We decided to try a different route to Cornwall last year (just catching up now!) stopping on the way at the Somerset coastal village of Blue Anchor. Yes, that is a strange name!. Blue Anchor is in the parish of Old Cleeve, close to Carhampton in the Somerset West and Taunton district of North Somerset. The village takes its name from a 17th-century inn; the Blue Anchor Bay, which was previously known as Cleeve.

As you near the coast, there is an attractive railway station with the beautiful blue sea as a background.

The campsite turns out to be a huge grass field with just one other motorhome already there.

A richly coloured inn sign as we drive in. Yes, there is a pub next to the campsite! Alfie certainly enjoyed the almost empty beach a stone’s throw away!

I love the curly ironwork!

Back across the road to spend our first night of the holiday – nice and quiet!