7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, UK in a Campervan @quirkycampers

By Kach Umandap - Howe November 5th, 2016 Posted in DIY Travel, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 12 Comments

Cornwall or Kernow is one of the most amazing places you can visit in Southwest England. In the old days, fishing, farming, and mining were the main sources of livelihood. However, those days are apparently gone. But that doesn’t mean Cornwall has died too. In fact, more and more travelers are including Cornwall on their bucket list with the county’s breath-taking coastline, interesting sights, structures, and to die for beaches.

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a CampervanAnd when in Cornwall, it would be a sin not to see the village of St. Agnes, a lovely spot on the north Cornish coast.

Can you imagine a picture – perfect neighborhood with local businesses supporting each other, pubs where you can make new friends, amazing coasts,  pet – friendly beaches, and most importantly, helpful locals that are eager to guide you around? This is ideal for a holiday getaway, or to simply escape your busy life.

Speaking of St. Agnes, we were privileged enough to have a campervan adventure with AGNES. No, she isn’t another woman! Agnes is our campervan which was obviously named after the county. With its laid-back interior and relaxing vibe, the name fits perfectly. It comes with six seats with belts, comfortable beds, and a kitchenette. You can even remove the bunks if you wish to bring your bike and surfboard. Oh my, if you haven’t watched my video, please do so. You can even see Jon cooking our meals, and he is good at it!7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

Our amazing campervan was from Quirky Campers. They offer handcrafted campervan rentals across the UK. Each campervan has a different owner so you can easily choose the best one that fits your personality. Imagine driving a campervan very similar to your character! That would be awesome, don’t you think?

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan Quirky Campers is a family business run by husband and wife. It was driven out of passion and they ensure the top – most quality of campervans for their clients. They also value the environment and they make use of natural and eco – friendly materials for their ‘mobile homes’. If you are going on a honeymoon or if you just want to enjoy a long drive with kids or friends, one of the most unique yet efficient plans is to hire a campervan from Quirky Campers. And just a side note, the campervans are hand – built by the owners. True enough, these were made with love.

YOU CAN BOOK YOUR CAMPERVAN HERE, CONTACT QUIRKY CAMPERS.

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Our Campervan Roadtrip Route in Cornwall

We started our campervan journey from the lovely St. Agnes to Penzance and then off we went to Land’s End. We then drove to St. Ives and back to St. Agnes. Of course, we made sure to visit Minack Theatre. You can take your campervan across the UK. But in our case, we just decided to go around Cornwall this time.

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a CampervanIf you choose the same route that we took, I highly recommend that you go to Land’s End, Pednevounder and Treen, and Minack Theatre.

Land’s End – It is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England. For over 200 years, tourists have been visiting Land’s End. That alone can tell you that this place is a must – see. The cliffs are overwhelming, and the sound of the waves are just incredibly calming.

Pednevounder and Treen Located on southern tip of Cornwall. Beautiful, however, the path is steep and tricky! You can also walk the other footpath to go to Logan’s Rock. Don’t trip and slip!

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

Minack Theatre – 4 miles from the Land’s End is the famous open – air Minack Theatre. With the majestic view and incredible architecture, it is without a doubt one of the most spectacular theaters around the globe.

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a CampervanThis trip was filled with long drives, loud laughs and caravan parks! It is obviously a bit different from our luxurious getaways, but equally satisfying.

Monkey DividersWe loved our campervan tour in Cornwall, and we are sure that you would like it as much as we did. If what I have already written doesn’t convince you, I will share 7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT too.

