Globe Vale Site Review

Globe Vale Site Review

Globe Vale is one of our favourite sites to stay on. We first stayed here in 2016 in our very first caravan for the New Year period. It was our fourth stay in that particular caravan, and the heater packed up at 5pm on New Years Eve! We boiled water on the hob to keep the van warm! We struggled to find any form of heater, so we just put on more jumpers and kept warm watching TV! We have actually stayed here in all of our caravans that we've had over the years!

Anyway, I digress. The site is well maintained, and has multiple fully serviced hard standing pitches, and in the newer section these pitches are gigantic. During the summer months there are fields with grass pitches for tents too. The views from this site are amazing, and generally not obfuscated by other caravans due to the multiple levels around the site.

The facilities here are awesome. The toilet and shower amenities are plentiful, and are always spotlessly clean, my only criticism was that the water was too hot! It certainly took a moment to get used to the scalding H2O, but if I'm honest I'd rather it was too hot than too cold. Although, I'm not sure how a child would fair with water this hot! There is a separate disabled section, with coded access, and a laundry. The downside here is that the laundry automatically dispenses Persil Biological washing soap, which is not good for a lot of peoples skin.

There is a bar which is always well attended, and stocks local alcohol as well as your general beers and spirits. There are excellent recycling facilities with easy access.

Access to the site is easy, with the last half a mile slightly narrowed but with good passing places, and its easily accessible from the A30. There is an Aldi and a Tesco within 5 minutes of the site, and a couple of good farm shops nearby, Etheringtons is the closest, but we always go to Trevaskis Farm. The butcher at Trevaskis rolled me this sirloin for easter, and it was beautiful!

There are some amazing walks from Globe Vale, with the Coast to Coast path allowing you to walk between Portreath and Devoran. Along the path you can take in historic sites such as the first tramroads in Cornwall. This is a path that walkers and cyclists both adore, but beware as some cyclists do use it as a race track!

There are several beaches within easy reach of Globe Vale, we love taking the dogs to Portreath. You do need to be careful if you go surfing or swimming as there can be vicious currents there. If you want to go swimming, I would recommend going to Hayle, with its beautiful sand and plenty of lifeguards! We were pleasantly surprised to see that dogs are allowed on beaches all year round, but with a time restriction during July and August, so that they can only go on a beach after 6pm.

In summary, the site is well maintained and one we adore and will definitely go back to.

Jamie's Touring Scoring

Facilities: 9/10
Accessibility: 8/10
Surroundings: 10/10
Pitches: 10/10