the elegant main restaurant which has its own bar, whilst a more relaxed atmosphere can be enjoyed in the sports bar. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable and for those seeking extra relaxation a spa room is available to guests. Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0DE Tel: 01288 361207

The St Pirans Inn Public House, Holywell Bay is a wonderful pub situated just 5 miles from Newquay and is located on the beach. Holywell Bay has just been voted the 4th best view in England by The National Trust and probably one of the best beaches in England. Well established management with a renowned chef offering some of the best food and real ales in Cornwall. Holywell Bay, Newquay, TR8 5PP Tel: 01637 830205

Welcome to The Waterfront…….The Waterfront is a beach café/bar/restaurant concept in the heart of Polzeath, Cornwall. Offering stunning views of Polzeath Beach and the unforgettable headland of Pentire Point. Wether you are fresh out of the surf or need somewhere special to dine, our friendly and enthusiastic team look forward to welcoming you into the bustling atmosphere of The Waterfront. Beach Road, Polzeath, PL27 6SP Tel: 01208 869655

The Watering Hole is one of Cornwall's most celebrated beach bars and restaurants and located on the fabulous Perranporth beach. With absolute views coupled with good service, excellent seating, superb food and drink, the Watering Hole is a great place to simply kick back and relax. The one and only Beach Bar/Restaurant catering for all ages, functions, and special occasions. Full menu (inc Breakfasts) with" specials" and Sunday lunches in Winter and BBQ'S in the Summer. Live Music all year. Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0BH Tel: 01872-572888

Things to do - Places of interest

The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre. Our SUMMER SEASON of theatre runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in this most dramatic of settings. VISIT US BY DAY and explore this world famous open-air theatre created from a cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade. FREE PARKING. Our SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS have become an established favourite, especially for gardeners with a taste for the exotic. The succulent plants thrive on the open cliffside providing an added dash of colour to the Minack all year round.

St Michael's Mount: Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home. Approximately 8 miles from Porthleven.

Mullion is the largest village on the Lizard and has shops, inns, cafes and restaurants, craft shops and art galleries. In the centre of the village, the 15th century church of St Mellanus is renowned for its richly-carved oak bench-ends depicting biblical scenes, including that of Jonah and the Whale. An area of outstanding beauty. Approximately 8 miles from Porthleven.

Paradise Park opened in 1973 as a small family business. Over thirty years later, it is still a family business, but the family has grown considerably! The Park has plenty to entertain people of all ages, and has increased its appeal to youngsters with the opening of the JungleBarn in May 2005. There's more to see at Paradise Park than the fabulous collection of rare and endangered parrots. We also have owls, birds of prey, otters, penguins, and a farm full of animals. We have a wide variety of things to amuse and entertain you, whether you're young or just young at heart.

Poldark Mine: Unique PREHISTORIC evidence of working for alluvial tin, the site of the first recorded TIN STAMPS in the Duchy (1493) and its 18th century TIN MINE makes Poldark one of Cornwall’s most important heritage sites. Situated in the picturesque Wendron Valley, now a WHS, once the scene of intense industrial activity, the site’s attractive surroundings and gardens belie its industrial past.

Tintagel Old Post Office: A traditional Cornish longhouse dating to the 15th century. The interior offers a glimpse of family life over the centuries, with authentic furnishings, including some furniture over 500 years old. One room was used as a post office in Victorian times, and has been restored to how it would have looked then. The house is surrounded by a traditional cottage garden.

Cotehele Mill: A part of Cotehele Estate, the Cotehele Mill is a working watermill with associated buildings, set in a wooded area in the Morden Valley. The mill is still in working condition, and visitors can purchase fresh ground flour ground on the premises. Nr Saltash, St Dominick, Cornwall, England, L12 6TA

Godolphin House: a Tudor and Stuart mansion with a historic garden that ranks as one of the most important in Europe & is one of Cornwall's best-kept secrets. Located just fifteen minutes from St Michael's Mount and half an hour from St Ives, the six-hundred-acre estate features archaelogical remains ranging from Bronze Age enclosures to nineteenth century mine buildings, gorgeous woodlands and a display of antique farm wagons housed in sixteenth-century stables.

Port Eliot & gardens: Country estate featuring Grade I listed house with a Grade I listed park and garden. The house is home to an extensive collection of fine art which can be viewed as part of tour. Port Eliot is one of the most fascinating and historic places in Cornwall with the house and gardens offering a great day out for all the family. The grade 1 listed house dates back as far as the 6th century and was substantially altered by Sir John Soane at the turn of the 19th century. An outstanding country house, there are 11 staircases, 15 back doors and 82 chimneys not to mention half an acre of roof!

Located in a sheltered valley on the South Cornish Coast, overlooking Porthluney Cove is Caerhays Castle and gardens. The estate is near to the fishing village of Mevagissey and roughly the same distance from Truro and St Austell. The estate belonged to the Trevanion family (relatives of Lord Byron) from the 14th century and it was a John Bettesworth Trevanion who began the construction of the castle. In 1805 he contracted John Nash, a celebrated architect.....