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7.9

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General

  • Family-run farm site
  • A mile from the beaches and town centre of Bude
  • Animals to feed and a shell craft studio on site

If you're staying close to Cornish beaches, you might want to do something with your seashells. Such is the state of affairs at Atlantic Camping near Bude, a site so family-friendly it's set up its own shell craft studio for small (and big) sorts to craft their foraged shells into ornaments or use them to decorate bits and pieces like pots, mirrors and picture frames.

And the kids might like the menagerie in the adjacent field too. Greeting – and feeding – the chickens, turkeys, geese, sheep, three alpacas and a donkey all living right next to the site are usually a big hit with small guests: just ask a member of staff for feed if you want to dispense dinner.

Atlantic Camping is a family-run farm campsite, set within 26 acres of farmland, a mile from the surfing beaches of north Cornwall's Bude. The farm entrance is set directly on the Atlantic Highway (the A39, the main road past Bude) so is easily accessible to all vehicle types, but the campsite part is set well back from the road on the other side of the farm: no traffic noise here.

The planted-out pitches are set among two and a half acres of well-mown grass, with a climbing frame and ball game area for the kids. Amenities include a washing-up area with four sinks, and a toilet and shower block with six showers and seven toilets, including a disabled toilet and one with baby-changing facilities.

The pubs, restaurants and attractions of Bude town centre are a 20-minute walk from the farm: bring a torch if you're coming or going at night.


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7.9

Overall rating based on 47 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

 

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Quiet spot, friendly 05/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet spot, friendly

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Great site which is quiet and clean 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Elena C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff very friendly and informative.
    Plenty of space
    Toilets were clean and easy to get to
    Quiet and close to Bude
    Showers were warm

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll in the toilet I went in

From the manager...

Campers must bring their own toilet paper.
Our wifi is mainly for guest in our Surf Pods and cottages (hence the connection isn't good at the campsite) however we are happy to let our campers used it free-of -charge.

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Good site near everything, decent pitches, clean toilets + showers 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sharon S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitches are defined by tall shrubs giving u privacy

    Disliked: 

    Not quite enough toilets + showers
    Despite 10pm quiet time rule rather noisy older campers

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Friendly staff, pitch was soft and clean 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Judy L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were friendly. Simple to get in and out. Provided numbers and websites to restaurants and attractions locally.

    Disliked: 

    A little far away from everything, toilets not great.

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Probably wouldn't stay again. 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tom S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet at night. Facilities well maintained. Dogs and cats wondering about so very relaxing atmosphere. Safe for kids to run about.

    Disliked: 

    Stinging nettles around the electric hookup on pitch 1. No one at reception at 1400... didn't turn up until 1445 said they were stuck in Bude...
    Should leave earlier if you have guests turning up.

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Excellent site with clean facilities. 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carl R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness of the site.
    Quiet site, especially after 10pm.
    Showers were excellent!

    Disliked: 

    Open air washing up, but there was one under cover and it wasn't a problem during our stay.

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All the basics, for reasonable price. 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rachel_w184728 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice clearly defined and spacious pitches, lovely landscaping; shrubs adding a bit of privacy, reasonably priced.

    Disliked: 

    Slightly remote location. (Although one could obviously work that out looking at a map🙂)
    A bit more signage indicating additional toilets and recycling etc. would be nice.

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Fantastic site definitely recommend 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom rozanna w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice friendly site, great base to tour from being so close to A39. Little shop for "sugar & milk etc " nearly everyone that we spoke to had stayed before one family had been going every year for 6years. We will definitely be staying again. Slightly sloping but not a problem for us and good size pitches. The photos of the site don't do it justice. Showers cleaned every morning and smelt nice and clean. Great park for the younger children and field for ball games. Wifi available but was a bit slow and patchy. Had mobile signal so not a problem.

