Widemouth Bay Caravan Park

From £16 For 1 night, 6 adults 7.7 555 reviews
View of the sea (added by emiliap 26 Nov 2020)
Beautiful (added by visitor 06 jun 2022)
Bring your tents and tourers (added by manager 31 jul 2015)
Sea views (added by manager 06 jul 2017)

  • Coastal park set in over 50 acres of grounds
  • 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…

Site type

Tent sites 120
Travel trailer sites 80
RV sites 80
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Rent a tent 4
Trailers for rent 135
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • The restaurant is open between 01/03 and 01/11.
  • The grocery shop is open between 01/03 and 01/11.
  • The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/03 and 01/11.
  • Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • Sorry, the parks do not accept all-male or all-female parties under 25 years of age (this does not apply to couples). The park is in a hilly location; some of the pitches might be slightly sloping.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, Mar 1 to

This site is a member of John Fowler Holidays group.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Clean and tidy park well maintained (grounds and toilet blocks, etc). …

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Dave L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Clean and tidy park well maintained (grounds and toilet blocks, etc). Lovely food and polite staff.

Disliked: Couldn't think of any.

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Very hilly site with great views

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Jessica J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: I traveled on my own with two kids 9 & 2 years old. The location was beautiful although we traveled in April so it was really windy and had rain too. You could see the sea from our pitch. The evening entertainment was really good.

Disliked: Unfortunately due to the weather the pitches was muddy. But obviously not the sites fault. It’s a really hilly site so as much as it was lovely when you have two kids and wanting to use the laundrette it was a hike up hills to get to and from the laundrette and to the club house. There probably was things to do near by but you would have to use a car as it wasn’t walkable with two kids and one in a push chair.

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The facilities were clean but the pitch was expensive and was very wet

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 2
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Karina G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: The site was clean and tidy the showers were nice and clean. The on site shop was well stocked. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: We were told upon arrival that we to book 24 hours in advance to use the pool we were only staying one night. The food in the restaurant was very basic. The touring site was water logged and difficult to get the camper van in and out where the grass was the pitches were hardcore but it was so wet couldn’t use the ground sheet.

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Overall good little site with clean facilities

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Charles L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Nice site with a great view. No wifi apart from club house but looks like boosters fitted so maybe in the future. Very boggy but not there fault possibly could do with fresh gravel for hard standing pitches to help with this issue. Cold water only in new shower block on first day but sorted on second. The older shower block had lovely warm showers. Very clean toilets. Food in club house basic but fine as a takeaway. Didn’t use the club house or pool but all looked clean and staff friendly. Shop stocked usuals and reasonable priced. Nice little outside shower for dogs which was very handy after coastal path walk. Again not there fault but visiting cars speeding around but by looks of it new road in parts laid so maybe awaiting more speed bumps.

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An attractive, not over crowded, site - close to the sea front.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: An attractive, not over crowded, site - close to the sea front. We had a very good time at Widemouth Bay; despite the rainy weather. There was plenty to do with great activities for our young grandchildren (3 and 6 years), especially in the early evening. All staff were 'on-message' and most helpful. Special mention to Ben, the Touring Warden, who help us out getting on-pitch and with lots of information. All facilities were very clean indeed and water points are well placed, close to pitches. The club house venue was clean and modern, with reasonably priced food and large portions. When the WiFi goes live at the pitches, in addition to the club house, that will be a significant help. We will be returning.

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Wouldn’t stay for more than a night

Overall 4/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Jake B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Children’s entertainment in the evening was good, engaging and got two tired kids involved. Toilets clean and well lit.

Disliked: Camping and touring pitches right at top of site. Significant distance away from main entertainment, site felt geared up to sell static caravans (holiday homes) so these were given priority location. The standing itself was underwater, the main hard standing had very little gravel on so mud was everywhere and the second you stepped off it to access the back of the vehicle your foot was underwater. Similar story for connecting electric hook up. With recent weather I expect it to be wet underfoot but it was ridiculous. Definitely some work required to improve drainage. Arcades were very limited and felt like an after thought, ticket machine didn’t count tickets properly and although we visited 10 mins after opening, it clearly hadn’t been cleaned for some time. When visiting the main entertainment centre for food in the evening “drifters” the food seemed to be run by a separate company, very limited menu and made to queue for significant period of time at alternative location whilst staff walked by. No signage to indicate this and quite frustrating. Main bar was reasonably priced. Overall facilities didn’t feel very up to date or clean in main area. Site feels like it could do with some investment to bring it up to a proper standard.

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Would not go back

Overall 2/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Location - was very close to Bude Food- was good and they do take away

Disliked: -It was an absolute mud pit. This was not just from rain but from very poor drainage. -The ground was hard, so hard it was impossible to put the pegs into for the awning. -you can’t use the swimming pool unless you book - you must book in advance in person at the pool. so when your there for just 2 days like us it’s not possible. Had 2 very disappointed children

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Good clean facilities

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Swimming pool, children’s disco, good numbers of toilets and showers. Clean in shower toilet block.

Disliked: No drainage do pitches were boggy, no hot water in washing room For dishes, need more hooks on back of shower doors.

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Clean facilities and friends staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Lindsey B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Showers always clean Staff very helpful especially Ben 🙂

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Great site and clean facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Jodie A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent campsite (large)

Liked: Lovely plot, great sea views. Really clean site and facilities.

Disliked: Food at chefs corner was very basic and not great.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal sites

Location

Widemouth Bay Caravan Park

Poundstock

Bude

Cornwall

England

EX23 0DF

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.77732°N
-4.55259°W

Nearest transport

Coach
5.8 km The Strand
35.2 km Lidl Superstore
35.3 km Lidl Superstore
Rail
37.2 km Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station)
37.2 km Liskeard Rail Station
37.4 km Gunnislake Rail Station
Ferry
36.4 km Bideford Ferry Landing
37 km Rock Padstow Ferry Landing
37.7 km Padstow Ferry Landing

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, and Newquay is within 50 minutes' drive. Bude less than 10 minutes by car 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.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Widemouth Sand 1.8 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summerleaze 6 km Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crooklets 6.5 km Sea N/A Excellent Good Good
Crackington Haven 6.9 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Northcott Mouth 7.9 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent N/A

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Tintagel Castle 19 km

RHS Garden Rosemoor 34.5 km

Rock Beach 36.6 km

Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park 41.6 km

Eden Project 47.7 km

National Trust

Tintagel Old Post Office 19 km

Lawrence House 20.5 km

Lydford Gorge 34.7 km

Cotehele 39 km

Cotehele Mill 39 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Poundstock, Dizzard and Millook 1.2 km

Pondstock to Dizzard - Woods and Country 1.2 km

Poundstock - Millook Coast and Country 1.2 km

Widemouth Bay - Coast and Country 2.7 km

Dizzard Coast and Countryside 2.8 km

Local events

  • GoldCoast Oceanfest (Friday, June 21, 2024 – Friday, June 21, 2024)

    Croyde, England 45.5 km

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.

Want to know more about camping in Cornwall?

  • Does Widemouth Bay Caravan Park have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Widemouth Bay Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Widemouth Bay Caravan Park? 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, and Newquay … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Widemouth Bay Caravan Park?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  6:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Widemouth Bay Caravan Park? From $27.37 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.