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October 26, 2010

Perran Sands Holiday Park Perranporth

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 9:16 am

Lying in an area of great natural beauty on the north coast of Cornwall, the Perran Sands Holiday Park is situated in the village of Perranporth, beside over three miles of fabulous sandy beaches, sand dunes, and attractive Cornish coastline. An ideal spot for a family holiday, Perran Sands will also prove handy for walking enthusiasts, as there are miles of wonderful and spectacular walks in this outstandingly beautiful area, perfect when the weather is fine. Currently run by the Haven Holiday group, Perran Sands boasts a wealth of activities for both adults and children, with swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), children’s clubs etc, for the evenings, there is lots of entertainment, which again will appeal to both adults and children (even the toddlers). For a break from the park, you can take a 40 minute drive to the Eden Project, which is located close to the town of St Austell, and is one of Cornwall’s most famous tourist destinations, or you can simply head into the attractive village of Perranporth itself, where you will find several pubs, shops, and the usual facilities. Golfers can enjoy a round or two at the Perranporth Golf Club, an excellent links course, which is rated at par 72.

Perranporth Road Map.

August 24, 2009

Looe, Polperro, Fowey and the Eden Project

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , — needahand @ 10:02 am

A small seaside town situated on the River Looe in Cornwall, Looe is an attractive town which has become a popular holiday destination, whilst still retaining its fishing traditions. With a resident population of just over 5,000, Looe lies on both banks of the river, and is actually formed by 2 towns East and West Looe. An ideal base for touring the many attractions of Corwall, Looe has a good selection of holiday accommodation and you should have no trouble finding somewhere to stay should you wish to visit. There is plenty to see and do in and around Looe, with some attractive little fishing villages to visit in the area such as Polperro and Fowey. Polperro was a notorious smugglers haunt, especially during the 18th century, it is now a little more peaceful and attracts many visitors to explore its narrow streets and pretty harbour. Fowey, another small coastal town is actually an important cargo port, which was formerly significant in the export of china clay. Further south and near to St Austell, is one of Cornwall’s most well known attractions – the Eden Project. Conceived by Tim Smit, the Eden Project, which opened in 2001, features a number of huge plastic domes containing plants from around the world, it is certainly one of the “must visit” places in the region. Looe Map.

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