All our hard work building brand new facilities on the park this winter have been rewarded with our latest AA Quality Standard 2015 inspection as we have been upgraded to Four Pennants. We are so pleased and grateful that the inspectors liked the new facilities. They were particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the new facilities and commented on the impressive family bathroom and disabled facilities. Coupled with this we have had some lovely reviews on Pitchup.com, ukcampsite.co.uk, and Facebook. If you stay with us please do leave us a review – we read them all and they help other guests when booking to stay.
This week has been a mixed bag of weather. Monday we were hit by high winds, which saw me having to try and remove a tree from the middle of the road on the way home after the evening in reception. Obviously myself and the two other people who tried to move the tree were never realistically going to lift a tree…but we tried! Luckily cars could just squeeze past it. After the storm has come the sun. It has been glorious. On Wednesday we walked to Charlestown and had a lovely lunch at The Rashleigh; Richard had a burger and lobster and I had a crab and lobster sandwich. We can highly recommend the Rashleigh, they cater well for everyone with a lovely children’s menu and enclosed garden suitable for dogs and children. We then walked on down to the harbour and enjoyed an ice cream on the beach.
It really is an ideal time to visit Cornwall especially if you prefer it when it is a bit quieter, but want to make the most of the gloriously long days. If you are bringing your four legged friends with you why not make the most of the local area.
Dog Friendly Beaches:
Caerhays Beach – or Porthluney as it is also known is a lovely bay, with the Caerhays Castle as it back drop. The settled cove is often very warm even when there is a breeze as it is nicely tucked away.
Par Beach – This long sandy beaches has a number of carparks and toilet facilities. The beautiful beach is a short drive but well worth an explore.
Polstreath Beach – for those more adventurous and after a quiet secluded beach then venture to Polstreath, Accessed via the South West Coastal Path, this side of Mevagissey it is a bit of a walk and the final descent to the beach is via steep steps, but the walk will reward you with a quiet, dog friendly haven.
Dog Friendly Attractions:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan – walkable from the campsite via teh cycle trail, up the old coach road to Heligan House. The walk is all up hill and takes about 40 minutes, but it will be all down hill on the way home! Dogs are welcomed at Heligan.
The Eden Project – whilst The Eden Project says it is dog friendly it is worth noting that you cannot take dogs into the Biomes (the big greenhouses) and as this is the main attraction you will miss quite a lot. You can of courses take them around the vast outdoor gardens which in itself will take the good part of a day.
Lappa Valley – a family steam train attraction with steam train rides, a huge array of play equipment and rides for young and old to enjoy are dog friendly – even allowing logs to travel on the trains.
Dog Friendly Pubs:
The Ship Inn, Pentewan is walking distance from the park down the Pentewan Cycle Trail. About a 20 minute away, along a flat wheelchair and pushchair friendly track. If you are going to come home late take a torch as the trail is very, very dark with no street lights!
The Polgooth, a good 45 minute walk away or a 10 minute drive away this proper Cornish Inn provides excellent food along with good Cornish ales. Well worth a visit.
The Fountain Inn – Mevagissey is a true Cornish fishman’s pub, although small it provides a brilliant atmosphere, great food and a warm welcome.