I love Devon and Cornwall. If the weather is good, they are fantastic holiday destinations. And therein lies the problem… I have spent many holidays in Devon and Cornwall staring out of tent flaps and campervan windows watching the rain beating down! But I guess that’s a risk you take anywhere…
One of my favourite destinations is Croyde Bay, North Devon – the bay itself is stunning, the waves are great for surfing and bodyboarding and Croyde itself is a picture-postcard village.
Our last trip there was in our VW Campervan, Rosie, and we camped at Ruda Holiday Park (http://www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/devon-holidays/ruda/ruda-holiday-park.htm). Ruda has static caravans, lodges and camping pitches (with or without electric hookup) and is situated next to the wide, sandy beach which never feels crowded, even in summer.
The site has everything you could want from a holiday park – places to eat and drink, entertainment, kids’ clubs and an indoor pool – and its location makes it perfect for families.
As we enjoyed great weather most days, we spent most of our time on the lovely beach (only a two minute walk from where we were pitched) building sandcastles, playing games, bodyboarding in the sea and eating picnics. When we were not on the beach, we were wandering around Croyde Village, looking in the shops, buying ice creams or visiting The Thatch (http://www.thethatchcroyde.com/) for a delicious pub meal.
There are attractions nearby if you want to venture further afield… but on a warm, sunny day, why would you go anywhere else?