    Disliked: 

    Though the showers were clean and nice hot water they didn't drain very well so stood in water ( own water but shoes got wet) and I found it difficult to dress when floor was so wet. Whilst there were hooks for clothes the shower did get them wet so next time I took a bag (waterproof) to keep them dry.

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Pleasant site with trees and play area. The shell workshop ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Danny A. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pleasant site with trees and play area.
    The shell workshop is a lovely and unusual touch.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are very close together.
    Showers and toilets are very basic.
    Not a great location - nothing realistically in walking distance.

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Other than shower/toilet blocks everything was great 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sam w. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was very clean & everybody was nice & welcoming

    Disliked: 

    could do with a better toilet & shower block although they kept it all very clean

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Atlantic Farm, Atlantic Highway (A39) Bude, Cornwall, England, EX23 8LY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8174°N 4.5250°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
Bideford: Quay Coach Stop — 19.7 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 23.9 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 24.8 miles
Sampford Courtenay Rail Station — 25.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 19.8 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.9 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 22.0 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 33.2 miles

Directions


By car:
Take the M5 to Exeter and leave at Junction 31. Follow the A30 dual carriageway and take the A386 signposted Bude onto the A3079 via Halwill to the A3072 via Holsworthy to Bude.

Or:
Take the M5 to Exeter, the A30 to Launceston, then B3254 to Bude.

By train:
To Exeter St Davids (EXD) Railway Station – then route X9 First National Coach to Bude.

By coach:
National Express to Exeter Coach Station - then route X9 First National to Bude.

The entrance to the site is directly on the main road, between the first and second turnings into Bude town. The entrance is signposted Atlantic Farm (old name West Grove Farm).

Warning: If you are following a satnav, the postcode EX23 8LY will take you to the Bude-Stratton Business Park, the turning of which is 200m before the entrance to our site on the left if you are travelling southbound, and 200m after our site if you are travelling northbound. Please note that our actual postcode, EX23 9TG, does not work - it will take you off down country lanes, and not to our entrance. You can also use the coordinates 50.81762 - 4.52714, to find us if you prefer.

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

The beaut beaches of Bude are rightly famed for their golden sands, clean water and surfing breaks: get along to Summerleaze and Crooklets within Bude for surf, and to the National Trust-managed Sandymouth for a quieter vibe via its steep ravine.

The long sands and popular surfing waves of Widemouth Bay are a few miles from Bude, Crackington Haven is within eight miles, and the family-friendly beach of Northcott Mouth is a top spot nearby for rockpooling.

In Bude town, spend a morning wandering around the harbour and Bude's buildings including the oldest in town, Quay Cottage, and the heritage centre now housed in Bude Castle. Then, perhaps, a pint, lunch or pasty before tackling the local stretch of the also-famed South West Coast Path, from Bude Canal to Crackington Haven, and then further south to Boscastle and Tintagel…?

Horse riding, cycling, ten-pin bowling, fishing, tennis and golf are all available in the region too: ask the Atlantic Camping team for its top tips.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (14.6 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.0 miles)
  • Rock Beach (25.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (14.3 miles)
  • Tintagel Old Post Office (14.6 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

General
Generators are not permitted.
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.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10.30pm and 7.30am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/06 and 01/09.
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8am to 11am and from 3pm to 6pm between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10.30pm and 7.30am.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Additional terms

Please note, reception closes at 6pm however the warden will be able to check you in up to 7pm (please call while on your way). Strictly no arrivals after this time.

Bricks for barbecues to prevent grass damage are available to borrow (please ask a member of staff).

Some amenities may be restricted according to demand at the beginning and end of the season, this includes the on-site shop.

American Diner is shut until further notice.

The wooden play area is for under 11s only.

Bins are provided for your day-to-day rubbish. Please do not use them to leave broken equipment, groundsheets, surfboards etc. or you incur a £50 fine.

We have facilities for biodegradable toilet chemicals. Unfortunately we are unable to dispose of blue chemicals.

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