Oh Cornwall, you beautiful, magical place. We actually had a different summer break planned in Bournemouth, but circumstances changed so we had to quickly book a campsite the day before we were due to leave. We haven’t visited Cornwall since the girls were tiny, and we thought it was the perfect place for a budget break, making the most of the crazy summer heatwave.
It took us 8 hours (with 2 stops) to get down to Cornwall. Its a heck of a journey with kids, but doable and totally worth it when you get there. We only had 1 bout of car sickness and approximately 4 arguments so it was all good. Which was better than the journey home when a layby toilet stop saw one child have to strip off due to an unfortunate choice of jumpsuit as travel attire, and the other child misfiring pee all over herself and my feet. Plus our tempers frayed due to our old banger which has super dodgy air con!
We camped at Elysian Fields campsite in Ashton. The campsite was lovely, a big open field, park for the kids, and good facilities. It is their first summer of opening and there was a couple of teething problems (mainly involving the toilets), but Jackie the owner is such a kind lady and she dealt with the hiccups fantastically.
My absolute favourite day of the holiday was this one, because the sea is my happy place! A full day at Porthcurno. This is a stunner of a beach, if very busy during peak holiday times, make sure you get there early to find a good spot.
We played in the sand, body boarded, swam to hidden coves, and swam out to rocks and jumped off them.
It was heavenly, such a magical day full of memories. And like all the very best times we only have this one photo to show for it.
Just to keep it real, Ava was adamant that she was stung by one of the many jellies. They both wanted pizza for tea. We drove to Penzance, bought 2 pizzas, and sat on the beach wall whilst the sun was setting. Sounds idyllic, and it would have been if not for the arguments over who could sit in the sandy boot to eat, and the girls deciding that actually they weren’t hungry. So shower and early night for us all, we were all fast asleep by 9pm!