Planning our Cornwall camping holiday*

As I’ve absolutely massacred my annual leave allowance this year with Australia coming up in February (don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet?!), I’ve only got about three days left PLUS we’re trying to save for the big trip, so it looks like it’s a late summer staycation for us. Which I’m not upset about at all as I absolutely love a Great British staycation – there’s so much to see and do in the UK, right on our doorsteps.

In our bid to save up for our trip to the other side of the world, we’ve decided that we’re going to go camping! Now I’m not super high maintenance (ahem) but I haven’t been camping in about 10 years so I needed to refresh my memory a little bit and get a few top tips for spending a few nights in the wilderness and that’s where the Halfords Camping Guide comes in handy. Packed full of recommendations for campsites, a packing checklist and things to do while you’re there, it’s a must read if you’re planning on sleeping under the stars.

Here’s what we’ve got planned so far:

YHA Treyarnon Bay


We’re planning on staying at YHA Treyarnon Bay as they have a campsite which has dedicated camping toilets and showers PLUS you can use the hostel’s facilities like the self-catering kitchen and lounge…and there’s a bar there! The location is absolutely amazing and we stopped there for a drink on our last visit to Cornwall.


All the gear and no idea definitely springs to mind! We have got a camping stove, although I am planning to make ahead meals for camping to make things so much easier. We also managed to get hold of a picnic backpack, sleeping bags and a kettle. Now all we need is an airbed. Oh, and a tent…!

DW Sports

The dog

The best thing about camping is that you can take your four legged friend with you and we’re so excited to take Alfie on his next holiday. YHA has a dog-friendly campsite and Cornwall itself is really geared towards dogs with a lot of the pubs and beaches allowing doggies which is brilliant – we can’t wait to take him to the beach!

I’m really looking forward to our camping trip as it will be a great adventure and really cosy inside the tent. I’m looking forward to getting back to basics a little bit and relaxing in the great outdoors. Fingers crossed for the weather!

Help me! Let me know your top tips for camping in the comments below.

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  1. August 11, 2017

    […] you may know, I’m planning a camping trip to Cornwall soon. As I haven’t been camping in at least 10 years, I thought it would be a great excuse to […]

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