Summer Road Trip – Diary – Day Eleven – Back Up North, Calling at Dawlish Warren & Brean

Today is the day we head back up North and leave the lovely Cornwall Coast behind.

Waking up for the last time in Cornwall I felt a little sad to be leaving beach life behind as I often do when I leave the coast. I woke early this morning too. I actually saw the sun rising above the campsite.

When the rest of Camp Spencer woke we quickly packed up and headed off. Our first stop was a little unplanned stop but there were lots of traffic and roadworks making the journey pretty slow.

Dawlish Warren

After pulling into a packed car park Teignmouth the car park attendant advised us to head instead to Dawlish Warren.

Dawlish Warren is a little seaside town. Full of Beach Shops and cafes with an amusement park near the beach. A little more commercialized than the beach days we’ve had in cornwall.

Nevertheless we needed to stretch our legs and let the kids run off some steam. So we headed to the beach which was packed full of people enjoying the sunshine. We let ours run through the nature area and decided to head to the amusement park.

We spent a good hour or more on the rides and then went for ice cream

The rides were just one token each and you could get 20 tokens for £20 which is quite reasonable really I thought.

Afterwards it was time to pack up again and off to where we through we might wild camp for the night – As far as wild gets in a motorhome with al mod-cons.


We got to brean and decided that maybe we should just head to our actual camp instead. All car parks shut at night and the on street parking looked pretty cramped. So fish N Chips for dinner followed by an hour on the slots.

The kids really enjoy the 2p slots even the little two loved it. The one we found also came with a complimentary cuppa.

So on northwards to California Touring Park. Where we arrived around 10.30pm It was dark and there was no one to meet us just a key for the gate with the number for our pitch on!

After a few minutes searching we eventually found what we hope is the right one.

Friday next and the little Twins birthday!

Nina, Chris & The Kids x


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