Campsites in Bude, Cornwall

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Campsites in Bude for budget beach breaks in northern Cornwall

Bag yourself one of these campsites in Bude and have a hol spent close to one of the UK’s buffest bits of coastline. And not just with the aim of sauntering around staring at the views – this section of north Cornwall is a hotspot for sports like surfing, cycling and climbing as well as being easy on the eye.

Whatever you decide to get up to in this pristine part of the country, home to famed beaches like Summerleaze, Sandymouth and Crooklets, your break is sure to be bude-iful (sorry…) – and here are the top tips that’ll make it even better.

Comfortable campsites in Bude

This Cornish resort is an ace place to base yourself when you’re on a budget, with pitches starting from around a fiver. But it’s also fab if you fancy splashing the cash as glamping breaks in Bude are up for grabs here too. Look out for swanky pods with kingsize beds, private wetrooms and secluded outdoor spaces for trips with the other half; a campsite in Bude with a hot tub will ramp up the luxury factor even more.

Got your heart set on trying out some aquatic activities? You’re in the right place. Shack up next to the shoreline – there are campsites in Bude near the beach, close enough to the surfing breaks for you to sprint to the sea, board in hand, when the waves are at their best.

If you’re always keeping the environment in mind, go eco camping in Cornwall at an off-grid site with solar-powered showers and compost toilets, as well as staff who have a healthy respect for the planet.

Towing the tiddlers along? A holiday park with heaps of leisure facilities on site is your best bet, and Bude certainly delivers when it comes to amenities. Pick a place with a fishing pond, golf course and a sports barn if your family needs constant entertainment; younger kids will also be chuffed with sites home to farmyard animals, amusement arcades and indoor or outdoor swimming pools.

If you don’t have a specific idea of what sort of campsite in Bude you’re after, check out the filters on the left-hand side of the page for inspiration. You can browse by on-site facilities or look out for parks near everything from battlefields to birdwatching spots.

Things to do while camping in Bude

Just like the rest of Cornwall, Bude is an ace place for aquatic activities, with surfing being especially stellar here. If you’re an amateur, seek out one of the schools around the area dedicated to teaching tourists how to ride the waves; aficionados might also want to frequent these establishments for hiring any gear they might have forgotten.

Not so keen on getting bashed about in the swell? Have a calmer time gliding along the water, either on a paddleboard, pedal boat or canoe rentable from your campsite or a local provider, on the glassy water of the Bude Canal.

If you tend to avoid aqua-based antics, stick to dry land on a leisurely stroll along the South West Coast Path instead, which runs by the seaside without stopping. An especially dramatic part of the trail is at Crackington Haven’s 224-metre High Cliff, the tallest drop in southern Britain.

Spending time on the sand without stepping foot in the water is also possible in Bude, with a handful of popular beaches to select from. Summerleaze’s wide stretch of shoreline has ample room for families to spread out, plus a tidal sea pool’s on the northern side for dips. Crooklets, meanwhile, has rockpools aplenty for nippers to paddle in while hunting out crabs.

Has a break in Bude whetted your appetite for stays in other south-western coastal resorts? Then check out the campsites and holiday parks around Woolacombe in north Devon next.

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