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Thanks everyone for your help. As far as staying in Tintagel goes, we always stay at Bossiney if we get down there during camping season, prob been about 10 times over the last few years and love the site. Not stayed in a caravan though. We was going to come down for a few days the beginning of October as it was a birthday of one of our friends living in the village there. We couldn't make it as the short breaks didn't cover what we wanted unfortunately. That was what we liked about Ocean Cove, they were pretty flexible as well as being very reasonable with their prices, oh and sometimes we'd get it through the sun offers too! Oh well, it's definately not gonna stop us from coming down to the village just probably have to reserve it for camping only.
It's sad to see Ocean Cove go - I've stayed there many times since the early sixties (around 20 times in all). In the early days all we could afford was the bottom field - No toilets or showers in the caravans - just the communal block. No running water at all in the caravans, in fact, we had to get it from a standpipe. To me Cornwall has always meant Tintagel, and Tintagel has always meant Ocean Cove – with it’s spectacular views over Bossiney Haven. I’ve seen the new owners web site at http://www.haulfryn.info/HHS/ocean/ and I doubt it will ever be the same.
Haulfryn have put the site out of the reach of the ordinary folk who have enjoyed and respected the beauty of this place over the years.
The yuppies will take it over, and spoil Bossiney and Tintagel in the same way that they have ruined Padstow and Rock.
I know there are other sites, but the views from Ocean Cove are breathtaking, and lift the spirit every time you visit, no matter what the weather!
My family and I have visited regularly,several times a year, in all weathers since the early 50's,when the site first opened, and made many friends locally, and used to regularly meet up on the last week of the season (end of September then) for a party in the tow-bar with Pat and Alan, and crew.
Lots of lovely memories, but sadly, the end of an era
I completely agree with you about the beauty from that spot and it is so sad that it has come to this. We have made lots of friends in the village too, and consider Tintagel to be a very special place, in fact it is like no other. The feeling there is just so relaxing and we feel completely at home there. I would hate for it to become over commercialised. It shouldt've no place for yuppies/townies and I hope it stays free of chavdom too. We're hoping to camp in Bossiney Cove this summer, as we couldn't make it last year but will always feel the loss of Ocean Cove.