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Glamping in Cornwall is amazing. There is so much going on and yet you don't need to travel far to be in a nice quiet spot. Whether you are looking for adventure activities like surfing, cycling or hill walking. Or maybe you searching for something a little more relaxing like chilling on the beach or finding a nice quiet spot for a picnic. Maybe even, all you want is peace and quiet from the kids (who'd have thought it, ay?).

Cornwall can definitely provide all of the above activities and more, but we've narrowed it down to our favourite top ten.

Top 7 things to do when Glamping in Cornwall:


1. Eat a real Cornish Pasty

If you are after the real deal when it comes to pasties, then Cornwall is the place to be. Vegeterian or original, the Cornish pasty is famous around the world. Whilst not to everyone's particular taste, especially for those not brought up in the United Kingdom. The comforting pasty is something you must at least try once in your life!

If you want to know about the Cornish Pasty, then the Cornish Pasty Association has all the information you might need to be fully clued up on the famous pasty.

Cornish pasties piled high ready for lunch when Glamping in Cornwall

Piled high, ready for lunch time - Photo by Rae Allen

2. Head for the surf

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, surfing is a lot of fun and Cornwall is one of the best places in Britain to be if you're looking to catch some waves. With gorgeous sandy beaches, not far from anywhere in Cornwall, it really is a great activity if you're glamping in Cornwall.

The Great Cornwall Guide is probably the best place to start if you're looking for surf beaches as a beginner. They have a good idea on where to go and where to avoid.

All About Cornwall has a great guide on the top 10 surf beaches in Cornwall, which is great if you're looking for something a bit more extreme.

Little Waves for surfing when glamping in Cornwall

There is plenty of little waves out there for learning to surf on - Photo by Berit Watkin

3. Have one of those epic days on the beach

If you're glamping in Cornwall, you're within easy access of a lot of beautiful beaches. The brilliant thing about glamping is that when you finally pack up from the beach, you aren't returning to some air mattress or worse a foam roll mat. Instead you have a ridiculously comfy mattress to rest your aching muscles after playing frisbee, building sandcastles, swimming in the sea, eating too much food off the barbecue or whatever else you might have found yourself up to from sunrise to sunset on the beach.

4. Lands end, Ahoy!

If you're travelling far, it's probably worth going the whole hog and reaching the most southerly tip of Britain. It's one of those places, you need to go to just once in your life. Just to say it really. To say you have explored the UK from the north to the south.

There is loads to do when it comes to being a tourist at lands end. Fun activities for the kids and great walks with some incredible views!

5. The ultimate farm park

This one really is for the kids. If you want a day where you can just sit back and not worry about keeping the kids occupied, then Dairyland Farm World should be a 'must visit' on your agenda. There is loads of farm activities, food and drink you can buy onsite and a massive indoor play area, you really can just sit back and relax.

6. Immerse yourself in the history

Cornwall really has some pretty incredible history and for those of you interested in learning more about it, the Cornish people have made it really easy by opening up lots of the historic sites to the public.

There is lots of castles staggered about Cornwall, which are always a hit with the kids (and lots of adults too). Seriously though, who can resist a castle? Whether you class St Michael's Mount a castle or not, it's definitely worth a visit.

7. Go Rural

This is when glamping in Cornwall really comes into its own. It's rare to find a glamping site in the centre of a town or village, and Cornwall is no exception to this rule. Wigwam Holidays has a few sites dotted around Cornwall, each in their own unique and rural location, although never far from a village or town.

Glamping Weekend Break UK

Have so much fun, you feel like a kid again.

The peace and quiet of a scenic glamping spot, really is the icing on the cake of a holiday in Cornwall. Nothing quite beats waking up in the morning to a gorgeous sunrise and the sound of only the local wildlife beginning their day.