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- Wild camping pitches with sea views over Widemouth Bay beach
- A five-minute drive from Bude; half an hour from Tintagel
- Pub, shop, restaurant and surf hire all a couple of minutes' walk away
Ever dreamed of waking up to a sea view? Or perhaps stoking the flames of a campfire as the sun sets over the waves? Sign up for a bit of both with a stay at Sandparks Campsite, a friendly, informal pop-up site with wild camping pitches overlooking Widemouth Bay beach in north Cornwall.
Those in the know will no doubt recognise this name as being one of Cornwall’s top surfing beaches – and as well as viewing it from your pitch you can also get down there to hit the waves whenever you fancy from here. And it’s not just the beach that’s handy from here: a pub (with top-notch Cornish ales), a restaurant (with fresh seafood) and a shop (with local meat and fish for your barbecue) are all a mere 50 metres away from the site. There’s also surfing kit hire available for those who don’t have their own board.
If you fancy exploring a little further afield, it’s worth noting that this is a fine spot for getting out to walk on the South West Coast Path or to spend some time roaming around north Cornwall. Bude is about a 40-minute walk or five-minute drive away and you can get to the likes of Boscastle, Tintagel and Bodmin Moor within half an hour’s drive.
Life on site is pretty simple, but guests will have access to a waste disposal point, a washing-up area and well-maintained toilet/shower facilities. Barbecues and campfires are both permitted at this laidback spot, as are visiting dogs.
Open from 08/07/2023 to 30/09/2023
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Great location and just what we were looking for. East …
From the manager...
Thankyou for taking the time to review us as your feedback is important to us. The toilet block is at the end of its life and will be removed and replaced with new facilities for the 2024 season now we have permission to open a longer season rather than the Popup Campsite we are now. Crane flies are very bad this year due to the wet summer but are pretty harmless creatures. Hope to see you again next year to see the improvements x
From the manager...
Thankyou for your 10/10 review and we are so happy you liked your stay with us so much. Hope to see you again next year when Sandparks will be even better now we have permission for a longer season. x
Great value for singles
From the manager...
Thankyou very much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the location, wifi and breakfast van. Totally understand about the toilet block and now we have permission for a longer season we will be adding new facilities ready for opening next season x
From the manager...
We are a 'dog friendly' site. However, dogs are expected to be on long leads. That said, my elderly dog sits at my feet all day and there is no way I will tie her up for 4+ months, while I manage the site
If you found the site noisy after 22.00 hrs I wish you had informed one of the staff at the time.
From the manager...
Thankyou so much for your review and comments on our location and being so close to the beach. Sorry you felt your reception was abrupt and will pass your feedback onto the manager. Yes the outside showers are an unusual feature. I would describe them as agricultural, but we find them perfect for sand covered guests and try and encourage them to use them. As you say plenty of hot water which is the main thing. We have recently got permission to open over a longer season so we can invest in new indoor facilities for next year, so please come back and visit us again and have a look at the improvements.
Fantastic location, with great views.
Very clean facilities, very friendly staff, quiet in day and …
Hand sanitising stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
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
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
— 2.3 miles
2.3 miles Bideford Quay — 21.7 miles
21.7 miles Bideford Quay — 21.7 miles
- Train stations
Gunnislake Rail Station
— 24.3 miles
24.3 miles Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 24.4 miles
24.4 miles Liskeard Rail Station — 24.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Bideford Ferry Landing
— 21.7 miles
21.7 miles Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 23.8 miles
23.8 miles Appledore Ferry Landing — 23.9 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport
— 31.2 miles
Widemouth isn’t the only bit of coastal Cornwall that’s easy to visit from here. Sandparks is also in a handy spot for outings to Bude (five minutes’ drive), where another top surf beach beckons, along with surf lessons and a sea pool for more gentle swims.
Elsewhere along the coast, you could stop by in Boscastle (20 minutes) for a stroll around a traditional fishing village, or explore Arthurian legends at Tintagel Castle (half an hour) – perhaps also stopping by at the mystical St Nectan’s Glen (25 minutes) to see if you can spot pixies as you walk to the waterfall.
Turning inland for a while, there are some great walks to be done on Bodmin Moor (25 minutes), or you could delve into the area’s history at Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum (15 minutes). Other options for entertaining the kids might be the animals at New Mills Farm Park, the puzzle-themed attractions at Hidden Valley or the characterful residents of The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden – all are about a half-hour drive away.
- Tintagel Castle (12.6 miles)
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (20.8 miles)
- Rock Beach (23.6 miles)
- Tintagel Old Post Office (12.6 miles)
- Lawrence House (13.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
Sandparks Campsite cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable direct to Sandparks Campsite on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Sandparks Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Sandparks Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Sandparks Campsite? Widemouth isn’t the only bit of coastal Cornwall that’s easy to visit from here. Sandparks is also in a handy spot for outings to Bude (five minutes’ drive), where another top surf … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Sandparks Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.