As we say goodbye to The Beast from the East it’s time to start planning your next Summer Holiday. If you’re like everyone here at Luna Motorhome Hire, planning a holiday can be stressful trying to please everyone! Hiring a motorhome allows you the freedom to plan excursions for all types of interests, abilities and ages.
This cold weather has us dreaming of our next beach adventure, but we don’t want to just spend five days laying on a beach. We want sandy beaches, historic locations and breathtaking landscapes. If this sounds like your type of holiday then we encourage you to visit Cornwall!
Tintagel & Port Isaac
Our first stop on our motorhome journey takes us to Tintagel and Port Isaac. Tintagel is perfect for a one day stop when you can visit the breaktaking cliffs, Tintagel Castle ruins and St Nectans Glen. Tintagel offers a wealth of history dating back to the Roman Occupation and the birthplace of King Arthur’s court. St Nectans Glen offers three spectacular waterfalls including the Kieve – a sixty-foot waterfall through a hole in the rocks. Whilst in the area, be sure to stop at Port Isaac for a fresh basket of fish and chips – you might even be lucky enough to catch Martin Clunes in all his Doc Martin glory! But an ITV drama is not all this classic seaside fishing village has to offer – cobbled streets, 18th century houses and quaint little shops line this beautiful place. Finish off this picturesque day with a pit stop at Port Gaverne, a sandy beach with rock pools perfect for families and diving enthusiasts.
St Agnes & Newquay
39 miles south of Port Isaac and we have arrived at St Agnes, home to the beautiful Perranpoth Beach, a popular surfing spot offering spectacular cliffs with natural arches and natural stacks. A short distance from St Agnes and you arrive at Newquay not only offering the sandy surfing beach of Fistral beach it’s also home to the Newquay Zoo and Bluereef Aquarium. If animals don’t interest you take a step back in time and visit Treice an elizabethan manor with a wonderful garden.
St Ives & Sennen
Driving 30 miles south our next stop brings us to the awe inspiring St Ives and Sennen. While St Ives was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1693 this fishing village is home to a colorful past dating back to the 5th century. St Ives offers several guided tours including a Pirate Walking tour and a Lantern Ghost Story walk. If walking tours isn’t on your list of things to do be sure to visit the shops of local artist, St Ives attracts famous artist all year long. Just a short distance from St Ives is Sennen home to the famed Nanjizal Beach also known as the Song of the Sea Rock arch. To the north of this narrow passage if a a cliff known as the Diamond Horse offering spectacular photo opportunities.
Roseland Heritage Coast
Our next stop takes us 49 miles Northeast to the Roseland Heritage Coast where we’re finishing up our Cornwall road trip. This area lives up to its name by offering several gardens that top our list of must sees. Glendurgan Garden not only offers a view of beautiful flowers but an extensive maze sure to entertain and delight even the youngest of travelers. Trebah Gardens has tropical plants against a coastal background offering new blooms every season. Find your very own secret garden at the Lost Gardens of Heligan – this 200 acre property is home to the Production Victorian Garden, The Pleasure Garden and the Jungle Garden offering a little something for everyone. Before you leave Roseland be sure to stop by St Mawes Castle built in 1542 by Henry VIII. This coastal fortress once provided protection against France and Spain. If you’re looking to relax on a lush sandy beach be sure to visit Porthbeor Beach. Visiting this beach requires a bit of a steep climb down a cliff but it’s quite quiet and secluded nature is well worth the effort.
If you’ve never been to Cornwall here’s your chance. Hire a Luna Motorhome for your next holiday.
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