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A Touring & Camping Guide: Cornwall & Devon

A Tour of the Golden Shore

Parkdean Resorts by Parkdean Resorts on 19/09/2016
Kynance Cove in Cornwall

Organising the perfect touring and camping route can often be a challenge, particularly if you have little ones in tow that you'd like to keep entertained whilst enjoying some spectacular scenery. We've compiled another of our recommended touring routes to help you keep creating amazing memories!

The sunny shores of Devon and Cornwall are renowned as one of Britain’s most popular holiday destinations, with a wide array of sandy beaches and an abundance of great family days out. Our guide will help you plan your holiday with activity suggestions and holiday park destinations.

View of Kynance Cove near Mullion

The Golden Shoreline

Your journey starts at Lizard Point Holiday Park, sat by the edge of Mullion village in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The scenic coast, sitting just a short distance to the south, is known as the Lizard Peninsula, which has a lighthouse to visit and a host of stunning coastal trails and coves for you to explore.

Lizard Point is a great starting point to head out for further adventures in the region – a trip to Land’s End to visit the westernmost point of the British Isles is just a short ride away. You could also pay a visit to St. Michael’s Mount - a small tidal island with stunning sea views, a castle and ancient myths to uncover.

Your next destination should be Newquay, at either our Holywell Bay or Newquay Holiday Park. Both offer easy access to the seaside - whether you’re looking for a bustling beach or a serene bay to relax beside the ocean. The region is filled with fun days out, with Newquay Zoo, the Screech Owl Sanctuary and the Blue Reef Aquarium nearby if you want to meet the local wildlife face to face!
The last stop on the tour should be Ruda Holiday Park, set beside the surfing paradise of Croyde Bay and with the country’s most popular beaches in walking distance. The fantastic facilities of the park ensure it remains one of our most popular locations, while there are plenty of nearby activities to keep the kids occupied.

Newquay harbour in the evening


The Lizard Peninsula has a variety of water-based activities that make for a great family day out. Lizard Adventure day tours let you choose between kayaking, rock climbing and coasteering as you plan your great day out – suitable for ages 8 and upwards.

The Lappa Steam Railway is a miniature railway, with three different tracks and around 3 miles of track. Your journey takes you through picturesque valleys and at the other end you can find mini golf, a boating lake and a path maze.

The Croyde Surf Academy is a must-visit and with their expert instructors they guarantee they’ll have you up and surfing, or you get your second lesson free! Learn to love the waves at one of the country’s best surfing beaches – suitable for ages 5 and upwards.

Surfing at Croyde Bay beach