Beautiful Devon and Cornwall: Hiking, Surfing and camping with the Family

There is nowhere better to escape into the wilds in the United Kingdom than in beautiful Cornwall and Devon. Cornwall offers adventurers a 431-kilometre long coastline to find the perfect place to camp, hike, and surf. Devon also provides travellers with the opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the United Kingdom, be it from seaside cliffs to tranquil bays, to remote countryside, forests, and moorland. These two destinations give travellers the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find more peaceful surroundings.  In this part of England you will find the perfect counties for family activity holidays.


Cornwall has a wide variety of beaches for travellers to choose from, from long beaches brimming with golden sand to small coves bound by sheer granite cliffs on either end.  Whether you want to lounge in the sun or explore the life teeming in rock pools, the variety of beaches in Cornwall provides an experience for every type of traveller. With hundreds of beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic coastline and the English Channel – you will find the ideal spot to surf some rather bodacious waves. Newquay is an extremely popular town to surfers for this very reason. Families will enjoy the bustling vibrancy too.

The woods of Cornwall are littered with paths for walking, cycling, and horseback riding. These forests speak leisure, as they allow visitors to travel back in time to a more relaxed period, where jobs and other obligations do not take priority.

There are many places to camp in Cornwall as well. Any of the aforementioned locales are excellent for camping, as they are secluded. With a little searching, a perfect camping spot can be easily acquired that you will make memories for the whole family.


Devon offers the best camping holidays in the United Kingdom. There are many areas of outstanding natural beauty in which you and your family can explore, finding the perfect wild camping place off the beaten path. It is required that all camping sites sit at least one hundred metres from a road, and you have to use a tent. This adds to the adventure and mystery of the camping excursion.

On top of that, the family can find an excellent camping spot on the beach, on one of the secluded areas of beach blocked off from the world be cliffs. This provides the perfect opportunity to escape from the world, enjoy nature with your family, and have the experience of a lifetime!

Cornwall and Devon, in the United Kingdom, are two of the best places in the country to escape from busy, hectic life in the cities. There are numerous places to venture and lose yourself in nature. You and your family will return to your home feeling refreshed and ready for anything!

This is guest post by Laura Stone; a researcher for Al Fresco Holidays. For more information on family holidays visit:    

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