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Atlantic Camping
Atlantic Farm (west Grove Farm)
Atlantic Highway
Bude
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 20 Reviews
              7/10 from 20 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: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MrandMrsP 3 reviews from this member

Just back from a two night stay.

Having read the reviews we were prepared for a basic site but even so!

Arrived and tried to find camping field - the grass was so long at the entrance that the sign was hidden. On arrival at camping field all pitches are steep and grass very long. Wasn't ideal - particularly this morning in the rain. One short trip to the toilet block and shoes ended up soaked through.

Showers basic - didn't mind 'tin roof and cobbled together from stuff from the farm' feel, but wasn't impressed with no drainage and standing in half a foot of water from my shower whilst trying to shower and dry self and a rowdy 3 year old while water floods out to the ante-shower area that is supposed to be dry!

Washing up facilities adequate, used the undercover one and there was plenty of hot water.

First night there was us, 3 other tents and 2 resident caravans (apparently staff). Second night about 4 touring caravans arrived. Despite this, facilities were never cleaned once. Don't think they've been cleaned all year. There is a new toilet block half way up the field (new for this year) we had to ask for the water to be switched on so the toilet would flush but they wouldn't turn on the water to the showers. Despite being new, this wasn't clean either. Several months of dead insect life in the hand basin.

Kids play area was decent enough and seeing the chickens, donkey and sheep took up an interesting 10 mins, but even my animal keen 3 year old didn't want to bother with a second viewing.

Got the distinct feeling that the guests in the surf pods and cottages had a very different experience.

Location was ideal for visiting Bude which is approx 5 minute drive, but downside is A39 runs along the top of the camping fields so traffic noise all night. Lidl and Morrisions about 3 minute drive.

All in all, won't be rushing back!

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Japagow 1 review from this member

Stayed last year in September. Ground was damp and there is a sloping gradient so I slid a bit.

I had a good rest. I was alone no one else was there. Facilities were good but basic. Line of toilet sheds. Washing sink showers. Clean. Everything worked ok.

The site is close to a coastal road so I could hear some traffic but only occasionally and it wasn't heavy.

Bude by bike is 10 minutes away. Down a hill which is not challenging but gears are useful. Bude has a Morrisons.

As the website says it's a proper camp site. Grass sun the wind sun mud if it's wet.

It's not a holiday park. Urgh and I hope to go back again.

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.

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