Exploring Cornwall from a VW camper van is a trip that can be done time and time again – this sun kissed peninsula improves with every visit.
Cornwall is a coastal county that extends the length of England’s south western peninsula. With 80% of the county surrounded by sea water, it is no surprise that the area has some of the best beaches, surfing spots and water sports in the United Kingdom.
Blessed with good weather more often than not, Cornwall is a great place to get involved in some of the many outdoor persuits available. From stunning coastal walks to picturesque cycle trails and and golf courses, there are plenty of opportunities to get a tan without ever leaving England.
By touring this area in a VW camper van, you get all the perks of camping where ever your heart desires with none of the backpains or inconvenience of pitching a tent.
A place of natural beauty and great scenery, Cornwall has a lively aquatic wildlife scene. For the nature lovers amongst you a visit to Gweek to see Cornwalls very own seal sanctuary is a must. Home to a whole host of animals such as grey and common seals, sealions, otters and humbolt penguins there’s a full day of fun to be had here.
Drive through the Cornish country side stopping into some of the many quaint sea side towns for a pastie along the way. Driving through Cornwall will show you first hand what it is about this beautful place that has inspired generations of writers from DH Lawrence and Charles Causley to Sir John Betjeman and Daphne du Maurier.
For a day of science and learning head to the Eden Project near St Austell. Voted the Best UK Leisure Attraction at the British Travel Awards in 2013 this has to be a stop along your VW camper van adventure. With the opportunity to learn about the climate and the environment this site is fun for all ages.
If all your adventuring gives you the thirst you’re in a good place to quench it. Cornwall has an array of breweries from the larger, more established St Austell Brewery to microbreweries you can see and smell in the pubs you drink in. Give yourself a break from driving by trying a Rail Ale Trail where you can enjoy a taste of all the local brews and scenery from the comfort the old branch line traversing the country side with stops at all the best pubs.
For more historical sights, take a drive around Cornwalls mining district, now home to several UNESCO World Hertitage Sites. Make sure you visit Geevor Tin mIne, Poldark and Levant mines and Cotehele Mill, Morwellham Quay, Heartlands and Godolphin House.
Don’t forget to check out the hot surf destinations in Cornwall.
Where ever you decide to go in Cornwall, make sure you give yourself the flexibility that comes with touring in a VW Camper Van.