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Tamar Lakes Campsite


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There’s nothing to mar your enjoyment of the panoramic vista at this site near the pleasant seaside resort of Bude.

The pitches face out on the larger of the two lakes on site, Upper Tamar, which has a sandy beach, a good children’s playground, and a café offering light meals, cream teas and some rather moreish Cornish ice cream.

There’s also a gift shop selling crafts and souvenirs. The campsite has communal style showers, washing-up area, chemical disposal point and recycling facilities.

Guests at Tamar Lakes Campsite can make the most of the views using foot, cycle, wind or paddle power. There are miles of paths and cycle tracks hugging the shoreline of both lakes, including some suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

The trails continue into the woods and countryside beyond for those who are feeling energetic, or there are easier walks and good picnic spots to be found around Lower Tamar, which is a haven for wild birds (both lakes have a hide).

Pedalos, Canadian canoes and dinghies are available for hire at a small charge, as well as windsurfers and surf skis - although you can also bring your own boats and equipment too all for a small additional fee. In holiday season and most weekends from April to September, the watersports centre offers a range of taster sessions, lessons and activity programmes for adults and children.

Anglers will no doubt have some fishy tales to tell after a day out netting some of the bream, roach, rudd and huge carp stashed in the two lakes for a small daily rate.

Please note that guests should bring their own leads for electric hook-up on pitches.

Open from 28 Mar to 25 Oct

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Terms and conditions

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

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This site is not manned 24 hours a day. Once you have placed your booking, a member of staff will email you the relevant permits and access codes to the site.

Boat masts must not be erected within the campsite, due to overhead electric cables.

No open fires; no wood to be collected or burnt.

Disposable barbecues are permitted but must not be placed directly on the grass or picnic tables and must not be disposed of in the skips until properly out - this can take up to 48 hours!

Dogs must remain on leads and tethered at all times - they are not allowed in the lake.

Noise levels to be kept down after 10pm and we ask for complete quiet after 11pm in order not to disturb other campers.

Driving on site shall be at walking pace.

Any cars returning after 11pm should be parked in the main car park and campers should enter the site on foot.

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The immediate area outside your caravan/tent/campervan is to be kept tidy and free from obstacles at all times.

All rubbish is to be placed in the bins provided and pitches to be left litter free once vacated.

No one shall swim or bathe in the lake.

Please note we reserve the right to ask anyone who breaks the above conditions to leave the site with no refund of monies.

Activities are available when the watersports centre is open only. The centre is open every weekend Friday to Sunday from 1 April to 27 September (with the exception of 8-9 May, 3-4 July and 11-12 September when it is closed), it is also open every day from 5 July to 6 September.

Activities on site are subject to an extra charge as follows:

Fishing: £7 per adult per day (£6 per day concession rate per day for over 65s or people in receipt of DLA), £5 per child per day.

Equipment can be hired on site at the following rates:
Pedalos - £9 per craft per 30 minutes
Canadian canoes - £20 per craft per hour (discounted hourly rate for longer hire)
Dinghies/Windsurf - £16 per craft per hour (discounted hourly rate for longer hire)
Surf skis - £11 per hour (discounted hourly rate for longer hire)

There is a launch fee for bringing your own watersports/sailing equipment on site which can be purchased at the following rates:
Dinghy - £11.50 per day per craft
Windsurf - £9 per day per craft
Canoe/kayak/surf ski/paddle board - £7 per day per craft
£30 per week per craft (for all craft types)

Watersports taster sessions/lessons start at £36 per person for a 2-hour sailing, windsufing or kayaking session based on 3 or more participants and go up to £99 for a 2-hour session of the above activities on a one-to-one basis taster session. These can be booked in advance using the contact details in your booking confirmation.