Camping in Cornwall has become increasingly popular over the years among holidaymakers. It is easy to see why – it is both affordable and fun at the same time.
However if you want to have a great camping trip in Cornwall, it is important that you choose the right camping site. Nowadays there are many parks scattered across the region so you’ll have your work cut out for you.
To help ensure that you make a good choice, there are a few common mistakes that you should try to avoid:
- Overlooking the terrain of the camping site
Different camping sites may be set up on different terrain. For the most part the camping sites in Cornwall are on level ground, but some may be on grass while others may be hardstanding.
It is important that you don’t overlook the terrain of the camping site that you choose. Instead you should base it on the type of tent that you’re using, as well as your own preferences.
- Not checking how convenient the location is
The location of the camping site that you choose is important. If you don’t make sure it is convenient you may have difficulty getting there, or exploring Cornwall and visiting places of interest during your stay.
It goes without saying that you should choose a camping site that is near any places of interest that you want to visit. On top of that you may want to ensure it is near public transportation too.
- Confusing the peak and off-peak rates
People often are in for a rude surprise when they confuse the peak and off-peak rates. It goes without saying that the off-peak rates of camping sites are much lower, and so you should always make sure to double-check whether your trip will take place during peak or off-peak season.
The best way to avoid any confusion is to book in advance so that you can be sure of the rates.
- Choosing a camping site without looking at the layout
Many of the camping sites in Cornwall can be quite large, and some may even have several different areas where tents can be pitched. If you don’t look at the layout of the camping site, your tent could very well be in one corner while all the facilities are in the other.
To avoid that mistakes you should look at a map of the camping site and determine exactly where your tent is going to be located. If there’s any confusion you should clear it up before you place a booking.
- Forgetting essential facilities (or assuming they’re there)
As a rule you should never take anything for granted – and that definitely holds true for essential facilities. If you simply assume that there is a laundry facility, electric supply, or showers – you could be in for a shock.
It would be best if you list the facilities that you feel you can’t do without in a Cornwall holiday park. After that you should check for them specifically, and cross the camping site off your list if they aren’t present.
Avoiding these mistakes should help you to find a camping site that fits your requirements and doesn’t end up disappointing you when you get there. In general it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to ensure you don’t make mistakes, and all that you need to do is be mindful of them.
Try not to rush your decision when you’re choosing a camping site. It is better to take your time and carefully go through each option so that you don’t overlook anything.