6 tips for caravanning in Cornwall

Caravan holidays in Cornwall are popular for a reason. They’re a great way to make long lasting family memories on home turf, there’s plenty to do and see including stunning beaches and landscapes, plus the local food is worth the trip alone!

But, like any holiday, to really make the most of your Cornwall caravan holidays, it’s important to know the basics. Where to stay, what to pack and how to get there are all key to enjoying a fuss-free staycation.

As seasoned caravan-goers, we know a thing or two about caravanning in Cornwall. So, we’ve rounded up our top tips for the best caravan holiday in Cornwall…

Caravan Holiday Cornwall

1. Pick a great location! 

The first step to a successful caravan holiday in Cornwall is to pick the perfect location for you. 

You might want to think about what the campsite has to offer – is there a Children’s club or on-site food? Is it static caravanning or are there pitches available?

It’s also important to consider what’s in the surrounding area. Are there activities that the family can enjoy? Or maybe you’re on a couples holiday and are looking for a nearby spa and nice walks? 

At Harlyn Sands, we have a wide range of caravans available for hire or purchase – there is something for everyone! These well maintained caravans make for the best holiday experience possible.

We also have a wonderful touring and camping park which is the perfect base from which to explore the stunning North Cornwall area!

There’s also a whole host of things to do at our caravan park, including The Super Splash Fun Pool, the Play Park, our Kids Club, Crazy Golf and more!

2. Book in advance!

This one is really important if you’re planning your Cornwall caravan holiday for peak season. However, it’s probably a good idea to book your staycation in advance no matter what season you’re intending to come. 

Like we said before, caravanning in Cornwall is a popular holiday choice, so advanced booking is advised. Once you’ve decided on the perfect location, secure your spot to avoid disappointment! Find out more about booking your trip to Harlyn Sands Holiday Park here.

3. Make a packing checklist!

Although Cornwall is known for having the best weather of all the UK’s counties, English weather is always unpredictable. So, make sure you pack clothes for all weather conditions!

As well as all the things you’d take on a normal family holiday (pants, toothpaste, sun cream etc.) it’s also a good idea to bring a few camping essentials. Wellies, camping chairs and torches come to mind.

If you ask us, it’s always best to have more than not enough. Bring extras if you can, such as towels, clothes and snacks!

4. Pick your arrival time carefully.

And leave plenty of time to get there! This is especially important if your Cornwall caravan trip involves a touring caravan. 

If you can, try to arrive at your Cornwall caravan park in the daytime, as this makes it easier to find your caravan or set up your pitch. 

Roads can also be really busy coming into Cornwall in peak season, with the weekends being particularly busy. If it’s possible, you might want to try to arrive during the week.

5. Make sure your touring caravan is road ready!

Before you hit the road, if you’re bringing a touring caravan then make sure it’s ready for its journey!

It might be a good idea to take it for a test run before heading to Cornwall, and also make sure you pack it carefully before setting off. You don’t want anything rolling around back there!

6. Remember to check out your Park’s surroundings!

There’s so much to see and do in Cornwall, which is arguably one of its biggest drawing points. 

There is something for everyone, and to make sure your caravan holiday goes as smoothly as possible it might be a nice idea to let each family member pick an activity. 

At Harlyn Sands, our location in north Cornwall opens up the whole county. We like to see it as the ideal base for exploring all of what Cornwall has to offer. 

Many of our visitors come for the nearby beaches, and rightly so. There’s 7 stunning beaches within walking distance from Harlyn Sands Holiday Park. Find out all about them here. 

Cornwall is also known for its wonderful walks. From the coastline and harbourside, to Bodmin moor, there’s a walk for beginners or advanced explorers!

And of course, being in England means you always need a rainy day backup. Some of our favourites include the iconic Eden Project, the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Camel Creek Adventure Park and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Find more of the best things to do in Cornwall here.