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Camping in Cornwall in August - do we have a cat in hell's chance ?

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Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 00:01:35

If we haven't booked? I've tried a couple of sites that we liked the look of but they're full. I'm thinking of being adventurous (well for us anyway) and just loading the car and going and seeing where we end up.

Anyone ever done this in Cornwall in August? Will we be sleeping in the car?

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 13:01:12

Anyone tried it?

Blondeinlondon Fri 15-Jul-05 18:51:28

You will find a site I'm sure - just might be a bit... well... rough!

oooggs Fri 15-Jul-05 18:58:34

I'm sure you be fine down 'ere in sunny Cornwall. Hope you have fun

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 19:24:11

They had solar heated camping showers on This Morning today and they're really cheap on Ebay. I think I might buy two (one for me and one for the others!). If we find a camping loo too we're sorted. Any old field will do.

Lucky you Ooogs, living in Cornwall. Whereabouts are you - and do you have a big garden (only joking)?

Frizbe Fri 15-Jul-05 19:29:25

We did Cornwall last week of July 3 years ago, with nothing booked, ended up in a wonderful family run B&B between Helston and Penzance! family room was then only £42 a night, bargin! if we managed to find a room I'm sure you'll find a campsite!

AngelCakeUmm Fri 15-Jul-05 19:33:27

Do you want to go camping or stay in a caravan on a site?

AngelCakeUmm Fri 15-Jul-05 19:44:10

Try this site we stayed here and loved it it was a gorgeous place right nest to the beach.

www.stivesbay.co.uk

its in the hayle, st ives area

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:18:13

We want to camp, we've got another week away in France at the end of the summer, but just want a cheap week away.

Thanks Angel, we've stayed there! It was dsd's first holiday with us, we had a caravan and I could wake up and look at the surf . It was fantastic and a complete culture shock for me to be in Cornwall in August. I couldn't believe the queues but also couldn't believe I was actually sunbathing on the beach. I'd always been in March or October! I could give them a ring, I hadn't bothered as I'd presumed they'd be full.

pinkmama Fri 15-Jul-05 20:20:41

Hi surfermum. We went to Cornwall last August and didnt get ourselves sorted until end of July. We got a place at Watergate Bay campsite which is about 4 miles north of Newquay. They have the main campiste and then a cheaper outerfield with more basic shower block, but it was fine, and near the beach. I will try and find the site.

pinkmama Fri 15-Jul-05 20:22:46

Here it is watergatebay

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:23:13

That would be great, thanks. For the last 2 years we've stayed in a hotel just opposite Whipsiderry Beach and I surfed at Watergate (couldn't move for 2 days after, mind). I love that part of Cornwall.

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:28:19

Thanks so much, the site looks great. Ooh I'm getting excited!

Xena Fri 15-Jul-05 20:31:35

Hi SM have you tried the one in polzeath?

goosey Fri 15-Jul-05 20:33:06

I'll be at the Watergate Bay site in August too!
I've been there 4 times before and it's really good value for money with great shower/toilet facilities and free live evening entertainment which is not at all Butlinsy. A great place for a beach/surf/bodyboard type holiday. My kids love it there. The only very slight bad point if you want one is the aircraft noise as it is very near to Newquay airport and an RAF station.

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:35:02

Thanks, that's good to know. I grew up under the Heathrow flight paths, so the planes won't bother me and dd will enjoy pointing out the airplanes! Anyway I'll be in my beloved Cornwall so I won't care! When are you going?

goosey Fri 15-Jul-05 20:42:31

I can't say for house security reasons but if you CAT me I'll let you know.
If you are there at the same time as us though you won't be able to miss us as we've got a huge tent and 7 kids between us!!!

oooggs Fri 15-Jul-05 20:46:11

Hi Surfermum - only just in Cornwall - Saltash, but still have the ability to go wherever and back in one day

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:46:43

!

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:47:39

The only thing that stops me living there is that I wouldn't know where to go on holiday!

goosey Fri 15-Jul-05 20:48:21

Hi oooggs,

Waving from the other side of the Tamar!

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:48:43

Hey Goosey, no problem! Want a couple more?! They're house trained .... sort of.

Surfermum Fri 15-Jul-05 20:50:41

Goosey - if we end up going there I'll CAT you, if it's the same time as you, we must have a meet up in the bar! Mums only.

goosey Fri 15-Jul-05 20:54:03

Beer sounds good!!!

You can keep your kids though!)

I went to this site years ago and for basic, cheap and spacious camping you can't beat it. It's near to Eden too.
Watergate Bay is much better for facilities though - and the beaches of Newquay are second to none.
http://www.chycor.co.uk/camping/meadows/

oooggs Sat 16-Jul-05 17:51:13

Hi Goosey - I can seeeeeeee you

I do frequent over your way for work.

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