Campsites near Port Isaac

Camp near the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac to connect with the legend of King Arthur.

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Campsites near Port Isaac guide

Overview

Camping near the charming Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac is the stuff of legends. This area along the rugged coastline in Cornwall is known for its strong connection to King Arthur, most notably at nearby Tintagel Castle. Historic forts and structures dot the region, which also boasts a number of sheltered coves and secluded beaches perfect for relaxation and sea fishing. Take a short drive to find the surfing haven of Polzeath and Hartland Devon Heritage Coast. With tent pitches, caravan parks, shepherd’s huts on country farms, and lots of legendary tales, Port Isaac is a camping destination that puts Cornwall on the map.

Where to go

Tintagel

Tintagel Castle is the storied birthplace of King Arthur. It sits atop a rocky outcrop not far from Merlin’s Cove, a beach grotto named after the legendary wizard. A number of holiday parks with tent and caravan pitches serve the area, offering campers easy access to natural and historic attractions. Gaze upon the 60-foot St. Nectan’s Waterfall, seek respite at Bossiney Cove, and take in unique coastal rock formations, like Ladies Window near Boscastle.

Polzeath

A short drive west of Port Isaac, Polzeath Beach boasts great waves that are suitable for surfers of varying skill levels. A popular spot for sunbathing, as well, the sandy beach is surrounded by dramatic cliffs. Take in dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean at Pentire Point and The Rumps, sighting local wildlife like peregrine falcons and seals. Partake in more water sports at Rock Beach or seek some peace and quiet at secluded Lundy Bay. Then stay at luxury static caravans or pull up to motorhome pitches with water views.

Hartland Devon Heritage Coast

A bit farther north of Port Isaac, Hartland Devon Heritage Coast is home to several storied villages surrounded by headland paths, dramatic cliffside cascades, and sprawling coastal views. The tranquil escape is ideal for reconnecting with nature while staying in tents, caravans, and motorhomes on private campsites that sit seaside or on working farms. Wake up and follow the iconic South West Coast Path to Blackchurch Rock, a spectacular rock formation near Windbury Hill that’s accessible during low tide.

When to go

Coastal weather in South West England can be unpredictable, but temperatures tend to be milder and rain is less frequent from late spring to early autumn. Daytime highs in summer tend to peak around 20℃ when crowds are at their busiest. Fishing for local species like mackerel, bass, and conger eel is optimal during warmer months, as well.

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