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Best campsites for the Cornwall AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is slightly unusual in comprising 12 separate areas within Cornwall. Combined, these account for 370 square miles, some 27% of the county. Inevitably it features some of England’s landmark locations – Land’s End, the Lizard Peninsula, Tintagel and Polperro for starters. 

Variety is the key here. The north coast features jagged cliffs and foam-splashed rocks, such as at Boscastle, while the south coast is more gentle with hidden coves and sleepy fishing villages. The wide open spaces of wild Bodmin Moor, with its dramatic stone tors, and the idyllic Roseland offer different habitats for all kinds of flora and fauna. 

The Camel Estuary meanders out to sea from Wadebridge, 5 miles inland, and is a peaceful expanse of water flanked by wooded slopes and little creeks. Beaches include Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay. The always popular Camel Cycle Trail links Bodmin to Padstow in a glorious rural route, while the South West Coast Path National Trail follows the entire coastline.

Top Cornwall AONB Camping Options

Situated within walking distance of Cornwall’s beautiful south coast, Tencreek is a family-owned campsite with a friendly welcome that rightly justifies its description as a...

Polruan Holidays Camping and Caravanning is a small site that has recently been acquired by new owners. It is a rural site in an elevated...

Pentewan Sands is a very popular, well-managed family park with an ideal position right beside a wide sandy private beach. A busy, 32-acre holiday park...

Sea View is an impressive, well cared for park operated by South West Holiday Park. The site no longer has any touring pitches but does...

Merrose Farm Caravan and Motorhome Club site is a 14-acre site with 177 touring pitches (some seasonal) including 73 hardstanding. It consists of five areas...

Teneriffe Farm site is situated on Cornwall's Lizard peninsular, surrounded by the North Predannack Downs Nature Reserve and the Lizard National Nature Reserve. A prime...

Trevalgan is a quiet, traditional style of park, on the cliffs 2 miles from Saint Ives. It is a truly rural location where you can...

Situated at the foot of the Beacon, the peaceful St Agnes Beacon Caravan and Motorhome Club site offers unforgettable panoramic views of the Cornish coastline...