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A relaxed, dog-friendly park on the Devon & Cornwall border • Self-catering holiday homes • Touring & camping • NEW ensuite touring pitches • NEW safari lodges • Dogs stay for FREE • Bar & restaurant • 10 mins to Widemouth Beach To book your short break or holiday, Call freephone 0808 102 5746 or Visit

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CORNWALL Hello and welcome. We believe that exploring Cornwall’s great outdoors is something everybody should experience. While it’s always a luxury to stay in one of our grand hotels, nothing quite beats the wake up call of the seagulls, the smell of fresh sea air and the joy of cooking some delicious Cornish food on your camping stove. This guide showcases an extensive range of camping, caravanning and park sites in Cornwall, as well as those that are dog friendly (page 18). We also have some top tips on what to do if it rains (page 6) and places of interest to visit while you’re here. So whether you haven’t visited before or are coming back for more, we hope this guide will help you to get the most out of your stay here in Cornwall’s great outdoors!

Contents 05. A break for everyone! 06. What to do if it rains 08. Our favourite seaside towns 11. The benefits of holiday home ownership in Cornwall 12. Map of Cornwall

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15. Five of our favourite Places to explore 17. The legend of the Cornish Pasty 18. F ive of our favourite Dog friendly holiday sites 22. 2018 calendar of events


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There is always a good time to be had on a visit to Cornwall, especially if you are sharing it with loved ones. Whether it’s a special occasion, a romantic break or simply a family holiday, there is always a reason to stay here and always a reason to come back.

Retired visitors Cornwall is a fantastic destination for the retired visitor, especially if you’d like to escape to some peace and quiet. There are some beautiful coastal walks to discover in Cornwall along with quaint towns and villages with unique shops to browse for gifts to take home for loved ones.

Families If you are a family, small or large, there are so many places to visit to keep the kids and yourselves entertained on your stay. If it happens to rain, many of Cornwall’s top attractions are all weather friendly too, meaning you’ll always have a back up option if going to the beach isn’t on the agenda.

Dogs Couples There are many camping and caravanning sites situated a stone’s throw from the beach, and if you are a couple on a romantic break, nothing beats a walk along the sand hand in hand. Why not treat your other half to a delicious meal overlooking one of Cornwall’s fantastic beaches?

If you are bringing your dog on your trip, you will find that many holiday sites and beaches are dog friendly all year round. With so many coastal and inland walks available in Cornwall, they will be tired out in no time! Take a look at page 18 to see our favourite dog friendly sites. DISCOVER CORNWALL 5



Cornwall is spectacular whatever the weather, pictured is Towanroath Engine House at St Agnes

Don’t be disheartened if it the weather turns on your visit to Cornwall, as there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself occupied while you wait for it to pass. Take a look at the following ideas which will ensure your mood isn’t dampened by the weather!

Take a rainy walk

Going outside may seem like the last thing you’d want to do in the rain, but being out in the Cornish countryside with the rain splashing down can be an invigorating experience. Get your wellies on, breath in the sea air and explore!

Wave watch

Crashing waves on the shore are always a sight to behold, especially in bad weather. Find yourself a safe vantage spot and take a look for yourself. Better yet, find a beach with a cosy cafe and watch from inside with a hot drink!


It is always essential to pack emergency hot drinks when camping and caravanning, especially if there is a chance of rain - so snuggle into your sleeping bag, grab a large mug and warm up.

Play a board game

If you don’t fancy venturing into the great outdoors in bad weather then there is a chance you may be stuck inside for a while, so bring plenty of board games to keep you occupied and entertained.

Read a good book

There often isn’t time in busy day to day life to sit down and get stuck into a good book, but should you need to pass some time away while the rain falls, there is no better time to curl up, read and relax.



There are plenty of attractions and landmarks in Cornwall that are good for wet weather visits. Take a look at page 15 for some ideas!

Visit & explore a local village

Wherever you are staying in Cornwall there will always be a village or town nearby to explore, and a rainy day is the perfect time to browse some shops and buy some gifts to take home to your loved ones (or maybe just for yourself!).

