The beauty of having a campervan is that you can travel as near or far as you'd like. It offers the freedom to plan your own adventure or make it up as you go along in the comfort of your own space. We love to hear stories of explorations around the country but we've got to admit we still think that the South West is best. Here are a few reasons why.
The South West boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. From the Cornish St Ives to Devon's Salcombe the coastal areas are not to be missed. Perfect for summer holidays but also those winter breaks spent wrapped up on beach walks followed by piping hot, local fish and chips. An unbeatable way to relax 365 a year.
And if the views weren't enough, we also have some of the best beaches to surf, especially in North Cornwall where the likes of Newquay rival hot surfing spots throughout Europe. It doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or quite the pro, Cornwall caters to everyone.
Our cities host some of the most beautiful cathedrals, Exeter and Bath of course standing out from the crowd. Let's not forget that Exeter is home to Harry Potter's Diagon Alley (or as locals know it, Gandy Street). If that's not enough, there is also a wealth of museums and attractions; the Tate is respected by art lovers in Cornwall but family favourites also include the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary and the Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay.
The National Parks
Not only can you find picturesque coastal scenery and cultural cities to explore, but the beauty of the National Parks really put the South West on the map. Dartmoor's heather-covered moorland and iconic ponies make it an ideal place for a variety of walks as well as a place of interest for archaeology fans. The areas call for visitors to venture into the outdoors and maybe take a picnic too.
Everyone knows that Devon and Cornwall are infamous for their cream teas. This quintessentially British tradition is a must on any visit to the South West, just remember that in Devon the cream goes first and in Cornwall it's the jam! Wherever you go, you're also bound to find fresh seafood, not to mention the gastro pubs which tickle the taste buds of all foodies.
And as campervan users we had to mention the campsites! Always full of friendly staff and fellow holidaymakers and with an abundance of them throughout the South West, it would be rude not to explore!
It's great to travel further afield throughout the UK, but sometimes it's nice to remember what wonderful opportunities are on our doorstep too. How lucky are we to call the South West home?