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General

  • Family breaks or peaceful couples' getaways on the north Cornish coast
  • Half a mile from Crooklets beach and less than a mile from Summerleaze
  • Kids' club, pool and evening entertainment on site

There are many things one could big up about Bude Holiday Resort in Cornwall. First, the location: within a mile of two of the best beaches in the country and close to the National Trust clifftop walks of the Cornish coast. (There's even a private footpath from the park leading cliffwards. And dogs are allowed on site – yes, those last two statements are connected.)

Second, third, fourth and fifth, all the stuff to do on site, which is pretty much all you need for a family hol: heated outdoor pool open from May until September, a playground, amusement arcade and loads of leisure facilities including show, bingo and discos run nightly in the Atlantic Bar by the amicable entertainment team. (The accommodation price includes access to all park facilities including kids' club, pool and evening entertainment.)

Also on site are centrally-heated amenities (newly refurbished in 2017) including free hot showers, launderette, dishwashing facilities, dog wash area, Elsan point and wetsuit drying facilities.

Finally, does your ideal holiday include a kids' club? Surfing Sami and pals will keep your sprogs busy in the evening, with the kids' club running alongside the grownup entertainment in the Atlantic Bar. Is that the sound of parents around the land erupting into cheers...?

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

As of August 2017, the park is undergoing an upgrade and some elements of improvements are ongoing, so please expect limited development work on site and an uneven access road until that point. Also please note that if you have booked your trip for business purposes, the site does not allow any trade or commercial vehicles onto the park.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 89 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

 

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Nice clean campsite. Good value but only for short stays. 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Good that you get to pitch anywhere. Toilet block was modern and clean. Children's entertainment in the evening is good. Nice outdoor pool but only in good weather. Good location. Not far from beach and coastal paths.

    Disliked: 

    Amusements were small and very limited. Member of staff in there both nights cery rude and grumpy looking. Bar area very small and very dated diner to eat. Need more variety of activities in evening. Outdoor pool needs to be heated if no indoor pool offered as was far too cold for us all to stay in for long. However they are going through refurbishments so hopefully a lot of these issues will be addressed.

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Don't waste your money! 16/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom samantha_r646138 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location for Bude beaches and walks with the family and dog. Swimming pool lovely and new shower & toilet block nice and modern.

    Disliked: 

    Minor disruptions on site?!?! More like MAJOR! After camping here last year and found it to be a lovely site we decided to return .... wish we hadn't bothered! Tent pitch field had been moved to back of site by road. Field was packed upon arrival was offered a choice of two pitches, one by side of road on churned up mud from traffic or one squeezed in between two other campers, who were annoyed that we had to invade their space and left a gap of less than a metre between tents (I'm sure policy is 3mtrs between tents for safety!) Childrens play area & swimming pool would've been great if they weren't so far away from where we were camped and if they weren't smack bang in the middle of the construction site going on! Also, there was nowhere to put waste water other than down the sinks in the dishwashing area. When I complained I was just looked at like I had two heads! No apology for major disruption or the obviously over packed site, nothing! Can't believe they still charged as much for the pitch with all the disruption going on, and I feel the extra charge for bringing a dog even though the only facilities available for them is the dog poo bin! Not happy at all .... as you can tell 😂

From the manager...

Dear samantha_r646138,
Thank you for leaving us a review on pitchup from your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear you liked the location, we are very lucky to be in such a beautiful part of Cornwall along with the private access to the coastal path which is great for long dog walks.
We did not intend on providing camping for customers this season, however as the demand was so high we allocated our empty overflow field for campers to use during the Summer holidays, the extreme wet weather we have experienced, has made the field very wet which unfortunately is out of our control. The camping has proved to be very popular so i can only appologise you did not feel you had enough space to pitch your tent. The swimming pool and children's play area are situated in a central location in the middle of the park between the camping/touring field and the static caravan area, we feel the allows all guests equal access to these facilities. We appologise you felt the site is undergoing major disruption however the only work going on during your stay with us, is in the new sales development area which is not near to the camping area.

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Pitch on a slope in water logged Field. Great for kids . 12/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Victoria H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely site for caravans or touring caravan. Really clean toliets and showers. Kids loved the swimming pool. Great in good weather as it's outdoors. Evening entertainment good. Repeated after a few nights. Great place for family.

