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Wideacres Camping: Wonderful views!

General

  • Family-run site in Cornwall, a five-minute drive from Boscastle
  • Crackington, Trebarwith and Bude beaches within a 20-minute drive
  • A 50-minute drive to Padstow and an hour from the Eden Project

Watersports and walks, Thomas Hardy’s wife, ancient rock carvings and a museum of witchcraft… what haven’t they got at Wideacres Camping?

Everyone will have wide smiles on this hilltop site above Boscastle in north Cornwall: it’s a spacious spot with room for everyone to stretch out and take in the views, the sea breezes and the sheer sense of glee that comes from being outdoors, up high, and beside the sea…

The proprietors have thought hard about things that matter to their visitors: hot showers and clean facilities in the spacious washrooms and washing-up area for pots and pans, and a bar where you can pick up cool drinks. You can park where you stay and frazzle your bangers alfresco on a barbecue, and, so you know where to find the kids when the dinner’s ready, there’s a great playground for them right on site.

The 16th-century harbour town of Boscastle is a five-minute drive away or a leisurely valley walk downhill (though bear in mind it’ll be uphill coming back). As well as being a very handsome spot, forever featuring in TV shows and films, it’s home to a decent spread of pubs and eateries and the fab Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

Please note

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

A cable measuring at least 12 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 241 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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Nice no fuss campsite with everything we needed.14/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We were surprised how quiet Wideacres was during our stay. The view of the coast was amazing with rolling hills and facing west to watch the sunset. Facilities inc good hot showers, clean loos, an indoor washing up area with hot water and freezer. There is a bar, although we didn’t use it.

    Would definitely stay there again if in the area. Visited Boscastle & Harbour, Tintagel, Port Quin, Port Isaac and Bodmin, all in easy travel distance.

    No fuss campsite with friendly owners. The grass was freshly mown and pitch was level. Thank you 😊

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Excellent location, good and friendly staff01/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil H.Confirmed

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    Excellent location, good and friendly staff

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Great site, good facilities, lovely view.20/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Clean, safe campsite with decent washing up/toilets/shower facilities with recycling and rubbish bins. The park was small but certainly big enough to keep children entertained. The view to the sea was gorgeous, wonderful sunsets. Loved the on-site bar, really cosy. Useful farm shop down the road and Boscastle itself just a few minutes drive away. This campsite has a lovely, peaceful vibe (quieter than expected for Easter). Thanks to the friendly owners for running such a great site and because of this we will certainly be back.

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    No wi-fi that we found, although we didn't ask. Good mobile reception though.

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10/10 on all counts, clean, friendly, beautiful views, child friendly19/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Absolutely loved staying at Wideacres! The facilities were great, very clean. The owners were lovely and friendly and the site itself was small enough to know where the children were at all times but big enough for them to explore. The view was gorgeous. We especially loved our daily visit from the chickens and kitty cats. The play area gave the children somewhere safe to congregate and the bar was an added bonus for us adults! We will definitely be back in the summer!

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Beautiful view. Friendly staff19/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLaurent L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Beautiful view. Friendly staff

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All of it, really good facilities, very friendly people and …11/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    All of it, really good facilities, very friendly people and beautiful views

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Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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Fabulous site. Highly recommend.28/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The friendly welcome by the owners, the chickens that came to greet us at our caravan every day, the location, the quirkiness of the site the excellent shower and the bar!! What a great addition. Fabulous site.

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    Nothing.

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Lovely family run site27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLisa M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We had a lovely long weekend here. This site is family run and they are all very friendly and helpful.

    We used the electric pitches which are very roomy and had no issues at all. All the facilities you need are there.

    The views as you look out of your tent are amazing and we had the chickens and cats come to see us on a daily basis.

    As a base you have a range of places you can visit each day. Boscastle is about a 5-10 minute drive and Padstow & Newquay are only 50 minutes drive,

    We would definately visit again.

    Thank you for a lovely stay

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    The only thing I wasn't to keen on was the shared unisex toilets and showers but this isn't too major.

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A lovely place to stay with footpaths to nearby Boscastle …23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMel S.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    A lovely place to stay with footpaths to nearby Boscastle and plenty of animals... a friendly ginger cat, some cheeky chickens and inquisitive cows. All the facilities are clean and work well and the hosts are more than helpful. Well worth a stay especially as a lone traveller as it feels nice and safe.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

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Location

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  • Wideacres, St Juliot, Boscastle, Cornwall, England, PL35 0BU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6965°N 4.6567°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Strand — 10.4 miles
Lidl Superstore — 14.7 miles
Lidl Superstore — 14.7 miles
Train stations
Bodmin Parkway Rail Station — 17.3 miles
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 19.0 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 19.1 miles
Ferry ports
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 15.8 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 16.3 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 24.6 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 23.1 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Once Boscastle has cast its spell on you, you could conjour up a picnic and walk a short way on the famed South West Coast Path to Warren Point, for sandwiches with world-beating views. Or to immerse yourself in literary history, take the path from the site to the church at St Juliot, where Thomas Hardy met his future wife while doing a survey on the buildings.

If you’ve caught the bug for big walks, you can carry on along the South West Coast Path a few hundred miles to Poole; alternatively, join it in Boscastle and ramble the locality taking in waterfalls at St Nectan’s Glen (10 minutes’ drive away) and the plunging gorge and Bronze Age rock carvings of Rocky Valley before winding up at secluded Bossiney Cove (15 minutes). Another cracking clifftop option is to walk to Tintagel (15 minutes by car) to see the castle and the medieval chapel up on Glebe Cliff.

For beach days, it’s a 10-minute trip to Crackington, while Trebarwith and Bude with all its wind- and wave-powered watersports options are 20 minutes away. There’s more high-energy stuff on offer at Bideford’s Ultimate Activity Centre, an hour away, including stand-up paddleboarding, laser tag and assault courses.

Staying at Wideacres, you’re well situated for day trips to the top Cornwall spots: Padstow’s harbour and seafood scene is a 50-minute drive, it’s an hour to the Eden Project, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are far from hard to find, an hour and 10 minutes away.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (5.0 miles)
  • Rock Beach (15.6 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (18.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (4.8 miles)
  • Lawrence House (13.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please collect your tent tag from the pot wash room in the lower field.

Wideacres Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Wideacres Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Wideacres Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wideacres Camping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Wideacres Camping? Once Boscastle has cast its spell on you, you could conjour up a picnic and walk a short way on the famed South West Coast Path to Warren Point, for sandwiches with … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wideacres Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please collect your tent tag from the pot wash room in the lower field.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Wideacres Camping? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 12 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

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