Take a surf lesson

The rain will get you wet anyway, so why not go to the extreme and go for a surf? There are plenty of surf schools around the beaches in Cornwall with instructors qualified to keep you safe and make sure you have fun!

Visit a local pub

If surfing isn’t up your street, stay warm and dry in a Cornish pub instead. Watch the rain as you dig into a delicious meal, and maybe sip on a Cornish pint!

Have fun & stay positive!

Remember to have fun and stay positive no matter the weather... you are in Cornwall after all!


Three picturesque parks on the gorgeous North Cornwall coast, all within a short drive of some of the best beaches and towns the South West has to offer.



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St Ives is a popular destination all year round


Wherever you choose to stay in Cornwall, you will never be far away from some great Cornish towns and villages to explore and enjoy. Here are some of our favourites.

St Ives With beaches that look like they belong on a tropical island and ancient cobbled streets, St Ives is perfect for a proper Cornish holiday. There are many unique shops to browse and restaurants specialising in Cornish fish dishes to enjoy, and an ice cream on the sea front is a must - but watch out for the seagulls!

Padstow Famous chef Rick Stein has set up camp himself in Padstow in the form of restaurants, bakeries and cafes! Along with some fantastic eating and drinking options, Padstow makes up one end of the Camel Trail making it the perfect destination for a biking holiday, and there are plenty of coastal walks nearby too.


Penzance Penzance boasts a long flat seafront which is perfect for a stroll with an ice cream in the summer. Large sandy beaches and nearby gardens mean that you’ll never be short of somewhere to go on your stay in or near this wonderful seaside town.

Falmouth Packed full of quirky restaurants and shops, Falmouth Town has a real buzz around it all year round. Visit Pendennis Castle which sits proudly just outside of the town centre, or the National Maritime Museum to explore the history of Cornwall’s links to the sea.

A popular destination for big groups, Newquay has a buzzing nightlife scene as well as some large spectacular beaches where surfing conditions are top notch. With a huge range of campsites and holiday parks nearby, you won’t struggle to find somewhere to stay! 8 DISCOVER CORNWALL National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Higher Golla T O U R I N G & CA R AVA N PA R K

We are a small, family run caravan park in a rural setting overlooking a lovely valley with views of typical rolling Cornish countryside going away in the distance. It is especially recommended for families and couples who like a more relaxed and quieter environment in which to enjoy their holiday. Caravans, Motor Homes and Tents are all welcome.

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Offering a choice of quality holiday accommodation set in the heart of Cornwall

Family run, farmshop and cafĂŠ serving home cooked foods, open to all. Friendly campsite with rural views towards the sea.

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Menallack Farm Caravan and Camping

Menallack Farm, Treverva, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9BP

01326 340333 / 07889 253549

Twenty-nine self catering holiday lodges and a superbly restored 18th Century Engine House nestle in six acres of peaceful parkland with an abundance of wildlife and a meandering steam running through the park.This family run park is perfectly positioned for visiting The Eden Project,The Lost Gardens of Heligan and exploring the sandy beaches, quiet coves and historic harbours with abound on Cornwall’s gentle south coast.

Polgooth, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7AX 01726 74283

Perfect for peaceful caravan and camping holidays

Menallack Farm is a small family-run working farm and offers a great escape for lovers of walking and the great outdoors, with local beaches and the beautiful Helford River only a few minutes drive away. The wonderful Argal Lakes and Cafe are within walking distance.

Holiday home ownership

the benefits Can you imagine visiting your favourite place in Cornwall whenever you like throughout the year? Owning a holiday home here is packed full of benefits and guarantees you a comfortable stay in a setting of your choice each and every time.

Security With Cornwall becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination, you can never guarantee that your favourite spot won’t be booked up, especially in the warmer months. Owning a holiday home means this risk is eliminated and you can plan a visit whenever you please!

Cost Holiday homes are affordable to buy and cost effective to run, plus if you holiday in Cornwall regularly you may find that you save money in the long run by securing a holiday home for your stay.

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Beautiful locationS You’ll find holiday homes in so many different places around Cornwall, and whether they are set in the countryside or right on the coast, you will love what Cornwall has to offer and will find so many new and exciting places right on your doorstep.

Financial gain If you own a holiday home in Cornwall, chances are you aren’t going to be staying in it all year! Subletting means that you can earn money when you aren’t there, as well as helping out other people who love Cornwall just as much with their accomodation. DISCOVER CORNWALL 11




Outdoor children’s play area Heated indoor swimming pool (open during the summer)

Laundry room with washing machine & tumble dryer

01726 890420 Castle an Dinas, St Columb TR9 6JB

Kelynack is small and secluded, nestling alongside a stream, just a mile from the coast in the beautiful Cot Valley, in Far West Cornwall. We are a small family run site and we always aim to offer a friendly Cornish welcome to all. Amenites include ● Childrens Playground ● Laundry Room ● Shop

● Dining shelter ● WiFi available ● Barbeques allowed

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Hostel and Camping

Located 3 miles from St.Ives beaches and 5 miles from Penzance Our Hostel sleeps 24 and is available for just £17 per person per night Fully equipped kitchen 4 Toilets and showers Camping £9.50 per adult a night £3.50 per child per night Tents, trailer tents small camper vans Fires allowed in fire bowls or buckets

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Located in a large gently sloping south facing field in the Maen Valley, just minutes from sandy Maenporth beach near Falmouth and surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside

FA C i L i T i E S i N C L u D E Small Shop (peak season) Recently refurbished toilet block Free Showers Male/Female Cubicles

Dishwashing Sinks Coin operated washing machines Tumble Drier Telephone kiosk

Maenporth, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5HL 01326 250529


PLACES TO EXPLORE Cornwall is full to the brim with places to visit, from ancient buildings to beautiful walks. You will never be far away from somewhere to explore when visiting here, but if you are stuck for choice, these are a few of our favourites to give you a helping hand.

St Michaels Mount | 01736 710265 Sitting on its own small island in the middle of the sea, St Michael’s Mount is a sight to behold. You can only cross to the Mount at low tide along the rocky walk way, and at high tide your only option is by boat. Dating back to the 12th century, this magnificent building has been thrilling visitors for years, who love to explore its castle, gardens and surrounding village. The 2018 visiting season begins on Sunday 18th March.

THE Camel Trail The perfect activity if you’ve travelled with bicycles, this 18 mile long trail follows a disused railway line from Bodmin to Padstow. Flat ground for most of the route means it’s great for those with little legs, and you can cycle or walk as much of the route as you like. It’s dog friendly too!

South West Coast Path | 01752 896237 Cornwall is very lucky to boast 630 miles of continuous coastal walking, otherwise known as the South West Coast Path. It’s no surprise that this landmark attracts more than 9 million visitors a year, and the South West Coast Path Association make planning your route easy with their printed guides and informative website.

Tintagel Castle | 01840 770328

Standing tall on the North Coast of Cornwall is Tintagel Castle, an English Heritage site surrounded in legend and mystery. Said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, there is plenty to explore around this ancient site, and you can learn more about the history of the castle by visiting their exhibition.

Cape Cornwall This small picturesque headland is so named as it is situated where two bodies of water meet, and it is in fact the only Cape in England. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and owned by the National Trust, see if you can spot any disused engine houses around the rugged coastline or wildlife and seabirds nestling in the cliffs. DISCOVER CORNWALL 15

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A quiet family run site in the popular parish of St Merryn. Surrounded by beaches and just a couple of miles outside of Padstow with 360° views over open Cornish Countryside

St.Merryn, near Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8JZ - 01841 520420

1 mile from Porthtowan beach in Mount Hawke, near St Agnes in Cornwall • Facilities for children • Pet friendly • Recently refurbished

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A CORNISH TRADITION The humble Cornish pasty. Possibly the most famous thing about Cornwall, and an absolute must have on any trip to the county. With thick buttery pastry traditionally encasing chunks of meat, potato and veg, it’s easy to see why the Cornish Pasty is so popular. But where did it all begin? The Cornish Pasty dates back to the 13th century, but it became a staple in Cornwall during the 17th and 18th century when many people worked in the Cornish mines. The hearty pasty was easy to carry and transport for lunch down in the mines, and it was also cheap to make meaning it was the perfect choice for many working class families. It’s thick

crust (arguably the best part of the pasty!) was thought to play the part of a handle, discarded after it’s lucky owner had finished with it to ensure no dirt or arsenic from the mines was consumed. The pasty continues to be just as, if not more popular than in those mining days, and is now available with a variety of fillings. From chicken and mushroom to a sweet apple and raspberry, the pasty has come a long way and you are sure to find a pasty shop round every corner in Cornwall. If you’ve come to Cornwall before you will know how good a proper Cornish pasty really is, but if you are yet to try one then prepare to be blown away!



