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- Pick your own pitches at this back to basics camping field in Cornwall
- A five-minute walk from Bude and the South West Coast Path
- Spacious hilltop pitches; barbecues and dogs permitted
With a splendid clifftop setting on the north Cornwall coast, Efford Down Campsite is a no-frills spot in a farm field that's great for family breaks. Located five minutes' walk from Bude and its independent boutiques, cafés, pubs and arty shops, it's also within easy strolling distance of supermarkets for picking up self-catering supplies.
There’s plenty to do outdoors too: a five-minute walk will see you surfing off Summerleaze beach, or you can potter down to Bude Sea Pool for a swim in less than 10 minutes. There’s also direct access to the South West Coast Path from the campsite, for action-packed days hiking headlands, or gentler ambles along Bude Canal and around the fishing harbour.
But that’s not all – there are canoe and mountain bike rentals, pony trekking and golf courses all within a few minutes' drive, and you can try your hand at coasteering, sea kayaking and surf kayaking from local activity centres too.
There are no designated pitches, so please pick your own camping spot from what’s available when you arrive in the gently sloping field. Simple facilities at the site include running water, toilets, showers and plenty of space to park cars by your pitch.
Open from 28/05/2022 to 03/09/2022
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Minimum spacing of 2 metres between pitches.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Bookings must not consist of more than 4 different households.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Anyone bringing a campervan must also have a small tent as well.
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Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Campervan or Trailer tent or Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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Near to the town, clean and easy !
Love IT ! Loads of space, clean toilets and showers! …
Amazing staff and very friendly would definitely come back again
From the manager...
Geddon Mr & Mrs Annonymous,
Thank you for visiting Efford Camping. We hope to see you again next time :)
Simple pop-up campsite in an excellent location.
From the manager...
Geddon Rowan C!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay.
We are very pleased that you had nice time on our quiet, simple and friendly site.
Lots off love xx
Lots of space in the field to choose where to …
From the manager...
Thank you for your review.
We are super pleased you had a nice time. It sounds like you have the right vibe for our relaxed campsite. We would love you to come and stay again.
loads of love xx
From the manager...
Thank you for your simple review of our simple site x
Capacity reduced to increase social distancing
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
More frequent emptying of bins
Staggered showering times
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 0.2 miles
0.2 miles Nelson Road — 20.0 miles
20.0 miles Bideford Quay — 20.0 miles
- Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station
— 25.0 miles
25.0 miles Gunnislake Rail Station — 25.8 miles
25.8 miles Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 26.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing
— 20.1 miles
20.1 miles Appledore Ferry Landing — 22.2 miles
22.2 miles Instow Ferry Landing — 22.3 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport
— 33.0 miles
Around Bude, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. This pleasant resort has half a dozen different beaches to explore, with sandy spots, secluded coves, rockpools and the saltwater Bude Sea Pool to try out. Just out of town, you can escape the hustle and bustle at Widemouth Bay (five minutes' drive), or for a peaceful few hours of sport you could make a day of it at Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club (five minutes), where visitors are welcome.
The South West Coast Path (five minutes' walk from base) has ample hiking opportunities for serious walkers (and less serious ones who fancy a shorter jaunt to some of north Cornwall's less accessible beaches). Good public transport services run along much of the route, making it possible to loop back to base in Bude by bus rather than walking the long way home.
For families, this part of Cornwall has Tintagel Castle (35 minutes) with its connections to King Arthur; the village of Tintagel also has caves and a toy museum to keep the kids occupied. Alternatively, take them for a go on the rides, slides and flumes at Camel Creek Family Theme Park (50 minutes).
- Tintagel Castle (14.3 miles)
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (19.6 miles)
- Rock Beach (25.3 miles)
- Tintagel Old Post Office (14.4 miles)
- Lawrence House (15.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Efford Down Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Efford Down Campsite 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. Cancellations due to COVID-19 for bookings made before 1 March 2022, can transfer deposits to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Efford Down Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Efford Down Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Efford Down Campsite? Around Bude, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. This pleasant resort has half a dozen different beaches to explore, with sandy spots, secluded coves, rockpools and the saltwater Bude … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Efford Down Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Efford Down Campsite? From £24 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability