Waterside caravan sites near St. Austell

Hike to Land’s End and admire South West England’s coastal views while camping near St.

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Overview

Enjoy views over the English Channel in some of England’s warmest weather on a camping trip near St. Austell in Cornwall. Head south to Penwith Heritage Coast to visit England’s southernmost point, or explore the northwest on hikes through the windswept moors of Dartmoor National Park. England’s longest national trail, South West Coast Path, runs for 1,014 kilometres along the coasts of Cornwall and Devon. While hiking the trail, spend the night at Hartland Devon Heritage Coast for rustic backpack camping pitches immersed in nature. Campers looking for a bit more comfort near the village can also find an array of cosy tent grass pitches, caravan parks, and glamping sites.

Where to go

Penwith Heritage Coast

Hike the cliffs of Penwith Heritage Coast and admire the Celtic Sea views on trails that wander through prehistoric monuments and ancient villages. Stop by the 2,000-year-old Chysauster Ancient Village, then visit Merry Maidens Stone Circle before finishing off with a sweeping view over Land’s End. Local Cornish coast camping parks include waterfront tent pitches and caravan sites with comforts like water standpipes and electric hookups.

Dartmoor National Park

An hour’s drive northwest takes campers to Dartmoor National Park, where wide granite landscapes offer a wealth of hiking and cycling opportunities in the moors. Discover Miles Without Stiles accessible walking paths, and wander the trails to catch a glimpse of otters, bats, and dormice. Rustic backpack camping and caravanning are both popular in the park, and the Driving Guide to Dartmoor helps campervans navigate the narrow roads to find a comfortable spot.

Hartland Devon Heritage Coast

Hike the longest national trail in England with a ramble along South West Coast Path. A section runs along Hartland Devon Heritage Coast, where high Atlantic Ocean waves along the beaches make it a popular surfing destination. Speke’s Mill Mouth waterfall offers even more natural beauty to admire from the shore. Take a break from the path and linger in a rustic backpacking pitch along the trail or reserve a cosy tent pitch in nearby holiday parks with access to toilets and potable water. For a luxurious stay, try a glamping yurt with water views.

When to go

St. Austell’s proximity to the sea makes it a popular spot in summer, when beaches fill with hikers, surfers, and bathers. Book early to score waterfront spots in June and July, or try a quieter, cooler visit with a stay in fall. Some camping pitches near St. Austell remain open year-round, and glamping options like heated cabins offer a comfortable stay in cooler months. Winter temperatures average around 7°C and sea storms can sometimes close certain destinations.

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