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Need to Grab Some Gear for Your Camping Trip in Cornwall? We've Got You Covered!

What’s on, my Ansome?

Listen, we know it can be a bit of a pain planning and preparing everything you need for a holiday. Some of us don’t have big enough cars to bring everything we need. And sometimes, even if you manage it, accidents can always happen!

We’ve had to handle our fair share of mishaps over many years of camping trips, so we’re happy to help you out! We’ll let you know a few great shops around Helston where you can grab anything you’ll need on your trip.

In this post, we’re going to introduce you to 5 great local businesses that’ll sort out anything you need while you’re down in Helston on holiday.

Let’s get into it!

1. Where to get camping gear? - Outback Trading

If you find yourself in need of any camping gear, make sure you head on down to Outback Trading in the centre of Helston Town. It’s been the locals go to shop for any equipment since opening doors in 1998. The owner, Ian, has decades of experience in the industry and the staff at the store are all specialists in outdoor activities. You’ll find everything you need right here, so don’t worry if you get here and find out you accidentally left something at home!

2. Where to rent a bike? - Lakeside Cycles

Cycling has exploded in popularity over the last few years, but it can be difficult to transport your bikes over long distances. If you’re a fan of riding and want to enjoy the fantastic routes around the local area, make sure you head down to Lakeside Cycles to rent a bike! Awarded the best Bicycle Hire business in Cornwall after only a year in business. With a wide range of bicycles available, you’re certain to find something suitable for every member of your family. This one is a winner for sure!

3. Where to get surf gear? - The Edge of Adventure

If you’re into surfing or any kind of adventure sports, The Edge of Adventure have got all your needs covered. They specialise in all kinds of sports, with surf equipment, skate gear, and many more. If you’re intending to spend a lot of time in the ocean, we recommend looking into getting a rash vest and a wet suit! It’ll do your skin a world of good.

4. Where to pick up pet supplies? - Pets Pantry

Let’s not forget that your furry friends might be on holiday, too! If you find yourself in need of anything for your pets, head on down Helston town's main street and pop into Pets Pantry. They’ve got you covered for any foods, equipment or even pet toys. If you didn’t bring the dog with you, the least you can do is grab a souvenir for them on your way back!

5. Where to get… everything?! - Trago Mills

It’s a bit of a drive out from Roselidden House Camping, but if you venture on over to Falmouth and head to Trago Mills, you’ll find pretty much anything you’ll need! Their slogan is “Whatever you want!”, and they aren’t joking. If you find yourself in need of anything at all on your trip and you aren’t sure if you’ll be able to find it, visit Trago before you give up. It just might surprise you!

Time for a shopping spree!

So there you have it, pals. Our recommendations for shops around Helston that should cater to anything you need. We think we should have you covered for pretty much any eventuality! But please ask us at reception if there’s anything else you need.

If you have any other recommendations, we’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment and let us know.

Later on!


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