Each camping site, caravan park and holiday park is shown on the map below. Click on a pin to see the full information about the site. If there are circles with numbers in them that means there are several sites close together, so zoom in on the map to see the individual pins.
Gold pins represent Premium Listed Parks.
Below the map is the list of the sites and parks. Please click on the names on the individual listings to see a street view map.
Events, Attractions and Places to Visit in Cornwall (East)
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There are many knooks and crannies to visit in Cornwall and some amazing Beaches to name a few - Fistral Beach, Whitsand Bay, Bude Bay, Polzeath Beach, Holywell Bay, Penhale Sands Beach, Perranporth Beach (where BBC Seaside Rescue was mainly filmed), Watergate Bay, Porthtowan Beach - many known for great surfing and body boarding. Check out the Dog friendly Beaches link on this page.
A must to visit is Trebarwith Strand - there is a small turning off the road to Tintagel Castle. This Bay is stunning when the tide is in against all the rocks, great for sunbathing or reading a book as the rocks are very flat and it is a beautiful sheltered cove.
If you enjoy cycling then the Camel Trail is a must. Spanning 18 miles from Padstow to Wadebridge to Bodmin it is safe for the kids too as the track is on an disused railway line.
When the tide goes out, there is a beautiful sandy beach. Lifeguards are on the beach throughout the summer, but only until about 5pm, depending on the tides. The sunsets are spectacular too.
Have you been watching Cornwall With Caroline Quentin - then please use the website to find a great holiday park or campsite to stay at. Nina Blanchard
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The Eden Project is an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location; a global garden; a place of beauty and wonder. Our world famous architecture and art draws inspiration from nature, our educational work is about creating a positive future in a world that is going to go through radical change, and we try to ensure everyone who visits Eden leaves knowing something more about their connection to the world.
St. Mawes Sailing Club - 1st Annual Boat Show
St. Mawes Sailing Club is putting on it's 1st Boat Show
on 25 July 2015 at The Quay, St. Mawes, TR2 5DG Truro, Cornwall.
Weekly racing combined with regattas and championships keep sailors busy on the water...
Innis Fly Fishery
Fancy fly fishing whilest being on holiday? David Johns & Pam Winch will give you a warm welcome at this lovely Cornish Fly Fishing site. For more info Tel: 01726 852382
Treasure Park, one of Cornwall’s leading free entry and free parking attractions, offering the best combination of unique shopping experiences and hands-on activities for the whole family, whatever the weather!
Dogs are very welcome in both inside and outside areas.
Trelawney Garden Centre
Trelawney Garden Centre provides for all gardening needs and is now recognised as one of the top garden centres in the country.
Check website for opening hours.
Wheal Martyn Museum & Country Park
Cornwall's China Clay Country Park - the UK’s only China Clay Museum and visitor attraction.
Country Park and Museum with Cafe and Gift Shop
CLOSED - Christmas Day to Mid January
A great day out for all the family with wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops, gift shop, café and picnic areas.
Open 11am to 4.30pm from March to end of October Half Term Holiday
National Seal Sanctuary
Open Every Day - except Christmas Day.
Opening time - from 10am.
Please check with the centre for seasonal closing times, as these may vary.
Well-behaved dogs, on a lead, are welcome.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The Museum is open every day of the year
from 10am - 5pm, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The Bartlett Library is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Entry to the Library for research is free.
Screech Owl Sanctuary
There's always something new and interesting going on at the sanctuary – take a look at their website for details.
Flying displays take place daily, weather permitting.
Open Daily - 10am until 5pm from end of March to early November plus Feb Half Term week.
Ships & Castles Leisure Centre
One of Falmouth's premier attractions, the Leisure Pool at Ships & Castles provides daily fun for all the family, for visitors and residents alike.
Facilities include: free-form leisure pool; 70 metre flume; Rapid river ride; Ridewave machine and jacuzzi pools.
Open daily throughout the year.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.
Open Mid February to End of October
plus Santa Specials in December until start of January.
Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park
A popular visitor attraction for children & adults alike.
