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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.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

The site has facilities for biodegradable toilet chemicals, but unfortunately not for blue chemicals.


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7.7

Overall rating based on 73 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

68% would stay here again.

 

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There seemed to be no hard standing at all on ... 03/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    There seemed to be no hard standing at all on the site, but the owners were really accommodating in letting us park our camper in the middle of the pathway so we didn’t get stuck. There was only us and one other camper as it’s out of season but I wouldn’t like to park there in season on the grass as it’s all on a gradient and as you know in the U.K. the grass never really dries out. The toilets and showers were very basic but well maintained and clean.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing really not to like about the site it’s just very basic.

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Quite place to stay 01/01/2019

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

    Nice and quiet. Close to the facilities. Easy to set up and was clean.

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Great little weekend getaway. 05/11/2018

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

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

    Good location with nice large pitches surrounded by bushes for privacy.

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Anonymous user

Lovely site divided pitches, lovely and quiet, Lidl and . ... 10/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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

    Lovely site divided pitches, lovely and quiet, Lidl and . B+ m etc nearby and close to Bude town and beach.
    Only fault was could not empty our toilet some sort of problem not good to have to bring it home to empty.

    Disliked: 

    Charged £3 for our tiny dog

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Well kept site, generous pitch size, helpful email detailing pitch ... 04/09/2018

sparkz1975

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  • Liked: 

    Well kept site, generous pitch size, helpful email detailing pitch and advising to go straight to it if we didn't need any assistance, working facilities, a member of staff coming to find me with the groundsheet I ordered and had delivered to the site.

    Honesty shop with ice block freezing facility and most things well signposted...

    Disliked: 

    Davros and Katie Hopkins patrolling the site at 22.00 informing anyone that dare speak above a whisper that SILENCE MEANS SILENCE whilst shining a bright torch in your face....

    Seriously, I could understand if we were having a massive party but we weren't, just a small group of people sitting around a bbq having a chat after some freshly caught fish, another couple not far from us had family members staying in the surf pods and they had to come up to the grass campsite as campsite guests are not allowed to socialize at the surfpods, they were also told that silence means silence and as a result their family returned to the surf pods in disbelief at how they had been spoken to..

    Davros, who I assume is the owner scooting about the site in an electric buggy is extremely rude labeling us "a pain in the arse" and at one point demanding our friends tent be taken down immediately. As it happens they went home as they only live round the corner and the actions of the owners ruined the kids treat of a night under the stars with their friends from London...

    Check ALL the rules before you book, I didn't, if I had I would have been put off and gone elsewhere, I won't be coming back which is a shame as you have a beautiful site with a horrendous ogre for an owner.....

    Atlantic Camping, do yourself a favour and address how the owner speaks to guests, look up diplomacy, the way we were spoken to on our last night far outweighed the great customer service we received before and on arrival...

From the manager...

Calls from campers being disturbed led us to go to the site only to find a large group starting a fire at 10pm forming a rowdy gathering, inviting non campers to join them. This site is for camping guests only. As a family site it is just unacceptable for a disregard of others enjoyment and safety.

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level pitches 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jannie c. Confirmed

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

    Ease of booking through pitch up. Access to nearby beaches and Bude town.

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We would definitely come back 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful views, easy to find, friendly atmosphere, clean facilities, highly recommended.

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eco attitude. site was also convenient for Bude - kids ... 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin C. Confirmed

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

    eco attitude. site was also convenient for Bude - kids playground a bonus.

    Disliked: 

    felt like they wanted to tick the box to say they had showers by building a little box about the size the tick went it..

    pitches a bit close to the row behind us. so left right had space but could hear every word of the peopel in the tent right behind us

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Anonymous user

Nice area surrounded by nature. 28/08/2018

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

    Nice area surrounded by nature.

    Disliked: 

    Facilities aren't great. Not very clean. Cold water in toilets. Showers kept running out of hot water. Hard to walk anywhere as of main roads.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, you can walk out of the farm for 3 miles without meeting a main road, you can get to the beach or follow the old canal path, or you can walk to the ancient village of Stratton . There are also signposts from the drive to direct you to Bude on pavements and without going on the main road (although you do have to cross the A39 once).

Our facilities are simple but are clean and tidy. We are a basic family run farm campsite.

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Anonymous user

Great site 28/08/2018

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

    Great overall

    Disliked: 

    Would of been got to have lights in the shower..showering in the dark very interesting.
    and warm water.

From the manager...

Thank for the comments. The showers at the top don't have lights as they are only in use in the summer months but the toilets do.

At the bottom there are lights in every unit.

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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 train/coach:
To Exeter St Davids (EXD) Railway or Coach stations, take route X9 First National Coach 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 the site on the left if you are travelling southbound, and 200m after the site if you are travelling northbound. Please note that the actual postcode, EX23 9TG, will take you off down country lanes, and not the entrance.

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception closes at 6pm however the warden will be able to check you in up to 9pm (please call while on your way). Strictly no arrivals after this time.

Atlantic Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Atlantic Camping will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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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.

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 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
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

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

The wooden play area is for under 11s only.

The site has facilities for biodegradable toilet chemicals, but unfortunately not for blue chemicals.

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