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Camping in Cornwall is always going to be exhilarating, when I went a couple of weeks ago nothing could have been better than a mini heat wave. With temperatures topping the late twenties there really wasn’t any need for extra blankets!
Trevornick Holiday Park has tents, luxury Eurotents and a variety of pitches. So you can either just rock up with your camper van or pre-book as I did into a Eurotent. This was a wise move as it has wooden floors covered in a ground sheet, three bedrooms and a cooking eating area with a large table and six chairs. The cooking is on a two ring and grill gas burner, there’s a fridge and a microwave, to top it all a small TV with freeview channels.
The beds are very comfortable all you have to bring is bedding and you are sorted. The campsite is large and very clean and tidy. Children could play all day here without any worries. There is also a heated outdoor pool for the adventurous and new a very good restaurant called Fodders as well as a shop that sells everything and more needed to make your stay comfortable as well as fresh food.
I had a meal at Fodders on my first night and really enjoyed it. The restaurant is going for the converted barn vibe with large tables and booths. Lots of familiar dishes on the menu but I chose a mozzarella and tomato salad to start. It was lovely and fresh and the cheese is made in Cornwall, most of the food is local. So as well as keeping the food miles down it is fresher and Cornish produce always tastes so good.
My main was a Cornish 10oz Rump steak. This was full in flavour but the plate (which was enormous) was piled so high you couldn’t see the meat at first. In addition to the steak it had chips, onion rings, peas and salad as well, much better to put the salad in a bowl and clean the look of the plate a bit. It all tasted good though so it’s just a matter of presentation. Other mains on offer were chicken tikka massala, sausage and mash, steak and ale pie and of course fish and chips. There is as separate grill section where my steak came from offering surf and turf as well as other steaks.
Just a couple of mile from Newquay and its brilliant beaches Hollywell Bay has a golf course that runs down via sand dunes to a beach. This is a great walk to work off dinner or just to dry off after a swim. The air is so clean here it does encourage you to enjoy the great outdoors (and sleep well). In Newquay I came across a new restaurant called Bush Pepper, I recommend you try it out. It’s a collaboration of UK and Australian food that really works, run by husband and wife team Heather and Chris, you could take your family for lunch and all enjoy crocodile or kangaroo!
The surrounding countryside has much to offer as well. A day out to Padstow is a must for foodies with Rick Stein’s various outlets to suit all budgets. Truro can bring you a bit of sophistication and St. Ives a touch of art at the Tate Gallery. If you’re enjoying the open air then why not just stay where you are and let the kids run around the Hollywell Bay Fun Park, with twenty free rides and attractions it is sure to keep them busy. There’s also a surf school and a hire shop and if that all gets too much just take a rod and go fishing in the private lake. Trevornick Holiday Park is a really good base to explore the north Cornish coast and have a great holiday.
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