    Disliked: 

    It's still like a building site in the centre. We were in tents and a very small water logged Field which after rain fall everyone's cars got stuck in the mud. Everyone helping each other out to get cars out. The management was made aware of how had the condition was but not alot done about it. Shop on site doesn't sell much and not alot of useful things. Rows of cheap toys. But not much groceries.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the site and found the toilet and shower block to be clean - housekeeping will be pleased to hear of this feedback as they work every hard to maintain the levels of cleanliness on park. We are thrilled the children enjoyed the pool and entertainment. Unfortunately our shop is franchised out meaning we have no control over what items are stocked there. We are sorry about the condition of the camping field however we did experience high levels of rain which as you can imagine doesn't take long for the ground to become water logged. We hope you will visit us again in the future.

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Probably will be nice eventually but currently pretty disappointing. 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice new facilities are coming in place.

    Disliked: 

    Showers over flowed trays so toilets permently flooded, with no cleaning them all day on the Sunday. The pool says its heated but it freezing. Camping field is on a slope so doesn't make for a comfy nights sleep and no street lights between the entertainment area down to the camping area. Play area aimed at children 7/8 + my little people couldn't play easily.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are sorry you were not happy with your recent stay with us. The shower block is cleaned frequently throughout the day and we appologise you found them to be flooded during your stay. I will pass on your comments regarding lighting when coming back from the bar and entertainment and see if this can be improved. We hope you will come back to the park again.

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Very helpful staff. 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom wendy_w204033 Confirmed

  • Atlantic 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff. Location.
    Good price - but was half the normal price. Full price would have been too expensive.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy one night. Staff dealt with it well.
    Caravan not totally clean.
    Missing basics - oven gloves, potato peeler that worked, washing up liquid, complementary tea and coffee and milk to start with, draining board stand, bin too small.
    Wifi very slow.

From the manager...

Dear wendy,
Thank you for leaving us a review from your recent stay with us. I appologise about the noise disruption you experienced one night and am glad to hear it was dealt with well. We do have welcome packs available for guests to purchase allowing tea, coffee, sugar, bacon etc to be in your caravan ready and waiting for you upon your arrival. I will pass the cleanliness issues and equipment comments onto our housekeeping team.

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Great 5 night stay - very clean 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Olivia H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Resort Classic 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff on reception when checking in. Caravan very clean and tidy. Everything we needed inside. Evening entertainment for the kids every evening was fantastic they loved it! Drinks & food reasonably priced. Platter for the evening was fab!

    Disliked: 

    That we looked to book for next year and seen how much is has gone up.

    The road leading to the caravan
    site = holes everywhere - lorries and trucks coming down the single lane trying to pass us at times very scary!

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your review, It's great to hear you found the girls on reception to be friendly, they do all they can to assist our guests. Our housekeeping team work hard to ensure the caravans are clean and equipped so they will be pleased to hear of your review. The new platters from the Diner are receiving such good reviews as they are such good value for money. If you give us a call direct we hope to be able to help you out with the price for next year - its always worth checking our websites for any promotional offers.

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Very good site and brilliant location. 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Ocean Elite Plus 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Caravan was very good, better standard than I expected, clean and had everything needed. The site play area and pool were very good and clean. Location was brilliant with 3 beaches within walking distance and another 2 a short drive away. Bude is a lovely town and has everything you will need.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for leaving us a fantastic review, its so lovely to hear you were pleasantly surprised with your accommodation, the Elite Plus range are fantastic. We are lucky to be in such a beautiful part of Cornwall with beaches on our doorstep. We hope to see you back here again.

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staff should check accomadation before arrival of guests. 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Michael D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Resort Classic 3 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clubhouse entertainment and pool.

    Disliked: 

    Basic caravan

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to hear you would recommend us and would visit again. The new pool is proving to be very popular with guests and glad you enjoyed it. The Classic Resort is one of our older 3 bedroom caravan's and is slightly more dated, we are sorry you did not like this. We hope to see you again and would recommend our Elite Plus Ocean 3 bedroom caravans.

