Stretching Westward, Cornwall is defined by its dramatic geography – this is the county with the longest coastline in the British Isles. If you’re planning to visit this beautiful part of the UK this year, you’ll want to make sure you’re staying at one of the best caravan parks in Cornwall.

Visitors gravitate to resorts, such as surf capital, Newquay, and the artistic centre of St Ives, while lovers of history will enjoy tales of smuggling, and castle ruins like those at Tintagel. The many coves and fishing villages are ever-popular, too. Attractions aren’t limited to the coast – ancient moorland also provides evocative locations, such as Jamaica Inn, and the iconic former tin mines.

It’s not surprising that such a stunning part of the country featured in our Top 100 Sites Guide, where we revealed the UK’s best caravan parks.

Are you looking to head to the region in your van this year? Then you’ll want to take a look at this guide, where we’re revealing the standout caravan parks in Cornwall…

The best caravan parks in Cornwall are…

1. Silver Sands Holiday Park
2. Killiwerris Touring Park
3. Polruan Holidays
4. Tehidy Holiday Park
5. Trethem Mill Touring Park

Silver Sands Holiday Park

Gwendreath, Lizard, Helston TR12 7LZ, http://www.silversandsholidaypark.co.uk/

  • Open: March – November (all year for statics)
  • Touring pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £17.50-£29
Silver Sands Holiday Park

This popular site, set in nine acres on the dramatic Lizard Peninsula, offers a choice of luxury lodges, static caravans, touring and camping pitches, all in mature parkland. It’s a regular in our Top 100 and was Regional Winner in 2020. Given its dramatic and beautiful setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we can see why it has taken top spot again.

It’s a short 1km woodland walk through Gwendreath Valley, in the Lizard Nature Reserve, to the gorgeous beaches of Kennack Sands. You’ll also find Kynance Cove, Lizard Point and Helford River within easy reach. Facilities include a shop, shower block, launderette, play and barbecue areas, and an information hut. Small campfires are allowed on touring and camping pitches.

Touring pitches have hook-up and a water connection. Silver Sands is proud of its green credentials, having gained a David Bellamy Gold Award in recognition of the park’s commitment to the preservation of the natural environment. In 2016, it also received a special badge for Wildflower Habitat.

Key features

  • Regional Winner 2022
  • Green credentials – received a David Bellamy Gold Award

We say…

A stay at Silver Sands Holiday Park provides a great opportunity to relax in a beautiful green park.

Killiwerris Touring Park

Penstraze, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8PF, http://www.killiwerris.co.uk/

  • Open: 9 April – 31 October
  • Touring pitches: 17
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £27-£30
Killiwerris Touring Park

This small park, a few miles inland from the lovely beaches of St Agnes, makes a great base for exploring the area. On-site facilities include fully serviced hardstanding and grass pitches, a deluxe shower block, a laundry room and an indoor washing-up area. The new owners have made a number of improvements, including the addition of an external dog/boot/wetsuit wash and washing-up facilities, an upgrade of pitches throughout, improved fencing and a caravan and annexe available for rent.

Key features

  • Dog-friendly
  • Ideal for exploring the beaches at St Agnes

We say…

A great site to head to for a relaxed stay in picturesque settings.

Polruan Holidays

Townsend, Polruan-by-Fowey PL23 1QH, http://www.polruanholidays.com/

  • Open: 1 April – 31 September
  • Touring pitches: 32
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £24-£36
Polruan Holidays

For its impressive sea views alone, this park has the wow factor. It’s only a small site, but punches well above its weight with amazing panoramic vistas, and easy access to the South West Coast Path and Fowey. The park prides itself on its restful atmosphere – with the emphasis on peace and quiet – and its setting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Facilities include information and laundry rooms, a children’s play area and free Wi-Fi access.

Key features

  • Stunning sea views
  • Well placed for accessing the South West Coast Path
  • Free Wi-Fi

We say…

A caravan trip to Polruan Holidays guarantees stunning scenery.

Tehidy Holiday Park

Bassett Road, Harris Mill, Illogan TR16 4JQ, http://www.tehidy.co.uk/

  • Open: 2 April – 30 October
  • Touring pitches: 28
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £18-£27
Tehidy Holiday Park

This charming site, which was Regional Winner in 2021, is well positioned to access the best of Cornwall, located as it is between St Agnes and St Ives. There’s also plenty of space between the pitches, which are separated by mature planting. The park has been recognised with conservation awards. Amenities include a games room, children’s play area, shop and reception. New this year is an electric vehicle charging point, and the shower block is about to be revamped.

Key features

  • Regional Winner 2021
  • EV charging point

We say…

If you’re looking to explore St Agnes and St Ives, this is the location to head to.

Trethem Mill Touring Park

St Just in Roseland, Nr St Mawes TR2 5JF, http://www.trethem.com/

  • Open: 1 April – 9 October
  • Touring pitches: 84
  • Pitch+2+hook-up: £27-£30
Trethem Mill Touring Park

Sitting pretty on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, this neat, dog-friendly caravan site is well suited to walkers looking to take advantage of the nearby South West Coast Path. The charming setting hosts a dog and nature walk, colourful gardens, bird boxes aplenty and a David Bellamy Butterfly Bar. The park is very close to the coastal village of St Mawes and on-site facilities include shop, shower suites, launderette, indoor dishwashing room, electric vehicle charging and a motorhome service point.

Key features

  • EV charging point
  • Dog-friendly
  • Dog and nature walk

We say…

A wonderful location to head to for dog owners and keen walkers alike.

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