TWO campsites in Cornwall have been named among the best in the south west as the region takes the top spot for camping holidays in the UK.

Booking platform created the south west's top campsite list which was based on customer reviews, with more than two million British holidaymakers booking a stay through the platform in the last year.

Porthtowan Tourist Park has been named the second best campsite in the south west according to reviews while Wheal Vreagh Farm, at Wheal Vor, Breage near Helston came in fifth.

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In first place was Somerset's Wimbleball Holidays which is close to Wimbleball Lake, just 50m away, where a range of watersports are on offer including kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing and windsurfing. 

Owl Valley Glamping in Devon, Portesham Dairy Farm Campsite in Dorset and Park Farm in Wiltshire were all named in the top five.

Based on customer reviews rating each site for aspects like location, value for money, quality of accommodation, activities and cleanliness, guests awarded almost two thirds of all UK sites listed on the platform in 2021 an overall score of eight out of 10 and above. 

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Take a look at the following top five campsites in Cornwall: 

  1. Porthtowan Tourist Park - 9.9/10
    This is an award-winning park has modern facilities maintained to a high standard. There's a games room and adventure play area, a tourist information room and a food shop open daily, barbecues are also allowed on site too.
    £25.65 per night, two people
  2. Trewall Farm Campsite, Downderry - 9.9./10
    Trewall Farm Campsite is a truly Cornish stay with the sea never too far away, as the dog-friendly and family-friendly grassy pitches look right over the big blue – and Whitsand Bay (10 minutes’ drive) and Looe’s fishing town are right in view too (15 minutes’ drive for this traditional little place).
    £20 per night, two people
  3.  Dream Pods at Bobbys Lodge, St Austell - 9.9/10
    The Dream Pods At Bobby’s Lodge sit on a small quiet luxury site in Cornwall 10 minutes' drive from St. Austell.
     A separate bathroom with a pumping hot shower and a kitchen kitted out with fridge, toaster and microwave are all available.
    £65 per night, two people
  4.  Orchard Springs Campsite, Bodmin - 9.9/10
    Orchard Springs Campsite sits on a two-acre site on the outskirts of the town of Bodmin, but green fields and an orchard and stream give it a country escape feel.
    £20 per night, two people
  5.  Wheal Vreagh Farm, Helston - 9.9/10
    The site is about 15 minutes from the edge of the scenic Lizard Peninsula, putting plenty of stellar beach options including Praa Sands and Porthleven within easy reach.
    £30 per night, six people