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Atlantic Camping
Atlantic Farm (west Grove Farm)
Atlantic Highway
Cornwall (East)   (Browse area)
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Tel: 01288 355288

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Pitches: 26 with hook-up, 30+ without hook-up
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 18 Reviews
              7/10 from 18 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage  Glamping 

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This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and usually tents, space permitting. You must be a Club member to use this site.

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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: G0fus 3 reviews from this member

Having read some of the sites negative reviews here, it was with trepidation that we booked for a three day break on this site to visit Bude. Both of us have worked at camp sites in the UK and abroad as wardens and are used to the expectations and comments of clients, ranging from the sensible and practical to the unrealistic, and in a lot of cases, extremely unfair.

Expecting the worst, we found it easily, were impressed with the beautifully planted entrance drive to the site and nice welcome from the owner. Okay, for those of us who like to be pampered, you won't find that here. You won't have lots of pamphlets throughst into your hand and a 30 minute briefing of where everything is! Lets face it, you never remember half of it anyway, and the pamphlets end up not being read. We were left to find our own way to the non electric pitch, and once there found it to be really spacious, on a shallow slope. Lovely views of surrounding countryside, and a practical if very basic toilet and shower block. Tip for those who have reported negatively on having cold showers - they get cold because of safety electric cut outs when the pressure of water reduces, particularly in mornings where the main toilets and showers down hill are being used, leaving little to find its way uphill to the block serving the higher pitches. Not difficult to work out, if they don't heat up, go to the bottom block - simple. We weren't bothered by anyone, staff or otherwise - okay, as wardens ourselves we enjoy chatting to clients, giving them local information when requested, having a laugh, being seen around the site etc, BUT this site is extremely well priced, without bells and whistles, and offers basic, efficient amenities, provided you are not expecting hotel service, and can use your own eyes to locate facilities! Good atmosphere, met some lovely people there, and will definitely visit again, because we love Bude!

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Julesmason 1 review from this member

As a family of 3, 2 adults & 1 child, we have just come back from our second 2 week stay at West Grove Farm campsite. We have absolutely no complaints whatsoever about this site, it is a fabulous place to stay & you are left alone to get on with things but if you need any help with anything at all then there is always somebody about to help. Peter, the owner, is a lovely guy & very accommodating. The showers & toilets are always clean & tidy, each pitch is quite a size & will accommodate any size of tent, there is a small shop on site for any essentials plus there is a shell craft shop where you can make your own small animals out of shells or cover either a photo frame or wooden trinket box with shells that have come from all over the world. It's brilliant. & there is a small cafe as well. Our 10 year old son always makes loads of friends of all ages & we all never like our last day before coming home as we know we will miss the place & the people. I can't understand why people put bad reviews about the place as we can't find anything wrong with this campsite. There is always toilet paper in the loos & I have only ever had one cold shower in the two years we have been coming here plus there is plenty of washing up sinks that all have hot water & it's the cheapest place to stay that we have come across so far ! We can't wait until we are back there again next year. & I can't stress enough what a good campsite it is.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Thomas2000 1 review from this member

Having booked the Camping site with ease through the website I was subsequently contacted by Peter (Site Owner), providing confirmation and useful details regarding arrival and the site. My Sat Nav pinpointed the site perfectly, using the coordinates and not post code as advised. The entrance is well signed off the Atlantic Highway. The road into the main field is wide enough to easily pass others. We were lucky enough to have several friends made on previous visits staying the same time in the school holidays. All pitches are of a very generous size, with no risk of over-crowding during more busy periods. This is our third visit. The site is being constantly improved and already has 20+ new hookups, provides a fresh-water drinking outlets, a fully plumbed toilet block and three heated showers, ample sinks with loads of hot water, and wifi- This is the real rustic camping experience which our family loves, with those little conveniences to make life easier. Peter is a top bloke, just a call away if you need anything - Nothing is too much trouble, visiting the site frequently to replenish stocks and carry out any required maintenance. The site location is ideal, very rural, yet just a 5 minute drive from the town and sea-front (or 20 mins. Walk for the more ambitious. ) Bude has two beaches and another three nearby, we always go to Summerlease for the children. We had a week, and access to the town and the rest of Cornwall is simple and fast from the site. In conclusion, we enjoyed a great stay again from all angles, highly recommended to camper's. Our daughter loved the owners dog Tess and spent hours taking it for walks.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Davemw 18 reviews from this member

This has to be the worst campsite in Cornwall !

We were asked to phone when we were on site, we did just that someone said they would be with us in a few minutes to show us around ! To this day we are still waiting.

We did find our pitch, we had asked for a quit part of the site. We were right next to the road into the camping field ! No one came, so we rang again. This time no answer.

So we pitched our tent anyway.

On needing to fill the water bottle I was greeted by a very large pile of smelly rubbish about 5m away. And on one occasion even the dustbin men refused to take it !

Now on the web site the pictures and wording are, to my way of thinking, very misleading, There is Only one washing up sink ! That has Hot water, the other three are out doors in the open, and do Not have Hot water only cold.

We are a family of four two adults and two mid teen girls. We all had to have a Cold shower, as none of the showers had hot water to them when we used them, we even got back early one day to beet the rush, I had a cold shower that day.

The toilets were by no means good. Badly fitting doors, so you could see who and what anyone was doing through the gaps

You could not wash your hands in hot water afterwards, some only had a cold tap, as well as no hand towels.

We had a email a few days before to say we needed to take our own toilet paper.

One of the Toilets had a 12' square hole in the roof, All of which Had tin roofs the was second hand from the farm buildings I would think and fitted badly.

We left this campsite two days early as we were all Very fed up with it, NOT as web site, and cost us more than the other site we had come from.

Never again at this site.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Frederico 45 reviews from this member

Stayed at this caravan site for one night. Good access from A39. Could not find a reception so I drove onto the pitch area. I spoke to a man working in toilets and he pointed me to a house where I met the owner who was pleasant and said set up anywhere. Large pitches on grass which was a bit long. The toilets, showers and dish washing sinks are in wooden sheds and are clean and adequate. There is a climbing slide for children. The site is handy for touring the area and with Bude close to it, good for shops.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bailey-boo 3 reviews from this member

Was really looking forward to our holiday as this site looked lovely. Booking was easy but payment up front was requested. We definitely prefer to pay deposit and balance on arrival when we have seen the site! On arrival we found the site to be quite slopping and we needed blocks under the legs to level things up considerably. Units on the site were constantly coming and going so lots of traffic moving around. Toilets didn't have good lighting and there was no hot water or hand towels. Showers ran out of hot water very early in the day and were very basic. The feelings and ideas you get from the website is definitely different to what you actually get. There is however a reasonable play area for children and a handy shop on site. We unfortunately had to finish our holiday early. This was discussed with the owner who assured us that they would be able to fill our pitch and to find them before we left. Amazingly no one was around on our departure day, no phone calls were answered or returned and no answer at the reception. We are still waiting for replies to emails and messages. Overall a very expensive disappointing holiday

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