Devon and Cornwall are two counties in the South West of England, and between them, offer the perfect selection of places for you to visit when you hire a campervan or motorhome from Tamar Campervan Hire Plymouth.
Visiting the South West
When you hire a campervan or motorhome from Tamar Campervan Hire Plymouth, you may not be aware of the vast array of options open to you, with so much to offer within Devon & Cornwall alone! Between these two counties, there are over 400 beaches – many of which boast miles of golden sands and all of the facilities you would expect to find at a seaside resort, including the all-important ice-cream van! For those in-the-know, there are also plenty of hidden gems – secluded bays – perfect for tranquility and relaxation or a spot of fishing.
In addition to the coastline, the South West has plenty of lush-green moorland. You have the extensive Dartmoor National Park in Devon, and Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. If architecture is your thing, look no further than Devon & Cornwall for historical little villages, ancient remains or castles. Whatever your passion, you will never be short of inspiration, once you get behind the wheel and start your adventure.
Beaches in Devon & Cornwall
The South West has the most beautiful beaches in the UK, and they have become firm favourites with holidaymakers from far and wide, due to the variety of activities and family-friendly facilities. Surfing or bodyboarding is very popular with young and old alike – you don’t need to take all of the equipment in your campervan – most surfing beaches offer equipment hire, from wetsuits and rash vests, to foam boards and the more traditional surfboard. For the novice – you can also book surfing lessons – learn from the experts. During the Summer months, the major beaches are manned by lifeguards, so you can be sure that you are safe and can seek advice if you are not a regular beach-goer. The beaches are sectioned off with flags, letting you know where is safest for swimming and where you should bodyboard/surf, depending on the ever-changing tides. Check out the links below to find some of the recommended destinations.
South West Countryside and Coastal Walks
Areas of outstanding beauty can be found in abundance when exploring Devon & Cornwall in one of our campervans or motorhomes. Whether hiking the numerous tors on the Moorland; marvelling in the sight of the famous Dartmoor ponies; visiting the haunted Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor for lunch; taking photographs of beautiful landmarks or walking the 100’s of miles of coastal paths that line the two counties, you will find something to suit every taste. Whilst we are talking taste – the infamous Cornish pasties, cask ales and ciders should always be on your list of holiday must-haves!
If you are a land-lover and are looking for ideas of places to visit in the countryside, or wish to park the campervan, don the hiking boots and do some exploring by foot, here are some links to help you plan your route:
Villages and Landmarks
Quaint little cottages, cosy village pubs with real fireplaces and historical landmarks…do these appeal to your inquisitive mind? You will never be short of ideas to choose from when taking a road-trip around the South West. From Tintagel Castle, incl. King Arthur’s Seat, to the village of Clovelly with private residents and cottages steeped in history, or the Minack Theatre (ampitheatre) – there are endless options available to you. Local village pubs are ten-a-penny, with most serving home-cooked food to keep you going after a long day. You will find that many villages also house tea-rooms, where you can try the iconic ‘cream tea’ (scones, jam, cream and a pot of tea/coffee.) Choose wisely when putting the cream on first or last though – the Devonians and the Cornish are extremely proud of their heritage and their way is always the best, of course! Check out the home page of our website to find links to some of these landmarks.
Go to the booking page on the Tamar Campervan Hire Plymouth website to check availability, and book your vehicle for your own exciting South West adventure. If you have any queries, please contact us either by using the contact form on our website, or calling us on 0800 640 6006.