DOG FRIENDLY HOLIDAY SITES Nobody wants to leave mans best friend behind when they go away, especially to somewhere as beautiful as Cornwall. Luckily, you will find many camping, caravanning and park sites like the ones below that are all dog friendly, as well as beaches, cafes and attractions all waiting to welcome you and your companion!

Forest Holidays - Deerpark | 0333 0110 495 | Liskeard, PL14 4QY A cosy cabin holiday in the middle of the forest with your dog sounds idyllic, and it’s what Forest Holidays Deerpark has to offer. With miles of woodland walks to explore and situated not too far from the beach and local fishing villages of Looe and Polperro, your dog will enjoy his stay just as much as you!

Menallack FARM Caravan and Camping 01326 340333 | Falmouth TR11 5PJ With their own private woods along with a large dog exercise field, your companion has endless exploring to do during a stay at Menallack Farm Caravan and Camping. The site is close to the beautiful Argal Lake in Penryn, where you will find picturesque walks and the Wild Vibes Cafe, which is dog friendly too!

Trewithen Caravan and Camping | 01841 520420 | St Merryn, PL28 8JZ This family run campsite is just a mile away from St Merryn Village and not far from Padstow. You can keep your furry friend entertained for days with the surrounding dog friendly beaches, and with Trewithen Caravan and Camping situated close to the Camel Trail, it’s a great place for a biking holiday with the family.

Mount Hawke Holiday Bungalows | 07877 696063 | Mount Hawke, TR4 8EE A warm welcome awaits you and your four legged friend at Mount Hawke Holiday Bungalows. Owners Dan and Christine are experts on the local area and have a range of self catering accommodation available both on and off site. Just a stones throw away from the South West Coast Path and local beaches, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the Cornish scenery.

Tower Park Caravan AND Camping | 01736 810286 | St Buryan, TR19 6BZ Located between Penzance and Lands End, Tower Park Caravan and Camping offers the best of West Cornwall. Your dog can come and stay for no extra charge, and they are well equipped with a dog exercise area on site, as local beaches and walks to explore. 18 DISCOVER CORNWALL

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Escape to luxury self-catering woodland cabins, many with private hot tubs exclusively on Forestry Commission land. The perfect getaway for families, couples, groups of friends and even your dog with our specific pet-friendly cabins. Simply enter CCC18 in the promotional code box at or call 03330 110 495 to book quoting the code. Terms and conditions: The code must be entered at the time of booking and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. The offer is valid for 10% off the price of cabins at Deerpark in Cornwall only. Offer expires 31/12/2018, holidays to be taken by 31/12/2019. Forest Holidays reserve the right to withdraw or amend this code at any time.

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The Cornish Way to an IdylLic HOLIDAY WITH YOUR DOG With dog ownership growing in the UK, many people now choose to holiday with their special four legged friends. Many camping and caravanning sites are now dog friendly, especially in Cornwall, and you can guarantee there will be plenty of great walks for you and your dog to enjoy. That being said, being a responsible owner often means you are left holding an unpleasant plastic waste bag due to a lack of bins on some routes. Upset by the amount of dog waste bags on the South West Coast Path, Newquay based inventor Mandy Davies (pictured top right) developed the Dicky Bag: an odour proof, portable, hands free bin.

Made in Cornwall, the Dicky Bag means dog owners can be responsible and clean up on every dog walk without the burden of ‘that bag’. It attaches to you, your lead or your dog and means that nasty knotted bag is out of sight and out of mind until you make it to a suitable disposal point. With the Dicky Bag, there are no excuses for not picking up your mess and dumping bags, and you will be helping to prevent toxic harm to the beautiful environment along the way. For more information visit Enter FREE-79 at the online checkout to get a free waist/shoulder strap with every Dicky Bag!