The Park opens for February Half Term, Weekends only for March then from April to early November.
Carnglaze Slate Caverns
Open All Year but CLOSED on Sundays
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (Open till 8pm in August)
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Set in the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley.
Open from end of March to end of Oct Half Term week
- plus Santa Specials in December.
See website for full details.
DairyLand Farm World
Enjoy the fun of an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages - So much more for the whole family to enjoy... rain or shine.
Opening Times - 10am to 5pm
February Half Term & end of March to end of October
Open All Year - The BullPen Massive Indoor Play Area
Scott Mays Daredevil Stunt Show
Touring the UK since 1991.
See website for more information about dates and venues.
Tickets are ONLY available on the gate, 90 mins prior to the advertised show time - CASH ONLY, NO credit/debit cards - tickets sold on a 1st come, 1st served basis, so to avoid disappointment, please arrive early.
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centr
Open 1st March through to 31st October (inclusive)
10am - 5 pm
DON'T FORGET - A child under 10 goes for FREE when accompanied by a full paying adult.
Experience the World's Wildlife.
1st April to 30th September 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
1st October to 31st March 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
NOTE: Last entry is 1 hour before closing time.
Theatre under the stars or spectacular views in the daytime - take your pick, as they are both worthwhile.
Open Daily to visitors 9.30am - 5pm (Closing 5.30pm)
N.B. Please check for early closing times from middle of Sept to following March.
Also check times during Bank Holidays and the Summer, as the stage and main seating area may not be accessible to day visitors, when rehearsals and performance preparation is in progress.
Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay
Open daily from 10am CLOSED Christmas Day only
March - October 5pm and November - February 4pm
Holywell Bay Fun and Golf Park
OPEN AT 10.30A.M
Late March to end of October Half Term week.
Open Every Day from Beginning of May to end of September
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre
Open Every Day till End of September plus October Half Term week from 10am to 6pm - Last entry at 4pm
October - Open 10am to 4pm - Last entry at 2pm
Weekends only plus Half Term week
The Old Mill Herbary
The Old Mill Herbary is located in an idyllic valley setting, with about 3 acres of semi-wild terraced gardens on a steep south facing bank.
There are mature woodland walks interspersed with several islands and bridges alongside the unspoilt River Camel, now an S.S.S.I and S.A.C.
Ten Pin Bowling, Video Games & Pool Tables are some of the things you can do here.
There is a bar and food available too.
Open Daily from 11am to 11pm - Wednesday to Sunday
and Monday & Tuesday from 5am to 11pm
Isles of Scilly Travel
You can fly ALL YEAR ROUND from Land's End & Newquay Airports & main season only from Exeter Airports (excluding Winter).
The ferry sails from Penzance to St Mary's - end of March to end of November (NOT Sundays).
During High Season Sunday sailings from July to Sept only.
Check website for further details.
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall.
Open March – October
Daily 10.00–17.20, last admission 17.00
Open November – February
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20, last admission 16.00
Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
National Trust Places to Visit
Check out the website for National Trust places to visit in the area.
Truro Leisure Centre
The swimming hall features a main pool and teaching pool which are open for public and special sessions 7 days a week.
Please refer to the website for details.
Cornish Cyder Farm - Healey's
The largest Cornish Cyder maker and with the only distillery in Cornwall - the first in Cornwall for 300 years.
OPEN ALL YEAR except Christmas Eve to Mid January.
Trethorne Leisure Farm
Open All Year EXCEPT CLOSED 24/25/26 December
SUMMER Opening - 10am to 6pm from end of March to start of November
WINTER Opening - 10am to 5pm - every weekend and during school holidays
BOWLING is Open All Year round
Monday to Saturday 10.00am – 11.00pm
and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Kingsley Village Retail Outlet
Kingsley Village has everything, from food and gift shopping, great dining and fantastic conference facilities, so why not make a day of it? Free Parking too.
OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm
RCM - Royal Cornwall Museum
Free admission OPEN Mon - Sat 10am - 4.45pm
CLOSED Sundays and Bank Holidays. Registered Charity.
