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Widemouth Bay Caravan Park

7.7

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General

  • Family park set over 50 acres on a hilltop overlooking Widemouth Bay
  • A short drive from the surf schools and beach at Bude
  • Free heated pool, free wifi, clubhouse, kids' club and bar

Free! The price of zilch is what you’ll pay to keep the kids happy at Widemouth Bay Caravan Park a few miles from Bude, which is bound to result in wide-mouthed grins for all concerned.

This large and lively family park has kids’ clubs run by the cunning Foxy, free evening entertainment by the Stripey Coats, crazy golf to go loopy at and an indoor heated pool, which are also…free. As is the wifi in the clubhouse. Huzzah.

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park’s location is also pretty smilesome: on a hilltop overlooking the Cornish countryside and the fab Widemouth Bay with its three miles of sand. There are over 50 acres to lose yourself in around the park and pretend you never have to go home, with the takeaway, well-stocked shop and tasty meals at the bar keeping you sorted for nosh and a launderette looking after the essentials.

Looking for yet more things to do on site? Challenge the kids on the amusements or show them how to hustle on the pool table – letting them beat you should result in even more wide smiles…

This site is a member of John Fowler Holidays group.

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7.7

Overall rating based on 104 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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Easy to find, close to the beach, pitch Was a ... 29/09/2018

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

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

    Easy to find, close to the beach, pitch Was a good size.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet/ shower unit were acceptable but could do with updating.

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Lovely clean shower friendly staff in club house 23/09/2018

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

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

    Loved it didn't realize it was a John Flowers camp as bad experience at saint Ives before so nearly didn't stay but after one night we changed our minds staff entertainment staff were so good we stay 11days and loved every minute

    Disliked: 

    No one a touring park when when arrived to show us were to go

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All staff are friendly and helpful shower block is clean ... 19/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    All staff are friendly and helpful shower block is clean and tidy entertainment was good as well

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Lovely location, brilliant facilities 16/09/2018

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

  • Electric grass tent pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location, brilliant facilities

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Three week ends in six weeks, I must like the ... 11/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mike M. Confirmed

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

    Three week ends in six weeks, I must like the place. Good facility s, a good place to venture around the Cornish coastline. And surfing spots.

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Brillant camp site, love the location, good view, would go back 01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hannah S. Confirmed

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

    Location, Camp Warden very helpful and responsive, facilities kept clean, good club house with friendly staff and reasonably priced, pleasant food.

    Disliked: 

    Lack of staff was obvious when in the club house, they were very hardworking and trying to their job but were very stretched the 3 times we visited.

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won't be returning 31/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stewart M. Confirmed

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

    showers and wash up always hot water

    Disliked: 

    toilets often dirty - no toilet paper - blocked
    camp site seemed tired and a bit run down
    staff sitting smoking outside toilet block in spite of the toilets needing attention
    couldn't empty grey waste as the drains have built up wall around and our van is a straight drop

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Excellent site with friendly staff. 31/08/2018

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

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

    The position of the campsite. Close to bude beach.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with having another shower and toilet block maybe.

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good site spoiled by poor campers. 29/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Confirmed

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

    friendly staff, setting, location, facilities.

    Disliked: 

    the facilities where spoiled by other campers who left the communal facilities in an untidy state by not taking responsibility for their waste and offspring.

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Say away, go somewhere else, anywhere but here. 28/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matthew B. Confirmed

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

    Leaving.

    Disliked: 

    Camping was on a hill, toilet blocks were unclean, food in the restaurant was BAD, entertainment Ify at best and got the feeling the staff were made the best of a bad situation. Never ever again.

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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

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Poundstock, Bude, Cornwall, England, EX23 0DF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.7773°N 4.5526°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bude: Strand Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 12.9 miles
Wadebridge: The Link Rd Coach Stop — 21.9 miles
Train stations
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 23.1 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 23.1 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 23.2 miles
Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing — 22.6 miles
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 23.0 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 30.3 miles

Directions


Leave the M5 at Junction 27 taking the A361 to Barnstaple and then the A39 to Bideford and Bude. Bypass Bude, stay on the A39 and take the second Widemouth Bay turning on the right. Turn left at the Widemouth Manor and our entrance is on the 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

Widemouth Bay is where you’ll find the surf: if you’re new to launching yourself happily into the waves there are surf and bodyboarding schools dotted all around here and Bude.

Or within 50 minutes’ drive you’ll reach Newquay, Cornwall’s surfing capital, where natch there are surf schools too and where you can also learn the ropes in sailing and other watery pursuits. If you’re there in August, make some time to spectate at the international surfing championships at Fistral Beach – you’ll be up to scratch to compete next year…

There’s a three-mile stretch of sand at Widemouth Bay for those who prefer to stay on towels rather than boards, with hundreds of rockpools strewn around the bay for spotting local critters.

The well-known resort of Bude is less than ten minutes by car from the caravan park and has a couple of excellent beaches: Summerleaze, to have a dip in the sea pool at the bottom of the cliffs and to bag a beach hut for hire so you can pretend for one fleeting afternoon that it’s your very own, and Crooklets, which you can reach by a short stroll from Summerleaze Down. Both beaches, and the sea pool at Summerleaze, are lifeguarded.

The staff at Widemouth Bay Caravan Park recommends a car to see the best of Cornwall, but you won’t have very far to drive to reach most of the main hotspots: the Eden Project is about 50 minutes away, and Tintagel, legendary home of King Arthur and Merlin, is just along the coast.

Slightly further south, follow the A39 inland to Wadebridge and St Columb Major, with quick (or lengthy) detours for fish and chips at Padstow, looking out for Doc Martin at Port Isaac or going beast spotting on Bodmin Moor. The 17 miles of the walking, horse riding and cycling way the Camel Trail run from Padstow along to Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Or just get into the car and see where your whim takes you: anywhere in Cornwall you’ll not be far away from historic houses, green and flowery gardens, cream teas in tiny villages, market towns to browse around and hordes of things to do for the kids.

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (11.8 miles)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (21.4 miles)
  • Rock Beach (22.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Tintagel Old Post Office (11.8 miles)
  • Lawrence House (12.7 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:  12 p.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day 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. Widemouth Bay Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 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.

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 are not allowed in the accommodation units.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Sorry, the parks do not accept all-male or all-female parties under 25 years of age (this does not apply to couples).

The cancellation plan is non-refundable.

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