Cornish Coast: Gorran Haven – Miss Barlow


I decided, by some stretch of the imagination, that it would be a good thought to go camping at 33 weeks pregnant. I do not imply a good caravan trip, glamping knowledge or VW retro getaway – I imply true camping. A teeny, tiny tent, a couple of gas stoves, a dodgy airbed and a 7 minute trek to the toilet block (the quantity of occasions I had to go to the toilet meant it was crucial I timed the journey!).

Treveague Farm – 33 weeks!

Now do not get me incorrect, with the bank vacation heat wave it produced all the above entirely bearable, I didn’t even thoughts the sun burn and the subsequent peeling of the shoulders. We decided that our final minute Cornish break away ahead of the youngsters went back to college was the best time to unwind and take pleasure in some ‘back to nature’ time. Amongst holding jelly fish, cooking also significantly pasta, erecting wind breaks and lugging physique boards to and from the beaches there wasn’t a lot of time to unwind but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

It was the finest feeling, asking yourself along the beach (waddling extra like) while watching the kid’s physique boarding and jumping the surf. The climate for the very first three days was idyllic, beautifully warm and ideal for spending the complete day in swimmers. The influx of jellyfish didn’t even quit them in their tracks as they covered miles operating about the beach or in and out of the water.

Hemmick Beach

We are all foodies and it wasn’t lengthy ahead of we produced the most of Cornwall, devouring Conventional Cornish Pasties, savouring nearby fish and chips by the bay and even tasting some freshly court crab down by the harbour. When we weren’t gorging ourselves on nearby seafood and specialities we had been cooking up correct camping meals, spicy chilli con carne, pasta dishes and of course the typical fry up – a challenge with only two stoves and 1 saucepan, but think it or not it was doable!

Treveague Farm

Our tiny farm campsite, Treveague Farm, was situated in Gorran Haven, a modest fishing harbour town about a 15 minutes’ drive from St Austell. The employees had been genuinely welcoming suitable from the begin, and with warm showers, modest play locations and three beach coves a mere 20 minutes away by foot we had been spoilt for issues to do and produced the most of just about every second the sun was shining. The final day did bring with it a rather significant downpour which regrettably place an finish to our sunny streak, but even then the youngsters had been sad to be leaving and would’ve stayed by means of Christmas if they had a option!

Gorran Haven Habour
Gorran Haven Habour

I very propose this family members friendly campsite, typical &amp electric hook-ups readily available, locations for tents and caravans and I cannot overlook to mention the on-web-site Secret Garden Café – which will even provide to your tent! They also run a couple of intimate events all through the week and we had been tempted by the children’s outside film evening which consists of a meal for them and a tiny quiet break for us! We didn’t finish up obtaining the likelihood to make the most of this service but it was a refreshing modify from the usual gordy kid’s discos that some web sites run just about every evening. Even the locals rave about the straightforward but properly believed out menu and it is definitely an established location to consume inside the community…

Hemmick Beach Climbing @TheTrailWhale




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