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The last time I stayed in a caravan I was still at primary school. My parents took us on a family holiday to Great Yarmouth and the only things I can remember are going to the horse racing and seeing the Chuckle Brothers. The holiday is pretty much a blur but I am pretty sure that caravan-ing wasn’t for me. In fact, I am not a massive fan of camping in general.

Fast forward 20 years and the Clock Out Check In team have just come back from a long weekend in Perranporth, Cornwall. As Vicky is keen to ease me into camping, we stayed in a caravan at Liskey Hill Caravan Park and…we loved it! We did notice though that there were not as many young people staying there. So how did we end up in a caravan in Cornwall and should you go too?

FAMILY CONNECTION

Cornwall Sunset

Cornwall was top of our list for a summer holiday this year as Vicky has family in the area and I have never been before. When Vicky had mentioned visiting at Christmas, it turned out that a friend of the family owned a caravan just outside the coastal town of Perranporth which she kindly rented to us for mate’s rates. The whole family got involved in our trip as Vicky’s Aunt organised the weekend and her Grandparents kindly helped out with lifts to and from Truro and supplies for the caravan.

Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for any connections that can help on your next trip away.

PERRANPORTH AND CORNWALL

Caravan Cornwall

Vicky has always loved the Cornish coast and now I understand why. This part of the UK is absolutely stunning and Perranporth was the perfect base for our long weekend. The town is situated on a stunning bay with a beautiful beach and long coastal walks. There are a number of good pubs, restaurants and cafes as well as a surfing school for the more adventurous. We spent most of our weekend exploring the coastal path and walking along the beach.

AND THE CARAVAN…

Caravan Cornwall

The caravan we stayed in was on Liskey Hill Caravan Park and I must admit that I was completely surprised by how nice the caravan was. From my memories of Great Yarmouth, I was expecting it to be small and just somewhere to put your head down each night. Well it just goes to show that you should go into every new experience with your eyes open. Our home for the weekend was spacious, comfortable and had stunning views over the town and bay. Rather than just being a place to stay, we found ourselves wanting to spend more time in the caravan with a glass of wine and an episode of Poldark.

We had a fantastic weekend in Cornwall and would definitely stay in a caravan again if offered the chance. Have you stayed in a caravan? How did you find it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alex is a solicitor at an international law firm based in London. He has always loved travelling and loves to eat like a local. His favourite destination is Peru where he spent a month travelling in 2009 with World Challenge.

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