A true British Summer just like the good old days…………

July 9, 2013 9:47 am Published by Comments Off on A true British Summer just like the good old days…………
Camp Dog Harvey keeping cool

Camp Dog Harvey keeping cool

What fabulous weather is upon us, there is plenty more to come, and so how lucky are we?!  Camp Dog Harvey is staying cool with a cold flannel as he continues to work very hard on site.

England is the place to be this year, and everything is rosy with Wimbledon, the Royal baby soon to arrive, and all in the sunshine.


Pitching by the stream to enjoy the shade

The Meadows Campsite is in a lovely sheltered spot, and so everyone is basking in the sunshine, and the site is so green.  We have seen quite a few people moving their chairs to take advantage of the shade given by the trees next to the stream.  It is so lovely to see our guests now being able to sit out so late in the evenings still in T-Shirts.  This is how we all remember British Summers and we are now just like the good old days!!  Being a farmer’s daughter I remember my dad not even having to think about rain in July & August when harvesting.

This hot weather is seeing everyone take off to the beach after devouring John’s breakfast baguettes and Camp Dog Harvey and I would like to share with you our favourite beaches:-

The best beaches everywhere are usually those that involve a little walk, and have no facilities.


One of Camp Dog’s girls enjoying Hemmick Beach

Camp Dog’s favourite beach is “Hemmick”.  Whilst you could be lucky to find a parking spot at the bottom, the road down is rather a hairy drive.  You are best to park in the National Trust Car Park in Penare and enjoy the walk down which gives lovely views.  Hemmick is a good sized beach with rock pools, great for swimming and dog friendly.  It is usually fairly quiet and is popular with locals. There are no facilities at this beach, but it is a natural beauty.

Gorran Haven beach where you can walk around to Vault Beach

Gorran Haven – this is a great beach, and is very popular as there is parking, and also a cafe and toilets.  You will see lots of boats here as boat launching takes place here.  If you want a nice walk, you can walk around to Vault beach and both are dog friendly.  Note – Vault beach does have a nudist area ;).

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Our local beach – Pentewan Sands


Porthpean Beach & Pentewan Sands – these beaches are not dog friendly, but Camp Dog Harvey still can give advice as he has visited out of season.  Both beaches are very family friendly, and have food options and toilet facilities in the villages. Great for swimming and playing the usual beach games.  You can walk to Pentewan Sands from the campsite along the lovely Pentewan Valley Trail.  The Ship Inn is also in the village with a good sized beer garden.

Camp Dog Harvey on the walk down to Hallane Beach


Hallane Beach & Polrudden Cove – these are small little coves accessed from the South West Coast Path joining the path in Pentewan Village.  Alternatively, there is a small parking arriving in Trenarren which shortens the walk down to Hallane Beach. Hallane beach is particularly beautiful with an old house on the beach, and a waterfall.  Walking around Black Head makes a lovely walk and beach outing.  Hallane and Polrudden are friendly to those on four legs.


Polkerris – this is a gorgeous beach, but not friendly to those on four legs.  Sams on the Beach is a fabulous place for a Pizza and Sams Vans often rock up in an evening serving cocktails and food out of the back of the van.  This beach is great for those looking for watersports.


Caerhays Beach


Caerhays (Porthluny Cove) is another great beach, with parking and a small cafe.  This is a great beach for a picnic, swim and is also dog friendly.  If you are feeling energetic you can walk over to Portloe and enjoy fish at The Ship Inn



Other “Meadows” news

Our Meadow Tipee Tent looks just the part in the Meadow area in this gorgeous hot weather.  Great fun for a stay and only an extra £15 pn on top of the usual pitch price, for having a tent all set up ready to go, in a prime spot.  Plenty of standing room and sleeps up to 10.  Ring Lynn, or John to check availability, as this is great for last minute getaways.

Lottie – has had lots of admirers and even people wanting to hire out the deckchairs. Lottie really does make for a special time away, and still has availability.  If you are looking to rent a caravan for a holiday in July, or a break in August then please take a look at Lottie’s page.

Some of our campers have reported hearing “boar” type noises at night outside of their tent, and so Camp Dog Harvey put his security jacket on and went out to investigate.  Unfortunately, nothing was spotted by his bed time, and so he handed over the investigation to the campers.  The boar turned out to be a very large round hedgehog, now named Harry the hedgehog.  It turns out Harry is very partial to sausage rolls, and stale buns, which is why he is so round.  He does make very loud “boar” type sounds, particularly impressive for a hedgehog.

To book a stay at The Meadows Campsite please contact us here, or by telephone 01726 844383.  Whilst we are almost booked up for the main summer holiday weeks, in good weather we will have other “dry weather” pitches available.  This is particularly so for “proper camping” – ie those camping in the old fashioned way without electric. We are ideally situate for camping Mevagissey, Pentewan and for visiting Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project.  There are also bus stops a few paces either side of the road, though you can access lots of places by walking the Pentewan Valley Trail.