1. You can go around Cornwall on your own terms

There is so much to see in Cornwall, and most of the time, the coastal views and beaches will lure you stay for hours. If you have a campervan, it doesn’t matter if you stay for a couple of minutes or several hours in one destination. You can even enjoy beers in local pubs at night! With a campervan, you are sure to have a ‘car’ and a place to sleep wherever you are in Cornwall.7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

2. You can savor the fantastic view of Cornwall as you drive

You are never going to waste a second when you rent a campervan! Practically, every inch of Cornwall is perfect for tourists – even the view from the road is stunning! So while you drive, it’s as if you already see the best of the county. It doesn’t get tiring or boring!7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

3. You can relax while you travel to some of Cornwall’s most popular spots

Or if you want to relax or stretch your legs before you reach your actual destination, that’s possible if you hire your campervan. Of course, as a passenger, I was able to enjoy this. As for Jonathan, I think he enjoyed driving around too. 🙂 7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

4. You can stay late at night and stargaze beside your campervan

This is something you can’t do when you are in a luxurious hotel unless your room is on the roof deck with clear ceilings! But you know what, stargazing in Cornwall is not a bad idea. It’s romantic, a little bit old school, but one for the books! And just a few meters away, you can already lie down in your comfortable bed.7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

5. You can cook in your kitchenette

I am so glad Jon is a good cook. I cook too, but I think he has mad skills. Our campervan kitchenette was put into good use during our journey. Home – cooked meals are always the best. And if you can try something that is originally from Cornwall, then make one and live like a local. Although I cooked Asian food! 7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a Campervan

6. You can meet fellow campervan goers in caravan parks

It’s nice to make friends in caravan parks because you get to learn more about the lifestyle. Yes, there are people who live in caravan parks for years! It’s a liberating experience, and it’s fun to meet people who are equally adventurous like us.

7. You can save costs on your Cornwall trip because you rolled accommodation and transportation into 1!

The best part about renting a campervan is that you can save costs. It’s like a bundled package because you have your accommodation and your car into one. I mean, renting a hotel room and a separate car can be costly, right? Plus, with your kitchenette, you can also save on food expenses!

7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, United Kingdom in a CampervanSo, pack your bags and head to Cornwall. Perhaps, rent Agnes from Quirky Campers too and experience the same thrill Jon and I had. It’s worth it!

Monkey DividersNote: Quirky Campers provided us with a complimentary campervan on our Cornwall trip. All words and opinions are my own.

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12 thoughts on “7 Reasons to Explore the Wild Side of Cornwall, UK in a Campervan @quirkycampers

  1. Wow Cornwall is gorgeous. Those dramatic cliffs and stunning blue waters were a shocker. Using a campervan is a great idea. You can stay so close to the natural beauty you came to see. Great tips.

  2. Loving this! It’s such a good business idea and good for travellers too, to be able to chose the type of van they need and that matches their personality. For some reason travelling this way in Australia is so popular, but I never even thought about doing it when I used to live in England. Instant regret! Loving the photos and thanks for putting Cornwall on the map for me!

  3. Although I’ve been traveling to the UK almost every year since I was 2 I have never been to Cornwall. St Agnes is a place I have heard a lot about and the photos are spectacular especially if the cliffs.

    While I haven’t personally travelled by campervan, my parents have done NZ twice with one and so I’m well aware of all the benefits of having a drive holiday and we all love to cook so it fits us perfectly.

    1. Hi, Ticker Eats The World! That is so nice that your parents have traveled in a Campervan. We loved that we were able to cook. It made our experience more enjoyable.

  4. Loving the quirky van. We’re hoping one day to deck out a van and travel around Australia. This one has given me so much inspiration.

    I loved exploring England. There’s so much past London that people never see and do.

  5. Wow – what amazing photos and a fab campervan to view it all from! We also explored Cornwall (and did a Cornwall Special of eco stays and must-see places) last year. Such a beautiful county with lots of eco-friendly travel choices. Must do it again by campervan next time!

    1. Hi, Kerry! Thank you! Yes, you should travel and stay in a Campervan. Make sure that you will visit the link of Quirky Campers.

  6. I especially liked how you can travel on your own terms and be able to tour by yourself and on your own time. What a beautiful place. I’m sure you and your companions had an amazing time.

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 120 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and is now on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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