You have probably just driven through Camelford on your way to more well-known destinations such as Polzeath, Port Issac or further down to St Ives. But you are missing a wonderful town to stop, enjoy a lovey walk by the River Camel, do a bit of shopping and have something to eat from a wide range of eateries. If you are in need of a hair cut or beauty treatment, there are plenty of places to choose from and often appointments are not necessary. There is also a hardware shop, post office and boutique stores such as Off the Rails or The Really Groovy Shop, which sees hundreds of people visiting to explore this eclectic shop full of hidden treasures and collectables.
Camelford has free parking for 2 hours, which gives plenty of time to explore this historic market town. There are 2 car parks – Churchfield Car Park (free for 2 hours, 50p per hour after then), and Clease Road Car Park (which is free)
Why not have a relaxing walk around our beautiful Enfield Park, located just behind the bandstand at Market Place. It boasts an under 12 children’s play area (train themed), outdoor gym equipment, zip wire, BBQ area, poetry bridge, bird hide and a delightful pond to sit by and watch the diverse wildlife. This park is great to stretch your legs and let your little ones let off a little steam!
There is also the Old Cattle Market (OCM) Skatepark at the other end of the town. This state of the art skatepark was built in 2018 and is very popular with all ages. It is suitable for skateboards, BMX and scooters.
Camelford has a Leisure Centre with swimming pool to cool down should you be fortunate enough to visit on a hot day. There is also golf at Bowood Golf Course, horse riding at Lakefield Equestrian, and if you are looking for some myths and legends, visit the nearby Arthurian Centre.