Check website for any early closing times.
Historic Houses Association
Over 315 properties throughout the UK to visit.
Check website for current opening hours and tariff.
The Enterprise Boats
Linking Falmouth and Truro along the beautiful River Fal.
Sightseeing, Shopping, Great Days Out.
Sunday Sailings - June, July and August
Hall for Cornwall
Entertainment for everyone - what ever the weather!
Footsbarn began life in Cornwall in 1971, rehearsing in a barn owned by the Foot family, hence its name. In 1984, the company left Britain to take its brand of theatre to international audiences and remained without a base until 1991 when a farm was purchased in central France, La Chaussée.
Check website for UK dates.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
Open Daily from 10am to 4.30pm - Last Entry 3pm
Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend to end of August
September - Mon to Fri only - CLOSED at Weekends
October - Half Term week to 1st November
December - Most weekends
Check website for Steam and Diesel train service days.
King Edward Mine Museum
King Edward Mine is the oldest complete mine site left in Cornwall and specialises in the mining history of Cornwall.
OPEN May to September 10am to 5pm - Last entry 4pm
May - Weds, Thurs, Sat and Sun
June - CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays
July - Open Every Day except Tuesdays
August - Open Every Day
Sept - Open Every Day except Tuesdays
Visits by organised groups and education organisations can be arranged outside normal times.
Park for Truro
Why get stuck in traffic jams, visiting this beautiful city?
One Day Ticket for as little as £1.80 per person
Family Day Rover is £3.60 (max 2 adults plus 4 children ages 5-15, under 5s travel free)
Concessionary bus pass holders - £1.00 after 9.30am Monday to Friday and anytime Saturday.
You will need to obtain a ticket from the ticket machine at the site prior to travel .
Charter yachts available from 26 to 50ft.
Practical Sailing and Theory courses available.
Check website for information.
Information about Cornwall (East)
Some information about Cornwall (East) from Campsite Finder Online, your online guide to camping and caravanning.
Attractions, Holiday Parks and Things to Do In Cornwall East
One of the warmer regions in the UK, it’s no wonder Cornwall is a popular destination for camping holidays. As well as the weather, Cornwall’s extensive, varied coastline has us packing up our camping gear in a bid to experience the beauty and diversity of the county.
Even though the pace in East Cornwall is slow, this relaxing destination has plenty on offer. The fishing town, Looe has a thriving working port and sandy beaches as well as attractions for the whole family to enjoy, such as The Monkey Sanctuary found in gorgeous woodland which peers over the bay; Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden; and Lanreath Folk and Farm Museum. The fishing village of Polperro is west of Looe and very picturesque.
Cornwall is famous for its waves and water sports so whilst in East Cornwall, make the most of Active-8 Cornwall, an outdoor activity company offering coasteering, canoeing, paddle boarding, wet and wild days, and horse riding to name but a few.
For incredible walks and breathtaking views, the heather-covered Bodmin Moor is definitely worth a visit. A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bodmin Moor is littered with moorland ponies and is home to the two highest peaks in Cornwall, Brown Willy and Rough Tor, as well as many Bronze Age Hut circles and fascinating stone circles, and the eerie lakes, Siblyback and Dozmary Pool (thought to be home to King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur).
Other attractions at Bodmin include the multi-activity centre at Siblyback Lake with its huge variety of activities to choose from, such as wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, archery etc; Bodmin and Wenford Railway; Bodmin Jail; The Court Room Experience (joining the jury to decide the fate of Matthew Weeks, accused of murdering a local girl in 1844).
If you travel towards the north of eastern Cornwall, make sure to visit Launceston where you can visit Launceston Castle which is an English Heritage Site, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, Trethorne Leisure (all weather leisure for the family) and Hidden Valley Discovery Park.
Don’t forget to take a trip to Tintagel for a magical day out. There are some wonderful ruins, and beautiful coastal views at Tintagel Castle, and for the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, make sure to visit King Arthur’s Great Halls.
by Nina Blanchard