We all love spending time with our dogs on holiday, those amazing walks surrounded by idyllic countryside & fabulous sea views…but where are the bins! Have you ended up carrying a poop in a imsy pongy plastic bag for miles? I have, yet to prevent toxic harm to the environment it’s imperative that dog owners pick up everywhere! That’s why I invented the Dicky Bag, an attractive, lightweight, machine washable, portable bin! Inspired by Surfers wetsuits its neoprene rubber seals make it odourproof, holding in all the nasty smells. Lightweight, approx 100 grams & super tough so it lasts for years. Easily carried by attaching it to you, your lead or your dog with the belt loop, karabiner clip or Velcro wrap. It’s everything you need on your lead!

Ensure your holiday is perfect use FREE-79 at the checkout to get a Free waist/shoulder strap with every Dicky Bag 01637 874 849 20 DISCOVER CORNWALL

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HOLIDAY PARK Situated in the unspoilt country of the North Cornish Coast, our park is ideal our park is ideal for touring Cornwall; Newquay - 10 miles & Padstow - 4 miles. We are pleased to offer: Modern 6+ Caravans - Holiday Bungalows - Sites for Touring, Caravans & Tents - Electric Hook-Ups - Residential Licensed Bar & Restaurant - Children’s Play Area - Toilet Block & Showers Laundry Facilities - Modern Shop

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With so many celebrations and events taking place throughout the year in Cornwall, there’s never a dull moment! Take a look below to see what may be happening during your visit.


03. St Piran’s Festival, Redruth 05. St Pirans Day 22. Falmouth Spring Festival (Ends April 2)


01 - 08. St Endellion Easter Festival 07 - 08. The Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show 15 - 20. Boscastle Walking Week 20 - 22. Porthleven Food & Music Festival 21 - 22. Tregothnan Open Weekend 28. Trevithick Day, Camborne 28 - 29. Legend of the Bay at Watergate Bay 28 - 29. St Agnes Bolster Festival


Boardmasters Festival, Newquay Photo Credit: Callum Morse


07 - 09. Royal Cornwall Show 08 - 10. Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth Beach 09 - 10. Saltash Regatta & Waterside Festival 16 - 24. Polperro Festival 22 - 24. Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival 23 - 28. Golowan Festival, Penzance 22 - 24. St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally The Royal Cornwall Show attracts well in excess of 100,000 visitors every year.


01. St Ives May Day 01. Padstow May Day 05. Saltash May Fair 05. Gwinear Show 08. Flora Day, Helston 11 - 13. St Ives Food & Drink Festival 12 - 19. Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature 13. The ‘Eden Classic’ Sportive 20. Lost Fest Lostwithiel 25 - 27. Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival 25 - 28. Bude & Stratton Folk Festival 25. Fal River Festival (Ends June 3) 26 - 28. Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally

Crowds flock to Porthleven every year for the annual Food & Music Festival

Photo Credit: Lizzie Churchill


06 - 07. Rock Oyster Festival 06 - 21. Lafrowda Festival, Penwith 14. The Liskeard Show 15. Wadebridge Wheels 16. Stithians Show 21. Camborne Show 21 - 22. Cornwall Truck Show 26 - 29. Port Elliot Festival 26. Launceston Show 27 - 29. Boconnoc Steam Fair 30. Looe Carnival Week (Ends August 4)


04 - 10. Creation Fest, Wadebridge 08 - 12. Boardmasters Festival, Newquay 10 - 19. Falmouth Week 17 - 19. Cornish Steam & Country Fair, Stithians 18. Ploughmans Fair Liskeard 23. Holsworthy & Stratton Show 24 - 27. Cornwall Folk Festival 25. Cornwall Pride 27. Newlyn Fish Festival


08 - 22. St Ives September Festival 21 - 23. Looe Music Festival 14 - 16. Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival 29. St Matthews Fair, Liskeard


11 - 14. Falmouth Oyster Festival 14. Eden Marathon & Half Marathon Please note all dates are subject to change and were correct at time of going to print.

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