Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

Luxury Cornish glampsite with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping – all close to Bude's beaches and surf spots

Set within easy reach of Bude's pumping surf scene, this singular south west retreat can arguably lay claim to some of Cornwall's most eye-catching glamping accommodation. While operating a separate field for 50 or so grass tent pitches (with optional electric hook-up), it's the luxury camping that steals the show here.

For starters, there's the eponymous oval pods. Ingeniously designed, these green-roofed wooden cabins come kitted out with king-sized beds, heated showers and solar-powered lighting, not to mention all the essentials from cooking gear and a cool-box to lean futons for extra pod-mates.

Although they aren’t exactly surfside, these luxury abodes come close enough, with the beach and town just a 20 minute walk away. And lets face it, after a battle with the Atlantic swell, these trendy little eco-pods offer superior comfort and protection from the elements than a sand-blasted tent on the beach.

Next up, the Atlantic Treehouse is a staggering feat of arboreal architecture. The spacious timber-framed house features bi-fold glazed doors, a perfectly proportioned balcony, and a clear translucent roof on its north side, with the central trunk forking right up through the structure and providing shade on the south section. Despite its eco-credentials, couples in the canopy are not short of mod-cons with a double bed, state-of-the-art heating, LED lighting, kettle, combi-microwave, and electric cool box, plus a firepit, barbecue and private bathroom with a 'secret al fresco shower' on the ground level. And, from six metres up, the views across the rolling green countryside to Widemouth Bay are stunning.

Although luxurious, there's a charming quirkiness to Atlantic Surf Pods. The spin-off business of an ex seashell-trader, there’s plenty of shell-themed décor and a shell shop and workshop onsite, which can be a brilliant distraction when the surf’s flat, the kids are bored or, on that rare occasion that Cornwall is hit by rain.

Gone are the days when 'roughing it' was non-negotiable if you wanted to dip a toe in the surfing lifestyle Cornwall is so famous for (although if you still yearn for a spot of traditional tent camping, the field next door offers some of the best in the region). In fact, flopped on a giant beanbag, the gas barbecue alight and a cold beer in hand, initiation to ‘surf-camping’ can be positively luxurious.

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The Owner Says

Atlantic Camping is situated back from the Atlantic Highway on the Cornish Coast a few minutes drive from the main surfing beaches of Crooklets, Summerleaze and Widemouth Bay.

The campsite is a clean tranquil setting for you to enjoy your holiday. We are within easy reach of the rest of Cornwall so, you can park the car for the whole week and just relax or for the more adventurous, we are ideally located for exploring the myths and legends across Cornwall.

Atlantic Camping is a small, family-run farm campsite. Many of our guests return time after time and it is camping as you may remember it as a child.

If you are looking for a peaceful friendly campsite, where children can play safely just a mile from the beach, then you will love it here. If you need extensive facilities, then perhaps we are not for you. We would like everyone who stays with us to have a lovely time and never sell ourselves as something that we are not.

Atlantic Surf Pods, each pod is a livable, spacious capsule, insulated to the highest degree, featuring under floor heating in the off season months to take the chill off colder nights, meaning they are comfortable all year round.

They sit nestled amongst the lush and undulating landscaped lawns, each with its individual decked area, with gas barbecue-oven and outdoor furniture, a private external wet room, featuring a heated shower, flushing toilet and hand basin. Perfect as an escape from daily life!

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Lovely relaxing camping holiday

This site is a really lovely relaxed site, we travelled as a couple however it is great for families too. There is everything you need, there’s four showers and four toilets, an outside washing up area which I loved, there’s a honesty farm shop where you can purchase essentials and freeze your freezer blocks for £2 per bag. I didn’t see any powers points for charging your phone and hairdryer ect if you haven’t got electric hook up but we didn’t require that. The owners were very helpful and friendly, the campsite is very well maintained, the grass is perfectly mown and everywhere is clean and tide. I’m already looking at going back to stay in the surf pods as they look amazing.
Aug 28, 2018 by Danni

Great camping and facilities

We camped for the weekend with 8 adults and 1 child and it was great, facilities were clean and well looked after and they had a great shop/shell art studio. We would definitely stay here again they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, especially as we booked an electric pitch and forgot our hook up so they lent us one! Was only a 5 minute drive from the beach as well!
Aug 20, 2018 by Charlotte

Beautiful setting for families

We stayed for a week in the Surf Pods and had a marvellous time. The pods are spacious and well equipped, our girls (5 and 8) loved the beanbag beds! There was plenty of open space and all the kids played together on the central field. We had 2 campfires (with marshmallow toasting) in the purpose built area which was really sociable. Wet room shower was better than expected, they are like swimming pool showers, you just need to manage logistics re towels and clothing, we just left a bag outside which worked fine. There are lots of cats about which are mostly wild so look but dont touch, also a beautiful sheepdog. We were lucky enough to see kittens born which the girls loved. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. If you are seasoned campers you will love the place. We recommend the beach at Crackington Haven but check the tidal times. The BBQ at Cabin Cafe is amazing! Also would recommend Hidden Valley in Launceston, great day out for families who like treasure hunts. Thanks for a fabulous week Atlantic Farm!
Aug 5, 2018 by Ramplins

Great Value for Money,

Very Nicely maintained great size pitches, clean showers and washrooms, definitely worth recommending, we have enjoyed our family weekend
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