Want to know what Cornwall is all about? Visitcornwall.com has compiled a list of 10 things that make Cornwall simply wonderful… and as we love Cornwall so much here is a Parkdean summary of that top 10 to enjoy!
1 – A Cream Tea
Cream First or jam first? It’s a debate that lives on. Whichever way your vote swings there’s no better place to enjoy one than in Cornwall! With 8 parks to choose from, the cream tea locations options are endless.
We love the beachside café at Kennack Sands close to Sea Acres Holiday Park where the cream tea gets 10 out of 10!
2 – The Hurlers
Step back in time and visit these ancient stone circles near to the pretty market town of Liskeard – just one of the thousands of ancient monuments to visit in Cornwall. Stay at Looe Bay Holiday Park and it’s just a 30 minute drive away.
Plus if you visit The Hurlers on a Thursday, and you’ll catch Liskeard’s traditional market on your way back to park.
3 – A surfboard
Newquay is the surf capital of the UK and we have 4 parks which are all close to Newquay’s 11 fantastic beaches including Fistral Beach, Mawgan Porth, Watergate Bay and Lusty Glaze – with Parkdean you really are spoiled for surfing choice! Check out White Acres, Newquay, Crantock Beach and Holywell Bay.
4 – Botalloack Mine
Less than an hour away from Mullion Holiday Park and Sea Acres Holiday Park sits Botallack Mine – steeped with history this tin mine dates back to the 17th Century and remains of the engine houses, refining works and count-house are still visible today.
5 – The Helston Floral Dance
This world famous annual festival where top hats and formal gowns are aplenty takes place on May 8th every year and it’s just on the doorstep of Mullion Holiday Park.
Celebrate Spring and dance through the old town and then enjoy a few evening drinks and our very own entertainment in the Stargate Club back on park!
6 – Tintagel Castle
Rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur this castle perched on the cliff edge looking over the ocean is a must see! A perfect family day out, children can be emerged in a story of wizards and brave knights, and what’s more magical than anything else… St Minver Holiday Park is just 15 miles away!
7 – The Eden Project
Explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world with stunning gardens and world-class sculptures; The Eden Project is the perfect family day out. After a long day exploring, return to White Acres Holiday Park where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink at the Polkerris Bar, Pizzeria and Grill.
8 – Walter Langley – Cornish Fishing Villages
Walter Langley captured the lives of fishing and farming communities through his watercolour painting – find his works on show at the Penlee House Gallery and Museum just outside Penzance (just half an hour away from Mullion Holiday Park). Alternatively, why not just visit the villages for yourself with the likes of Port Isacc, Polperro, Cadgwith and Mullion cove all within minutes of our parks in Cornwall!
9 – Perranporth Beach
Just 15 minutes away from Holywell Bay Holiday Park, this stunning beach has all the ingredients for a perfect day at the beach.
With its spectacular coastline, huge surf and sand dunes packed with wildlife – it’s a very impressive location; why not check it out yourself this summer?
10 – A pasty
Last but not least, the Cornish pasty. The pasty may have been around for 700 years but they’re still a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike. When in Cornwall it would be silly not to demolish at least 1!
Don’t forget to visit our Cornwall Holiday Parks page to find out more about our eight award winning parks in Cornwall.