Caravan holidays: Newquay

The seaside town known for surfers is also a haven for caravan holidaymakers

Think of Newquay and the first thing that often comes to mind is surfing. The Cornish resort is often called ‘The Surfing Capital of Britain’ and with ten sandy beaches on offer it’s no wonder tourists flock there come the summer months.
A little known fact however is that Newquay also contains an abundance of quality camping sites. Those looking for a relaxed holiday in the south west can take a caravan and experience top-class facilities.

The AA and English Tourism Council have officially graded 220 parks in Cornwall. 27 are five star, and incredibly Newquay can boast to owning a third of them.

Those on a budget will find that the quality does not significantly drop. Of the 37 parks that Newquay offers, half of them are four star accommodation or above.

According to Visit Cornwall, research from two years ago showed one in ten visitors were going to Cornwall on a camping or caravan holiday. The number is likely to have increased as reports suggest more people than ever are taking caravan holidays to counter the effects of the recession.

Tourism Newquay’s Business Development Manager is Richad Wilcox, who was delighted that the work put into improving facilities over the last few years has paid off.

‘Newquay’s accomodation offer has improved greatly over the past few years and it’s fantastic to see that we can boast a third of the South West’s top rated parks.’

If you’re curious, you can find the eight Parks with five star ratings on the official Tourism Newquay website www.visitnewquay.org.

The sites are listed below:

– Hendra Holiday Park

– Trevella

– Newperran

– Treworgans

– Sun Haven Valley

– Mawgan Porth Park

– Whiteacres

– Trevornick