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Was not aware of re furb prior to arriving, enjoyable stay lovely area 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorraine S. Confirmed

  • Atlantic 2 bedroom static caravan
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean well equipped caravan, nice part or the complex, staff very helpful

    Disliked: 

    The site is going through Major re furbishments ,construction going on all round the site ,the pool and children's play area are situated right in the middle of it all although safely fenced off with construction fencing. Access road very poor full of large pot holes and road through site very muddy when raining. Contractors working most days noise can be heard from about 08.30 am until late afternoon. Will be nice when finished

From the manager...

Thank you for leaving us a review. We can only appologise you did not receive an email informing you of the work going on on site. Our beer garden is now complete so there is no work going on in the static caravan area of the park. The Access road is a public bridleway however as part of our development we are in fact re-surfacing this road in the very near future. We are pleased to hear you found the caravan to be well equipped and the staff helpful - our staff here do aim to look after all our guests to the highest of standards. We hope to be able to welcome you back to the site once the development is complete.

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The place to relax and have a comfort of a home 05/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Khalid A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Platinum 3 bedroom static caravan (pet free)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely accommodation, the caravans we were staying in was clean and well equipped. Great location.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review from your recent stay with us. The range of caravan you holidayed in are brand new for this season so it is great to hear our customers are happy with and would recommend them to others. We are very fortunate with our location here at Bude being so close to the beautiful beaches and just a short walk into town. We hope to see you back here again soon.

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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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Location

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  • Maer Lane Bude, Cornwall, England, EX23 9EE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8427°N 4.5482°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 1.0 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 16.5 miles
Westward Ho!: Nelson Rd Coach Stop — 19.2 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 25.4 miles
Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 25.8 miles
Barnstaple Rail Station — 26.5 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 19.3 miles
Appledore Ferry Landing — 21.4 miles
Instow Ferry Landing — 21.5 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 33.9 miles

Directions


From Kilkhampton
Head south-west on the A39 toward Bude, turn right onto Stratton Road, head south-west on Stratton Road/​A3072 and take a slight right onto Bencoolen Road.
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto The Strand, and turn right toward Belle Vue, turn left onto Belle Vue, turn left onto Crooklets Road then turn right towards Maer Down Road.
Take the first left onto Maer Down Road. Maer Down Road turns slightly right and becomes Maer Lane and our site is on your left.

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

Miles upon miles of cracking beaches for sandcastle-building and surfing are all around Bude: Crooklets and Summerleaze are closest within a mile of the park, but others like Widemouth Bay, Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth Bay and Duckpool are all musts as well. Surfboard and wetsuit hire is in Bude, along with four surf schools.

All is seriously scenic on land too: appreciate it at its best with coast and countryside walks along the South West Coast Path or the miles of public footpaths for dog and human walks, or by a ramble around Bude Marshes or one of the several nature reserves of north Cornwall.

Also easy to find around Bude are three golf clubs, five riding schools (a trot on the beach?), two leisure centres and activity centres for clay pigeon shooting, climbing, kayaking and archery.

Or travel a little further afield for Cornwall's most topping attractions like the Eden Project near St Austell, the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and the Crealy Great Amusement Park at Wadebridge.

Over the border in north Devon, have a day trip to the rather fab RHS Rosemoor Gardens in Great Torrington, and another two trips taking the kids to the Milky Way theme park and award-winning The Big Sheep, both at Bideford.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (15.2 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.2 miles)
  • Rock Beach (26.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (15.3 miles)
  • Lawrence House (16.3 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Please call when you are on your way if you will be arriving after 6pm. Check in at Atlantic Bar usually available for late arrivals.

Bude Holiday Resort cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to the management's discretion (no guarantees can be given and you will be charged at £20 for any alterations made).

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

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

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. Bude Holiday Resort 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.

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
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 fee.

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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 31/03 and 20/10.
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 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/03 and 31/12.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 31/08.
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
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 26/05 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/11 and 28/02.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 04/03 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
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

The kids' club is part of evening entertainment only.

Out of peak season, entertainment activities and facilities may have varying opening times and are subject to last-minute changes due to minimum participation number requirements. This is subject to the management's discretion.

Camping pods: occupancy is strictly limited to 2 adults and 2 children. Occupancy cannot exceed this number with no exceptions made.

As of August 2017, the park is undergoing an upgrade and some elements of improvements are ongoing, so please expect limited development work on site and an uneven access road until that point. Also please note that if you have booked your trip for business purposes, the site does not allow any trade or commercial vehicles onto the park.

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